JSU mass comm students excel outside classroom

February 26th, 2013 by masscomm

Jade Hewitt and Andrew Nomura

Jade Hewitt and Andrew Nomura

By Taylor Bembery

Jackson State University mass communications students were recently awarded opportunities to perfect their writing and broadcast skills as a result of excelling in their field.

Jade Hewitt, Andrew Nomura, Shawn Stiff and Michelle Hill Simon are using their mass communications skills to take them to another level.

Hewitt, a junior from Jackson, Miss., and Nomura, a senior from Carson City, Calif., will represent JSU at the 2013 21st Annual NABJ Multimedia Short Course sponsored by the National Association of Black Journalists.

The program runs March 20-23 in Greensboro, N.C. The program is designed to help students perfect their camera, editing and newscasting skills.

Stiff, a junior from Jackson, Miss., and Simon, a JSU graduate student pursuing her master’s degree in mass communications at JSU, have been given an opportunity to blog for Jackson Voices.

Jackson Voices is a project of The Clarion-Ledger newspaper and The Maynard Institute, which supports diversity in American journalism. The nine-month program was created to put the power of storytelling in the hands of Jackson residents with the goal of elevating voices not often heard, particularly within the African-American community.

The program will enable people from the community to report on what they think is most important. If you would like to keep up with their blog entries you can visit voices.clarionledger.com.

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