Making the Future: Women + the Internet of Things


On April 1, the College of Media hosted “Hack the Gender Gap: A Women’s IoT Makeathon” at the Media Innovation Center. More than 50 college women from WVU, Morgan State University, Ohio University, Northwestern, the University of Missouri, Potomac State and Penn State attended the weekend-long event.

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College partners with Matterport

Nancy Andrews

The College is partnering with Mountain View, California, tech company Matterport to make immersive 3-D and Virtual Reality (VR) storytelling a more accessible part of the College’s journalism curriculum and to experiment with new forms of storytelling.

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Ahead of the Curve


Whether she’s teaching students to use cutting-edge 3-D imagery or challenging them to be Wikipedians, Professor Nancy Andrews never misses an opportunity to bring innovation to the classroom.

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Visualizing the Air We Breathe

coal miner images

As part of the “Sensing the Environment” workshop, the College of Media unveiled its first photo exhibit to be showcased at the Media Innovation Center.

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Disrupting the Narrative

Danese Kenon

Students at the WVU Reed College of Media are exploring new forms of technology to enhance their storytelling.

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Doing Sensor Journalism: The Workshop

writing on dry erase board

As a follow-up to the fall 2015 sensor journalism project with Innovators-in-Residence John Keefe of WNYC and Dave Mistich from West Virginia Public Broadcasting, the College hosted a Water Sensor workshop in April to give journalists hands-on experience with DIY sensors. Presenters included Don Blair, a research affiliate at MIT Media Lab; Jillian Clemente, a sophomore journalism and wildlife and fisheries major; Professor Jason Hubbart, director of the WVU institute for Water Security and Science; Colleen Good and Shishira Sreenivas, journalism graduate students; and Nicolas Zegre, a professor of forest hydrology.

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