I am Jonathan Michael Davis, senior print journalism major, sports administration minor in the Howard University John H. Johnson School of Communications from Hempstead, N.Y. on Long Island. I am a writer who wants to be a sports journalist, who can cover NBA, NFL contest or any sport that I am asked to do.
My collegiate career has taken me from Nassau Community College (NCC) to Howard University. As a freshmen and sophomore at Nassau Community College, I majored in Media and was involved with a student organization called Haraya and I ran Cross-Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field.
In my sophomore year at Nassau, I was a staff writer for the student newspaper The Vignette. My responsibilities included covering the NCC Lions Cross-Country and Spring Track and Field teams.
One of my most memorable articles that I had published was the coverage of NCC’s Men’s victory and the Women’s 3rd place finish at the Northeast District Championships at Luzerne, PA. The importance of this coverage was that it was the team’s first title win in quite sometime.
Upon graduation from Nassau in May 2002 with my Associates in Media, I attended Howard University Fall of 2002.
During my time here at Howard, I have served as a contributing writer for the campus and sports sections for the award winning (Princeton Review) student newspaper, The Hilltop
At The Hilltop, my stories included a preview article of the 2003-2004 NBA season, a preview of Super Bowl XXXVIII between the Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots, the 2004 NBA All-Star Weekend and the 2004 NBA Playoffs. Additionally, I had three articles published profiling senior cornerback Ronald Bartell, Jr. of the HU Bison Football team, sophomore wide receiver Jarahn Williams and new HU wide receiver coach and former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Alvin Harper. Harper was an integral part of two of the Cowboys Super Bowl teams in the early 1990’s.
I have also had stories published in the Campus Section of the Hilltop which included the John H. Johnson School of Communication’s 30th Anniversary Gala, where Earvin Magic Johnson was honored for his excellence in with his company of Magic Johnson Enterprises. I also had a story published on Howard University being ranked 90th among colleges and universities in the country, by the U.S. News and World Reports.
I currently serve as the editor/writer for the leadership section of the Howard University Student Association’s Newsletter ReDefined. I also am a radio personality for Howard’s student radio station WHBC 830 AM Channel 51. Currently I am the host of The Saturday Mid-Day Morning Show (airs on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.).
I have also had the opportunity to intern for the Rainbow Push coalition of Rev. Jesse Jackson. In the summer of 2004, I intern in their sports department in New York City, where I researched and compiled a list of potential sponsors for The Rainbow Push Sports Conference, “A YEAR OF CRITICAL CHOICES FOR INCLUSION AND GROWTH” in Chicago, IL. My other responsibilities included disseminating pertinent information to potential sponsors about hotel reservations and conference venues.
What separates me from other writers is that I have had stories published that test the ability to think outside of the box. That allowed me to come up with two stories, which were published in The Hilltop which reported on the viewpoint of the Bison Football Team about the controversial ESPN Original Series “Playmakers” and a feature article in which the Football team discussed what was their most memorable NFL game watched on Thanksgiving Day.