Colleges and universities face a new challenge: fewer potential students. They’ve been told for years to brace for a decline in prospective students as the number of high school grads was expected to decline. WOSU talked with some industry experts to find out how they’ve prepared to compete for scholars.
Robert Lazarus Jr. died on Friday in Bexley. My experience with Bob, half of the dynamic Bob & Mary Lazarus team, comes from his consistent support of WOSU, but also in serving with him on community boards. He was thoughtful, positive and kind, always. I saw his gentle leadership at work with boards like the [...]
Why does Ohio State own a network of educational television and radio stations we now call WOSU Public Media? Part of the answer is in OSU’s seal from the 1870s.
“He was born ‘Rolihlahla – Shaker of Trees.’ He became Nelson Mandela and shook the world.” So begins the FRONTLINE documentary, The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela, airing as a special tonight (Friday) at 9 pm on WOSU TV. Nelson Mandela, former South African president and anti-apartheid hero, died at home yesterday at the age [...]
Stoke the fireplace and cuddle up with some hot chocolate or something more interesting and get ready to tune in to Downton Abbey Season Four starting Sunday night January 5th on PBS and WOSU TV. Yes, it’s a month way, but if you go to the official MASTERPIECE Downton Abbey USA website there is a [...]
The vast majority of Americans still listen to AM/FM radio in their cars, but that doesn’t mean the many new dashboard options aren’t starting to take hold. Reports from the recent DASH: The Connected Car Conference in Detroit found that car makers are constantly looking at new features to add to the dashboard entertainment options [...]
In an interesting take on the JFK assassination anniversary on Friday, NPR’s Here & Now will track the events in Dallas on November 22, 1963 in close to real time. The series of special reports starting at noon and continuing to 4 pm on 89.7 NPR News will mirror the news as it was reported [...]
A new report on children’s use of media shows that television still dominates the eyeballs of children under eight years of age. It also shows that public television is the primary source of educational media for the children of America! One part of the study found that kids’ use of mobile media such as smart [...]
I will be the first to admit that I am not an opera aficionado. Yet, I have good friends in Columbus who enjoy the many opportunities to attend opera concerts. It is the Metropolitan Opera “live” broadcasts into local theaters that sent me in great anticipation to the Crosswoods Cinema over the weekend to see [...]
Lesson plans created out of WOSU’s Columbus Neighborhoods documentary series have been honored with a national award from the National Educational Telecommunications Association for best use of digital media in the classroom.