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Journalism class explores issues of truth and trust in media

May 21, 2019
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When the entire country was discussing the so called “fake news environment” and what it means for the future of media and democracy, journalism professor Mallory Perryman thought it was time to offer a class to explore the issue in depth with her students. This spring semester she taught a special topics class on “Truth and Trust in Journalism” at the Robertson School.


Two Robertson School alumni landed jobs at CNN. Here’s how they did it.

May 16, 2019
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Two recent graduates of the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture in the Virginia Commonwealth University College of Humanities and Sciences have defied warnings about the death of journalism jobs to find early success. Amir Vera (B.S.’14/MC) and Niki Farahmand (B.S.’14/MC) both landed jobs at world news organization CNN in 2018, Vera as an associate writer and Farahmand as a news producer.


Capital News Service student honored for breaking news reporting

May 15, 2019
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Kal Weinstein, a senior in the Robertson School, placed eighth in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program's Breaking News Competition, the program announced Wednesday.


Robertson School graduates 190 students at May Commencement

May 12, 2019
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The Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture graduated more than 190 undergraduate students at the commencement ceremony at the Richmond Convention Center on May 10.


Outstanding Robertson School students honored with Faculty Awards

May 12, 2019
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Seven outstanding students were honored with Faculty Awards and the Kappa Tau Alpha Top Scholar Award of the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture at the spring 2019 commencement ceremony on May 10 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.


Student Spotlight: Annie Gallo, journalism

May 11, 2019
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At the end of her junior year, Annie Gallo took an internship in Los Angeles to further her career and explore opportunities in the entertainment industry. Now, the freelance writer, photographer and Robertson School journalism senior is graduation with her bachelor's degree at Friday's commencement ceremony.


Professor June Nicholson to retire after 35-year career at VCU

May 8, 2019
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Professor June Nicholson will retire this summer after a 35-year career at VCU and the Richard T. Robertson School of Media Culture. A reception for students, faculty and staff was held on May 5 in the VCU University Student Commons to honor Nicholson’s many contributions and achievements at VCU.


Mass comm honor society inducts students, announces Top Scholar

May 5, 2019
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Nine students in the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture have been inducted into Kappa Tau Alpha, the journalism and mass communications honor society, for spring semester 2019.


Faculty win research grants from Arthur W. Page Center

May 2, 2019
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Robertson School faculty members Dr. Jeanine Guidry, Dr. Nicole O’Donnell, Professor Jay Adams and Dr. Grace Ji have been awarded research grants from the Arthur W. Page Center and have been named Page and Johnson Legacy Scholars for 2019-2020.


New leadership at Robertson School

May 1, 2019
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The Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture will be under new leadership this summer. Dr. Marcus Messner has been appointed interim director, effective July 1.

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