CBS 6 anchor surprises Robertson School students

Dec 8, 2018
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Reba Hollingsworth had a big surprise for students in the Robertson School on Thursday. The CBS 6 anchor and VCU adjunct professor delivered pizzas as students were preparing for final presentations and final exams at the end of the semester.


To help boost recruitment, Chesterfield County police taps the advice of PR students

Dec 7, 2018
Posted in: News

With police officers retiring at a rate of nearly four per month, the Chesterfield County Police Department is focused on attracting new recruits, particularly millennials who might not have considered a career in law enforcement. This fall, Virginia Commonwealth University public relations students have been working all semester to draw up a list of marketing and communications recommendations that might help.


Public relations major wins PRSA scholarship

Nov 30, 2018
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Heather Derflinger, a junior in the Robertson School's public relations program, was recently awarded a Richmond Public Relations Foundation scholarship by the Richmond chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).


Scholarship fund to honor copy-editing teacher

Nov 29, 2018
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After longtime journalist and adjunct instructor Bryan DeVasher passed away, his colleagues, friends and students wanted to do something in his honor. So they launched the DeVasher Memorial Scholarship Fund.


Mobile reporters cover Midterm Elections for CBS 6

Nov 13, 2018
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Student journalists from the Robertson School’s Mobile and Social Media Journalism capstone class covered the Midterm Elections in Virginia with breaking news reports last week.


Student documentary screened at Poe Film Festival

Nov 13, 2018
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A team of documentary students from Dr. Bill Oglesby's capstone broadcast journalism class had their production selected as an official entry and screened at the 2018 College Film Awards at the Poe Film Festival in Richmond.


Dr. Ji wins research paper award

Nov 13, 2018
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Dr. Grace Ji, assistant professor of public relations in the Robertson School, recently won a top research paper award.


Journalism graduate debuts on NPR

Nov 13, 2018
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Robertson School alumna Yasmine Jumaa had her debut as a reporter on National Public Radio last week. Jumaa, who works as a news reporter and producer for WCVE Richmond Public Radio, reported a story on the new Interim Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.


Sergio Bustos to serve as speaker at December graduation

Nov 12, 2018
Posted in: News

USA Today World Editor Sergio R. Bustos will serve as the commencement speaker for the VCU Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture’s December graduation. Commencement will take place on Friday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. in Exhibit Hall B at the Richmond Convention Center, 403 N 3rd St.


Robertson School, SPJ sponsor 'Covering the opioid epidemic in Virginia'

Nov 12, 2018
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Top Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University health experts will discuss how to cover the opioid crisis at a free forum for journalists, student journalists and the public on Nov. 15.

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