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Magazine club starts on campus

Last spring, Karen Snyder applied for an internship with National Geographic but was not accepted. Little did she know that while the door closed on one opportunity, it opened on another.

Snyder was wished the best in her future and sent a piece of paper with the Web address on it. She didn’t think much of it until she discovered that Ed2010 could be a way to improve the career prospects of West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism (SOJ) students interested in magazines.

Ed2010 is an online volunteer organization that provides networking, resume workshops and job opportunities to young journalists around the world. Its founder, Chandra Czape Turner, saw the need for a networking organization in the magazine industry following a post-graduate internship in New York. After working with other interns still in college, Turner soon became their only connection to magazines in the city and decided to create Ed2010.

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WVU journalism student interviewed veterans for PBS airing of WW II documentary

A West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism (SOJ) graduate student worked with West Virginia Public Broadcasting to help compile the stories of West Virginia World War II veterans that were aired recently during the PBS showing of Ken Burns’ documentary, “The War.”

Barbara Griffin, a graduate student and an information systems technician in the WVU Financial Aid Office, has been working on the SOJ’s Veterans History project and with PBS for her master’s thesis.

Many local World War II veterans were featured in the spots that ran between segments of Burns’ documentary, mimicking the style he used in the film, including lighting, camera angles and interviewing techniques. The 15-hour, seven-part documentary, which ran from Sept. 23 to Oct. 2, focuses on the personal stories of ordinary Americans who lived through the war.

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WVU hosting Military Appreciation Breakfast today

Fighting on Two Fronts: Untold Stories of African American Vets from WWII

West Virginia University is honoring veterans with the Military Appreciation Breakfast from 8-9:30 a.m. today (Oct. 16) in the Mountainlair ballrooms on the Downtown Campus.

Attendees have the opportunity to acknowledge veterans and service men and women and to hear their stories.

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WVU journalism professor honored for veteran's project by U.S. House Braintrust

A West Virginia University journalism professor was honored recently by the Congressional Black Caucus Veterans’ Braintrust in Washington, D.C., for his work on a documentary about African-American veterans.

Assistant Professor Joel Beeson of the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism (SOJ) is producing a documentary film titled, “Fighting on Two Fronts: Untold Stories of African American Vets from WWII,” which will air on PBS this fall and be previewed during WVU President Mike Garrison’s inaugural celebration.

The documentary reveals the stories of five “Greatest Generation” veterans who were forced to fight two battles—against racism at home and against an enemy on foreign lands.

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Journalism student reporters to become part of 'MSNBC on Campus' segment

A West Virginia University Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism student will report live today (Oct. 3) for a new, fall segment of MSNBC News called “MSNBC on Campus.”

The MSNBC on Campus segments feature college reporters across the country reporting big, local news stories and breaking news, as well as student reactions to national news stories affecting their area.

WVU broadcast news senior Chad Beighley of Vandergrift will be one of the first students selected to go live at 4:20 p.m. on MSNBC from WVU’s news set at WVU Television Productions.

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