Wednesday, June 12, 2024

JDM Alumni on the move

From time to time it is good to catch up on the careers of the Ashland University Journalism and Digital Media graduates. Many of them are changing jobs and moving up in the media profession. A great number of these dedicated people work in corporate media, which is a growing sector of occupations available to those with journalism and digital media production skill sets. Here is an update: Martina Baca, Digital Communication Manager, TeamViewer---- Danyelle Kupfer, Digital Media Manager, Sherwin Williams Company---- Evan Laux, Manager of Content Creation, Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce----- Hope (Miracle) Villars, Digital Marketing Director, Lifepoint Church

Monday, May 6, 2024

Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 JDM graduates celebrated

On Saturday May 4th, Ashland University held its combined 2023-2024 graduation in the Niss Center. The department celebrates the contributions and careers of these awesome media students: DMP major Claudia Adcock, DMJ major Zoe Bogarty, DMJ major Brayden Creveling, DMP major William Currier, DMP major Kyle Doershuk, DMP major Gage Eldridge, DMP major Seth Ho, DMP major Eleanor Lohr, DMP major Anthony Marchetta, DMP major Austin Michel, DMJ/DMP double major Sean Repuyan, DMP major Bryce Shafer, DMP major Jonathan Shilling and DMP major Kylie Van Dine. Congratulations!!!!

Friday, May 3, 2024

JDM Student Media Awards 2024

At the Spring 2024 Journalism and Digital Media department banquet, numerous students were given awards for their work on the JDM co-curricular media organizations (AUTV, The Collegian, WRDL). Here are the honorees: AUTV Faculty Advisor Award Ethan Jenkins Senior Award Will Currier Contributor Award Joe Monteith Newcomer Award Miles Irvin.......The Collegian Faculty Advisor Award Katelyn Meeks Senior Award Taelyn King Contributor Award Brynn Meisse and Brittany Wachtel Newcomer Award Dashia Johnson.......WRDL Faculty Advisor Award Cade Cracas Senior Award Kyle Doershuk Contributor Award Brynn Meisse Newcomer Award Payton Whaley......

Thursday, May 2, 2024

AU Organ Musician Package

This video tells the story of Robert, who is the new organ musician with Ashland University. It was produced by senior Digital Media Production major Ellie Lohr, junior Digital Media Journalism major Katelyn Meeks and sophomore Digital Media Production major Joe Monteith for AUTV.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Holocaust Package AUTV

This video package was produced by DMP senior Will Currier, DMJ sophomore Lauren Gulden and DMP sophomore Rodney Adkins as a JDM 213 assignment for AUTV.

AUTV Goldberry Roasting package

This video package was produced by DMJ junior Brynn Meisse and DMP senior Kylie Van Dine for AUTV.

DMJ Senior Zoe Bogarty accepted into Tiffin University's Master's Program in Creative Writing

Senior Digital Media Journalism major Zoe Bogarty will graduate from Ashland University in early May 2024. However, her academic career will not end at that time. She was accepted into the Tiffin University's Masters of Humanities in Creative Writing program, beginning in Fall 2024. Zoe is an aspiring novelist, who will refine her craft at Tiffin University. Congratulations to Zoe!!!

Monday, April 22, 2024

AUTV wins Ashland University Student Organization of the Year award

AUTV was recognized at a Sunday April 21st event as the Ashland University Student Organization of the Year. The JDM department thanks all of the dedicated students (General Manager Ethan Jenkins, AUTV Board members, producers, talent and crew), staff (John Skrada Director of Broadcasting and Operations) and faculty (Dr. Dave McCoy AUTV faculty advisor) for their hard work and quality content creation.

Friday, April 19, 2024

WRDL will broadcast Vinylthon 2024 on Saturday April 20th and Sunday April 21st

For the seventh year, WRDL radio will live broadcast Vinylthon. Vinython 2024 will feature forty-eight hours of songs from vinyl records. Current JDM faculty, students, Ashland University faculty, JDM alumni and Radio-Television alumni will host various shows throughout the weekend. It all begins at 12 pm (Midnight) on Saturday April 20th. WRDL is broadcast on 88.9 FM in Northern Ohio and on on the web.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

JDM Students present creative work at 2024 URCA Symposium

Three Journalism and Digital Media students presented their creative work at the 2024 Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity Symposium on Wednesday April 17th. Senior Digital Media Production Major Eleanor Lohr showed her short film "Pax Vobiscum (Peace Be With You)" while Senior Digital Media Journalism major Zoe Bogarty read from her novel "The House on Widowlane". Sophomore Digital Media Journalism major Lauren Gulden showed her short film "Love, Anon" in the afternoon session. Dr. David McCoy served as the faculty sponsor for both Lohr and Gulden's projects.

Friday, April 5, 2024

The Collegian receives four 2024 ONMA Awards

The Collegian, JDM's digital and print newspaper, received four Ohio News Media Association awards at the April 4th, 2024 annual conference in Columbus, Ohio. The awards are as follows: 1st Place, In-Depth Reporting (Katelyn Meeks, Kylie Van Dine, Madison Ferrell) 1st Place, Photojournalism (Brynn Meisse) 2nd Place, Opinion Writing (Katelyn Meeks) 2nd Place, Arts and Entertainment (Collegian Staff) Congratulations to our dedicated and talented JDM journalists!

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

AUTV and WRDL gain six national Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Finalist Awards

The Journalism and Digital Media department's two electronic media co-curricular media organizations recently were named as Finalist Award winners (top 6) for multiple media categories in the 2024 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System national competition. The First Place Awards will be named at the national IBS convention in March. AUTV Best Newscast Good Afternoon Ashland Best Sports Report Sports Break Best College/University Television Station (3rd year in a row) WRDL Best Morning Show Early Bird's Word Best Newscast News in 90 Best Liner/Sweeper Morning Show

Dashia Lanai (Johnson) makes her AUTV Sports Break debut

Digital Media Journalism first-year major Dashia Lanai (Johnson) recently made her AUTV Sports Break debut. Congratulations to Dashia!

The Collegian earns six SNO writing awards

Reporters and editors from The Collegian received six different collegiate journalism awards from the SNO website. Articles by Katelyn Meeks, Cade Cracas, Brynn Meisse and Ethan Jenkins were noted as stellar examples of college journalism among peer institutions. Click here to read the award-winning articles.

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Dr. Dave McCoy interviewed on historical documentary program

Dr. Dave McCoy, chair and associate professor of Journalism and Digital Media, was interviewed on the new documentary program "PBS Western Reserve: A Study in Persistence." McCoy shared his obeservations on the historical inception of the medium of television and its subsequent impact on on local community broadcasting. The documetary can be viewed on-air at WNEO/WEAO Channels 45/49 or streaming on-demand from the station's website.

PBS Western Reserve: A Study in Persistence

You can view this documentary and listen to Dr. Dave McCoy's observations on the inception of the television medium and its role in local community-based television.