Three industry leaders will headline High Point University’s “Communication Week,” April 8 – 15. They are: Daniel Grossman, Pulitzer Center journalist on global warming; Dr. Jack Shaheen, Hollywood consultant on Arab portrayals, international author and award winning media critic; and High Point native David Neal, 34-time Emmy award-winning producer and Fox’s World Cup Coordinator. All three events are free and open to the public.
The schedule is as follows:
- April 8: Grossman will announce the High Point University student chosen for a Pulitzer Center stipend. The stipend will allow one of HPU’s students to work with the Pulitzer Center on an international reporting project. Grossman will hold a Q&A session with students after that presentation. The presentation will be held in Phillips 120 from 7 to 9 p.m.
- April 10: Shaheen is a former CBS news consultant on Middle East Affairs, and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, GMA, 48 Hours and The Today Show. He will screen his documentary, “Reel Bad Arabs,” which explores degrading images of Arabs while offering insight to these stereotypes, their development throughout United States history and why it matters so much today. Dr. Shaheen will hold a Q&A session following the screening. The screening will be held in the UC Cinema from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
- April 11: Neal, a High Point native, will discuss his successful career as one of the most decorated figures of sports television. He was recently named chairman of the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication Advisory Board. The presentation will be held in Phillips 120 from 7 to 9 p.m.
“This week is about showcasing some of the best work in the communications field, from journalism to entertainment,” says Neal. “I’m excited to share my 30 years of knowledge and experience with the students at HPU.
“Communication Week” is hosted by HPU’s Nido R. Qubein School of Communication. The week will also feature a video game tournament, the School of Communication’s awards banquet, the “River Run Film Festival” and the “First Amendment Free Lunch,” which forces students to think about all the freedoms the first amendment provides by taking them away.