WKYanick Rice Lamb
Chair and associate professor, Department of Media, Journalism and Film, Howard University
Yanick Rice Lamb's mission is to give voice to the voiceless and share the gift of knowledge through the written word. An award-winning journalist and author, Yanick shares her expertise at Howard University, where she is an associate professor and interim assistant chair of the new Department of Media, Journalism and Film. She teaches multimedia reporting, interactive editing and magazine writing. She is also adviser to 101 Magazine and the Howard University News Service. Her research focuses on the impact of social media and technology, media management and diversity in coverage.
In addition to teaching, Yanick is a media consultant, Digitally Speaking columnist for __Howard Magazine and co-founder of FierceforBlackWomen.com and Fully-Connected.com. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Essence, Parenting, Ebony, the History Channel Magazine, BlackAmericaWeb.com and thegrio.com, part of MSNBC. Through an Association of Health Care Journalists fellowship, she spent a year investigating long-term care of the uninsured for the article “Stuck in the Hospital.” She is also the John A. Hartford/MetLife Foundation Journalism in Aging & Health Fellow.
She spent a decade at the New York Times as assistant style editor, deputy home and living editor, assistant editor of Connecticut Weekly, metropolitan copy editor and layout editor on the news desk. She was also senior editor at Child magazine, copy editor at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reporter at the Toledo Blade, editor-at-large at Essence magazine and contributing editor for Emerge. Her clients at Miyan Communications Group have included The Magazine Group, BET, Essence, Heart & Soul, Afro-American Newspapers, the Fort Greene News, and authors Cheryl Martin and the late Ron Walters.