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Congratulations to these NABJ members on reaching new heights in their careers. We wish you continued success!
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 Issue: April 17, 2017

GEORGIA RADIO HALL OF FAME

Former NABJ President Condace Pressley was inducted into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame. She is a 30-year veteran of WSB radio, and is the fourth black woman inducted into the Hall of Fame, which has just 93 inductees. Pressley is the manager of program operations and community affairs, as wella morning anchor at Kiss 104.1


NEW ROLES

Former NABJ President Herbert Lowe and member Mira Lowe have accepted positions at the University of Florida. Mira Lowe has been named director of the Innovation News Center, the University of Florida's award-winning multimedia newsroom. Herbert Lowe will start as a journalism lecturer and director of the Summer Media Institute in June.

ROSALYNN CARTER FELLOWSHIP FOR MENTAL HEALTH JOURNALISM

Marissa Evans was named a Rosalynn Carter Fellow. Evans was selected from more than 90 applicants for the program, which provides stipends for journalists to report on mental health topics.
 
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE

Gerald Jordan, associate professor of journalism at the University of Arkansas, received the Arkansas Press Association's Distinguished Service Award at the association's annual SuperConvention. The award was established in 1985 to honor a person who has made significant contributions to the newspaper industry.
 
Dr. Sherri Williams
A 'FIERCE' HONOR

Congratulations to Dr. Sherri Williams, a past chapter president in Columbus, Ohio and Jackson, Miss. She was named one of NBC BLK's "Eight Fierce Black Feminists You Need to Know." Williams was described as "a voice for Black women and the way they are portrayed in in the media. She takes on television, movies and the music industry about the way they shape the images of women." Read more



NIEMAN FOUNDATION AWARD

Member Lewis Diuguidreceived the Nieman Foundation's Louis M. Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism. This award included a Knight Visiting Fellowship at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, where he explored ways in which media companies could develop news, information, educational and gaming apps to comprehensively connect families from preschoolers to adults through newspapers. Diuguid was invited back to Harvard University in March to lecture on diversity at the Georges Conference on College Journalism, which included students from 19 colleges and universities.


 
LOUISIANIAN OF THE YEAR

L. Kasimu Harris has been named as a Louisianian of the Year by Louisiana Life magazine for his contributions to arts and culture. He is among eight recipients of the honor. Harris an editor at the magazine and he is also the assistant director of communication at Dillard University.
 
Sierra Fox
FIRST ON-AIR JOB

Sierra Fox, a 2016 graduate of Campbell University, is now a bureau reporter at WHAG in Winchester, Va.
 
NEW ROLE

Congrats to member Ebony Reed, who has been named
Director of Innovation & Futures Lab at the Reynolds Journalism Institute. The Futures Lab conducts research, shares insights and develops new tools and strategies to strengthen journalism.

NBC UNIVERSAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Jeff Johnson is now a producer at MSNBC in New York and wasselected to participate in NBC Universal's 2017 "EMERGE" News Leadership Development program. This program selects a dozen people across the nation to participate in the program, which focuses on professional development, business acumen and networking.
NY STATE BROADCASTERS HALL OF FAME

The New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame selected NBC 4 New York / WNBC Chief Meteorologist Janice Huff for its Class of 2016. Huff joins NBC 4 New York anchor Chuck Scarborough and Senior Correspondent Gabe Pressman as recipients of this honor.


TOP NEWS EXECUTIVE

Sandra M. Clark is now the vice president for news and civic dialogue at WHYY, the main PBS and NPR affiliate in the Philadelphia area. Clark joined WHYY from the Philadelphia Inquirer



JOINING THE RANKS AT NEWSDAY

Khristopher J. Brooks has joined Newsday in Long Island, N.Y. as a reporter. Brooks, who formerly worked at the Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat & Chronicle said he's "elated to be moving to a different part of New York."



AWARD-WINNING PAPER

Deandre Williamson received the first place paper competition award at the Walter Cronkite Conference on Media Ethics and Integrity at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri.Williamson's paper was titled "Ethical Challenges in Bahamian Journalism: The Case for a Code of Ethics."

OPPORTUNITY ABROAD

Tierra Smith has accepted the Distinguished Graduate Assistantship at the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. A graduate student at Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication,Smith will work in marketing and communications for Student Life at the Petroleum Institute, helping to enhance the Institute's website and social media presence and create brochures and other medias for students, parents and community.

RETURNING TO ALMA MATER

J.A. Adande has joined the Medill School at Northwestern University as director of the new sports journalism program and as a faculty member.Adande has been a columnist for ESPN.com for nine years covering the NBA as well as a sideline reporter for NBA games. He has been a panelist for ESPN's "Around the Horn" for the past 13 years. Previously, he wrote for the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and the Chicago Sun-Times.

EXCELLENCE IN PERSONAL FINANCE REPORTING

WGBH Reporter Tina Martin won the 2016 Excellence in Personal Finance Reporting Award in the Radio category, from the National Endowment for Financial Education, in partnership with the Radio Television Digital News Association. Her winning story, "Debt Collectors Have Rules, Too," explored the little-known regulations on debt collectors and the rights of debt-laden consumers.

MOVING TO A NATIONAL OUTLET

Ron Smith has joined USA TODAY as its managing editor for news. Formerly the deputy managing editor for news and production at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,Ron will be responsible for overseeing USA TODAY's coverage as it translates from digital to print.
 
NEW JOB

Shakala Alvaranga is now a reporter at KLAS in Las Vegas.She was formerly a weekend evening anchor and reporter for Western Mass News on WGGB-TV ABC 40/FOX 6 and WSHM-LD CBS 3 in Springfield, Mass.



FROM KENTUCKY TO DC

Anna-Lysa Gayle has moved from WLKY in Louisville, Ky., to WJLA in Washington, D.C. to work as a reporter.

CNN HEALTH

Jacqueline Howard has joined CNN Health as a feature writer. Previously, Howard was senior science editor at The Huffington Post, where she hosted and produced the digital video series "Talk Nerdy To Me."

 

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