Media College eNews

Top PR agency CEO to deliver keynote address at WVU School of Journalism's IMC graduate program conference

Fred Cook, CEO of GolinHarris, will discuss the company’s innovative new “g4” model on Saturday, June 2, during his keynote address at the West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism and Integrated Marketing Communications graduate program’s annual INTEGRATE conference. Cook will share his insights on the need for public relations agencies to re-evaluate how they function and deliver multi-platform results in a rapidly evolving communications industry.

“We’re honored to host a public relations professional of Fred Cook’s stature,” said School of Journalism Dean Maryanne Reed. “The work he has done at GolinHarris is truly innovative and a game-changer for the industry. Our students and faculty and all other conference participants will gain from hearing about his experience redefining public relations in the digital age.”

During his 26-year tenure at GolinHarris, Cook has managed strategic planning and brand marketing campaigns for companies such as Nintendo of America, Visa, Southwest Airlines and In 2011, Cook oversaw GolinHarris’ move to the new “g4” agency model. During the next decade, Cook will continue to lead significant change, providing services not just in earned media but equally distributed across earned, shared, owned and purchased media.

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Tickets on sale for PRSSA Fashion Show

PRSSA will be selling tickets for their Third Annual Charity Fashion Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 27-29, March 5-7 and March 12 and13.

Pre-sold tickets can be purchased at the PRSSA booth in the Mountainlair for $3. Ticket cost at the door is $5. All precedes support Morgantown’s Boys and Girls Club.

The fashion show will be held on Wednesday, March 14 at 5 p.m. in the Mountainlair Ballrooms.

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WVU Career Fair

Looking for an internship or an entry-level job? If so, come to the WVU CAREER FAIR!

Date: March 1 
Location: Mountainlair Ballrooms
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

It’s never too early to start planning your career.

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"WVU News" students claim national, international awards for student-produced newscast

The WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism students continue to garner national and international recognition for their work on “WVU News.”

The student-produced newscast recently received three international AVA Awards. The newscast’s “Big 12 Special Edition,” produced by Whitney Godwin (BSJ, 2011) of Flatwoods, W.Va., was named a Gold winner; ” September 11th Special Edition,” produced by journalism senior Eva Buchman of Martinsburg, W.Va., earned a Platinum award; and “WVU News Remembers Milan Puskar,” produced by Godwin, received a Platinum award. Administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, the AVA Awards is an international competition that recognizes outstanding work by creative professionals from audio and video productions to websites and interactive social media sites.

The same two special edition newscasts were also recognized by the 33rd annual Telly Awards, both receiving Bronze Awards. The Telly Awards honors the very best film and video productions, groundbreaking online video content and outstanding television commercials and programs. This year, the awards program received more than 13,000 entries television and cable stations, production companies and corporations around the world.

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Graduate grant writing assistantship opportunity

The Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED) at WVU is offering a graduate grant writing assistantship. The assistantship will begin in late May or early June and is a 12-month assistantship (standard WVU GA pay scale and a tuition waiver included).

Duties include:

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Paid technical writing summer internship available

WVU’s Administrative Technology Solutions (ATS) is offering a paid technical technical writing summer internship. The internship provides fantastic writing/editing experience and an opportunity to network with professionals.

Internship Responsibilities:

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WV FREE seeks public relations summer intern

WV FREE is offering a full-time summer internship that runs for 8 to 12 weeks. Start and stop dates will be mutually agreed upon between the organization and intern.

WV FREE is based in Charleston, WV. We are a reproductive justice organization that works every day for West Virginia women and families to improve education on reproductive options, increase access to affordable birth control, and protect personal decision-making, including decisions about whether or when to have child. We represent a wide variety of people in West Virginia.

Please visit to learn more about the organization.

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Covenant House seeks summer intern

Covenant House is offering a full-time, unpaid summer internship to qualified candidates. The internship lasts approximately 8—12 weeks, and start and stop dates will be mutually agreed upon between the agency and intern.

Covenant House of West Virginia is dedicated to working for justice by offering direct services for people in need while creating social change through advocacy and education. Our efforts are focused on eradicating hunger, homelessness, and poverty. To learn more about the organization, please visit

Interns will serve as active team members working with staff to design, write and produce a newsletter and develop a marketing/ public relations strategy using social media. Responsibilities will include drafting copy and editing; building media lists; mailings; brainstorming ideas; researching; utilizing media; and more.

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Video production intern needed

A College of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences doctoral student at West Virginia University wants to produce a brief video promoting the dual degree program in sport and exercise psychology and counseling. The purpose of the video is to give perspective students a closer look at the life of a WVU graduate student.

The doctoral student has fully completed an outline of the project and is in need of a journalism student to assist with filming.This is a hands on opportunity to gain experience in video production.

Those who are interested should e-mail Michael Berrebi at

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