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West Virginia University Reed College of Media
Alumni eUpdate | July 2017
100 Days hits international milestone

“100 Days” hits international milestone

Since its launch in January, the West Virginia University Reed College of Media's pop-up digital publication, “100 Days in Appalachia,” has earned a reputation among national media as a go-to source for stories about the region during the early days of the new Trump administration. Now, the experimental journalism project is gaining international recognition after co-publishing an article with The Guardian, a leading British publication. The article explains how social media forums like Reddit have become a lifeline for opioid addicts in the region. Read more about “100 Days” here.

College of Media students travel to D.C. to share hope stories

College of Media students travel to D.C. to share hope stories

College of Media students recently shared stories about flood relief in southern West Virginia with lawmakers and influences in Washington, D.C., by using immersive storytelling technology. Their project, “West Virginia Hope Stories,” uses 360° video and augmented reality to highlight the resilient spirit of West Virginians and inspire action to help flood victims still in need of assistance. The initiative is part of the College's Harrison/Omnicom Innovator-in-Residence program. Read more about “West Virginia Hope Stories” and the students' trip to D.C. here.

College of Media alumni cover National Scout Jamboree

Caroline Peters and Dan Sweeney at the 2017 Scout Jamboree at the Bechtel Summit Reserve

Caroline Peters (BSJ, 2016) and Dan Sweeney (BSJ, 2013) are part of the Stadium Experience Team for the 2017 Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Glen Jean, West Virginia. Peters, a current student in the Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) program, is a correspondent and host for the Jamboree and Sweeney, A video editor for Adventure West Virginia and camera operator for Mountaineer Sports Network, is serving as part of the production crew.

INTEGRATE conference headed to Houston

INTEGRATE conference headed to Houston

This fall, the College's Online Programs will host an INTEGRATE conference in Houston, Texas. The three-day event is scheduled for October 19-21 at the Magnolia Hotel. INTEGRATE Houston will include a networking reception Thursday evening and all conference sessions will be held on Friday. On Saturday, the College will be offering a bus trip to the WVU-Baylor football game. We invite you to join marketing communications professionals from around the country to learn the latest IMC techniques and strategies. Read more about INTEGRATE Houston.

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