Friday, April 29, 2016

Student-Produced Newscast NewsVision
Returns to WHUT-TV Following
President Obama Commencement Address

Washington, D.C., (April 27, 2016) – “NewsVision,” a student-produced newscast, will return to WHUT-TV after a hiatus of more than 20 years, immediately following President Obama’s address at the 148th Commencement Convocation at Howard University on Saturday, May 7th.

NewsVision is produced by broadcast journalism seniors in the Department of Media, Journalism and Film in the School of Communications in partnership with WHUT-TV a PBS station licensed to Howard University. The 30-minute newscast is the culmination of content written, reported and produced by journalists in the capstone course of the same name. It is scheduled to air at 12:30 p.m. following commencement. An encore presentation will broadcast at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 8th.

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SOC 45th Anniversary Soiree, September 10, 2016
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

SOC alum on Pulitzer Prize Team

SOURCE: Keith Alexander, left, Wesley Lowery and Farah Stockman

School of C alumnus Keith Alexander wins Pulitzer
NABJ Congratulates 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) congratulates members Keith Alexander, Wesley Lowery, and Farah Stockman for winning the Pulitzer Prize, journalism's most prestigious award.
     The Washington Post staff took the award for National Reporting, for creating and using a national database to illustrate how often and why the police shoot to kill and who the victims are most likely to be. Alexander and Lowery were both part of the team coverage.
     Spurred by Lowery's proposal, the project grew into one of the largest in the newsroom's history, said Cameron Barr, The Post's managing editor for news. It eventually involved some 70 journalists from the paper's national, investigative, metro, video, photo and graphics departments.
The Washington Post staff coverage can be found here
    Former Boston Globe opinion writer Farah Stockman won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for a Boston Globe opinion series examining race and education in Boston after busing. 
  "NABJ applauds Keith, Wesley and Farah for their meritorious journalism in 2015. They are three excellent journalists most worthy of this high honor," NABJ President Sarah Glover said. "The Post's project on why police officers shoot to kill and Stockman's columns on Boston's legacy of busing embody the kind of comprehensive and vital coverage that newsrooms should be striving for. NABJ also congratulates all of the 2016 winners."
This year marks the 100th year of the contest. The prizes were announced Monday afternoon at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
SOURCE: This reported edited from  NABJ Communications at and The Washington Post contributed to this report.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Ms. Howard University

School of C student crowned
Victoria Gray is Ms. Howard University 2016. Victoria, a junior from Tennessee, is a  Legal Communications major in the Strategic, Legal and Management Communications (SLMC) department.

Victoria Gray, Ms. Howard University 2016