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Ad Age and Adweek feature "Camp ADventure" at Robertson School

Aug 6, 2020
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The "Camp ADventure" summer program of the Ad Club at the Robertson School of Media and Culture was featured in the leading industry publications Ad Age and Adweek.


VCU experience took alumna Saffeya Ahmed to CNN and national SPJ honors

Aug 5, 2020
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When CNN researcher Saffeya Ahmed entered college, she did not have her life fully planned out. During her time at Robertson School of Media and Culture at VCU, Ahmed found her calling and grew from an “undecided” student to a reporter for Capital News Service and an editor at The Commonwealth Times.


Journalism student wins SPJ First Amendment Award

Aug 4, 2020
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Robertson School broadcast journalism senior Hannah Eason was honored today with the national Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award for her work at The Commonwealth Times. The award "honors an SPJ student member who has demonstrated outstanding service to the First Amendment through their work in journalism."


Robertson School welcomes new faculty members

Jul 31, 2020
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The Robertson School of Media and Culture is welcoming two new faculty members this fall semester. Dr. Minhee Choi will start as an assistant professor in the School's public relations sequence and Derek O'Leary as an instructor in the advertising sequence.


New Faculty Spotlight: Derek O'Leary, advertising

Jul 31, 2020
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Derek O'Leary is the newest professor in the Robertson School's advertising sequence. He will join us as an instructor this fall semester.


Faculty Spotlight: Josh Smith, public relations

Jul 31, 2020
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Josh Smith has worked a term instructor and as a term assistant professor in the Robertson School's since 2015. Selected in a national search this spring, he will switch to a new position as a tenure-eligible assistant professor in the School this fall semester. He will also serve as the School's Director of Communications.


New Faculty Spotlight: Minhee Choi, public relations

Jul 31, 2020
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Minhee Choi, Ph.D., is the newest professor in the Robertson School's public relations sequence. She will join us as an assistant professor this fall semester.


Robertson School, regional library create virtual children storytimes during COVID crisis

Jul 30, 2020
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Sitting on the floor in a circle with other kids. Mothers hanging out in the back. And at the front, someone energetically reading a book, complete with waving arms and funny voices. It’s one of those great memories from childhood: storytime at the library. When the pandemic shut them all down this past March, Robin Bajkiewicz, a children’s programming specialist at the Atlee branch of the Pamunkey Regional Library, wondered how storytime could continue.


Journalism student selected for Fulbright UK Summer Institutes

Jul 30, 2020
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Virginia Commonwealth University rising senior Matt Tessema has been selected to participate in the Fulbright UK Summer Institutes. The highly competitive award, funded by the US-UK Fulbright Commission, enables outstanding U.S. students to participate in three- or four-week programs at prestigious universities throughout the United Kingdom.


Robertson School alumna honored as finalist for top journalism award

Jun 26, 2020
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Robertson School alumna Saffeya Ahmed has been honored as a finalist for MOEy Best in Show, the top national student journalism award of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).

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