Dr. Milbert O. Brown, Jr. is a remarkable storyteller. During his three-decade career, he has captured the historical and cultural tapestry of communities, and people using his gifts as an artist, photojournalist and writer. Brown has combined his talents in producing independent educational and creative projects as the principal consultant of Brown Media Consulting.
One of his consulting contracts includes serving as the Editor of The Oracle Magazine, the official international membership publication for Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. Brown manages the editorial content from contributing writers, district directors of public relations, and photographers worldwide.
As an educator, Dr. Brown is an assistant professor at Howard University’s School of Communications, where he teaches courses in visual journalism. Professor Brown also teaches design, multimedia and reporting courses to a large population of international students at Washington Adventist University as a communications instructor. As the Academic Representative for the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), Dr. Brown is a member of NABJ's national board of directors.
Earlier in Brown’s distinguished career, he worked as a photojournalist and or picture editor at some of the nation's top newspapers including the Boston Globe and the Chicago Tribune. While at the Tribune, he shared journalism's highest honor-- the Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for Explanatory Reporting as a contributing staff member in 2001. He also worked for several informational agencies as a public affairs writer.
Brown gained international reporting experience during his coverage of South Africa’s free election, and the inauguration of Nelson Mandela. Later, he was one of six U.S. journalists selected by a special National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and United Nations joint committee to cover Liberia's elections as a United Nations Overseas Reporting Fellow. In 2015, Brown was also the recipient of an International Center For Journalists (ICFJ) Faculty Fellowship. As a fellow, Brown observed the online newsroom operations of BuzzFeed, ProPublica, and WNYC Radio, also producing multimedia projects in New York City.
The Indiana native graduated from Morgan State University with a doctorate degree in Higher Education Leadership. Dr. Brown also earned the Master of Arts degree from Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication and a B.S. in journalism from Ball State University. Some of his research interest includes contemporary social documentary imagery, educational success outcomes for Black Males, and journalism convergence in the digital media age.