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Author speaks about weaponization of social media on Jan. 22

Jan 10, 2019
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The Robertson School is launching a new Speaker Series this spring semester. All events are are intended to be networking opportunities for students, alumni and the professional community for discussions about current media issues. They are free and open to the public


Four Robertson School faculty named AEJMC Emerging Scholars

Jan 9, 2019
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Several Robertson School faculty were recognized as 2019 Emerging Scholars by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) this week. Dr. Karen McIntyre, Dr. Jeanine Guidry, Dr. Nicole O'Donnell, and Professor Jay Adams won the prestigious national awards for research projects they proposed to a review committee of senior scholars. The Emerging Scholar Program honors the most promising junior faculty in the field of mass communications by funding their research projects.


Dr. Messner lectures about social media journalism in China

Jan 4, 2019
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During winter break, Robertson School Associate Director Dr. Marcus Messner gave a four-day lecture series at the Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics in Nanchang, China. He taught around 50 journalism students in the Department of Journalism at the university.


Gordon, Crespo awarded KTA Top Scholar honors for Fall 2018

Dec 9, 2018
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Two students in the VCU Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture have been awarded the Top Scholar award for Fall 2018 from Kappa Tau Alpha, the national honor society for journalism and mass communications.


Faculty honor outstanding Robertson School graduates

Dec 9, 2018
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The faculty of the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture honored eight outstanding students, who received awards at the fall 2018 commencement ceremony on Dec. 7 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.


Robertson School graduates 120 students at December Commencement

Dec 9, 2018
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More than 120 graduate and undergraduate celebrated their college graduation at the commencement ceremony of the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture at the Richmond Convention Center on Dec. 7.


CBS 6 anchor surprises Robertson School students

Dec 8, 2018
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Reba Hollingsworth had a big surprise for students in the Robertson School on Thursday. The CBS 6 anchor and VCU adjunct professor delivered pizzas as students were preparing for final presentations and final exams at the end of the semester.


To help boost recruitment, Chesterfield County police taps the advice of PR students

Dec 7, 2018
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With police officers retiring at a rate of nearly four per month, the Chesterfield County Police Department is focused on attracting new recruits, particularly millennials who might not have considered a career in law enforcement. This fall, Virginia Commonwealth University public relations students have been working all semester to draw up a list of marketing and communications recommendations that might help.


Public relations major wins PRSA scholarship

Nov 30, 2018
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Heather Derflinger, a junior in the Robertson School's public relations program, was recently awarded a Richmond Public Relations Foundation scholarship by the Richmond chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).


Scholarship fund to honor copy-editing teacher

Nov 29, 2018
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After longtime journalist and adjunct instructor Bryan DeVasher passed away, his colleagues, friends and students wanted to do something in his honor. So they launched the DeVasher Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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