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Alumni who attended the 2015 Alumni Homecoming Brunch with Dean Elayne H. Anthony on the set of Tiger TV. 


Jackson State University's School of Journalism and Media Studies has alumni presence all over the United States and abroad. Name it in the media industry and it's likely that a JSU alum is excelling in it …  television anchors, radio specialists, business communication professionals, technology managers for multimedia news outlets, magazine and print publications owners and storytellers that use multiple platforms. 

Jackson State University is proud of its alumni and the School of Journalism and Media Studies especially applauds the mass communicators that use their craft to make a difference everyday. 






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 Alumni and where they are making a difference

  • Jimmy Gates, '81, is an award winning journalist at the Jackson, MS Clarion-Ledger newspaper
  • Shannon Tatum, ’88, is the Media Manager for Student Publications at Jackson State University, where she also serves as an adjunct professor.
  • Wisdom Martin, '88, is a News Anchor at Fox 5
  • Henry Anderson, ’96, is Website Administrator at Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning in Jackson. 
  •  Fon James, '99, Book Author
  • Andrea Hatter, ’00, is the Digital Media Services Electronic Media Coordinator for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
  • Shannon Williams, ’00, is now Vice President of Editorial/ Production for The Indianapolis Recorder.
  • DeMarco Morgan, ’01, is National Correspondent for CBS News, New York.
  • Lauren-Alicia Morris, ’08, is Community Development & Outreach Coordinator for United Cerebral Palsy of North Texas.

If you are a graduate of the Jackson State University School of Journalism and Media Studies (formerly known as the Department of Mass Communications), email us at and let us know what you are doing to be added to this list. 

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