Journalism Student Invited to Prestigious NABJ Event
Samford University journalism student Yvonne Thomas has been selected to
attend the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Multimedia Short Course at North Carolina A&T State University March 18-21.
During the all-expenses-paid course, the Nashville, Tennessee, native and other students will produce a newscast, webcasts, podcasts, video slide shows and related social media sites. They will be instructed by NCA&T faculty and experienced industry reporters, news directors, producers, videographers and graphic designers.
“I'm so happy to attend the short course and to represent a department that has given so much to me,” Thomas said.
“I am extremely proud of Yvonne's work as a broadcast journalist on Samford News Network,” said journalism and mass communication department chair Bernie Ankney. “She's also won nearly every academic recognition Samford offers and this award is a recognition of her tremendous accomplishments.”
In addition to her academic accomplishments, Thomas serves as a Samford Ambassador.
ABOUT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY -- Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.