Tuition and living expenses will be covered by Marshall University School of Journalism and Mass Communications. We seek students with at least B grades. We also seek applications from students who will be in positions to improve their high school publications, and we use the workshop program to support incoming, first-year student journalists who want to jump-start their first semester at Marshall.
Postmark by Saturday, May 19, 2018
Instructions for Application
Please follow the steps below. Print your documents on standard business paper. You may not FAX your application, but feel free to SCAN and send your materials as a Microsoft Word attachment. There is no separate form to complete. Send questions to Professor Burnis Morris — firstname.lastname@example.org. Please follow the following steps for a successful application.
If you have no published article or photographs to submit, include an essay you wrote for class as an example of your writing skills. If you publish a blog, include photocopies from your best posts and your blog address. (In this section of the application, you should state that you are enclosing such items.)
Mail your documents to the following address:
Professor Burnis R. Morris
Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications
1 John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications
This statement affirms the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications’ commitment to an environment of teaching and learning, which recognizes and welcomes diversity of race, color, culture, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status and economic, political and ethnic backgrounds. Consistent with Marshall University’s dedication to this principle, the School of Journalism and Mass Communications is committed to developing the potential of all students by creating and maintaining an environment that promotes and fosters understanding in a multicultural, global community. The dean and faculty believe that a diverse faculty, staff and student population value differences and similarities among people and supports the mission of the organization.
Burnis R. Morris
Carter G. Woodson Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications
Events include the following:
Watts is the senior pastor of the Grace Bible Church in Charleston, where has served for more than 10 years. He has been a pastor for more than 20 years, serving in several churches.
Thomas Walker is an Associate Professor and the Music and Digital Services Librarian at Marshall University. Prior to joining the world of academia, Mr. Walker was a television news director, as well as a touring blues musician. He has shared the stage with “Steady Rollin’” Bob Margolin (Muddy Waters Band), Johnny B. Moore, Hubert Sumlin (Howlin’ Wolf), and other notables in the electric and acoustic blues genres.
Woodson created Negro History Week in 1926 and honored the births of Abraham Lincoln and Douglass with the dates he selected. Marshall will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Douglass, the black abolitionist and journalist, with a presentation and re-enactment of an 1852 Douglass speech on “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July” by Professor Robert Levine, University of Maryland, and actor Phil Darius Wallace. Local singer Dana Hart will sing “Happy Birthday,” and cake will be served.
Robert S. Levine is Professor of English and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. He got his PhD at Stanford University and has been teaching at the University of Maryland, College Park, since 1983. He is the author of Conspiracy and Romance (1989), Martin Delany, Frederick Douglass, and the Politics of Representative Identity (1997), Dislocating Race and Nation (2008), The Lives of Frederick Douglass (2016), and Race, Transnationalism, and Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies (2018) and the editor or coeditor of over 20 volumes, including Martin R. Delany: A Documentary Reader (2003), Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville: Essays in Relation (2008), Hemispheric American Studies (2008), The New Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville (2014), and a cultural and critical edition of Frederick Douglass’s The Heroic Slave (2015).
Actor, Phil Darius Wallace
Dr. Carla Hayden
Dr. Craig Woodson is a percussionist, educational consultant and applied ethnomusicologist (UCLA, 1983). After starting his company Ethnomusic, Inc. in 1976, he directed a university instrument-making project in Ghana for three years between1979-1984. He has over 250 instrument inventions including 12 patents and is a consultant to the Remo drum company. Personally, over the past 20 years, Dr. Woodson has been involved with reconciliation among black and white Woodsons including presentations at ASALH National Conferences in 2016 and 2017.
This study reveals how historian Carter G. Woodson (1875 – 1950) used the black press and modern public relations techniques to popularize black history during the first half of the twentieth century. Explanation for Woodson’s success with the modern black history movement usually include his training, deep-rooted principles, and single-minded determination. Often overlooked, however, is Woodson’s skillful use of newspapers in developing and executing a public-education campaign built on truth, accuracy, fairness, and education. Burnis R. Morris explains how Woodson attracted mostly favorable news coverage for his history movement due to his deep understanding of the newspapers’ business and editorial models as well as his public relations skills, which helped him merge the interests of the black press with his cause.
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