Going viral: Study analyzes #Zika and #ZikaVirus posts on Instagram

Nov 12, 2018
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During the Zika outbreak in 2016, Instagram was filled with posts about the disease that is spread by mosquitoes and can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus, potentially leading to serious birth defects. A forthcoming study by a Robertson School public relations professor analyzed 1,000 of those social media posts to explore how the public gains an understanding of a complex and highly contagious virus like Zika, particularly on Instagram, a platform popular among women of reproductive age.


Robertson School hosts RABJ New Media Master Class on Nov. 17

Nov 9, 2018
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The Robertson School will host a New Media Master Class and panel discussion on Saturday, Nov. 17. The event will be presented by the Richmond Association of Black Journalists (RABJ) and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).


Ronnie Greene speaks about "Shots on the Bridge" in Katrina aftermath

Nov 5, 2018
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Robertson School alumnus Ronnie Greene, an investigative story editor at Reuters, spoke to students and faculty last Thursday about his award-winning book “Shots on the Bridge: Police Violence and Cover-Up in the Wake of Katrina.”


Robertson School mourns passing of Bryan DeVasher

Oct 31, 2018
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The Robertson School family mourns the sudden passing of Adjunct Professor William “Bryan” DeVasher.


Advertising professor connects industry experts for rapid-fire student questions

Oct 30, 2018
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Robertson School advertising professor Jessica Collins created a twist to the guest speaker series in her senior advertising class. She turned them into “ask me anything” sessions.


Robertson School condemns killing of Saudi journalist

Oct 19, 2018
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We, the faculty and staff of the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture, condemn the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. We are joining professional journalism organizations in calling for a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding Khashoggi’s death.


Reuters journalist to deliver talk at Robertson School

Oct 19, 2018
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Reuters journalist and Robertson School alumnus Ronnie Greene will deliver a talk about his book "Shots on the Bridge: Police Violence and Cover-Up in the Wake of Katrina" on Thursday, Nov. 1. The event starts at 4 p.m. in lecture hall 1165 of the Temple Building (901 W. Main St.) and is free and open to the public.


Dr. Marcus Messner named Eminent Scholar

Oct 18, 2018
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Robertson School Associate Director Dr. Marcus Messner was named an Eminent Scholar by VCU's College of Humanities and Sciences last Tuesday. Messner, who is an associate professor in the journalism sequence, is one of three faculty members who received this inaugural award.


Robertson School co-sponsors business forum on global influence of social media

Oct 17, 2018
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The Robertson School will co-sponsor this year's International Business Forum with VCU's School of Business on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the VCU Student Commons Ballroom (907 Floyd Ave). The title of the forum is "The Global Influence of Social Media on Business, Politics and Culture: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly."


Robertson School announces Spring 2019 special topics classes

Oct 17, 2018
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The Robertson School is offering the following special topics classes in the 2019 Spring Semester: Influencer Relations, User Experience, and Truth and Trust in Journalism.

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