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WVU student wins Rotary scholarship, will spend year in Scotland

A West Virginia University student will spend a year in Scotland, working on a graduate degree and sharing his knowledge of human rights after winning a Rotary International Foundation scholarship.

Joshua Austin, a senior political science and journalism major from Grafton, has been awarded the 2008-09 Rotary International District 7530 Ambassadorial Scholarship.

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WVU School of Journalism professor earns BEA award, governor's recognition

West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism professor Gina Martino Dahlia has earned a national Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts Award and special recognition from the governor for her documentary about the 1907 Monongah Mine disaster.

The 30-minute documentary, “The Monongah Heroine,” originally aired statewide in December on West Virginia Public Television.

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USA Today editor to speak at WVU

Bob Dubill

Bob Dubill, the legendary editor who helped build USA Today into a national newspaper that revolutionized journalism, will speak to West Virginia University journalism students next week on new media and the challenges it faces today. All sessions are in Martin Hall and open to the public.

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WVU School of Journalism holds reporting contest in honor of former Pennsylvania editor

Students at the West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism can win awards for their published stories thanks to a new reporting competition named after a beloved Southwestern Pennsylvania newspaperman.

The public affairs writing awards are named in honor of Walter J. “Buzz” Storey, a reporter and editor who worked at the Uniontown Herald-Standard for 47 years. The competition was established by an anonymous donor.

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Omnicom advertising professionals to speak to WVU journalism classes

The West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism will feature three speakers from high-profile advertising and research companies this month to give students an opportunity to learn first-hand about branding communications and advertising research.

“These professionals bring a wealth of real-world experience and knowledge to our students,” said Harrison/Omnicom Professor of Advertising Elizabeth Quilliam. “Their insights will add a new dimension to the classroom and provide students with the latest thinking about new communications models.”

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3 WVU School of Journalism students win Hearst awards

Three West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism broadcast news students recently won national awards from the prestigious Hearst Journalism Awards Program, sponsored by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.

Among college participants, the WVU School of Journalism placed third overall in the Intercollegiate Broadcast News Competition with the highest accumulated student points from the radio and television competitions.

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