Wednesday, December 28, 2022

AUTV 20 again named Finalist for 2022-2023 Intercollegiate Broadcasting system award

AUTV 20, the Journalism and Digital Media department's student-led co-curricular television station, received news that it was named a Finalist for the second year in a row in the Best College/University Television Station category from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System. IBS is the oldest and most renowned collegiate awards competiton in the country. As a Finalist, AUTV 20 is recognized as one of the six best student television stations in the competition. Dr. Dave McCoy, JDM Chair and AUTV 20 Faculty Advisor, notes that "hard word, a shared vision and a creative spirit from both the production staff and student media leaders enabled this fantastic recognition." Specific thanks goes out to the station's leadership team over the past two years: Carrie Smith (Station Manager), Sean Repuyan (Station Manager), Lydia Bice (Executive News Producer), Ethan Jenkins (Executive News Producer), Lewis Markham (Executive Sports Producer), Cade Cracas (Executive Sports Producer), Gracie Wilson (Producer), Katelyn Meeks (Producer), Gage Eldridge (Production Manager), and Logan Gray (Program Director). The First Place Award in this category will be named at the national IBS convention in March 2023.

Sunday, December 18, 2022

JDM Fall 2022 Graduates honored at AU Commencement

On Saturday December 17th, multiple students associated with the Journalism and Digital Media department graduated from Ashland University. They are: Johnathan Albright, Digital Media Production major; Katie Foster, Digital Media Journalism minor; Nathan Langdon, Digital Media Production major; Jordyn Perry-Hanley, Commercial Art and Design with a concentration in Digital Media Production major; Mackenzie Pflum, Digital Media Journalism major; and Wesley Seyfang, Digital Media Production major. Congratulations to all of them!

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

AUTV-20 Election 22 Promo

Tune into AUTV 20, the JDM Streaming Channel and 88.9 WRDL on Tuesday November 8th at 9 pm for Election 22 coverage. This live special combines the talents and efforts of student reporters, journalists and digital media creators from these media outlets and The Collegian digital website.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

JDM department founder Matt Tullis passes away

Matt Tullis, a founding faculty member of the Journalism and Digital Media department at Ashland University, passed away on Friday from post-brain surgery complications. Matt was a talented writer, reporter, teacher and mentor. Above all, he was a valued friend to all. He leaves behind his wife Alyssa and two children. JDM mourns his passing, but reflects on his impactful life and celebrates his wit and insight. Somewhere today he is running and searching for that next meaningful story.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Kyle Doershuk is new AUTV 20 News Break anchor

Junior Digital Media Production major Kyle Doershuk is the Thursday anchor for the award-winning AUTV 20 News Break program. Congratulations to Kyle.

Stephen Struckmann is new AUTV 20 Sports Break anchor

Sophomore Digital Media Production major Stephen Struckmann recently was selected as the Thursday sports anchor for the AUTV 20 Sports Break program. Congratulations to Stephen.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Lainey Kathrein debuts as AUTV 20 Sports Break anchor

Freshman Digital Media Journalism major Lainey Kaithrein began her television career by recording this AUTV 20 Sports Break report. Lainey is a Dean's Scholar in Journalism and Digital Media, an Ashbrook Scholar, an Honors student and a member of the Ashland University Golf team. Congratulations to Lainey.

Friday, September 9, 2022

First AUTV 20 News Break of Fall 2022

With the changing of the seasons and the rise of the fall semester, Journalism and Digital Media students who work for AUTV 20 are back in swing producing the station's national award-winning News Break program. The telecast was anchored by Executive News Producer Ethan Jenkins and directed by Executive Sports Producer Cade Cracas.

AUTV 20 airs first Sports Break for Fall 2022

New school year and a new season for AUTV 20's award-winning Sports Break program. Executive Sports Producer Cade Cracas serves as the anchor and Station Manager Sean Repuyan directs this telecast.

Monday, June 27, 2022

JDM welcomes new majors at AU Orientation Days

What an exciting time of the year for the Journalism and Digital Media department. In May, we successfully saw our seniors graduate and move into their first professional jobs. In a very busy June, there were two high school campus tour open houses and five AU Orientation Days for incoming First-Year students. During the Orientation Days, the JDM department hosted fifteen incoming Digital Media Journalism and Digital Media Production majors. Cannot wait until August!

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

The Collegian earns First Place award from ASPA

It was a fruitful year for the student journalists in the Journalism and Digital Media department. In March, won a First Place award from the Ohio News Media Association in the Best Multimedia Package category. Not to be outdone, The Collegian just received a First Place award from the American Scholastic Press Association in the Best College and University Newspapers large school division. ASPA operates a yearly national competition for both collegiate and scholastic media publications. The ASPA focuses on selecting and highlighting the stellar work of both journalism students and media departments. Special thanks go out to Ted Daniels, The Collegian faculty advisor, and Gracie Wilson, The Collegian managing editor, along with the dedicated group of editors and reporters who work tirelessly on these publications.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Eagles Eye: Lydia Bice

Congratulations to May 2022 Ashland University graduate and AUTV 20 Executive News Producer and Digital Media Production major Lydia Bice who will now be the Digital Content Producer at Dayton 24/7 Now. Lydia returns to her hometown and will join December 2021 AU grad and DMP major MacKenzie Cook at the television station.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Eagles Eye: Carrie Smith

Congratulations to Digital Media Production major Carrie Smith, who graduated on May 7th. Carrie was the General Manager of AUTV-20 and Promotions Director for 88.9 WRDL. She was also a host of The Early Bird's Word morning radio show for WRDL the past two years. During her time at Ashland University, Carrie was honored with the first Robin Meade Scholarship, the Weidenmeyer-Sindelar Scholarship,and the AU JDM Department Academic Honors Award (3 years). Carrie will be pursuing a career in radio, as she was hired by K96 WKFM and 95.3 WLKR to a board operator/announcer position.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Eagles Eye: Gracie Wilson

In this special edition of Eagle's Eye, Lydia Bice talks with Digital Media Journalism Senior Gracie Wilson about her time at Ashland University, her work with JDM student media outlets and future goals. Gracie graduated in May of 2022 and now she will work as an Associate Editor at Cleveland Magazine.

Monday, May 9, 2022

Spring 2022 Journalism and Digital Media Graduates

A heartfelt thank you to the nine JDM majors and one JDM minor who received their degrees at the Saturday May 7th Ashland University Commencement. Lydia Bice DMP major Brandon Gunder DMP major Katie Harrigan DMP major Lewis Markham DMP major Autumn Marthey DMP major Hope Miracle DMP minor Nate Powalie DMJ major Carrie Smith DMP major Molly Willard DMP major Gracie Wilson DMJ major

Monday, April 25, 2022

AUTV 20 Candidate Forum live broadcast

AUTV 20 will air the Candidate Forum program live at 7 pm on Wednesday April 27th. The program, moderated by AUTV 20 Executive News Producer Lydia Bice, will feature two candidates (Victor Perez and David Stimpert) vying for the Ashland County Common Pleas Court Judge position. Additionally, the telecast will have a panel of local journalists (Dylan Carr from the Ashland Source, Grant Ritchie from the Ashland Times-Gazette and Katie Foster from The Collegian/AU-Live. Candidate Forum can be seen on Channel 20 of Ashland's Armstrong Cable or on the JDM Streaming Channel.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

JDM students feted at AU Academic Awards Convocation

The Journalism and Digital Media department is blessed with many talented and dedicated majors and minors. However, it is also home to some very high-achieving academic scholars. On Sunmday April 24th, three of these students were recognized for their academic achievements. Carrie Smith was the senior honoree. Sean Repuyan was the junior honoree. Anthony Marchetta was the sophomore honoree. Congratulations to these stellar students.

Friday, April 22, 2022

Vinylthon 2022 broadcasts live on 88.9 WRDL

Tonight (Friday April 22nd) from 7 pm to 12 midnight on Saturday April 23rd, 88.9 WRDL will play vinyl records only for your listening pleasure. It is the fifth year that WRDL has contributed to Vinylthon. The DJ line up is stellar! Program graduates (from both the Radio-Television and Journalism and Digital Media eras), current JDM majors, faculty and friends of the radio station will be selecting and presentating their favorite songs. So tune into to 88.9 WRDL over the air or by streaming to join in to the fun!

Monday, April 11, 2022

Chante Rutherford starts professional career in Columbus

Former AUTV 20 General Manager and May 2021 graduate Chante Rutherford did not need to go far for her first professional media job. Chante, a resident of Columbus, was recently hired to the production department at WSYX Channel 6. She started work in April and will now join JDM alumna Kate Siefert at the ABC affiliate. Good luck to Chante!

Saturday, March 19, 2022

JDM welcomes its Fall 2022 Future Eagles

One of the finest days of the year is the Saturday in March when the JDM Future Eagles fly into campus and get to meet their peers. Here are our future majors who will be taking claases in Fall 2022 and who will form the next generation of JDM student media leaders. A shout out to Lauren, Klaira, Bella, Madision and Dewey. The best is yet to come.

Monday, March 7, 2022

JDM Student Media honored in 2022 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System awards

Journalism and Digital Media student media outlets AUTV 20 and 88.9 WRDL received numerous national collegiate media awards at the 2022 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System competition. AUTV 20 won a 1st Place award in the Best Sports Report category for the News Break program. Producers Carrie Smith, Lewis Markham and Ben Voelker were feted for their outstanding work on this production. Television station AUTV 20 received IBS Finalist awards for Best College/University Television Station and Best Television Talk Program. Radio station 88.9 WRDL garnerned three IBS Finalist awards for Best Sports Play-by-Play (Men's Basketball), Best Campus/Community News, and Best Newscast. JDM salutes the stellar work of the media students and 88.9 WRDL General Manager Derek Wood and JDM Director of Broadcasting and Operations John Skrada for these notable honors.

Monday, February 28, 2022

The Collegian wins 1st Place Award in 2022 Ohio News Media Association competition

The Collegian received a 1st Place Award in the 2022 Ohio News Media Association's Ohio Collegiate Newspaper and Best Website Awards. The entry "Students elevate voices in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month" was named the Best Multi-Media Package in Division B. It was produced by May 2021 graduate Avaerie Fitzgerald, who was assisted by both Chante Rutherford and Aliyah Sheppard. Fitzgerald created the video story and an in-depth article that appeared in both The Collegian and AU-Live.

Sunday, February 27, 2022

AU Students Reflect on Russian Invasion of Ukraine

JDM 232 Video Aesthetics II students produced this video during class on Thursday February 24th.

Sunday, February 13, 2022

More JDM Grads on the move

The graduates from the Journalism and Digital Media program are doing well in the media profession. Three more recent grads are starting careers in Ohio-based companies. Rachel Miller is the Content Creator at DMR Productions in Mansfield, Ohio. December 2021 graduate Evan Laux is now an Associate Editor at Babcox Media in Akron, Ohio. Fellow December 2021 graduate Dean Paolucci has been promoted to Program Director at WQKT radio in Wooster, Ohio.

Friday, February 11, 2022

2 10 22 The Collegian Update

Check out Managing Editor Gracie Wilson describing the articles featured in the redesigned February 11th issue of The Collegian.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

JDM Grads on the move

Sometimes in the day-to-day workings of operating a very good academic and professionally-oriented Journalism and Digital Media department we might lose sight of the ever-changing growth of our graduates. Recently, four JDM grads moved to new positions within the media industry. Kate Siefert is now a multimedia journalist with WSYX Channel 6 in Columbus, Ohio. Rachel Ramsey has moved to be a news producer with WCMH Channel 4 in Columbus, Ohio. Ryan Sampson is in his native New York City as a digital producer for The New York Post. May 2022 graduate Mackenzie Cook is the new 11 pm producer for WRGT 24/7 Now News in Dayton, Ohio. Congratulations to all of these hard-working and talented professionals.