Tuesday, January 21, 2020

2020 Best Journalism Colleges for the Money

College Factual Lists HOWARD Journalism as #17 for the category below!

Exculsive: 40 Years of Cathy Hughes' Leadership at Urban One
Cathy Hughes
Inside the illuminated MGM National Harbor towering over the Potomac River, the 3,000-seat theater slowly fills with African Americans donning tuxedos and gowns as Hollywood's and New York's top entertainers mix with some of Washington, D.C.'s bourgeoisie including politicians and business leaders. 

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Happy Holidays from the dean, faculty, staff and students in the Cathy Hughes School of Communications

Gracie Lawson-Borders
Dean and Professor
Cathy Hughes School of Communications
Howard University

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Homecoming 2019 A Great Time for All! 

Alum give Pass the Slate Scholarship
Knial Saunders receives his scholarship award
on Oct. 10, 2019
Homecoming 2019 was a great success. It was good to see many new and old faces on campus.
The Class of 2014 added to the moment with the inaugural Pass the Slate Scholarship Award to Knial Saunders, a senior TV/Film major. Thank you alums Eboni Price, Malon Murphy and Maia Miller for taking the lead on such a great initiative to pay it forward. Thanks to professors Idit Dvir, Shane Gooding, and Candace Lewis for serving on the selection committee.


School of C Alum we are asking you to pay it ...

We ask you to join us in our campaign for Alumni Ambassadors. See our flyer from the Alumni Reception during Homecoming.  As we prepare for our 50th Anniversary in 2021 we are looking for Alumni Ambassadors to participate in a number of ways. Join the School of C as we head to our 50th Gold Anniversary (1971-2021). If you have any questions, please contact us at: socdean@howard.edu.

Monday, October 7, 2019

School of C alum, it's Homecoming Week 2019 and we look forward to seeing you on campus.

Please see HU website  for list of this week's events  Oct. 7-13, 2019

School of C invites you to:

Noon-1p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 in CB Powell lobby we have Class of 2014 alum who raised money for a Pass the Slate Scholarship to be presented to one TV and film major. Thank you Class of 2014 alumni Ebony Price, Malone Murphy, and Maia Miller for leading such a wonderful gesture and paying it HU FORWARD 2019!

  • Noon-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 – Alumni Panels in Screening Room West (SCRW), CB Powell Bldg.

  • 4-6p.m, Friday, Oct. 11, CHSOC Alumni Reception at Masonic Lodge, 1000 U Street, NW, near Civil War Memorial. We will have DJ, food, give aways, small presentation.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Making News

Making headlines ...
Meet Sommer Hill and Sydney Williams two new pages in the highly competitive NBC Page Program in New York City.  Bison Proud!

Miana Massey is a new reporter for  FOX4-WFTX in Fort Meyers, Florida. 

Alumna Spotlight 
Dr. Sheila Brooks, second from right,
at NABJ 2019 conference.
Dr. Sheila Brooks, received two national awards this summer. The 2019 Ida B. Wells Award from the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), and the the Cinderella to CEO Award from The Cinderella to CEO™Awards. Dr. Brooks is founder, president and CEO of SRB Communications in Washington, DC.; and an alumna of the Communication, Culture and Media Studies doctoral program. The NABJ Ida B. Wells Award is given to an individual who has made outstanding efforts to make newsroom news coverage more accurately reflect the diversity of the communities they serve. The Cinderella Awards feature women who have "inspiring, modern tales of transformation, changing the world for the better," according to the SRB Communications press release.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Howard University -- Feb. 8th & 22nd

Faculty, Alumni and DMV Professionals,

Can you help spread the word about the “Resume Speed Dating” event 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.,  Feb. 8th  & 22nd  in the Cathy Hughes School of Communications in the CB Powell Bldg.

  • Help our students prepare for the Job & Internship Fair.

  • Share advice & suggestions. There will be 10-minute timed sessions, buzzer, and we move to the next students.

  • Volunteers needed. You can sign up directly as a volunteer; go to this form:   #ResumeSpeedDating

Our goal is to help prepare, engage and get students excited about our annual Communications Job & Internship Fair, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 at the Newseum, Knight Conference Center.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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Wishing you peace, joy and happiness this holiday season.   Happy Holidays from the Cathy Hughes School of Communications.

from Dean Gracie Lawson-Borders, 
Faculty, Staff and Students

End of year donations can be made by credit card to:
https://giving.howard.edu/givenow "Cathy Hughes School of Communications Annual Fund" or by check to "Howard University/School of Communications"  (dated by 12/31/2018).


End of the Year Roundup

2019 PEN America Literary Awards - Longlist Announcement

Natalie Hopkinson
, assistant professor, whose book A Mouth is Always Muzzled, (The New Press) is on the Longlist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. The award is for a book of essays published that exemplifies the dignity and esteem that the essay form imparts to literature, according to the release on the Longlist. Recent past winners include Ursula K. Le Guin, Angela Morales, and Ta-Nehisi Coates. Finalists will be selected in January and the award will be announced in February.

Museum of Black Civilisations in Senegal
Museum of Black Civilisations opened Dec. 6, 2018.

Cynthia Morton
, associate professor, MFA graduate film program, will start the new year with her Great Migration Project When We Came Up Here featured in a year-long screening at the newly opened Museum of Black Civilisations in Dakar, Senegal. View at:


Capitol Hill Student Advocacy Day

Graduate students in the
Sciences and Disorders de
partment participated in ASHA Student Advocacy Day. The annual event in October is a time in which students from programs in the U.S. go to Capitol Hill to promote issues that impact them as students as well as professionals in the field of speech-language pathology and audiology, Martine Elieclinical director, led the group from Howard. Throughout the day our students promoted the well-being of the professions in communication sciences and disorders as well as the clients that they serve. View at: