Charles Whitaker to Lead the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University

On July 1, Charles Whitaker will become interim dean of the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University in Illinois.

Professor Whitaker holds the Helen Gurley Brown Magazine Chair and is the associate dean of journalism at the Medill School. He joined the faculty at the journalism school in 1993. Before joining the faculty at Northwestern University, Whitaker was a senior editor at Ebony magazine. Earlier, he was a reporter at the Miami Herald and the Louisville Times.

Professor Whitaker teaches classes in news writing, magazine writing, magazine editing, and blogging. He also teaches in the university’s School of Professional Studies and at the High School Journalism Institute.

A co-author of the textbook Magazine Writing (Routledge, 2014), Professor Whitaker holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northwestern University.

Related Articles

1 COMMENT

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Five Black Leaders Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@jbhe.com.

Protests of a Different Color: HBCUs and the Student Protest Movements Against the War in the Middle East

Student protests concerning the Israel-Hamas war have been commonplace on the campuses of elite predominantly White colleges and universities. While not receiving a lot of publicity, HBCU students have not sat on the sidelines of the protest movement.

Higher Education Gifts or Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view.

Featured Jobs