Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Collegian website redesigned

The Collegian website has a new look.

The Ashland University student newspaper, in working with web host, redesigned The site launched late Wednesday morning.

The Collegian ended its print edition in December 2015. Adviser Matt Tullis — a former editor-in-chief of the newspaper and now an associate professor of journalism at AU — said the new website was a logical extension of the evolution of the paper.

“When we ended the print edition, we knew we had to spend more time on making the website more appealing,” Tullis said. “The new site is much easier to navigate and looks far less cluttered. We think readers will appreciate the redesign.”

Part of the new site’s appeal, Tullis said, is its visual nature.

“Photos are presented in a much more aesthetic way,” he said, “which means the great work of our student photographers will get the showcase it deserves.”

Stories are also much easier to read, with larger text size and a less-jumbled design.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Kate Siefert Awarded 2016 CAB Scholarship

Journalism and Digital Media junior Kate Siefert was recently named one of three student winners of the Cleveland Association of Broadcasters' annual scholarship. The award committee noted that Kate's outstanding academic achievements and her extensive broadcast experience earned her this prestigious award.

JDM Chair Dr. Dave McCoy added that "Kate is very deserving of this award. She was selected over students from many of the larger electronic media programs in Ohio. This feat is a testament to Kate's abilities and the excellent training and mentoring she has received from the faculty and staff of JDM."

Kate will be recognized at the annual CAB Hall of Fame luncheon on Thursday April 14th in Cleveland.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

AU Global makes debut on AUTV 20

AUTV 20's newest series is AU Global. The series is the brainchild of JDM senior Martina Baca. Each week, Martina interviews Ashland University international students on a wide range of subjects, including culture, lifestyle and education. In this telecast, she chats with Phillip Balters. Phillip is an exchange student from Germany. He shares his impressions of AU and reflects upon the unique culture of his homeland.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

AUTV 20 Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer interview

Ashland University's Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer, Trustees Professor of Chemistry, sat down with Journalism and Digital Media junior Connor Dunwoodie on AUTV 20's "The Eagle's Eye" television program. Dr. Weidenhamer, who is the coordinator for this year's College of Arts and Sciences Symposium Against Indifference, addressed the topic of environmental sustainability.

This interview is the first in a series of television programs produced by AUTV 20 that will relate to environmental subjects to raise awareness for this year's Earth Day.

The program was produced and directed by JDM junior Sean Honaker and crewed by students in the JDM 232 course.