Student Profiles

Von Barclay

Von Barclay

Quick Facts

Hometown: Somerset, Pa.
Status: Senior
Major: Print Journalism
Role: Student Contributor

Q: What are your work experiences in the field of journalism?
A: I’ve been an intern with the sports website, West Virginia Illustrated, since my sophomore year. I’ve covered football and men’s and women’s basketball with the site.

Q: What do you do in your spare time?
A: I watch sports almost all of the time.

Q: What are your long term goals?
A: I want to work for a national sports publication, finding and telling compelling stories.

Q: What are the challenges and rewards of telling multimedia stories in West Virginia?
A: Everyone has a story, but it can be difficult to find one that can be visually appealing to an audience. Once you find one, though, it’s great to tell a story about someone that people know, but tell the something that they didn’t know about them.