Jannette Dates

Dr. Jannette L. Dates is Dean Emerita of the Howard University School of Communications, where she served as the Dean for more than 18 years, Associate Dean for five years and as a full professor in the Department of Radio, Television and Film for many years. In 2013, Dr. Dates was appointed by President Obama to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. She co-edited two books: The Obamas and Mass Media: Race, Gender, Religion & Politics with Mia Moody-Ramirez and Split Image: African Americans in the Mass Media with Bill Barlow.

Dr. Dates’ served as president of the Broadcast Education Association, as president of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, and as vice chair of the Accrediting Committee of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. She has appeared on “Booknotes with Brian Lamb” on CSPAN, “All Things Considered” on NPR, and “Our Visions” on BET among others.

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