The School of Journalism’s student-produced newscast, WVU News, has won a platinum and two gold awards from MarCom, an international competition that recognizes outstanding creative achievement by marketing and communication professionals. WVU News received the platinum award for its Twitter site in the Mobile & Web-Based Technology/Twitter Site category. It also received two gold awards for the newscast website and the “College Campus Special Edition” newscast.
WVU News is a television newscast produced by journalism students at WVU. Students, report, write, shoot and edit television news stories for the program. They also serve as on-air anchors, producers, directors and technical crew during newscast tapings at WVU’s professional television studio. The award-winning program provides students with hands-on experience and access to faculty with professional, real-world experience. “WVU News” airs statewide on West Virginia Public Television and on Time Warner Cable in North Central West Virginia. The production is also available on YouTube.
MarCom receives about 6,000 entries per year from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers all over the world.