Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

In The Collegian: JDM Freshman Jarzenski dazzles

Brains and Talent. It's a beautiful combination for JDM's own Ashliegh Jarzenski. Check out her Student Spotlight in the latest edition of The Collegian.

Go Ashliegh! Go Ashliegh!!

Her video work is here.

Former R/TV Alum living the Egyptian Revolution

Photo Courtesy: UPI NewsPictures
Ahmed Ebraheem, a 2008 R/TV graduate of Ashland University, has been in the midst of the Egyptian revolution and has sent emails to Ashland University faculty and staff members petitioning their help.

See the full story here.

JDM is working to have Ahmed file special reports for The Collegian. We wish our brother journalist well.

An AU Stamp on Succcess: Current Student and Alumni Spotlight!

In the coming weeks, JDM will be featuring our majors’ internship experiences. Learn about their unique internship positions and see how these opportunities, and our department helped these students prepare and land these amazing opportunities!
Also, check back with us and learn about where our alums (R/TV & JDM!) are now! Come and read about the incredible job opportunities our alumni received after graduating from AU!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Latest Secret Menu Challenge: Chicken McNugget-mania

In this week's edition of The Collegian, Journalism adviser Matt Tullis and Web Editor Glenn Battishill go belly up in a Chicken McNugget eating contest.

Challenge #11: Eat 26 McNuggets in 4 minutes.

In case you're wondering, you can do the math on the "nutritional value" of the McNugget here.

A Blog Converged is happy to report no real chickens were harmed in the making of this story!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Top stories out tomorrow in The Collegian online

YSU Student killed AU Transfer
The Youngstown State student killed in the shooting earlier this week transferred there from Ashland University. Read about it tomorrow on

Monday, February 7, 2011

Rebroadcast Times announced for AU TV Games on STO!

Game on! Thursday's AU Men's & Women's hoops games being produced by JDM students on STO will rebroadcast at the following times:

Men's Game:
Feb. 11th: 1am, 7am, 6pm

Women's Game:
Feb. 11th: 4pm
Feb. 12th: 12:30am

Catch the latest AU News & Sports Highlights!

Eagle News Update Headlines:

New building purchased.
Art Exhibit.

Eagle Sports Update Highlights:

Eagles beat Wayne St.
Wrestling News.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

JDM Produces Ashland Hoops for STO!

JDM students have once again partnered with Sports Time Ohio to produce Ashland Men's and Women's basketball shows.

Two games were produced Jan. 27th against Wayne St., and two more are planned Feb. 10th against GVSU!
Photos by Brian Wells, The Collegian
Directed by AU Alum, and Director of Baseball Operations for the Cleveland Indians, Pat Murray (Class of '74, R/TV & Theatre), this year's broadcasts were fronted by Senior Sport Communication major, Matt Brubaker and another R/TV alum, Ken Dworznik.

Nine other JDM students manned the technical positions alongside Brubaker and Dworznik to produce the two broadcasts.

For Freshman Grayson Murray, a broadcast communication major who ran a camera for the show, what all goes in to a sports broadcast is impressive, "I was very surprised with how much work it takes to put together a successful broadcast.  The opportunity showed me how good the AU Broadcast Communication program is and how much knowledge the staff has of television."

For Junior Tim Hawk, the taped-delay format of the STO broadcast experience meant he could watch his work. "It's definitely something that I'm looking forward to doing again!  One of the greatest parts about working an STO basketball game is a few hours after the game you could sit down, watch the game, and say "Hey, that's my shot! I did something that's on TV!"

"This is an extremely valuable and authentic 'application step' in the learning process for our students," said Interim JDM department chair, Tim McCarty, "It's this kind of  'real world' experience that makes Ashland's JDM a unique program at the small college level."

Look for the schedule of  rebroadcast times for the Feb. 10th games right here on A Blog Converged.

Sundance Multi-Award Winning Doc shot on DSLR!

A Blog Converged notes technology is indeed changing the way we consume media, AND the way media is being created. Case in point:

The World Cinema Grand Jury Prize in Documentary, as well as the World Cinema Cinematography Award for Documentary Filmmaking prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival were won by filmmaker Danfung Dennis for his harrowing documentry, To Hell and Back Again.

It's noteworthy because his film, about a Marine's journey to Afghanistan and struggles returning home was shot using a Canon 5D Mark II DSLR! A full sensored camera that shoot 21 megapixel stills, and full 1980x1020 HD 24p "film-look" video. Now that's convergence!!

On The Documentary Blog, you can see Dennis' special camera rig, hear about his workflow (he carried 5 16GB Sandisk Extreme IV CF cards) and other challenges during shooting.

We know one thing, after seeing this incredible work. Filmmaking will never be the same...

For more information on the film check out the website here and to see some of Danfung’s photography, his official site is here.