We’ll be meeting Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Orlando Sentinel.

Got questions? Contact the executive board at cfabj1[at]gmail[dot]com.

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Please join CFABJ in welcoming the Bethune-Cookman University Student NABJ Chapter at the CFABJ meeting at 7 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 18, at Bethune’s Center for Civic Engagement, 740 W. International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL.

Directions: From Orlando, take Interstate 4 east toward Daytona Beach. Take the Jacksonville exit onto Interstate 95. Take exit 261 toward Deland/Daytona Beach onto International Speedway. The Center for Civic Engagement will be on the left of Speedway.

Food will be served. Please plan to attend and extend congratulations to Bethune’s student chapter as it comes into the NABJ family!

CFABJers, we’ll be meeting Thursday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Orlando Sentinel.

Contact an executive board member if you have any questions or want to add something to the agenda.

CFABJ member Nicole Blake, who also is president of the National Association of Black Journalists chapter at University of Central Florida, completed her internship on the business desk at the Orlando Sentinel on Aug. 8.

On her last day, the business desk feted Nicole for all her hard work. Congratulations and good luck, Nicole!

The next CFABJ meeting will be Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Orlando Sentinel, 633 N. Orange Ave., Orlando 32801.

Hope to see you all there.

If you have any questions, contact the executive board at cfabj1[at]gmail[dot]com.

The Orlando Sentinel has won an award from the Society for News Design‘s Best of Multimedia Design competition for an interactive graphic project completed by CFABJ member Tory Hargro and another multimedia artist.

See Tory’s award-winning project here.

Congrats, Tory!

Four years ago, UNITY organizers dared to dream they might have 10,000 registrants at the 2008 conference.

But as the conference grows closer, their dreams have been dashed by the side effects of industry turmoil and layoffs. As of 4 p.m. Friday, only 4,314 people had registered for the conference.

The conference meets July 23 to July 27 in Chicago. Are you planning to go? Meet up with CFABJers as well as local members of NAHJ and AAJA who also will be attending the conference at our July 17 pre-UNITY event.

Watch this space for more details.

If you know of Central Florida journalists of color who have been laid off, please let us know. We’d like to keep general track of these kinds of things.

E-mail names (and contact information, if you have it) to cfabj1[at]gmail[dot]com.

It seems you’re not alone.

PR Week reports on the phenomenon of journalists seeking more PR jobs than ever — and at earlier periods in their working lives than ever before.

Here are the latest job postings we’ve received:

WKMG/TV6, Orlando

  • Temporary/part-time graphic artist
    Design experience preferred, Quantel Paintbox and AfterEffects experience helpful, Photoshop and Illustrator experience required
  • Apply to Art Director, WKMG-TV, 4466 John young Parkway, Orlando 32804

WKMG/TV6, Orlando

  • Broadcast IT specialist
  • Minimum of five yers of recent experience in broadcast maintenance or computer maintenance
  • Two-year electronics degree or equivalent, FCC license or SBE certification helpful
  • MSCE or other computer network certification preferred
  • Apply to Chief Engineer, WKMG-TV, 4466 John Young Parkway, Orlando 32804

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