Nicole Bernard has
been promoted to EVP Audience Strategy at The Fox Group, leading the
charge at the department within 21st Century Fox tasked with identifying
programming and operational opportunities that reflect diverse perspectives
across all Fox platforms (film, broadcast and cable TV, and digital media). The
move was announced by Joe Earley, Chief Operating Officer, Fox Television
As head of the unit as SVP since 2011, Bernard has collaborated
with senior leaders across 21st Century Fox’s Los Angeles-based entertainment
business units in launching strategic initiatives to ensure that policies,
content and operations reflect broadening audiences. That includes launching
the Fox Writer’s Intensive. Most recently, she spearheaded the 21st Century Fox
Global Directors Initiative, which focuses on cultivating emerging and
established directors and amplifying female perspectives across features and
episodic TV. She also helped launch the Fox-HBCU Media Alliance, aimed at
engaging the African-American creative and executive workforce.
Homecoming 2014 Alumni Reception
Howard University School of Communications Alumni!
excited to share the good news- that we now have a chartered alumni association
for SOC! We are one of a very few professional alumni
organizations within HUAA. Our goal is to connect and engage alumni on
all things related to SOC. There
are many updates to share, beginning with an Alumni Open House and
Reception during Homecoming. We have scheduled a full
afternoon of events for Homecoming on Friday, October 17th to
take place in the CB Powell Building (see flyer posted above). There
will be an Open House from 2-4 pm followed by a welcome reception in
the lobby from 4-7 pm. This will provide an opportunity
for you to learn about the innovative curricular changes
resulting from restructuring of our school, reconnect with familiar faculty
as well as meet our new dean, Dr. Gracie Lawson-Borders,
and new faculty. In the
meantime, please connect with us on social media (below), and spread the word!! Even
if you belong to a regional alumni chapter, we need you to connect with us! Membership is only
$15. http://www.howard.edu/alumni/dar/membership.html (Membership
page- click "online HUAA membership form." Ours is at
the bottom) We know
there's no place like SOC! We need YOU! Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgTwitter: @HUCAA1 FB: Howard University School of
Communications Alumni Association Instagram: HUCAA HUAA
main page: http://www.howard.edu/alumni/dar/index.html Come out and meet some of the alum - Media Mingle will host networking! Yours in Bison Spirit,
Jay Holloway, Vice
Carol Dudley, Secretary
Lincoln Brown, Treasurer
Communications Alumni Association (HUCAA)
525 Bryant Street, Washington, DC 20059
A national initiative to focus on news engagement is being led by the Association
for Education on Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). National
News Engagement Day -- Oct. 7th was highlighted by AEJMC President Paula Poindexter at
a press conference last month at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
SOC doctoral student Leticia Williams, third from left.
School of C joins universities and others across the nation and
globe observing news engagement Oct. 7th. Doctoral student Leticia Williams was on the AEJMC panel sharing her perspective on engaging with the news. Howard University will be actively engaged:
Once class will exam the effects of poverty on young people, which continues to increase in the U.S.
Students in speech and pathology will use smartphones for interviews on communication disorders such as stuttering, concussions and head injuries (#CSDNEWS14)
Students keeping online journals of top news stories for online presentation on news engagement day
Reporting and Writing students covering 8 Wards in DC and Maryland will publish top stories that day
And the list continues ...
AEJMC updates on News Engagement Day (see links below)
AEJMC's National News Engagement Day boards on Pinterest,
pin news engagement activities/ideas, or send to us to pin.
Vine videos, follow @AEJMC and we
will follow back to share.
October 7 (and after), AEJMC will share your National News
EngagementDay photos, posts, activities and ideas through social
media channels. Post on your own or send to email@example.com and we will post for you!
Alumna and author TaJuan “TeeJ” Mercer (’94) is
in good company making a mark on the screen as editor for a reality TV show.
She joins alumni Lyric Ramsey (’05)
and Shannon Baker Davis (‘00) making
Bison foot prints as television editors for reality shows. www.iSeeMeOnTV.com
Summer in the Newsroom
After a summer in
the newsroom, SOC professor Yolanda
McCutchens returns to class this fall with new insights and ideas to share
with students. She spent the summer at The
SOC associate professor Ingrid Sturgis is
featured on a new site that lists multicultural experts on everything
"from coding to content strategy." http://diversify.journalismwith.me
Graduate Student recognized
Leticia Williams, doctoral student, School of C
to graduate student Leticia Williams who
was the 2014 recipient of the Capital Speakers Club of Washington, D.C.
Scholarship Award. Williams is a teaching assistant in the Principles of Speech
Program, and entering her second year as a doctoral student in the communication,
Culture and Media Studies department. She
was among 34 applicants from seven area universities that competed for the
was delightful to see so many faces and the opportunity to update with alumni,
faculty, students and friends at NABJ 2014 Boston! Our goal is to "engage and
connect" with alumni. You heard about the annual giving campaign: $150 for the 150th HU Anniversary.
We want to reach at least 1,500 alumni to support this campaign each year
until 2017. Please spread the word ...
Donate now to the School's annual fund. Support the $150 for 150thAnniversary Campaign (It is easy to make a one-time donation or you can make automation donations of only $12.50 per month —Yes, only $12.50 per month!) **Go to: