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

JDM grad Tyler Lance starts Missouri radio job

Former Journalism and Digital Media student Tyler Lance is moving on in his professional sports broadcasting career. After graduation two years ago, he landed a job with the Utah Jazz radio network. Now, he finds the next phase of his media life with a very nice full-time position with an Alpha Media-owned radio station in Farmington, Missouri.

Tyler will be working an on-air shift, delivering sports and news reporting and performing local and regional sports play-by-play.

...Read more

Versus---A Creative Short Film by Sophi Cudworth



May 2020 graduate and Digital Media Production major Sophi Cudworth directed and edited a series of creative projects this year. Versus is a reflective look at her volleyball career and transition to life beyond the competitive athletic venue. Sophi edited this project as part of the JDM 412 Advanced Post-Production and Editing course this spring. It was also a major component of her Senior Art Show.
...Read more

We Survived College | A Short Film by Jake Rayman



May 2020 graduate and Digital Media Production major Jake Rayman directed this short homage to his four years at Ashland University. It is both beautiful and reflective.

Jake will be pursuing a career as a digital media producer and director. This video is but a brief testament to his work.



...Read more

JDM salutes academic awards honorees

Journalism and Digital Media proudly announces its three Academic Awards honorees for the 2019-20 academic year. Senior Kellie Pleshinger is a Digital Media Production major who will be pursuing a graduate degree in Film and Television at Chapman University. She was the Program Director for AUTV 20 this year. Kellie recently completed and successfully defended her Honors Capstone Project by writing an original screenplay for a proposed television pilot. Junior Isabella Pacinelli is a Digital Media Journalism major who is the Features Editor for The Collegian newspaper and a contributing writer for AU-Live. Sophomore Evan Laux is a Digital Media Journalism major who is the Sports Editor of The Collegian and a contributing writer for AU-Live.




...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

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

JDM grad Tyler Lance starts Missouri radio job

Former Journalism and Digital Media student Tyler Lance is moving on in his professional sports broadcasting career. After graduation two years ago, he landed a job with the Utah Jazz radio network. Now, he finds the next phase of his media life with a very nice full-time position with an Alpha Media-owned radio station in Farmington, Missouri.

Tyler will be working an on-air shift, delivering sports and news reporting and performing local and regional sports play-by-play.

...Read more

Versus---A Creative Short Film by Sophi Cudworth



May 2020 graduate and Digital Media Production major Sophi Cudworth directed and edited a series of creative projects this year. Versus is a reflective look at her volleyball career and transition to life beyond the competitive athletic venue. Sophi edited this project as part of the JDM 412 Advanced Post-Production and Editing course this spring. It was also a major component of her Senior Art Show.
...Read more

We Survived College | A Short Film by Jake Rayman



May 2020 graduate and Digital Media Production major Jake Rayman directed this short homage to his four years at Ashland University. It is both beautiful and reflective.

Jake will be pursuing a career as a digital media producer and director. This video is but a brief testament to his work.



...Read more

JDM salutes academic awards honorees

Journalism and Digital Media proudly announces its three Academic Awards honorees for the 2019-20 academic year. Senior Kellie Pleshinger is a Digital Media Production major who will be pursuing a graduate degree in Film and Television at Chapman University. She was the Program Director for AUTV 20 this year. Kellie recently completed and successfully defended her Honors Capstone Project by writing an original screenplay for a proposed television pilot. Junior Isabella Pacinelli is a Digital Media Journalism major who is the Features Editor for The Collegian newspaper and a contributing writer for AU-Live. Sophomore Evan Laux is a Digital Media Journalism major who is the Sports Editor of The Collegian and a contributing writer for AU-Live.




...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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