Essence Magazine Co-Founder Comes to Hampton University
Essence Magazine's Ed Lewis will visit the Scripps Howard
School of Journalism and Communications on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 at
6 p.m. in the school's television studio. Lewis will be the highlight
of the School's television show "The Caldwell
Café," hosted by Prof. Earl Caldwell. Students,
faculty and the community are welcome to attend the production.
Lewis will be promoting his new book, "The Man from Essence:
Creating a Magazine for Black Women." He will hold a book
signing immediately following the show.
Lewis will talk about the myriad of challenges he and his
three co-founders experienced over the years. He will explain the
major obstacles in managing the magazine, especially the experiences
of four men operating a lifestyle and fashion magazine for women, as
well as the racial challenges and personality clashes among the
owners. Lewis will also share the public turmoil but eventual
triumph over the selling of the magazine to Time, Inc.
Prof. Earl Caldwell is a nationally renowned journalist who
was the central figure in one of the most celebrated cases in
American history involving reporters' rights. At Hampton University,
Prof. Caldwell is writer-in-residence at the Scripps Howard School of
Journalism and Communications and host of the Caldwell
Café television series.