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WVU celebrating Journalism Week with debate, Festival of Ideas panel discussion on digital media

March 31-April 4

The 2008 presidential election is historic in more ways than one. More people than ever are turning to new media – blogs, YouTube, social networking sites – to learn about the candidates, engage in dialogue and directly participate in the campaigns.

The West Virginia University Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism will examine the impact of new media on this year’s election and the political process during “Journalism Week 2008: New Media. New Democracy,” March 31-April 4.

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Two WVU students win Society of Professional Journalists awards

Two West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism students have won 2007 Region 4 Mark of Excellence Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) for their published works.

Kendal Montgomery, a junior from Williamstown, received two first-place awards, one for general news photography for “Anti-war demonstrators visit capital” and another for feature photography for “Beyond our backyard.” She will advance to the national round of the SPJ competition.

Jon Offredo, a sophomore from Newton, Pa., won third place for feature writing for his entry, “Oh baby, we love our Chucks.” He wrote the article during his summer 2007 internship at The Dominion Post. The story recounts the history and cultural relevance of Chuck Taylor Converse shoes.

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WVU School of Journalism to host magazine writing panel discussion Edit article

Interested in a career in the magazine publishing industry?

A student group at the West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism is hosting a panel discussion about magazine writing at 6 p.m. Sunday (March 16) in Room 205, Martin Hall.

Industry professionals will speak about what jobs are available and what it’s like to work at local and regional magazines.

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