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WVU journalism professor tells importance of hands-on training in Quill magazine

West Virginia University Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism assistant professor Bonnie Stewart discusses the importance of real-life reporting experience for students in the latest issue of Quill magazine, one of the premier journals for professional journalists. The article highlights the SOJ’s Hurricane Katrina project and others from around the country.

The piece shows how projects like the School’s “Starting Over: Loss and Renewal in Katrina’s Aftermath” project get students out of the classroom so they can tell the stories of real people. She also reviews the SOJ’s Monroe County Radio Project and other hands-on journalism programs in Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Alabama that emphasize the importance of young journalists learning through field experience.

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Three new faculty members to join WVU School of Journalism

Three new faculty members will join the West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism (SOJ) this fall, filling the Shott Chair of Journalism, the newly established Harrison/Omnicom Professorship in Advertising and the role of director of Graduate Studies.

Former reporter Toni Locy brings a wealth of national reporting experience to the School as the latest Shott Chair of Journalism. As a 1981SOJ alumna, Locy returns to her alma mater to give back to the school that sent her on the road to success 26 years ago.

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