Media College eNews

ESPN executive to deliver Commencement keynote address at College of Media ceremony


Next month, the WVU Reed College of Media will honor more than 200 prospective May and August graduates during the University’s Commencement weekend. Along with comments from Dean Maryanne Reed and University officials, ESPN executive Rob King will deliver the keynote address.

King, Senior Vice President for ESPN “SportsCenter” and News, oversees all of SportsCenter and ESPN’s newsgathering operations and leads future efforts of the company’s biggest sub-brand.

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"Global Media Ethics and the National Interest" event April 9

On Thursday, April 9, the WVU Department of Philosophy is hosting its annual Applied Ethics Day. This year’s topic is of particular interest to College of Media students: “Global Media Ethics and the National Interest” by Stephen Ward, an internationally recognized media ethicist. The talk is scheduled at 8:00 PM in 209 Armstrong Hall.

This talk explains how an emerging digital, global ethics provides a new framework for understanding difficult issues concerning journalism and the national interest. The issues range from media freedom in an era of heightened security and the promotion of national interests abroad to citizen “hackers” posting intelligence documents.

I argue that this globally minded media ethics favors media freedom and the revelation of embarrassing documents on a global scale, while locally it opposes ensnaring journalists such as James Risen in the justice system. But this ethics adopts these positions in a nuanced manner, allowing for key exceptions and for counter-balancing reasons to be heard. Moreover, global media ethics employs a different set of reasons. It appeals to global principles that can override nation-based values found in the pre-digital media ethics of the previous century.

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Outstanding Seniors recognized by WVU Foundation

Every year, forty graduating seniors receive the WVU Foundation Outstanding Seniors award, which recognizes students for their contributions and achievements in scholarship, leadership and service. Congratulations to this year’s winners, including strategic communications student Kelly Williams!

View the list of winners here.

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Evolution of Design features fashion designers, bloggers and photojournalists

Are you a student journalist or photographer interested in all things fashion? If so, join us as we promote Evolution of Design at West Virginia University. The inaugural event, hosted by the College of Human Services and Education and the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, will bring together emergent designers in fashion, artistry, marketing, and history to produce a fashion show with enough glitz and glamor to rival those found in Hollywood.

On the day of the event, student journalists will share details in real time via the event’s blog and social media pages. Student photographers will have the opportunity to follow one or more of the event’s emergent designers and capture images that tell the story of the creative process. The photographers and images will be featured on the event’s blog and social media pages prior to the event and as part of the fashion show. Student photographers will also capture runway images during the fashion show to be posted on the event website in the days following the event.

The event is on Saturday, April 18, 1:00 – 6:45 p.m. at the Waterfront Place Hotel. Purchase VIP, general admission or student tickets online before the event or buy them at the door.

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