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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."


Ohio agencies build web portal for journalists who cover suicide

Jun 13, 2017 Three Ohio agencies have collaborated to build a destination web portal to guide journalists as they write stories, interact with survivors and educate others about this public health issue. The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services administered the grant that allowed Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University to develop the content.
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Alumna Kallia Wright receives Distinguished Professor Award

May 5, 2017 Alumna Dr. Kallia Wright, MS ’05 and PHD ’09, was awarded the 2017 Harry Joy Dunbaugh Distinguished Professor Award at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Ill., on Friday, April 28. This is considered the highest honor a faculty member can be awarded at Illinois College.
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COMS seniors hold historical virtual, walking tours of campus

Apr 26, 2017 At the beginning of the semester, School of Communication Studies’ Professor Roger Aden’s senior capstone course started a major project. Students had some help from Ohio University Alumni Relations, who reached out and asked alumni to submit personal stories or memories from their time at Ohio University, such as their favorite or most memorable places on campus.
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MDIA to feature Imgur’s Sarah Schaaf, alumni panel, Dunbar documentary, more for Comm Week

Mar 24, 2017 The School of Media Arts & Studies will welcome Imgur’s Sarah Schaaf on Friday, March 31, as a part of MDIA day for the Scripps College of Communication’s Communication Week. An alumnus of the School of Media Arts & Studies, Schaaf is widely regarded as a leader in the field of media and technology and has received wide accolades with profiles in Fortune, Fast Company and Business Insider, to name a few.
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ITS students visit, learn about infrastructure at Nationwide Arena

Mar 23, 2017 A group of Ohio University students studying Information and Telecommunication Systems made a trip to Columbus to visit Nationwide Arena on Feb. 25. Students had the opportunity to tour the facility and learn about its networking operations.
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JOUR alumnus created one of the first digital ads 35 years ago

Mar 22, 2017 Nearly 35 years ago, journalism graduate Jeff Brickman, BSJ ’74, created and placed one of the first digital ads ever on CompuServe, the first major commercial online service provider in the United States, while working at Ogilvy & Mather.
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