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Global Media Leaders Join Hampton University's Journalism & Communications Board
09/07/2012 - #10

HAMPTON, Va. – Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications is pleased to announce the formation of a new board of advisors comprised of some of the most influential leaders in the global media and entertainment industries.

“At Hampton University we are continuing our mission of being a trailblazer in higher education,” said HU President Dr. William R. Harvey.  “We are pleased to welcome these leaders in journalism and communications to serve on the board of the Scripps Howard School.  Dean Pulley has done an outstanding job bringing together individuals who will provide expertise, insight and guidance to our journalism and communications program as it seeks to become a model for education in the future, and a center for digital media research and innovation.”

In a pioneering move that recognizes the profound manner in which digital media platforms will continue to converge with traditional journalism and communications outlets, Scripps Howard Dean Brett Pulley has organized a group of professionals that includes senior executives from firms such as Facebook, News Corp, The Walt Disney Co., The New York Times Co., Bloomberg L.P., CBS Inc., and AOL Inc.

“The journalism and communications industries are in the midst of an exciting renaissance, and the education of its future professionals must reflect that reality,” Pulley said. “This board has the breadth of expertise and knowledge necessary to help move media education into the future. With our strong foundation at Hampton University, and the raw talent, brilliance and desire that our students possess, the addition of this advisory board positions us to create a new world of opportunity for young people.”


Members of the Scripps Howard School’s Board of Advisors are:

RICHARD BOEHNE – President and CEO, E.W. Scripps Co.
SUBHASH CHANDRA – Founder and Chairman, Essel Group
ROBERT CHRISTIE – Senior VP, Corporate Communications, New York Times Co.
BARBARA CIARA – Anchor and Managing Editor, WTKR NewsChannel 3, Norfolk, Virginia
MARK CUBAN – Chairman, HDNet; Owner, NBA’s Dallas Mavericks
ED DANDRIDGE – CEO, National Association of Investment Companies
MICHAEL DAYS – Managing Editor, The Philadelphia Inquirer
PAT FORD – Global Vice-Chairman, Burson-Marsteller
SIMON GILLHAM – Senior Executive VP, Communications, Vivendi Corp.
MICHELLE HORD-WHITE – VP, Talent Development & Pipeline Programs, NBC Universal
SHEILA JOHNSON – Co-Founder, Black Entertainment TV; CEO, Salamander Hospitality
ROB KING – Senior VP and Editor-in-Chief; ESPN Digital Media
JOE LOCKHART – VP, Global Communications, Facebook
PHYLLIS MCGRADY – Senior VP, Creative Development, ABC News
MICHELLE MILLER – Correspondent. CBS News
ZENIA MUCHA – Executive VP, Chief Communications Officer, Walt Disney Co.
JAMES MURDOCH – Deputy Chief Operating Officer, News Corp.
NORMAN PEARLSTINE – Chief Content Officer, Bloomberg L.P.
MIKE PHILIPPS – President and CEO, Scripps Howard Foundation
DAVID RHODES – President, CBS News
DESIREE ROGERS – CEO, Johnson Publishing Co.
HARRY SMITH – Correspondent, NBC News
PAUL STEIGER – CEO and President, ProPublica
JIM WIATT – Strategic Advisor to AOL; former CEO of William Morris Agency Inc.
MICHAEL WOLF – Founder & Managing Director, Activate

About Hampton University and the Scripps Howard School

Located on a waterfront campus of 270 acres at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia, Hampton University is a 144-year-old historically black college with nearly 5,300 students. It is a dynamic, progressive institution, providing a broad range of technical, liberal arts, and graduate degree programs, and is home to a community of learners and educators who represent 49 states and 35 territories and nations.

The Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications opened in 2002, the result of a $10 million commitment from The Scripps Howard Foundation. The school was preceded by the Department of Mass Media Arts, which was launched in 1967. Now celebrating its 10th Anniversary as a separate school within Hampton University, the Scripps Howard School has 400 students and is led by journalist and author Brett Pulley, a Hampton University graduate and former correspondent at Bloomberg News, Forbes Magazine, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.


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