WMUL wins radio station of the year award

WMUL-FM 88.1 MHz, Marshall University’s public radio station, received the organizational award for Four-Year Radio Station of the Year in the 2016-2017 Pinnacle National College Media Awards Competition. In addition, students from WMUL-FM won one second-place and two third-place awards in the individual categories. Continue reading…


Woodson Lyceum event to feature book reading, Black History announcements

Marshall University Woodson Professor Burnis Morris will read from his new book and make announcements about the 2018 Black History Month observance during a Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum event this week. It will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in the atrium of the university’s Drinko Library on the Huntington campus. Continue reading…


Marshall journalism school to host Huntington theatre premiere of ‘Heroin(e)’

Marshall University’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications will facilitate a free public screening of the Netflix documentary “Heroin(e)” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Marquee Cinemas at Pullman Square. To reserve a seat, visit http://bit.ly/heroinescreening.

The showing will be followed by a discussion with those featured in the film as well as with Elaine Sheldon, director and producer of the film, and Kerrin Sheldon, co-producer/director of photography. The event will be free and open to the public. Continue reading…


Marshall to host discussion on media distrust

Veteran broadcast journalist Ed Rabel will present his program, “Journalism Under Siege,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in BE5 of the Memorial Student Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Rabel is set to address a number of issues challenging the media industry, including a decline in trust of television news, the rise of Fox News, media ownership conglomeration, influence of the web, the influence of celebrity on news, dumbing down of news and allegations concerning “fake news.” Continue reading…


A new process to apply for graduation has been announced

A new online application for students who are ready to graduate has been created.  The link is active in myMU and can be used to apply for December graduation now.

This new online process will expedite graduation application processing and eliminate any misunderstandings that might delay graduation.

Click Here for a downloadable PDF document that gives step-by-step instructions.


Burnis R. Morris Publishes New Book

Professor Burnis R. Morris, who is the Carter G. Woodson Professor in Marshall University’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications, has published a new book.  The book is titled Carter G. Woodson – History, the Black Press, and Public Relations.

“This study reveals how historian Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950) used the black press and modern public relations techniques to popularize black history during the first half of the twentieth century.”

More information is located at the University Press of Mississippi.


Students earn professional awards for nonprofit work

Two sections of Marshall University Public Relations Campaign Management classes took home four first-place Crystal Awards from the Public Relations Society of America-West Virginia Chapter at the PRSA-W.Va. Gala June 14 at the Culture Center in Charleston. Continue reading…