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You're invited! "Forgotten Legacy: Soldiers of the Coalfields"

Learn more about the “Forgotten Legacy: Soldiers of the Coalfields” interactive exhibit—a project by Professor Joel Beeson, Dana Coester and students. The WVU Student Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) is hosting the event to share details of the project on October 28, 2010 from 7-8pm in room 205 Martin Hall. Refreshments will be served. Download this PDF for more information.

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Institute for Human Studies Journalism Internship Program

Interested in journalism and passionate about liberty? The Institute for Human Studies (IHS) Journalism Internship Program offers paid internships in print, broadcast, new media, or investigative journalism. Hosts range from major news networks to independent, non-profit newsrooms. Program includes a week long journalism workshop on reporting techniques and classical liberal ideas, such as freedom of the press. Stipend and housing assistance. Students may also apply for funding for internships secured on their own. Spring, summer, and fall placements. Apply for a spring internship by November 15, and for summer by January 31. Visit www.TheIHS.org/journalism.

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Two SOJ professors connect students to communities through LINK grant

Two WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism faculty members have received additional support to reach out to communities around the state through the courses they teach. Six WVU faculty members in total have been given the funding needed to create service-learning requirements in their courses, and in turn are helping communities across the state to address problems.

Associate Professor Joel Beeson and his students will be working in McDowell County, W.Va., with the African-American Veterans Association. Assistant Professor Rita Colistra and her students will be working with the “Buy Local” campaign in Ritchie County, W.Va.

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WV Uncovered workshop to help train citizen journalists

Beginning this fall, the West Virginia Uncovered team will hold a series of community photography workshops with participating newspapers around the state. The first workshop, co-sponsored by the Hampshire Review, will be held Friday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hampshire County Public Library in Romney.

The photography workshops are designed to teach community members how to take better photos with their personal cameras. Attendees will also learn what makes a good photo, what types of photos newspapers are looking for and how to use free software to edit them prior to submission.

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