Wayne State student among AEJMC national student podcast contest winners 

AEJMC podcast contest winners Six college students representing universities in Louisiana, New Jersey, Michigan and Pennsylvania won a national student podcast competition emphasizing the importance of media history.

Wayne State University student Ellen Chamberlain received third place in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)'s Journalism History student podcast competition for her podcast on the life, work and impact of Claudia Jones, a little-known international journalist exiled for her affiliation with Communism. 

Louisiana State student Nick Ashton won first place for his show exploring the history and future of drumming publications, while William Paterson University student Ryley McKiernan won second place for his show focusing on music copyright law and the legal case surrounding the 2013 hit “Blurred Lines.”

Their episodes will air on the Journalism History podcast during the week of March 22.

Journalism History executive producer Teri Finneman said it’s important to engage students with history on a platform popular with Generation Z.

“We’re thrilled with the level of research and production that these students put into their shows,” Finneman said. “Delving into history provides students with challenging ways to expand their storytelling and share their discoveries with listeners around the world.”

Journalism History is a podcast that rips out the pages of your history books to reexamine the stories you thought you knew and the ones you were never told. Hosted by three professional media historians and listened to in 96 countries, Journalism History is available wherever you listen to podcasts. Transcripts are available at journalism-history.org/podcast.