From Beats to Tweets

Covering the Spill
11:54 am
Mon March 31, 2014

WVU Panel on Elk River Chemical Spill Broadcast As Part of 'West Virginia Talks'

West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Ashton Marra provides insight into coverage of January's Elk River chemical spill as part of WVU School of Journalism's panel discussion on the event.
Credit David Smith / WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism

Last week, West Virginia University's P.I. Reed School of Journalism held a panel on how West Virginia media covered the January 9 chemical spill by Freedom Industries and the subsequent water crisis that affected some 300,000 West Virginians across nine counties.

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New Media
7:42 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Follow Along with WVU Journalism's Discussion of Media Coverage of #wvchemleak

Credit @BenAdducchio via Twitter

Follow along with all of the discussion from WVU Journalism's panel on new media coverage of the Elk River Chemical spill here:

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4:41 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Ashton Marra to Participate in WVU Panel on Elk River Spill

Credit PBS Newshour via YouTube

On March 24, West Virginia Public Broadcasting reporter Ashton Marra will be one of five participants in "From Beats to Tweets: Media Coverage of the Elk River Spill" for the West Virginia University School of Journalism.  The panel discussion will examine local and national coverage of the event, and discuss the role of social media alongside traditional reporting in keeping the public informed and engaged throughout the events of the

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