The journalism and mass communication department at North Carolina A&T, is set to celebrate its 20th year of hosting the annual National Association of Black Journalists Multimedia Short Course seminar March 21-24.

The annual seminar is designed to encourage NABJ’s student members to pursue television production as a career. Students will participate in workshops that provide hands-on experience and a practical understanding of what it is like to work in a broadcast newsroom.

Broadcast journalism students from across the United States will spend four days in workshops on N.C. A&T’s campus and 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.

This year’s seminar will include students from N.C. A&T, Hampton, Norfolk State, Bethune-Cookman, Southeastern Louisana, Ohio State, Howard, Texas Southern, Tennessee State and N.C. Central universities as well as Bennett and Peace colleges and the University of Central Oklahoma. The students will work with mentors from Winston Salem, Durham, Charlotte, Washington, D.C., Sacramento, New York and Houston.

This year’s event will feature workshops on writing for the Internet, politics in the newsroom and a short course on multimedia news media production. The Triad chapter of NABJ will also host a panel discussion with NABJ honorees and a gala has been planned to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the short course at A&T.