Media College eNews

IMC students' work provides insight for American Red Cross

The Integrated Marketing Communications program at West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism has partnered with the American Red Cross, giving students the opportunity to research and design integrated campaigns that address real-world concerns.

Through the Red Cross partnership, students taking the capstone course produced integrated marketing campaigns designed to encourage 18- to 24-year-olds to donate blood.

Peggy Dyer, chief marketing officer for the Red Cross, said she appreciated IMC students’ unique outlooks on the target market.

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JQE to be offered April 6

Another Journalism Qualifying Exam testing attempt will be offered Tuesday, April 6. For more information and test registration, contact the WVU Carruth Center.

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Voting begins for 2nd Annual Golden Quill Teaching Awards

The WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism has opened voting for the 2nd Annual Golden Quill Teaching Awards. The purpose of the awards is to reward outstanding teaching, mentoring, and advising in the School of Journalism. The awards are based solely on student nominations. This is YOUR chance to recognize a teacher who has had a positive impact on your education in the School of Journalism.

Two awards are given each year:

Thanks to your votes, last year’s winners were Professor George Esper (faculty award) and Jan Boyles (instructor award)! Because they won in 2009, they are not eligible for this year’s awards. Therefore, their names are not listed on the nomination forms.

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SOJ study abroad information fair April 13

The School of Journalism will host its annual study abroad information fair on April 13, 2:30 p.m. in 205 Martin Hall. Student and faculty presenters will outline global academic opportunities, including travels to: Ireland, England, Peru, Africa, China, Italy, Greece, France, Fiji, Patagonia and Hong Kong—among others. Any student seeking a study abroad experience is strongly encouraged to attend. Questions? E-mail

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Apply for the National Press Club/Dennis Feldman Fellowship for graduate students in journalism

The National Press Club, an organization of reporters and newsmakers in Washington, D.C is proud to offer a Fellowship for graduate students in Journalism. The fellowship is named for Dennis Feldman, a club member who had a long career as a journalist and public relations adviser after putting himself through grad school at night.

Winners will receive a one-time stipend of $5,000 to help defray post-graduate tuition costs.

For an application visit:

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Amizade seeks interns in Morgantown and Pittsburgh areas--Deadline April 1

Amizade Global Service-Learning seeks graduate or highly advanced undergraduate interns for the 2010-11 academic year in Pittsburgh and Morgantown. Interns working with Amizade have the opportunity to serve with a growing global social enterprise nonprofit organization. Amizade has a sixteen year history of connecting people across cultures through service as part of its long-standing mission to empower individuals and communities through service and learning.

Working with Amizade means advancing human rights, supporting access to water, helping Bolivian communities gain school buildings – and it means real responsibilities and real challenges. Interns may qualify for Amizade program travel stipends. For more information and to apply, please visit:

The deadline for application is April 1.

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New one credit hour courses for fall

88187 JRL 293F Intro to Audio/Video for Multimedia
G4 Martin Hall
This one credit hour course will provide practical training in the technical aspects of field and studio audio and video acquisition for multimedia production. Includes proper recording techniques, file formatting, and intro to basic editing.

88189 JRL 293H Intro to WordPress for Media Publishing Online
G4 Martin
This one credit hour course will provide an introduction to WordPress, from identifying and installing themes, how to troubleshoot and navigate WordPress, and how to apply plug-ins and widgets to customize WordPress for blogs, portfolios, and other online multimedia publishing.

88188 JRL 293G Intro to Photoshop & Indesign for Media
G4 Martin
This one credit hour course will provide an introduction to Photoshop and InDesign with tips, techniques and tutorials specific to Journalism and Strategic Communications for web and print.

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Journalism Week 2010 to highlight career opportunities in the changing media industry

How do students prepare for careers in an industry that is changing by the minute? That’s a challenge West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism students are facing as they prepare to enter today’s evolving media marketplace.

Journalism Week 2010: Where the Jobs Are in the Changing Media Industry” will focus on ways students can best position themselves as successful digital and multimedia journalists and strategic communicators.

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Stone and Holt Weeks Fellowship--sponsored by NPR and The Washington Post

The Fellowship was created in memory of Stone and Holt Weeks by NPR and The Washington Post following their tragic deaths. Designed to give a promising individual the opportunity to launch a career in journalism, the fellowship consists of two sessions: 12 weeks at The Washington Post followed by 12 weeks at NPR in Washington, to learn how to report for print, web and radio. To read more about this opportunity and to download an application, go to

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