Marlon Wayans Takes a Page from Ellen’s Oscars Selfie Playbook

On Friday, one-time Howard University student Marlon Wayans stopped by campus yet again, and this time took a moment to do his own version of Ellen’s epic Oscars broadcast selfie.


Wayans has been hitting various college campuses in tandem with his traveling promotional tour for Haunted House 2. After his session at Howard, he shared the following on Facebook:

I was so impressed by the questions, the attentiveness and the intention I seen the eyes of students HU. I’m a proud Bison. #theworldisyours

Speaking of Howard University and diversity in the media, School of Communications professor Yolanda McCutchen this summer will be one of five minority journalism professors interning with a major outlet, as part of an International Center for Journalists/Knight Foundation initiative. From a Nieman Lab report:

McCutchen’s background is in broadcast news, having worked for Dateline before joining the faculty at Howard in 2009. This summer, she’ll work for The Washington Post, attached to the Post’s video team for half the summer, and she said she hopes to use the experience to demonstrate to her students that there are broadcast opportunities outside of traditional television.

Other professors participating are Morgan State University’s Jerry Bembry (USA Today), Savannah State University’s Jessica Sparks (Wall Street Journal), Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University’s Michael Douglas (Los Angeles Times) and Hampton University’s B. DaVida Plummer (CNBC).

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