The Media & News are the storytellers of our development. The students that comprise our Media & News team showcase who we are in articles, reviews, opinion pieces, debates, and event coverage. We flex our media-centric focus to gain access to events with press passes and first-hand experiences. We partner with developers and manufacturers to review hardware and software to give opinions. We talk about trends in the industry and showcase the values we have as students at OU in the diverse gaming industries.

This program has been functioning since April 2018 and has had a constant release of content ever since. It highlights the core journalistic practicum opportunities that are essential esports to bring a well-rounded entertainment package. This team is the constant standard for all of our media efforts and as workflows mature the shoutcasting and streaming teams will become heavily coordinated to bring our own media production house and outlet fully online.

Real-Time Examples

Opinion Pieces

Women in Esports

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I have been working on this article for months. I started writing in January and planned to have it up the day after I started writing it. Events kept happening focused around the topic of…

News Reports

Talking with MVD, Smash Ultimate player

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Pro Smasher Jestise Negron or more commonly known as MVD has been a regular face at Sooner Smash Dojo here in Norman, especially since the arrival of the newest iteration in the franchise, Smash Ultimate.…

Event Coverage

April 27, 2019 End of Year Bash!

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It's almost the end of the 2018-2019 school year and we've done a lot in regards to foundational development. We know that chill community-focused programming feedback has been given throughout the year too! So we're…

Reviews

Razer Kraken v2

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The Razer Kraken v2 is a step in right direction in headphones for Razer. Taking it out of the box, overall the headset felt solid. It had a metal band holding it together, nice comfortable…

OUR TEAM

Bailey Brown

News Director / Editor in Chief

BIO: Bailey is an outlier when you look at personas in esports. While she supports and appreciates the competition of games like League of Legends, Hearthstone, and Overwatch, her main passion is Nintendo games.

Growing up, she was given her first GameBoy advance and a copy of Pokémon Emerald by one of her friends, and she hasn’t stopped gaming since. She moved up to saving Hyrule and the Mushroom Kingdom as well as ‘catching them all’. Outside of Nintendo, she recently has started playing Overwatch, Rocket League, and PUBG, hoping to expand her horizons into social gaming.

She is currently studying advertising at the University of Oklahoma and hopes to pursue the field in the video game industry. She is also High Council (Leadership) for The Esports Association at The University of Oklahoma.

BAILEY BROWN
News Director / Editor in Chief

Advertising Major
Nonprofit Studies Minor
Class of 2019

JOB DESCRIPTION
The News Director manages a team of writers whose goal is to report to and entertain our audience with esports and gaming news in the Midwest and the industry that impacts us.

Do you want to help our cause and support our programs? We will soon have a direct way for you to do so with tax incentives to boot! Stay tuned for a Q1’2019 reveal of our very own OU Foundation account for direct contributions.

MEDIA & NEWS TEAM ROSTER

WRITERS

  • Alex Heuer – Computer Engineering
  • Courtney Johnson – Interior Design
  • David Kaucic – Chemical Engineering
  • James Myers – Undecided
  • Salvador Soldi – Creative Media Production
  • Matthew Viriyapah – Professional Writing
CREATIVE MEDIA TEAM

  • John McDonald – Marketing, Advertising
  • Zachary Satz – Art, Technology, and Culture
  • Stingray Schuller – Creative Media Production