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…

Students take 10 first-place awards from National Broadcasting Society

Students from Marshall University’s public radio station, WMUL-FM, received 10 first-place awards and 12 honorable mention awards during the National Broadcasting Society/Alpha Epsilon Rho (NBS/AERho) 26th Annual National Student Audio/Video Scriptwriting and 54th Annual Audio/Video Production Awards Competition ceremony at the Hilton Meadowlands Hotel in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on Saturday, March 25. Continue reading…

Marshall, West Virginia University team up to host INTEGRATE marketing communications conference

Marshall University’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications and West Virginia University’s Reed College of Media are partnering to present INTEGRATE West Virginia, a two-day conference for marketing communications students and professionals June 2-3 at Marshall University’s new Visual Arts Center in downtown Huntington. Continue reading…

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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