JABJ Professionals Share Advice with JSUNABJ during “Meet and Greet”

Lots of great advice was given at the JSUNABJ “Meet and Greet!  Past NABJ president Kathy Times, Jackson Association of Black Journalists (JABJ) President and 16WAPT Executive Producer Kevin Lightfoot and WLBT-TV Reporter/Anchor Annette Peagler  all shared the importance of being a member of NABJ and how the organization has helped their careers. Check out our videos below!



JSU NABJ members participate in Young Entrepreneurs Panel during Global Entrepreneurship Week

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Several members of our JSUNABJ took part in Global Entrepreneurship Week.  NABJ president Avi’Yam Jordan, V.P. of Multimedia Regina Toney and Mr. NABJ/Parliamentarian Kris Campbell all shared their experiences with a packed crowd during a panel discussion titled “Imagination + Creation = Innovation.”

Panelists also included 2010 mass comm alumna Jessica Simien, owner of jessicasimien.com Entertainment and Lifestyle blog. Toney, COO of Good as Gold Enterprise; and  Campbell of The Kris Campbell shared their experiences of branding their media businesses in the digital age.  The panel was moderated by Jordan, also of Good as Gold Enterprise, which is a student-run production company.  JSU NABJ advisor Dr. Sunny Fridge coordinated the panel and also served on the Global Entrepreneurship Week Project Management team.


Community Service with a Smile and Camera

There was a wave of excitement in the air  as dozens of honors students from Jackson State University  braved chilly temperatures to do community service at the Pearson Foundation in Pearl, Mississippi.

Jarvis Ward is President and CEO of this christian faith-based organization, which stands for “People Employing Available Resources to Strengthen Our Neighborhoods.

The clean up efforts by the students  will allow Ward to use the space to run an after school and  GED program and provide additional mentoring services to at-risk youth in the community.

Dr. Loria Brown Gordon is associate dean of the W.E.B. Dubois honors college at JSU.  She says this community service project is more comprehensive since it is getting a facility ready for educational purposes. ” I think that matches what we do at Jackson State University. So here’s a chance for our population to help another population get ready to be educators.”

Members of the JSU  student chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists also joined in … using their social media  and production skills … to cover the event… which included clean-up at the nearby Camp Pioneer…just down the road.

Honors student Orionna Brumfield  is a junior mass communications major and says volunteering  not only is a chance to do good for others, but also helps her meet her 120 hour requirement. Community service is a given…. “It’s good to be in organizations to be well-rounded.  I do honors college because I have the g.p.a. and NABJ because I want to enhance my career.”

Dr.  Pamala Heard is  director of student services for the honors college at JSU and says it gives students an opportunity to see what’s in the community and how they can help.

Keith Bullock is a freshman biology major.   “I really underestimated because I didn’t think it was going to be this much work.  But it was fun. I think for any student  its important to do community service to give back.”

Reporting from the Pearson Foundation in Pearl…..

JSUNABJ hosts CDC Tour of Digital Media Center

By Regina Toney – V.P. of Multimedia

JSUNABJ and CDC visitExciting! Informative! Entertaining! These are a few words that come to mind when reflecting on the Digital Media Center tour and forum at the Mississippi e-Center@JSU.  The event was recently hosted by the JSU Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).  JSU NABJ advisor Dr. Sunny Fridge welcomed students from the Career Development Center, and their teacher, Kristen Ward Thigpen, who is a 2006 graduate of the JSU Mass Communications program . The students are from various high schools in the metro area and participate in the CDC’s Audio & Video Broadcasting program. Continue reading JSUNABJ hosts CDC Tour of Digital Media Center

Welcome to JSU NABJ

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The JSU Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists is back!


Our first meeting will be held Wednesday, October 8th at 9:00a.m. in the MC-01 classroom at the Mississippi e-Center.  “All are invited and dues are $10.00 for the Fall 2014-Spring 2015 year! “Hope to see you there!