Legendary lyricist and hip hop pioneer MC Lyte, the program’s national spokesperson, served as emcee. Michelle Matthews-Alexander, diversity marketing manager, Chevrolet awarded the Fellows with a special certificate of achievement for their journalism work. Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr., president and CEO, NNPA discussed how the Fellows worked with veteran journalists to gain hands-on experience and used their unique talents in digital and social media news and content development. Dorothy Leavell, chairman, NNPA discussed the importance of mentoring the next generation journalists.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel, Renaissance Ballroom East 999 9th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
NNPA is a trade association of the more than 200 African American-owned community newspapers from around the United States. Since its founding 75 years ago, NNPA has consistently been the voice of the black community and an incubator for news that makes history and impacts our country. As the largest and most influential Black-owned media resource in America, NNPA delivers news, information and commentary to over 20 million people each week. Americans from all backgrounds seek news from the Black perspective from the NNPA member newspapers around the country. In America, now among the most diverse countries in the world, the Black Press of America is more relevant than ever. To learn more visit http://nnpa.org/.