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NABJ Announces the Participants for its 2014 Student Multimedia Project

Wednesday, March 12, 2014  
Posted by: Scott Berry
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NABJ Announces the Participants for its 2014 Student Multimedia Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 12, 2014)-The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is pleased to announce the student and professional members who will participate in the organization's Student Multimedia Project during the 39th Annual Convention and Career Fair in Boston, Mass.

Annually, NABJ offers an expenses-paid fellowship to outstanding college students to cover its convention and local stories in the host city. This year's program will take place July 30 -August 3 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel and John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center.

"The Student Multimedia Project offers our student members the opportunity to receive on-the-job training from our dedicated professional journalists," said NABJ President Bob Butler. "The program gives the students an opportunity to showcase their talents to the membership and help further their journalistic skills."

The students produce both breaking news and long-form multimedia stories, which are featured in the convention's daily newspaper, the NABJ Monitor, and on a daily newscast on NABJ-TV. The students are also responsible for coordinating the layout and updating the convention website, Additionally, the students promote special events, programming, and sponsor-related information on the organization's social media platforms.

The Student Multimedia Project is a part of NABJ's Student Education Enrichment and Development (SEED) Program, which provides student members with scholarships, internships and training opportunities.

"This program is the essence of NABJ's history and shows the organization's commitment to providing tools and resources to better equip our student members for the ever-changing media industry," said SEED Chairman Delano Massey. "The students in this program have a lot of potential to be award-winning journalists and savvy public relations professionals. We are proud to help them pursue their goals."

2014 Students Participants:


Rochelle Alleyne, University of Florida 

Alexandria Benford, University of Maryland 

Daniel Dumas, Wayne State University

Raishad Hardnett, University of Southern California 

Alexis Rogers, University of Missouri 


Joshua Jamerson, Ohio University 

Sean Hurd, George Washington University 

Wilborn Nobles III, Louisiana State University 

Anyssa Roberts, University of Kentucky 

Tierra Smith, Grambling State University 


Kayla McBride, Temple University 

Tasia Hawkins-Lyles, Howard Univeristy

Ebony Shamberger, Georgetown University – School of Continuing Studies 

Christalyn Solomon, Hampton University

Tiara Williams, Claflin University 


Deseré Cross, UNC Chapel Hill

Lauren Elliott, Missouri School of Journalism 

Arielle Ray, University of Miami 

Taryn Finley, Howard University 


Monique Collins, Marquette University

Jordyn Holman, University of Southern California 

Natalie Johnson, Florida A & M University  

Maritza Moulite, Florida International University 

Kori Tuitt, Stony Brook University 


Crystal Garner, The University of Southern Mississippi 

Benjamin Greene, Marquette University 

Diane Jeanty, West Virginia University 

Chelsea Land, University of Missouri 

Erin Simon, The University of Kentucky 


Sophia Allison, Columbia College 

Wisly Clairvoyant, University of Florida 

Monica Herndon, University of Miami 

Alisha McCullough, Ohio University 

Aaron Turner, San Jose City College


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. For more information, please visit



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