Griot Presents: Storytelling Through the Lens of Black Media


Oct. 4 2016, Published 8:00 p.m. ET

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COST: Free

VENUE: Edelman

ADDRESS: Aon Center, 200 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

Join Edelman Griot as they welcome prominent Black media professionals in Chicago to discuss diversity in the newsroom, the evolving media landscape, storytelling through a multicultural lens and pitching tips.

Featured Panelists:
Cheryl Jackson - Blue Sky Reporter, Chicago Tribune
Mary Datcher - Sr. Staff Writer , Chicago Defender
Andrea Watson - Reporter/Producer, DNAinfo
Melissa Kimble - Sr. Social Media Manager, EBONY
Camron Smith - Sports Reporter/Anchor - CBS 2
Sandria Washington – Executive Editor,

Trisch Smith, Edelman EVP & Managing Director of Diversity and Inclusion

8:00-8:30am: Breakfast & Networking
8:30-9:15am: Panel Discussion
9:15-9:30am: Q&A
**Breakfast will be served. Please RSVP by Monday, Oct. 3**

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Edelman (AON Center, 200 E. Randolph, Fl. 66)
Outside guests, please check in at the security desk with your photo ID.

About Edelman Griot: Griot (pronounced gree-oh), is a network for Edelman’s Black employees and all colleagues who are interested in or have a desire to learn more about the community. With roots to Western Africa, the griot is a storyteller whose main role is to maintain oral history.


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