Posts Tagged ‘Journalism’

Provocative

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
Kierna Mayo, editor

Kierna Mayo, editor

She has been at Ebony for less than a year, but Kierna Mayo is already on a Tina Brown-type trajectory to change the publication, and scramble what we think of as the journalistic status quo.

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.

True to the Game (part 2)

Saturday, February 27th, 2016
ESPN's Chris Broussard

ESPN’s Chris Broussard at Syracuse University

Protest Partners

Friday, January 22nd, 2016
The Chief (Oren Lyons) and Leo (the Wolf of Wall Street) on the protest line (Rolling Stone)

The Chief and the Wolf of Wall Street on the protest line in NYC (Rolling Stone)

In case you decide to check out the Rolling Stone piece by Sean Penn, which will be remembered more for the post controversy than the actual writing, make sure to flip a few pages to the right to see the Dicaprio profile, which includes the photograph above.

Sound Advice

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Journalist and author Byron Pitts gave some advice during a visit to Syracuse University. Pitts (along with Soledad O’Brien) will be part of “Conversation on Race in America” concert special that airs tonight on A&E Network and AOL.com.

Leading Ladies

Sunday, November 15th, 2015
Angela Robinson (left) and Tionna Smalls told students to find a seat at the table and get their minds right respectively in the  contemporary media climate. They agreed that to changes images of minorities in the media ownership and being objective with a pinch of positivity as it relates to the stories they select.

Angela Robinson (left) and Tionna Smalls told students to pursue excellence and understand their power in this contemporary media climate yesterday.  They agreed that to change the images of minorities in the media, ownership and being objective with a pinch of positivity are key. Robinson is host of “In Contact,” a public affairs show in Atlanta. She is also a graduate of Syracuse University.  Smalls is an author, blogger, relationship expert and host of the MTV series “Girl, Get Your Mind Right.” Their discussion, which was part of the Blactivism Conference, was moderated by Lorraine Branham, Dean of The Newhouse School of Public Communication.

Make Things Happen

Saturday, November 14th, 2015
2015 Blacktivism Conference (Panel Discussion).

2015 Blacktivism Conference (Panel Discussion).

Today’s Blacktivism Conference, organized by Syracuse University NAACP chapter featured activists such as Bobby Seale, DeRay McKesson and Martese Johnson, as well as journalists Angela Robinson and Tionna Smalls.