Thursday, May 12, 2011

Journalism 443 Final Exam- Ndukaku Okereke (Bin Laden story)

Terrorist group leader dead in standoff
By Uba Okereke

Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was killed Sunday last week by Navy SEALs at his compound three hours outside of Islamabad, Pakistan, CNN reports.

The 40 minute raid closes an important chapter in the hunt for Bin Laden since the war on terror was declared in 2003. Minutes after the news of the death hundreds of Americans crowded the streets of Washington, D.C.

“When I first heard that Bin Laden was killed naturally I thought it was political propaganda,” said SGA President-elect Shekira Dennis. “I did not genuinely believe that he was dead.

President Obama addressed the nation in a brief press conference to give the breakdown of the mission to kill Bin Laden. He also urged many Americans abroad to not congregate in mass gatherings due to safety concerns and that all airports are on medium to high alert.

Many people questioned the death of Bin Laden since there weren’t any immediate photos that displayed the deceased Bin Laden.

“I thought that it was some governmental scheme to get the American people to believe we had some type of breakthrough and been somewhat productive, “Dennis said.

Obama stated in his press conference that a DNA test was given that confirmed that the deceased was in fact Osama Bin Laden.

According to CNN, many al-Qaeda affiliates have published effusive tributes to their leader and have vowed to avenge his death.

Osama Bin Laden was the man responsible for terrorist attacks in east Africa in 1998, the USS Cole in 2000 and the attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


                        Texas Southern University                                      Houston, TX
                                Candidate for Bachelor of Arts in Communications   May 2011
                             Major: Journalism   Minor: Accounting                      
Texas Southern University Herald (Newspaper) – Houston, TX     Aug. 2008 – Present
Sports Editor
·         Covered all Texas Southern University athletic events
·         Conducted interviews with players, coaches and front office personnel
·         Increased readership by 20% for the 2010-2011 school year
·         Social Media Correspondent for the 25th Annual HABJ Awards Dinner

Houston Community News (Newspaper) – Houston, TX                Jan.2010 –May 2010
Contributing writer
·         Covered sports and social events around the Houston area
·         Researched information for stories and blogs
·         Received recognition for daily contributions to the newspaper

Regal Magazine (Internship) – Houston, TX                                         Jan. 2011-Present
·         Wrote sports stories on teams from various HBCU campuses
·         Helped the editor with all stories dealing with the Black Community
·         Covered the 2011 SWAC Basketball  Tournament
·         Interviewed Dr. Cornel West and  Minister Louis Farrakhan at Howard University

                        Texas Southern University Student Government Association (TSUSGA) –Senator
Texas Southern University Association of Black Journalists (TSUABJ) Member
Texas Southern University NAACP Unit #6864 (Houston,TX) Political Action Chair
National Association of Black Journalists- Member

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