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By the students of MCJ300 at The University of Southern Mississippi

Southern Miss Association for Black Journalists: Honoree Lecture

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The Southern Miss Association for Black Journalists held a honoree lecture on Monday evening to honor Ms. Riva Brown-Teague commence its Heritage Week 2013. Ms. Teague is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. She also serves as a graduate teaching assistant in the School of Mass Communications and Journalism at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Teague holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and news editorial and a master’s degree in public relations from Southern Miss, where she will earn a doctorate in mass communication later this year. During her undergraduate years, she wrote an independent publication entitled ” The Unheard Word”, in which she acts as voice for African-American students. She was also the first African-American executive editor of the Student Printz.

Born in New Orleans and although reared in a small Hancock County community called Catahoula, she is an award-winning journalist and public relations professional. She has worked for the Sun Herald, Clarion Ledger and even several other stories such as Hurricane Katrina. She has also worked as an independent PR consultant and a technical writer for Northrop Grumman.

Teague has had much success over the years; however, she has various challenges along her way. In the video, she mentions some of those challenges and childhood memories of why she motivated herself. Thus, allowing her to be where she is today.


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