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WV Power baseball to interview at SOJ for internships

Representatives of the West Virginia Power minor league baseball club will be in Martin Hall to interview candidates for summer MARKETING and GENERAL internships on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Internships are full-time and include a living expenses reimbursement of up to $600/month. Job duties include:

• Promotions through various outlets and events
• Assisting with producing creative material
• Contributing to game-day promotions

Interviews will be conducted in 20-minute increments between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Spots are limited—RESERVE YOURS NOW!

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Dominion Post to conduct interviews for PAID summer internships

Representatives from the Dominion Post, Morgantown’s local newspaper, will be conducting interviews in Martin Hall to select two summer interns to work side-by-side with experienced reporters, photographers and editors. Journalism students looking for an opportunity to learn on-the-job should apply.

Interns should expect to hit the ground running and write hard news, features and sports articles during the 12-week internship. The internships are paid. Students typically make $10 an hour and work up to 29 hours a week.
They will rotate through Lifestyles, News, and Sports every two weeks so they get a little experience in all areas. Most times, students will work 10-3 or 4 Monday through Friday, but that changes based on assignments, especially when in their sports rotations.

From the first day, the students will be given assignments and begin reporting right away. Interns are treated as staff members and can expect help from editors, reporters and photographers.
Please contact Eric Minor at to reserve your interview slot.

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Eastern Market in DC seeks marketing and promotions manager

The Eastern Market in Washington, D.C., a federally funded food and art market on Capitol Hill, is seeking a marketing and promotions manager


Serves as the Marketing and Promotions Manager for Eastern Market organizing events, writing text and designing layouts for all promotional materials. Requirements include:

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SOJ students give back to community with United Way event featuring NFL athletes

West Virginia University students get a lot of support from the greater Morgantown community, and one group has found a way to give back.

The WVU Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America, under the guidance of Dr. Elizabeth Oppe, has partnered with the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties to host the three-part event “Once a Mountaineer, Always a Mountaineer.”

The student group reached out to former Mountaineer football players who are currently or were once NFL athletes. The players will be returning to their home among the hills for the event on March 1 to engage with the community, raise money for the United Way and promote healthy lifestyle choices among children.

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Important Information for SOJ May & August 2014 Graduates

Graduation season will be here before you know it, and the School of Journalism is already making plans! But first, we need you to take action! You will need to RSVP for the ceremony (if you plan to attend) and submit an official application for graduation (if applicable). See below for specific instructions.


The School of Journalism will host its annual May Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 10 at 9:30 am at the Creative Arts Center. The school invites all May 2014 graduates to attend the ceremony. As a courtesy, the school also invites December 2013 and prospective August 2014 graduates to participate.

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SOJ alumnus named CMO at Pepper Hamilton, LLP

The AmLaw100 firm Pepper Hamilton LLP today announced that it has appointed Daniel P. Pulka (BSJ, 1996) as its Chief Marketing Officer. Pulka, a skilled professional services marketer, joined the firm in 2006 and was named Interim Chief Marketing Officer in August 2013.

Pepper Hamilton CEO Scott Green said: “The firm conducted a national search for our new Chief Marketing Officer. After considering an impressive roster of candidates, we concluded that Dan Pulka brings the vision, strategic oversight, pragmatic approach and experience our growing firm needs. He knows Pepper well, and has demonstrated his ability to lead a diverse marketing and communications team that successfully supports the firm, our partners and our practice areas.”

Pulka joined Pepper in 2006 as Director of Marketing. He has led the strategic marketing planning and business development for a number of the firm’s core practices. He will be responsible for leading the firm’s marketing and business development efforts across all practices and geographies, and is based in Pepper’s Philadelphia office.

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SOJ alumnus recieves Special Citation for Harvard's Goldsmith Prize

SOJ Alumnus Kelly Carr (BSJ, 2003) received a Special Citation for her work with Scot Paltrow on the Reuters piece, “Unaccountable,” which exposed widespread accounting malpractice at the Defense Department.

Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy award the Goldsmith Prizes. They are underwritten by an annual gift from the Goldsmith Fund of the Greenfield Foundation. The Investigative Reporting Prize, which carries a $10,000 award for finalists and $25,000 for the winner, is intended to recognize and encourage journalism which promotes more effective and ethical conduct of government, the making of public policy, or the practice of politics by disclosing excessive secrecy, impropriety and mismanagement, or instances of particularly commendable government performance.

“The finalists this year are emblematic of the future of journalism: non-profit news organizations working with for-profits, individual investigations alongside enormous team investigations, big media companies, a weekly newspaper—and excellence all around. It’s thrilling,” said Alex S. Jones, director of the Shorenstein Center.

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