NABJ summit opens
Only three years after its founding, the Marquette student chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists — in collaboration with the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication — hosted the 2013 Midwest Journalism Summit.
More than 40 students from Bowling Green State University, Northern Illinois University, the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Michigan State University, Northwestern University and Marquette participated in two days of workshops covering topics ranging from digital journalism to data reporting to broadcast journalism to writing for print.
NABJ–Marquette is the organization’s only student chapter in Wisconsin.
Mira Lowe, senior features editor for CNN Digital and former editor-in-chief of JET magazine, kicked off the summit with her keynote address about how to be a fearless journalist. James Causey, Comm ’94, editorial writer for The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, discussed using his column to initiate community conversations about social justice issues. — ME
Alumni presenters included
Amy Bailey, Comm ’98
Community news editor, The Green Bay Press-Gazette
Chuck O’Neil, Sp ’74
Director, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Kevin Crowe, Arts ’04
Reporter, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel