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Magazine club starts on campus

Last spring, Karen Snyder applied for an internship with National Geographic but was not accepted. Little did she know that while the door closed on one opportunity, it opened on another.

Snyder was wished the best in her future and sent a piece of paper with the Web address Ed2010.com on it. She didn’t think much of it until she discovered that Ed2010 could be a way to improve the career prospects of West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism (SOJ) students interested in magazines.

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WVU journalism student interviewed veterans for PBS airing of WW II documentary

A West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism (SOJ) graduate student worked with West Virginia Public Broadcasting to help compile the stories of West Virginia World War II veterans that were aired recently during the PBS showing of Ken Burns’ documentary, “The War.”

Barbara Griffin, a graduate student and an information systems technician in the WVU Financial Aid Office, has been working on the SOJ’s Veterans History project and with PBS for her master’s thesis.

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WVU journalism professor honored for veteran's project by U.S. House Braintrust

A West Virginia University journalism professor was honored recently by the Congressional Black Caucus Veterans’ Braintrust in Washington, D.C., for his work on a documentary about African-American veterans.

Assistant Professor Joel Beeson of the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism (SOJ) is producing a documentary film titled, “Fighting on Two Fronts: Untold Stories of African American Vets from WWII,” which will air on PBS this fall and be previewed during WVU President Mike Garrison’s inaugural celebration.

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Journalism student reporters to become part of 'MSNBC on Campus' segment

A West Virginia University Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism student will report live today (Oct. 3) for a new, fall segment of MSNBC News called “MSNBC on Campus.”

The MSNBC on Campus segments feature college reporters across the country reporting big, local news stories and breaking news, as well as student reactions to national news stories affecting their area.

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