Russell: Well, it [Morgantown] is my hometown. Actually, I had no intention of majoring in journalism. I had it in my head that I was going to be a lawyer. I intended to major in political science, but when I showed up at freshmen orientation, my name was not at the political science table—it was at the journalism table. I don’t remember who I talked to, but they said if I stayed with journalism I would learn to write, research, present myself—things along those lines. I tell people that I kind of “Forrest Gumped” my way into journalism school because I don’t know if it was anything I did, I was just there at the right time and then it happened.
Keith Reed, senior editor for ESPN The Magazine; Oliver Luck, WVU athletic director; and Dana Brooks, CPASS dean, will discuss the role of race in sports, especially the treatment of minorities by sports media.
All students and faculty are welcome to attend. It will begin at 7 p.m. in the Life Sciences Building, room G-15.
WTKR-TV News Channel 3 in Norfolk, Va., is looking for a full-time graphic artist. The primary focus of the graphic artist is to create, coordinate, and maintain on air graphics for News, Production and Promotion Departments.
The Observer-Reporter in Washington, Pa., is looking to hire a full-time photojournalist with a solid background in multimedia. The applicant should have the ability to write copy for both online and print, shoot and edit video and photograph general news, features and sports. The applicant must have computer skills, and be proficient in Photoshop, iMovie and Final Cut Pro. There is a significant amount of night and weekend work involved. Experience is strongly preferred, whether it be at the Daily Antheneum, a website or an internship. The applicant must have his or her own transportation and be able to carry equipment up to 25 pounds.
Please send resume and work samples to Editor Liz Rogers, Observer-Reporter, 122 S. Main St., Washington, PA 15301, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The West Virginia University Geography Program and the International Studies Program are offering a seminar on study abroad at sea with the Semester at Sea. Interested students should attend a presentation on the 2012-2013 programs by Dr. Robert W. Smith, retired, US Department of State, and geographic consultant and instructor for the Semester at Sea. The event is on Tuesday, November 15 at 3:00 p.m., in room 325 Brooks Hall. All undergraduate student majors are welcome to attend.
The Semester at Sea visits numerous international locations in spring, summer and fall semesters. Participants travel on the MV Explorer, a modern and safe passenger ship that circumnavigates the globe and explores the world. The ship is both a traveling university and residential home to more than 2,000 participants each year; complete with a student union, wireless Internet, 8,000-volume library, and many of the amenities you’d find on a land-based campus. Credits for the semester are awarded by the University of Virginia.
“As a student majoring in journalism, it’s easier to interview people in the U.S.,” said Hong. “If you are a student doing homework in China, people ignore you. They don’t want to talk to you unless you have an I.D. that says where you work.”
Students from WVU’s P.I. Reed School of Journalism and the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in Guangzhou, China, will recognize many differences—and similarities—between their schools as they participate in a newly established exchange program.