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Carlton Wade

Carlton Wade



A Hattiesburg native and USM alumnus, Carlton Wade is an instructor and internship coordinator for the School of Media & Communication. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master’s degree in mass communications.

Before academia, Wade was a beat reporter for the Hattiesburg American and the Delta Democrat Times newspapers before switching to celebrity journalism in the late 1990s. As a music reporter, he wrote for The Source magazine, as well as contributor to XXL, KING, Rap Pages, Rap Sheet and VIBE magazines. He was also freelance writer for, and, as well as public relations writer for Universal, Atlantic and Sony/Columbia Records. He teaches courses in writing, reporting and hip-hop media history.

  • MS - University of Southern Mississippi (2015)
  • BS - University of Southern Mississippi (1998)

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