The EBF Summer Conference exposes fellows to the many facets of media and technology. Fellows heard from panelists in a variety of fields.
Journalists included Fox News Channel anchor Arthel Neville, CBS News producer and alumnus Rodney Hawkins, and American Mosaic Journalism Prize winner Jaeah Lee discussed their journalism careers and the representation of persons of color in the media.
Sessions also focused on the business and technology tracks. Business topics emphasized public relations, media sales, and marketing. Many students were motivated to learn more about these fields after hearing from the speakers, such as Nielsen SVP of Global Communications & Multicultural Marketing Andrew McCaskill and Charter Communications VP of Multicultural Marketing Marisol Martinez. Technology breakouts covered artificial intelligence development, newsgathering technology, digital video content and technology, and “over-the-top.