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ATHENS, Ohio (March 25, 2015)—Seven student teams at Ohio University walked away with $25,000 in prizes at Monday’s “Pitch Day” finale of the third annual Scripps Innovation Challenge. Team Du Monde, consisting of four international graduate students, took home a total of $15,000 in prizes. Read More

College students are learning that extracurricular experiences in college can really help them stand out and land a job. Leah Petrovich, broadcast major and 2013 alumna, used her SIC experience to get hired for her dream job. Read More

Ohio University senior Alex Harshaw, a Scripps Innovation Challenge participant and president of the Entrepreneurship Club, spent his summer in New York City as a digital media intern at DreamIt Ventures, a media/tech accelerator in Manhattan. Read More

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, 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

As attention to media entrepreneurship builds in journalism programs nationwide, we are using a competition at Ohio University to help students envision a future as creators and builders. Now in its second year, our Scripps Innovation Challenge asks students to solve real industry problems and stoke their startup fire along the way. Drawing students from our own college and across the university, we focus on interdisciplinary work with students majoring in business, computer science, information systems, engineering and other disciplines. Students who reach the finals compete “Shark Tank”-style to pitch their ideas before a panel of media professionals and investors. 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