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PR student wins Dow Jones News Fund internship

May 3, 2020
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Wessam Hazaymeh, a public relations major in the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture, has received a prestigious summer internship from the Dow Jones News Fund, the DJNF announced Friday. Hazaymeh was among 78 undergraduate and graduate students nationwide -- and just three from Virginia -- selected for the honor by the News Fund.


Robertson School adviser builds mentoring network with new "E.M.-Power" course

Apr 30, 2020
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The special topics course "E.M.-Power" by academic adviser Roy Roach III is one of the latest additions to the course offerings at the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture


New online course offers forward-looking focus to news stories during the COVID-19 pandemic

Apr 30, 2020
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A new Virginia Commonwealth University online course is teaching students about solutions journalism — rigorous reporting on how people are responding to problems — and how to use it during the COVID-19 crisis.


Professor Adams wins Healthcare Advertising Award

Apr 29, 2020
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Robertson School Professor Jay Adams has won two Healthcare Advertising Awards. Adams, who is an assistant professor in the advertising sequence, won a Merit Award in the logo design category for the logo he designed for the Robertson School's new Media+Health Lab.


A Robertson lecture at the Robertson School

Apr 29, 2020
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An introductory advertising class ended the spring semester last week with a virtual visit from Richard T. "Dick" Robertson, the namesake of the Robertson School of Media and Culture.


End-of-semester "Thank You" from the Robertson School

Apr 29, 2020
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A message from Interim Director Dr. Marcus Messner to students, faculty, staff, and friends of the Robertson School.


Professors Rowe and Collins honored for 2020 CreateAthon

Apr 28, 2020
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Robertson School faculty members Peyton Rowe and Jessica Collins have been recognized in the University Excellence in Service-Learning Faculty Award competition and earned an honorable mention for their work with CreateAthon@VCU this year.


Robertson School alumna launches Spanish news platform for ABC 8 News

Apr 24, 2020
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Robertson School alumna Keyris Manzanares set goals early in her college journey and in her career. With less than one year of working as a digital content producer at ABC 8 (WRIC-TV) in Richmond, Manzanares launched a news platform in Spanish for the station’s Hispanic audience.


Dr. Guidry featured in COVID-19 discussion on CBS 6

Apr 23, 2020
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Dr. Jeanine Guidry, assistant professor in the public relations sequence of the Robertson School of Media and Culture and director of its Media+Health Lab, was featured on an expert panel with WTVR-CBS 6 today to answer questions about COVID-19 and cancer via Facebook Live.


PR students go on virtual agency tour with Charles Ryan Associates

Apr 23, 2020
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Moving classes online requires a bit of ingenuity, finesse and most of all creativity. When the right people come together, anything is possible. That's exactly what happened when Matt Isner and Matt Fidler, owners of Charles Ryan Associates, a multi-state communication firm with offices in Richmond, pulled together a virtual tour for Robertson School students in the public relations capstone course Agency after their in-person tour was cancelled due to social distancing protocols.

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