Monday, October 5, 2015


School of C Dr. Tia Tyree's class on October 6th,
Introduction to Strategic Communication

News Engagement Day -- Tuesday, October 6, 2015
A program of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)

School of C faculty and students will participate in this national/international effort that focuses on engaging news.

For more information on News Engagement Day, please

Thursday, October 1, 2015

School of C News

USA Today: Howard University Ranks #17 in Best Journalism Programs in the Country!

D.C. has always been a haven for journalistic talent, whether it’s covering politics, world events, education or innovation. So it makes sense that local universities would have strong programs to foster the next generation of talented journalists.
In fact, according to a recently released ranking by USA Today and College Factual, four of the top 20 journalism programs are located at D.C.
schools: Washington and Lee ranks #8, American ranks #10, George Washington ranks #15, and Howard ranks #17.
Here’s a look at the top 20 schools for journalism, and you can find thefull list of rankings here.
1. Emerson College 2. Northwestern University3. University of Texas at Austin4. Boston University5. University of Southern California6. University of Missouri-Columbia7. NYU8. Washington and Lee University9. Syracuse University10. American University11. Northeastern University12. University of Wisconsin-Madison13. Indiana University-Bloomington14. Quinnipiac Universtiy15. George Washington University16. University of Colorado Boulder17. Howard University18. Rutgers University-New Brunswick19. Ithaca College20. University of Kansas

5th Annual Social Media Technology Conference
October 1-2, 2015

Use this link to register for the Social Media Conference:  

5th annual Social Media Technology Conference & Workshop 2015 Tickets, Washington | Eventbrite
Eventbrite - Howard University presents 5th annual Social Media Technology Conference & Workshop 2015 - Thursday, October 1, 2015 | Friday, October 2, 2015 at Howard University, Washington, DC. Find event and ticket information.


SOC Open House &                                 
Alumni Homecoming Reception 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Upcoming Events

UPDATE : SOC Open House &                                 Alumni Homecoming Reception 2015


Homecoming Golf Classic

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

SOC Notes

Nation's Classic: Presidential Symposium and Howard v Hampton Debate


SOC Alumni Homecoming Reception 2015

Making Strides
SOC alumnus Kofo Lasaki recently accepted a reporting position at WNDU-TV in South Bend, Indiana. Kofo was the recipient of the "2015 Exemplar Award in Broadcast Journalism" in the Media, Journalism and Film (MJFC) department.

Congratulations to SOC alumna Jenn Nkiru, on her nomination for the "1.4 Brilliant Filmmaking Award 2015!" She was selected from more than 500 entries. For a list of nominees see:

Homecoming Golf Classic

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Captured on Film

School of C  faculty publish books on film
Congratulations to associate professor MontrĂ© Missouri, of the Media, Journalism and Film  (MJFC) department. Her new book published this summer, Black Magic Woman and Narrative Film: Race, Sex and Afro-Religiosity with Palgrave Macmillan publishers. Missouri teaches in the MFA graduate film program, and is active and folk voice in the film community. Read more at

Congratulations to S. Torriano Berry and his co-author Venise T. Berry, on the publication of the second edition of  their book Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema published by Rowman & Littlefield. Berry is an associate professor who teaches in the film program in the MJFC department.

Bradford Young joins ASC
Cinematographer and SOC film alumnus Bradford Young joined the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC). See more at /

Also a recent video by Young, “Live & Die By Your Images: Bradford Young on What It Means to Be a Cinematographer” can be viewed at

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

School of C Highlights

Yanick Rice Lamb, NABJ 2015
NABJ Salute to Excellence
Yanick Rice Lamb  won a NABJ Salute to Excellence award for work on “Dealing with Dementia: Caring for My Mother,” part of the website. Yanick is chair of the Media, Journalism and Film (MJFC) department.


SOC at NABJ 2015
The School of Communications alumni reception offered an opportunity to network and reconnect during the NABJ's 40th Annual Convention and Career Fair in Minneapolis. We extend a sincere thank you to Lori Billingsley, SOC alumna and Board of Visitors member for Coca-Cola sponsoring the reception in Minneapolis. 


SOC alum receives award at AEJMCGeorge Daniels, a SOC alumnus and associate professor and assistant dean at the University of Alabama, received the Scholastic Journalism Division’s “Robert P. Knight Multicultural Award” at the Annual Diversity and Journalism Education Luncheon at the AEJMC convention in
San Francisco. Dr. Alice Tait, a professor at Central Michigan University, received the “2015 Lionel C. Barrow, Jr. Award for Distinguished Achievement in Diversity Research and Education.” The late Dr. Barrow is a former professor and dean of SOC.


Sonja Williams and Carolyn Stroman, AEJMC 2015
SOC books at AEJMC
Professor Sonja
new book, Word Warrior Richard Durham, Radio and Freedom (2015) published by the University of Illinois Press was on display at the AEJMC conference in San Francisco. Other SOC faculty books on display included Joanna JenkinsThe Convergence Crisis: An Impending Paradigm Shift in Advertising by Peter Lang Publishing, and Carolyn Byerly’s The Palgrave International Handbook of Women and Journalism (2013), published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Indira Somani, far left, with panel members at AEJMC 2015

Blackstart Film Festival winners

SOC congratulates -- Ciara Allen and Be Steadwell -- winners at the
 2015 Blackstar Film Festival,  a four-day annual celebration of film held in Philadelphia.

*Best Experimental Short: Vow of Silience/Steadwell
*Audience Award, Best Narrative Short: Black and Blue/Allen

Congratulations on Ph.D. completion
Doctoral students receiving their Ph.Ds this year – Drs.  Stella-Monica Mpande, Chizoma Nosiri, Tiphane' Turpin, and Cherie Ward – in the Communications Culture and Media Studies (CCMS) doctoral program. They join other graduates this year in CCMS who continue the tradition of Howard being a top producer of African Americans with Ph.Ds.


SOURCE: Aida Muluneh photo from
Smithsonian website
SOC Alumna featured at Smithsonian
SOC alumna and artist Aida Muluneh's work is featured in the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art exhibit: The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists. A photo of Aida is used to feature the exhibit, for more information see:

Friday, July 31, 2015

SOC Summer Notes

Alumnus Jason Miccolo Johnson joins Savannah State

A photo from Jason Miccolo Johnson's exhibit.
In August, SOC alumnus Jason Miccolo Johnson, a photographer whose work has appeared in 30 books and numerous magazines and newspapers, will join the Journalism and Mass Communications faculty at Savannah State University for the 2015-2016 academic year. Wanda Lloyd, department chair, says he will teach photojournalism and commercial photography. Since 1990, Johnson has been the official annual convention photographer for the National Association of Black Journalists. He is author of Soul Sanctuary: Images of the African American Worship Experience. Jason’s photo exhibit “Yours Naturally: Beauty that Grows on You” was featured at the School of Communications Alumni Reception in October 2014, at a Washington, D.C. Library in May,  and at Savannah State among its many exhibitions. (SOURCE: Portions of this post, edited from Richard Prince’s Journal-isms.)

Congratulations to alumna Reina Martin

Alumna Reina Martin is a 2015 Bronze Telly Winner at the 36th annual Telly Awards event this year. Reina won for her Yolonda Body Commercial for the University of Maryland University College, UMUC Moments Campaign.