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New Story: Changing the Narrative in West Virginia June 9

It’s a bold one, but the ambition of New Story: Changing the Narrative in West Virginia at WVU on June 9 is to get the state’s most influential, innovative and forward thinking media and communications professionals and students in the one room.
Here’s all the info about the event:

WVU’s Reed College of Media, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Appalshop and Louisville Public Radio have signed on to participate, plus journalists, editors, filmmakers, media producers, researchers and community leaders from all corners of the state.

The focus of New Story is for our media’s thought leaders across Appalachia to explore their role, influence and obligations during this critical time of transition in the region. It will also be an unparalleled networking and collaboration opportunity, connecting content producers and editors with their peers and potential partners across distance and platforms.

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WVU Reed College of Media is accredited for another six years

Undergraduate programs at the Reed College of Media of West Virginia University have been reaccredited by Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications for the maximum six years.

“Re-accreditation is validation that our media programs are among the best in the country,” said Dean Maryanne Reed. “I’m proud of the excellent work done by our faculty to ensure we are providing students with a high-quality, relevant education.”

ACEJMC is responsible for evaluation of professional journalism and mass communications programs in colleges and universities. It accredits just a small number of programs in the United States, as well as a few international programs.

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Atlanta Hawks' chief diversity and inclusion officer to keynote INTEGRATE conference

INTEGRATE 2016 will be held June 3-4 and is hosted by the WVU Reed College of Media’s online Integrated Marketing Communications graduate program. IMC students and marketing communications professionals will have the opportunity to learn from industry leaders, network and collaborate.

Shaw will deliver her address, “Home Court Advantage—Promoting Pro-Level Diversity,” at the keynote dinner on June 4 at the Erickson Alumni Center. Shaw’s address will focus on how the Hawks rebuilt a tumultuous relationship with Atlanta by creating a brand platform that incorporates diversity and inclusion as a core business function.

As a member of the Atlanta Hawks’ Executive Committee, Shaw provides guidance to the leadership team so that they can engender inclusivity in every facet of the business. She is focused on building a foundation that will resonate throughout the company culture extending to fans, customers, community partners and every employee within the workforce.

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IMC program partners with the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation

Based on an initiative from the WVU President’s Office, the IMC program has partnered with the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation to assist with its marketing communications needs.

Sixteen graduate students will develop a comprehensive integrated marketing communications campaign to build awareness, support fundraising activities and promote the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace as a regional and national tourist destination. Students will have the opportunity to interact with Foundation leadership throughout the course.

Born in West Virginia to missionary parents, Pearl S. Buck was the first American woman to win both the Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize in Literature. Growing up in China as a missionary, she was the first western author to depict Chinese life and her books emphasized human rights, women’s rights and the dignity and worth of the individual.

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The Artifice is seeking writers

The Artifice is an online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of art forms, including Film, Anime, Comics, Literature, Games, and Arts. It is collaboratively built and maintained
by the writers. The Artifice is currently expanding and has opportunities for students and faculty to join their team of writers. For more information visit

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