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The School of Communication at the 2024 Golden Globes

School of Communication alumni are recognized with 2024 Golden Globe nominations, and a faculty expert puts his scholarly stamp on a pivotal scene in a powerhouse film


SoC Honors Convocation
5:00 PM Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, 1949 Campus Drive; 10-30 Arts Circle Drive
The SoC community is invited to attend this annual celebration of student & faculty excellence. Reception to follow awar...

Featured Event:

Join the School of Communication as Dean E. Patrick Johnson engages in dialogue with Pulitzer Prize-winning associate editor of The Washington Post, Jonathan Capehart on Monday, February 26 from 5-6:30 p.m.

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Dialogue with the Dean: Jonathan Capehart

Monday, February 26

5:00 p.m (CT)

Josephine Louis Theater,

20 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 

Free and open to the public

Register to attend in-person or online

Jonathan Capehart is a Pulitzer Prize-winning associate editor of The Washington Post. Since 2007, he has been an opinion writer at The Post. He was a member of The Post’s editorial board until 2022. He hosts the weekly Post podcast Capehart and the weekly Post Live show First Look, which is also streamed on Comcast’s Peacock streaming service.

At MSNBC, Capehart is the anchor of The Saturday Show with Jonathan Capehart and The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart. His MSNBC special A Promised Land: A Conversation with Barack Obama was nominated in 2021 for an Emmy for “Outstanding News Discussion & Analysis.” His MSNBC special Pride of the White House won a GLAAD Media Award for “Outstanding TV Journalism - Long Form” in 2022.

At PBS, Capehart serves as a political analyst on The PBS Newshour and is featured on the popular Friday segment Brooks and Capehart.

Capehart has moderated panels and conversations at the 92nd Street Y, the Connecticut Forum, Aspen Ideas Festival and for the Aspen Institute, the Center for American Progress, and at the Brussels Forum of the German Marshall Fund. Capehart was a Spring 2019 Fellow at the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service. In 2022, he received an honorary degree from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, N.Y. He received an honorary degree from his alma mater, Carleton College, in 2023. His memoir will be published by Twelve Books in January 2025.

From 2002 to 2004, Capehart was deputy editorial page editor of the New York Daily News and served on that paper’s editorial board from 1993 to 2000. In 1999, his 16-month editorial campaign to save the famed Apollo Theater earned him and the board the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing. Capehart left the Daily News in July 2000 to become the national affairs columnist at Bloomberg News and took a leave from this position in February 2001 to serve as a policy adviser to Michael Bloomberg in his first campaign for New York City mayor.

Join us on February 26 to hear more from Capehart about his award-winning work.

Dialogue Magazine

The magazine is published twice annually for alumni and friends of the School of Communication


Fall 2023

In this issue:

  • A Theatrical Legacy: How a vibrant regional theater is the realization of alumnus Bob Rechnitz's dream
  • StoryComm: A new oral history project captures the first-person accounts of School of Communication students, faculty, and alumni 
  • Student Focus: Human communication sciences major Mel McDaniel keeps her eyes wide open as she explores the diversity of her field

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