Journalist & Communications Strategist 

- Leslie D. Rose 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
21 years Journalism, 7 years Editorial 
11 years Public Relations
9 years Marketing
16 years Performance Poetry
13 years Photography
10 years Teaching / Teaching Artist 

EDUCATION

Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans

Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communication, May 2005


MEMBERSHIPS

National Association of Black Journalists


Washington Association of Black Journalists


The Communications Network


Xavier University Alumni Association, DMV Chapter  


National Coalition of 100 Black Women

Metropolitan Baton Rouge Chapter, Public Relations Committee (2018-2020)

Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Chapter, Public Relations and Economic Empowerment committees (2020- Present)  


Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc. 

Charter Vice-President, Eta Chapter, New Orleans – 2004-2005


Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (past)


The Public Relations Society of America, National Capital Chapter (past)



AWARDS & SPECIAL RECOGNITION

35th Annual Educational Advertising Awards, Bronze, Integrated Marketing Campaign, February 2020 


35th Annual Educational Advertising Awards, Bronze, Special Video, February 2020 


2016 Best Feature Story, 2nd Place, Division 6, Louisiana Press Association Better Newspaper Awards, June 2017 (writer)


2015 Best Overall Sports section, Division 4 – Weekly Citizen, Louisiana Press Association Awards, June 2016 (editor)


2015 Best Publication, Advertising, Division 4 - Paint it All Pink, Louisiana Press Association Awards, June 2016 (editor)


Xavier University 40 Under 40 Young Alumni Award Class, November 2015


Sue Weinstein Excellence in Volunteerism, May 2015


SELECT PUBLICATIONS


ACADEMIC

Rose, Leslie D. "Criminal Minded." St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture, edited by Thomas Riggs, St. James Press, 2018, pp. 99-101.

 

Rose, Leslie D. "Native Tongues." St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture, edited by Thomas Riggs, St. James Press, 2018, pp. 311-314. 


Rose, Leslie D. "The Northeast." St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture, edited by Thomas Riggs, St. James Press, 2018, pp. 329-333. 

 

Rose, Leslie D. "Rap as Marketing, Advertising, and Branding." St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture, edited by Thomas Riggs, St. James Press, 2018, pp. 383-387

POETRY

The Newsroom, Next Left Press, Nov. 2015


“Needles,” co-written by William Brian Sain, All Def Poetry, Dec. 17, 2014


Various, Indiefeed: Performance Poetry, Episodes 1189, 1272, 1332, 1403, 1492, 1539, and 1594, June 2013 – Jan. 2016


“Conversations with my drunken brother,” Passages North, April 12, 2012