The Media & News team are the storytellers of our development and is a scholarship enabled program. The students that comprise this program showcase who the program is through articles, reviews, opinion pieces, interviews, event coverage, and they even write our press releases. They flex our media-centric focus to gain access to events with press passes and first-hand experiences. They partner with developers and manufacturers to review hardware and software to give opinions. These students talk about trends in the industry and showcase the values we have as students at OU in the diverse gaming sector.
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 in esports to bring a well-rounded entertainment package. This team is the constant standard for all of our media efforts and as it continues to mature will be another form of competition out of our efforts against other universities but in the context of esports coverage and interactive media. This is a core reason our department is called Esports AND Co-Curricular Innovation as we have multiple ways for students to get involved and develop skillsets that translate even beyond just gaming focuses. Below are examples of their work.