ashley norwood
[ February 27, 2024 by Randle Ladonia 0 Comments ]

Ashley F.G. Norwood

Ashley F.G. Norwood is an assistant professor of Multimedia Journalism at Jackson State University. Norwood earned her Bachelors in English at Jackson State University and a Masters in Journalism and Media Studies at the University of Mississippi. She is an award-winning journalist. Formerly at Mississippi Public Broadcasting, Norwood was a senior radio news reporter and executive producer of the public affairs television show @Issue.

Norwood is founder of FG Media Productions, LLC and Executive Producer at Red Squared Communication Design Company in Jackson. She is passionate about documentary filmmaking and movement journalism that affects change in Black communities. Much of Norwood’s published work focuses on issues involving race, health, poverty and education.

ken okere
[ February 27, 2024 by Randle Ladonia 0 Comments ]

Ken Okere

TSU alumnus, Dr. Ken Ike Okere, is a Journalist, editor, corporate communications professional, and digital media specialist. Ike’s experience spans: Print, Radio, TV, and Digital Media, and Corporate Communications. He has been Correspondent for ThisWeek/Houston Chronicle, Online Editor for African News Digest , Correspondent, Guardian Newspaper Houston, Editor African News Digest Weekly Houston, Producer PRTV Jos, Managing Editor Nigeria Yellow Pages, Director Corporate Communications, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN-Radio Nigeria), Director Radio Nigeria Lagos, Zonal Director Radio Nigeria South-East, and Director National Broadcast Academy Lagos.

In a 15-year stellar career with Radio Nigeria, Dr. Okere supervised the running of 10 radio stations (3 in Lagos, and 7 in South East Nigeria) as Director, successfully rebranding some and winning industry awards such as the 2018 NMNA merit award for Best Radio Station in the SE & 3rd nationwide (FRCN Coal City FM Enugu) and confirmed by MPS Q1 2019 ratings. As Head of the newly created Corporate Development & Communications Directorate, the strategy hub of the huge corporation, Ike led a range of activities that modernized the 80-year old huge radio network: creating its first website; its first online content; and its first online live audio streaming service. Other firsts include, the institution of modern audience research, excellence awards and e-newsletters (plus a print edition). He has been a strong advocate for the full digitization and rebranding of the influential public broadcaster, crafting in 2010 a Corporate Plan meant to position the Corporation on the path of strategic growth, profitability and modernization.

Dr. Okere is currently the Rector, West Africa Broadcast & Media Academy (WABMA), the multi campus, multi platform media training and certification academy located in Abuja, Enugu, and Lagos, with campuses opening soon in Ghana, Cameroun and The Gambia.

Dr. Okere’s passion for strategic planning, digitization, training and new media has led him to many successful consultancies for national and international organisations such as Ford Foundation, Christian Aid, BBC Media Action, and US Consulate General Lagos, among others.

ted irving
[ February 12, 2024 by Randle Ladonia 0 Comments ]

Ted Irving

As the Director for Houston Television (HTV), I am a culture change agent and a mass media influencer with over 30 years of experience in documentary film making, stock footage creation, and media instruction. I am also a Japan Fulbright Scholar with a keen interest in educational exchange and cross-cultural communication.

I work with the leadership team to transform HTV into a modern and dynamic media outlet that serves the diverse and growing audience of Houston. I oversee the project management, video editing, graphic design, and special effects of all live broadcasts and in-house productions, ensuring the highest quality and professionalism. I also mentor and empower the staff to enhance their skills and creativity, and foster a collaborative and inclusive work culture. My mission is to deliver engaging and informative content that showcases the achievements, challenges, and opportunities of the city and its people.


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    andrew mccray
    [ February 12, 2024 by Randle Ladonia 0 Comments ]

    Andrew McCray

    Andrew McCray is currently the Media Graphics Specialist/University Photographer at Texas Southern University. 

    He is a proud graduate of Texas Southern University, coming to TSU on a Track Scholarship as an All-American. These high standards would be his mainstay. Being one of the first graduates from the University’s print graphics curriculum, combining photography, printing, art and communications. This was the foundation that inspired him to pursue this vastly expanding field. He has worked in Photography and Graphics for over 35 years, teaching photography/graphics at Ace Technology School and coaching some high school state qualifiers (Smiley) and NCAA qualifiers in track & field. 

    While working as TSU’s Student Publications Manager, Andrew helped the university publish its first yearbook and newspaper on a desktop digital platform and win two national awards for best photography, graphics, and editorial in a college yearbook and newspaper. He is passionate about working in all media platforms for photography (fashion, landscape, sports, events, and studio products) and has a wide range of knowledge in the areas of graphics, printing, art, and video technology. 

    Along with the belief that there are many ways to improve your craft. Also, a large part of him is one of sharing and mentoring.

    arthur murray
    [ July 18, 2023 by soc-commweek 0 Comments ]

    Art Murray

    An award winning, hard-working energetic journalist, producer and teacher with over twenty-eight years of experience managing and training a complete range of journalists, that include reporters, freelancers, photojournalists, editors, and engineers. He enjoys teaching aspiring journalists and online creators, the skills they will need to succeed in this challenging new world of Multi-Media Content creations. He also enjoy giving back to HBCU programs that gave so much to him.