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WVU School of Journalism to host panel on Duquesne shootings

In the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, the usually quiet, safe atmosphere of Duquesne University, a Catholic university in Pittsburgh, was shattered by the shootings of five members of the school’s men’s basketball team following an argument that began during a dance at the student union. One of the victims was shot in the head and was not expected to live through the night. The Duquesne Duke, the university’s 4,000-circulation weekly newspaper, worked throughout the night to publish a special edition for the following morning.

On Monday, Oct. 1, the WVU Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism will host a panel discussion recounting the reporting, editing and crisis management of this event. The discussion, to begin at 7 p.m. in the Mountainlair’s Monongahela Room, will include Emily Leone, editor of the Duke; Brian Tierney, managing editor; Kelly Horein, features editor; and Lauren Daley, a former reporter at the paper.

The panel also will address issues of ethics, invasion of privacy and the delicate balance required when covering a campus tragedy. A question-and-answer session will follow the discussion.

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WVU Journalism School kicks off second IMCY Award Competition

 IMCY AwardsTM Competition

West Virginia University’ s P.I. Reed School of Journalism is kicking off its second annual IMCY AwardsTM Competition with a grand prize this year of $3,000.

Underwritten by School of Journalism alumni Jim Blair and his wife Marsha and developed by School of Journalism faculty, the competition provides journalism students with the opportunity to design an Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) campaign for a real-world client.

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Renowned journalist Peter Arnett to speak at WVU Journalism School Oct. 3

Peter Arnett

Millions of viewers tuned in around the world to watch Peter Arnett’s dramatic accounts of the intense bombing campaign that marked the start of the first Gulf War against Iraq in 1991.

His live television coverage from Baghdad is credited with making CNN a household name and establishing it as a major news network that everyone turned to for breaking news. It also won him an Emmy, television’s highest honor, to add to his Pulitzer Prize for his Vietnam War coverage while with The Associated Press.

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WVU School of Journalism distinguished alum to speak to classes today

Ray Gillette

A West Virginia University Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism (SOJ) 2001 Distinguished Alumni Award winner will speak to two classes about advertising Thursday, Sept. 20.

Ray Gillette, president of the independent advertising agency Downtown Partners Chicago, will present a lecture titled “So, You Want to be in Advertising” to an SOJ advertising copywriting class and an advertising and society class.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning research editor to speak at WVU J-School Tuesday

Margot Williams

A Pulitzer Prize-winning database research editor will speak to two journalism classes Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the West Virginia University Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism (SOJ).

Margot Williams, now a database research editor at The New York Times specializing in computer-assisted reporting, won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for national affairs for her contributions to team coverage of the 9/11 aftermath and terrorism while at the Washington Post.

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WVU School of Journalism donates books to Vietnam universities

West Virginia University’s Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism (SOJ) recently donated books from its Reading Room to help Vietnam universities lacking resources.

The SOJ’s former Reading Room, located on the third floor of Martin Hall, was recently renovated into a suite of offices for faculty in the school’s popular Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) master’s program.

Because of space constraints, the majority of the books from the former Reading Room could not be kept. That’s when the school’s Ogden Newspapers Visiting Professor George Esper came up with the idea to help educators in Vietnam.

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