|The Spartan Echo Reflects on Conference|
|By The Spartan Echo Staff -- Black College Wire|
The 13th annual National HBCU Student News Media Conference hosted by the Black College Communication Association in Columbia, S.C., was nothing like we expected. For many of us, this was the first time attending an event as such, and we definitely enjoyed ourselves.
Being among staff members of other college publications usually results in a competition as the layouts, stories, graphics and headlines of our publications are critiqued by counterparts. Instead, the staff of each school embraced fellow student journalists and found common ground in the issues addressed at workshops.
The Freedom Forum Diversity Institute session offered internship information to students who are starting their sophomore and junior years of college. The program is surprisingly accessible to students who lack experience. It offers a lot of training before sending students to their internships, and don’t require much in return.
Former participants shared their experiences and said that just mentioning Freedom Forum or Val Hoeppner, the manager of multimedia education, is enough to draw the attention of future employers.
|Posted Feb. 24, 2011|