Via Press Release SAN DIEGO (April 8, 2013) — Tasty treats, luscious libations, a rockin’ raffle, the chance to mingle with local journalists, and hear from a veteran journalist are what’s in store for the 2013 San Diego Association of Black Journalists’ Scholarship Reception. Longtime journalist Stephanie Elam is slated to be the keynote speaker. She’ll recount her career that began as a newspaper copy editor before she became a television journalist. Elam’s work included stints as a news correspondent for CNN, reporter for Headline News (HNL) and CNN International among other on-air journalistic posts. Most recently, she served as a weekend evening anchor/general assignment reporter for NBC Los Angeles. The highlight of the reception’s evening will arrive when seven students who aspire to be journalists are awarded scholarships. The reception is Friday, April 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at National University Spectrum Center at 9388 Lightwave Ave., San Diego.

“I’m confident as Stephanie shares her well-rounded career with attendees, our scholarship recipients will become even more inspired to pursue a career in journalism,” said Danya Bacchus, president of the San Diego Association of Black Journalists (SDABJ). “Special thanks to National University for their offer of a full scholarship that covers tuition for either a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree candidate in either Digital Journalism or Public Relations,” Bacchus concluded.

Adams Avenue Grill, Cafe Bleu, Fitzee Foods, The California Kwik Chef, and Viva Pops will all make a return engagement at this year’s Scholarship Reception. One of the many new offerings will include tasty cocktails served up by Grant Grill.  Ono’s Café, Croom’s BBQ and Catering and Lil Alex BBQwill also add to the diverse of culinary options. In addition to the reception’s usual raffle opportunities, this year attendees may participate in a silent auction to bid on wonderful items such as Microsoft gaming party and software valued at nearly $1,000. All raffle and auction purchases are tax deductible. Don’t miss out on the fun. Tickets may be purchased online at Buy early and save $10. Individual tickets are $25 when purchased before April 17 and $35 April 17-19.

San Diego Association of Black Journalists (SDABJ) advocates for African-American journalists in San Diego. SDABJ is committed to expanding job opportunities and recruiting activities for veteran, young and aspiring black journalists, while providing continued professional development and training.

For more information contact Danya Bacchus, SDABJ President, at (619) 341-9378.






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