Degree
BA
Program Type
Undergraduate
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Program Overview

Are you a curious, critical thinker and wordsmith seeking ways to be seen, read and heard? Consider the Digital Media Journalism Program! You will gather information to produce news programs, sports content and entertainment in print, broadcast and digital media, becoming a dynamic storyteller using images, text and sound.

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JDM student conducting post-game interview

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
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Student who works for the Collegian newspaper

Curriculum

Your coursework will include classes, applied labs and internships that emphasize writing, research and story development across multiple media platforms. Expect courses in video development, camera shooting aesthetics and image editing techniques, plus anchoring and reporting.

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

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JDM student filming a basketball game for TV-20

Employers of Recent Graduates

  • WGN-TV
  • Cleveland Magazine
  • WBNS-TV
  • The Washington Post
  • The New York Post
  • Gannett Co., Inc.
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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
  • WONE FM
  • 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.
Also available are publication and production opportunities at The Collegian, Ashland University’s student-run print and digital newspaper.

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AUTV20 camerawoman at a Cleveland Cavs game

Contact Information

Journalism and Digital Media Office
120 Center for the Arts
jdm@ashland.edu
419-289-5139

Joanna Riffle
Administrative Assistant
jriffle@ashland.edu