Clint C. Wilson II, is faculty adviser for BlackCollegeView.com , the online news website produced by the Department of Journalism at Howard University.
Dr. Wilson is Professor of Journalism in the John H. Johnson School of Communications and Graduate Professor in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Howard. He is also Director of the Black Press Institute, a joint project of the National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation and Howard University.
He is a journalist and author in addition to being an educator and scholar. In 1999 he was awarded the prestigious Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism from the University of Missouri, which houses the world’s oldest journalism school. Previous honorees include Sir Winston Churchill, CBS newsman Walter Cronkite, PBS journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault and NBC national news anchor Tom Brokaw.
Wilson has authored or co-authored five books including "Racism, Sexism and the Media: The Rise of Class Communication in Multicultural America." The Society of Professional Journalists honored the book with its 2003 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Excellence in Journalism Research. In the millennium year 2000, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly cited his book “A History of the Black Press” (which completed the unfinished work of the late journalism historian Dr. Armistead S. Pride) as among the 35 “most significant books of the 20th century.”
As a journalism professional, Dr. Wilson has written for various news media organizations including the Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, Pasadena Star-News, St. Petersburg Times and the Los Angeles Sentinel. His career at Howard University has included service as Associate Dean of the School of Communications and Chair of the Department of Journalism.