Two WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism students were hired as freelance producers for Good Morning America and ABC and asked to coordinate coverage of the Sago Mine disaster for two days this week.
ABC News hired undergraduate broadcast student Justin Weaver and graduate student Ivy Smith Guiler to find and interview mine disaster victims’ family members and to provide the network information on the condition of the sole surviving miner, who was treated at West Virginia University’s Ruby Memorial Hospital.
Three students and a faculty member retraced the harrowing evacuation of Hurricane Katrina victims now living in Morgantown during their recent trip to New Orleans.
Undergraduate student Justin Weaver, graduate students Ivy Smith Guiler and Lingbing Hang and Assistant Professor Bonnie Stewart traveled to New Orleans from Dec. 9- Dec. 17 to cover the return of one couple to see what was left of their flooded home.