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High school students come from 12 states for workshop

by Robert Stewart, Director

This year’s High School Journalism Workshop is providing 90 students the opportunity to learn multimedia reporting. The students are from twelve states, with students from as far away as Florida, Alabama, and Oregon.

June 29, 2012 | comments (0)

20-year partnership celebrated in Leipzig

by Robert Stewart, Director

I just returned from Leipzig, Germany, site of the first of two Ohio-Leipzig 20th anniversary parties scheduled for this year. Part two takes place in Athens this September, but first, more about the party that just took place in Leipzig.

June 26, 2012 | comments (0)

Ajaka recommends speech team as a confidence booster

by Robert Stewart, Director

Broadcast journalism senior Nadine Ajaka will graduate this month with some unique awards under her belt: Champion in duo interpretation, third place in poetry interpretation, semifinalist in rhetorical criticism, quarter-finalist in dramatic interpretation and duo interpretation, and sixth overall among students who competed in five or more events.

Ajaka earned these awards as a member of Ohio University’s award-winning speech and debate team at this past year’s National Forensic Association national tournament, hosted by OU this year. About 800 students from around the U.S. participated in this year’s NFA event.

June 6, 2012 | comments (0)

Top 2012 seniors share Scripps experience

by Robert Stewart, Director

We asked this year’s top graduating seniors to share their advice and experiences before leaving campus.

June 5, 2012 | comments (0)

Get some Soul

by Robert Stewart, Director

SoulofAthens.com launched last week. This is the sixth SoA project produced by the School of Visual Communication. That’s one per year since 2007. What’s different this year is the level of involvement by journalism students.

Out of 100 students involved, about 20% were from the School of Journalism. One of those, doctoral student Sally Ann Cruikshank, was a senior producer. In this video she describes the project, as well as her role.

June 4, 2012 | comments (0)

MidDay signs off

by Robert Stewart, Director

When I interviewed for my job at Ohio University back in 1987, ACTV-7 News was one of the “classes” I observed. It was televised from Studio C in the RTV building, but moved to a studio in Scripps Hall shortly after I arrived on campus to teach.

A few years ago we renamed the program “Athens MidDay,” and moved it to Studio B in the RTV building, home of WOUB’s “Newswatch” program. Regardless of the studio, ACTV-7 News and MidDay were very important parts of the educational experience for broadcast journalism majors here at OU.

June 1, 2012 | comments (0)

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