Nationwide Affiliation of Black Journalists (NABJ)-South Florida Elects New Officers

The South Florida Chapter of the Nationwide Affiliation of Black Journalists (NABJ-South Florida) swore of their newly elected officers at its first month-to-month assembly of the New Yr.

The 2023-2024 chapter officers embrace Calvin Hughes, president; Terrell Forney, vp; Yovanni Younger-Millings, secretary; April Robinson, treasurer; Charly Farrell, scholar consultant and Yanatha Desouvre, parliamentarian. Basic Justice of the Peace Olanike Adebayo performed the swearing-in ceremony.

Instant-past president Jawan Strader, an NBC 6 information anchor, spoke in regards to the chapter’s many successes and milestones completed over the previous two years, even throughout a pandemic.

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“I’m happy with our nice strides over the previous two years,” Strader informed members in the course of the assembly held at Florida Memorial College (FMU). “Our chapter awarded $20,000 in scholarships to deserving college students from the South Florida group, hosted month-to-month digital Sunday media chats to coach the general public on points with a journalist part, and raised cash for a non-profit to buy garments and toys for households in want throughout Christmas.”

In 2022, NABJ-South Florida was nominated for NABJ Chapter of the Yr for its dedication to the group. The chapter challenged the South Seashore Wine and Meals Pageant and held the favored occasion accountable for its lack of Black media involvement. The historic impression resulted in important modifications that included the hiring of a variety, fairness, and inclusion advisor; the inclusion of a number of Black media retailers as companions of the competition; and the mentoring of a number of space colleges—together with FMU, South Florida’s solely HBCU—within the culinary business.

Incoming president Hughes, a information anchor at Native 10, acknowledged the earlier administration’s laborious work, dedication, and consistency. He shared with members his plan to associate with Miami Central Senior Excessive College to resurrect its journalism program.

“I’m excited so as to add to the power our chapter has. Profession alternatives within the media and public relations business are erratically distributed,” mentioned Hughes. “Extra variety is required. NABJ-South Florida receives a grant by way of our partnership with Florida Worldwide College. We additionally work to mentor younger aspiring journalists by offering panel discussions all year long. This is among the some ways we glance to assist diversify the media pipeline.”

NABJ-South Florida can also be dedicated to the nationwide initiatives set forth by NABJ by way of the Black Male Media Venture, an initiative to assist change the narrative across the lives and pictures of Black males within the information and society, with a collection of workshops nationwide.

The chapter’s annual profession truthful permits South Florida journalism professionals and communication college students to attach with dozens of employers from Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Seashore counties, in addition to across the state. Representatives from all the foremost South Florida TV stations, radio stations, and newspapers are confirmed. The subsequent profession truthful will probably be held April 22, 2023.

The Nationwide Affiliation of Black Journalists South Florida operates to serve, educate, and empower communities inside Broward and Miami-Dade counties.



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