Minority Christian Journalists Gather at Hudson River

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Minority Christian journalists are invited to register for the annual weekend conference held in New York for journalists of faith, November 2-3, 2007.

The husband and wife team of Herbert and Mira Lowe will present the third Samuel Cornish lecture at the World Journalism Institute Conference for Minority Journalists of Faith, to be held at The King's College in New York City, November 2-3, 2007. Mira Lowe is the assistant managing editor at Johnson Publishing Company, which publishes Ebony and Jet magazines. Herbert Lowe is the immediate past president of the National Association of Black Journalists and is the communications director for the National Black Caucus Foundation in Washington, D.C.

The annual conference will feature prominent minority journalists and will attract both student and professional minority journalists of faith from across the country. Attendees will be encouraged to integrate their Christian faith and journalism practice in an appropriate fashion. Participants will begin the conference with a variety of New York media tours Friday afternoon and will formally begin the conference with a pizza dinner, followed by the Cornish lecture Friday evening.

Saturday will be filled with seminars beginning with photojournalists Gary Fong (formerly, San Francisco Chronicle) and Kenneth Irby (Poynter Institute). Other morning sessions will be led by Judith Howard (Denver Post), Leema Thomas-Joseph (Newsday), Mizell Stewart III (Evansville Courier and Press). New York WABC-TV news anchor Joe Torres will give a luncheon talk. In the afternoon will be a panel with bloggers LaShawn Barber and Josue Sierra (Townhall.com). Deswood Tome (Navajo Nation) and Rafael Olmeda (South Florida Sun-Sentinel) round out the afternoon sessions. The conference ends at 4:00 in order to give participants time to enjoy the sights and sounds of Manhattan.

To register, go to http://www.worldji.com. Cost is $50, and includes books, dinner Friday and breakfast and lunch Saturday. Housing and transportation are the responsibility of attendees.

WJI's mission is to recruit, equip, place and encourage Christian journalists in the mainstream newsrooms of America. The institute is located in New York City.

http://www.worldji.com/conferences.asp

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