Imagine the “investigative journalism” a diligent student at Howard University would be communicating today? While your kids are enjoying the time home during the COVID19 Pandemic ask if Howard U. would be a good idea and find out what kinds of thoughts they have if communications and journalism is their “discussed” thing.
According to Howard’s website…
The Cathy Hughes School of Communications (CHSOC) is the third largest of Howard University’s 13 academic schools and colleges.
For nearly 50 years, the School has trained communication and media professionals, special pathologists and members of the professoriate through undergraduate and graduate programs such as advertising, public relations, legal communication, audio production, journalism, film, broadcasting programs.
CHSOC graduates are known at the local, national and global levels for their leadership within and across diverse communities through communication research, professional practice, innovation, job creation, social justice, and service via cutting-edge knowledge, skills, and technology.
Columbia University’s Justin Elliot, Tom McGunty, Olga Pierce, and Chris Weaver. The collaboration with the Columbia U. Graduate School of Journalism including (according to Wiki)… professional development programs, fellowships and workshops, the school is home to the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, which “examines digital journalism’s industry-wide economic trends, its cultural shifts, and its relationship with the broader, constantly changing world of technology,” and the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, “a collaboration between Columbia University and Stanford University, designed to encourage and support new endeavors in media innovation,” particularly the incorporation of new tools and technologies in journalistic storytelling in the digital age. The school is also home to the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, “a resource center and global network of journalists, journalism educators and health professionals dedicated to improving media coverage of trauma, conflict and tragedy.
After the sustained impact of COVID and political activities including campaigns produced on television and streaming platforms staged at the White House we need to experience the active-research students.
Imagine if Columbia University and Howard hooked up to do an investigative reporting project on Portland Oregon and other controversial “protest hotspots.”
National media should be able to do background searches, and provide coverage data and “cutting-edge” information about the motivations of “players on the ground, good and bad actors, and leaders with tangible objectives.”
The fabulous and constructive discussions that could be gleaned before November 3. 2020. Everyone says they are acting in the name of George Floyd like the March On Washington last week didn’t happen with families speaking out. We need our trained communicators.