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The purpose of this wiki is to serve as an informative tool for students seeking an Ohio college or university that offers an online journalism program of study. Current students can use this wiki as well by rating the different online programs based on their personal experiences. Therefore, if universities with online journalism programs of study adopted a wiki such as this, it could greatly aid their enrollment rate.

By utilizing this wiki, different Ohio colleges will be able to spread the word about their online journalism programs, or possibly about other programs as well. Online journalism is quickly becoming an increasingly more popular focus among college students, because of the changing aspects of the field of journalism. So what better way to publicize online journalism programs than with an online, interactive wiki? Ideally, after some time, all of the online journalism programs offered through Ohio colleges will be displayed on this wiki, and colleges with new programs will add themselves to the list.

After a college is added to this wiki, their online journalism program’s goals and offerings will be displayed to current and prospective students worldwide. In addition to having access to the objective descriptions of each college’s programs, prospective students can also view comments posted by current students and alumni. Therefore, these colleges gain a sort of transparency about their online journalism programs. By allowing students to comment on the program, colleges show prospective students that they are open to criticism, and that they are confident enough in their programs to allow criticism.

Interactivity is also provided by this wiki. Although people cannot comment in real time (see our editing policy), and therefore cannot hold discussions through comments about a specific college’s online journalism program, different opinions are still expressed about a common interest. This creates a sense of community among users, who are brought together by their interest in online journalism education in Ohio. This interactivity can also work in favor of the displayed colleges, because prospective students may feel that they are a part of a specific college even before they begin the application process.

There are many advantages available to Ohio colleges if their online journalism programs are displayed on this wiki. Students, too, will benefit from being able to gain an opinion – other than that provided by a college’s public relations board – on a specific program of study. Thus, all parties participating in any college’s online journalism program will gain from utilizing this wiki. However, it will not be fully developed until people begin actually using it. This wiki will be useless unless descriptions of Ohio online journalism programs are added as they are created and comments are made on the different programs. The success of this wiki depends on the participation of its audience.
Ashland University
401 College Avenue
Ashland, OH 44805

(419) 289-4142 (phone)

http://www.ashland.edu/academics/arts_sci/commart/journalism.html

Electronic Media Program
Electronic media students will be prepared for positions in the electronic media: broadcast and non-broadcast facilities in the areas of radio production, television production, professional video, media management, and related fields. A range of laboratory experiences in the campus radio station, television station, video production facility and multimedia laboratory are open to qualified students regardless of class rank.
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0001

http://www.bgsu.edu/departments/journalism/page67631.html

Examples of Course Offerings:
JOUR 3100. Introduction to Visual Journalism
JOUR 3150. Visual Editing
JOUR 3450. Media Publication and Design
JOUR 4100. Advanced Visual Journalism
JOUR 4600. Online Journalism
Our Editors:

Greg Gallant
gg244306@ohio.edu

Sarah Decarlo
sd183307@ohio.edu

Tyler Bell
tb299300@ohio.edu

E. W. Scripps School of Journalism
Ohio University
Park Place & Court Street
Athens, OH 45701
Faculty or students attending an Ohio college that offers an online journalism program can contribute to this wiki by adding their program to the website. The addition should include the college’s full name and location as well as a description of the program. Contributors can include other details as well, such as the demographics of a particular college, professors involved in the program, and different involvement activities a college offers that are relevant to online journalism study and experience. The goal is to have an extensive profile of all online journalism programs offered in Ohio.

In addition to adding a college’s program description to the wiki, current students and alumni are encouraged to add informative comments about their experiences within a specific online journalism program. These comments should be directed towards prospective students, and should discuss the effectiveness of the program.
[[Mission Statement]]
[[Contributing]]
Comments and program descriptions will not be posted in real time; they will first be reviewed by the website creators. These additions will be posted, unchanged, unless they contain vulgar language, personal attacks (towards a college or a specific person), or portray aggressive behavior. Comments and descriptions containing any of these aspects will not be posted at all. Additions that do not contain these aspects will be posted, unedited, to the wiki. Therefore, contributors should double check the grammar of their additions to the wiki themselves before submitting.
Online Journalism: History

Every so often, the field of journalism is forced to adapt to the demands of a new medium. Television, radio, and even print itself were innovations that changed the way information was disseminated to the public. The most notable recent shift has been the influence of online content on the world of journalism.

As always, there was a resistance to increasing online-based reporting, and many leaders in the industry discounted the impact of journalistic sites. Ultimately, though, a string of wildly lucrative successes in online media forced journalists to confront the issue. 

Reporting was affected drastically by numerous blogs and multimedia sites. Criticism was changed by the influence of online forums. Research methods were overhauled after the creation of sites like Wikipedia. These developments and others changed the types of duties and career arcs that typified the lives of journalists. Therefore, the need to restructure programs that taught journalism grew to the point where universities had to act. 

Several groups took a vested interest in bringing journalism education up to speed. In May of 2005, the Carnegie Corporation and the John S. and James L. Knight foundation commissioned a study probing how journalism schools could adapt to changing economic and ethical concerns. The study recommended a three-pronged approach to both strengthen programs’ cores and expand their reaches. 

From Poynter.com (http://www.poynter.org/content/content_view.asp?id=82952):

1. Emphasize the basics of the journalism craft, along with analytical thinking and a strong sense of ethics.
2. Help reporters build specialized expertise to enhance their coverage of complex beats from medicine to economics, and to acquire first-hand knowledge of the languages and cultures of distant parts of the world.
3. Channel the best writers, the most curious reporters, and the most analytical thinkers into the profession of journalism.

In response to the report, the foundations teamed up with five leading journalism schools to fund a $6 million initiative to “revitalize” journalism institutions in America. Some of the program’s major undertakings are, according to Poynter:

1. Better integrating journalism schools with the rest of the campus.
2. Experimenting with curriculum and hands-on experience, including the "creation of annual national investigative reporting projects overseen by campus professors and distributed via traditional and innovative media." The project, called News21, will be headed by Merrill Brown, an interactive media pioneer.
3. A task force to focus on research and a platform for educators to speak out on journalism education issues

The initiative had a significant effect on many schools. Within a year, the University of California Berkeley added courses in multimedia production, web development and online reporting for its students. 

Many schools here in Ohio are also adding programs that cater to the changing needs of journalists. These schools include Ohio University, Kent State University, Miami University, Ashland University, Mariette College, Ohio State University, and many more. 
Faculty or students attending an Ohio college that offers an online journalism program can contribute to this wiki by adding their program to the website. The addition should include the university or college’s full name and location as well as a description of the program. Contributors can include other details as well, such as the demographics of a particular college, professors involved in the program, and different involvement activities a college offers that are relevant to online journalism study and experience. The goal is to have an extensive profile of each individual online journalism program offered in Ohio.

In addition to adding a college’s program description to the wiki, current students and alumni are encouraged to add informative comments about their experiences within a specific online journalism program. These comments should be directed towards prospective students, and should discuss the effectiveness of the program.
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Kent State University
201 Franklin Hall
Kent, Ohio 44242

Phone: 330.672.2572

http://new.jmc.kent.edu/news/stories/2008/october/courses/online.aspx
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Marietta College
215 Fifth Street
Marietta, OH 45750

740-376-4628 (phone)

http://www.marietta.edu/Academics/undergraduate_degrees/journalism.html

Examples of Course Offerings:
Desktop Publishing
Website Design
Miami University
501 East High Street
Oxford, Ohio 45056

513-529-1809 (phone)

http://www.miami.muohio.edu/documents_and_policies/bulletin10/programs_of_study/cas/index.html#JournalismBachelorofArts

Examples of Course Offerings:
Information Studies in the Digital Age
Media Technology
Online Journalism
Advanced Electronic Journalism
The goal of this wiki is to create a conversation.  We believe that by providing a forum for discussion, to both Ohio community members and people interested in online journalism programs, we can enrich the value of the information available.  Truly, the more you put into this wiki, the more you will get out of it because the collective knowledge of many is more powerful than any one authoritative source could ever be.

Please use our wiki as your source for information about online journalism programs located in Ohio.  You can find links to individual programs and universities’ websites, as well as personal testimonials from professors and students within those programs.  We are also constantly looking for any new online journalism programs that might spring up, so check back often!
The Ohio State University
Enarson Hall 154 W 12th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210

(614) 292-3400 (phone)

www.comm.ohio-state.edu

Examples of Course Offerings:
News Editing & Design
News Reporting
Media Management
Internship in Journalism
E. W. Scripps School of Journalism
Ohio University
Park Place & Court Street
Athens, OH 45701

740.593.2590 (phone)

http://scrippsjschool.org/online/
info@scrippsjschool.org

Examples of Course Offerings:
Graphics of Communication
News Writing and Reporting
Online Journalism Fundamentals
Online Journalism Practice
Online Journalism Program Testimonial
Greg Gallant
Ohio University
I’m a senior in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. For a couple of years here at OU, I was under the impression that there were not a lot of opportunities to work in the web medium, but lately I have discovered that this is not the case. In taking the online journalism class (Jour 314), we discussed many principles dealing with reporting on the web. We also got hands on experience working with blogs and other online formats.
Most of the chances to get involved online, though, are outside of the classroom. The major newspapers each have websites, as do many other publications. Backdrop Magazine currently operates a site as a supplement to their quarterly publication. I currently work for the ACRN (internet radio station) site as the copy chief. We re-launched this quarter with a new emphasis on web content. There is also Speakeasy, an online magazine serving the campus community. 
Basically, while the actual academic system could stand to address online journalism more, there are plenty of ways to maintain an online presence at Ohio University.



Sarah Decarlo
Ohio University

Ohio University’s online journalism program has been very beneficial to me. I began attending this university without much experience at all; my high school did not have a newspaper or any journalism classes, so the only experience I had was a six-week seminar that I participated in at the Plain Dealer during my senior year of high school. However, I was fortunately accepted into the selective E. W. Scripps College of Communication and soon began my first experiences with real-world journalism work.

All of the professors I have had in the journalism program – in my four quarters at OU – have been dedicated to enriching my college experience. I have, with the help of these professors, created multimedia stories with software that I did not know about before coming here, and I have learned to think about different subjects in new and creative ways. There are also many ways for journalism students to get involved on campus, including several media outlets that post stories online as well as in print. I believe that OU’s online journalism program would be beneficial to any dedicated journalism student.



Tyler Bell
Ohio University
Masters in Journalism

Hi everyone, my name is Tyler Bell and I’m an Ohio University graduate student going for my masters in journalism. OU offers online journalism courses to both undergraduate and graduate students. I am currently enrolled in Online Journalism Fundamentals with professor Hans Meyer. 

During the course, we have studied various topics relating to online journalism, including the history of the internet, theoretical basis for online news, interactivity, usability, citizen journalism, blogs, mojos, wikis, convergence, user-generated content and the future of journalism. I was particularly interested in blogs, and after completing most of the course I already have two great ones! They are really fun and easy to make, especially if you have the right training and guidance.

Ohio University also offers Advanced Online Journalism courses as well as many varying supplemental classes that teach you the basics of journalism itself, including communication law, ethics, research, news writing, and reporting just to name a few! If you are interested in online journalism or live near Southeast Ohio and are looking for a great opportunity to learn and grow, I would highly recommend Ohio University, Go Bobcats!
The idea of gathering together various degree programs into one coherent database is nothing new.  In fact, there are several great examples of this practice:

The Journalism School Directory at http://www.journalismschools.com is a website that has assembled links to numerous journalism programs in the United States.  A brief description of degrees offered and telephone numbers are also provided, and programs are sorted by state. 

The Online College Reference Database at http://www.ed-reference.us/states/ is another website database that has collected links to varying degree programs and sorted them by either state, degree, name or “online”.  Each college or university has its own profile, with contact information, address, degrees offered, enrollment information and nearby colleges of interest.  

Journa Wiki at http://journalism.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page is an example of an actual wiki for journalism topics.  This example is the most similar to our website.  It offers a place for people interested in journalism to meet and discuss topics such as freedom of the press, public relations, creative nonfiction and many more.  It also includes a section on the top journalism schools throughout the world.  On the main page, users are encouraged to “be bold and edit!” because the site is actually a wiki in which anyone is free to edit and contribute (under moderation).  

Our wiki acts as a sort of combination of these concepts, with a very specific focus.  We wanted to create a database of online journalism programs in Ohio that also acts as a wiki.  This enables our readers to edit and contribute their own ideas, thereby increasing the overall value of the information available as well as the experience of using the site itself.
[[Ashland University]]
[[Bowling Green State University]]
[[Kent State University]]
[[Marietta College]]
[[Miami University]]
[[Ohio State University]]
[[Ohio University]]
[[University of Akron]]
[[University of Toledo]]
http://www.poynter.org/content/content_view.asp?id=82952

http://www.journalismschools.com/

http://www.ed-reference.us/states/

http://journalism.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page

http://wikipedia.org

http://scrippsjschool.org

http://mindymcadams.com/tojou/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezNScBd7_h4&feature=PlayList&p=8ABBE319DFFD819F&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=22

http://community.wikidot.com/forum/t-55823/what-makes-a-wiki-better-than-another-kind-of-website

http://wiki.wetpaint.com/page/Wiki+Defined

http://www.ojr.org
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John Doe
State University

Hi, my name is John Doe. This is where I would tell you about my online journalism program at State University.

Thanks!
John Doe
State University

Hi my name is John Doe. This is where I would put my testimonial and tell you all about the online journalism program at my State University.

Thanks!
[[Ohio University Testimonial]]
[[State University Testimonial]]
http://www3.uakron.edu/schlcomm/page/undergrad/majors.htm

News (Journalism) Major
The News (Journalism) major is designed to provide students with critical expertise as well as practical experience. A News major prepares students for journalism careers in print, broadcast and new media. Writing and other production courses in the News area include hands-on skills courses taught in laboratory settings in which students apply their journalism knowledge. Students critically analyze content and issues through lecture courses that explore journalism history and investigate contemporary media trends.
The University of Toledo
2801 W. Bancroft
Toledo, OH 43606-3390

pmany@uoft02.utoledo.edu
http://www.utoledo.edu/as/communication/studentresources/curriculum/journalism.html

Examples of Course Offerings:
COMM 2150 	Editing and Graphics
COMM 4330 	New Technologies
COMM 4210 	Electronic Media Research
Hey Wiki users,
As you know, we’re hoping to get a conversation started on the merits of online journalism programs at various Ohio universities. Because all of us are students here at Ohio University, we’re going to need a lot of help with information on programs at other schools. Consider this a call to action: If you are a journalism student or faculty member, or even just involved with a journalism program in any way, we would love your feed back on your program.

We really want to know about all of the opportunities that exist for people to get involved online at your school. Are there classes that specialize in discussing and/or producing content for the Internet? Are there organizations – affiliated with the school or independent – that maintain websites or blogs where students can build a web presence? Does the school provide technology and staff that meet the needs of the changing media-scape? Let us know the answers to these questions and more, and we’ll be able to really help out prospective students, current students, and even faculty members at these programs.

Thanks,
	Greg Gallant, Tyler Bell, Sarah Decarlo