Monday, October 26, 2015

SOC Spotlight

SOC alum tops list

Alumna Shani Hilton, executive editor of BuzzFeed News, in the spotlight in Marie Claire magazine’s "The New Guard: The 50 Most Influential Women in America." Shani is dubbed the content queen for her work at BuzzFeed; the online news operation has 100 reporters in eight countries. Congratulations Shani!

Friday, October 16, 2015

SOC Students Connect

SOC Assists Winfrey's Belief Series
School of C students in Professor Unnia Pettus'  Basic PR Writing course will hone social media and news reporting skills covering two upcoming Oprah Winfrey events to launch her OWN Belief series. 

The first event is 5-9 p.m. Sunday, October 18th at The Worsley Mansion, 1410 Missouri Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 

The second event is 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, October 21st at The Sylvan Theatre located behind The Monument on The National Mall. 

The  Howard University's Gospel Choir will be featured entertainment for the National Mall event

Both events: free and open to the public.

Pettus, a SOC alumna, is co-chair and co-PR director for Winfrey's DC "Belief" Host Committee.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Alumni At Work

Emmy Winner

Alumna Michelle Miller, Northeast Bureau Correspondent,CBS New York, recently won an Emmy for her correspondent role in an outstanding feature story in a scheduled newscast.


Picture Perfect
"United We Rise - A Film About Change."
School of C alumni Akinbola Richardson, director and writer, and Jeredon O'conner, cinematographer, have a new film, United We Rise - A Film About Change.


Forbes Interview
Alum Jabari Johnson recently appeared in Forbes Magazine. In "Get Paid To Be Yourself: The Business of Being Jabari Johnson," Jabari's story of entrepreneurship unfolds. Read the article at:

Monday, October 5, 2015


School of C Dr. Tia Tyree's class on October 6th,
Introduction to Strategic Communication

News Engagement Day -- Tuesday, October 6, 2015
A program of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)

School of C faculty and students will participate in this national/international effort that focuses on engaging news.

For more information on News Engagement Day, please

Thursday, October 1, 2015

School of C News

USA Today: Howard University Ranks #17 in Best Journalism Programs in the Country!

D.C. has always been a haven for journalistic talent, whether it’s covering politics, world events, education or innovation. So it makes sense that local universities would have strong programs to foster the next generation of talented journalists.
In fact, according to a recently released ranking by USA Today and College Factual, four of the top 20 journalism programs are located at D.C.
schools: Washington and Lee ranks #8, American ranks #10, George Washington ranks #15, and Howard ranks #17.
Here’s a look at the top 20 schools for journalism, and you can find thefull list of rankings here.
1. Emerson College 2. Northwestern University3. University of Texas at Austin4. Boston University5. University of Southern California6. University of Missouri-Columbia7. NYU8. Washington and Lee University9. Syracuse University10. American University11. Northeastern University12. University of Wisconsin-Madison13. Indiana University-Bloomington14. Quinnipiac Universtiy15. George Washington University16. University of Colorado Boulder17. Howard University18. Rutgers University-New Brunswick19. Ithaca College20. University of Kansas

5th Annual Social Media Technology Conference
October 1-2, 2015

Use this link to register for the Social Media Conference:  

5th annual Social Media Technology Conference & Workshop 2015 Tickets, Washington | Eventbrite
Eventbrite - Howard University presents 5th annual Social Media Technology Conference & Workshop 2015 - Thursday, October 1, 2015 | Friday, October 2, 2015 at Howard University, Washington, DC. Find event and ticket information.


SOC Open House &                                 
Alumni Homecoming Reception 2015