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Digital Media Journalism Program Overview

Are you a curious, critical thinker or wordsmith seeking ways to be seen, read and heard? Consider a bachelor's degree in Digital Media Journalism! You will gather information to produce news programs, sports content and entertainment in print, broadcast and digital media, becoming a dynamic storyteller in preparation for an array of career options.

JDM student conducting post-game interview

Delivery Format

In Person


Credit Hours



Time to Complete

4 years



Learning Experiences

Ashland University is the only small college in Ohio to offer a fully converged journalism degree. Throughout your studies, you will write, report, shoot and edit in both the classroom and in real-world settings. You will produce and share compelling stories, leveraging the power of print, digital and social media to master the art of journalism.

You will also:

  • Receive personalized attention from distinguished faculty with impressive backgrounds and merits in media and journalism.
  • Experience hands-on opportunities through The Collegian, Ashland University’s award-winning and nationally-recognized student print and digital newspaper.
  • Gain incomparable experience from one of several internship opportunities available to students of the Journalism and Digital Media department.
Student who works for the Collegian newspaper

Sample Curriculum

Your coursework will include classes, applied labs and internships that emphasize writing, research and story development across multiple media platforms.

For details, review the Four-Year Curriculum Guide, Course CatalogCourse Descriptions and Course Rotations.

Dean's Scholarship

The Dean's Scholarship was created to enhance the undergraduate academic experience for new first-time and transfer students enrolled in a major within the College of Arts & Sciences. It is a merit-based, renewable scholarship of $1,500 that can be "stacked" on top of other awarded AU academic scholarships. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in unique academic communities with a focus on career coaching and preparation.

Employers of Recent Graduates

  • WGN-TV
  • Cleveland Magazine
  • The Washington Post
  • The New York Post
  • Gannett Co., Inc.
AUTV 20 reporter covering election night

Internships and Opportunities

Students of digital media journalism have completed internships at these organizations:

  • ABC News 5
  • Akron Rubber Ducks baseball team
  • Babcox Media
  • Clear Channel Broadcasting
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • CNN News
  • The Columbus Dispatch
  • DRM Productions
  • ESPN Radio
  • Fox 8 News
  • Cleveland Magazine
  • Leftfield Pictures
  • MTV News and Documentaries
  • NBC 24
  • Bally Sports Great Lakes
  • Trailer Park Productions, Inc.
  • Vanishing angle Productions
  • WKYC-TV3
  • WCPN Ideastream Public Media
  • WTOV-9
  • Xinhua News Agency
  • 91.3 The Summit
  • 103.3 FM
  • 104.9 The River

Every year we select one student to receive a special internship with NewsChannel 5 in Cleveland. This intern receives a stipend and is able to work behind the scenes at a major-market news station and sports operation.

AUTV20 camerawoman at a Cleveland Cavs game

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