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WVU and GW partner for Atlantic Coast Pipeline reporting project

In a unique effort to burst long-standing “media bubbles,” students and faculty from the  West Virginia University  Reed College of Media and the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs are teaming up for an in-depth reporting project to assess the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s impact in West Virginia. 

The project, which culminates with a four-week intensive collaboration, is being funded by Scott Widmeyer who has played a senior role over the past three decades in strengthening public affairs communications and supporting a wide range of journalistic endeavors. The founder of Washington-based Widmeyer Communications, his firm is now part of Finn Partners, a growing global communications firm where Scott serves as founding managing partner and chief strategy officer in Washington, D.C. 

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is a large, 42-inch diameter, gas pipeline that will originate in Harrison County, West Virginia, and travel through Virginia before reaching North Carolina and decreasing in size. The pipeline was approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in fall 2017 and construction will continue into 2019. 

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"Path to the Pulitzer" on April 4

Eric Eyre

Eric Newhouse

The West Virginia Humanities Council and WVU Reed College of Media will present “Path to the Pulitzer: Journalism and the Informed Citizen” on Wednesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. at Ming Hsieh Hall. The panel presentation features two award-winning journalists: 2017 Pulitzer winner Eric Eyre of the Charleston Gazette-Mail and Eric Newhouse of Charleston who received a 2000 Pulitzer while with the Great Falls (Montana) Tribune.

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