Sherie Winston, BJ ’80

Sherie Winston, BJ ’80 (News Editorial), a former business reporter in Washington, D.C., was a visiting professor for the Spring semester in the Global Business Journalism graduate program at Tsinghua University. Winston led a global cohort of students to create a media case study on the impact of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus on the world … Continued

Robert Georges Picard, PhD ’83

Robert Georges Picard, PhD ’83, recently published Media and Communication Policymaking: Processes, Dynamics and International Variations (Palgrave Macmillan). Picard also was awarded a doctorate honoris causa by the University of Navarra in Spain.

Shraddha Sankhe, MA ’14

Shraddha Sankhe, MA ’14, recently moved to Canada. “I am now a digital content specialist at the Canadian Institute for Health Information in Toronto. I was previously a senior communications specialist at Texas A&M University.”

Marcia Chatelain, BJ ’01

Marcia Chatelain, BJ ’01, recently published “Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America,” which tells the history of fast food’s migration from the suburbs to the inner-city after Martin Luther King’s assassination in 1968. The book, published by Liveright Publishing Corporation, tells a hidden history of race, civil rights, and the social origins of today’s … Continued

Anna (Comstock) Braunsdorf, BJ ’07

Anna (Comstock) Braunsdorf, BJ ’07, is the director of educational content at Elevate Labs, the company behind the Elevate and Balance mobile apps. Elevate is a brain-training app that won Apple’s App of the Year award and Balance is a highly-personalized meditation program.

Dan O’Brien, BJ ’77

“Rube,” a screenplay by Dan O’Brien, BJ ’77, has won the Grand Jury Prize for Outstanding Screenplay at the Film Invasion Los Angeles Festival.

Ken Wells, MA ’77

Ken Wells, MA ’77, recently published his third work of narrative non-fiction, “Gumbo Life: Tales from the Roux Bayou.” The culinary memoir from W.W. Norton and Co. is equal parts history, travelogue and biography as it chronicles the evolution and global spread of Cajun and Creole Louisiana’s favorite comfort food. Wells retired from daily journalism … Continued