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Tuesday, October 29, 2019
THE NABOB FOUNDATION, MOREHOUSE COLLEGE AND DAVIS BROADCASTING PARTNER TO LAUNCH “SOCIAL MEDIA TODAY” INTERNSHIP PROGRAM WINTER OF 2020
Washington, D.C. – October 29, 2019 – The National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters Telecommunications Education and Management Foundation (NABOB Foundation) and NABOB member Davis Broadcasting, Inc. of Columbus, GA. are excited to announce their partnership with the Morehouse College Management, Marketing & Sales department to establish the “Social Media Today” internship program, which is set to roll out this January.
This collaboration is a “first” to offer a junior or senior a real-world, social media, digital and communications experience inside the Davis Broadcasting, Inc. commercial media center at its Atlanta, Ga operations. This “real-world,” year-long curriculum was designed under the guidance of Dimensions Media, LLC, a digital marketing agency in Atlanta, GA. Its CEO & Founder, Ms. Ashley Smith, will serve as the internship coordinator during the inaugural year of the program.
NABOB Foundation President Jim Winston, states “Most often younger employees bring a unique perspective and insight to the current social media trends of today that many traditional media companies, just don’t see. By nurturing this talent, the NABOB Foundation is investing in the future development of these subject matter experts who will excel in both broadcast and digital media companies.”
“Being able to incorporate the fresh ideas of an intern who lives and breathes social media, both directly and indirectly, is invaluable to a company of our size,” states Greg Davis Jr, Vice President/Atlanta Market Manager of Davis Broadcasting, Inc. “I am confident that after an intern completes this program, they will offer any company an immediate ROI.” As a graduate of Morehouse College, Greg is enthused to be a part of this initiative.
Dr. Cassandra Wells, Academic Program Director of Management, Marketing & Sales at
Morehouse College, states “Academic learning can only take you so far. You start to blossom and sharpen the professional skills needed in your career, once you are on the job. I anticipate the recipient of this internship will gain practical and realistic experience in how to do the job well.” As the host of the NABOB Media Sales Institute (MSI) at Morehouse College since 2016; Dr. Wells sees this internship as a “natural extension of the already successful MSI program at Morehouse.”
About NABOB and the NABOB Foundation
NABOB is the only trade organization representing the interests of African-American owners of radio and television stations across the country. The association was organized in 1976 by a small group of African-American broadcasters who desired to establish a voice and a viable presence in the industry to address specific concerns facing African American broadcasters.
The NABOB Telecommunications Education and Management Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit corporation founded in 2001 to educate and train the next generation of leaders in the telecommunications industry. www.nabob.org
About Davis Broadcasting
Davis Broadcasting was founded in 1986 as a 100% minority owned company by Mr. Greg Davis Sr., who currently serves as President/CEO. The home office is headquartered in Columbus, GA. with six radio stations. An additional six stations are located in Atlanta, GA. WLKQ 102.3 was purchased in 2003. Known as La Raza, the station became the first Hispanic FM station in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2018, Davis Broadcasting Inc. officially launched WJZA – Smooth Jazz in Atlanta, GA. This year, Davis Broadcasting Inc. proudly celebrates 33 Years in Radio Broadcasting. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Morehouse College and the Atlanta University Center Consortium
Founded in 1867 in the basement of Springfield Baptist Church in Augusta, GA., by the Rev. William Jefferson White, with the encouragement of former slave the Rev. Richard C. Coulter, and the Rev. Edmund Turney of the National Theological Institute, Morehouse College has had a 150-year legacy of producing educated men and global leaders. Morehouse is an academic community dedicated to teaching, scholarship, and service, and the continuing search for truth as a liberating force. Morehouse College is a member of The Atlanta University Center Consortium which is the world’s oldest and largest association of historically Black colleges and universities. The Consortium is comprised of four member institutions – Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Spelman College. The Consortium is a vibrant intellectual community with a long tradition of scholarship, service and community engagement. www.morehouse.edu www.aucenter.edu
NABOB is here to serve you. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.
James L. Winston
National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters
1201 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 463-8970
Fax: (202) 429-0657