Midwest Summit Keynote Kierna Mayo on The Combat Jack Show

Kierna Mayo, Editor-in-Chief of EBONY Magazine and scheduled keynote speaker for the NABJ Midwest Region summit in April of this year, recently had an interview with The Combat Jack Show.

The Combat Jack Show is a SoundCloud based podcast that features creatives in our culture.

On the show, Mayo talked about things such as what makes authentic music and controlling her narrative as editor of the nation’s #1 Black publication.

As many would know, before joining EBONY, she was doing work with places such as The Source Magazine. “When I did the first cover of TLC in their life, I was 22.” Wow.

She also was a founding editor of Honey Magazine, no longer in print. “We have to exist for a Rihanna to exist,” she says about entertainment journalism needing to be in a mainstream lens.

We are very excited to meet and hear from Kierna Mayo at the Midwest Summit in April! Get your ticket(s) today!




Partner Hotel Announced for Midwest Summit

The partner hotel for the 2016 NABJ Midwest Summit hosted by Northwestern University has officially been announced. All attendees planning to be in Evanston for the weekend of the summit should make reservations under the “NABJ NU” block plan at the Hilton Garden Inn on Maple St. in Evanston, Ill.

Reservations for hotel rooms can be made HERE.

Official registration for the summit is still open and can be obtained HERE.

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