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Journalism students write news stories and produce video packages, audio reports and multimedia content about what’s happening on and off campus. They publish their work through School-sponsored outlets such as VCU InSight and Capital News Service; through VCU’s independent student media, such as the Commonwealth Times, Ink magazine and radio station WVCW; and through internships, freelance opportunities and other professionally-oriented activities.

 
Students Publish Story on AIDS: AIDS in Richmond

Students Publish Story on AIDS

VCU Multimedia Journalism

http://rvanews.com/news/richmonds-hiv-rate-among-highest-u-s/107299

 

AIDS in Richmond

Computer Assisted Reporting

Two MMJ students, Ted Keffe and Geoffrey Cooper, recently had their investigative project on AIDS in Richmond published by a hyper-local website. The story was done as an assignment for the computer assisted reporting class in the MMJ program. Both Keefe and Cooper crunched federal and state data to reveal that Richmond has one of the highest HIV rates in Virginia.

 
Ireti Adesanya: Investigating Income Inequality in Richmond: Income Inequality in Richmond

Ireti Adesanya: Investigating Income Inequality in Richmond

VCU Multimedia Journalism | Computer Assisted Reporting

http://rvanews.com/news/richmond-ranks-high-income-inequality

 

Income Inequality in Richmond

For her computer assisted reporting class in Fall 2013, Ireti crunched data and wrote a lengthy story about income inequality in Richmond. The piece demonstrated through data that income inequality in Richmond is disproportionally higher than other cities across the country. The story was picked up and published by the local news site in Richmond, RVA News.

 
Matt Birch: Users Stocked Up on Synthetic Marijuana

Matt Birch

Print Journalism | Class of '11
Managing editor, Gang Green Nation

www.ganggreennation.com

 

Users Stocked Up on Synthetic Marijuana

MASC 475 Capital News Service

Two months ago, federal and state officials outlawed synthetic marijuana, a potpourri of herbs that anybody could buy at convenience stores and gas stations. But predictably, many young people stocked up on the now-illegal substance before the ban took effect. "People bought as much as they could last month and are still smoking it," said a student in Falls Church, Va.

 
Dave Lawrence, Doug Callahan, Eric Steigleder and Christian Wright: From Paris…

Dave Lawrence, Doug Callahan, Eric Steigleder and Christian Wright

Multimedia Journalism Master’s Program | Class of '09

www.mmj.vcu.edu

 

From Paris to Richmond: Picasso Comes to the River City

MASC 645 Visual Journalism

Hundreds of people lined up outside the doors of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on a beautiful Saturday morning to attend the opening of the long-awaited Pablo Picasso exhibition. The works, on loan from the Musée National Picasso, Paris, will be on view until May 15. "A show of this stature you would normally see in New York City," said Robin Nicholson, deputy director for Art and Education at the VMFA.

 
Amelia Reddington: With State's Nod, Indians' Spirits Can Walk Free

Amelia Reddington

Print Journalism | Class of ’11

 

With State's Nod, Indians' Spirits Can Walk Free

MASC 475 Capital News Service

The General Assembly has granted state recognition to three more Native American tribes in Virginia. This will allow the tribes to petition for return of their ancestral remains from the Smithsonian Institution. Moreover, it will help the Indians preserve their heritage and inform the public of the tribes' importance in Virginia's history.

 
Audra Shreve: 'Dogs on Call' Helps VCU Patients

Audra Shreve

Broadcast Journalism | Class of ’12

www.insight.vcu.edu

 

'Dogs on Call' Helps VCU Patients

MASC 465 Newscasting | VCU InSight

Hospital patients come to expect their doctors to make their daily rounds. But Ludwell Pickett was visited by a different kind of healer. Pickett and other patients had the chance to meet Daisy, a yellow Labrador Retriever, who is ready and willing to lift the spirits of patients, visiting family, and even staff in the halls of the VCU Medical Center. Daisy is part of Dogs on Call, a therapy program from VCU's Center for Human-Animal Interaction.

 

Mark Newton and Ameesha Felton

Multimedia Journalism Master’s Program | Class of '12

www.mmj.vcu.edu

 

Grades Vary Widely; 37% Are A's

MASC 644 Computer-Assisted Reporting

A's made up 37 percent of the 180,000 letter grades awarded in undergraduate courses taught at VCU last year. Wide disparities in the distribution of letter grades exist among academic departments, among courses and even among professors who teach the same course, according to Mark and Ameesha’s analysis, which won a national journalism award. They showed that your grade in a course may depend largely on who is teaching it.

 
Jeannette Porter: Her Dream: To Help Other Immigrants

Jeannette Porter

Non-degree-seeking student
Reporter, Amelia Bulletin Monitor

http://www.ameliamonitor.com/

 

Her Dream: To Help Other Immigrants

MASC 475 Capital News Service

She earned a bachelor's degree in social work in 2007, graduating magna cum laude. She accomplished that feat in just three and a half years while working 30 hours a week. Today, she is a waitress, babysitter and sometime interpreter. She also is an undocumented immigrant. Meet Isabel Castillo, who hopes to persuade Virginia lawmakers to shelve legislation aimed at cracking down on illegal immigrants.

 
Mark Doss: Rams Look Back at Historic Basketball Season

Mark Doss

Broadcast Journalism | Class of '12

www.insight.vcu.edu

 

Rams Look Back at Historic Basketball Season

MASC 465 Newscasting | VCU InSight

The 2010-2011 season for VCU men's basketball was a season that no one will ever forget. It was also a season that featured many ups and downs. Before the major "up" of making it to the Final Four in Houston, an early one included a win over UCLA in the pre-season NIT Tournament in New York City. The team also faced challenges when they closed out the regular season losing the last four out of five games.

 

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Students Publish Story on AIDS: AIDS in Richmond
Ireti Adesanya: Investigating Income Inequality in Richmond: Income Inequality in Richmond
Matt Birch: Users Stocked Up on Synthetic Marijuana
Dave Lawrence, Doug Callahan, Eric Steigleder and Christian Wright: From Paris…
Amelia Reddington: With State's Nod, Indians' Spirits Can Walk Free
Audra Shreve: 'Dogs on Call' Helps VCU Patients
Mark Newton and Ameesha Felton: Grades Vary Widely; 37% Are A's
Jeannette Porter: Her Dream: To Help Other Immigrants
Mark Doss: Rams Look Back at Historic Basketball Season