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SOJ and WVU receive top marketing communications awards

The School of Journalism and WVU’s University Relation’s Division won a total of nine awards in the international MarCom Awards, which recognize outstanding creative achievement in the marketing and communications fields.

The winners were chosen from more than 6,000 entries from corporate and educational marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, public relations firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers throughout the United States, Canada and several other countries. The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals bestows the awards annually.

 2012 SOJ Insider magazineThe School of Journalism received two platinum awards from the association for the school’s 2012 SOJ Insider magazine and the nationally recognized student project West Virginia Uncovered.

“It’s wonderful to be recognized for the quality of work we do,” said Maryanne Reed, dean of the School of Journalism. “I am proud of our faculty, students and staff for producing work at the highest level, and recognition from the MarCom Awards is further validation of their excellence.”

The School’s alumni magazine is distributed to approximately 5,500 alumni and supporters.

West Virginia UncoveredWest Virginia Uncovered is a digital journalism initiative focused on rural West Virginia, and produced by faculty and students in the School of Journalism. They also offer training for more than a dozen weekly newspapers. The project began in 2008. An offshoot of the project is a website called Faces of the Mine, dedicated to the memory of the miners who died in the Upper Big Branch mine disaster.

Read the official release on WVU Today.