The West Virginia University School of Journalism’s”Cancer Stories: Lessons in Love, Loss and Hope,”has been featured in the February/March 2004 edition of American Journalism Review.
American Journalism Review is a national magazine that covers all aspects of print, television, radio and online media. The magazine, which is published 10 times a year, examines how the media cover specific stories and broader coverage trends.
SOJ students spent a year-and-a-half chronicling the lives of cancer patients at the WVU Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. Broadcast students produced a one-hour documentary that aired in December 2003 on West Virginia Public Broadcasting stations throughout the state. Print students wrote a book that will be published by West Virginia University Press in fall 2004.
“With the project the students were living and breathing one of the industry’s biggest buzzwords: convergence,”the article stated.”Print students worked alongside broadcast students who worked alongside photojournalists to put together not only the documentary but a corresponding Web site and book”