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WVU journalism student wins Scripps Howard scholarship

A West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism student has been named one of the Scripps Howard Foundation’s Top Ten Student Journalists for 2008 and will receive a $10,000 scholarship.

Elaine McMillion, a news-editorial senior from Charleston, was chosen from hundreds of students nationwide for the award.

“I’m honored to be chosen as one of the top 10 journalists in the country,” said McMillion, who was nominated by the School of Journalism. “It’s amazing that they would choose me. It just goes to show that you can accomplish your goals and dreams with hard work and determination if you just put your mind to it.”

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WVU student completes Society of Professional Journalists national internship

A West Virginia University junior was awarded the opportunity to write articles for a newspaper published by the Society of Professional Journalists.

Jon Offredo of Newtown, Pa., earned one of 12 national internships as a reporter for The Working Press, a tabloid that was published three times at the SPJ national convention earlier this month in Atlanta.

He is a news editorial major in WVU’s P.I. Reed School of Journalism.

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WVU School of Journalism receives grant to assist rural newspapers

McCormick Foundation Grant

e West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism has received a two-year, $85,000 grant from the McCormick Foundation to provide multimedia training to small, rural newspapers throughout the region.

The grant will provide funding for a journalism outreach project led by interim Associate Dean John Temple.

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National Press Club, WVU School of Journalism partner for election panel

Discussion to focus on impact of new media on political process

In this historic presidential election, more people are turning to new media – blogs, YouTube, social networking sites – to learn about the candidates, discuss issues and participate in the campaigns. The question is, what effect is the digital world really having on the nation’s political process?

A panel of nationally known media professionals will discuss the impact of digital media on the 2008 presidential election in an interactive, public forum, “The Bloggers, the Campaign and the Future of Journalism,” Monday, Sept. 15.

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