Ph.D. - Mass Communication; University of Maryland College Park
M.A. - Journalism; University of Maryland College Park
B.A. - Mass Communication; Seton Hall University
Todd Steven Burroughs is a lifelong student of the history of Black media. He is the co-editor (with Department member Jared Ball) of A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable’s Malcolm X, published by Black Classic Press. He is also the co-author of Civil Rights: Yesterday and Today, published by Legacy Publishing/Publications International. He is writing a journalistic biography of imprisoned journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Burroughs is also a journalist with more than 25 years’ experience in mass media. He has written for magazines such as The Source, ColorLines, Black Issues Book Review and The Crisis, websites such as AOLBlackVoices (now HuffPost Black Voices), newspapers such as The New York Amsterdam News and The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger, and for wire services such as The NNPA News Service, Capital News Service (of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism) and the Knight-Ridder Wire. He is a former National Correspondent and News Editor of the NNPA News Service (nnpa.org; BlackPressUSA.com). His media criticism column, "Drums In The Global Village," was syndicated to about 200 Black newspapers for much of the 1990s. He began his career as a correspondent for The New Jersey edition of The Afro-American in 1985.