Artificial intelligence (AI) has a serious diversity problem. Algorithms that increasingly
influence much of our daily lives are created by technologists who aren’t necessarily
doing the best job representing gender, racial, or economic diversity.
That’s why the
College of Media has teamed up with
to co-host “Hack the Gender Gap: A Women’s Hackathon on Diversifying AI," which will bring together college-age women from around the country to add
their voices to the emerging artificial intelligence market.
The Reed College of Media has developed the only known undergraduate major in the country to focus on sports and adventure media.
With its big-time college sports programs and beautiful natural setting, the Mountain State is a mecca for sports and adventure enthusiasts, and also the perfect setting for the new major designed to prepare students for careers in sports journalism and adventure media communications.
Hot-button issues such as immigration, police shootings, and voter ID laws have helped divide and polarize the nation. Covering such divisive topics has also created challenges for journalists.
To learn how journalists can best cover these issues, the College of Media hosted a panel discussion, “Diversity Matters: Ensuring Multiple Voices Count in the Media Narrative,” on October 3. The panel included print and broadcast journalists from diverse backgrounds who shared their experiences and offered advice about how to report on sensitive issues in an era of growing intolerance and fear.
August and December 2017 graduates of West Virginia
University are invited to participate in Commencement
ceremonies scheduled for December 15, 2017 inside the WVU Coliseum. This year
there will be two ceremonies: