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Dr. Karen McIntyre wins Facebook research grant

Aug 13, 2020
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Robertson School Graduate Director Dr. Karen McIntyre has been awarded a highly competitive Facebook research grant. Dr. McIntyre, an associate professor of journalism, is part of a research team with Dr. Meghan Sobel Cohen of Regis University that proposed the research project "Digital literacy in East Africa: A three country comparative study."


NBC anchor Aaron Gilchrist to talk at Robertson School Speaker Series

Aug 11, 2020
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The Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture is excited to announce its alumnus Aaron Gilchrist, anchor for NBC 4 in Washington, D.C., for its next Speaker Series event. The virtual event is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m. and will be live streamed.


Robertson School alumni honored with Emmy Awards

Aug 11, 2020
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Several alumni of the broadcast journalism program at the Robertson School of Media and Culture were honored with Emmy Awards of the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences this weekend.


Dr. McIntyre and Dr. Alkazemi win national AEJMC awards

Aug 11, 2020
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Robertson School faculty members Dr. Karen McIntyre and Dr. Mariam Alkazemi have been honored with national awards at the virtual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) last week. The conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Welcome back, Robertson School students!

Aug 8, 2020
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A welcome message from Robertson School Director Dr. Marcus Messner


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.

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