Telling Today’s Stories

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

We are a nationally-recognized, converged media department that offers experiential learning in four collegiate award-winning co-curricular media operations.

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

Here, you will:

  • Learn from award-winning faculty who have impressive backgrounds in news, sports and entertainment media
  • Get hands-on storytelling experiences from Ashland’s multi-award-winning student print and digital newspaper, radio station, video streaming channel and television station
  • Gain invaluable professional experience from one of the department’s internship opportunities

The Journalism and Digital Media Department is designed to prepare you to become a successful reporter, writer, producer, digital content developer, videographer, storyteller, podcaster, program host and editor. Our graduates have a more than 90% placement in media professions within a year of graduation.


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The Collegian

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


Collegian editors looking over proofs for the next issue


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

WRDL Studio


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

JDM students working the TV-20 production desk

JDM Streaming

JDM Streaming is a live broadcasting service that hosts Ashland University sporting events, commencements and AUTV-20 programs that are produced by the Journalism and Digital Media Department.

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Dean's Scholarship

The Dean's Scholarship is for new first-time and transfer students enrolled in Journalism and Digital Media.

Benefits include a merit-based, renewable scholarship of $1,500 "stacked" on top of other merit awards received. Recipients also 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 (

Application Criteria: After admissions to Ashland University, you will receive a link to access the scholarship application within the student portal. Complete the application, essay and interview. 

Renewal Criteria: AU GPA of 3.00 or greater and maintain Journalism and Digital Media 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 March 1.


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