Tuesday, December 22, 2020

JDM Senior Spotlight: Laura Lodwick

Journalism and Digital Media December 2020 graduate Laura Lodwick is ready for her media career. In this special Eagle's Eye video, Laura describes her experiences with JDM co-curricular media and chats about her future plans. She is a Digital Media Production major who was the radio Production Director and hosted The Early Bird's Word morning radio show on WRDL 88.9 FM and produced/technical directed the Election 20 live telecast on AUTV 20, along with stellar production work on News Breaks, Sports Breaks and AU sports broadcasts. Laura was a standout in the classroom and in the radio and television studios while she was a student at Ashland University and always willing to help the newer students in the program.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Isabella Pacinelli achieves national certification award

Digital Media Journalism major and Public Relations and Strategic Communication minor Isabella Pacinelli is an intelligent and dedicated student. Bella is an editor for The Collegian and a two-time JDM Academic Honors award-winner. She is now recognized as an elite honoree of the Universal Accrediting Board (UAB) Certificate in Principles of Public Relations, as she passed the rigorous examination last week. Bella is one of only 500 public relations students in the country to have earned this certification.

Congratulations to Bella for a job well-done!

Brooke Young publishes children's book

Digital Media Journalism minor Brooke Young is a very versatile person. She is an accomplished singer, savvy business owner and caring humanitarian, along with being both a television sports anchor and the host of Eagle's Eye for AUTV 20. Now, Brooke can add published author to her resume.

She recently completed the children's book Murray's Miraculous Mission. It tells of the adventures of her therapy dog Murray and recollects her experiences of taking her dog to nursing homes. She dedicated the book to her late grandfather, who also shared Brooke's passion to help others.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Christine Jenkinson starts as full-time reporter with the Ashland Times-Gazette

December 2020 Journalism and Digital Media graduate Christine Jenkinson will not have far to go to work in her first post-graduate media job. Christine, a double major in Digital Media Journalism and Digital Media Production, will serve as a full-time reporter and multimedia journalist for the Ashland Times-Gazette.

She is well-prepared for this position, as she held the News Editor position for The Collegian and the Breaking News Editor role for AU-Live. Christine also was the General Manager for AUTV 20 and Executive Producer for the Election 20 multimedia telecast this year.

Good luck to Christine!

Paul Murray is new Sports Anchor/Reporter for WHIZ TV

December 2020 Journalism and Digital Media graduate Paul Murray is well on the way toward his career as a television sports anchor. Paul, a Digital Media Journalism major, was the Executive News Director for AUTV 20 and a sports reporter for both The Collegian and AU-Live. He also called AU soccer games for Sports Time Ohio. This past fall he served as a sports multimedia journalist for the Scores & More program on WMFD Mansfield.

He now embarks on his post-graduate life as a sports anchor and multimedia reporter for WHIZ TV in Zanesville, Ohio. Paul will both be in-studio and in the field to cover national and local sporting events and stories. Good luck to Paul!