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West Virginia University Reed College of Media’s podcast begins third season

The West Virginia University Reed College of Media’s “Marketing Communications Today” podcast is airing weekly beginning on May 9, 2019, entering its third successful season.

The syndicated show highlights emerging or current trends impacting marketers today and airs live on Thursdays at 1 p.m. ET. Key topics include how data impacts the creative process, data-driven marketing strategy, telling a story with data and emerging social trends. Past episodes can be found on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, YouTube and Podbean

Cyndi Greenglass, an inaugural faculty member of the Data Marketing Communication’s master’s degree at WVU and host of the program, helped start the podcast in February of 2018.

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Barbara Sayre Casey inducted into WVU Academy of Distinguished Alumni

Barbara Casey and other WVU Distinguished Alumni inductees

Barbara Sayre Casey, a 1959 journalism graduate, received one of the highest honors awarded to West Virginia University graduates when she was inducted into the WVU Academy of Distinguished Alumni on May 17.

Casey  has distinguished herself as a leader in public relations, branding and professional advancement for women. While a journalism student at West Virginia University, Casey was also a reporter for the Parkersburg News and a contributor at a local radio station before moving to Los Angeles to pursue what would become a lifelong journey in public relations.

“Barbara is incredibly deserving of this honor,” said Maryanne Reed, dean of the WVU Reed College of Media. “She has not only evolved with the PR discipline but has led the way. Her effective leadership and innovative spirit was evident when she was a student in the “J-School” and has been a driving force in her career ever since.”    

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WVU Reed College of Media professor releases new book

Digging deep and uncovering the truth is second nature to veteran investigative reporter John Temple.

And now, the West Virginia University Reed College of Media journalism professor is releasing his fourth nonfiction book, "Up in Arms: How the Bundy Family Hijacked Public Lands, Outfoxed the Federal Government, and Ignited America’s Patriot Movement.” The book chronicles Cliven and Ammon Bundy’s 2014 standoffs with the federal government over land-grazing fees in Nevada.

“I had other books in mind but then it occurred to me one day that no one had written a comprehensive book on the Bundys, and it felt so timely and related to all of the civil discontent that our country is experiencing,” said Temple. “It felt like the first big public event that awoke mainstream Americans to the idea that people were really unhappy with the federal government and I thought that was worth exploring.”

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Former WVU journalism dean passes away at 95

Guy Stewart, the longest serving dean of the West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism 

(now the Reed College of Media ), died on Tuesday, May 14, at the age of 95.

Stewart was known for his nearly 30 years of service to the College, first as a professor and director of graduate studies, then as dean. He was also a driving force in the West Virginia Press Association and Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp.  

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Martinelli named dean of the WVU College of Media

Diana Martinelli

Diana Martinelli, who has played a critical role in adapting and expanding curriculum at West Virginia University’s Reed College of Media, was named dean of the school today (May 1).

Martinelli, who has served as associate dean since 2012, succeeds Maryanne Reed, recently named WVU’s next provost and vice president for academic affairs.

The appointment by current Provost Joyce McConnell is effective July 1.

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