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Mobile Main Street feature in Daily Yonder

The School of Journalism’s Mobile Main Street Project is featured in the July 31 edition of the Daily Yonder. The project, lead by Assistant Professor Dana Coester, is an initiative to engage small-community organizations, businesses and media in mobile app development and marketing to help fuel economic development in local communities.

You can read the feature about Mobile Mainstreet online.

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WVU public relations students receive top honors from PRSA state chapter

At the West Virginia PRSA Chapter Crystal Awards Gala on June 19, WVU PRSSA won a Crystal Award for Outstanding PRSSA Chapter. Faculty advisor Dr. Rita Colistra, winner of the 2012 Crystal Award for PR Educator of the Year, leads WVU PRSSA.

“These awards are a true testament of the quality of our program and students,” said Colistra. “They’re not only setting the bar for their peers who will follow in their footsteps, but they’re also earning respect and accolades from industry professionals throughout the state, which may help with future employment opportunities.”

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Al Jazeera seeking freelancers in multiple states

The digital side of Al Jazeera America is looking for freelancers who can pitch local stories and be available for local breaking news in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia. They need general news and features folks but if you have a specialty that we’re interested in (environment/climate change, economy, immigration, racial diversity among others) they’re also interested.

To be considered send resume and clips to Paul.Harris@aljazeera.net.

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Journalism students gain global career experience in China

This summer, a group of students from the P.I. Reed School of Journalism set out for adventure halfway around the globe. They prepared throughout the spring semester with language classes and lessons on culture. But after almost a month abroad, the consensus was you can never truly be prepared for everything China has to offer.

In short, “It was amazing!” according to Chelsea Sams, an advertising senior from Parkersburg, W.Va.

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PolicyMic.com seeks breaking news writing interns

On-call breaking news writer: Accepted writers commit to writing at least twice a week within a time frame agreed upon in advance. During that time, an editor will send a story topic based on the writer’s interests and he/she will craft a 400- to 500-word news analysis piece. We set the on-call deadlines in advance so the writer will know when to expect a story and we know where we can assign stories when news breaks. University students may receive credit for this position.

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VITAC in Canonsburg, Pa., seeks production coordinator

Our production coordinators are responsible for research, script preparation, setup, and on-air continuity of closed captioning for more than 220,000 hours of programming per year for CNN, HLN, MSNBC, CNBC, NHK, The Tonight Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The CBS Early Show, the Weather Channel, about 20 national and regional sports networks, and many others.

Excellent grammar and proofreading skills. Moderate typing ability (35 wpm). Knowledge of PC necessary, and experience with video equipment is helpful, but not required.

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SOJ students help with community service initiative

Five students from the School of Journalism served as communications interns this month for the nation’s largest community service project of its kind in U.S. history.

The Reaching the Summit Community Service Initiative brought together thousands of Boy Scouts, members of the WVU Football team, AmeriCorps and other volunteer organizations to complete some 350 service projects in nine West Virginia counties.

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