Department of Journalism & Digital Media

Contact Us

Journalism & Digital Media Office

120 Center for the Arts
Ashland, OH 44805
jdm@ashland.edu
419.289.5139 (Office)
419.207.6980 (Fax)

Programs

Faculty

Maggie Cogar
Maggie Cogar
Professional Instructor of Journalism and Digital Media
138, Center for the Arts
419.289.5355 / mcogar@ashland.edu
Department of Journalism & Digital Media
Dr. David McCoy
Dr. David McCoy
Chair of the Department of Journalism and Digital Media, Associate Professor of Journalism and Digital Media
121, Center for the Arts
419.289.5167 / dmccoy2@ashland.edu
Department of Journalism & Digital Media

Department News

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.Read more

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!


...Read more

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.




...Read more

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!


...Read more

Curriculum

Brochures & Course Rotations

Created in 2010, Ashland University's Journalism & Digital Media curriculum has recently been recognized as the only fully integrated journalism and media program in the state of Ohio. What that means is you will be immerced in converged coursework and applied labs in writing, research and story development across multiple media platforms. You will develop video and digital still camera shooting aesthetics, video and image editing techniques using content creation software and develop your performance-based skills like anchoring and reporting,

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

Current Undergraduate Catalog

Journalism and Digital Media Course Rotations

Journalism and Digital Media Course Descriptions

2020-2021 Academic Year
Digital Media Journalism
Digital Media Journalism Four-Year Guide
Digital Media Production
Digital Media Production Four-Year Guide
2019-2020 Academic Year
Digital Media Journalism
Digital Media Journalism Four-Year Guide
Digital Media Journalism - Minor Minor Requirements
Digital Media Production
Digital Media Production Four-Year Guide
Digital Media Production - Minor Minor Requirements
2018-2019 Academic Year
Digital Media Journalism
Digital Media Journalism Four-Year Guide
Digital Media Production
Digital Media Production Four-Year Guide
2017-2018 Academic Year
Digital Media Journalism
Digital Media Journalism Four-Year Guide
Digital Media Production
Digital Media Production Four-Year Guide

Contact Us

Contact Us

Journalism & Digital Media Office

120 Center for the Arts
Ashland, OH 44805
jdm@ashland.edu
419.289.5139 (Office)
419.207.6980 (Fax)

Programs

Programs

Faculty

Faculty

Maggie Cogar
Maggie Cogar
Professional Instructor of Journalism and Digital Media
138, Center for the Arts
419.289.5355 / mcogar@ashland.edu
Department of Journalism & Digital Media
Dr. David McCoy
Dr. David McCoy
Chair of the Department of Journalism and Digital Media, Associate Professor of Journalism and Digital Media
121, Center for the Arts
419.289.5167 / dmccoy2@ashland.edu
Department of Journalism & Digital Media

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Department News

Department News

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.Read more

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!


...Read more

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.




...Read more

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!


...Read more

Curriculum

Curriculum

Brochures & Course Rotations

Created in 2010, Ashland University's Journalism & Digital Media curriculum has recently been recognized as the only fully integrated journalism and media program in the state of Ohio. What that means is you will be immerced in converged coursework and applied labs in writing, research and story development across multiple media platforms. You will develop video and digital still camera shooting aesthetics, video and image editing techniques using content creation software and develop your performance-based skills like anchoring and reporting,

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

Current Undergraduate Catalog

Journalism and Digital Media Course Rotations

Journalism and Digital Media Course Descriptions

2020-2021 Academic Year
Digital Media Journalism
Digital Media Journalism Four-Year Guide
Digital Media Production
Digital Media Production Four-Year Guide
2019-2020 Academic Year
Digital Media Journalism
Digital Media Journalism Four-Year Guide
Digital Media Journalism - Minor Minor Requirements
Digital Media Production
Digital Media Production Four-Year Guide
Digital Media Production - Minor Minor Requirements
2018-2019 Academic Year
Digital Media Journalism
Digital Media Journalism Four-Year Guide
Digital Media Production
Digital Media Production Four-Year Guide
2017-2018 Academic Year
Digital Media Journalism
Digital Media Journalism Four-Year Guide
Digital Media Production
Digital Media Production Four-Year Guide

Telling Today’s Stories

If you’re a storyteller with a knack for digital, you’re going to love Ashland University’s Journalism & Digital Media Department. It’s the only fully integrated media program in the state of Ohio.

Journalism & Digital Media Department Differentiators

In this department, you’ll immerse yourself in print, web, radio, and television content creation using the latest digital and software tools.

Other department differentiators include:

  • Receive personalized attention from faculty in small class sizes to facilitate your learning

  • Learn from award-winning faculty with impressive backgrounds in news and media

  • Get hands-on storytelling experiences from Ashland’s multi-award winning student newspaper, radio station, and news station

  • Gain irreplaceable real world experience from one of the Journalism & Digital Media Department’s distinguished internship opportunities

  • Our student media outlets and the students who run them win awards every year

The Journalism & Digital Media Department is designed to prepare you to become a successful reporter, writer, content developer, videographer, storyteller, and more. Explore our programs to find the one best suited for your career objective.

Co-curricular Student Opportunities

The Collegian

Get involved in Ashland’s multi-award-winning student newspaper, The Collegian, written and edited entirely by students.

Collegian logo, Ashland University's student-run newspaper

WRDL

Join WRDL, a radio station owned and operated by Ashland University and the only radio station located within the city limits of Ashland.

WRDL FM logo, Ashland University's radio station

AUTV-20

Get involved in the award-winning, student-run AUTV, Ashland’s only television station.

AUTV 20 logo, Ashland University's television station

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JDM Streaming

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