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WVU and GW partner for investigative reporting project

A rural and urban university have teamed up to provide a deep dive into the opioid epidemic in Appalachia. This investigative reporting collaboration is an effort to transcend media biases and address a serious issue from multiple perspectives.

It has been one year since West Virginia University Reed College of Media alumnus Scott Widmeyer began funding a cross-university reporting project with his alma mater and the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs. Now he’s doubling down to extend the project with the hope of bursting long-standing “media bubbles.”

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College of Media students recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)recognized College of Media students as winners and finalists in the Region 4 Mark of Excellence Awards this spring.

TheSPJawards honor the best in student journalism, and judges chose up to one national winner in each category and two national finalists (runners-up). Judges were directed to choose only those entries which they felt were outstanding work worthy of a national honor. Region 4 is comprised of Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia and parts of Western Pennsylvania.

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WVU hosts two-day Esports gaming symposium and master class

West Virginia University hosteda two-day event designed to expose students to career opportunities in Esports, a gaming phenomenon that has become a billion-dollar global industry.

The Esports Symposium and Master Class held Thursday and Friday (March 21 and 22) offered a general introduction to Esports, organized, multiplayer video game competitions. The events werepresented by WVU alumnus Marc Williams and Ashley DeWalt, cofounders of WD | Esports + Entertainment.

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