NABJ Announces Inaugural Entrepreneur Academy Class for Content Creators
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) has selected its inaugural class of the NABJ Entrepreneur Academy powered by CafeMedia. The academy is an arm of the organization’s newly established NABJ Entrepreneur Network, which specializes in helping members with existing digital media companies and websites to grow their businesses.
According to NABJ President Dorothy Tucker, the network was created to offer new, veteran and future entrepreneurs and creators business development and digital strategy support.
“We created the network to provide support for our members who are established, budding or aspiring entrepreneurs and to answer the call to develop and strengthen more Black-owned digital media and content providers,” Tucker said. “NABJ recognizes that not all of our members will pursue traditional jobs, and we want to encourage members to start their own businesses. We are proud to welcome our inaugural class and look forward to what the future holds.”
According to NABJ Entrepreneur Network Co-Chairs Brett Chambers and Renita Young, the academy seeks to unlock the earning potential of content creators whether entrepreneurs, dualpreneurs or solopreneurs.
“We are thrilled to offer this unique training opportunity to our fellow NABJ members in partnership with CafeMedia, a company dedicated to maximizing the growth and success of creators. It is critical that our members have access to the tools that will help them stay on the cutting edge of content creation and we are proud to bring this academy to them,” said Chambers.
The academy will welcome 10 members from around the country that are full-time or freelance journalists and communicators during its kick off event on September 30 at 6 p.m. ET.
“At CafeMedia, our purpose is to help outstanding creators and independent publishers grow thriving businesses and brands on the open web. We are honored to work with NABJ to help this talented class of creators benefit from more robust support, and enable them to take their owned and operated digital businesses to the next level,” said Michael Sanchez, Chief Executive Officer of CafeMedia.
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