The 27-member board was assembled by Brett Pulley, the new dean of HU’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications. He began in January and worked on creating a board immediately, he said.
Members include James Murdoch, deputy COO of News Corp., Robert Christie, senior vice president at the New York Times, David Rhodes, president of CBS News and Joe Lockhart, vice president of global communications at Facebook.
The board will help guide HU’s 400-student journalism school as traditional media shifts to a digital landscape, Pulley said. The school opened in 2002 and is celebrating its 10th anniversary in October.
“We have to teach the fundamentals of the profession here, but going forward we also have to have a much broader perspective of the entire world of digital content and distribution,” he said.
Having big names on the advisory board will put HU’s journalism school on the radar of some of the most important people in the industry, he added.
For example, board member Subhash Chandra is found and chairman of Essel Group, one of India’s biggest media companies.
The board will give students opportunities for internships, jobs and guidance as the media industry continues to change, Pulley said.
Here's a complete list of advisory board members:
Tim Armstrong, CEO of AOL Corp.
Richard Boehne, president and CEO of E.W. Scripps Co.
Subhash Chandra, founder and chairman, Essel Group
Robert Christie, senior vice president of corporate communications, New York Times
Barbara Ciara, anchor and managing editor, WTKRNewsChannel 3
Ed Dandridge, CEO, National Association of Investment Companies
Michael Days, managing editor, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Pat Ford, global vice chairman, Burson-Marsteller
Simon Gillham, senior executive vice president of communications,Vivendi Corp.
Michelle Hord-White, vice president of talent development & pipeline programs, NBC Universal
Kim L. Hunter, president/CEO of Lagrant Communications
Sheila Johnson, co-founder of Black Entertainment TV and CEO of Salamander Hospitality
Rob King, senior vice president editor-in-chief; ESPN Digital Media
Joe Lockhart – vice president of global communications, Facebook
Phyllis McGrady, senior vice president of creative development, ABC News
Michelle Miller, correspondent, CBS News
Zenia Mucha, executive vice president, chief communications officer, Walt Disney Co.
James Murdoch, deputy COO, News Corp.
Norman Pearlstine, chief content officer, Bloomberg L.P
Mike PhilippsÖ, president and CEOScripps Howard Foundation
David Rhodes, president, CBS News
Desiree Rogers, CEO, Johnson Publishing Co.
Paul Steiger, CEO and president, ProPublica
Jim Wiatt, strategic advisor to AOL
Michael Wolf, founder and managing director, Activate