Scripps Day spotlights OHIO’s multimedia talent in photography, broadcasting, reporting, public relations, design
Cincinnati -- home of the E.W. Scripps Company -- proclaimed Sept. 6 as "Scripps Day" to honor 100 years of journalism instruction at Ohio University. Scripps graduate Jackie Reau (BSJ ’92 MSA ’12) submitted this report on how the special day showcased OHIO's multimedia talent.
One highlight of Scripps Day — honoring 100 years of journalism at Ohio University — was the on-field recognition at the Cincinnati Reds game on Sept. 6, 2023.
Award-winning talent from four Cincinnati television stations threw/caught ceremonial first pitches: Sheila Gray (WKRC Channel 12), Randi Rico (WLWT Channel 5), Frank Marzullo (WXIX Channel 19), and Evan Millward (WCPO Channel 9). All went to Ohio University.
Scripps Day, proclaimed by the City of Cincinnati, showcased a range of media skills honed at Ohio University. Alumna Emilee Chinn, Reds team photographer, documented the celebration (she graduated in 2020 with a photojournalism degree from the School of Visual Communication).
Chinn was hired as Reds team photographer in June of 2022 with after receiving valuable photo experience at the student-run publication The Post, as well as Getty Images Sports, the Columbus hockey and soccer teams, and more.
Lauren Adams, a junior at the School of Visual Communication, designed a 14x48-foot billboard displayed in prime locations along I-71 and I-75 by Cincinnati-based Norton Outdoor Advertising.
The Scripps Day Proclamation by Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval praised industry-leading graduates from Ohio University, noting that Dan Horn (BSJ ’88) was “lead writer for a Cincinnati Enquirer series on heroin addiction that won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting.”
OHIO graduate John Kiesewetter (BSJ ’75) has covered Cincinnati media for decades, at WVXU and the Enquirer. He noted that alumni helped broadcast the Reds game on Scripps Day.
I was glad to help organize Scripps Day. With a journalism degree in 1992 and Masters in Sports Administration in 2012, I am co-founder and CEO of Game Day Communications, a media and marketing agency based in Cincinnati.
On Scripps Day, I received a congratulations message from Ohio University President Lori Stewart Gonzalez mentioning our shared interest in women’s sports. Interestingly, an alumna standout on Scripps Day — Randi Rico at WLWT Channel 5 — played outfield on the Bobcat softball team, which makes the case about multiple talents from Ohio University.
For additional information on Scripps Day, please see this OHIO News article.