Saturday, May 18, 2019

JDM Senior Focus- Eric Metze

Eric Metze traveled many miles and many years in his journey to complete an undergraduate degree. Eric started at Muskingum College, then he took some time to pursue life and eventually enrolled at Ashland University as a Nursing major. But the medical life was not for him.

During his coursework for JDM 133 Video Aesthetics I, Eric decided to major in Digital Media Production. It was a decision he did not regret, as it allowed Eric to work myriad sporting events as a top-notch camera operator. Eric has crewed for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians, Sports Time Ohio and ESPN.

Upon graduation in May 2019, Eric is now a full-time freelance video camera operator.



Sunday, May 12, 2019

JDM Senior Interview - Luqman Tarouti



Luqman Tarouti traveled across the world to get his education at Ashland University. Luqman, a native of Saudi Arabia, was a Digital Media Journalism major who contributed greatly during his tenure with the Journalism and Digital Media department. He was a prominent writer and reporter for both The Collegian and AU-Live. During the 2018-19 academic year, he was the creative director for AUTV 20 and the driving force behind the station's social media sites.

After graduation, Luqman plans to get a job in multimedia journalism, either in the U.S. or in the Middle East.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

JDM Senior Interview - Nick Molnar



Digital Media Production major Nick Molnar likes working in television and video production. During his time with JDM, Nick served as a technical director, audio operator and editor for AUTV 20. His career interest is in working video field production and post-production.

A Blog Converged congratulates Nick on his JDM work and his career pursuit.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

JDM Senior Interview - Bree Gannon



Bree Gannon wore many hats in her JDM tenure. She was a sports editor and managing editor of the Collegian newspaper, a host of The Early Bird's Word morning show for WRDL radio, and the AUTV 20 sports producer and anchor for the Sports Break and Sports Update shows. Bree also was the sideline reporter and halftime show anchor for the AUTV 20 and Sports Time Ohio broadcasts of AU sports games.

Bree was also selected, by her JDM peers, for the 2018-19 JDM MVP Award.

After graduation, Bree will pursue a career as a broadcast sports reporter and anchor.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

JDM Senior Interview - Rachel Ramsey



JDM senior Rachel Ramsey will graduate in May and then move to West Virginia to begin her broadcast news career. Rachel will be a multimedia journalist for WDTV in Bridgeport.

She has served as an announcer and DJ for WRDL radio and anchored the News Break and News Update programs for AUTV 20. This year, Rachel worked as the news editor for The Collegian newspaper.

A Blog Converged and the JDM department wish Rachel the best with her media career.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

JDM Senior Interview - Kaitlyn Moore



Kaitlyn Moore will graduate in May with a degree in Digital Media Journalism. Kaitlyn was the Feature Editor for the Collegian during her senior year and she has written some award-winning stories for the past few years. She also wrote and read weather forecasts for WRDL radio and crewed for AUTV 20 studio-based productions. Kaitlyn interned last summer with the Ashland Times-Gazette. An honors student, she successfully completed her honors capstone project in April.

After graduation, she will travel to Greece for the study abroad program, then return home and pursue a career as a journalist.

Monday, April 29, 2019

JDM Senior Interview - Sage Haines



Sage Haines will graduate in May 2019 with a double major in Digital Media Production and Commercial Art (with a concentration in Graphic Design). Sage has served as AUTV 20's creative director and program director, as well as the president of the Art Club. She won the Art department's Digital and Photography Award in 2018. Sage has been a mainstay of the AUTV 20/Sports Time Ohio broadcast crew while serving as the lead graphics operator. She also produced and performed on the WRDL 88.9 FM program Sleep Tight.

Upon graduation, Sage will work full-time as a graphic designer for the Ashland-based company Novatex.