Andy Alexander, visiting professional at the Scripps College of Communication, discusses the Scripps Innovation Challenge.
The Scripps Innovation Challenge is a solutions-based, technology-focused student competition that addresses industry and media challenges. The competition offers $20,000 in prize money to winning teams. This year, the contest offered an additional incentive ($5,000) for ideas that also address underserved and underrepresented audiences. Information on the 2014-2015 contest will be posted in the Fall.
ATHENS, Ohio (July 2, 2014)—The team EG 501 came up with an algorithm to monetize the Columbus Dispatch’s 190,000 Twitter followers through identifying communities on social media and customizing tweets to better serve existing followers. Its method landed the team of three the $10,000 first prize amount on Pitch Day of the Scripps Innovation Challenge student competition on Monday, April 21. Now two of the team members are taking their idea further. Read More
The second annual Scripps Innovation Challenge, a media innovation contest sponsored by the Scripps College of Communication and open to all students at Ohio University, concluded Monday, April 21 on the main campus of Ohio University in Athens when Team E.G. 501 took home the $10,000 first prize for its pitch to monetize the Columbus Dispatch’s 190,000 Twitter followers through identifying communities on social media and customizing tweets to better serve existing followers. Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (April 16, 2014)—The second Scripps Innovation Challenge at Ohio University will conclude Monday, April 21 with Pitch Day, when seven teams of finalists will present their innovative solutions to challenges posed by the media industry. Four judges representing a variety of media professions will award $25,000 in prizes. The event will take place from 2 to 5:30 p.m. in Baker Center Ballroom B and is free and open to the public. Read More
The Scripps College of Communication announces a series of events that will connect speakers and students on the topic of innovation as part of the Scripps Innovation Challenge (SIC). A SIC Kickoff, featuring a panel of four professionals, is set for Tuesday, Feb. 11. Read More
This Friday, January 24th, Dan Dahlen presents “Where’s The Beef?” for this year's first SIC workshop. The workshops are intended to help students refine their ideas and meet other interested students. Dan Dalen will talk on "How do you know if you’ve got a winning business idea?” A representative from Alden Library will be on hand to get students started on industry research. Read More