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Sometimes the best writers are disguised as something else. Media professional Joe Lee, know for his style as well as his substance, is serializing a new form of biography that he calls The Making Of A Miscreant. The writing is personal and raw as effective as any memoir we’re read in the past few years. (So yes, David Granger, he’s ready for a column).
Lee came to Syracuse about two decades ago (to run WAER FM-88). In link above he talks about his journey to the Salt City. He has talent saturation in writing as much as he does in the radio business. He is a great example of immigrants (he is from the Republic of Baltimore) that make keeps the city vibrant.
Lastly, we wonder what it would take to get his play “The Jook Joint” performed at CFAC or Syracuse Stage next year?
Mayo encouraged students to bring their “authentic self” to their work and to critically examine the culture in which they cover.
“[How you think] is the thing that changes you from having a job to having a career.”
“Create a space for your kind of thinking,” she said. “…feeling empowered matters.”
Mayos has deep roots in magazines, including stints at Honey and Cosmo Girl and even the Source.
She also talked about the day she played hookie from work to cover and experience the street procession following the funeral of The Notorious B.I.G.
She is credited with giving Mary J. Blige the “Queen of Hip Hop Soul” label back in the day. She visited SU’s Newhouse School as part of the Leaders in Communications series.
Mayo is the second Hampton University graduate we’ve seen speak to the journalism students.