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Reporting on and Changing the Stigma of Addiction


Ashton Marra and Jonathan Stoltman officially launched Reporting on Addiction in September 2021 – during National Recovery month. Since then, they have developed curriculum and delivered trainings and presentations to dozens of students and organizations.

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The Digital Dilemma

The Digital Dilemma

Joel Beeson and Dana Coester’s research explored the dark and dangerous side of digital media.

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Vaccination Clinic at the WVU Rec Center

Messaging the Mountain State

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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Harman's capstone class

Once a Mountaineer Always a Mountaineer

The Mountaineer network is strong. College of Media students belong to a dedicated family of alumni who mentor them from the moment they walk through the doors of Martin Hall to that triumphant walk across the graduation stage … and beyond.

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Path to Pineville

The Path to Pineville

Within minutes of meeting Dr. Rita Colistra, you become well aware of her West Virginia pride and her commitment to students and the public relations profession. Nobody epitomizes the WVU College of Media mantra of pursuing passion with a sense of purpose

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Twenty-four hours. Forty-four students. Six professional mentors. Three West Virginia nonprofits. Twelve cases of energy drinks. Thirteen corporate sponsors. One fearless leader.

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