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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.


Watch Robertson School Speaker Series event on "Race, Media and the 2020 Election"

Oct 6, 2020
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The Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture will live stream its virtual panel discussion “Race, Media and the 2020 Election" as part of its Speaker Series. The event, which is co-sponsored by the new VCU student chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), will be live streamed from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6.


Advertising students win competition for app prototype

Sep 28, 2020
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VCU’s Adobe Creative Jam, held Sept. 11-18, challenged university scholars to form teams and create innovative app prototypes in three days using Adobe XD. Out of 152 contestants, an advertising student group placed first.


Journalism professor’s new textbook offers a fuller understanding of how politics and media work

Sep 25, 2020
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Dr. Mallory Perryman’s book, “Mediated Democracy,” covers the complex relationship between media, politics and citizenship.


Trailblazing journalist Dorothy Gilliam to talk at Robertson School Speaker Series

Sep 24, 2020
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The Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture is excited to announce Dorothy Butler Gilliam, the first Black woman reporter at The Washington Post and author of an acclaimed book about newsroom diversity, for its Speaker Series event on Oct. 13.


Speaker Series panel debates "Race, Media and the 2020 Election"

Sep 24, 2020
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The Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture at Virginia Commonwealth University will host a virtual panel discussion, titled “Race, Media and the 2020 Election," as part of its Speaker Series. The event, which is co-sponsored by the new VCU student chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), will be live streamed as a Zoom webinar from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

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