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WVU journalism grad student lands job with Associated Press

Lingbing Hang

A graduate student at West Virginia University’s P.I. Reed School of Journalism is getting the opportunity to work as a photojournalist for the West Virginia Charleston Bureau of the Associated Press.

Lingbing Hang, an international student from Shanghai, China, began her role as a freelance photographer for the AP in August and already has covered events such as the opening of the Sago Mine Memorial and the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

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WVU journalism professor's blog makes USA Today

A WVU journalism professor’s commentary about Facebook was recently cited in USA Today’s weblog, “On Deadline.”

In his Sept. 8 post, “Living in a Media World,” WVU School of Journalism Associate Professor Ralph Hanson responded to Facebook’s decision to implement new privacy controls in their Mini-Feed and News Feed features. The same day, USA Today’s “On Deadline” post, “Facebook does an about-face,” highlighted Hanson’s reaction to the news.

“National attention for my blog in USA Today has several positive consequences. Not only will it help to generate readership from a wider audience but it also will increase the visibility of the topics covered,” Dr. Hanson said.

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