NewStart, a local news ownership initiative that aims to recruit, train and
support the next generation of community newspaper owners and publishers across
the country, is accepting applications for the fellowship program.
fellowship is for anyone with a bachelor’s degree who is interested in owning a
local newspaper. Fellows will receive training in both journalism and business
practices with an emphasis on digital transition and new funding models for
media. They will also be placed in apprenticeships at West Virginia newspapers,
where they will learn firsthand the day-to-day challenges of running a
small-market newspaper in a local community.
For the past 16 years, Nevin (M.S.
IMC, 2006) has been “the voice of the Mountaineers” as the public address announcer for WVU
football, men’s basketball, baseball, rifle and The Pride of West Virginia marching
band. He is also the announcer for several WVU colleges’ commencement
This year, Nevin was named
the College 2018-19 Bob Sheppard P.A. Announcer of the Year by the National
Association of Sports Public Address Announcers . The P.A. Announcer of the
Year Award, which is named for Bob Sheppard, the stadium announcer for the New
York Yankees from 1951-2007, recognizes professionalism and skill in announcing
at each of the following levels: high school, junior college, NAIA, NCAA and
, teaching associate professor at the College of Media and a long-time journalist
in West Virginia, spent months reporting on the story with Debbie Cenziper, a contributing
reporter for the investigative team at The Post and former assistantprofessor
of journalism at the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs.
WVU journalism senior Douglas Soule and GW journalism senior Kelly Hooper are also
co-authors on the story, which lists an additional six students and WVU faculty
Mary Kay McFarland as contributors.
The West Virginia University Reed College of Media invites you to join us
Thursday, October 24th from
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. at the WVU Media Innovation Center, 4th Floor of Evansdale Crossing,
for a photo exhibit and reception celebrating a collection of photos by Kristian
The exhibit is a selection of images taken from covering the stories around the teachers
movement in West Virginia over the last year.
An award-winning veteran journalist, a former advertising and PR executive, a data-driven
B2B marketer and a policy reporting rising star were all recently honored by the
West Virginia University Reed College of Media at its annual Alumni and Donor Recognition
Ceremony. Originated by the College’s local alumni chapter, the outstanding alumni
awards acknowledge exceptional professional achievements as well as commitment
and service to the College of Media.
Diana Martinelli welcomed alumni, donors and guests to the ceremony and reception,
which was held at the Media Innovation Center on October 10.