Tuesday, September 24, 2019

AUTV 20 SPORTS BREAK debuts new set

Change is often a good thing. For the AUTV 20 program Sports Break, change means a brand new set. Over the summer, JDM contracted with Uniset, a leading designer of television sets, to fashion and build what department chair Dr. Dave McCoy calls "an uber modern" home for the AUTV 20 flagship sports program. Once the set arrived in the television studio, JDM Director of Broadcasting and Operations John Skrada and AUTV 20 Sports Producer Samantha Didion added some uniquely AU touches to increase the sports theme.

Take some time to watch the first 2019-20 Sports Break (anchored by sophomore Lydia Bice) with the new set. Sports Break can be seen locally on Armstrong Cable channel 20 or anywhere by accessing the AUTV 20 YouTube channel.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Creative Executive talks to JDM 331 students

It is not often when a film company moves to a small Midwestern town. In the case of Good Deed Entertainment and Cracked Films that relocation occurred, as GDE recently settled in downtown Ashland. That move has many benefits for Ashland University students. Already, two Journalism and Digital Media students benefited from onsite internships. For the students in JDM 331 Digital Media Management, it was enlightening when GDE Creative Executive Andy Myers provided his insight to managing a film organization.

Myers, who has a film degree from UCLA and it close to completing his dissertation in the renowned USC film school, is a manager who is the link between the company and the film director during the creation of a movie. He supervises multiple people, including interns. He discussed personnel recruiting, budgeting and organizational communication in his fifty minute lecture.