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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."


MDIA alumnus Winston Breeden III receives Konneker Medal, visits Scripps College of Communication

Feb 12, 2016 Winston Breeden III, BSC ’93, was one of two Ohio University alumni to receive the Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship on Wednesday, Feb. 10 during the Inventors Dinner held at the Ohio University Inn and Conference Center.
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First place Disney Imaginations team includes MDIA student and alumnus

Feb 10, 2016 On January 29, during an awards luncheon at Walt Disney Imagineering headquarters in Glendale, California the winners of the Walt Disney Imagineering’s 25th Imaginations design competition were announced. The first place prize went to a four-person team that included Courtney Irby, a senior in the School of Media Arts & Studies studying games and animation, and Media Arts & Studies alumnus Geoffrey Backstrom, BSC ‘15.
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MDIA students go all out for 14th annual 48-hour Shootout competition

Feb 8, 2016 In a second-story apartment on Court Street, a student film crew prepared to shoot the final scenes of a short movie Saturday night just as the sidewalks below began to swell with people.
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OHIO alumna Dr. Amina Hassan discusses new book on Feb. 11

Feb 5, 2016 Award-winning public radio documentarian Dr. Amina Hassan, MA ‘00, Ph.D. ‘05, will be returning to Ohio University on Thursday, Feb. 11 to discuss her book, Loren Miller, Civil Rights Attorney and Journalist.
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Former VisCom graduate student Regina Boone’s photo featured on Time magazine cover

Feb 4, 2016 Detroit Free Press photojournalist Regina Boone, a former graduate student in the School of Visual Communication, had her photo of a 2-year-old child from Flint, Michigan chosen as the image for Time magazine’s Feb. 1, 2016 cover.
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OHIO Scripps alumni Allie LaForce, Peter King share insight on lessons learned

Feb 4, 2016 A recent article published on the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) website features lessons that Peter King, BSJ '79, and Allie LaForce, BSJ '11, learned while attending the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.
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Upcoming event to celebrate book release of “Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act Like a CEO” by notable OHIO alumna, Beverly Jones

Feb 3, 2016 In celebration of Ohio University alumna Beverly Jones’ new book, “Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act Like a CEO,” the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Scripps College of Communication and ohiowomen will host a book release party from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at The Ridges, Building 21, Athens, Ohio.
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OHIO’s Washington Policy Forum connects and engages alumni in presidential election discussion

Feb 3, 2016 Around 60 Ohio University alumni attended a Washington Policy Forum kickoff event in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Jan. 28 in the Capitol Visitor’s Center. Organized by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Scripps College of Communication, the Ohio University Alumni Association and the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, the forums, held quarterly, aim to reconnect alumni in the nation’s capital to Ohio University. 
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Students gear up for MDIA 14th annual 48-hour Shootout competition

Jan 28, 2016 The producers of student teams participating in the School of Media Arts & Studies 14th annual 48-hour Shootout will gather in Baker University Center, Room 347, at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5 to mark the official start of the film competition.
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Scripps College of Communication, NABEF partner for 2016 Media Sales Institute

Jan 22, 2016 Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication will host the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation’s (NABEF) Media Sales Institute May 15-26 to train recent college graduates for careers in media sales.
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