The Buchtelite

Relive TV history with UA lecturer’s new book

Mike and Janice Olszweski, authors of

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

December 2, 2015

  UA public speaking and media lecturer Mike Olszweski has worked in TV and radio for nearly half the 70 years Cleveland broadcast television has been active. Olszweski and his wife Janice recently published a book titled “Cleveland TV Tales Volume II.” The book focuses on different stor...

Inaugural media studies program

By Israa Eddeb and Julie Yockey

April 29, 2015

Rather than sitting in one of the buildings on campus and listening to a professor lecture, a group of students participated in a different type of instruction in mid-April. Their instructors were editors from National Public Radio, the Washington Post, and the exhibits at the Newseum, an interactive...

UA pays respects to communication professor

Communication professor Paul R. Jacoway died unexpectedly at age 55.

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2015

Communication professor and Akron native Paul R. Jacoway died Monday, March 9, at his home. Fifty-five years-old, Jacoway’s cause of death is undetermined at this time. A brother and a sister survive Jacoway. “He was an inspiration to people who had a desire to do something they were really...

NBC Producer Dave Berg discusses Jay Leno

NBC Producer Dave Berg discusses Jay Leno

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2014

Everyone has heard of The Tonight Show and its iconic host, Jay Leno. Most people do not contemplate what is happening behind the camera when watching on television. Dave Berg was a co-producer for NBC’s The Tonight Show for 18 years. Berg came to UA to talk about the process of producing a...

Alumnus Paul Haridakis talks media influence

Haridakis as he speaks to students about media.

By Mary Menzemer, Opinion Editor

September 23, 2014

University of Akron alum Paul Haridakis spoke at the first School of Communication colloquium on Sept. 19th.    A former law student at the university, he encouraged informal discussion among students during his talk. He stressed the importance of informed research, as opposed to good or bad, in...

The media is failing the US

November 29, 2012

Written by: Branden Szabo This is what ABC White House reporter Jake Tapper said in August, as published in the Weekly Standard. I know the notion of liberal bias in the media is often met with laughter, but if you think that, I challenge you to read this article. Bias is not very easy to define. ...

RIP to the CD

October 30, 2012

Written by: Eric Warsinskey How many of you remember the days of spending hours scouring the CD section at Best Buy, Target or your local music store? Those days are long gone, thanks to the onset of the digital age. CD players have become electronic endangered species, and MP3 players, iPods, iPhones a...

Olympic athlete makes stop in class

September 25, 2012

Written by: Katelyn Freil A communications class was intrigued when an Olympic athlete stopped by to talk to their class last Tuesday. Nick Symmonds, a professional track athlete and participant in the 2012 Olympics, talked to a public relations strategies class about his experiences in track and wit...

WJW now located in the university’s Kolbe Hall

September 5, 2012

Written by: Ranier Alexander The University of Akron has a new partner in the areas of media, news coverage and communications. WJW, a Fox-affiliated television station headquartered in Cleveland, has recently relocated from their former Akron location in Summit Mall to Kolbe Hall on central campus. ...