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It took the world nearly 30 years to go from black-and-white to color television. Yet in the last 15 alone, we’ve seen the rise of social media, the birth and massive growth of streaming video, increasingly global access to the internet, and more. We are in a moment of exponential change, one that is driving an ever-accelerating evolution of media and communications. 

At Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication, one thing hasn’t changed – we have always been at the forefront of this dynamic industry. Our legendary programs in journalism and visual communication have been churning out Pulitzer-winning, industry-defining journalists and photographers for decades, but we are also leading the charge in teaching emerging technologies, interdisciplinary collaboration, and strategies for storytelling in an ever-more-connected world. Here, students don’t just read about what’s new and next, they navigate, apply and lead it. 

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AI Symposium

Will AI replace jobs? What does it mean to use AI ethically? How can current OHIO students prepare for the inevitable workforce and career change AI is ushering in? These questions and more were at the center of the recent Ohio University’s AI Symposium. Featuring speakers from across industries, the symposium welcomed 1,400 attendees for a series of sessions on subjects ranging from entrepreneurship to filmmaking, healthcare to journalism.

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Columbus Blue Jackets Visit

A group of students from the Media Arts and Studies (MDIA) program recently had a “game-changing” experience. Associate Professor of Instruction and Outreach Coordinator Andie Walla took a group of 10 MDIA students to the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets (CBJ) Video Production Day. 

Students participated in a tour of the in-house video production facilities as well as a question-and-answer session with professionals on the CBJ media team including the videographer/producer, social media coordinator, team photographer, and an on-air announcer with Bally Sports.

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Scripps Innovation Scholars AI Presentation to Nonprofits

The 2023-24 undergraduate cohort of Innovation Scholars recently hosted a group of representatives from local nonprofits, presenting ideas for how they can incorporate AI into their organizations. 

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Scripps Innovation Scholars AI Presentation to Nonprofits

“We wanted to help local organizations get a glimpse of possibilities for how AI could be useful in their operations,” said Dean Scott Titsworth. “I’m excited that our innovation scholars were able to learn about and meet representatives from so many of the organizations in Athens County that work hard to enrich our community."

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Women Who Tell Our Stories

The 2023 national theme for Women's History Month is  "Women Who Tell Our Stories," which aims to recognize women who have made an impact in media and storytelling. 


The Scripps College of Communication produces some of the world's best storytellers. Throughout Women's History Month, we want to celebrate OHIO alumnae who are using their Scripps' experience in the field, and doing the work to share stories through their professional mediums. 


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The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism hands out certificates to the participants of the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism on April 12, 2019 at the OU Inn. Photo by Hannah Ruhoff