Originally the HBCU Student Newspaper Conference, this forum started in March of 1997. It was planned and organized by a diverse group of journalism students on the campus of Morgan State University. During the 2008, 10th year anniversary, its official name changed to the National HBCU Student News Media Conference.
Today the National HBCU Student News Media Conference has a reputation of attracting focused and dedicated students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the United States and the Virgin Islands. The purpose of the conference is for professional development for students and student media advisers. The conference features workshops, speakers, roundtables, networking opportunities, movie/documentary premieres and a job fair.
The Excellence in Journalism Contest is the highlight of the conference. Student-produced work is judged by notable journalists across the country. Students submit entries for 16 categories with the crowning glory being the Best HBCU Student Newspaper award. The winners are announced at a banquet on the final night of the conference.
This year’s conference will be hosted by The Freedom Forum Diversity Institute in Nashville, Tenn.
2013 HBCU National Student News Media Conference
Feb. 7-10, 2013 at the Embassy Suites Hotel at Vanderbilt
Hosted by The Freedom Forum Diversity Institute
The Website to register for the Conference is https://secure.qgiv.com/for/famu/event/18149/.
Hotel Rate: $129, $139, $149. Guest parking is $12 a day per car. Valet is available upon request at $20.
Reservation Method: All guests should make reservations at 615-320-8899, identifying themselves as members of the HBCU Student News Media Conference. Online hotel registration is currently not available.
Reservation Due Date: Jan. 18, 2013. Rooms not reserved will be returned to general inventory.