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.

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)

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

Dean's Scholarship

Dean's Scholarship for the College of Arts and Sciences

The Dean's Scholarship was created to enhance the undergraduate academic experience for new first-time and transfer students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences in the following disciplines: Computer Science/Cybersecurity, Journalism and Digital Media, and the Natural Sciences.

Benefits include a merit-based, renewable scholarship of up to $3,000 "stacked" on other merit awards received. In addition, students will have the opportunity to participate in unique academic communities created around engagement with faculty and a focus on career coaching and preparation.

To qualify, applicants must have a minimum high school or transfer GPA of 3.5. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years with a GPA of 3.0.

Scholarship Sponsor: Dr. David McCoy (dmccoy2@ashland.edu)

Minimum Required High School / Transfer GPA: 3.50

Scholarship Amount: Up to $3,000

Application Criteria: Formal application (the link to the application will be in your portal), essay and interview. Students must be admitted to the major with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher to qualify.

Renewal Criteria: AU GPA 3.00 or greater and maintain JDM Major

Application Deadline: The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until all scholarships have been awarded. The deadline for priority consideration is April 1, 2021

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)

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

Dean's Scholarship

Dean's Scholarship

Dean's Scholarship for the College of Arts and Sciences

The Dean's Scholarship was created to enhance the undergraduate academic experience for new first-time and transfer students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences in the following disciplines: Computer Science/Cybersecurity, Journalism and Digital Media, and the Natural Sciences.

Benefits include a merit-based, renewable scholarship of up to $3,000 "stacked" on other merit awards received. In addition, students will have the opportunity to participate in unique academic communities created around engagement with faculty and a focus on career coaching and preparation.

To qualify, applicants must have a minimum high school or transfer GPA of 3.5. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years with a GPA of 3.0.

Scholarship Sponsor: Dr. David McCoy (dmccoy2@ashland.edu)

Minimum Required High School / Transfer GPA: 3.50

Scholarship Amount: Up to $3,000

Application Criteria: Formal application (the link to the application will be in your portal), essay and interview. Students must be admitted to the major with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher to qualify.

Renewal Criteria: AU GPA 3.00 or greater and maintain JDM Major

Application Deadline: The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until all scholarships have been awarded. The deadline for priority consideration is April 1, 2021

Ashland University is the only small college in Ohio to offer this type of fully converged journalism degree. In this program, you’ll find that a variety of unique, practical, and connected media experiences will craft you into a powerful storyteller.

What to Expect in the Digital Media Journalism Program

In the Digital Media program, you’ll learn a variety of writing, reporting, shooting, and editing skills through a fusion of classroom and real world experiences in order to tell today’s stories to today’s audiences. You’ll also learn to leverage the power of digital and social media platforms to tell compelling stories and deliver strategic communications.

Program Benefits

As a digital media journalism student, you’ll:

  • Receive personalized attention from faculty in small class sizes

  • Learn from award-winning faculty with impressive backgrounds in journalism

  • Get hands-on storytelling experiences from the Collegian, Ashland’s multi-award winning student newspaper

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

Get Involved

Develop and enhance your writing and reporting skills at The Collegian, a national award-winning weekly newspaper written and edited by students like you.

Digital Media Journalism Career Outlook

Career Opportunities

You’ll be prepared for the following careers at newspapers, websites, TV stations, and radio outlets:

  • News reporter

  • Sports reporter

  • Editor

  • Producer

Recent Employers

Recent program alumni have worked at a number of media outlets including:

  • Toledo Blade
  • Columbus Dispatch
  • Ashland/Richland Source
  • Washington Post

Writing Center

Writing Services