The Jackson State University School of Journalism and Media Studies is hosting 10 professional broadcasters from Mississippi radio and television stations who will work with students in media production and multi-media journalism and give them feedback on their broadcast career aspirations.
Mississippi Association of Broadcasters Day at JSU is designed to foster communication between broadcasters, educators and students with one-on-one sessions, interviews with station owners and managers and critiques of student resumes and portfolios. Nearly 100 students, including JSU students, students from Belhaven University, Tougaloo College and Mississippi Valley State University are signed up to attend the Feb. 16 event.
Dr. Elayne H. Anthony, Dean of the JSU School of Journalism and Media Studies, welcomed the broadcasters to the Mississippi e-Center for the day-long professional development activity. She became the first educator and the first African American selected to serve on the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters Board of Directors this summer.
“JSU is hosting this event between students and media professionals that will assist them in getting internships and jobs,” said Anthony. “I am so pleased to have MAB on campus. It is a rare opportunity for students to get a chance to sit down with media managers and owners to discuss their career options in such a detailed way.”
The Mississippi Association of Broadcasters is one of the nation’s leading state broadcast associations. With 100 percent of Mississippi TV stations, and 85 percent of Mississippi radio stations as members, the MAB represents the Mississippi broadcast industry in Washington and at the state and local levels, and has been representing and serving Mississippi radio and television since 1941.
MAB’s purpose is to assist members with broadcast industry and general business related challenges. The association serves as a catalyst on national and state issues, in matters affecting the broadcasting industry through a close working relationship with our state and federal legislators, the FCC, and other important parties.