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West Virginia University Reed College of Media
Alumni eUpdate | September 2016

Alumna and Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter Margie Mason to visit WVU for panel discussion Oct. 10

Alumna Margie Mason (BSJ, 1997) and four of her Associated Press colleagues spent 18 months uncovering slavery and abuse in the Southeast Asian fishing industry. Their Pulitzer-Prize winning coverage led to the release of 2000 men and exposed ties to American grocery stores and restaurants. The team of journalist will share their story at WVU on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Mountainlair Ballrooms. The event is free and open to the public. Read more.

IMC students present capstone campaigns to Pearl S. Buck Foundation

1474912287_sm Students from WVU’s Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) program may soon see their work as part of a campaign to preserve a state treasure. This summer, capstone students were challenged with developing a strategic communications campaign to build awareness and support fundraising activities for the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace in Hillsboro, West Virginia. Earlier this month, the top two campaigns were presented to the board. Read more.

Delta Jewels shine in Morgantown

delta-jewels_cover If you have never recorded the voices of your loved ones, go do so now. This was the message from photojournalist and author Alysia Burton Steele. On September 22, Steele presented, “Delta Jewels: Black Women, Wit and Wisdom from the Mississippi Delta.” She discussed her journey to connect with her late grandmother my interviewing the “church mothers” of the Mississippi Delta. Read More.

College of Media helps high school journalism program rebuild after floods

richwood Students and faculty at the College of Media are giving hope to some high school students who lost nearly everything this summer. Richwood High School was destroyed by the floods in June. The school’s journalism program lost all of its equipment including cameras, microphones, memory cards and storage containers. In response, the College donated used cameras and collected other needed items for the school. In addition, College of Media faculty have been working with students and teachers to help them tell their stories. Read more.

Media Innovation Center brings together industry thought leaders to form advisory committee

inno_5-114 In order to prepare students to be makers and leaders in the dynamic world of media, the College has assembled a diverse and talented group of professionals to help shape the future of media education. Members of the Media Innovation Center’s advisory committee recently met for the first time in Morgantown. The committee’s mission is to develop partnerships and serve as ambassadors and advisors for the activities and programs of the Center. To see a list of our advisory committee members and read their bios click here.

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