Professor of Media Studies Dr. Sybril Brown spoke at a Nashville Cable meeting, a leadership organization for women’s professional advancement, on July 8 on lessons from the underground railroad, the title of one of her published books.
Brown spoke on lessons that can be gleamed from the historical network of the underground railroad, and how professionals can apply those to the digital age. From word-of-mouth communication, branding and the creation of the network itself, Brown explained ways to make one’s life and business more successful.
A Vanderbilt-educated, Harvard-trained, two-time Emmy award-winning multimedia journalist, author, international speaker and lecturer, Brown is a respected journalist who began her career working behind the scenes at ABC in Milwaukee, CBS in Chicago and as a former general assignment reporter, fill-in anchor and fill-in talk show host at Nashville’s CBS affiliate. The National Association of Black Journalists recently named Brown the 2015 Journalism Educator of the Year.