Tavis Smiley, host of “Tavis Smiley” on KBLA Speak 1580 AM, offered a complete of $20,000 in scholarships to the Nationwide Affiliation of Black Journalists of Los Angeles (NABJLA) and the Minority Photograph-Journalism Institute (MPJI). Each organizations play outstanding roles in serving to African Individuals keen on journalism and communications pursue their desires and discover potential profession alternatives.
“The Nationwide Affiliation of Black Journalists of Los Angeles and the Minority Photograph-Journalism Institute are making a tangible distinction in our group by serving to college students pursue careers in journalism and communications,” said Tavis Smiley. “KBLA Speak 1580 strongly believes in enlightening, empowering and inspiring tomorrow’s reporters, editors and potential discuss radio hosts. Hopefully, our scholarships make a distinction.”
The scholarship donations have been raised at KBLA Speak 1580’s February 28, 2023, Black Historical past Month luncheon in tribute to Black legends in Los Angeles media.
“Right this moment’s $10,000 scholarship will assist aspiring Black journalists in Los Angeles get the training and the abilities they should encourage extra balanced information protection of our group,” said jarrett hill, president of NABJLA. “Due to Tavis Smiley and KBLA for his or her beneficiant contribution.”
“MPJI thanks Tavis Smiley and KBLA 1580 for his or her beneficiant contribution to assist us proceed to influence the lives of younger women and men from marginalized communities in a constructive means who want to study the career of images and photojournalism,” added Haywood Galbreath, photojournalist and founding father of MPJI.
The Los Angeles chapter of the Nationwide Affiliation of Black Journalists was fashioned in 1980 to supply advocacy for Black journalists within the Los Angeles space and encourage balanced information protection of the Black group. NABJLA additionally supplies employment alternative info in addition to workshops for highschool and school college students. Be taught extra: https://www.nabjla.com
MPJI, Minority Photograph/Journalism Institute and MPJI website online are devoted to advancing the careers of younger journalism college students of coloration. We’re working with the (HBCU) Traditionally Black Schools and Universities. Be taught extra: https://mpji.org