Meet the man who defied skeptics to build a journalism school at Morgan State University in record time
The photo accompanied DeWayne Wickham’s last column at USA Today. He sits next to President Barack Obama around a large table in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. Presidential aide Valerie Jarrett is there too, as well as other Black journalists. Obama listens as Wickham speaks. The image is a snapshot of the journalism prestige Wickham has gained in 40-plus years in the business.