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Frank W. and Sue Mayborn

School of Journalism

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Cornelius 'Neil' Foote Jr.


Neil Foote currently teaches classes in multimedia storytelling, business journalism, media entrepreneurship and media management. He is co-director of the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. He also is a contributor to the textbook, Race, Gender, Class, and Media: Studying Mass Communication and Multiculturalism (Kendal Hunt Publisher 2017). Foote has worked at The Miami Herald, The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, the Belo Corporation, the Tom Joyner Morning Show and the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

Foote also runs Foote Communications, a public relations and media strategy firm. He launched Tom Joyner’s BlackAmericaWeb.com and developed and directed the public relations for the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show, and the Tom Joyner Foundation. Foote is chairman of the National Kidney Foundation Serving North Texas, president of the National Black Public Relations Society, Inc., a Life Trustee at The Lamplighter School. Foote has B.A. from Wesleyan University holds a Masters in Journalism from Northwestern University and an M.B.A from Southern Methodist University.

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