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Area students attend journalist convention

4 months 1 day 21 hours ago Wednesday, August 16 2017 Aug 16, 2017 August 16, 2017 6:49 AM August 16, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Raquel Derganz Baker

BATON ROUGE- There were seven area college students that recently attended the National Association of Black Journalists Convention.

The students were sponsored by the Baton Rouge Area Association of Black Journalists. The convention took place in New Orleans August 9-13.

This year there were over 3,000 journalist and media-related professionals gathered at the Riverside Hilton Hotel for the event. The BRAABJ has been sending students to the convention for five years.

Students included Rae’ven Jackson (SU), Nile Johnson (LSU), Tra'Vecia McGee (LSU), Andre Johnson Jr. (SU), Zechariah Cameron (Southeastern), Reginald Chatman (LSU) and Norman Dotson (Southern New Hampshire).

"It was an amazing experience," said Jackson. "I enjoyed everything about it."

BRAABJ mission is to support journalists of color and provide scholarships for aspiring journalists as well as support diversity efforts in the newsroom. It is an affiliate of NABJ.

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