Published: Aug. 18, 2017

Ariana Freeman and Aaron Montgomery at NABJ 2017Several College of Media, Communication and Information students and alumni were on hand last week for the annual National Association of Black Journalists convention. The event, held this year in New Orleans, featured presentations and panels from some of the most notable African-American voices in the journalism community, as well as documentary screenings and a salute to excellence awards show.

Attendees were also treated to a kickoff party for director Kathryn Bigelow’s new film Detroit, which is based off the events of the 1967 Detroit riots.

CMCI students Ariana Freeman, Aaron Montgomery and Neal Scarborough all attended the convention, using it as an opportunity to network and help promote the college. Former CEJ Scripps fellow, and current editor at Mississippi Today, R.L. Nave was also on hand at the CMCI booth.