Congratulations to the 2016 NABJ-Columbia Journalism School Student Fellowship Recipients
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Posted by: Aprill Turner
WASHINGTON (June 2, 2016) --
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) has selected five recipients for the 2016 NABJ-Columbia Journalism School Student Fellowship, a grant to help offset costs associated with attending the joint 2016 NABJ/NAHJ convention in Washington, D.C., August 3-7. The awardees were selected from 135 applicants.
"NABJ is excited to partner with the Columbia Journalism School to make this opportunity available for our student members. This type of support is invaluable. Our annual convention and career fair is an invaluable experience for student members to network and to find job opportunities. The grant will make it possible for five more young members to have access to the convention experience," said Sarah Glover, NABJ President.
NABJ congratulates the 2016 recipients:
Allana Barefield, 20, attends Xavier University in Louisiana, where her major is Mass Communication (Multimedia Journalism). She will be graduating in 2019. This summer, Barefield was selected as a reporting intern at The Courier-Journal, where she is covering local and regional stories in Louisville, Kentucky, and around the state. She also participated in NABJ's high school J-Shop program in 2014 and 2015. Her aspirations are to be a multimedia reporter after graduation.
Mahlia Posey, 24, is a first-year graduate student at the University of California at Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, with a concentration in multimedia and long-form storytelling. She majored in Film and English at Howard University in Washington, D.C. She is an award-winning multimedia journalist with a record of producing great stories and a hunger to discover and inform. She believes the combination of data visualizations, audio, photos, video and print can tell a more compelling story when used correctly.
Taylor Tiamoyo Harris
Taylor Tiamoyo Harris, 22, is a 2016 graduate of Howard University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, with a minor in Sports Administration. She is seeking job and internship opportunities as well as looking to pursue her Masters in Journalism, concentrating in Public Affairs and Investigative Journalism, at American University. This summer she is a part of the first class of ProPublica's Data Institute. While at Howard, Taylor served as Editor-in-Chief of her college newspaper, The Hilltop. She also interned at the Dallas Morning News, The Washington Post, the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Army, the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University and various other organizations and companies while at Howard. In 2015, she was also chosen as an Online News Association HBCU Media Fellow and received the Investigative Reporters and Editors' Knight fellowship.
Luqman Adeniyi, 22, is a recent graduate of the School of Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin. He is a passionate multimedia journalist aiming to work as a network television producer or as an online video producer. Has interned at the Associated Press in New York, The Texas Tribune and KXAN-TV, the NBC affiliate in Austin. He served as the news director of Texas Student Television and was vice president of NABJ's UT chapter.
Kemi Thomas, 22, is a recent graduate of the University of Florida, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Telecommunications. While at UF, she served as a staff writer for The Independent Florida Alligator, the largest student-run newspaper in the United States. She has three years of experience working at various jobs in broadcast news, and is currently an associate producer at WCJB TV-20.
About The National Association of Black Journalists:
An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation, and provides career development as well as educational and other support to its members worldwide.