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Morgan Senior Selected for POLITICO Journalism Institute Class

Akira Kyles

Congratulations to Morgan senior Akira Kyles on being selected by POLITCO as a member of its 2018 Journalism Institute Class. Kyles, a multimedia journalism major in the School of Global Journalism and Communication, is one of 13 students chosen from universities across the U.S. The POLITICO Journalism Institute (PJI) is an educational initiative created to support diversity in Washington, D.C.-area newsrooms. The program, …

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Documentary Research Project Takes MSU Scholars to Paris

SGJC Students in Paris

Eight students from Morgan’s School of Global Journalism and Communication (SGJC) recently traveled to Paris to film scenes for an upcoming documentary about the long history of black expatriates in the “City of Lights.” Working under the guidance of SGJC Artist in Residence Tim Reid, students from both the school’s International Reporting and Reid’s Documentary Filmmaking classes immersed themselves in …

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Morgan Students Take Experiential Learning Excursion to NMAAHC

Morgan Students at NMAAHC

Undergraduate students enrolled in the “Foundations in Communication, Composition, and Learning” course stepped out of the classroom recently to learn and explore writing, composition, and research in a different setting. Approximately 50 students from various majors, led by School of Global Journalism and Communication faculty members Dr. Laura Dorsey-Elson and Dr. Baruti Kopano and College of Liberal Artsprofessor A.J. Verdelle, visited the National Museum …

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Noted German Documentarian Shares Experiences With Morgan SGJC Students

John A. Kantara, a documentarian and professor of journalism at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, visited Morgan’s School of Global Journalism and Communication (SGJC) recently to discuss the connections between Afro-Germans and African Americans and the need for an international perspective to become globally competitive. During his visit to Morgan’s campus, which took place during the week of …

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PRSA-Maryland Names SGJC Professor as the 2017 PR Educator of the Year

photo of Dana Vickers Shelley

Congratulations to Morgan State University School of Global Journalism and Communication (SGJC) professor Dana Vickers Shelley for being named as the ‘2017 Public Relations (PR) Educator of the Year’ by the Public Relations Society of America-Maryland Board of Directors. Shelley, who is a faculty member in the Department of Strategic Communications, will be formally recognized at PRSA-Maryland’s “Best In Maryland” awards gala held …

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Vernon Jarrett Medal Presented to Philadelphia Reporter for Exposing Injustice and Cruelty in the Pennsylvania Prison System

photo of Mensah M. Dean with Dean of School of Global Journalism and University Provost

Morgan State University School of Global Journalism & Communication awarded the 2017 Vernon Jarrett Medal for Journalistic Excellence to Mensah M. Dean, a reporter for the Philadelphia Media Network for his series of articles on Arthur Johnson, an African-American male, kept in solitary confinement for 37 years. Dean’s articles “provided a haunting glimpse of how the state buries people inside the prison …

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Morgan State University and Howard University Form New Partnership Funded By W.K. Kellogg Foundation

$300,000 Grant will be Used to Train High School Students to Report on Health-Related Issues in Baltimore and Washington, DC Morgan State University and Howard University are partnering to help high school students bring the power of multimedia journalism to bear on persistent health disparity issues in underserved communities in Baltimore and Washington, DC. The project is funded by a …

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The Undefeated and Morgan State University Announce Journalism Partnership

Serena and Venus Williams. The eight African-American players on the 2007 Rutgers University women’s basketball team. Every black player in the WNBA. What do these women have in common? All are top-level athletes who have been vilified, demeaned or criticized at some point in the media and by the public for their appearance and performance. The negative images of these …

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Morgan Dean Pays Tribute to Black Journalist

George Curry

George Curry would have gotten a good laugh out of this. Shortly after the 69-year-old crusading journalist died Saturday of a heart attack, a low-intensity debate erupted on Facebook about how to use the word “black” when referring to Curry, who is probably best known for his work as editor-in-chief of Emerge, a black news magazine that shut down in …

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SGJC presents Kirsten Savali with Medal For Journalistic Excellence

Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism & Communication presented Kirsten West Savali with the Vernon Jarrett Medal For Journalistic Excellence on June 28 at the National Press Club in Northwest Washington, D.C. The award is given for exemplary reporting on Black life in America. Savali is a cultural critic and an associate editor at The Root, a news site …

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