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On The Job

What can you do with a communication degree? In short, the sky is the limit. Our alumni are communication leaders in ever discipline of the industry. They are not only asking the tough questions in this ever-changing field, but are finding solutions that help the world move forward. Faculty and students here on campus also play a part in how Scripps shapes the future of communication through research, creative activity, internships and extracurricular activities. Here is just a sampling of our accomplished alumni, faculty and students and how they are making a difference "On the Job."

Scripps Senior Saturday connects graduating seniors with journalism alumni

Feb 11, 2015 More than 50 graduating seniors filled Copeland Hall on Jan. 31, 2015, for the 13th annual Scripps Senior Saturday hosted by the Scripps Society of Alumni and Friends and the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.
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Semester-in-LA students reflect on their experience, screen shorts

Feb 4, 2015 Ohio University Media Arts & Studies Students who spent their entire fall semester in Los Angeles, Calif. as part of the first every Semester-in-LA program gathered as a group to share their experiences and short films last Wednesday, Jan. 28, in the Baker Center Theatre.
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Scripps alumnus Ken Ehrlich receives Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Jan 30, 2015 Ken Ehrlich, BSJ ’64, was honored with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star on Jan. 28, 2015, for his remarkable nearly-five-decade career in television.
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GRID Lab to host Global Game Jam site

Jan 22, 2015 The Game Research and Immersive Design (GRID) Lab will be hosting a participation site for the Global Game Jam January 23rd-25th, 2015. There are currently close to 500 sites worldwide participating. This is an open event for all Ohio University students and alumni. Space is limited.
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VisCom’s Sarah Erickson named first 73 West State Scholar

Dec 11, 2014 Ohio University School of Visual Communication (VisCom) student Sarah Erickson has been named the 73 West State Scholar. The award is a two-year renewable scholarship that was established by alumnus William C. Brand, BSC ’87, to honor the friends he made during his time as an Ohio University student.
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JSchool alum Wes Lowery Skypes from Ferguson with Scripps students

Nov 26, 2014 Students in the entry-level journalism class yesterday took part in a Skype session with Ohio University alumnus Wesley Lowery, who was in Ferguson, Mo., to cover the aftermath of the grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case.
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Scripps alumna found career ‘golden ticket’ through innovation challenge win

Nov 18, 2014 Leah Petrovich, broadcast major and 2013 alumna, knew the feeling all too well when she said goodbye to Athens two years ago and took a position as a broadcast sports intern at WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh. Petrovich had spent the past four years at OU studying broadcast journalism, but after working for five months in the field, she wasn’t sure it was the right path for her.
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E.W. Scripps Journalism Assistant Professor Tom Suddes inducted into Journalism Hall of Fame

Nov 3, 2014 The Press Club of Cleveland’s Hall of Fame will honor Tom Suddes, an assistant professor in E.W Scripps School of Journalism, on Nov. 7.
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Scripps Innovation Challenge kicks off Oct. 30 with panel, Startup Simulator

Oct 27, 2014 Ohio University students will experience the frenzy and fun of creating a business idea while learning from students who have blazed their own entrepreneurial paths from 4 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the Scripps Innovation Challenge Kickoff in Baker Ballroom.
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Scripps Career Pathways: Meet Danielle Elderkin BSJ ’98

Oct 20, 2014 Danielle Elderkin graduated from Ohio University in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. Today she is founder and president of Cover Story Communications, a public relations, social media and visual communications agency.
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