DeWayne Wickham, a columnist with USA Today and Gannett News Service

DeWayne Wickham
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"Role of Media in Public Policy Decision Making" Wickham is a distinguished professor and director of the Institute for Advanced Journalism Studies at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. His syndicated commentaries are distributed by Gannett News Service to more than 130 daily newspapers. A founding member and former president of the National Association of Black Journalists, Wickham began his journalism career in 1973. He has worked as an analyst for CBS News, a reporter for both The Evening Sun and The Sun, of Baltimore; as a Capitol Hill correspondent for U.S. News And World Report and as a contributing editor for Black Enterprise magazine. He was a Poynter Institute journalism ethics fellow in 2002. A former adjunct faculty member in the University of Maryland's College of Journalism, Wickham was a distinguished professor and scholar-in-resident at Delaware State University from January 2000 to December 2004. He holds a bachelor of science degree in journalism from the University of Maryland and a master of public administration degree from the University of Baltimore. Wickham is a co-founder of The Trotter Group and a member of the advisory board of the Newseum, the nation's first interactive museum of news. He also is a member of the board of visitors of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism.

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