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Get out the vote: Robertson School helps to launch College website to provide election info, expert analysis

Sep 21, 2020
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The College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University has launched a website that provides important information on the nuts and bolts of voting — how to register, how to request an absentee ballot, where to find one’s polling place, who will appear on the ballot — as well as expert, nonpartisan commentary and analysis by VCU faculty.


VCU Votes: On social media, students encourage voter participation on campus and beyond

Sep 18, 2020
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“The main idea is to convince our peers of their own importance in every election if they want to see the change that they talk about all year round.”


‘Very drastic’: What will be the impact of the Trump administration’s TikTok ban?

Sep 18, 2020
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VCU expert Marcus Messner said the decision might have a chilling effect for international media companies to enter and grow in the American market.


Amid the pandemic, journalism grad Aaron Gilchrist continues to deliver the news

Sep 18, 2020
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At a virtual forum, the VCU alumnus shares his thoughts on adapting during COVID-19, the summer protests, and his personal journey in journalism.


Watch Robertson School Speaker Series event with NBC's Aaron Gilchrist

Sep 15, 2020
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The Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture will live stream its next Speaker Series event with alumnus Aaron Gilchrist, anchor for NBC 4 in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m.


Master's student shares journey with COVID-19

Sep 1, 2020
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Robertson School master's student Ghenwa Yehia recently published about her experience with COVID-19 and how it has affected her and her family.


Robertson School Faculty supports Letter of Concern to Richmond Mayor and Police Chief

Sep 1, 2020
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The Faculty of the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture signed a Letter of Concern sent by the Student Press Law Center and several other press freedom and First Amendment groups to Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney and Police Chief Gerald Smith in response to repeated confrontations between officers of the Richmond Police Department and journalists covering protests for racial justice this summer.


Dr. Mallory Perryman publishes book "Mediated Democracy"

Aug 20, 2020
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Dr. Mallory Perryman, assistant professor of journalism in the Robertson School of Media and Culture, has published her book "Mediated Democracy: Politics, the News, and Citizenship in the 21st Century" with CQ Press.


New Robertson School Online Course: Digital Crisis Communications for Global Pandemics

Aug 19, 2020
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In partnership with the VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education (OCPE), the Robertson School of Media and Culture will be offering the asynchronous online course Digital Crisis Communications for Global Pandemics in a noncredit format (25 contact hours) from September 21-October 31, 2020. The course is open to all.


Media+Health Lab study raises alarms about how vaccine information is shared on social media

Aug 14, 2020
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A VCU-led analysis of content on Pinterest related to the flu vaccine may hold clues that could help public health officials combat potentially deadly misinformation.

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