Caldwell Café Hosts Joel Dreyfuss of theRoot.com
In celebration of Black History Month, Caldwell Café will welcome
Joel Dreyfuss of theRoot.com to Hampton University’s Scripps Howard
School of Journalism and Communications on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Dreyfuss is the managing editor at the Root.
With more than 35 years of Journalism and executive experience, Joel Dreyfuss
is a founding member of the National Association of Black Journalists. He
has served in leadership positions at Red Herring, Information
Week, PC Magazine, Black Enterprise, Bloomberg
Markets, Fortune, USA Today and The Washington
Post. Dreyfuss has also worked at KPIX in San Francisco, KQED’s
Newsroom and WNET’s 51st State.
Dreyfuss is the co-author of The Bakke Case: The Politics of Inequality (1989).
A native of Haiti, he grew up in Paris, Monrovia, Liberia and New York City.
He earned a B.S. degree at the City College of the City University of New
York and was also an Urban Journalism Fellow at the University of Chicago.
Aiming to raise black voices in mainstream media and engage all those interested
in black culture, theRoot.com is a daily online magazine that provides “thought-provoking
commentary on today's news from a variety of black perspectives.” Co-founded
by editor-in-chief Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the Root features a genealogical
section to trace one’s ancestry through AfricanDNA.com.
The Caldwell Café series was created by HU Professor Earl Caldwell,
a nationally renowned journalist, and Kelly Harvey. The series was designed
as a vehicle for Caldwell to expose students to media and journalism professionals
in a relaxed environment.
For more information, contact Assistant Professor W. Christopher Leonard
at (757) 728-6754 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.