Top Black media outlets meet up at NABJ conventionBy FinalCall.com News | Last updated: Sep 16, 2013 - 5:52:25 PM
ORLANDO - Executives from leading African American media outlets were well received at the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) summer convention in Florida, when they spoke to scores of people attending a workshop entitled “Meet the Black Press: Pathways for Survival in the Industry.”
Veteran broadcaster Tene’ Croom, president, Tene’ Croom Communications, served as moderator of the discussion with a distinguished panel comprised of Mitzi Miller, editor-in-chief, Jet magazine; Richard B. Muhammad, editor-in-chief, Final Call Newspaper; Reggie Thomas, director of advertising, NAACP Crisis Magazine and Johann Calhoun, news editor/metro recruiter for the Philadelphia Tribune.
“I am honored to have been involved in such an important workshop. I shudder at a recent headline of an article on one online news site—‘Black media outlets still relevant?’ I know the answer is a resounding yes. African American media outlets have always been and will continue to be an integral part of providing needed information in this country,” said Ms. Croom, co-chair of the NABJ Black Press Task Force.
Before the workshop the NABJ Black Press Task Force held a “Mix and Mingle” with Cloves Campbell, National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) board chairman and incoming NABJ President Bob Butler as guest speakers. Refreshments were provided by The Final Call newspaper. Nisa Islam Muhammad, Final Call staffer and longtime NABJ member helped organize the panel and recommended that The Final Call editor participate.
Collaboration was one theme during the session and during the recent March On Washington 50th anniversary, The Final Call shared photos and content with Jet and the NNPA Newswire.