Nationally acclaimed, award-winning journalist Nancy Andrews is bringing her cutting-edge approach to journalism to WVU Reed College of Media as the College’s Ogden Newspapers Visiting Professor in Media Innovation.
Andrews, a veteran digital media editor and visual journalist, was most recently the Chief of Innovation at the Detroit Free Press where she has been for nearly nine years. There, she handled leading innovation in news, products and new models for journalism and revenue. Andrews also served as the publication’s managing editor for digital and is an expert at audience analysis.
Maryanne Reed, dean of the WVU Reed College of Media, was recently elected as vice president of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication (ASJMC). Reed will serve as vice president in 2015-2016, president-elect in 2016-2017, and automatically will become ASJMC president for 2017-2018.
ASJMC is a non-profit, educational association comprised of deans and directors of some 190
Chelsea Betts, a graduate student in the College’s Master of Science Journalism (MSJ) program is a one-woman media relations team for WVU’s role in the U.S. Department of Energy’s EcoCAR 3 competition. EcoCAR 3 is the Energy Department’s latest advanced vehicle technology competition (AVTC) series and is challenging 16 North American university teams to redesign a Chevrolet Camaro to reduce its environmental impact, while maintaining the muscle and performance expected from this iconic American car.
Earlier this month, Betts (BSJ, 2014) earned several accolades for her communications efforts at this year’s EcoCAR 3 awards ceremony in Seattle, Washington. As communications manager for the multidisciplinary team, Betts returned to campus with three awards: first place for best sponsor collaboration video, second place for best outreach presentation, and third place for best overall team communications.
Learning by doing has earned students at the WVU Reed College of Media high praise from West Virginia communications professionals.
The College of Media and its students won 11 Crystal Awards and five honorable mentions at the Public Relations Society of America West Virginia Chapter Awards Gala in Charleston on June 17. The Crystal Award is the top prize in each of the Association’s award categories.
If you anticipate graduating in August 2015, you must complete the online graduation application by July 2, 2015. Students who have previously applied for graduation, but whose degree was not granted, must resubmit a graduation application. If you will not complete all degree requirements by August, please do not submit a graduation application at this time. Only students who will complete all requirements by the end of the summer semester will be eligible for August graduation.
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Vote now and help fellow WVU alumni win the 2015 Campus MovieFest!
WVU Reed College of Media alumna Victoria Licata plays the lead female role in the movie, “Au Milieu,” which is one of 20 distinguished student films from around the country that has been selected for the opportunity to win the $10,000 grand prize at the 2015 Campus MovieFest finale in Hollywood later this July. Individuals may vote once a day per email address until June 15th. You can watch and vote for “Au Milieu” online .