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Houston Media Giants Offer Ideas on How to Achieve Diversity in the Workplace

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By Kafayat Layeni Texas Southern University students, faculty, and friends of the School of Communication flocked to the MLK Auditorium for the third day of Communication Week to exchange views on the state of newsroom diversity in 2015. The first panel, The D’Artagnan Bebel Powerbrokers Session: Why Diversity Matters in 2015 and Beyond, featured six executives and…

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So You Want to Be On Air? Here’s What It Takes

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By Imani Burris A distinguished group of Houston’ s on-air journalists spoke to Texas Southern University communication students, faculty, and  staff on the second day of TSU’s  Communication Week. The panel entitled “So You Want to Be on Air? Here’s What It Takes.”  was moderated by Sherry Williams of KHOU.  The panel included Khambrel Marshall…

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Journalism Alumni Return to Give Pearls of Wisdom

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By Amber L. Vernon Seven Texas Southern University journalism alumni showered a group of aspiring journalists with advice on how to break into the industry during a panel discussion Tuesday, April 21, at noon. The panelists shared their story with a wide-eyed group of undergraduate journalism students, providing tips on how to make connections, get…

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TSU HOSTS FUTURE JOURNALISTS AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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By Tayana Lewis, Journalism Major A select  group of local high school students visited Texas Southern University (TSU), Monday, April 20,  as guests of TSU’s School of Communication. The High School Open House event was the start of a week-long schedule of activities planned for the school’s  35th Intercultural Communication Conference. The students had a…

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Alison Armstrong: The Guy With the Knife

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“The Guy with the Knife”: Special Screening By Michael Berryhill On Tuesday, April 21 at 2p.m., Canadian filmmaker Alison Armstrong will present her documentary film at Communication Week on a Houston crime that occurred in 1991 and raises complex questions about the politicalization of parole, the role of the news media and the nature of forgiveness. Armstrong…

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LaDiamond Blue Rocks the Showcase

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By Simone Obasuyi, Journalism Major The gym fills with smooth beats of R&B as LaDiamond Blue hits the stage with an extremely passionate performance. As she starts to sing the crowd enthusiastically sways left and right listening to lyrics dripping with soulful emotion. LaDiamond Blueford, a 20-year-old junior at Texas Southern University, competed in and…

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Houston-based Hip-Hop Girl Group Turns College Showcase into a House Party

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    By Todd T. Rogers, Journalism Major   Three very “artistic” young women hit the stage at the Entertainment & Recording Management (ERM) Showcase during the Communication Week Kickoff at Texas Southern University (TSU) on Friday. BlushhhMusic: Sunnie, Ray, and Tali were all smiles after their energetic performance, where they engaged with journalism students…

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Entertainment Reps Tell How to Power Up a Career

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By Tayana Lewis, Journalism Major Texas Southern University students got an inside view on what it takes to break into the music industry from long time professionals. TV personality Moriah Scott, Atlantic Records A&R rep Mike Barnes, and Hip Hop guru Rashad 360 kept it real Tuesday, April 17 on what a budding performer needed…

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Communication Week Kick-off Starts in Two Days

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Communication Week is April 17-24

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Communication Week is April 17-24

NEWS RELEASE 2015 Communication Week

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