XanJo Media, LLC is the umbrella company under which many of my special projects fall.
I am excited to partner with the founder of HBCU Digest to convene this year's HBCU Executive Media Training Institute, formerly HBCU Week. I'm a past speaker and this year wanted to be more heavily involved. The event annually draws over 300 executives, faculty members, students and alumni from historically Black colleges and universities around the country and features a signature media training seminar and annual awards ceremony. (Click image to jump to event page.)
I recently convened a town hall conversation in Philadelphia that brought leaders and policy makers together to discuss the vitality of the nation's historically Black colleges and universities. (Click image to watch recorded session.)
I serve as a volunteer copy editor for the Journal of African American Males in Education.
In conjunction with my role as editor of HBCU Digest, I worked with students from Florida A&M University's School of Communications on developing their news writing and reporting skills and preparing articles for publication.
I volunteered to help students in Howard University's School of Communications with their coverage of the 2012 Presidential Elections. My service included editing copy, providing feedback on additional reporting needed, doling out photo assignments, and assisting students with actual structuring of articles. Though this was a one-time event, I have remained in contact with the faculty and have assisted with other projects on an as-needed basis.