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Mobile reporters cover Midterm Elections for CBS 6

Nov 13, 2018
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Student journalists from the Robertson School’s Mobile and Social Media Journalism capstone class covered the Midterm Elections in Virginia with breaking news reports last week.


Student documentary screened at Poe Film Festival

Nov 13, 2018
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A team of documentary students from Dr. Bill Oglesby's capstone broadcast journalism class had their production selected as an official entry and screened at the 2018 College Film Awards at the Poe Film Festival in Richmond.


Dr. Ji wins research paper award

Nov 13, 2018
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Dr. Grace Ji, assistant professor of public relations in the Robertson School, recently won a top research paper award.


Journalism graduate debuts on NPR

Nov 13, 2018
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Robertson School alumna Yasmine Jumaa had her debut as a reporter on National Public Radio last week. Jumaa, who works as a news reporter and producer for WCVE Richmond Public Radio, reported a story on the new Interim Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.


Sergio Bustos to serve as speaker at December graduation

Nov 12, 2018
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USA Today World Editor Sergio R. Bustos will serve as the commencement speaker for the VCU Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture’s December graduation. Commencement will take place on Friday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. in Exhibit Hall B at the Richmond Convention Center, 403 N 3rd St.


Robertson School, SPJ sponsor 'Covering the opioid epidemic in Virginia'

Nov 12, 2018
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Top Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University health experts will discuss how to cover the opioid crisis at a free forum for journalists, student journalists and the public on Nov. 15.


Going viral: Study analyzes #Zika and #ZikaVirus posts on Instagram

Nov 12, 2018
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During the Zika outbreak in 2016, Instagram was filled with posts about the disease that is spread by mosquitoes and can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus, potentially leading to serious birth defects. A forthcoming study by a Robertson School public relations professor analyzed 1,000 of those social media posts to explore how the public gains an understanding of a complex and highly contagious virus like Zika, particularly on Instagram, a platform popular among women of reproductive age.


Robertson School hosts RABJ New Media Master Class on Nov. 17

Nov 9, 2018
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The Robertson School will host a New Media Master Class and panel discussion on Saturday, Nov. 17. The event will be presented by the Richmond Association of Black Journalists (RABJ) and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).


Ronnie Greene speaks about "Shots on the Bridge" in Katrina aftermath

Nov 5, 2018
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Robertson School alumnus Ronnie Greene, an investigative story editor at Reuters, spoke to students and faculty last Thursday about his award-winning book “Shots on the Bridge: Police Violence and Cover-Up in the Wake of Katrina.”


Robertson School mourns passing of Bryan DeVasher

Oct 31, 2018
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The Robertson School family mourns the sudden passing of Adjunct Professor William “Bryan” DeVasher.

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