THE VIRTUAL 2021 NNPA FUND BLACK PRESS WEEK — DAY 2 SESSIONS AND EVENTS

Black Business: Challenges, Responsibilities and Opportunities Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Day 2 Welcome, Gallery of Distinguished Black Publishers and NNPA Fund 2021 Enshrinement of Carter Walker Wesley

Presentation: Lela Sewell-Williams and Lopez Matthews, Moreland Spingarn Research Center, Howard University

Overview of the History of the NNPAF’s Enshrinement of Distinguished Black Publishers

Video Profile of Enshrined, Carter Walker Wesley, Esq., Distinguished Publisher of the Houston Informer

Presentation of Plaque to Family of Carter Walker Wesley

12PM EST — LIVESTREAM: Alternative Funding for Black Press Publishers

Moderator: Janis Ware, Publisher of the Atlanta Voice

Panelists:

Lea Trusty is a Program Associate at Democracy Fund, where she leads their grants portfolio centered on diversity, equity, and inclusion in journalism.

Vincent Stehle is Executive Director of Media Impact Funders, a membership organization of foundation officials and philanthropists who support media and technology in the public interest.

LaSharah S. Bunting is Director/Journalism at Knight Foundation, where she manages a portfolio focused on advancing transformation and diversity in journalism.

The panel will discuss for profit vs non-profit media funding opportunities and what’s generally required to qualify?

Conference Speakers

Lea Trusty

Lea Trusty

Program Associate

Democracy Fund

LaSharah S. Bunting

LaSharah S. Bunting

Director/Journalism

Knight Foundation

Vincent Stehle

Vincent Stehle

Executive Director

Media Impact Funders

Janis Ware

Janis Ware

Publisher

The Atlanta Voice Newspaper

Darrell Green

Darrell Green

SVP, Business Acquisition, Manager, SE US

Wells Fargo Bank

Honorable Dwight Evans

Honorable Dwight Evans

Representing Pennsylvania's 3rd Congressional District

U.S. Congressman

Family of George Floyd

Family of George Floyd

Recipients of the 2021 Newsmaker of the Year Award

Hiram Jackson

Hiram Jackson

Chief Executive Officer

Real Times Media

Honorable James E. Clyburn

Honorable James E. Clyburn

U.S. Congressman

Serving the 6th District of South Carolina

Pluria Marshall

Pluria Marshall

Chairman of the National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation

President and CEO, Marshall Broadcasting Group (MBG)

Terry Jones

Terry Jones

Publisher

New Orleans Data News Weekly

Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., NNPA President and CEO

Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., NNPA President and CEO

President and CEO

National Newspaper Publishers Association

3.18
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenus
1Welcome to the NNPA Fund 2021 Black Press WeekPluria Marshall , Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., NNPA President and CEO 11:00AM ET
2Workshop –Business, Politics and Public Policy: Implications for Black-Owned Businesses and the Black PressHonorable Dwight Evans , Hiram Jackson , Honorable James E. Clyburn 11:15
3Acknowledge SponsorsDr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., NNPA President and CEO 12:00
4Newsmakers AwardsFamily of George Floyd , Honorable James E. Clyburn , Pluria Marshall 12:10
5Wells Fargo Presentation12:30
6Education Equity PresentationDr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., NNPA President and CEO 12:45
3.19
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenus
1Welcome and Opening Remarks Pluria Marshall 11:00AM ET
2Black Press Week Enshrinement CeremonyPluria Marshall 11:05
3Alternative Funding for Black Press PublishersLea Trusty , LaSharah S. Bunting , Vincent Stehle , Janis Ware 12:00
4Closing Remarks / Conference EndsPluria Marshall 12:45

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