NBCUniversal partners with NC A&T

NBCUniversal and N.C. A&T have established a partnership to further develop initiatives to direct graduates of historically black colleges and universities into media careers.

The media and entertainment company donated $50,000 to the N.C. A&T department of journalism and mass communication to support such efforts. NBCUniversal will be a sponsor of this year’s National Association of Black Journalists Multimedia Short Course, held each spring at A&T. The short course program is a rigorous four-day seminar that allows HBCU journalism students to gain hands-on experience and a practical understanding of broadcast newsroom jobs.

Exposing students to real-world media environments and introducing them to industry professionals has been a hallmark of the program since its inception in the 1990s. A&T’s partnership with NBCUniversal will support such efforts to position HBCU graduates for careers in media, film and entertainment.

Journalism graduates have found success with NBC-affiliated organizations, including Anzio Williams, ’94, vice president of news at NBC10-WCAU in Philadelphia; Danya Baachus, ’04, an NBC 7 News anchor in San Diego; and digital journalist Kyle Harvey, ’09, music editor for NBCUniversal’s thegrio.com, a multimedia news community that focuses on stories and issues that affect and reflect black America.

Read more about the partnership.

 

North Carolina A&T State University

Thursday, April 2, 2015

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