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WVU’s experimental journalism project focused on Appalachia reaches international milestone

Since its launch in January, the West Virginia University Reed College of Media’s digital publication, “100 Days in Appalachia,” has earned a reputation among national media as a “go-to” source for stories about the challenges and hopes of Appalachia during President Donald Trump’s administration.  

Now, the start-up publication is gaining an international audience. One of the United Kingdom’s top newspapers, The Guardian, recently co-published an article with “100 Days” detailing how the social media site “Reddit” has become a lifeline for opioid addicts in the region. The story trended quickly after it was published, receiving more than 15,000 hits in the first few hours.

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WVU Reed College of Media students share stories of state’s hope and resilience in Washington, D.C.

Reed College of Media students speaking with lawmakers in Washington, D.C.

With the help of strategic communications students at the West Virginia University Reed College of Media, lawmakers and other influencers in Washington, D.C., were able to experience flood recovery in southern West Virginia without ever leaving the Capitol.

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