Join us for “Engage! Using Audience Engagement to Report on Social Justice Issues” on April 28 from 8:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m at the WVU Media Innovation Center. This daylong workshop on audience engagement will try to answer some of these tough questions facing our industry. A ground-breaking partnership between the Morgan State University School of Global Journalism and Communication and the West Virginia University Reed College of Media experimented with these concepts last fall in an immersive food justice reporting project that paired students and faculty from both programs to collaborate on an in-depth food access reporting project that will be screened at this event. Through the Knight Innovator-in-Residence program, the project also created an audience listening tool that collects data on how people across America access food. Participants in the program will walk guests through the process of creating an application that puts audiences at the forefront storytelling.
The Mountaineer Health Initiative is hosting a multidisciplinary panel on Appalachian poverty and its impact on health outcomes on Wednesday March 29 4:00-6:00 p.m. at The Erickson Alumni Center A-B. The panel will be moderated by WVU Provost Joyce McConnell. Objectives are to examine the issue from different perspectives and determine the role WVU can play in providing meaningful solutions. Panelists include:
•Valarie Blake, J.D., WVU College of Law • Rita Colistra, Ph.D., WVU Reed College of Media • Lynne Cossman, Ph.D., WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences (Sociology) • John Deskins, Ph.D., WVU College of Business and Economics • Clay Marsh, M.D., WVU School of Medicine and Health Sciences Center • Travis Stimeling, Ph.D., WVU College of Creative Arts (Music) • David Weissman, M.D., WVU School of Medicine and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
For the past twenty-five years, freelance photojournalist Peter Essick has traveled across all seven continents exploring some of the earth’s most beautiful and captivating landscapes. Essick has earned a spot as one of the forty most influential nature photographers in the world.
Essick will give his presentation, “Can Photographs Help Guide Us Through Environmental Crisis?” at West Virginia UniversityReed College of Media’sInnovation Center on March 28 at 7:00 p.m. During this event, he will speak to students about visually illustrating environmental topics such as climate change, nuclear waste and ecosystem restoration. Also, he will discuss his career as an environmental photojournalist for National Geographic.
Co-sponsored by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, The Scripps Howard Administrator of the Year award recognizes an administrator who has provided vision and leadership for the discipline through creativity and excellence. It is the only award offered to administrators of journalism and mass communications programs.
Since Reed was first appointed dean 13 years ago, The College of Media has achieved record student enrollment, gained a reputation for excellence in online education and cultivated a number of award-winning programs and projects.