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Black Press Hip Hop Journalism Summit Added To Black Press All-Star Awards

Event to be held in Chicago, IL September 16-17, 2005

Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) - Hundreds of minority media journalism students will get an insider's look at journalism at the newly added Hip Hop Journalism Summit at the Best of the Black Press: Black Press All-Stars Awards Luncheon and On-Site Media Clinic Workshops. The event is scheduled for on September 16-17, 2005 in Chicago, IL and will focus on the future of the minority media.

"Our readers are largely 18-54 with over 60% in the 18-34 market so it's a natural fit to add our first ever Hip Hop Journalism Summit to our list of workshops. Adding a Hip Hop publications have one of the most loyal audiences of all Black publications and address important topics in the American landscape," said DC Livers, managing editor for the Historical Black Press Foundation. "We feel that high and college journalists of color are the future of Black Press. We hope is to excite younger journalists into making a solid career in the media.

The event, which is presented by the Historical Black Press Foundation and carries the official theme of "Protecting the Future of Minority Media," will address important issues facing the Black Press and other ethnic media including newsroom technology, improving the overall quality of minority publications and helping ethnic publishers to attract and retain a competitive workforce. In addition, a report entitled The State of the Black Press will be made available at the first annual Black Press All-Stars V.I.P. awards gala, which will honor the minority media professionals who were named to the Black Press Yearbook: Who's Who in Black Media directory.

Additionally, the highly anticipated NUESTRO: Who's Who in Hispanic Media directory will also be previewed at the event. SPONSORS: Current confirmed event and product sponsors include AfroScreen.com, Diversity City Media, Eastman Kodak, Microsoft, N'Digo Newsmagazine, Society of News Design, and SAVOY magazine and AfroScreen.com, among others.

Black Press College Conference Internships Available: Event Broadcast, Editorial, Online and Digital, Registration, Media Relations, Photography, Talent Internships are available. To apply, send a resume, three work samples or URLs via Email: dlivers@blackpress.org

Seminars and workshops may include:

* Authors and Publishers Pavilion
* Can Ethnic Web sites be Profitable?
* How to get published in 400 ethnic news outlets
* Peas in a Pod: Hands-on Pod casting Workshop
* Self Publishing Workshop
* Townhall: What Color is the Black Press: The Ethnic Media Ownership Debate

ADVERTISEMENTS for the official program are being sold and a portion of the proceeds from the event will go toward the establishment of the Black Press Scholarship Fund, which will seek minority journalism students to increase newsroom diversity. The advertising deadline is July 31, 2005.

To receive additional information about SPONSORSHIPS, EXHIBITOR, ADVERTISER opportunities, please contact Lenore D. Bruce at 847-331-1452 or lbruce@blackpress.org or fax your Request for Information letter to us at 440-756-2239. Media may inquire at 646-322-3047 or dlivers@blackpress.org for more information. The deadline is July 31, 2005.

WHAT: Black Press All-Stars Awards Luncheon and On-Site Media Clinic and Workshops

WHY: The purpose of the event is to increase media diversity in America's newsrooms and to provide minority media professionals and ethnic publishers'; important training on operating a news organization in the Digital Age.

WHEN: September 16-17, 2005

WHERE: Chicago, IL

WHO: Historical Black Press Foundation
4401A Connecticut Ave NW #120
Washington, DC 20008 U.S.A.

For sponsorship and advertising, contact:
Lenore D. Bruce, 847-331-1452, lbruce@blackpress.org

For media inquiries, contact:
DC Livers, 646-322-3047, dlivers@blackpress.org

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