Tuesday, September 29, 2015

JDM Jobs in Media: Recent Graduate Josh Spector

One of the Ashland Journalism and Digital Media Department’s recent graduates is Josh Spector. He has this to say about his experience as a graduate and as someone working in the media business:

I'm working at 95.3 WKLM, with "Radio Announcer" as my official title. 


I record voice tracks, edit commercials and game wrap ups, as well as run games from the studio. Another part of my job is to keep a log of commercials we play and who we have as sponsors for our station. I come in when needed, and I also have a permanent Sunday shift. 

It's a fun job and I love the people I work with. I am so excited to have finally landed something in my field, even if it is small...because there is not a plentiful amount of places willing to hire brand new college grads!

Joshua D. Spector

Audio Production Specialist

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Aaron Lazar's Internship Experience:

Name: Aaron Lazar
Major: Digital Media Production
Company: Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) - Oshkosh, WI

This past summer I was blessed with a wonderful opportunity to intern with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in Oshkosh, WI. The organization was founded in 1953 by Paul Poberezny and supports recreational flying along with general aviation. EAA has over 1,000 chapters across the United States in addition to chapters in a dozen other countries. Each summer the organization hosts AirVenture, a one week fly-in convention / airshow. Over 10,000 airplanes arrive at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, making it (for a week) the busiest airport in the world.

One of my passions is aviation. I earned my private pilot glider license at age 16, before I could drive. This year marked my fifth AirVenture, so I felt right at home.
My duties as a video intern with EAA varied, but focused mainly on postproduction editing and media management. During the show, I got to take the lead on editing a story about a father and son who flew to Oshkosh from the Isle of Man and two friends who flew their small plane all the way from Argentina. I gained some experience using Adobe Premier and got to work with a very creative team.

The internship was truly a great fit for me. I was able to take some of the skills from school and tie them into something I am passionate about. I feel that Video II and I laid a solid foundation and provided me with key skills needed to succeed as an intern. Living in Wisconsin for the summer was great. I was provided housing right on EAA grounds at the airport. I also had free time to explore, do some scuba diving (my other passion), and make some new friends. What a wonderful summer!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Recent Graduate Logan Gay's Job experience:

Logan Gay is very excited to start her broadcasting career here at Lakeland Public Television as our newest reporter. Logan is originally from Indianapolis, Ind. She is very excited for the opportunity to explore the great state of Minnesota. Logan began her career as a news intern for WMFD-TV in Ontario, Ohio. While she was there she was responsible for going out and covering stories and putting them together into packages for the midday news. Logan recently graduated from Ashland University, in May of 2015. While she was a student there, she was a reporter and anchor for the weekly university television station AUTV20. She also produced and hosted her own entertainment show called “ApplAUse”.

In her spare time Logan enjoys traveling, staying active and working out, being involved in the community, reading, going to the movies, and spending time with family and friends. Logan is very excited to join the Lakeland Public Television family. You can reach her at lgay@lptv.org.