Listee Features — Communications

SUSAN HEILMANN MILLER

Interested in newspaper journalism since high school, Susan Miller began by working for her community papers. Ultimately, she spent more than 40 years in the field. During this time, Dr. Miller made an international name for herself as being the first person to discover and document the gap in women’s readership of U.S. newspapers. The papers were losing female readers more rapidly than men, and this trend was discovered in many other countries as well. She became an international authority on increasing women’s readership, speaking widely and contributing numerous articles to professional journals. Dr. Miller earned a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University in 1966, a Master of Science from Columbia University in 1969, and a PhD from Stanford University

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CLARA MCLAUGHLIN

Determined to make a difference, Clara McLaughlin has made it her mission to give a voice to the voiceless. She started her communications journey in high school, where she created the first student newsletter and developed an interest in writing and media. After spending a few years in the Navy, Ms. McLaughlin joined the Howard University community as both an employee and a student. Her positions in the dean’s office and the public relations office paved the way for her success at the school. Notably, she was instrumental in initiating the journalism major and the National Black Communications Society at Howard University, and was recognized for outstanding work as the co-editor and editor-in-chief of the Bison Yearbook. Under Ms. McLaughlin’s

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KATHLEEN DAKOTA PARKER

Noted as one of the first female journalists on TV in North Dakota, Kathleen Dakota Parker is proud to have earned the trust of her communities, both personally and on a larger screen. She started as a writer for the Associated Press in 1973, and continued on to become a journalist with CBS Network News, a reporter and anchorwoman for Station KFMB-TV, the president of Pacific Communications, the owner and operator of Station KOWL-AM, Inc., and the co-founder of Parker Communications/Parker Pacific. Ms. Parker also garnered experience as the owner and operator of Stations KIKI-AM and KAMI-FM through Island Communications and iHeartMedia, Inc., the owner and operator of the Station KIKI Licensing Corporation in Japan, and the owner and operator

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TINA A. HOBSON

Although Tina A. Hobson’s interest in communications began as a hobby, it has blossomed into a full-time career. She is currently thriving as a best-selling author and radio show host, known for being a strong voice in the fight for female strength, power, and unity. ​ Ms. Hobson is a semi-retired licensed social worker with the state of Ohio. Social work has been her passion for the past 25 years, but, after attending a woman’s conference, she felt a strong motivation to keep the momentum going. Thus, she founded the I Am a Superwomen Radio Network LLC with the goal of inspiring women to become as empowered as she is. Ms. Hobson broadcasts her podcasts weekly via Blog Talk Radio

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