Thursday, October 27, 2016

Rachel Gollhardt anchors in Amarillo

2015 JDM graduate Rachel Gollhardt is moving up in the television news profession. After graduation, she accepted a job as a General Assignments reporter for KFDA NewsChannel 10 in Amarillo, Texas. Shortly after starting at KFDA, she was promoted to Morning Reporter on The Early Show. In this role, Rachel is in charge of finding content for her stories that cover the Texas Panhandle, parts of the Oklahoma Panhandle and parts of New Mexico. For the past 7 months she has been anchoring the News at Noon program, which is the number one show in its time period.

Rachel is very happy to have made the decision to leave her hometown in Pennsylvania to pursue a career in another part of the country. She stated that "I have quickly advanced in my career and now I am gaining the experience needed to move to a bigger television market. I thank my professors at Ashland University for my education, as it has certainly helped me become a leader in the newsroom. My advice to students is to follow your dream and apply to places that are out of your comfort zone."

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

JDM students attend Radio Student Scholars conference

It is not every day that a college media student receives a scholarship to attend a national professional conference. In fact, the chances that two students from the same university academic program garner this honor is very rare. However, Journalism and Digital Media majors Callan Pugh and Sean Honaker are the exceptions to this rule. Callan and Sean received two of only two hundred registration scholarships given to collegiate undergraduates and graduate students for the Student Scholars Program at the 2016 Radio Show conference.

The national conference is sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters and the Broadcast Education Association. The conference is geared to young professionals who are working or will work in the radio business. Held in Nashville, the conference featured numerous panels and networking sessions. For Sean and Callan, the experience was enlightening, informative and fruitful. It affirmed their beliefs about a career in the profession and the relevant applied learning they are receiving at Ashland University.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Halee Heironimus excels at the Medina Gazette

Digital Media Journalism May 2016 graduate Halee Heironimus is a talented lady. Halee was the former managing editor of The Collegian, a sideline reporter for the WRDL and AUTV 20 broadcasts of Ashland University football and basketball games and the originating producer/anchor for the AUTV 20 News Break program. She was also a two-time JDM academic scholar. Currently, this award-winning journalist is working as a reporter for the Medina Gazette. In her new job, Halee covers local news in northern Medina County.