Kyla Hubbard, a senior broadcast journalism student from FAMU’s School of Journalism & Graphic Communication, has been selected as a 2023 HBCU Digital Media Fellow by the Online News Association.
As part of the fellowship, students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will receive hands-on training from journalists and innovators within the digital journalism landscape during the 2023 Online News Association Conference. This year’s ONA conference will take place in Philadelphia from Aug. 23-26.
“I was extremely delighted to be selected as an HBCU Digital Media Fellow because it’s an incredible opportunity as an emerging journalist,” Hubbard says. “I will have the chance to gain vital information, meaningful connections, and invaluable resources from the conference.”
Hubbard served as the editor-in-chief of the university’s award-winning newspaper, The Famuan, during the spring 2023 semester and will graduate from SJGC in August.
Throughout the fellowship, students will also produce multimedia packages, network, and will have the opportunity to tailor their conference experience based on their personal career aspirations.
“I am hoping to learn more about how the digital media landscape is changing as innovative strategies are being developed and used,” she says. “As a young professional, it’s very clear that journalism and digital media are undergoing a shift that requires adaptability.”