BlackNews.com Sponsors Two Major Events For African-American Journalists

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Popular news web site extensively supports Black journalism.

There are two major events this year for Black journalists, and BlackNews.com is sponsoring both of them. The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) convention will be held in August 2005 in Atlanta, and the Black Press All-Star Awards and Media Clinic will be held in September 2005 in Chicago.

BlackNews.com (http://www.blacknews.com) is a popular online destination for African-American news and issues. The site is owned by LA-based Diversity City Media, and has grown to be a trusted resource for the latest information in the Black community.

Visitors to BlackNews.com will find daily news content from the Associated Press and BlackPR.com (also owned by Diversity City Media), as well as weekly editorials and a weekly comic strip.

"We are a media company," comments Dante Lee, CEO and president of Diversity City Media. "Our mission is simple: provide quality news to draw readers, and sell ad space to marketers."

"However, we are more than just that," Lee adds. "Unlike most companies, we support and respect our industry, and we are strong supporters of African-American journalism. When we became aware of these events, we immediately got involved."

Diversity City Media will play crucial roles in promoting the two events, and staff members from the company will be on-site to volunteer. In addition, Dante himself will be on-site to serve on panels at both events.

For more details about Diversity City Media, visit http://www.DiversityCity.com or call (866) 910-6277.

About The Black Press All-Star Awards

Hundreds of minority media professionals, journalism students and companies committed to diversity will convene in Chicago, IL on September 16-17, 2005 to discuss the future of the minority media at the recently announced the Best of the Black Press: Black Press All-Stars Awards Luncheon and On-Site Media Clinic Workshops. For more info, visit http://www.blackpress.org/allstars

About The NABJ Conference

NABJ's convention is expected to draw more than 3,000 attendees and is the largest annual professional gathering devoted to black journalists. It will coincide in Atlanta with MegaFest 2005, a four-day conference led by Bishop Jakes and expected to draw tens of thousands of people. For more info, visit http://www.nabj.org

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