Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Eagles Eye: JDM Senior Avaerie Fitzgerald

It is not often when you have a full-time dream job before you graduate. May 2021 Digital Media Journalism graduate Avaerie Fitzgerald is now working in Ohio Govenor Mike DeWine's office. But before she got the job, Avaerie sat down with AUTV 20 Eagle's Eye host Gracie Wilson to talk abour her four years at Ashland University.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Chris Martucci is new sports reporter for Orange Observer

2019 Ashland University Digital Media Journalism graduate Chris Martucci is pursuing a life-long dream. Chris recently received an M.A. degree from the University of Missouri's famed journalism program. Now, he will be working as a sports reporter for the Orange Observer newspaper and website in the Orlando and Winter Garden area in Florida. Orlando is one of the fastest growing media markets in the United States. The experience Chris received covering sports for The Collegian, AU-live and AUTV 20, as well as his DJ shift with 88.9 WRDL, greatly assisted his formation as a daily sports reporter/multimedia journalist. Good luck to Chris.

Monday, July 5, 2021

JDM founders visit the new facilities

It took hundreds of years to build the Roman Empire. The creation and operation of the Journalism and Digital Media department at Ashland University was less of a time task, a scant ten years. But during that time the efforts of the founding faculty and staff of the program have not been forgotten. The vision of Gretchen Dworznik, Matt Tullis, John Skrada and Tim McCarty paved the way for hundreds of Digital Media Journalism and Digital Media Production majors to learn modern media fundamentals in a new, converged manner. The addition of Dave McCoy and Steve Suess formed the classic team that elevated those foundations. In the ensuing years, many of the founders have moved to other academic venues; yet, they all remain deeply attached to JDM. Here are some photos taken at a July 5th, 2021 reunion.