JOMC Hosts 26th annual NABJ Short Course

GREENSBORO, N.C. (March 14, 2018) – For the 26th consecutive year, the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication (JOMC) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will host the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) short course, March 14-17.

The short course, one of JOMC and NABJ’s longest-running programs, is designed to give student members of the national organization hands-on experience. Students will spend three-and-a-half days in workshops in student media labs using industry standard equipment and software to create a 30-minute newscast.

The students have access to mentors who currently work as news directors, producers, writers, assignment editors and directors at some of the top television stations in the country from as far away as New York City, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. There will also be professionals from Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham and Winston-Salem.

Mentors will facilitate workshops on news writing, reporting, producing, politics in the newsroom and leadership.

This year’s class of 30 students hail from N.C. A&T, Texas Southern University, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Clark Atlanta University, Xavier University of Louisiana, Morgan State University, Georgia State University, Kent State University, Tennessee State University, Queens College CUNY, San Jose State University, Middle Tennessee State University, Arizona State University, Valdosta State university, Elon University, the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), Columbia University, Jacksonville State University and High Point University.