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Distinguished alumnus and benefactor joins Norfolk State as visiting professor

Mason photoJonathan Mason, a distinguished alumnus of Norfolk State University, will join the university’s faculty this fall 2021 semester as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Mass Communications and Journalism.


A 1995 graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in News and Public Affairs with a Minor in Public Relations, Mason lettered in football, served as President of the Delta Zeta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated and the Pan Hellenic Council. He has remained committed and actively engaged at NSU and he proudly delivered the Commencement Address to the Class of 2015, where he also received an Honorary Doctorate.

The following year, Mason set up an endowment at Norfolk State University for students in the Mass Communications Program. The University presented him with the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2017, the highest honor bestowed to an outstanding graduate of the University.

Mason is an accomplished broadcast sales executive with more than a quarter century of experience. With his extensive experience in radio, he will greatly benefit Norfolk State’s mass communications and journalism students. Mr. Mason can provide practical, real-world examples in his instruction.

Mason worked in marketing at 92.3 K-ROCK, the home of Howard Stern Radio, where he was selected as the 2000 New York Infinity Broadcasting Radio Marketing Consultant of the Year. He was later promoted to retail sales manager at 1010 WINS, the most successful radio station in the former Infinity Radio Group. He moved on to become the general sales manager for 77 WABC Radio and Radio 103.9 FM in New York for eight chart breaking years. With 20 years of experience, he then stepped down and immediately formed JAM Media Solutions, a global advertising and marketing company. JAM Media Solutions purchased radio stations in the Outer Banks and Iowa, then started Philadelphia, PA’s only FM gospel station.

Mason also serves as Pastor of Northeast Baptist Church and received his Masters in Ministry from Mission Seminary in Philadelphia in 2020.

Mason recently launched a new grass roots initiative that will “Build, Bridge and Transform Millennial Leaders Progressively Forward!™” He has masterfully crafted relevant topics in a powerful Lyceum Series to trigger their imagination, harness their vision, propel their understanding with tools that provide clarity, and see them through to successful results with deliberate global leadership development and training. He has also partnered The Millennial Crossover Leadership Academy with corporations, institutions of higher learning and community organizations for intensive leadership training hosted at Camp New Joy, Incorporated, a 501c3 entity that is housed on 20 acres of land in Rustburg, Virginia. It provides service to at-risk youth from communities across the nation to show them that the equation of victory belongs to them despite hard and extenuating life circumstances.

Norfolk State now welcomes this talented philanthropist, community leader, and broadcaster to its ranks as Visiting Professor Jonathan Mason.

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