Thursday, January 30, 2014

HBCUs SirruxXM Station
SOC’s own Jay Holloway is HBCU Channel director for HBCU SirrusXM Channel 142. The program is housed with the Howard Radio Network, home of WHUR 96.3FM. It is an opportunity  for HBCUs such as Howard, American Baptist College, Hampton University, Jackson State University, Prairie View A&M University, Virginia State University, Tennessee and others to tell their stories.  See the story in Diverse Issues in Higher Education:

Power Players
Alumna Dackeyia Q. Sterling recently released Entertainment Power Players, 5th edition (2014), Key Quest Publishing. The book is filled with contacts across the fashion, film/TV, music, sport, and video gaming industries. Visit for the free Entertainment Power Players: Edition 5 User Guide. Congratulations, Dackeyia.

Brian Branch Price
High Performance
The sports world will see our alumni on point for coverage of NFL Super Bowl XLVIII. Six alum: Barry Carter, The Newark Star-Ledger; Jim Trotter, Sports Illustrated senior writer; Steve Weiss, NFL Network; Lemont Williams, Comcast Sports net; Brian Branch Price, freelance photographer, for MC;  and D. Orlando Ledbetter, Atlanta Journal and Constitution NFL beat writer  are set  to cover the event Feb. 2nd.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

School of C

The late Dr. Lee Thornton was inducted posthumously along with Ernest Dunbar and Zelda Ormes into the NABJ Hall of Fame this month during a reception at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.  The former Howard University School of Communications faculty member and broadcaster died in October 2013. She also taught at the University of Maryland, College Park and Ohio State University. NABJ also inducted into the Hall of Fame journalism trailblazers Bernard Shaw, Moses Newson, Herb Boyd, Maureen Bunyan, and Jay Harris. The Ida B. Wells Award went to Sheila Solomon.

School of Communications $150 for 150th Campaign continues in 2014

he Howard 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. The campaign kicked off at the 2013 Homecoming reception. Join us in spreading the word and supporting the School of C! 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:     

Thursday, January 2, 2014

 School of C Spotlight
Melanie Johnson interned at News4 in fall 2013.
Making the point -- School of C senior Melanie Johnson is featured on the NBCWashington News4 website promoting internships. Johnson recently completed  NewsVision with assistant professor Jennifer Thomas.

Congratulations    Assistant professor Sheryl Oliver shared that two of her SOC students – Safia Hurst and Marian Taylor --  have been selected  2014 Most Promising Minority students by the American Advertising Federation’s (AFS)  Most Promising Students Program.  The students will be recognized in February at AFS’  “Building Bridges for Our Future Luncheon in” New York City.>.