Global Media Leaders Join Hampton University's Journalism & Communications Board
Hampton University’s Scripps Howard
School of Journalism and Communications is pleased to announce the
formation of a new board of advisors comprised of some of the most
influential leaders in the global media and entertainment industries.
“At Hampton University we are continuing our mission of
being a trailblazer in higher education,” said HU President
Dr. William R. Harvey. “We are pleased to welcome these
leaders in journalism and communications to serve on the board of
the Scripps Howard School. Dean Pulley has done an outstanding
job bringing together individuals who will provide expertise, insight
and guidance to our journalism and communications program as it
seeks to become a model for education in the future, and a center
for digital media research and innovation.”
In a pioneering move that recognizes the profound manner in which
digital media platforms will continue to converge with traditional
journalism and communications outlets, Scripps Howard Dean Brett
Pulley has organized a group of professionals that includes senior
executives from firms such as Facebook, News Corp, The Walt Disney
Co., The New York Times Co., Bloomberg L.P., CBS Inc., and AOL Inc.
“The journalism and communications industries are in the
midst of an exciting renaissance, and the education of its future
professionals must reflect that reality,” Pulley said. “This
board has the breadth of expertise and knowledge necessary to help
move media education into the future. With our strong foundation
at Hampton University, and the raw talent, brilliance and desire
that our students possess, the addition of this advisory board positions
us to create a new world of opportunity for young people.”
Members of the Scripps Howard School’s Board of
TIM ARMSTRONG – CEO, AOL Corp.
RICHARD BOEHNE – President and CEO, E.W. Scripps Co.
SUBHASH CHANDRA – Founder and Chairman, Essel Group
ROBERT CHRISTIE – Senior VP, Corporate Communications, New
York Times Co.
BARBARA CIARA – Anchor and Managing Editor, WTKR NewsChannel
3, Norfolk, Virginia
MARK CUBAN – Chairman, HDNet; Owner, NBA’s Dallas Mavericks
ED DANDRIDGE – CEO, National Association of Investment Companies
MICHAEL DAYS – Managing Editor, The Philadelphia Inquirer
PAT FORD – Global Vice-Chairman, Burson-Marsteller
SIMON GILLHAM – Senior Executive VP, Communications, Vivendi
MICHELLE HORD-WHITE – VP, Talent Development & Pipeline
Programs, NBC Universal
KIM L. HUNTER -- President/CEO, LAGRANT COMMUNICATIONS
SHEILA JOHNSON – Co-Founder, Black Entertainment TV; CEO,
ROB KING – Senior VP and Editor-in-Chief; ESPN Digital Media
JOE LOCKHART – VP, Global Communications, Facebook
PHYLLIS MCGRADY – Senior VP, Creative Development, ABC News
MICHELLE MILLER – Correspondent. CBS News
ZENIA MUCHA – Executive VP, Chief Communications Officer,
Walt Disney Co.
JAMES MURDOCH – Deputy Chief Operating Officer, News Corp.
NORMAN PEARLSTINE – Chief Content Officer, Bloomberg L.P.
MIKE PHILIPPS – President and CEO, Scripps Howard Foundation
DAVID RHODES – President, CBS News
DESIREE ROGERS – CEO, Johnson Publishing Co.
HARRY SMITH – Correspondent, NBC News
PAUL STEIGER – CEO and President, ProPublica
JIM WIATT – Strategic Advisor to AOL; former CEO of William
Morris Agency Inc.
MICHAEL WOLF – Founder & Managing Director, Activate
About Hampton University and the Scripps Howard School
Located on a waterfront campus of 270 acres at the mouth of the
Chesapeake Bay in Virginia, Hampton University is a 144-year-old
historically black college with nearly 5,300 students. It is a dynamic,
progressive institution, providing a broad range of technical, liberal
arts, and graduate degree programs, and is home to a community of
learners and educators who represent 49 states and 35 territories
The Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications opened
in 2002, the result of a $10 million commitment from The Scripps
Howard Foundation. The school was preceded by the Department of
Mass Media Arts, which was launched in 1967. Now celebrating its
10th Anniversary as a separate school within Hampton University,
the Scripps Howard School has 400 students and is led by journalist
and author Brett Pulley, a Hampton University graduate and former
correspondent at Bloomberg News, Forbes Magazine, The New York
Times, and The Wall Street Journal.