Sunday, October 4, 2020

JDM Well Represented at 2020 Presidential Debate

 Journalism and Digital Media staff, students and alumni are very busy people. During the September 29th Presidential Debate in Cleveland, JDM Director of Broadcasting and Operations John Skrada and recent graduates Zack Read and Trae Coopwood were integral crew members for the widely viewed telecast.




Wednesday, July 29, 2020

WRDL Fall 2020 Promo



Anticipation is very high for the unveiling of the new WRDL 88.9 FM radio studio. This seven month project, continued even through the COVID-19 period, just finished. A few more tests of the audio board, the refurbished transmitter and all of the other audio equipment are slated to be done by mid-August.

Please view and enjoy this short promo video created by JDM's Director of Broadcasting and Operations John Skrada. It gives everyone a glimpse of this fantastic facility.

New WRDL radio studio ready for Fall 2020

With a vision and a generous gift from the Triple T Foundation and Warren Jones, the new WRDL 88.9 FM radio studio is ready for the return of JDM students this fall. The stellar configuration has more space to conduct both radio interviews, new programs and musical performances. An in-studio stage was crafted to provide a place where Ashland University and community artists can perform in a live or recorded setting.


The dedicated work of JDM Director of Broadcasting and Operations John Skrada and WRDL General Manager Derek Wood, along with the AU Facilities department, paid off as they spent countless hours planning, revising, purchasing, building and testing this ultra-modern broadcast studio. WRDL is a centerpiece to JDM's growing academic and co-curricular program, as it allows students to garner audio production experience in a professional venue.


Wednesday, May 20, 2020

JDM grad Tyler Lance starts Missouri radio job

Former Journalism and Digital Media student Tyler Lance is moving on in his professional sports broadcasting career. After graduation two years ago, he landed a job with the Utah Jazz radio network. Now, he finds the next phase of his media life with a very nice full-time position with an Alpha Media-owned radio station in Farmington, Missouri.

Tyler will be working an on-air shift, delivering sports and news reporting and performing local and regional sports play-by-play.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Versus---A Creative Short Film by Sophi Cudworth



May 2020 graduate and Digital Media Production major Sophi Cudworth directed and edited a series of creative projects this year. Versus is a reflective look at her volleyball career and transition to life beyond the competitive athletic venue. Sophi edited this project as part of the JDM 412 Advanced Post-Production and Editing course this spring. It was also a major component of her Senior Art Show.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

We Survived College | A Short Film by Jake Rayman



May 2020 graduate and Digital Media Production major Jake Rayman directed this short homage to his four years at Ashland University. It is both beautiful and reflective.

Jake will be pursuing a career as a digital media producer and director. This video is but a brief testament to his work.



Tuesday, May 12, 2020

JDM salutes academic awards honorees

Journalism and Digital Media proudly announces its three Academic Awards honorees for the 2019-20 academic year. Senior Kellie Pleshinger is a Digital Media Production major who will be pursuing a graduate degree in Film and Television at Chapman University. She was the Program Director for AUTV 20 this year. Kellie recently completed and successfully defended her Honors Capstone Project by writing an original screenplay for a proposed television pilot. Junior Isabella Pacinelli is a Digital Media Journalism major who is the Features Editor for The Collegian newspaper and a contributing writer for AU-Live. Sophomore Evan Laux is a Digital Media Journalism major who is the Sports Editor of The Collegian and a contributing writer for AU-Live.