Scripps Howard School of Journalism & Communications Celebrates 20th Anniversary Thurs., Feb. 9, 2023

Courtesy of Hampton Unviersity

Founded in September 2002, this calendar year represents the 20th Anniversary in the establishment of the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications at Hampton University. To recognize this important milestone, a program will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2023 at the Landing Hotel in Hampton, VA. In addition, a commemorative career fair will be held featuring the top news and public relations firms in the nation for direct student engagement.

Julia Wilson, Dean of the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications, said, “Our school was founded to bring diversity into the newsrooms, along with training of good, responsible and objective journalists. One of the industry’s most glaring weaknesses when the school was founded was that there were few people of color in high profile, leadership positions. We are proud of the fact that the Scripps school has contributed greatly to changing that paradigm over these past 20 years with providing stellar talent to the agencies and newsrooms around the world.”

The Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications is a 36,000-square-foot building and includes classrooms, broadcast journalism facilities, a television studio with state-of-the-art digital editing equipment, a radio station, a multi-media lecture hall and auditorium, and four computer labs for reporting, writing and editing for print, broadcast and online journalism and communications.

Assistant Dean Carol Crabbe said, “Our students are the true reason for the success of our school. With lecturers from across the country, they are exposed to among the most prolific journalists and media figures. As a stellar HBCU, we get inquiries from all over regarding enrollment. Our young people get the experience and the exposure they need to be successful. And our faculty members are second to none as they do their best to provide top tier educational experiences for our students.” Members of the Scripps team are:

  • Julia A. Wilson, Dean
  • Carol C. Crabbe, Assistant Dean
  • Maynard Eaton, Endowed Professor
  • Deborah Flippens, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. James Ford, Assistant Professor
  • Efrem Graham, Adjunct Professor
  • Tommy Heffron, Assistant Professor
  • Jay Lang, General Manager, WHOV 88.1 FM
  • Willie C. Moore, Scripps Howard Endowed Professor
  • Chad Potter, Broadcast Engineer / IT Manager
  • Lynn Waltz, Assistant Professor
  • Kimberly Wimbish, Adjunct Professor

Finally, Scripps boasts partnerships with a number of organizations to include NBCUniversal News Group, RF Binder, Sloan PR, NBCUniversal/Comcast, Maier Foundation, Scripps Foundation, Warner Media, the Center for Strategic & International Studies, Daily Press, 21st Century, Oculus, Canon and MTV Entertainment Group, and many other organizations.