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Ryan Wagner

Student Profiles

Ryan Wagner’s path has been far from traditional – college, L.A. film internship, U.S. Army, more college, broadcast media career – but that is par for the course for someone who seeks out and attacks challenges with the gusto of a fighter in the ring.

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Dreaming of Gold

Student Profiles

Natalie Perrin hopes to one day represent the United States at the Olympics. As the only freshman on the West Virginia University rifle team and with a pair of Junior Olympic gold medals under her belt, she’s well on her way to accomplishing that goal.

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Jeff Hertrick

Class Notes

Jeff Hertrick (BSJ, 1981) has joined the National Press Foundation and produced the organization’s first virtual awards celebration in February 2021 honoring journalists for their accomplishments. The 2020 Award winners included Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN,

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Vaccination Clinic at the WVU Rec Center

For the Social Good

In fall 2020, the WVU Reed College of Media’s Public Interest Communication (PIC) Research Laboratory brought together a diverse group of experts whose work may change West Virginia’s healthcare communications landscape.

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Leading Innovation

More than 3,800 miles separate two sets of musicians. A guitarist and mandolinist at the WVU Media Innovation Center play a song, while a cellist and percussionist at the University of Seville Southern Spain play their respective parts of the same song.

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Around the College

Gina Martino Dahlia was named the assistant dean of academic affairs, one of five promotions in the past year, and the College of Media welcomed a new faculty member, two advisors and a new undergraduate recruiter.

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 Becky Pallack

The Last Word

Becky Pallack (M.S. 2021) is cofounder of Arizona Luminaria, a nonprofit news startup. She began working on it as a class project when she was a graduate fellow in the NewStart program, a local news ownership initiative that is part of the Reed College of

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Industry Insights

Before joining the College of Media, Scatterday (MSJ ’92) previously worked at the network level for ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC Sports and was part of the launch team for ESPN News and ESPNU networks. He previously served as operations manager of West Virginia M

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