Tuesday, July 29, 2014

JDM Grad Earns Reporting Job Thanks to his Converged Skills

JDM May graduate Chris Bils (pictured left) has just landed a reporting job at the St. Joseph News-Press (26,000 circ.) in St. Joseph, Missouri. Chris will be covering the Northwest Missouri State football beat along with one of the three city high schools.

The paper shares a newsroom with the local Fox affiliate FOX 26 KNPN, so they were looking for someone who could not only write for the paper, but contribute content to the TV station as well. Chris says they wanted someone to be able to do live shots from Friday night football games and video sports features throughout the week.

Chris says, "Thank you for creating a program that so directly led to this wonderful opportunity. I'm excited to be able to carry the JDM flag along with Elizabeth, Becca, Ryan and everyone else who bought in and is now seeing the payoff from all of those long nights in the office and editing lab."

Chris was part of a stellar 2014 JDM graduating class which included Ryan Sampson, who is headed to graduate school at Elon University; Becca Ribley, who is reporting for WAOW-TV in Wausau, WI; Elizabeth Bucheit, who is a production assistant at ESPN; Kristin Yenny, who is a Video Production Specialist for Momentum Media; and Melanie Sudar, who is a Video Production Specialist for Spire Advertising.  

Congratulations to all of our amazing graduates and good luck! 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

JDM Seniors Featured on AU Hompage

JDM Seniors Rebecca Ribley and Elizabeth Bucheit are now featured on the AU website. They are being recognized for scoring fantastic post-graduation jobs. Ribley was hired as a reporter at the ABC Affiliate in Wausau, Wisconsin, and Bucheit will start her position as a Production Assistant at ESPN in July. Both credit their JDM education for putting them in a position to obtain their dream jobs. You can read the full story here.

Friday, April 25, 2014

JDM seniors begin new media adventures

JDM students finished the 2014 spring semester television production schedule with a flourish producing and airing the second Ashland Co. Commissioner debate live and the last News Update on AUTV20.

AUTV20 Advisor Tim McCarty was pleased with their strong finish, "To end with an hour-long live program simulcast on radio and TV and also a newscast during the week before finals, says a lot about the quality of these students." McCarty said.

For JDM seniors this time of transition means as one media experience ends, another begins.

Chris Bils is applying for journalism and media positions.
Elizabeth Bucheit was hired by ESPN in Bristol, CN.
Marin Haba is interviewing for journalism and media positions.
Ryan Sampson was accepted into the graduate Interactive Media program at Elon University in North Carolina.
Melanie Sudar was hired by Spire Marketing in Ashland, Ohio.
Rebecca Ribley was hired as a Reporter by the ABC affiliate, WAOW in Wisconsin.
Kristen Yenny is interviewing at Monumentum Media Group.
"I speak for all of us at JDM when I say, we're very proud of this group!" McCarty said.

JDM recognizes student excellence at 2014 banquet

JDM students, staff and faculty gathered at the Convo to recognize excellent achievement for the 2013-2014 year.

Awards were given out by each of the three student media advisors: Tim McCarty, Steve Suess and Matt Tullis.

JDM department chair, Dr. Gretchen Dworznik awarded the department student MVP award.

Please help us congratulate the following students:
Outstanding Senior: Rebecca Ribley
Outstanding Contributor: Ashley Santore
Outstanding Newcomer: Nick Klecker

Outstanding Senior: Ben Black
Outstanding Contributor: Chris Beisel 
Outstanding Newcomer: Derek Wood

Outstanding Senior - Chris Bils
Outstanding Contributor - Halee Heironimus
Outstanding Newcomer - Zack Lemon

And JDM's MVP (Voted on by JDM students): Rebecca Ribley

Friday, April 11, 2014

ON AUTV-20: New episode of CAS Spotlight features AU Creative Writing program

The latest episode of the CAS Spotlight shined the light on Ashland University's acclaimed Creative Writing MFA program. Joining host Rebecca Ribley in the spotlight were Dr. Stephen Haven and Sarah Wells.

You can catch this episode on AUTV-20, or on the JDM YouTube Channel!

ON AUTV-20: News Update

Changing Library hours, an URCA researcher profile and Easter favorites headline this edition of AUTV-20's Eagle News Update.

This edition was produced by JDM senior Marin Haba and directed by senior Ryan Sampson. Check out this Update and all of JDM's other video work on JDM's YouTube Channel!

Monday, April 7, 2014

STAY TUNED: AUTV-20 set to broadcast second Ashland Co. Commissioner Debate LIVE

AUTV-20's production team is prepping the second of two live Ashland County Commissioner Debates from their Center for the Arts Studio on Tuesday, April 22nd at 7pm.

Catch the first debate recorded on April 3rd at 6am, Noon and 6pm on AUTV-20 and on the JDM YouTube Channel.