West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism students received five first place awards in the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Region 4 Mark of Excellence Award competition
The School of Journalism’s bi-weekly newscast, “WVU News,” was named the top television newscast in the region, while broadcast news students swept the Television Sports Reporting category, taking all three places in the competition.
Two WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism students have been selected for the prestigious GolinHarris Mountaineer in DC Internship program for the 2007 summer and fall sessions.
Briana Warner of Scott Depot, W.Va., and Elizabeth Brandt of Hollidaysburg, Pa., will each receive a $2,500 stipend and a weekly salary to work at GolinHarris, one of the world’s leading public relations firms, during the summer and fall semesters, respectively.
Three West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism students are in Blacksburg, Va., this week reporting on the deadly shootings that occurred Monday (April 16) on the campus of Virginia Tech.
Broadcast news seniors Barclay Fuellgraf of Allison Park, Pa., Sean Tinnelly of Morgantown and Justin Van Slyke of Chadds Ford, Pa., drove to the campus to cover the tragedy from a college student’s perspective.
The West Virginia University School of Journalism’s annual alumni news magazine was recently honored by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Gold Circle Awards for 2007.
The 2006 edition of the School’s news magazine received first-place honors in the full-page photo layout category of the annual competition. The layout, “Portraits of Recovery,” features images from the School’s interactive, multimedia website “Starting Over: Loss and Renewal in Katrina’s Aftermath,” which chronicles the stories of Hurricane Katrina survivors evacuated to Camp Dawson (Preston County, W.Va.) in 2005.
John Adams, chairman and CEO of The Martin Agency, will visit West Virginia University’s Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism Wednesday, April 25, through the Advertising Educational Foundation’s “Inside Advertising Speakers Program.”