Saturday, May 6, 2023

Journalism and Digital Media Spring 2023 Graduates

On a beautiful sunny Saturday in early May, Ashland University held its Spring 2023 Commencement. Three students from the JDM department walked across the stage to receive their diplomas. The JDM department salutes these students. Logan Gray, Digital Media Production major Zach Haskell, Digital Media Production major Nick Stupka, Digital Media Journalism major

JDM Students Receive 2023 Ashland University Academic Honors

In April, Ashland University recognized top academic students from each department. The following Journalism and Digital Media students were honored at the Academic Honors Convocation: Sean Repuyan Senior Award Katelyn Meeks Junior Award Brynn Meisse Sophomore Award

Friday, April 7, 2023

JDM Media Students, Faculty and Staff cover WBB National Championship game

The Journalism and Digital Media department continued a tradition of sending student, staff and faculty to cover the very successful AU Women's Basketball team at the 2023 National Championship game held in Dallas. This year was the fifth time that JDM sent a converged media group to report on an NCAA National Championship event. This year, Director of Broadcasting and Operations John Skrada, WRDL General Manager and Professional Instructor of JDM Derek Wood, WRDL/Collegian/AUTV 20 Sports Director Cade Cracas, AUTV 20 News Producer and Collegian Sports Editor Ethan Jenkins and Collegian Features Editor Brynn Meisse provided excellent wall-to-wall media coverage for AUTV 20, The Collegian and 88.9 WRDL.

The Collegian wins three First Place awards at ONMA conference

The Collegian newspaper collected three First Place awards in the 2023 Ohio News Media Association competition. The ONMA awards are a yearly state-wide professional and collegiate competition to determine the best newspapers and websites in Ohio. The Collegian was honored in the following categories: Best Website in Division B Best Headline Writing in Division B awarded to Katelyn Meeks, News Editor Best Statt Sports Reporting in Division B

Sunday, April 2, 2023

Head Coach Kari Pickens finds third national championship | Division II ...

Congratulations to the AU Women's Basketball team for winning the national championship. Great job by the Journalism and Digital Media department crew (Ethan Jenkins, Cade Cracas, Brynn Meisse, John Skrada, Derek Wood) for their stellar digital production and journalism work all season. Watch this wrap-up video produced by Ethan Jenkins for AUTV 20.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

No. 1 Eagles prepare to take down the No. 4 Glenville State in the Final...

JDM sophomore and WRDL sports director and Collegian sports editor Ethan Jenkins breaks down the March 22nd NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Final Four game between Ashland Unversity and Glenville State University.

Ashland University Looks to Protect Undefeated Season | Division II Wome...

The JDM department students (Cade Cracas, Brynn Meisse, Ethan Jenkins, Olivia Pliske) and staff (John Skrada) are at the NCAA Final Four for tonight's (Wednesday March 22nd) game. You can hear it live on WRDL or You can also read the digital Collegian at for updated stories on the AU coaches and players.