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New Media and Leadership Certificate Program: Applications Open for 2022/23 Master's + Certificate Program

Jan 11, 2022

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Application window for the new graduate 12-credit Media and Leadership graduate certificate are open, in addition to 30-credit master's programs in Integrated Communication and Multimedia Journalism.


Ad Person of the Year, Jess Collins Q&A with Richmond BizSense

Dec 28, 2021

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Creative Q&A: Ad Person of the Year: Robertson School Assistant Professor, Jess Collins


VCU Advertising and PR Portfolio Show RECAP

Dec 20, 2021

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Amidst social distancing and virtual connection the Dec. 2021 Portfolio Show had 30 undergraduate students participate from Advertising and Public Relations, each meeting with 4- 5 professionals (150+ unique connections) to get valuable feedback and to grow in their chosen field.


Robertson School Honors Top Students at Dec 2021 Commencement

Dec 15, 2021

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Each semester, Robertson School faculty choose outstanding graduating students in each academic concentration to receive a Faculty Award. This is more than about just good grades--faculty look for students who really distinguished themselves while at VCU and in the School. This could be through campus involvement in clubs and organizations, amazing class work, demonstrating a can-do attitude and/or being an unforgettable member of the Robertson School family.


A Look Back at December 2021 Commencement

Dec 14, 2021

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Robertson School 2021 Dec. Commencement and Graduation Ceremony


Bill Oglesby, Journalism professor, elected as president of the VAPB board for 2022.

Nov 23, 2021

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Emmy-winning reporter and alum Derick Waller on Trump, journalism, VCU and life in New York

Nov 22, 2021

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In 2009, Derick Waller was an aspiring journalist taking classes in mass communications at Virginia Commonwealth University. Enrolled in Advanced Television Newsgathering under the instruction of news reporter-turned-professor Bill Oglesby, Waller and his classmates were challenged to go out into the community and find a story. Waller went to Greensville County, 75 miles south of Richmond, where John Allen Muhammad, “The D.C. Sniper,” was to be executed by lethal injection.


Robertson School remembers former director, Judy VanSlyke Turk, Ph.D.

Aug 30, 2021

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The Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture mourns the passing of its former director and professor emeritus Judy VanSlyke Turk, PhD. Turk, who served as director from 2001 to 2010 and as a faculty member until her retirement in 2013, was a world-renowned public relations scholar, Plank Center award recipient and practitioner.


Dr. Clarence Thomas concludes 30-year service to VCU with honorary designation to Professor Emeritus and Affiliate Faculty

Aug 24, 2021

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Dr. Thomas, who holds a Ph.D. in Mass Communications with a specialty in Media History from the University of Florida, an M.S. in Television/Radio from Syracuse University, and a B.A. (with honors) in Mass Media Arts from Hampton Institute (now Hampton University) retired in spring of 2020 after an impressive 30-year career.


Camp’s in session: The Robertson School’s Camp ADventure starts summer 2021 with more students and clients than 2020.

Jun 3, 2021

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Camp ADventure is back and bigger than last year with over 160 campers representing 72 universities worldwide. In only its second year, the program continues to provide an opportunity for students to advance their skill sets while earning internship credit amidst a continued disruption to internship programs resulting from COIVD-19.

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