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 & 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.

 

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Morgan State University Foundation to host 31st Annual Golf Tournament and Virtual Event

May 6, 2021
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On May 10th, the Morgan State University Foundation will host its annual golf tournament at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City in conjunction with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. For over 30 years, this event has been a staple within the Morgan community.

 

An annual who’s who event, in terms of Maryland area business leaders and entrepreneurs, that raises money for Morgan State student-athletes and programs.

 

Sports journalists, battle, don’t lose your souls, Jemele Hill advised

May 3, 2021
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Jemele Hill is a sports journalist who is a contributing writer for The Atlantic magazine. 

During an April 30 Morgan State University J-Chat via Zoom, she discussed her career before and after ESPN. Hill explained why she attended Michigan State: She chose them because of their journalism program, not because she was a fan of their sports team. It was the best journalistic program in the state. 

With a formidable amount of draft capital, Ravens aim to rebuild roster through NFL draft

Apr 28, 2021
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(SGJC) —The Baltimore Ravens recently made one of the biggest trades of the offseason after sending disgruntled tackle Orlando Brown Jr. to the Kansas City Chiefs for draft picks.

Depending on who you ask, the move was puzzling for Baltimore. It is confounding that the Ravens front office dealt Brown to the Chiefs. A team within the AFC that has defeated Baltimore in three straight games.

‘Our stories are our power,’ says biographer A’Lelia Bundles

Apr 26, 2021
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Morgan State University department of multimedia journalismhosts weekly J-Chat conferences. 

As always, the guest comes on and discusses their career path in the world of journalism with the standard Q&A portion. But April 22 wasn’t anything like what’s usual and customary. 

 

A’Lelia Bundles was the guest who joined the panel. Instead of the event being a routine Zoom conference, I found myself being a fly on the wall listening to a generation of Boomerjournalists reconnect and tell stories of their “hay day.” 

 

Mixed reactions to Chauvin’s guilty verdict in George Floyd’s murder

Apr 21, 2021
Aisha Flowers particpating in a Black Lives Matter protest weeks after the killing of George Floyd.

Tuesday afternoon, Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three charges in the killing of George Floyd. While people across the nation celebrated what may seem like a victory, some struggled to find joy in the verdict.

 

NPR West correspondent Karen Grigsby Bates’ J-CHAT

Apr 19, 2021
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NPR West Coast correspondent Karen Grigsby Bates, came to talk April 16 at Morgan State University’s latest J-Chat Zoom session.

At the start of the meeting, she and Professor Randall Pinkston fondly recalled their past journalistic meetings with one another. Bates also said they may have even come in contact during their undergraduate years, because of parties and a close friend.

Lights, camera, vax-tion?

Apr 16, 2021
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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.

Sarah Vaughan : A Divine Jazz Pioneer

Apr 13, 2021
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(WEAA) - Sarah Vaughan was an American jazz vocalist and pianist in the early 1940s.

 

She plays a role in jazz history, being known for the versatility of her vocal ability.

 

 

Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, Sarah Vaughan was the daughter of amateur musicians.

 

She developed a love for music at the age of 7, studying piano and organ along with singing in the church choir at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

 

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.

 

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