Southern New England Association of Black Journalists (SNEABJ) held its’ 4th
Annual Race and the Media Forum. The Department of Africana Studies/Rites and
Reasons Theatre, at Brown University, hosted the event. Barbara Morse-Silva,
WJAR news reporter and President of the Chapter welcomed all attendees to the
event, which was very well attended.
Harris of ESPN SportsCenter Moderated the event. Harris has an extensive career
in both TV and radio. A graduate of Old Dominion University Jay has hosted a
variety of ESPN programs including Outside The Lines, NFL Live, Baseball
Tonight, Cold Pizza, First Take, Friday Night Fights and ESPN Sports Saturday
Berry, Deputy Managing Editor for News & Multimedia at the Boston Herald
and the host of Boston Herald Radio’s “The Rundown”. Zuri previously served as
Manager of Web Content for WFXT 25 in Boston and covered the New England
Patriots as Staff Writer and Content Producer for the Boston Globe.
Pare, Commissioner of Public Safety for the City of Providence. Commissioner
Pare is responsible for policy development and budgetary oversight for the
Providence Communications Department, Providence Emergency Management Agency
& Office of Homeland Security, and the Providence Fire and Police
Kamille Gentles-Peart, Associate Professor of Communications & Media
Studies, & Chair of the Department of Communications, Graphic Design &
Web Development at Roger Williams University.
Perry, Assistant News Director at WFSB in Hartford-New Haven. Shawana began her
career in broadcasting as a Master control operator.
event included a panel discussion on the subject of Black journalits in Media
and their roles, responsibilites and challenges. Commissioner Pare offered his
prospective regarding media coverage of Police activity in Providence, as well
as the use of Body and/or cruiser cameras at crime scenes. Following the
Q&A there was a brief reception and networking period.
SNEABJ is a chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), an organization of journalists,
students and media-related professionals. The mission is to provide quality
programs and services to, and advocate for, black journalists. SNEABJ is a
tri-state chapter representing students and professionals in RI, MA, and CT.
For more information about SNEABJ contact them at www.sneabj.weebly.com