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MHA wins eight statewide public relations awards

Cheyenne Oakes and Emma Magruder with PRSA Crystal Awards

Martin Hall Agency (MHA), a faculty-led, student-run advertising and public relations agency operating in West Virginia University’s Reed College of Media, received eight awards at the West Virginia Public Relations Society of America’s (WV PRSA) 2023 Crystal Awards ceremony Aug. 15 in Charleston.

MHA received six Crystal Awards, the highest honor a public relations campaign can receive, from WV PRSA – four in the Campaigns category and two in the Tactics category. Additionally, they received two Awards of Merit in the Tactics category. Emma Magruder (BSJ, 2022) and Cheyenne Oakes (BSJ, 2023), both of whom are now graduate students in the College’s Integrated Marketing Communications program, represented the agency at the ceremony alongside Advertising and Public Relations (ADPR) Program Chair Geah Pressgrove.

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Britten wins AEJMC teaching award

Bob Britten works with student in Media Innovation Center

Bob Britten, a teaching associate professor in the WVU Reed College of Media, was awarded the Dr. Sandy Utt Excellence in Teaching Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). He received the award earlier this month during the Innovation in Teaching panel at the AEJMC conference in Washington, D.C.

Each year, AEJMC recognizes instructors in the visual communication field for their innovation, excellence and contributions. Britten is the second recipient to receive the award after it was renamed in August 2022 for Utt, a long-time active AEJMC member and Reed College of Media alumna, who donated a portion of her retirement funds to the competition.

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Q&A: YNST founders talk about inspiration, success and the future

YNST Executive Team

YNST (You’re Not Seeing Things) Magazine is a print and digital media company founded in 2023 by a group of WVU Reed College of Media alumni “to amplify the unseen creative voices of Appalachia’s arts and culture.” They feature stories and work about and from the region’s authors, designers, photographers and artists. Founders include Adam Payne (BSJ, 2021; MS Digital Marketing Communications, 2022), Kasey Lettrich (BSJ, 2022), Annika Godwin (BSJ, 2022), Olivia Gianettino (BSJ, 2022) and Savanna Shriver (BSJ, 2021).

YNST Executive Team: Joseph Lucey, Olivia Gianettino, Adam Payne, Kasey Lettrich, Annika Godwin and Savanna Shriver

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