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NABJ’s 20th Annual Multimedia Short Course at North Carolina A&T University

Thursday, March 8, 2012   (0 Comments)
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NABJ Member and former NBC Universal Chief Diversity Officer Paula Madison will give a keynote address

 WASHINGTON, DC (March 8, 2012) – The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is pleased to announce the 20th annual NABJ Multimedia Short Course at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, N.C. The seminar will take place March 21 – 24, 2012.

The NABJ Student Multimedia Short Course is aimed to help student members gain the knowledge and skills necessary to tell news stories on various content platforms. The seminar will give students hand-on experience and access to mentors who currently work at some of the top media outlets in the country.

"The North Carolina A&T University Multimedia Short Course is an exceptional opportunity for our student members to hone their journalism skills outside the traditional classroom,” said NABJ President Gregory Lee, Jr. "By providing our students with direct access to top media professionals, this program is a great training ground for the next generation of multimedia journalists.”

 The seminar was implemented in 1992 and it is NABJ’s longest-running student short course. This year’s event will feature workshops on writing for the Internet, politics in the newsroom, and a course on multimedia news production. Additionally, there will be a special gala commemorating the seminar’s 20th anniversary with a keynote address from Paula Madison, CEO of Madison Media Management and former NBC Universal Chief Diversity Officer.

The seminar is open to student members who are juniors and seniors enrolled in an accredited college or university. Students must have a declared major in journalism or communication and a cumulative grade point average of 2.5.

North Carolina A&T State University students participating in the 2012 short course include: Tirelle Daye, Mya Ervin, Chaunte Tate, Catherine Hamlin, Adrian Ezell, Shaletia Woodard, Latesha Farrington, Tiera Isler, Desire Gutierrez, Malcolm Batts, Ashley Corley, DaShawn Fleming, Chantell Statham, Ashley Washington, Erinn Diggs, and Jamia Mills.

Visiting student participants include: Zevandah Barnes, North Carolina Central University; Taylor Shaw-Adams, Peace College; Jasmine Amiker , Norfolk State University; Nunera Amun, Bethune Cookman University; Jennifer Matthews, University Central Oklahoma; Kayla Clough, Hampton University; Alyssa Judd, Hampton University: Jessica Leblanc, Southeastern Louisiana University; Seaira Christian-Daniels, Ohio State University; H. Denise Sawyer, Howard University; Anna-Lysa Gayle, Howard University; Ugonna Okpalaoka, Ohio State University; Breanna Pitts, Howard University; Juan Diasgranados, Hampton University; Ameena Rasheed, Texas Southern University; Kenneth Ware Jr., Texas Southern University; Gerron Jordan, Howard University; Jonathan Radford Middle, Tennessee State University; Evette Brown, Bennett College; Raquel Bethea, Bennett College.

For more information on NABJ’s Multimedia Short Course at North Carolina A&T State University, please visit here.

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.














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