Honors, Awards and Other Distinctions

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Honors, Awards and Other Distinctions
  • 2018, Social Justice Investigative Reporting Fellow, Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) and the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University
  • 2018, Visiting Professor Program, Advertising Education Foundation
  • 2016, Project GRAD, Distinguished Service to Humanity, Akron, Ohio
  • 2016, Proclamation from the Ohio House of Representatives
  • 2016, Proclamation from the Mayor of Akron
  • 2015, National Association of Black Journalists, Salute to Excellence Award for Digital Features, “Dealing With Dementia”
  • 2015-present, CETLA begins using my digital portfolio as an example of best practices for tenure and promotion
  • 2015, Clarion Award, Best Small Website Association for Women in Communications
  • 2014, Proclamation from the Ohio House of Representatives
  • 2014, Proclamation from the Toledo, Ohio, City Council
  • 2014, Independent Publisher Book Award for BET on Black: African-American Women Celebrate Fatherhood in the Age of Barack Obama, edited by Kenrya Rankin Naasel, Contributed “Daddy, My Brother Barack and Me.” (Memphis: Kifani Press). This book has been praised for shattering stereotypes about black men and black fathers.
  • history makers2013, Profiled for The History Makers, now based at the Library of Congress
  • 2013, AEJMC Council of Affiliates, Second Annual Industry Research Forum Award for “All the News That Fits on Tablets: An Analysis of News Consumption and Best Practices”
  • 2013, John A. Hartford/MetLife Foundation Journalism in Aging & Health Fellow
  • 2013, John Jay College Center on Media, Crime and Justice Fellow
  • 2013 National Association ofBlack Journalists, Salute to Excellence finalist, ADHD article
  • 2012 National Association of Black Journalists, Salute to Excellence finalist “Stuck in the Hospital” investigative project on long-term care of the uninsured
  • Serve as adviser of HowardUniversityNewsService.com, which was honored by Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards:
    • 2012 Best Independent Online Student Publication, nationally and for Region 2
    • Reporting, third place, Region 2
  • Serve as adviser of 101 Magazine
    • 2012 Best Student Magazine, Region 2, Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards
    • 2012 Best Profile AEJMC Student Magazine Awards
  • Serve as founder, adviser and team-teacher of TruthBeTold.news:
    • 2016 Best Independent Online Student Publication, Region 2, Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards
    • 2016 National Association of Black Journalists, Salute to Excellence Awards for Collegiate Online Features, “Is D.C. Still the Chocolate City?”
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August 10, 2018

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