Media College eNews

Visual artist Abby Robinson to visit SOJ

Visual artist Abby Robinson will visit the SOJ on Thursday, Feb. 23. She will address a student audience in room 205 Martin Hall at 7 p.m., talking about her work in “implied narrative”. Robinson is a New York-based photographer who draws from a deep background in architecture, literature, culture and art aesthetic to make story-telling pictures that invite and provoke questions as they work. Robinson’s projects have been exhibited in wide-ranging spaces such as New York, China, Hong Kong, Turkey, and Spain.

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WVU Relay for Life Internship Opportunity

The WVU Relay for Life is looking for students interested in video production. The team seeks students to assist in the production of a video highlighting the upcoming event. The video will be featured as a part of the WVU Relay for life advertising campaign.

This event takes place in mid-April and benefits the American Cancer Society.

Those who are interested should contact Tessa Turek ASAP by e-mail at or phone at 304-767-8658.

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KDKA Internship Interviews

KDKA TV will be conducting internship interviews for the 2012 Summer and Fall Semesters on Monday, March 12. 2012.

The interviews will be held at Two Gateway Center (603 Stanwix Street, Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA 15222).

Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. and the welcome and introduction will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. Each interviewer will briefly summarize the nature, requirements and qualifications of each internship position. Candidates will be interviewed in the order in which they sign up. Previous interns are not permitted to do a second internship.

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Institute on Political Journalism summer internship opportunity

Institute on Political Journalism is now accepting applications for the an 8-week academic internship program held in Washington, DC.

Students earn up to 9 credits from Georgetown University, live in on-campus housing and are placed in an internship with a media outlet or communications firm.

The final application deadline for the summer 2012 Institute on Political Journalism in Washington, DC is coming up on March 7. It’s not too late to apply; there are many exciting internship opportunities available and generous scholarship funding to be awarded.

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SOJ students report for ESPNU

Journalism students Jon Rudder and Sebouh Majarian, sports anchors for “WVU News”, had stories featured on ESPNU “Campus Connection” this month. Rudder’s story focused on West Virginia women’s basketball player Asya Bussie and aired during halftime of the WVU/Notre Dame women’s game. Rudder also had the opportunity to do sideline reporting during the nationally televised game.

Majarian’s story focused on what motivates the WVU Men’s Basketball team.

The P.I. Reed School of Journalism has had an official partnership with ESPN since the fall of 2008. The student-generated content initiative, designed to provide college journalists hands-on experience with the network broadcasts, also crosses over to the website and other ESPN Inc. platforms, including ESPNU, ESPN2 and ESPN radio.

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Sign up for an internship interview with PepsiCo

On March 2, PepsiCo will be conducting interviews on campus for their sales internship in Fairmont and Parkersburg, W.Va.

Application Instructions:
To be considered for an interview, submit your resume in MountaineerTRAK schedule ID: 1019 ( by February 22.

Job Description:
Pepsi Beverages Company (PBC) is PepsiCo’s beverage manufacturing, sales and distribution operating unit in the United States, Canada and Mexico. PBC makes, sells and delivers approximately 75 percent of PepsiCo’s North American beverage volume. Its diverse portfolio includes some of the world’s most widely recognized beverage brands, including Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist, Aquafina, Gatorade, SoBe, Lipton, and Amp Energy. In many markets, PBC also manufactures and/or distributes allied brands, including Dr Pepper, Crush, ROCKSTAR, and Muscle Milk.

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WVU's Spring 2012 Job Search Series announced

Do you need help finding a job or writing your resume?

The WVU Career Services Center presents the Spring 2012 Job Search Series. The following seminars will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the Spring Semester:

3/7 The Job Search Process
3/14 Resume Writing
3/21 Cover Letters/Thank you notes
4/4 How to look for a job/networking
4/11 Interviewing questions/techniques
4/18 Dressing/Dining for the interview
4/25 Job offer/benefits review

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Summer journalism internship--Butler Eagle

The Butler Eagle is looking for students to serve as general assignment reporter interns for the summer. This is a non-paid position but students will receive a number of published articles that can be included with resumes and portfolios.

The hours are flexible and responsibilities include writing news and feature stories.

Candidates should send as soon as possible a resume, samples of their writing and a letter outlining what skills or experiences they could bring to this position to:

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APCO Global in Washington, D.C., hiring interns for Summer 2013

APCO Global, the second largest independently owned public relations firm in the United States, is looking for several summer interns in its global headquarters located in Washington, D.C. The specific internships are in business development, client service, corporate marketing and communication and global business development, digital strategy and opinion research. To apply go to Also, email P.I. Reed SOJ alumnus Trey Hollern at a cover letter to let him know you have applied.

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WVU public relations seniors engage students and faculty through volunteerism

Six Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism seniors are leading a campaign to increase volunteerism at West Virginia University.

Alexa Hadfield, Julie Hildenbrand, Adriane Herlihy, Jared Lathrop, Jill Necessary and Katlin Stinespring are striving to strengthen the presence of the Center for Civic Engagement on all three WVU campuses while serving the University they have called home throughout the past four years.

“The campaign is important to me because service learning and community service changes the way I view the University,” said Lathrop, public relations senior from Franklin, W.Va. “I believe these projects bring a sense of community to WVU.”

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