63rd Annual Southern Regional Press Institute Held


(L-R) Kenneth Irby, Faculty, the Poynter Institute; Bob Butler, president, National Association of Black Journalists; Lester Sloan, visiting professor, SSU; Wanda Lloyd, Chair, Department of Mass Communications, SSU; President Dozier; Reuben Cannon, executive producer; and Alice Cannon
(L-R) Kenneth Irby, Faculty, the Poynter Institute; Bob Butler, president, National Association of Black Journalists; Lester Sloan, visiting professor, SSU; Wanda Lloyd, Chair, Department of Mass Communications, SSU; President Dozier; Reuben Cannon, executive producer; and Alice Cannon

Social media in a global society was the focus of the 63rd annual Southern Regional Press Institute held at Savannah State University on last week. The three day long event held numerous workshops, a career fair, and a luncheon that featured professionals in various genres of mass communication. In collaboration with Savannah State University’s Mass Communications Department, led by Dr. Wanda Lloyd, students from surrounding high schools and colleges received valuable information from journalists, film-makers, cartoonists, audio technicians, and advertising/marketing directors on working in their specific fields.

Reuben Cannon, the first African American casting director at Universal Studios was the keynote speaker at the closing luncheon on Friday. He recently launched Reuben Cannon Entertainment as an independent company. A workshop entitled “Brains, Beauty and Business” conducted by Tatia Adams Fox was also held during the Press Institute.


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