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SHSJC graduate Gabrielle Chenault writes op-ed for the Los Angeles Times

Gabrielle Chenault

HAMPTON, Va. (August 23, 2021) — Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications 2021 journalism graduate Gabrielle Chenault wrote an op-ed that was published in the Los Angeles Times.

The opinion piece was entitled “After starving Black college of funding for decades, government should pay up.”

Chenault, in graduate school for specialized journalism at the University of Southern California, worked this summer as an HBCU Fellow in the audience engagement department of the newspaper, helping to create social plans for specific articles. Once a week, she was in charge of the L.A. Times’ Twitter and Facebook pages. She also helped to create a subscriber initiative that helps readers give the news organization feedback and pitch stories they want to read.

Chenault was thankful to Dean B. Dàvida Plummer and SHSJC for helping her to grow and encouraging her to “dream big.”

“If it was not for the amazing professors such as [Scripps] Professor [Lynn] Waltz, I truly wouldn’t have achieved this opportunity,” Chenault said.

You can read her op-ed story here.

Congratulations to SHSJC Rising Junior Evan Taylor for her upcoming internship

Evan Taylor

Evan is a rising junior from Naperville, IL majoring in Strategic Communication and minoring in Sociology. This summer she will be joining Emergent Holdings Inc. as a Corporate Communications Intern.

She will be a key contributor in developing internal and external communications for Emergent Holdings and its subsidiaries, as well as help create content for weekly and monthly newsletters, social media, intranet sites, and other campaigns.

Among other tasks, her duties will include assisting with the creation and execution of multi-channel communications campaigns, management of basic project phases, and editorial review.

Congratulations to SHSJC Rising Senior Cyrus Henry for his upcoming internship

Cyrus Henry

In Cyrus’ words: “Hello, I’m Cyrus Henry, a rising senior journalism major, sociology minor from Hartford, CT. This summer, I will be a Steve Corman News Intern at Connecticut Public Broadcasting. The internship will offer a chance for real-world experience in a busy radio and digital print newsroom. Interns will work alongside CT Public’s experienced reporters and editors who aim to provide readers and listeners with fair, unbiased, accurate, complete, and honest reporting. I will also learn how to write for broadcast, record, edit, mix audio, and accompany CT Public Radio reporters on field assignments.”

Congratulations to SHSJC Student Nicole Pechacek for her upcoming internship

Gabrielle Chenault

The UMD Howard Center has assigned 10 student reporters from HBCUs to work on a project led by Washington Post reporter and journalism professor DeNeen Brown examining the historic role of newspapers in aiding and abetting lynchings and racial terror. Students will report and write 800 to 1,000 word stories that incited mob terror. They will track descendants of those killed and descendants of those in the mobs. They will also track the lineage of the newspaper from the date when the story was published to today and interview the leaders of today’s successor newspapers.

Congratulations to recently-accepted Facebook HBCU News 2021 Fellow SHSJC Junior Raven Harper

Raven Harper

My name is Raven Harper, I am a third-year Journalism major, Marketing minor from Houston, Texas. I was recently accepted as a Facebook HBCU News 2021 Fellow.

The Facebook HBCU Summer News Fellowship Program is a program sponsored by Facebook, Inc. and administered by Jade Media, which offers fellowships to select college students to work in newsrooms across the country. As a fellow, I will be interning at The Texas Tribune this summer as an engagement fellow where I will be working on storytelling and programming with social media.

The Texas Tribune is a non-partisan, nonprofit media organization in Texas. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, it aims to promote civic engagement through original, explanatory journalism and public events. The Texas Tribune is the only member-supported, digital-first, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. (iG @texas_tribune )

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