Saturday, August 20, 2016

Brandyn Hood starts at WTOV-TV 9

May 2016 Journalism and Digital Media graduate Brandyn Hood is now a Master Control Operator at WTOV-TV 9 in Steubenville, Ohio. Brandyn will work with the NBC affiliate's vast amount of network and local programming, including news and sports coverage.

While at JDM, Brandyn crewed, directed and technical directed various studio and remote programs, such as Ashland University football and basketball games, Eagle News Update, Eagle Sports Update and AUTV 20 News Break.

Aaron Lazar lands coveted Florida job

May 2016 Journalism and Digital Media graduate Aaron Lazar has accepted an offer with SDI/TDI/ERDI in Stuart, Florida. The company is a multi-faceted international dive training agency. Aaron, a trained scuba diver, was a perfect fit for the company's video production position. He will work with the product development team on training and marketing videos.

During his tenure at JDM, Aaron worked on both studio and remote telecasts for AUTV 20. In Spring 2016, he produced and directed the awesome documentary Invasion of Lake Erie.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Tim Winterscheid continues radio career in Germany

In 2013, German exchange student Tim Winterscheid came to Ashland University and enrolled in Journalism and Digital Media courses. Tim recounts his experience and updates us on his current job in the following section.

I came to AU in January 2013 with an interest in pursuing a career in the media. At JDM, it was the first time that I had professional journalism and digital media courses in my collegiate experience. I got involved with WRDL radio and AUTV 20. I was inspired by working at these stations and working with (former faculty member) Steve Suess and Dr. Dave McCoy. Steve and Dave were great mentors and when I returned to Germany, I knew that I wanted to work in this business. I am now working for the most popular radio station in Hamburg, Germany and loving it. However, I could never have achieved it without my wonderful time at AU and JDM.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Sean Honaker reflects on his internship

Journalism and Digital Media senior Sean Honaker recently completed an internship with the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce. He reflects on the value of this experience in the following post.

Over the course of the last semester, I interned with the dedicated staff at the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce. The experience was all of the usual things a student would describe: rewarding, exciting, and helpful to my career. Above all, my internship taught me a great deal about the field of video production and how I fit into that career. I learned numerous lessons about working production in remote settings and post-production. In fact, I learned a new non-linear editing system during this internship. I mastered Adobe Premier Pro which I can now add to my growing skill set.

Ultimately, my time at the Chamber was an awesome experience, as I worked with some amazing people and developed skills that I first learned in the JDM program. I would recommend the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce as a great place to work for a student internship requirement.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

JDM Students Win AU Academic Honors Awards

JDM majors senior Halee Heironimus, junior Kate Siefert and sophomore Tom Nesbitt were feted at the April 24th AU Academic Honors Convocation. Halee, Kate and Tom were selected based upon their stellar academic achievement and their leadership roles in JDM's co-curricular media outlets. Congratulations to these very deserving JDM students!

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Watch the final Spring 2016 AUTV 20 Eagle Sport Update as co-anchors Tom Prizeman and Kate Siefert report on baseball, softball and track efforts to win GLIAC championships.

Monday, April 25, 2016

INTERNSHIP SPOTLIGHT: Allison Glass                                                                                                                 Allison Glass is a Senior Digital Media Production major, who recently interned for the Raw Travel Television Show. She had this to say about her experiences:

I loved interning with Robert Rose and the Raw Travel team. They are an exceptional group of wanderers, whose only goal is to share the beauty of the world with others. It was a remarkable experience to watch their work unfold and I cherished my time with them.

This internship experience provided me with an intimate understanding of the television business. I was able to edit scripts, transcribe scripts, view and comment on footage, understand the advertising and financial side of the television business, and become a part of collective effort to produce episodes of this television show. This experience was different than the knowledge I have gained working for Ashland's television station, AUTV20, but it was exceptionally valuable to gain a different perspective. AUTV20 provided the foundation of knowledge, the studio production aspect, of the television business, but my time with Raw Travel quickly gave me a new set of goals and experiences to work into my life.

My work at Raw Travel was very different than my experiences in the classroom at Ashland University, but they both have enriched my life and my professional capabilities immensely. I am forever indebted to these institutions for providing me these opportunities to grow and seek the world beyond.