Marshall grad McElroy named as Forbes ‘30 Under 30’

Marshall alumnus and family man Griffin McElroy may have had a sleepless night thanks to his newborn son, but that didn’t stop him from quietly celebrating as one of Forbe’s 2017 “30 Under 30” in media with his family this morning.

“I’ve always joked about making it on the ‘30 Under 30’ list, but I never actually thought it would happen,” McElroy said, noting his early start in online media with roles at AOL and MTV during his undergraduate time at Marshall. “I feel ecstatic and so grateful.”

The 29-year-old graduated from Marshall in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism and has been on the go since.

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Why new journalism grads are optimistic about 2017

The Poynter Institute’s Al Tompkins interviewed nine graduating seniors from a variety of schools both large and small and “…found every newly minted journalist optimistic about the future, despite the uncertainties that await them.”

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The Washington Post – Fifty majors with the highest earnings.

The Washington Post recently published an article by Danielle Douglas-Gabriel titled “Want college to pay off? These are the 50 majors with the highest earnings.”  Read her article to find current salary expectations for several of the majors offered by the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism.

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Annual Car Bash to take place Thursday, Oct. 13

Marshall University students will have the opportunity to work out any frustrations and relieve any stress that might have built up during the first semester of classes, thanks to an annual homecoming tradition sponsored for the 15th year by WMUL-FM, the university’s public radio station.

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Filmmakers win first place at WV FILMmakers Festival

Dr. Peggy Proudfoot Harman and husband/documentarian Jason Harman took home the first-place prize in the Best West Virginia Short Documentary category for their documentary, “George Rashid: The Leper of Pickens” at the WV FILMmakers Festival.

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Shumaker named department administrator for Marshall Surgery

Marshall Health has announced that Charles A. Shumaker has been named department administrator for Marshall Surgery.

Shumaker joined the Marshall Health team in 2015 as the department administrator for Marshall Dermatology. Prior to coming to Marshall Health, he served as the manager of media and community relations for Cabell Huntington Hospital for seven years. Continue reading…


Journalism and Mass Communications Hall of Fame ceremony set for Sept. 23

Five graduates of Marshall University’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SOJMC) are being inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame later this month.

Dr. Charles Bailey, Mike Cherry, Jody Jividen, Chad Pennington and Peter Ruest will be inducted during a ceremony, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center on the Huntington campus. Charles Ryan Associates and Stadelman Consulting are the presenting sponsors of the ceremony. A pre-event reception is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the Shawkey Room of the Memorial Student Center.

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WMUL-FM receives Award of Excellence, seven Awards of Distinction in 22nd Annual Communicator Awards 2016 Audio Competition

Students from Marshall University’s public radio station, WMUL-FM, received one Award of Excellence and seven Awards of Distinction in the 22nd Annual Communicator Awards 2016 Audio Competition. WMUL-FM was notified by mail that its entries had won.

The Communicator Awards come from the International Academy of Visual Arts, which recognizes outstanding work in the communications field. Entries are judged by industry professionals who seek out companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry. The 2016 contest had more than 6,000 entries from radio stations, ad agencies, interactive agencies, production firms, in-house creative professionals, graphic designers, design firms, public relations firms, corporate communications departments and government entities. Continue reading…