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Where are they now?

What can you do with a communication degree? In short, the sky is the limit. Our alumni are communication leaders in every 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.

August 21, 2019

2019 ITS alumnus Brandon Smith: IT Consultant at Crowe

Information and Telecommunication Systems major Brandon Smith is in his new position as IT Consultant at Crowe.


August 15, 2019

2019 VisCom Information Design alumna Alex Mason: Production editor in Florida

Information Design: Publication major Alex Mason is in Lady Lake Florida in her new position as the production editor at The Villages Daily Sun. 

August 13, 2019

Alumnus Spotlight - Dr. Timothy J. Brown, Ph.D. '97

Timothy J. Brown, Ph.D. '97, is dean of the James L. Knight School of Communication at Queens University of Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C.

August 6, 2019

2019 Journalism Strategic Communication Alumna Sadie Newman: Account Coordinator in Chicago

Journalism strategic communication, major Sadie Newman, is heading to Chicago to begin her position as an account coordinator for Fishman PR. 

July 16, 2019

2019 Journalism Alumnus Kristopher Perez: Law School Student in Connecticut

Journalism news and information major, Kristopher Perez, heading to North Haven, Connecticut this fall to attend Quinnipiac University School of Law.

July 16, 2019

2019 Communication Studies Alumna Melody Weary: MBA Student at Ohio University

Communication Studies major Melody Weary credits COMS for preparing her to enter the MBA program at the Ohio University College of Business this fall.

July 16, 2019

2019 Alumnus Matthew Shiflet: Social Media Coordinator in New England

Journalism major Matthew Shiflet moved to New England to pursue his new position as a social media coordinator for the Boston Uprising, an esports team in the Overwatch League. 

July 11, 2019

Alumna Spotlight - Rebecca Cochran, BSJ '12

Rebecca Cochran, BSJ '12, is the Manager of external communications at the The E.W. Scripps Company.

July 10, 2019

2019 Journalism Alumna Lauren Fisher: Breaking News Intern in Florida

Journalism news and information major, Lauren Fisher, relocated to Florida to begin her new role as a breaking news intern with the Palm Beach Post. 

July 2, 2019

2019 Journalism Alumnus Blake Baker: Creative Video Intern at Ohio State

Journalism news and information major Blake Baker is in his new position at Ohio State University as the creative video intern for Ohio State Athletics. 

June 25, 2019

2019 Visual Communication Alumna Liz Moughon: Photo Intern in LA

Visual communication major, Liz Moughon, is heading to LA to start her position as a summer photo intern with the Los Angeles Times. 

June 12, 2019

Alumnus Spotlight - Wrienne Mitchell, BSC '05

Wrienne Mitchell, BSC '05, is a senior network engineer with Covia Corporation in Independence, Ohio.

June 12, 2019

2019 Journalism Alumnus Nate Doughty: Full-time Intern in Pittsburgh

Journalism news and information major Nate Doughty is heading to Pittsburgh to start his position as a full-time intern with the Pittsburgh Business Times. 

May 21, 2019

2019 Communication and Journalism Alumna Brigitte Meisse: Event Marketing and Sales Manager

Communication studies and journalism double major, Brigitte Meisse, is now Event Marketing and Sales Manager for Feld Entertainment. 

May 15, 2019

Alumna Spotlight - Sydney Otto, BSJ '18

Sydney Otto, BSJ '18, is the Assistant Digital and Social Editor at Hemispheres and The National in Brooklyn, New York. 

May 9, 2019

Alumnus’ Fulbright Award aims to make language learning, cultural experiences more accessible

Chase Goodwin, BSC ’16, has never been one to give up on his dreams. Even in an Ohio University class of over 200 people, Goodwin made a lasting impression.

May 7, 2019

2019 Journalism Alumna Bharbi Hazarika: Features Intern in LA

Journalism news and information major, Bharbi Hazarika, is heading to LA to start her position as a features intern with the Los Angeles Times. 

May 2, 2019

2019 VisCom Alumna Emma Kramer: Social Media in Denver

VisCom Publication Design major, Emma Kramer, is heading to Denver, Colorado, to start her position as the Social Media and Content Coordinator for the Colorado Rapids. 

April 17, 2019

OHIO Alumna Amy Nordrum to host lecture on the ethics of science communication

Amy Nordrum is the news manager of IEEE Spectrum, a magazine covering engineering and the applied sciences, and is currently working towards her MBA in media management at New York University.

April 11, 2019

Alumnus Spotlight - Richard Gold, BSC '01

Richard Gold, BSC '01, is the Senior Vice President of Development at Paramount Television in Los Angeles, California.