West Virginia University’s Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism will welcome a 2006 Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, a Yahoo! News journalist, and Associated Press and independent multimedia journalists for Journalism Week 2007 March 5-9.
“Beyond Convergence: The New Media Landscape” will explore the trends and innovations in journalism and new media and the future of mass communications.
West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism senior Sean Merinar recently won a first place award in the Broadcast Education Association’s annual “Festival of Media Arts” competition.
Merinar, a senior in the broadcast news sequence from Sand Hill, W.Va., placed first in the Broadcast News Sports Reporting Category of the BEA Festival for his profile piece on longtime West Virginia sports writer Mickey Furfari.
Dan Wetzel, national columnist for Yahoo Sports, will speak to West Virginia University journalism students and the public about his experiences as a sports writer at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in 205 Martin Hall on the Downtown Campus.
Wetzel has covered almost every major sporting event, including two Olympics. In addition, he has co-authored four books, including the national bestseller, “Glory Road,” which was turned into a movie by Disney.
Bateman Team Develops Campaign for Caregiving Education
West Virginia University’s Public Relations Student Society of America’s Bateman Team is producing a campaign for Family Caregiving?it’s not all up to you!—a public education program for family caregivers.
A multimedia Web site developed by West Virginia University’s P.I. Reed School of Journalism documenting the stories of those displaced by Hurricane Katrina continues to receive national recognition.
Three SOJ faculty members were awarded a combined “Best of Festival Award” in the Broadcast Education Association’s (BEA) annual Festival of Media Arts competition. They were recognized for their roles in the production of the interactive Web site, “Starting Over: Loss and Renewal in Katrina’s Aftermath,” and its “Dialogues on Race and Poverty” segment.