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Coester and Beeson address election integrity with $300K Mellon Foundation grant

Two journalism professors at  West Virginia University’s  Reed College of Media will lead a series of collaborative community events throughout Appalachia to explore voting rights and engage young people in democratic processes with the support of a $300,000 grant from the  Mellon Foundation.

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Truly Local Event

Martin Hall Agency students launch ‘Truly Local’ campaign in West Virginia

Many West Virginia residents will tell you they feel a deep sense of pride for the state’s unique beauty and Appalachian heritage. Students in Martin Hall Agency (MHA) launched a campaign during the fall 2022 semester to ensure that pride extends to agritourism destinations.

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Plus One MHA Team

MHA students launch ‘Plus One’ campaign to increase agritourism in West Virginia

During the fall 2022 semester, WVU Extension partnered with Martin Hall Agency, the WVU Reed College of Media’s student-run public relations and advertising agency class, to develop a campaign focused on increasing awareness of farm-to-table restaurants, farm stays, breweries, cideries and you-pick farms that provide family-friendly adventures and hands-on experiences unique to Appalachian culture.

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Faculty and Staff Feats

Spring Honors

Our faculty are experts in emerging media technologies, mis- and disinformation, community news, public interest communications, community branding, interactive design, broadcast news, media ethics, crisis communication and so much more. Their work is frequently published in top journals and they are invited to speak at international conferences.

Here are some of their feats.

College of Media Magazine

College of Media Magazine

Coronavirus has had an impact on nearly everyone around the world, uprooting life and work. College of Media students faced a move to online classes, unexpected departures from Morgantown, interrupted sports seasons and, as journalists and communicators, a call to continue the essential work of reporting while keeping themselves and others safe. And in these struggles, we’ve seen resilience.

Read the 2020 Magazine here

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