Chelsea Fuller (BSJ, 2011) Hometown: Ashtabula, Ohio Current Job: The Dominion Post
Now that inauguration weekend 2013 is in the history books, SOJ alumna Chelsea Fuller has had some time to reflect on her experiences in Washington, D.C. Fuller, a reporter and copy editor for The Dominion Post, attended both the President’s swearing in-ceremony and one of several balls held over inaugural weekend. Fuller said she had no idea how the journey would change her both professionally and personally.
The Emma Bowen Foundation is actively seeking male applicants of color for its paid internship work/study program with national media companies. Any minority student (African American, Hispanic, Asian or Native American) who is a rising high school senior, graduating high school senior or college freshman, has a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0, is interested in pursuing a career in the media industry, and plans to attend a four-year accredited college or university is eligible to apply to the Emma L. Bowen Foundation work/study program. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents of the United States, and speak and write English fluently to be considered. Your grade transcript, at least two (2) educational references from teachers and/or advisors, and a 500-to-1,000-word essay must accompany the application form.
$5,000 Scholarships are available for Graduate and Undergraduate Journalism and Related Communications Majors of Greek American Heritage
Journalism and communications majors at the graduate and undergraduate level who are of Greek American heritage may apply for annual scholarships given in the amount of $5,000 in memory of Peter Agris, the late founder and publisher of The Hellenic Chronicle.
The WVU Alumni Association is seeking a bright, creative student to assist with various marketing, public relations and outreach initiatives for the summer and fall semesters.
The position requires excellent writing skills, basic public relations knowledge, and the ability to work in team environment. This position is a great opportunity to build a portfolio of work, including the Web communications, social media initiatives and printed materials.
DINFOS, the U.S. Department of Defense’s premier center for public affairs and visual information training and a component of Defense Media Activity, has never before partnered with a major research university, although it has established several online partnerships with institutions. DMA serves as the Department of Defense’s direct line of communication for news and information to U.S. forces worldwide. Using a variety of media platforms and emerging technologies, the agency provides news, information and entertainment to millions of active, Guard and Reserve service members, civilian employees, contractors, military retirees and their families in the U.S. and abroad.
Members from all branches of the U.S. military, Department of Defense civilians and international military personnel attend DINFOS for training in such areas as public affairs, print journalism, photojournalism, photography, television and radio broadcasting, lithography, equipment maintenance and various forms of multimedia.
For the third year in a row, a WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism public relations student has won the competitive Bob O’Gara Student Scholarship from the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
Senior Brittany Lavenski accepted the $2,000 award and a framed certificate at the PRSA-Pittsburgh Renaissance Awards Ceremony held at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on Thursday, January 24.
As a reporter for WABC-TV in New York City, Lisa Colagrossi has covered some of the biggest news stories of the past year—including Hurricane Sandy and the shootings in Newtown, Conn. Read what the SOJ alumna has to say about covering those difficult stories and what it’s like to work in the number-one television market in the country.
SOJ: Why did you choose WVU? Colagrossi: I came for a visit and fell in love with the campus—it felt comfortable to me. It was close to home and yet it felt really different than where I grew up in Ohio, and I liked that it was different.