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Institute on Political Journalism internships available--extended deadline March 25

June 6 – July 31, 2010
Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies in partnership with Georgetown University, the Institute combines substantive internships, courses for academic credit, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by working journalists. This fast-paced, eight-week residential program provides students from around the world with opportunities to gain the edge in today’s competitive job market and graduate school admissions, and experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.

Last summer our students interned with NBC Nightly News, the, The Washington Examiner, Edelman Public Relations, The World Wildlife Fund, Telemundo, the Washington Times along with many other top notch outlets and organizations.

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Bloggers, editors wanted for

Consultants for are looking to hire several domain expert bloggers. They are looking for the following immediately in LA or on call:

Domain expert reporter/bloggers: Performance writing (speed accuracy),
multiple post’s daily, high quality and can grow blogging into longer form work.
3- 5 years writing and reporting and demonstrated depth in one of these
subject areas.

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Spring Forward with Diversity

The President’s Office for Social Justice is proud to sponsor Spring Forward With Diversity March 17 and 18 in the Mountainlair.

March 17
Journey Across the World Artifact Tour
11pm to 2pm in the Mountainlair Gold Ballroom
Come take the journey. Browse exhibits which include: sculptures, clothes, accessories, jewelry and more. International, Native American and West Virginia organizations will be represented.
Special thanks to Student Affairs for providing refreshments.

Games Night Out
5pm to 7pm in the Mountainlair Rhododendron Room
Students and organizations sponsoring games of all types will be on hand. Come play, learn a new game or just watch!
Refreshments and prizes will be provided
Special thanks to Student Organizations for their partnership of this event.

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Student photography on display in Martin Hall

Student photo story work from VISJ 220 is now on exhibit in Martin Hall, ground floor level. The display was the idea of Professor Lois Raimondo. If you see something you like, please let the student-photographer (and Professor Raimondo) know! VISJ 220 (Introduction to Photojournalism) is an entry-level journalism course that builds photographic and reporting skills. For those interested in photojournalism, this is a good place to start.

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SOJ names Nelson recipient of Kearns Fellowship

The fellowship, named for the late CBS foreign correspondent and WVU alumni Frank Kearns, gives students the opportunity to cover an international news event. After leaving CBS, Kearns returned to WVU where he served as Benedum Professor of Journalism until 1983.

This year, Nelson, a junior from Wellsburg, W.Va., will cover the European Journalism Training Academy’s Annual General Meeting at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris. The trip, scheduled for May, will include tours of French media outlets, as well as the chance to visit journalism schools in the region.

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Broadcast program earns two more top-10 awards in Hearst competition

In addition, West Virginia University placed in the top 10 overall in the Intercollegiate Broadcast News Competition.

The Hearst Awards Program is the premier competition for college journalism. Awards are presented annually under the auspices of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication with full funding by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. The program’s mission is to encourage and support excellence in journalism and journalism education in America’s colleges and universities.

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SOJ students can now minor in Sport Communication!

Attention all SOJ undergraduate students:

P.I. Reed School of Journalism majors may now complete the blended Sport Communication minor.

SOJ majors who wish to minor in sport communication must complete 9 credits from the School of Journalism: 
—ADV 201, ADV 215 or PR 215
—JRL 361 (Media relations in sport)
—PR 410 (IMC for public relations)

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"Journalism Week 2010" schedule announced

ournalism Week 2010: Where the Jobs Are in the Changing Media Industry”

“Journalism Week 2010: Where the Jobs Are in the Changing Media Industry” is set for Sunday, March 21, through Thursday, March 25. This year’s series of events focuses on an issue of immediate concern to our students – where the jobs are in the changing media industry and how you can best position yourselves as digital journalists and communicators.

The week kicks off with a panel of current students and recent graduates discussing their experiences in today’s job market and features prominent journalists and strategic communicators, including keynote speaker John Harris, editor-in-chief of The Politico and

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New SOJ advising procedures and schedule announced


It’s almost time to pre-register for Summer and Fall 2010 courses!

Please note that the process for registering for classes has changed significantly. Below is a detailed explanation of the new procedure. Read this information carefully prior to your advising appointment. Download this information as a printable PDF!

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