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05/26/2022

ZTV has received 12 nominations for Student Production Awards from the Central Great Lakes Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Our programs receiving nominations include ZTV Sports Report, ZTV's 300 Seconds of Science ZTV 5 Minute Flashback, Lowdown, Class Cancelled, and Akron After Hours.

Here are our nominees:
Non-fiction – Short form:
300 Seconds of Science: The Multiverse Theory Explained
300 Seconds of Science: Rolling back the Rock!
5 Minute Flashback: The Battle of Lake Erie
5 Minute Flashback: The Meaning Behind the AIDS Memorial Quilt


Magazine Program:
Class Cancelled: The Akron Zoo

Music Video:
Lowdown Live Sessions: “Dream Lover” – The Michael Weber Show
Lowdown Live Sessions: “Can’t see eye to eye” – The Michael Weber Show

Fiction – Long Form:
Allegiant to None (Akron After Hours)
Akron After Hours, The best of Fall 2021

Sports Program:
The ZTV Sports Report

Talent – News or Sports:
The ZTV Sports Report: Nikko Weathers

Talent – Performer:
Brian Day: Allegiant to None (Akron After Hours)

#seeyouattheemmys

Jerica Lynn Rogers, ZTV Alum and News Producer with Youngstown's WKBN-TV, has been awarded 'Best Spot News Coverage' at ...
04/25/2022

Jerica Lynn Rogers, ZTV Alum and News Producer with Youngstown's WKBN-TV, has been awarded 'Best Spot News Coverage' at the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors Ceremony. Congratulations, Jerica!

Congratulations to the students in WZIP-FM for these recognitions!
04/19/2022

Congratulations to the students in WZIP-FM for these recognitions!

WZIP-FM is the winner of the "Best Specialty Program (non-music)" category at the national level for Esports UnZipped. In addition, Z88 was a finalist in another five categories. Except for the polka program, all programming is hosted and produced by students. Congratulations to staff and students. For more information about the School of Communication, visit https://www.uakron.edu/schlcomm/

Our former producer of the ZTV Sports Report, Dante Leonard Tolsdorf, is now working with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC ...
04/11/2022

Our former producer of the ZTV Sports Report, Dante Leonard Tolsdorf, is now working with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC as a Game Presentation/Video Coordinator. Congrats, Dante!

ZTV alum, Tyler William, has joined CBS Media Ventures and is now working as an Assistant Editor for The Drew Barrymore ...
04/04/2022

ZTV alum, Tyler William, has joined CBS Media Ventures and is now working as an Assistant Editor for The Drew Barrymore Show. Congratulations on your new position, Tyler!

We appreciate all the women involved with ZTV! Thank you to this semester’s female producers, Marie Suso of Class Cancel...
03/14/2022

We appreciate all the women involved with ZTV! Thank you to this semester’s female producers, Marie Suso of Class Cancelled, Grace Thanasiu of 300 Seconds of Science and 5 Minute Flashback, and Hannah Wines of Lights Camera Akron!

ZTV wouldn’t be the same without you!

Happy Women’s History Month!💪❤️🌟

Congratulations to ZTV Member of the Month of February, Madison McSweeney! Another dedicated and hard working student th...
03/05/2022

Congratulations to ZTV Member of the Month of February, Madison McSweeney! Another dedicated and hard working student that makes ZTV such a special program to be a part of at UA!💪🎉

Students like Maddie are the reason ZTV is the perfect environment and community for students of any skill level to gain experience, knowledge, tools, and networking in the video world and beyond!🎥🌎🔍

02/22/2022

Matthew Cherry, a University of Akron alumnus, former media major, and Academy Award winner, addressed a large audience in person and via Zoom last night. Before answering audience questions, he praised WZIP and ZTV, acknowledging being a part of both during his time as a student in the School of Communication. As a film and television producer, director, and storyteller he has worked on projects like "Blackish," "Girlfriends," and "Bel-Air." Visit https://www.uakron.edu/schlcomm/ for information.

We are all proud to be a Zip!
02/18/2022

We are all proud to be a Zip!

Our member of the month is Natalie Savage. She is a Junior majoring in Media Studies and minoring in Creative Writing an...
12/14/2021

Our member of the month is Natalie Savage. She is a Junior majoring in Media Studies and minoring in Creative Writing and Theater Arts. You can see her work in ZTV's 300 Seconds of Science, ZTV 5 Minute Flashback, and Akron After Hours. You should check out her informational and entertaining science episode on the multiverse. Congratulations, Natalie!

It's time for UA@Night! Join us tonight at 9:00pm for a whole hour that will include segments led by every Z-TV show and...
11/23/2021
ZTV Fall 2021 UA at Night!

It's time for [email protected]! Join us tonight at 9:00pm for a whole hour that will include segments led by every Z-TV show and where we will also bring back some alumni. Watch live on 45-1 on campus or on YouTube!

Join us for a night of Comedy, Science, Music, News, and more! What are you waiting for just watch the video.

Have you checked out 'Allegiant to None' yet? You should. It's Akron After Hours short film produced over the summer, an...
11/22/2021

Have you checked out 'Allegiant to None' yet? You should. It's Akron After Hours short film produced over the summer, and it is getting lots of attention in indie film fest circles with recognitions from Independent Shorts Awards, American Golden Picture Film Festival, IndieX Fest, and FLICKFAIR.

Watch the short film on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuNoxJXJ2c8&t=1s

Akron After Hours has a new video! Check it out.https://youtu.be/eToNNUHniPs
11/05/2021
The News Room

Akron After Hours has a new video! Check it out.

https://youtu.be/eToNNUHniPs

Get an inside look at what it's like to work in a news room!Sketch By: Andrew KishBe sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!Facebook: Akron Aft...

Tyreese West, producer of Lights. Camera. Akron, has received a scholarship from the Akron Press Club/Knight Foundation....
09/28/2021

Tyreese West, producer of Lights. Camera. Akron, has received a scholarship from the Akron Press Club/Knight Foundation. Congratulations Tyreese!

Tyreese West, a senior majoring in Media Studies, is a recipient of the Akron Press Club/Knight Foundation scholarship. The $5000 scholarship was awarded through Dr. Aileen Thong.

“This scholarship has helped me financially fund both my summer 2021 and fall 2021 semester courses,” said Tyreese. “The scholarship has given me confidence in my abilities as it is good for my resume and will hopefully spark some looks from potential employers.”

Tyreese plans to pursue some of his ambitions after graduation, including writing his first novel and working on an independent web series.

To learn more about majoring in Media Studies like Tyreese, visit https://bulletin.uakron.edu/undergraduate/colleges-programs/arts-sciences/communication/media-studies-ba/

What you’ve all been waiting for…watch Allegiant to None now!
08/16/2021

What you’ve all been waiting for…watch Allegiant to None now!

It’s finally here!!! You can now watch our movie, Allegiant to None, on YouTube! Let us know what you think!

Click here: youtu.be/TuNoxJXJ2c8

08/14/2021

Check out the new poster for our film, Allegiant to None! Subscribe to us on YouTube so you don't miss it when it releases on August 15th!

08/12/2021

Allegiant To None, an Akron After Hours production, is coming August 15th! We can’t wait to see this awesome action packed film that our team has put together.

Coming soon to a screen near you....
08/11/2021

Coming soon to a screen near you....

Just had our first screening for Allegiant to None! We’re only a few days away from the premiere!

08/09/2021

So much talent from our students! We’re all so excited for you to see our film soon.

07/04/2021
06/13/2021
Congratulate ZTV on Their 10th Emmy!

Congratulations to our amazing team members for winning ANOTHER Central Lakes Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences College Award Student Emmy in the category of Newscast for our 2020 Presidential Election Special! Everyone worked so hard during this 6 hour special so this is a well deserved honor.

Class Cancelled and some of our other members were able to get a little wild at the Akron Zoo today! Keep an eye out for...
05/05/2021

Class Cancelled and some of our other members were able to get a little wild at the Akron Zoo today! Keep an eye out for future episodes coming soon 🐢🙈

Last night we had a picnic at Lock 3 Park for our ZTV Show cup. Congratulations to the Akron After Hours team for anothe...
05/02/2021

Last night we had a picnic at Lock 3 Park for our ZTV Show cup. Congratulations to the Akron After Hours team for another show cup win! We can’t wait to see what else they have for us this summer 😉

We’re happy to announce that we’ve been nominated for 5 student production Emmy’s this year! Congratulations to all the ...
04/29/2021

We’re happy to announce that we’ve been nominated for 5 student production Emmy’s this year! Congratulations to all the members nominated 🎉

04/28/2021
Unraveling The Secrets Of Mars!

We could be landing on Mars within 15 years. Our General Manager Juan Contreras talks about the red planet in this new episode of ZTV's 300 Seconds of Science!

We had some awesome live shows this past week! Another amazing semester is coming to a close but we still have a few epi...
04/23/2021

We had some awesome live shows this past week! Another amazing semester is coming to a close but we still have a few episode left so keep an eye out for those 😄

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In the eighth season finale of ZTV Akron's Class Cancelled, the cast challenges Akron After Hours to a friendly competition in VR and board games! 👾 🏆 See which team comes out on top: http://ow.ly/V67Q50I8pqE
“You can come in with zero experience, but all we ask is that you have the drive, you want to learn, you want the hands-on experience, and you want to do great things.” -Joe Goodman, ZTV Social Media Director Do you want to gain experience in video production, professional social media, and working with real clients? Join ZTV Akron, the UA School of Communication’s Emmy award-winning, student-run television station. Plan a visit and see what the School of Communication has to offer. https://www.uakron.edu/admissions/undergraduate/visiting_campus/
UA is preparing the next gen of multimedia pros. Whatever your interest – video, strategic communication, media studies, PR, TV, social and more – you can master it at UA. For instance, ZTV Akron, our student-run television station, has won 9 (and been nominated for nearly 40) Emmy Awards! Aim high in your choice of college: See it all at uakron.edu/schlcomm.
Looking for something new in 2021? Applications are now open to join WZIP and ZTV Akron! Whether it’s for your future profession or just for fun, the skills you learn and the friends you make will define your college career. All majors are welcome! Membership is open to current students at The University of Akron. Follow the link below to begin your application! http://ow.ly/ROLt50DdSur
Our friends at ZTV Akron are working hard to bring you LIVE Election Night coverage beginning at 6:00 p.m.! You can watch the races unfold on campus on channel 45-1, or online on The University of Akron‘s website and YouTube channel. #ElectionDay
Today on ZipsUnlimited: Vic Fleischer, head of UA Archival Services, talks about his new book, “The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, A Photographic History, 1898-1951” Also, ZTV Akron General Manager Juan Contreras and WZIP General Manager Chris Keppler talk about their stations and invite students to join
Our ZTV Akron students were recently awarded an Emmy for their “300 Seconds of Science" segment on colorblindness. The episode explored the experience and causes behind colorblindness.
Follow our exciting new doc project for updates. Coming this summer! A collab with The University of Akron and Theatre on the Spectrum. Props to The EXL Center, ZTV Akron, The University of Akron School of Communication
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THANK YOU to Juan Eduardo Contreras Barberena and the entire staff at The University of Akron and ZTV Akron for hosting our WHS-TV students! #WHSTV #WHSTVOhio #MassillonCTEWorks4Me #CTEWorks4Me #MassillonCitySchools #MassillonTigers #GoTigers #MyOhioClassroom #OhioLovesTeachers Massillon City Schools
ISO 2 people to fill Production Assistant positions for a high level production to be aired on Smithsonian Channel International. Position is paid a day rate, TBD, and runs from September 12-24th; roughly 10-12 hour days in Cleveland. Please send resumes to [email protected]. One individual to be a runner/PA the other to assist with talent & costumes and logistics. These positions are for production, Hell Below Season 3. Please put “Parallax Film” in the subject line. Thanks!
If any current students are looking for a pretty laid back extracurricular, the Zips Fencing Club is seeking a new social media manager! Position is unpaid, but is pretty easy and fun. Hit me up if you’re interested!