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SOJ launches new speaker series with April 15 "hacker journalism" panel event

On Monday, April 15, WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism hosted a group of tech-savvy journalists who are engineering change on the front lines of big data.

Spinning code into content, this new breed of “hacker journalist” is helping to transform digital storytelling for modern audiences – ushering in a new relationship between audience and data, code and content, and the past and future of media.

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Meet Producer Mark Dixon and see his award-winning film, YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip)

Wednesday, April 3, 6:30 pm – 9:00pm
WVU College of Law, Lugar Courtroom
Free admission, ample free parking

Bewildering predictions about our planet’s future? What to do? Film producer Mark Dixon packs his camera and two friends into a car. Their goal: “50 States. One Year. Zero Garbage.” Called to action by a planet in crisis, the three friends hit the road with hope, humor–and all of their trash–to explore America, the good, bad, and weird, in search of innovators tackling humanity’s greatest environmental challenges in this award-winning docu-comedy.

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PR students gaining global healthcare experience through hands-on course

Next week, a group West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism students will travel to Italy to meet with their international client and present their work as public relations practitioners.

Led by senior lecturer Chuck Harman, the students formed their own agency, American Activist Agency, and have spent the spring semester communicating with and building a promotional campaign for the Italian-based non-profit organization Cittadinanzattiva.

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President of IMC, government relations and public affairs firm to speak to students

The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is hosting guest speaker Daniel Hill on Monday, April. 8, at 5:00 p.m. in 103 Martin Hall. Hill is the president of Ervin Hill Strategy in Washington, D.C., an integrated communications, government relations and public affairs firm.

RSVP by contacting Michelle Kayda at mkaydaprssa@gmail.com . Please contact Faculty Adviser Dr. Rita Colistra at rita.colistra@mail.wvu.edu with questions.

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RTNDA and PRSSA Co-sponsor blood drive

The WVU chapters of the Radio Television Digital News Association and the Public Relations Student Society of America are co-sponsoring a blood drive from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 21 in Lyon Tower on the Evansdale Campus.

In the Greater Allegheny region alone, the supply of O negative blood will be gone by Friday without willing donors.

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Survey participants needed

Volunteers are needed to participate in a survey that is designed to understand the effects of different media formats. This research study is being conducted for a doctoral dissertation in the Department of Political Science at WVU.

Participants must be 18 or older in order to participate. Participation is voluntary; if you choose to participate, you can do so by going to http://wvu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cMWLR7jZZ9ddBit.

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Vote for your favorite SOJ Teacher--Deadline March 20!

The WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism’s 5th Annual Golden Quill Teaching Awards will be available for voting March 4-March 20.

The purpose of the awards is to honor outstanding teaching and mentoring in the School of Journalism. The awards are based solely on student nominations. This is YOUR chance to recognize a teacher who has had a positive impact on your education in the School of Journalism.

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Allegheny Mountain Radio seeks summer intern

WCHG-FM, Hot Springs VA, has a 12-week summer internship position available. Speaking, writing and people skills a must. Radio experience preferred but not required. The intern will be expected to work 35 hours per week, and pay is $7.25 per hour. The start date is flexible to accommodate school schedules. 
Interested candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to sfamr@frontier.com by March 30.

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RTDNA and PRSSA cosponsor blood drive

The WVU chapters of the Radio Television Digital News Association and the Public Relations Student Society of America are co-sponsoring a blood drive from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 21 in Lyon Tower on the Evansdale Campus.

In the Greater Allegheny region alone, the supply of O negative blood will be gone by Friday without willing donors. WVU PRSSA president Brittany Lavenski stresses the importance of donating blood.

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