HBCU Digest, an online publication devoted to cover news about black colleges, hosted the HBCU Media Summit in New Orleans ,the Birthplace of Jazz .
The two-day event, on Dillard University’s campus, featured a wide range of speakers who offered participants tips, strategies and advice on how best to use digital media, particularly social media to better communicate with students, alumni and HBCU supporters. Attendees also learned ways to develop relationships with other leaders of local and national media, and establish mutual expectations between reporters and institutions.
Speakers included Dr. Yuri Milligan of Hampton University, Crystal deGregory, founder of HBCU Story Inc., and Dillard’s president, Dr. Walter Kimbrough, who is also known as the “Hip Hop Prez” and Roland Martin, host of NewsOneNow, on the TVOne Network.
The HBCU Media Summit concluded with the 4th Annual awards ceremony that crowned Hampton University as the ‘HBCU of the Year’ and several other awards were presented to students, faculty, sports programs and academic programs on different HBCU campuses.
*Search the hashtag #HBCUMediaWeek to see what attendees were talking about on social media*