Thousands of journalists from around the country have converged on Boston for the annual National Association of Black Journalists Convention. The organizers say the event on the east cost has sold out at least two hotels in the area. Attendees will participate in various seminars to help improve their craft in various fields such as journalism and public relations. The Factor officially kicked off the event with my courtesy suite welcoming many of the members from Region 5 which includes Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Here are some of the people who dropped by the welcoming for the official first night of the conference!
Press Release: Two LSU students and one Southern University student will be attending the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Convention in Boston July 30 through Aug. 3 courtesy of the Baton Rouge Area Association of Black Journalists (BRAABJ).
Gheni Platenburg and Amber Smith, both LSU graduate students, and Earnest Dunbar Jr., who graduated from Southern in May, are the recipients of BRAABJ’s Scholarship. BRAABJ is funding the trip from proceeds raised at its Second Annual Scholarship Luncheon in April.
For more information, go to brareabj.org.
Members of the National Association of Black Journalists are not just partying at the annual convention in Boston. The journalists are there making a difference in people’s lives. Houston journalist and NABJ Region 5 Director Mary Benton tweeted a picture Monday afternoon showing the group in action. NABJ’s President Bob Butler was able to work with Rent-A-Center and get a homeless veteran furniture while they’re also focusing on preparing to welcome thousands of journalists from all around the country. Way to go guys!