Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Student Highlight -- Study Abroad 

Global Connections
Erin Winters a junior broadcast journalism major is spending spring 2015 in a study abroad semester at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.  In addition to her courses, she is engaged in living and learning the culture, language and people  of South Africa. She plans to start a non-profit organization while in the country.  Her e-notebook shares how the first days are shaping up:

  “Cape Town is the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen.  It’s so majestic.  I see palm trees out my bedroom window, and breathtaking mountains out my front door.  I’m completely captivated by everything.  Every day I see something new and fascinating.  The culture is rich, communal, and vibrant.” 
   “…  I’m currently in the process of starting a non-profit organization here, which I’m so excited to launch.  My intentions are to leave here with much more than “study abroad” checked off of my lifelong to-do list.  I want to change my life by changing other peoples’ lives.  I want to leave a lasting legacy of Howard and myself.  I will keep you updated on everything!  These first few weeks were just so busy.”

We are proud of Erin and know she will do well; HU “Truth and Service”

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

SOC Bright Lights

Fulbright Specialist Grant
School of C professor Kehbuma Langmia has been awarded a 2015 Fulbright Specialist grant in Communications and Journalism.  He will teach Journalism and Media Studies courses at the University of Buea in Cameroon during the summer of 2015.  Congratulations Dr. Langmia.  We look forward to hearing about his experiences at the University of Buea during the Fulbright.

SOC Alum Joins Participant Media

 SOC alum
Steven Gray is now with Participant Media, "a global entertainment company founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll to focus on feature film, television, publishing and digital content that inspires social change."  Gray is editorial director, news & social justice for the company’s TakePart magazine based in the New York office. " He will lead the News & Social Justice editorial team covering human rights, legal affairs/criminal justice reform, poverty/income inequality, LGBT issues, and race," according to a staff announcement. Gray has worked for the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and Time. Link to Participant Media website:


NNPA Special Report
Alumna Jazelle Hunt is completing a NNPA fellowship project on rape in the Black community. The first two parts of the five-part series are available online at Black Press USA

Thursday, January 29, 2015

School of C in Atlanta

Atlanta Alumni
An Atlanta fundraiser and alumni reception hosted by Lori Billingsley and 

Janice McKenzie-Crayton, both SOC alumni and Board of Visitors members, kicked of a great January weekend in Atlanta. The Honda Battle of the Bands followed the next day, and Howard's Showtime Marching Band joined seven other bands for a spectacular event before 60,000 in the Georgia Dome.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Reading Bookshelf

Read about the HBCU Experience

A must read is associate professor Tia Tyree and alumnus Christopher Cathcart’s new book:
HBCU Experience - The Book: A Collection of Essays Celebrating the Black College Experience

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

School of Communications Happenings

Howard University School of Communications
“Ranked 4th for best schools for media professionals”  (LinkedIn)


Come navigate your way to a successful career or internship in the public relations industry.   Can’t make the whole day—come when you can, however, you should be there before 3:00 pm to ensure your opportunity to see all companies from the PR Council. 

Deadline for resume submission:  January 10, 2015
Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Location: Blackburn Center Gallery Lounge
To register email resume to: HUPRfair2015@gmail.com
For more questions: cdudley@howard.edu

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The School of Communications Annual Fundraising Campaign:
$150 for the 150th HU Anniversary yearly gift until 2017. We are seeking support from alumni and friends of $150.00 yearly to the school’s annual fund. The gift is restricted to the School of Communications for use with student scholarships, study abroad and programs. Your gift can be sent by check payable to Howard University SOC, Office of the Dean, School of Communications, 525 Bryant Street NW, Washington, DC 20059, or online at: 


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

SOC End of Semester Happenings

Alum Speaks to SOC Students

SOC alumna Jobina Fortson ('14) visits professor Indira Somani's Writing for the Media Class.  See the link below to her bio at WMDT-47, ABC in Salisbury, MD, where she is a reporter. 
http://www.wmdt.com/story/26143495/jobina-fortson (Links to an external site.)

School of C Brown Bag Talk
Professor Carolyn Byerly, chair of the Department of Communication, Culture and Media Studies and Professor Clint Wilson were the faculty speakers at the School of C first Brown Bag talk in November.

SiriusXM Visit

SOC faculty Judi Moore Latta, Vicci Saunders and Jay Holloway led a group of students on a visit to the Joe Madison Show at SiriusXM.

Mid-Term Elections Night on the Beat

School of C faculty in the Media, Journalism and Film department watched students merge classroom knowledge and skills in the field during Mid-Term Election Project 2014. Students were located across the metropolitan area covering the D.C. mayoral race, Maryland gubernatorial, Virginia and other elections issues. 

Behind the Scene
Professor Jennifer Thomas shared video and audio links of Behind the Scenes of Howard University News Service. The links also connect to Howard's YouTube and SoundCloud pages.

Behind the Scenes of HU News Service Midterm Elections - YouTube
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