A new fully online bachelor’s degree program at
West Virginia University will give students complementary business and communications
skills suitable for careers in the marketing, advertising and public relations
West Virginia University Reed College of Media students are gaining valuable, hands-on
experience reporting, producing podcasts and creating marketing and promotional
materials from home this summer, thanks to a new partnership with local businesses
and generous sponsorships from College alumni and friends.
The Coronavirus pandemic forced many companies to rescind in-person summer internship
opportunities for College of Media students. In response, the College was able
to offer a limited number of virtual internships to returning seniors.
West Virginia University Reed College of Media students and faculty won five Telly
Awards this year in categories that included storytelling in online commercials,
non-broadcast social issues, social media video, and immersive and mixed reality.
Telly Awards are the international, premier honor for outstanding local, regional
and cable productions. The 2020 competition had more than 13,000 entries, which
were judged by hundreds of industry experts. Now in its 41st year, the Telly Awards
recently added categories in immersive and mixed reality, diversity and inclusion,
and social impact. Silver and Bronze Telly Awards, respectively, are the most prestigious