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By Kerry-Ann Hamilton
University News
August 30, 2010

Howard University joins ABC News on Campus Program

ABC News announced that Howard University has become the most recent addition to its ABC News on Campus program. The program, now in its third year, added Howard as a college bureau.

ABC News on Campus is a partnership with top journalism schools designed to educate and mentor talented college students. In 2008, ABC News created the bureaus to help guide student journalists and provide opportunities for them to report on stories in their area. The students work on original stories, some of which are featured across ABC News platforms. Some of the student-generated stories can be viewed at: ABCNewsOnCampus.com.

 
Photograph by Justin Knight
L-R Journalism Professor Peggy Lewis, Howard Bureau Chief Candace Smith and Seth Lemon, student journalist working with ABC on Campus.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Howard University to help shape the next generation of young journalists. These are some of the brightest and most curious students you will find anywhere,” said John Green, executive producer of Special Programming and Development at ABC News. “Howard University has a great tradition and dedication to journalism education, and we are excited to welcome its students into the ABC News on Campus program.”

The 2010/2011 student bureau chiefs and faculty liaisons will visit ABC News headquarters for on-site mentoring at the end of September. Each year, student participants are selected by ABC News and the respective colleges through a series of interviews.

Each ABC News on Campus bureau has a team of official ABC News college journalists including a student bureau chief. These positions are supervised by a participating university-appointed faculty member and by ABC News. Howard University’s Student Bureau Chief is Candace Smith, senior broadcast journalism major, interned this summer at ABC’s Good Morning America and is ready for her new assignment. Each ABC News on Campus bureau has a team of official ABC News college journalists including a student bureau chief. These positions are supervised by a participating university-appointed faculty member and by ABC News. Howard University’s Student Bureau Chief is Candace Smith, senior broadcast journalism major, interned this summer at ABC’s Good Morning America and is ready for her new assignment.

We have our first meeting today, but you can look for timely, impacting story that have a local focus and are applicable nationally,” Smith said.

The students are advised by two faculty members in the broadcast journalism sequence –
Peggy Lewis and Valerie Cummings. The students have budget meetings every Monday and Wednesday.

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