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WVU School of Journalism hosts high school journalism competition

The West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism hosted its annual High School Journalism Competition March 15-16, bringing more than 140 high school students from across the state and Pennsylvania to Morgantown to compete in live competitions.

Co-sponsored by the West Virginia Press Association, the annual event is designed to provide high school students the opportunity to put their journalistic skills to the test. Students competed in broadcast, writing, photojournalism, and print design events. This year’s competition also included a new advertising competition. Winners included:

Critical Review Writing—Divisions I & II

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WVU journalism school launches new PR minor

The West Virginia University Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism launches its new public relations minor program with classes starting in summer 2007.

Open to all WVU students outside the School of Journalism, the PR minor consists of five courses, all of which are offered online during the summer terms. This flexibility allows students to complete the minor in just two summers without having to come to campus.

In addition, the two lower-division courses can also be taken on campus during the fall and spring semesters.

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Daily Athenaeum student column picked up by BBC World Service

West Virginia University Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism sophomore David Ryan’s editorial in The Daily Athenaeum received mention on BBC’s “World Update” Monday (March 19).

Ryan, from Duck, W.Va., wrote the editorial, “Four years of war has been more than enough,” in response to the fourth anniversary of the Iraq war, but never expected it to get international attention.

“I have tremendous respect for the BBC and the organization that it is, and it was surreal to hear my words on it,” he said.

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