UNCP graduate takes part in National Association of Black Journalists’ student multimedia project in 2021
September 4 – PEMBROKE – A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke was among 21 students from across the country selected to participate in the National Association of Black Journalists’ 2021 student multimedia project.
Octavia Johnson took part in this event considered to be a training ground for future media professionals. It was held practically from August 18 to 21.
“Being part of the digital web team has helped me broaden my experiences in journalism,” said Octavia Johnson. “This opportunity was special for me because I learned from black journalists who have made careers in the news business.”
Johnson has participated in workshops covering topics such as proper journalistic writing, visuals, ethics and career advice.
“My favorite part was collaborating with other students across the country who also had strong skills. I also did my first regional weather report and wrote my first SOT (sound on tape) on Vice President Kamala Harris. making a special appearance at the 2021 NABJ Convention. “
Johnson graduated from UNCP in May 2020 with a degree in Mass Communication and majoring in Journalism with a minor in Creative Writing. She is a graduate student in the Media and Communications program at Norfolk State University. She is a graduate assistant in second-year recruiting for the Office of Graduate Studies, a historian for the Graduate Students’ Association, and a member of the Norfolk State Association of Black Journalists.
While at UNCP, Johnson was active on campus as the Pine Needle Section Editor, Vice President of Media and Marketing for the Residence Hall Association, and as a volunteer at the Care Resource Center.