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One Club holds strategic workshop in November

Oct 17, 2020
Posted in: News

The One Club for Creativity will hold a Strategic Workshop for students of the Robertson School of Media and Culture in collaboration with the Advertising Club at VCU from Nov. 6 to Nov. 8.


What Just Happened? Robertson alumni to discuss election results at Speaker Series event on Nov. 5

Oct 15, 2020
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The Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture and VCU Alumni will host a virtual panel discussion, titled “What Just Happened: Understanding the 2020 presidential election results," as part of the Robertson School Speaker Series. The event will be live streamed as a Zoom webinar from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5.


Washington Post trailblazer Dorothy Butler Gilliam on her career and the future of journalism

Oct 14, 2020
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Gilliam, the first Black woman reporter at the Post, covered key moments in the civil rights movement, all while being a pioneer for African American women in media.


Watch Robertson School Speaker Series event with Dorothy Butler Gilliam

Oct 13, 2020
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The Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture will live stream its virtual Speaker Series event with Dorothy Butler Gilliam, the first Black woman reporter at The Washington Post and author of an acclaimed book about newsroom diversity, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13.


Latinx Heritage Month feature: Q&A with Robertson School alumnus Rodrigo Arriaza

Oct 9, 2020
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Rodrigo Arriaza is a news writer and assistant editor at Richmond Magazine. While a journalism major at the Robertson School of Media and Culture, he was also an active member of the VCU Latinx community, minoring in Latin American history.


Robertson researcher: Social media policies can curb HPV vaccine misinformation

Oct 8, 2020
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A new study led by Jeanine Guidry, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Robertson School of Media and Culture and a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control research program at the VCU Massey Cancer Center, compared how HPV vaccination was portrayed on Pinterest before and after the social media platform began moderating vaccine-related content. Findings may help public health officials utilize social media to tackle potentially harmful rhetoric and disseminate trustworthy health information.


Robertson School alumni make Richmond Inno Under 25 List

Oct 8, 2020
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Three recent graduates of the Robertson School of Media and Culture were recognized by Richmond Inno’s Under 25 list for their achievements within the local tech and startup scene.


Racial unrest, sports protests continue the ‘outcry for racial and social justice’

Oct 7, 2020
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The issues that underscored the civil rights movement of the 1960s are still with us, according to a Robertson School Speaker Series panel of Richmond journalists and African American leaders.


Robertson School co-sponsors virtual 2020 Poe Film Festival

Oct 7, 2020
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Co-sponsored by the Robertson School of Media and Culture, the 2020 Poe Film Festival will screen its Official Selection Films online from Friday, Nov. 13, to Thursday, Nov. 19.


Robertson School senior leads voter engagement network amid pandemic

Oct 7, 2020
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Matt Tessema, a senior journalism major in the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture, co-chairs the VCU Votes Advisory Council, a network of students, faculty and staff dedicated to promoting voter engagement on campus.

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