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The Scripps College of Communication

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For many people, the Scripps College of Communication is Ohio University. Its divisions—the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, the J.W. McClure School of Information and Telecommunication Systems, and the schools of Communication Studies, Media Arts and Studies, and Visual Communication—are renowned as some of the finest centers of communication education and scholarship in the world.

Senior Saturday

Broadcast alumna Allie LaForce, now co-anchor of CBS sports show “Lead Off,” speaks to Scripps seniors about her career during Senior Saturday sponsored by the Scripps Society of Alumni on Feb. 9, 2013. The fifth annual event, sponsored by the E.W. Scripps Society of Alumni and Friends, featured résumé critiques, portfolio advice and job-hunting strategies from a panel of alumni professionals. Scripps College alumni number 26,000 worldwide and play a vital role in Scripps College student experiences, both on and off campus.

Photo by Megan Westervelt

Communications Development

Communication Development students discuss international issues during the 25th anniversary of the Communication Development program. Communication and Development Studies, administered jointed by the School of Media Arts and Studies and Center of International Studies at Ohio University, is one of only a few master’s degree programs in the world that focus on communication for development and social change. College Dean Scott Titsworth has said the College’s commitment to international programming is “a critical facet of our future as a College.”

Photo by Megan Westervelt

Media Arts

Director of photography Jeremy Robbins, left, and director Justin Rogers, right—both students in the School of Media Arts and Studies in the Scripps College of Communication—review the scene they just filmed on location at a farm near Coolville, Ohio, during the 11th annual Shootout competition. Teams had only 48 hours to write and produce a short film based on the assignment of a genre, a prop, and line of script. Students enrolled in the school choose among five emphases for their degrees: Media & Social Change, Games & Animation, Music Production & Recording Industry, Screenwriting & Producing and Integrated Media.

Photo by Megan Westervelt

McClure laptops

Professor Julio Arauz distributes college laptops in class for students to use during a discussion on Internet programming. The J. Warren McClure School of Information and Telecommunication Systems is unique in that it is one of only a few academic programs in the nation that concentrate on producing business-savvy, technologically knowledgeable telecommunications professionals. McClure graduates harness the technology of networking to solve the problems of today's business enterprises.

Photo by Megan Westervelt

NewsWatch broadcast

Students work as news anchors and camera operators for “NewsWatch” on WOUB. Each year, more than 200 Scripps College students work in all departments of WOUB Public Media, a unit of the Scripps College of Communication, and enter today’s newsrooms with experience and ease. WOUB’s mission is to provide high-quality public service to southeastern Ohio and portions of neighboring West Virginia and Kentucky. In addition to radio and television, WOUB is also active in distance learning, online services and media production.

Photo by Megan Westervelt

Enlight Scholars

Dongjing Kang, a second-year Ph.D. student, is one of four Enlight Foundation Fellows studying in the Scripps College of Communication this year. These fellowships are part of $1.35 million in funding from the Enlight Foundation, a California nonprofit cofounded and directed by alumna Xin Liu and her husband Yongping Duan. The fellowships allow students of Chinese origin to study in various Scripps programs.

Photo by Megan Westervelt

DC Forum

Scripps College of Communication Dean Scott Titsworth addresses speakers Randy Wynn, Don May, Ken Kies, Crystal King, Ryan Berger and Drew Fields during the Washington D.C. Forum on Jan. 16, 2013. The event was the first in a quarterly series aimed at reconnecting alumni in the nation’s capital to Ohio University and was sponsored by Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, the Scripps College of Communication, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Ohio University Alumni Association. 

Photo by Megan Westervelt

VISCOM in Scotland

School of Visual Communication Director Terry Eiler explains how color calibration cards work to students in Edinburgh, Scotland, during the summer study abroad program. Through this and other study abroad programs, Scripps College of Communication students learn about the world at large, the universal importance of communication and our global connections.

Photo by Megan Westervelt

Scripps Day

Panelists Michelle Ferrier, right, Jessica Rappaport, Chip Mahaney and Alyssa Roll discuss the future of journalism and the role of innovation during Scripps Day on Oct. 2, 2012, at Ohio University. Scripps Day is an annual celebration of the partnership between the Scripps College of Communication and the Scripps Howard Foundation. The Foundation has given a total of $20 million to the Scripps College of Communication, leading to a name change for the College in 2006.

Photo by Megan Westervelt

Schoonover Center

The Schoonover Center for Communication, a new integrated facility for the college, is currently under construction on the site of the former Baker Center on Ohio University's main campus in Athens. This building is part of Ohio University's The Promise Lives Campaign. A $7.5 million lead gift toward the building's construction was made in 2006 by Scripps alumnus Steven Schoonover and Barbara Schoonover. The Dean’s Office, the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and the School of Media Arts and Studies will move into the facility in fall 2013. The remaining schools—the J. Warren McClure School of Information and Telecommunication Systems, the School of Communication Studies and the School of Visual Communication—will move in the following year.

Photo by Soozan Palsa