Cornelius “Neil” Foote (MSJ84) was inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame, selected by the board and his peers, as a part of the 2021 class of Inductees. Foote is one of eight inductees to receive the prestigious honor.
Since graduating with a master’s degree from Medill, Foote’s career has spanned all corners of the world of journalism and public relations. Foote’s expertise ranges from his time as a journalist with The Miami Herald and Washington Post to teaching at University of North Texas to serving as principal for the integrated communications, marketing and public relations firm Foote Communications LLC. He has also contributed to promoting inclusivity within publications and spearheaded digital strategy and new media efforts. Foote currently serves as the president of the National Black Public Relations Society.