Media Studies Professor Dr. Sybril Brown was recently named a co-chair with Cherri Gregg, Esq. for the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) 2020 Convention & Career Fair. The convention will be held jointly with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) in Washington, D.C.
“It is always an honor to serve NABJ in any capacity,” said Dr. Brown. “To be appointed as a 2020 NABJ Convention co-chair and to work with NAHJ at such a historical time is beyond amazing. This is a great opportunity to put journalism on the front page as we continue to fight for press freedom. We also need to prepare members the ever-changing media landscape, and I look forward to working with all participants. As I think about 2020, it is the year of vision, victory and values. Thank you, President Tucker, for giving me the chance to lead in this capacity.”
Dr. Brown has been a member of NABJ since 1989 and served as the program chair for the 2011 National Convention. She also served NABJ’s Region III as a program chair beginning in 2017 and additionally as a member of the planning committee since 2009. For her many contributions, Dr. Brown was awarded both Region III’s “Achiever Award” and NABJ Educator of the Year in 2015. She is a founding member of NABJ’s Digital Journalism Task Force, a longtime digital media presenter and panelist at national and regional levels, and has served as coordinator of the NABJ Nashville Digital Media Institute.
NABJ Dorothy Tucker shared, “These two women have made profound impacts not only at all levels of NABJ but throughout their respective careers. I am thrilled to have them as our chairs. Their commitment and passion for our organization along with their diverse experiences across the media industry and beyond will help to make the 2020 convention one for the record books.”