JOSEPH CLYDE HUGHES, JR.
July 2007-September 2012 Purdue University
Writer/Editor, Creative Services (since May 2009)
Communications and marketing specialist, covering
Education, Science (non-research), Provost,
Discovery Learning Center, Graduate School, Vice
President Ethics and Compliance, Black Cultural
Center, Latino Cultural Center, Engineering.
November 1989-July 2007 The Blade, Toledo, Ohio
Urban Affairs reporter, secondary coverage police, U.S. District and state courts, public policy1998-2007; Sports writer 1991-1998 (Covering Bowling Green State University, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Toledo Mud Hens, Mid-American Conference, high schools, including state championships in three
different sports and creating girls basketball poll);
General assignments reporter, 1989-1991.
May 1983-November 1989 The Beaumont (Texas) Enterprise
Federal courts reporter, 1988-89; Hardin County reporter, 1986-88; Orange County reporter, 1985-86; Police reporter, 1984-1985; Sports writer, 1983-1984.
Spring, 2010, Mass Media Ethics, Purdue University Communication Department
Spring, 2009, Intro to Mass Media Writer, Purdue University Communication
Spring, 2006: Mini-course, "Coverage of Minorities in the Media," Bowling Green State
1995-1997: Semester-long course, "Society and African-American Athletes," Ethnic
Studies Department, Bowling Green State University.
May 1984, Bachelor’s degree Communication, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas
2007, Association for Women in Communication Crystal Award, 1st place with Christina
Hall, single news story, "Shooting Death of Detective Keith Dressel."
2004, National Association of Black Journalists, 3rd place, Daily News, “Benton Harbor
2001, Ohio Associated Press, 3rd place, breaking news, “Lonz Winery collapse.”
1999, National Association of Black Journalists, 1st place, commentary, “Jasper, Texas
1999, Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, 1st place team, medical science, “John
Glenn Return to Space.”
2011 Toastmasters International, Area Champion, International Speech Contest
Toastmasters International, Division Champion, International Speech Contest
2009 Toastmasters International, Area Champion, Humorous Speech Contest
Toastmasters International, Division Champion, Humorous Speech Contest
1993-1997 National Association of Black Journalists Board of Directors
April, 2000 Fellow, Poynter Institute, School of Journalism
2000-2004 Bowling Green State University Publications board of directors
1990 Founder, Northwest Ohio Black Media Association
National Association of Black Journalists; Society of Professional Journalists; Advisory board member and local editor, OurTown.com, LLC; former member, Publications Board, Bowling Green State University. Lafayette/West Lafayette NAACP; Lafayette Diversity Roundtable. Toastmasters International, Club No. 1127. Staff advisor, Purdue NAACP student chapter.
SAMPLING OF PAST FREELANCE ASSIGNMENTS
Chicago Sun-Times, Dallas Morning News, BlackAmericaWeb.com, D3Football.com, Newport News Daily Press, BET Weekend magazine, Booth Newspapers, Olympian magazine, Newsweek magazine, Buffalo News, Charlotte Observer, Durham (N.C.) Herald-Sun, Indianapolis Star, Louisville Courier-Journal, Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk), Ottawa (Ontario) Citizen, Providence Journal, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Syracuse Post-Standard, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Ind.), Corpus Christi (Texas) Caller-Times; Greeley (Colo.) Tribune, Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.)