Wednesday, September 26, 2012

AUTV-20 News Update

JDM produced the fall's first Eagle News Update for AUTV-20. Senior Radley Stahl produced and Rebecca Ribley and Kristen Yenny anchored.

JDM professor convenes journalism panel

Matt Tullis, assistant professor of journalism and digital media, was asked by Creative Nonfiction literary magazine, to convene a virtual panel to discuss journalism as a form of creative writing. Over the summer, Tullis exchanged emails with Chris Jones, a writer at large for Esquire magazine; Thomas Lake, a senior writer for Sports Illustrated; and Ben Montgomery, an enterprise reporter at The Tampa Bay Times, discussing the subject. The piece will be published in a future issue of the nationally-distributed literary magazine.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

JDM TV Advisor nominated for Emmy

JDM Professor Tim McCarty received an Emmy nomination from the Lower Great Lakes Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for his work on a 2010 documentary and musical concert show project shot in HD. The program featured the University of Akron’s Steel Drum Band and aired on PBS 45/49 in February 2011. 

The Hammer on Steel Trailer:

McCarty was nominated in the #60 Crafts: Director - Live or Live to Tape category and traveled to Indianapolis for the Emmy night gala held on the infield of the Indianapolis 500 racetrack in June. He did not win (he lost to an Ashland alum, Pat Murray '74, who directs the Cleveland Indians!) but as the saying goes, “He's proud to have been nominated!”

More JDM publishing news

Dr. David McCoy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Journalism and Digital Media, reviewed the book The Digital Divide for the Journal of Media Education.  The review appeared this spring in volume3, issue 2.  McCoy’s article Getting Started with Student Blogs: Tips for the Digital Immigrant was published in the March 2012 edition of the journal Faculty Focus.  His article Social Media Convergence: How a Blog Assignment Can Serve as a Professional ePortfolio is in submission for the Spring 2013 volume of the AURCO Journal.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

JDM Professor publishes book review

Dr. Gretchen Dworznik, Assistant Professor of Digital Media was asked to review the book, Chronicling Trauma for the journal Journalism. The review appeared this summer in volume 13, issue 6. Dworznik also made three separate presentations at the Broadcast Educators Association conference in April. Her presentations centered on aspects of teaching media in the new educational reality those in higher education media organizations are facing.

AUTV-20 WRDL to produce high school and college football

Fall means football in Ohio and JDM kicked off its sports production season with both high school and college football broadcasts from around Ashland county. Produced by JDM student crews, games will air on a tape delayed rebroadcast schedule on both Armstrong CH20 and SportsTime Ohio and LIVE on WRDL!

AU (on STO!):
8/30,    Indy @ AU
9/29,    Lake Erie @ AU
11/10,  Notre Dame (OH) @ AU

High School Football  on AUTV-20:
8/24,    Black River @ Western Reserve 
8/31,    Dover @ Ashland HS
9/7,      Manchester @ Black River
9/14,    South Central @ Western Reserve
9/21,    W. Holmes @ Ashland HS
9/28,    Mapleton @ New London
10/5,    Western Reserve @ Crestview
10/12,  Western Reserve @ New London
10/19,  Norwayne @ Hillsdale
10/26,  Western Reserve @ Mapleton

Look for games to rebroadcast on AUTV-20 several times a day during the following week after each game date!

Friday, September 7, 2012

JDM named a fully integrated journalism program

A New Jersey journalism instructor has listed Ashland University’s Department of Journalism and Digital Media as one of 47 journalism programs throughout the country that have fully-converged its print and broadcast curriculum. JDM is also the only journalism program in Ohio that received this distinction.

Dr. Mu Lin, an instructor in the Department of Communication at Georgian Court University in New Jersey, recently compiled a list of more than 500 colleges and universities from across the country that have journalism programs.

Lin looked at those programs to see how many of them had converged their print and broadcast curriculums. In other words, do journalism majors have to learn multimedia skills as part of their major?  Lin identified 105 programs as digital/multimedia programs, of which JDM was included.

"Naturally, the JDM faculty was thrilled when we read Dr. Lin's findings," department co-chair Tim McCarty said. "It confirmed what we already knew to be true from our research when we created our converged JDM curriculum in 2010. We need to help meet the challenges our students will face upon entering an ever-converging media world."

Lin then broke the journalism programs into four groups: those that are fully integrated, partly integrated, silos and electives only.

Fully integrated programs like at AU require all students to take dedicated courses in digital/multimedia reporting, production and/or dissemination, along with reporting and production courses for traditional print and broadcast platforms. Partly integrated programs require their students to take a multimedia reporting or production class, but then allow those students to choose a concentration of print or broadcast. Silo programs require their majors to choose a concentration that focuses on only one media platform.

Ashland’s JDM was the only program in Ohio listed in the fully integrated category. Bowling Green State University was listed as partly integrated, while Ohio University was listed in the silo group.

"Ashland's JDM program is indeed a leader in new media education regionally and nationally," McCarty said. "Our program is a model of rigorous academics reinforced by real-world experiential learning opportunities for 21st century journalists."

Click here to read more about Lin's research.