West Virginia college cooperation continues

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As of July 1, reporter Keri Brown will be West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Northern Panhandle bureau chief. It’s part of a unique relationship between the pubcaster and several colleges around the state. “We cover the whole state so we need reporters all around the state,” Dennis Adkins, network exec director, told Current. The reporters are paid by the schools to teach journalism courses, and report exclusively for the pubcaster. Brown will be based at Wheeling Jesuit University. Elsewhere, the reporter in Morgantown teaches at West Virginia University; Huntington, Marshall University; Bluefield, Concord University; and Martinsburg, Shepherd University.