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NABJ Announces Participants for the 2017 Student Multimedia Project

Tuesday, August 1, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Brittani Butler
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 31, 2017) -- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is pleased to announce those who will participate in the Student Multimedia Project during the 2017 NABJ Convention and Career Fair, Aug. 9-13 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The project is part of the organization's Student Education Enrichment and Development (SEED) Program.


Annually, NABJ offers an all-expenses-paid fellowship to outstanding college students that allows them to cover the convention and local stories in the host city. 


"The Student Multimedia Project offers our student members a unique opportunity to receive on-the-job training from our dedicated professional members including journalists and public relations experts," said NABJ President Sarah Glover. "As a former member of the 1995 Student Projects, I know first-hand the invaluable experience this will be for our 2017 student cohort by providing them the opportunity to showcase their talents to our membership and potential employers."


The students produce both breaking news and long-form multimedia stories, which are featured in the convention's daily newspaper (print and online), and during a daily newscast. Additionally, the students promote special events, programming, and sponsor-related information on the organization's social media platforms.


"Since organizing in 1975, NABJ's commitment and mission to black journalists and especially to our up-and-coming journalists, has been to mentor and encourage students of color," said SEED Chairman Alexis Mitchell. "Each student has a different goal and we help them identify their special interest, which we hope will ultimately propel them into a very rewarding and productive profession."


NABJ thanks the NABJ SEED Project partners, especially the Knight Foundation and WDSU-TV in New Orleans.


2017 Student Participants include: Alexis Wainwright, Arriana McIlymore, Benjamin Arthur, Candace King, Cecil Hannibal, Crystal Milner, Daja Henry, Danielle Solomon, Doni Holloway, Emmanuel Morgan, Garahbrie Wesley-James, Gladys Sergeant, Joi Wade, Justina Sharp, Katherine Gilyard, La'Candis Brown, Lee Mengistu, Marquavia Smith, Maya King, Phillip Jackson, Simone Thomas, Tamara Richardson, Vance Brinkley, Zoe Jackson, Tiffany Afoakwa, Penelope Blackwell, and Chancellor Johnson.

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