Fairfax, VA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–August 15, 2005–The publishers of Black Issues In Higher Education announced today a new name for their publication, Diverse – Issues In Higher Education. This change signals a new phase in the continued evolution of this specialized publication to reach a diverse audience in higher education.
Black Issues In Higher Education has been published for more than 20 years by Cox, Matthews & Associates, Inc. of Fairfax, VA. Under the leadership of William E. Cox, President, and Frank L. Matthews, Publisher, the journal has become the leading higher education publication focused on the special interests of people of color. “Over the years, our audience has grown to include a wide spectrum of readers as we have embraced the challenging issues of diversity on college campuses. We felt the change would better reflect the direction of the publication and help our readers and advertisers fully appreciate the content covered by the magazine,” Cox said.
The first issue of the newly named publication is slated for August 25, 2005. While Diverse will continue to focus on the wide range of issues affecting African-Americans, it will also add new writers and expand its unique coverage on the broad issues of diversity on college campuses–a program that actually began five years ago.
“This is not just a name change, but a reaffirmation of our commitment to meet the needs of our entire target audience,” said Matthews. “Our readers and advertisers will benefit from our expanded focus and unique coverage of the higher education market place.”
Advertisers were informed of the change effective mid-July, and leadership groups have been consulted regarding the transition. The expanded content and new circulation efforts will reflect the publication’s broader audience. Diverse will continue the tradition of bi-weekly publishing with special reports throughout the year, focusing on issues of critical interest to higher education.
New contributing editors include Dina Horwedel, a writer, editor and attorney with a B.S. in journalism from Bowling Green University and a J.D. from Cleveland State University; Ben Winton, former editor of Native Peoples and co-author of Keeping Promises: What is Sovereignty and Other Questions About Indian Country; and Lydia Lum, a freelance writer and correspondent with Black Issues In Higher Education.
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