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COMMENCEMENT 2014 MEDIA SNAPSHOT WASHINGTON POST “Meet Dr. Combs”

CNN Sean Combs says degree was a blessing

WASHINGTON INFORMER Combs to Howard Graduates: “Go after Your Dream”

JOHANNESBURG SUNDAY WORLD

“Puff Daddy Now Dr. Combs Thanks to Howard University”

ABC NEWS

Memorable Moments From 2014 Commencement Speeches TIMES OF INDIA Puff Daddy receives honorary doctorate from Howard University


As of May 16, the 2014 Howard University Commencement Convocation received more than 500 media placements. This includes television, radio, print, online and digital media -- locally, nationally and internationally. Please see a sampling media hits below.

PRINT AND ONLINE SOURCES THE WASHINGTON POST Music mogul Sean Combs receives honorary doctorate from Howard University Entrepreneur Sean Combs addresses Howard University¹s Class of 2014 PHOTO GALLERY: Howard University¹s Class of 2014 has its big day GRIO Diddy wows crowd in emotional commencement speech at Howard University graduation BET Howard University Reports Record of 105 Ph.D.’s ROLLING STONE Puff Daddy Receives Honorary Doctorate From Howard University BILLBOARD Sean Combs Receives Honorary Degree From Howard University VIBE 10 Quotes From Diddy’s Howard Commencement Speech Diddy’s 2014 Howard Commencement Speech Live Stream EBONY (Dr.) Diddy Delivers a Hit a Howard MSN UK Dr. P Diddy Graduates in Style WASHINGTON CITY PAPER The D.C. Commencement Speaker Matrix

E! ONLINE Sean “Diddy” Combs Receives Honorary Degree from Howard University DIVERSE ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION Howard University Awarding School Record 105 Doctoral Degrees COMPLEX MAGAZINE Diddy’s Commencement Speech at Howard University NEWSDAY Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs gives Howard University commencement address, receives honorary doctorate PHILLY.com Sean “Diddy” Combs Overcomes Criticism to Receive Honorary Doctorate DETROIT FREE PRESS Sean Combs delivers commencement speech at Howard University, receives honorary degree PITTSBURGH COURIER Take That: Diddy Receives Standing Ovation After Howard University Commencement Speech WASHINGTON INFORMER Combs to Howard Graduates: “Go after Your Dream”


DIVERSE ISSUES IN HIGHER ED Howard University Awarding School Record 105 Doctoral Degrees

PRINT AND ONLINE SOURCES cont.

BROADCAST MEDIA

GUARDIAN EXPRESS Sean Combs Received Honorary Doctorate From His Alma Mater

CNN Sean Combs says degree was a blessing

TIMES OF INDIA Puff Daddy receives honorary doctorate from Howard University JOHANNESBURG SUNDAY WORLD Puff Daddy Now Dr. Combs Thanks to Howard University PR WEB Sean Combs Encourages Howard Graduates to be Decisive and Always Remember the “Power of You” HOWARD.EDU Sean Combs Encourages Howard Graduates to be Decisive and Always Remember the “Power of You”

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Sean “Diddy” Combs Delivers Commencement Address at Howard University

NBC NATIONAL (MEET THE PRESS) Sean “Diddy” Combs Gives Commencement at Howard University ABC NATIONAL NEWS Memorable Moments From 2014 Commencement Speeches FOX 5 Sean Combs to deliver commencement at Howard U. Sean Combs delivers commencement speech at Howard NBC 4 Sean Combs Delivers Speech at Howard Univ. ABC WJLA 7 Sean Combs given honorary degree, delivers commencement speech at Howard CBS WUSA 9 Sean Combs Delivers Commencement at Howard U.

THE WASHINGTON POST

PHOTO GALLERY: Howard University¹s Class of 2014 has its big day

OTHER BROADCAST MENTIONS OF HOWARD’S COMMENCEMENT KMIR - Palm Springs, CA FOX 17 - Nashville WFXB - Myrtle Beach, SC WAFF - Huntsville, AL KETV - Omaha, NE WMTW - Portland, ME NECN - Boston NBC 7 - San Diego WAVE - Louisville, KY

NBC 5 - Chicago KPRC - Houston WAVY - Norfolk, VA KSDK - St. Louis WMTV - Madison, WI WCBD - Charleston, SC FOX 45 - Baltimore WLOX - Biloxi, MS WQAD - Davenport, IA

KOMO - Seattle, WA WALB - Albany, GA KSNW - Wichita, KS KBJR - Duluth, MN WHIZ - Zanesville, OH WSFA - Montgomery, AL WOAI - San Antonio KTBC - Austin, TX


SOCIAL MEDIA The 2014 Commencement address delivered by Sean Combs was received well by the University’s social media followers. The University’s hashtag #HUCommencement became a trending topic both in Washington D.C., and regionally on Saturday, May 10. As we have in the past, the Commencement Convocation was live-tweeted and included poignant quotes as well as engagement of our followers. We received more than 1,600 retweets. In days following the ceremony, excitement and positive press coverage were still high.

Commencement 2014 Media Snapshot  

Howard University Commencement Convocation received more than 500 media placements. This includes television, radio, print, online and digi...

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