Capital News Service launches Election Day newsroom

Nov 11, 2019
Posted in: News

Nov. 5 was a significant day for Virginia with all 140 seats in the General Assembly up for reelection. It was also an important day for the student journalists at the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture. For the first time, multiple instructors and classes formed a working newsroom to cover Election Day from the opening to the polls to the election results and victory parties.

Election night coverage: Follow live blog by VCU Capital News Service

Nov 5, 2019
Posted in: News

Virginia voters were asked to go to the polls today and will be waiting tonight to see which party comes out on top. All 140 seats in the General Assembly in Virginia are up for reelection. Reporters from the VCU Capital News Service in the Robertson School of Media and Culture will provide updates in real time tonight on a live blog. The School's data journalism reporters will also aggregate the results in various ways.

Alumna Taya Jarman to serve as December graduation speaker

Nov 4, 2019
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Taya M. Jarman of the Virginia Department of Health 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. 13, at 1:30 p.m. in Ballroom B21 (ABC) at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N 3rd St. The ceremony is open to the public and no tickets are needed.

Robertson School students win Best Documentary Film Award at Poe Festival

Oct 30, 2019
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Robertson School students Sean Boyce, Brian Maresco, and Kassidy Hammond won the Best Documentary Film Award at the Poe Film Festival last weekend. They produced their documentary in Dr. Bill Oglesby's broadcast journalism capstone class "The Documentary."

Dr. Alkazemi honored by International Studies Association

Oct 29, 2019
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Dr. Mariam Alkazemi, assistant professor in the Robertson School's public relations sequence, has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the Deborah “Misty” Gerner Grant for Professional Development (“Gerner Award”) by the Women’s Caucus of the International Studies Association.

Former Washington Post columnist to talk at Speaker Series about democratic value of strong journalism

Oct 28, 2019
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The Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture is excited to announce Bob Levey, former columnist of the Washington Post, as the speaker for its next Speaker Series event. The event is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6 p.m. in the University Student Commons Theater. His talk is titled "From Nixon to Trump: Why our democracy needs strong journalism."

Carolina Espinal addresses diversity’s impact on business and society at Robertson School Speaker Series

Oct 21, 2019
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The Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture welcomed Carolina Espinal, founding principal of Mozaic Strategies, for its speaker series last Tuesday. More than 100 students, faculty and guests from the community -- including the School's namesake Richard T. Robertson -- attended the talk "Opportunities at the Intersection: How Diversity & Inclusion are Transforming Business and Society.”

College of Humanities and Sciences announces new student emergency fund

Oct 7, 2019
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The fund helps to keep minor or temporary financial emergencies from derailing students’ progress toward a degree.

Professor Jeff South elected SPJ President of Virginia Pro Chapter

Oct 7, 2019
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Associate Professor Jeff South has been elected president of the Virginia Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for 2019-20.

Robertson School co-sponsors climate reporting workshop

Sep 24, 2019
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The Robertson School is working with the Science Museum of Virginia to hold a workshop on local climate reporting on Oct. 25-26.

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