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Communications educator

Jay Terrence Harris, American communications educator. Past member board advisors School Journalism University Missouri; Member American Society Newspaper Editors (chairman readership and research committee), Women in Communication, National Association Black Journalists, Omega Psi Phi.

Background

Harris, Jay Terrence was born on December 3, 1948 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Richard James and Margaret Estelle (Burr) Harris.

Education

Bachelor, Lincoln University, 1970. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Lincoln University, 1988.

Career

Reporter Wilmington (Delaware) News-Journal, 1970-1973, special project editor, 1974-1975. Instructor journalism and urban affairs Medill School Journalism, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1973-1975, assistant professor, 1975-1982, assistant dean, 1977-1982. National correspondent Gannett News Service, Washington, 1982-1984, columnist Gannet newspapers and United States of America Today, 1984-1985.

Executive editor Philadelphia Daily News, 1985—1988. Vice president Philadelphia Newspapers, Inc., 1987—1994. Chairman, public San Jose Mercury News, 1995—2001.

Annenberg professor journalism & communications Annenberg School for Communications, University of Southern California, since 2001. Assistant director Frank E. Gannett Urban Journalism Center, Northwestern University, 1977-1982. Founder, executive director Consortium for Advancement of Minorities in Journalism Education, Evanston, 1978-1981.

Director Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, Princeton, New Jersey, since 1980. Board visitors John S. Knight Professional Journalism Fellowships, Palo Alto, California, since 1982. Head Minorities and Communication Division Association for Education in Journalism, 1982-1983.

Journalist in residence Notre Dame, 2002-2003. Board member Deep River Associates, since 2002.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (annual census) Minority Employment in Daily Newspapers, 1978-1982. Co-author series articles on drug trafficking in Wilmington, 1972 (Public Service awards Associated Press Managing Editors Association 1972, Greater Philadelphia chapter Sigma Delta Chi 1973).

Membership

Past member board advisors School Journalism University Missouri. Member American Society Newspaper Editors (chairman readership and research committee), Women in Communication, National Association Black Journalists, Omega Psi Phi.

Connections

Married Eliza Melinda Dowell, June 14, 1969 (divorced). 1 child, Taifa Akida. Married Anna Christine Harris, October 25, 1980.

Children: Jamarah Kai, Shala Marie.

father:
Richard James Harris

mother:
Margaret Estelle (Burr) Harris

spouses:
Anna Christine Harris

Eliza Melinda Dowell

children:
Shala Marie Harris

Taifa Akida Harris

Jamarah Kai Harris