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WVU J-School receives multiple SPJ regional awards

West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism students received five first place awards in the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Region 4 Mark of Excellence Award competition

The School of Journalism’s bi-weekly newscast, “WVU News,” was named the top television newscast in the region, while broadcast news students swept the Television Sports Reporting category, taking all three places in the competition.

The School’s student-produced multimedia website, “Starting Over: Loss and Renewal in Katrina’s Aftermath” took first, second and third places in both the College Online In-Depth Reporting and the College Online News Reporting categories, as well as first and second places in College Online Feature Reporting.

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GolinHarris interns selected for fall and summer

Two WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism students have been selected for the prestigious GolinHarris Mountaineer in DC Internship program for the 2007 summer and fall sessions.

Briana Warner of Scott Depot, W.Va., and Elizabeth Brandt of Hollidaysburg, Pa., will each receive a $2,500 stipend and a weekly salary to work at GolinHarris, one of the world’s leading public relations firms, during the summer and fall semesters, respectively.

GolinHarris’unique internship program provides two public relations students the opportunity to work in Washington, D.C., and receive valuable public relations and marketing experience. The program began in summer 2004.

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WVU Journalism students cover Virginia Tech tragedy

Three West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism students are in Blacksburg, Va., this week reporting on the deadly shootings that occurred Monday (April 16) on the campus of Virginia Tech.

Broadcast news seniors Barclay Fuellgraf of Allison Park, Pa., Sean Tinnelly of Morgantown and Justin Van Slyke of Chadds Ford, Pa., drove to the campus to cover the tragedy from a college student’s perspective.

“They approached me Monday morning about going to the Virginia Tech campus,” said broadcast news instructor Gina Martino Dahlia. “They wanted to tell the stories both as college students and as reporters.”

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WVU J-School names winners in $5,000 advertising competition

CYK Advertising with students Lauren Colsmann of Morgantown, Morgan Yates of Belle, W.Va., and Michael Kalany of Morgantown.

West Virginia University’s P.I. Reed School of Journalism has announced its first-ever IMCY AwardTM Competition winners.

CYK Advertising with students Lauren Colsmann of Morgantown, Morgan Yates of Belle, W.Va., and Michael Kalany of Morgantown was named winner of the $5,000 grand prize.

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WVU Journalism School news magazine wins international award

The West Virginia University School of Journalism’s annual alumni news magazine was recently honored by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Gold Circle Awards for 2007.

The 2006 edition of the School’s news magazine received first-place honors in the full-page photo layout category of the annual competition. The layout, “Portraits of Recovery,” features images from the School’s interactive, multimedia website “Starting Over: Loss and Renewal in Katrina’s Aftermath,” which chronicles the stories of Hurricane Katrina survivors evacuated to Camp Dawson (Preston County, W.Va.) in 2005.

The students identified as recipients of the award include 2006 news-editorial graduate Michael Costello (Elkview, W.Va.) and 2006 advertising graduates Neel Goel (Newark, Del.) and Ray Weible (Oak Hill, W.Va.).

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WVU Journalism School to host top advertising executive

John Adams

John Adams, chairman and CEO of The Martin Agency, will visit West Virginia University’s Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism Wednesday, April 25, through the Advertising Educational Foundation’s “Inside Advertising Speakers Program.”

“We’re thrilled to have someone of Mr. Adams’ stature come to the School of Journalism to share his strategies for developing some of the most popular advertising campaigns in the country today,” said Dean Maryanne Reed.

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