Wednesday, February 26, 2014

School of C in the spotlight

Journalist Ed Gordon visits School of C

Broadcast journalist Ed Gordon visits the School of Communications. The Media, Journalism and Film department is the host of Gordon's week at SOC participating in a series of classroom lectures and workshops. Gordon, an Emmy-award winning journalist and radio host spent time reviewing and critiquing student-produced work, discussing the changing landscape of the media industry, and producing across media platforms. Gordon is the host of the nationally syndicated radio program Weekend with Ed Gordon, which airs Saturday mornings from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on WHUR. He is widely recognized as the former anchor of BET News, where he landed the first interview with O.J. Simpson following his 1995 murder trial acquittal. He has been a contributing correspondent to 60 Minutes and a correspondent and anchor at NBC News where he reported stories for Today, Dateline and MSNBC. He previously hosted News and Notes with Ed Gordon on National Public Radio.

Campaign for Howard University School of Communications

Alumni and actor Laz Alonso speaks about his experience at Howard University and the Eye on Black fundraiser.

School of Communications $150 for 150th Campaign continues in 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. 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:                    
Click here to donate to the $150 for the 150th campaign.

                                                                         ###Director accolades
Alonzo Crawford, director and retired SOC professor is keeping his reels moving in the film industry. Crawford's script was selected as a quarter finalist at the Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF) held in Richmond, Virginia, February 27-March 2, 2014. The festival is emerging as one of the east coast's newest and best festivals for artist recognition. The festival's main venue is the historic Byrd Theatre.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

School of C faculty and students making a difference!

Dr. Yong Jin Park,Strategic, Legal and Management (SLMC) department recent publications include: “Predictors of Mobile Sexting Among Teens,” published in Mobile Media and Communication and “The Citizen as Issue Specialist in a Changing Media Environment,” published in Future Internet. The sexting research was picked up for a news story in a medical magazine:

Gates Millennium Scholars Luncheon

Dean Gracie Lawson-Borders, second from right,
 with School of C Gates Millennium Scholars
School of C was represented by several of our students during a Gates Millennium Scholars luncheon at the Blackburn Center for Howard students in the program.
Topping the Charts
We congratulate and are proud of doctoral students Aitza M. Haddad and Melvin Williams, who have been selected for Who's Who Among American College and University Students for 2013-14.
Grad Students Shine
Best wishes to Neosho Ponder and Melvin Williams, doctoral students in Communication, Cultural and Media Studies graduate program, who present their research at the National Association of African American Studies and Affiliates in Baton Rouge, February 10-13. Neosho will present "Like my Status Mom: The Use of Facebook by African American College Students to Maintain Communalism." Melvin will present "Turn Down for What? A Social Critique of Black Youth Alcohol Use and the Influence of Hip Hop Media."

Students Interview the Stars
Actors Kevin Hart and Regina Hall interviewed by
School of C students.
Dr. Tia Tyree , SLMC, worked with one of her former students, Simona Noce, who works for a local PR agency, to set up a special media roundtable Feb. 6 for members of the HBCU student media in the
School of Communications for Kevin Hart and Regina Hall, the costars of the upcoming film About Last Night. The event provided nine students direct access to the stars to ask questions, before the Q&A session and trailer screening for the larger Howard student body.