Kasey Lettrich and Chancellor Pickens, both rising seniors at the WVU Reed College of Media, are gaining valuable career experience this summer through internships. Lettrich, a journalism major, is interning with the New York University Summer Publishing Institute. Pickens, a sports and adventure media major, is a photography intern for the West Virginia Black Bears, a collegiate summer baseball team in the MLB Draft League.
The WVU Reed College of Media welcomes new faculty member Joseph Jones and announces
the promotions of Gina Martino-Dahlia and Emily Corio into college leadership positions.
Additionally, senior advisor Emily Roush will lead the College’s data acquisition
and analysis around recruitment, retention and graduation.
Joseph Jones joins the College of Media as a visiting assistant professor
after earning his Ph.D. this past spring from the Missouri School of Journalism.
He’ll teach Media Ethics and Law this fall, while designing new courses in media
history and culture. Jones’s research focuses on the Black press, journalism's
potential relationship with an ethics of care, the obligations and implications
of food and lifestyle journalism, and the role of pleasure in the constitution
of people and societies. His work has been published in the Journal of Media Ethics.
In December, Natalie Kraft expects to become the first graduate of West Virginia
University’s new fully online bachelor’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications,
and the student from New Hartford, New York, is confident in her career choice.
Kraft came to WVU in 2017, as a freshman majoring in occupational therapy. She
was in that program for nearly two years before changing gears and switching
her major to design studies.