Chipsters at NABJ in 2017

Several Chipsters served as speakers at the National Association of Black Journalists’ annual convention and career fair in New Orleans, Aug. 9-13. They were:

Zuri Berry (Summer 2006), deputy managing editor, Boston Herald
LaSharah Bunting (Summer 1999), director of journalism, The Knight Foundation
Danese Kenon (Fall 2000), deputy director of photography for video/multimedia, Tampa Bay Times
Aaron Morrison (Summer 2008), senior staff writer, Mic
Martin Reynolds (Summer 1995), co-executive director, The Maynard Institute, Reveal
Bowdeya Tweh (Summer 2007), interactive news writer, The Wall Street Journal
Simone Weichselbaum (Summer 2001), staff writer, The Marshall Project
Chandra Thomas Whitfield (Summer 1994), contributor, NBCNews.com/NBCBLK

In addition, Chandra Thomas Whitfield was a finalist for NABJ’s 2017 Salute to Excellence Awards. The competition honors work from print, television, radio, online, photojournalism and public relations. Her work was nominated for the Digital Media-Commentary/Weblog category for her piece, “Reflecting on Mortality: From Prince to Alton Sterling to My Black Sons.”

Aaron Morrison (center) with fellow panelists.

Simone Weichselbaum with two colleagues from The Marshall Project: Commentary Editor Donovan Ramsey (left) and Executive Editor Bill Keller.

Chandra Thomas Whitfield

Zuri Berry

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