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Release Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014 6:34 PM
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Award-Winning Journalist Ed Gordon to Visit Howard University

Ed Gordon

WASHINGTON (February 20, 2014) – Emmy-award winning broadcast journalist Ed Gordon will visit Howard University’s School of Communications.  Gordon, a distinguished reporter and radio host, will participate in a series of classroom lectures and workshops from Monday, February 24 through Friday February 28.

Gordon will review and critique student-produced work and discuss the changing landscape of the media industry and producing across media platforms.  Additionally, Gordon will participate in a forum with the Howard University Association of Black Journalists on preparing a video resume, professionalism and breaking into broadcast news. 

Gordon will also participate in a forum with Howard University chapter of the Association of Black Journalists, Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. in the School of Communications, room 118. Students and faculty are encouraged to attend.

Gordon is currently the host of the nationally syndicated radio program Weekend with Ed Gordon, which airs Saturday mornings from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on WHUR.  He is widely recognized as the former anchor of BET News, where he landed the first interview with O.J. Simpson following his 1995 murder trial acquittal.  Throughout his distinguished career in broadcast journalism, Gordon has been a contributing correspondent to 60 Minutes and a correspondent and anchor at NBC News where he reported stories for Today, Dateline and MSNBC.  He previously hosted News and Notes with Ed Gordon on National Public Radio.

Gordon is the recipient of the Journalist of the Year award from the National Association of Black Journalists and an NAACP Image Award.  He is also president of Ed Gordon Media, a multi-service production company. 


 Contributing Writers: RSM/ Veranique Hudson


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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