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College of Media student hits LA

Rising senior Meg Weissend came to the College of Media with an interest in print media, but she’s leaving with a passion for producing. And with a summer internship at the center of the nation’s film and television industry, she’s gaining the real-world experience that will help her achieve her ultimate goal — producing and writing for a major-network television show.

In high school, Weissend was editor-in-chief of her high school newspaper and envisioned becoming the next ground-breaking New York Times reporter. She always knew she wanted to write, so she specifically chose the College of Media for its reputation in journalism. She didn’t expect to find her calling in behind-the-scenes broadcast work, but through courses like Video Editing and Adventure Travel and Writing, she discovered this hidden passion.

“Meg had unmatched enthusiasm and was always asking questions,” said David Smith, senior lecturer for the College of Media. “If she didn’t know exactly what she wanted to do, she was always willing to do the research and work to figure it out.”

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College of Media wins big at 2018 PRSA Crystal Awards Gala

College of Media students won six Crystal awards and one honorable mention for their outstanding campaigns and projects at the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) West Virginia Chapter Awards Gala in Charleston on June 13. The Crystal Award is the top prize in each of the Association’s award categories and honors the most exceptional communications and public relations work in West Virginia.

For the second year in a row, the WVU chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America, led by faculty adviser Geah Pressgrove, was recognized as the Chapter of the Year with a Crystal Award.

Additionally, Associate Professor Rita Colistra’s students won the following:

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