ESPN experts share advice as part of HOUSEsports weekend

Moderator Curtis Bunn (far right) asked ESPN columnists J.A. Adande (left) and Jemele Hill (center) about how they got into sports journalism and what makes for a good sports column.

ESPN, in collaboration with HOUSEsports, a student-run organization at Morehouse that helps budding sports journalists develop in the different realms of media presented the college’s first journalism and sports conference.

Ron Thomas, Director of the Morehouse Journalism and Sports Program, along with Devin Emory and John Smith, co-founders of HOUSEsports organized the event as part of the HOUSEsports Weekend that ran from April 12-14, 2012.
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Curiosity finds the cat

Many Atlantans abandon their comfy couch cushion and slippers to run out into the streets when they hear a drop has been made.

Georgia State Alumni, former studio art major and well-known artist, Catlanta, releases a sporadic statement about a “dropped” cat via social networks and sends eager, hopeful owners out in a scurry to find his hidden novelties.
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Community comes together through Inman Park Restaurant Week

Inman Park showed that it’s diverse in more than just one way with the wide variety of food offered during Inman Park Restaurant Week. Fourteen restaurants came together during the last week of March to offer meals made for tantalizing the taste buds of the community for a discounted price.
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Atlanta Film Festival

The 2012 Atlanta Film Festival rolled out the red carpet for its premiere film, “L!fe Happens,” in what promises to be a long list of quality screenings lined up for movie goers.

Atlanta Film Festival 365 was the title of this year’s festival, showing the public that there’s more than just two weeks’ worth of films that can be taken away from the programming this year.
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AABJSC hosts first-ever week of events

The Atlanta Association of Black Journalists Student Consortium (AABJSC) offered a sliver platter of events made for students to dive into the week of Feb. 20 – 24. The student chapter made sure to cater to students in all different fields of journalism in their first-ever week long lineup of events, hosted on Georgia State University’s campus.
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NABJ President visits Atlanta

The National Association of Black Journalists has a new leader at the helm this year. Under the leadership of Greg Lee, NABJ’s youngest president, the progression towards a wider and more technologically-savvy set of goals is already underway.

Lee came to Atlanta on Feb. 29 to converse with the members of AABJ on a more personal level. With the NABJ convention coming up in June, the recent divide from UNITY and the current state of African-American presence in the media, there was plenty to talk about while sitting down with the president. Continue reading

Atlanta Race Riot: A journey through the city’s history

It was the turn of the twentieth century. Crowds gathered on the streets of downtown in fall. Tensions ran high as racial problems came to a boiling point, leading to the once blood soaked streets that we now use to guide our way through campus daily.

The 1906 Atlanta Race Riot marked an event in the past that changed the dynamics of racial relationships in the south, and the history of the riot a part of each students stomping ground in the university. Professor Cliff Kuhn led a walking tour of the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot, which took place from Sept. 22-24, to show the hidden historical gems that are right under our noses on campus.
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