School of Global Journalism & Communication

WEAA is a division of the School of Global Journalism & Communication at Morgan State University

WEAA offers a unique opportunity for students to gain the experience of industry experts in the field of journalism by becoming assignment reporters. Students will be assigned stories that will offer them the experience of professional journalist by following leads, writing scripts, interviewing subjects, and editing vignettes.

Today, the mission of Morgan State University's School of Global Journalism and Communication is to give a voice to a broader group of people - people who struggle to contribute to the public discourse that shapes this nation and the world. We serve this cause with innovative teaching, cutting edge research, and exemplary service to Maryland, our nation, and the world.

Our goal is to add to the diversity of thoughts, opinions and beliefs by offering students from a wide range of backgrounds the liberal arts education and skills training they need to effectively communicate ideas - to plead their own causes, or to accurately tell the stories of others.

In our global school, students travel the world in their classes and assignments, without leaving the campus. They also see the world through their interactions with our partner programs at universities in distant lands - and they are offered opportunities to travel abroad in our Worldwide Learning Lab program.

The great advances in technology have turned the world into a global village. The goal of our school is to make our graduates effective communicators in every way - and every corner of this village.

 

For more infromation about SGJC, click here. 

Lights, camera, vax-tion?

22 hours ago
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Excuse the cliché, but things just aren’t how they used to be. 

 

A global pandemic threw a wrench in just about everything. Now as the world gets vaccinated, schools and businesses are trying to regain what they’ve lost. In the case of Morgan State University theatre, returning to performing comes with caveats.

 

Journalism can tell true stories of people of color: CNN anchor

Apr 14, 2021
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Abby Philip realized her passion was in journalism and not cardiovascular surgery her junior year upon walking through The Harvard Crimson halls.

A trip to Mississippi and Tennessee cemented this passion. 

"We traveled to the place where Emmett Till was killed," she said Friday during the Georges Conference on College Journalism, a zoom event sponsored by the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University.

Baltimore launches pilot program to cut down on illegal dumping

Apr 13, 2021
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(BALTIMORE, MD) - On Monday April, 12, Mayor Brandon Scott and the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) announced a pilot program consisting of a community cleanup in partnership with the Coldstream Homestead Montebello (CHM) Community Corporation. The pilot program will help increase the cleaning services of DPW by hiring community residents to clean up their neighborhood. 

 

O’s drop 2nd straight game versus the Yankees, 7-2, lose 12th straight at New York.

Apr 8, 2021
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After producing 18 runs in their season-opening three-game series against the Boston Red Sox, the Baltimore Orioles’ offense has subsided. Baltimore has now lost two straight games to the Yankees by a combined score of 14-2. In two games versus New York, Baltimore hitters have struck out an astounding 27 times.

 

Easter during pandemic: Muted worship, enthusiastic shopping

Apr 3, 2021

Sunday will mark the second Easter holiday Americans will have celebrated during a pandemic. Easter is traditionally celebrated by attending church, gathering with family and friends, participating in egg hunts, giving or receiving Easter baskets, and enjoying a feast with family or community. With Easter being such a social holiday, it's logical to wonder what a socially distanced Easter may look like in a pandemic. 

 

J-CHAT with Rick Reese, former ABC News editor

Mar 29, 2021
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(School of Global Journalism and Communication) Rick Reese is an adjunct professor at Bowie State University. On Friday, March 26, he was a guest speaker on J-Chat. He worked for ABC News as a producer and editor. In the virtual meeting, he talked about news and his professional experiences being a journalist.  

Baltimore County officials hold COVID-19 memorial ceremony

Mar 26, 2021
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BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD (WEAA) — Baltimore County officials held a ceremony on Thursday to recognize the one year anniversary of the first resident in the county who lost their life to COVID-19.

Vaccination Site Opens at The University of Maryland, Baltimore

Mar 22, 2021
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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) —A COVID-19 vaccination clinic is now open at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

 

The clinic is located inside of the Southern Management Corporation Campus Center.

 

The clinic’s hours of operation are from 10:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m, Wednesday through Saturday.

 

It is open to local residents along with eligible faculty, staff, and students from UMB.

 

Filmmaker tells virtual classroom, ‘what multimedia journalism can do for you’

Mar 22, 2021
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On Friday, March 19, Emmy nominee and award-winning filmmaker Kiyoka “Kex” Rhodes spoke to students of Morgan State’s School of Global Journalism and Communications. Rhodes shared her journey within the journalism and communications field and how others can do it too.

Amidst a Global Pandemic, Morgan State Basketball is trending upward

Mar 17, 2021
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BALTIMORE, MD —Despite ending their seasons on a sour note, both the Morgan State men’s and women’s programs posted winning seasons in the same year for the first time since the 2010-11 season. 

College Student Reflects on Living Through COVID 19 Pandemic

Mar 17, 2021

9-time nominee Beyonce leads Sunday’s Grammys; new talent in tow

Mar 11, 2021
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Beyonce leads Sunday’s 63rd Grammy Awards show with nine nominations, which will mean she has been nominated 79 times throughout her career. 

Next in line, it is Roddy Ricch, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, who are all tied at six nominations each. The Album of the Year nominees include Jhene Aiko, Black Pumas, Coldplay, and Post Malone, Dua Lipa, and Haim. 

Sidelined Morganettes dancers cope with new normal

Mar 10, 2021
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With the COVID-19 pandemic still in full swing for a year, many sports and activities on college campuses have had to adapt to the new adjustments, including shutdowns. 

Kevin Merida of ‘The Undefeated’ inspires aspiring MSU journalists

Mar 9, 2021
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On March 8, students of the School of Global Journalism and Communication had the unique opportunity to Zoom with Kevin Merida, ESPN senior vice president and editor-in-chief of The Undefeated, a sports blog focused on sports, race, and culture. 

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