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ABOUT THE MEDIA & NEWS PROGRAM

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.

STUDENT LEADERSHIP PROGRAM INTRODUCTION

Every year student leadership over rostered programs create introductory videos to help returning and new students alike to understand the opportunities we have. Say hello to Media & News Coordinator, Silas Bales, as he shares what this program is all about!

ACADEMIC PULSE

3.19
Current Overall GPA
3.84
Current Scholarship ONLY GPA
15000
Lifetime Awards

MEDIA & NEWS STUDENT LEADERSHIP

Media & News student leadership are responsible for recruiting and coordinating student rosters of peers who create content in the scope of this program. They schedule meetings, inspire topics for coverage, and manage the process of brainstorming to authoring to final mastering and publication. They hold the keys to all communications channels to allow for autonomy.

MEDIA TEAM STUDENTS

NEWS TEAM STUDENTS

BRANDING AND LICENSING

The Media & News team was part of our original strategic planning but will be consolidated with our Streaming and Production programs to form the new department of “Creative Content” in the near future. All of these efforts fall under the banner of “Sooner Esports” which is an extension of The University of Oklahoma department of Esports and Co-Curricular Innovation alongside “OU Esports” and the “OU Gaming Club”.