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

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Digital Storytelling Starts Here

Are you a curious, critical thinker and an avid storyteller seeking ways to be heard? Gather and create news content for all storytelling platforms including print, broadcast, and digital in Ashland University’s immersive Digital Media Journalism program.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Mastering the Behind-the-Scenes

Are you interested in the art of visual storytelling? The Digital Media Production program at Ashland University emphasizes the production process from concept to completion to prepare you for a career in the rapidly developing world of digital media.

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

Ashland University Women's Athletics Feature



Documenting history is a difficult endeavor for any researcher. Combining historical research with the craft of video documentary is even more complex. Journalism and Digital Media senior Zach Read understood these pitfalls when he started his Honors program capstone project in Spring 2019. As his project defense draws near (April 2020), Zach shares a segment of his documentary with the viewers of AUTV 20 and A Blog Converged. This segment follows the rich traditions of women's sports at Ashland University....Read more

JDM Senior Interview Shannon Brown

Shannon Brown JDM Senior Interview

Shannon Brown is a wonderful person and a very talented Digital Media Production major. She will graduate in May 2020 with dual majors in DMP and Religion. She will combine both of these majors in her future professional career.

Listen to Shannon as she talks with host Brooke Young in this special AUTV 20 Eagle's Eye program.


...Read more

Hope Nearhood makes AUTV 20 News Break debut



Digital Media Journalism major and freshman Hope Nearhood recently make her television debut on AUTV 20's News Break program. Hope aspires to a career that will allow her to blend her two passions of media and political science. Watch Hope this spring on AUTV 20 News Break and this fall on AUTV 20's five hour live Election Night coverage in November....Read more

JDM Senior Interview - Zach Read

JDM 

Zach Read has done many things in his four years with Journalism and Digital Media. He is the Managing Editor of The Collegian newspaper, director of AUTV 20 newscasts and sportscasts, host of a radio music program for WRDL 88.9 FM and a video documentarian.

Watch Zach discuss his college career with host Brooke Young in this special Eagle's Eye program....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

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

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Digital Storytelling Starts Here

Are you a curious, critical thinker and an avid storyteller seeking ways to be heard? Gather and create news content for all storytelling platforms including print, broadcast, and digital in Ashland University’s immersive Digital Media Journalism program.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Mastering the Behind-the-Scenes

Are you interested in the art of visual storytelling? The Digital Media Production program at Ashland University emphasizes the production process from concept to completion to prepare you for a career in the rapidly developing world of digital media.

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

Ashland University Women's Athletics Feature



Documenting history is a difficult endeavor for any researcher. Combining historical research with the craft of video documentary is even more complex. Journalism and Digital Media senior Zach Read understood these pitfalls when he started his Honors program capstone project in Spring 2019. As his project defense draws near (April 2020), Zach shares a segment of his documentary with the viewers of AUTV 20 and A Blog Converged. This segment follows the rich traditions of women's sports at Ashland University....Read more

JDM Senior Interview Shannon Brown

Shannon Brown JDM Senior Interview

Shannon Brown is a wonderful person and a very talented Digital Media Production major. She will graduate in May 2020 with dual majors in DMP and Religion. She will combine both of these majors in her future professional career.

Listen to Shannon as she talks with host Brooke Young in this special AUTV 20 Eagle's Eye program.


...Read more

Hope Nearhood makes AUTV 20 News Break debut



Digital Media Journalism major and freshman Hope Nearhood recently make her television debut on AUTV 20's News Break program. Hope aspires to a career that will allow her to blend her two passions of media and political science. Watch Hope this spring on AUTV 20 News Break and this fall on AUTV 20's five hour live Election Night coverage in November....Read more

JDM Senior Interview - Zach Read

JDM 

Zach Read has done many things in his four years with Journalism and Digital Media. He is the Managing Editor of The Collegian newspaper, director of AUTV 20 newscasts and sportscasts, host of a radio music program for WRDL 88.9 FM and a video documentarian.

Watch Zach discuss his college career with host Brooke Young in this special Eagle's Eye program....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

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

JDM Streaming

JDM Streaming

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