Robertson School researchers team up to preserve James River

Feb 28, 2019
Posted in: News

Robertson School professors Dr. Nicole O’Donnell, Dr. Jeanine Guidry and Jay Adams recently secured funding for a new research project from the Virginia Chesapeake Bay Watershed Roundtable Grant Program. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) awarded the research team a grant of $11,420 to research and develop the #ProtectYourRiver communication campaign, which will try to raise awareness of the ways the public can help to preserve the James River.


Blackface scandal shows need for newsroom diversity, journalists say at Speaker Series event

Feb 26, 2019
Posted in: News

News coverage of the blackface scandal embroiling Virginia has underscored the need for greater newsroom diversity and a more nuanced understanding by media of race and racism, a panel of Richmond-area journalists said Monday night at the latest Robertson School's Speaker Series event.


Pinterest helps people cope with chronic pain, Dr. Guidry finds in new study

Feb 25, 2019
Posted in: News

A new study by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University that analyzed 502 posts on Pinterest about chronic pain revealed that the social media platform is helping people with chronic pain cope by sharing self-care and pain-management tips, venting about their pain’s severity, and supporting others who are similarly suffering.


Robertson School hosts members of Serbian Parliament

Feb 22, 2019
Posted in: News

The Robertson School, the Global Education Office and the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs hosted a delegation visit of members of the Serbian Parliament last week.


Dr. Thomas writes about blackface controversy in Columbia Journalism Review

Feb 22, 2019
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Dr. Clarence Thomas, associate professor in the Robertson School, contributed to an article in the Columbia Journalism Review about the blackface scandal in Virginia.


Robertson School will host panel discussion on "Blackface, the scandal and the media"

Feb 18, 2019
Posted in: News

The Robertson School of Media and Culture will host a panel discussion, titled “Blackface, the scandal and the media: A discussion about racism in Virginia,” that will feature Richmond-area journalists and VCU faculty members.


Robertson School announces Summer 2019 special topics classes

Feb 11, 2019
Posted in: News

The Robertson School is offering two special topics classes in Summer 2019: Media and Culture Tour of Vietnam as well as History of Documentary.


Professor Jennings co-authors advertising textbook

Feb 8, 2019
Posted in: News

The Robertson School congratulates Professor Marcel Jennings on the recent publication of the book, Advertising Creative: Strategy, Copy, and Design.


Robertson School professors interviewed about media coverage on government controversies

Feb 8, 2019
Posted in: News

Robertson School professors Jeff South, Judi Crenshaw and Marcus Messner were interviewed this week by news organizations about the recent controversies involving Gov. Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and Attorney General Mark Herring.


Dr. Bajkiewicz discusses the state of radio

Jan 31, 2019
Posted in: News

Journalism Professor Dr. Tim Bajkiewicz was a featured guest on WPKN-FM in Bridgeport, Connecticut this week with host Jim Motavalli.

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