Sybril Bennett (Media Studies) has been selected as Programming Chair for the 2011 National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Convention to be held in Philadelphia, August 3-7. Bennett has been a NABJ member since 1989, and is among the founding members of the Digital Journalism Task Force, a former producer of the NABJ Gospel Brunch & Plenary Sessions and has served as Professional Development Chair of the Nashville Chapter.
The 2011 NABJ Convention and Career Fair is the premier venue for digital journalism education and career development presented by the nation’s leaders in media, business, arts and entertainment and technology. Professional journalists, students and educators will participate in full- and half-day seminars designed to strengthen and enhance their skills. Workshops throughout the five-day convention will highlight journalism ethics, entrepreneurship, specialized journalism and transitioning journalism skills to book publishing, screen writing and media relations.