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Release Date: Friday, May 24, 2013 4:00 PM
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Howard Ranked Among Top 25 J-Schools by Industry Professionals

WASHINGTON (October 31, 2012) –  Howard University’s School of Communications was selected as one of the nation’s Top 25 Journalism Schools, according to a survey of  industry professionals conducted by NewsPro magazine.

NewsPro is published by Crain Communications and is targeted to journalists, news managers and news executives at print, broadcast, online and other media organizations.  The journalism school survey was distributed to and NewsPro readers, with 438 respondents participating. The journalism school survey, the magazine’s first, appears in the December issue of the magazine.

“We are excited about our ranking by NewsPro magazine as it recognizes excellent work by our faculty and performance of our students and graduates,” said Chuka Onwumechili, PhD, interim dean of the School of Communications. “This is particularly important since it is ranking by communication professionals. As we begin to implement new programs in the fall of 2013, we are confident that our students will graduate even more strongly prepared for the changing communication industries.”

The Howard University School of Communications has a distinguished record and a commitment to producing scholars and professionals in advertising, communication sciences, corporate and applied communications, film, journalism, public relations, radio, television and other related fields.

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Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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