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FAMU SJGC Featured in Tallahassee Magazine

Heather Johnson
Heather Johnson

In February, Florida A&M University’s School of Journalism & Graphic Communication (FAMU SJGC) and its students were prominently featured in the printed and online editions of Tallahassee Magazine.

Five students, some of whom are now alumni, contributed to the magazine by drafting articles that not only highlighted their journalistic skills, but also featured content that centered on their unique areas of interest.

Their writings included stories questioning the inflated costs of lodging in Tallahassee during peak athletic events as well as the city’s unique cultural activities and attractions.

“Their stories are well researched, reported and written, and I thank these fabulous five for their contributions,” wrote Steve Bornhart, executive editor for Rowland Publishing, in his article praising the students and FAMU SJGC adjunct instructor Patricia MacEnulty, Ph.D., who teaches magazine article writing.

SJGC students must take MacEnulty’s class as part of their requirements to graduate, and according to the instructor, the students enthusiasm is displayed in their professionalism and high-quality journalism skills.

“They were eager and willing to learn a new style of writing. In this class, we gave them the opportunity to meet with professionals in the magazine publishing business,” she said. “I’m especially grateful to Steve Bornhoft, executive editor at Rowland Publishing, for coming to the class to inspire the students and then providing some of them with an opportunity to see their articles in a publication of Tallahassee Magazine’s caliber.”  

Founded in 1982, FAMU SJGC has long been established to be among the top journalism and communications programs at an Historically Black College or University (HBCU), and it is the first HBCU program of its kind to become nationally accredited. The school’s many achievements, evidenced by the groundbreaking successes of alumni, such as Kimberly Godwin, the first Black woman to lead a major broadcast news network, Pam Oliver, and Roy Wood, Jr., is regarded as one of the University’s signature programs.

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Click the links below to read the Tallahassee Magazine articles written by FAMU SJGC students.

Thank you, FAMU.

Steve Bornhoft, executive editor for Rowland Publishing, praises FAMU SJGC students’ capabilities as emerging journalists.

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