The 2008 presidential election is historic in more ways than one. More people than ever are turning to new media – blogs, YouTube, social networking sites – to learn about the candidates, engage in dialogue and directly participate in the campaigns.
Two West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism students have won 2007 Region 4 Mark of Excellence Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) for their published works.
Kendal Montgomery, a junior from Williamstown, received two first-place awards, one for general news photography for “Anti-war demonstrators visit capital” and another for feature photography for “Beyond our backyard.” She will advance to the national round of the SPJ competition.