NABJ Announces 2022-2023 Leadership Academy Mentees
Program Expanded to Train Future Broadcast, Print, Digital News and Media Execs
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is proud to announce the 2022-2023 class of its second annual Leadership Academy. This year’s program is powered by Stellantis.
This 2022-2023 academy will train NABJ members working in broadcast, print and digital who are current news and media managers, or interested in transitioning to leadership, to ascend to the executive suite.
During the mentorship program, participants undergo a high-level leadership training process that includes workshops led by news and media industry executives and modules focusing on hiring and retention, business acumen, character, and personal and professional branding. Mentees are also partnered with national news and media leaders to receive mentorship throughout the program.
The broadcast mentorship program is led by Ric Harris, President and General Manager of NBC10 Philadelphia/WCAU and Telemundo62/WWS. NABJ Vice President-Print Kathy Chaney will lead the print-digital mentorship program.
Past NABJ President and Yellow Brick Media Concepts President Kathy Times will facilitate branding and leadership development training with both cohorts of mentees.
“We are excited to welcome our next cohorts of the Leadership Academy and we are proud to have expanded the program this year,” said NABJ President Dorothy Tucker. “We are grateful to Ric Harris, Kathy Times, Kathy Chaney, and all of our mentors, Board members, staff, and volunteers who have worked so hard to make this program a success. A special thanks to our partners at Stellantis for supporting our efforts.”
Mentees who complete the program, which will run from November to August, will receive a certificate of participation and develop life-long bonds with their mentors and cohorts. They also have the opportunity to present a capstone during the 2023 NABJ Convention & Career Fair in Birmingham, Alabama.