Jour­nal­ist shares emo­tional ex­pe­ri­ence at lo­cal ca­reer fair

South Florida Times - - BUSINESS - By K. BAR­RETT BILALI

FORT LAUD­ERDALE, Fla. - The Broward Col­lege-Mi­ra­mar Cam­pus will be the venue for the South Florida Black Jour­nal­ists As­so­ci­a­tion’s (SFBJA) Ca­reer Fair this Sat­ur­day from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.

In ad­di­tion to net­work­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties and re­sume drop­ping, the event will fea­ture a series of work­shops.

One work­shop, en­ti­tled “Cov­er­ing Mass Shoot­ings,” fea­tures three lo­cal jour­nal­ists who have cov­ered the rash of tragic shoot­ings.

Lulu Ra­madan, a re­porter for the Palm Beach Post and one of the pan­elists, said that cov­er­ing th­ese tragic events can be “emo­tion­ally drain­ing.”

“I’m 23 years old and just got this job right out of col­lege and in three years I have cov­ered three mass shoot­ings,” said Ra­madan.

Ra­madan did full cov­er­age of the Or­lando Pulse Night Club shoot­ing in Or­lando, the Fort Lauder Air­port shoot­ing, and the Park­land shoot­ing in Miami-Dade.

“First re­spon­ders suf­fer through it… fam­i­lies suf­fer through it, but of­ten re­porters suf­fer through it too,” said Ra­madan.

Com­pa­nies and me­dia out­lets which will be re­cruit­ing at the fair in­clude: CBS Miami/TV, Heart Me­dia, Miami Times, Heart Me­dia, Legacy Magazine, WSVN, Al­pha Me­dia, WLRN, Tele­mu­ndo, and many more.

NBC6 news an­chor Jawan Strader will be­gin the ca­reer fair with a key­note ad­dress at 10 a.m.

The en­trance fee is $10 through Eventbrite on­line at https://sf­b­ja2018­me­di­aca­reer­fair.eventbrite.com. The fee is $15 for at­ten­dees who pay at the door.

The event is free to SFBJA mem­bers who pre-reg­is­ter on­line and for stu­dents who pro­vide a school email.

The SFBJA is a lo­cal chap­ter of the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Black Jour­nal­ists or NABJ which brings to­gether jour­nal­ists, stu­dents and all me­dia-re­lated pro­fes­sion­als to ex­pand the pres­ence Black jour­nal­ists in news­rooms na­tion­wide.

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