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Capital News Service secures funding from Virginia Press Foundation

Oct 3, 2018
Posted in: News

The foundation that supports the Virginia Press Association will give $5,000 to the VCU Capital News Service program for 2019. CNS, a student-staffed newswire operated by the Robertson School, will use the money to expand and enhance its coverage of state government, politics and other topics.


Pamela Williams honored for service to university

Oct 3, 2018
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The Robertson School's executive assistant Pamela Williams was recognized for her outstanding service to the university at an awards ceremony and reception at the Stuart C. Siegel Center on Tuesday. Nominated by the Robertson School, Williams was one of 16 finalists university-wide for the Dorris Douglas Budd Award, which was established in 1981 and honors outstanding staff members who enhance the image and mission of the university.


Robertson School students complete fellowship in the governor's office

Oct 1, 2018
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Robertson School students Salinna Lor and Tonecia Brothers-Sutton returned to the university this fall with a new appreciation for the work taking place in Virginia’s executive office after completing the 2018 Governor’s Fellowship Program.


Bob Woodward tells aspiring journalists: “You’ve got to show up.”

Sep 28, 2018
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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward spoke to VCU students and faculty about President Trump, "fake news" and the state of news media at the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday evening.


Student Spotlight: Susannah Morey, public relations

Sep 25, 2018
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Public relations major Susannah Morey landed the internship experience of a lifetime. Through the university's Hire VCU Rams service, the senior secured a two-month internship program in Cape Town, South Africa this summer.


Journalism professor spends Fulbright year in Rwanda

Sep 20, 2018
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Robertson School journalism professor Dr. Karen McIntyre is spending this academic year as a Fulbright scholar at the University of Rwanda in Eastern Africa.


Bob Woodward to speak at VCU on Sept. 25

Sep 19, 2018
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Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, author and associate editor of The Washington Post Bob Woodward will speak at VCU on Sept. 25, only two weeks after the release of his latest book, “Fear: Trump in the White House.”


Student Spotlight: Jesse Lane, advertising

Aug 29, 2018
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Jesse Lane (B.S. '18/MC) sauntered into the Robertson School offices with a skateboard under one arm and a contagious smile on his face. His positive energy immediately filled the space he moved in. Lane graduated from the Robertson School with honors with a double major in strategic and creative advertising this year.


Alumni Spotlight: Candice Smith of NBC 12

Aug 27, 2018
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Candice Smith (B.S. '14/MC) began working at NBC12 in Richmond the summer before her senior year at the Robertson School. She started at Channel 12 as an editor, working behind the scenes, but she knew she didn’t want to do that for long and began shadowing reporters.


Google Creative Lab taps a Robertson School journalism professor’s research to share good news stories

Aug 22, 2018
Posted in: News

With the Google Assistant, users can search the internet, schedule meetings, set alarms, send texts, play music, dim lights and a long list of other tasks. And now — thanks in part to the research of a Robertson School journalism professor — the Google Assistant is able to tell users about good news stories happening in the world.

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