Friday, October 18, 2013

AUTV-20 News Update for 10-17-13

A homecoming feature, a look at jaywalking by AU students and the annual Crop Walk are the headlines in the latest edition of the Eagle News Update.

Journalism and Digital Media major Rebecca Ribley produced, Ryan Sampson directed and Rachel Gollhardt and Colleen Rimmel anchored.

Check out this week's update on the JDM YouTube channel, or on AUTV-20!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

JDM professor produces podcast focused on longform journalism

Matt Tullis, assistant professor of journalism and digital media, is once again producing Gangrey: The Podcast from the studios of WRDL 88.9 FM.

The podcast focuses on longform journalism, and consists of Tullis interviewing the top magazine and newspaper reporters in the country about their stories. Podcast episodes have been downloaded and or listened to more than 3,600 times by listeners all over the world since it launched last year.

Tullis just released his 11th episode in the series, a podcast that features Wright Thompson of and ESPN The Magazine. Thompson is widely regarded as one of the top literary sports journalists in the country, and has been included in "Best American Sports Writing" seven times. You can listen to this episode by clicking here.

Recent guests have included Janet Reitman of Rolling Stone, Jason Fagone of Wired and Philadelphia and Luke Dittrich of Esquire. Tullis has also talked with reporters from The New York Times Magazine, D Magazine, Texas Monthly, the Tampa Bay Times and the Atlantic.

Episodes are released every other Thursday. The next podcast episode will be released on Oct. 31.

Friday, October 11, 2013

JDM Students Broadcast Live Ashland City Mayoral Debate

The students and faculty of the Department of Journalism and Digital Media teamed up with the Ashland County Young Republicans to broadcast the Ashland City Mayoral Debate live on AUTV-20. The hour-long debate was also simulcast on WRDL 88.9 FM and streamed live. Students from JDM 234 - Studio Production served as crew for the broadcast, which was directed by AUTV-20 Adviser Tim McCarty. The debate took place in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall in the Center for the Arts on the AU campus. A second live broadcast is scheduled for October 24 at 7pm. That debate will be held in the AUTV-20 studio and will be directed by JDM senior Ryan Sampson. The debate will also be simulcast and live-streamed.

You can watch the October 10th debate on the Journalism and Digital Media Streaming page, or on the JDM YouTube channel.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

JDM Major Named CSS Intern of the Month

Congratulations to JDM senior Katy Higaki (pictured here with fellow majors Radley Stahl and Ryan Sampson) for being named "Intern of the Month" for September by the Ashland University Career Services Center. Katy interned this summer in the media department of the Cleveland Clinic. The CSS had this to say:

"The Career Services Center would like to congratulate senior Katy Higaki as September’s Intern of the Month! Katy is a Digital Media Production major and completed her internship with the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Katy says, “For other students who are looking for a worthwhile internship, I would suggest to utilize your resources and networking to find something that you could potentially see yourself doing for the rest of your life.” Along with many other activities on campus, Katy is involved in the Honors Program, Greek Life, The Collegian, Newman Ministries, and AUGIVS. Congratulations, Katy!"

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

JDM professor has notable sports story in Best American Sportswriting 2013

Matt Tullis, an assistant professor of journalism and digital media and the adviser of The Collegian, had a story selected as a notable sports story in Best American Sports Writing 2013.

"Feet of Clay, Heart of Iron" was published by SBNation Longform in October 2012. It chronicled horseshoe pitcher Brian Simmons as he tried to win his second consecutive World Horseshoe Pitching Championship.

The story had already been selected as one of 102 Spectacular Nonfiction Stories from 2012 by

The book, which comes out today, is edited by Glenn Stout. This year's guest editor was J.R. Moehringer.

This is the second time a story by Tullis has been selected as a notable story in BASW. The last time happened in 2008, when his story "Perfect Pitch," also about horseshoe pitching, was selected. That story was published in the Columbus Dispatch.

You can follow Tullis on Twitter @matttullis. You can also follow his stories at