A West Virginia University junior was awarded the opportunity to write articles for a newspaper published by the Society of Professional Journalists.
Jon Offredo of Newtown, Pa., earned one of 12 national internships as a reporter for The Working Press, a tabloid that was published three times at the SPJ national convention earlier this month in Atlanta.
e West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism has received a two-year, $85,000 grant from the McCormick Foundation to provide multimedia training to small, rural newspapers throughout the region.
Discussion to focus on impact of new media on political process
In this historic presidential election, more people are turning to new media – blogs, YouTube, social networking sites – to learn about the candidates, discuss issues and participate in the campaigns. The question is, what effect is the digital world really having on the nation’s political process?