WASHINGTON, D.C.- The National Newspapers Association hosted “Black Press Week” in Washington DC, March 14-17 with esteem individuals such as more than 200 Black newspapers in the U.S. and the Virgin Islands and prominent Black individuals in Local, State and National government. I was honored to be a part of this group.
NNPA newspapers have a combined readership of 15 million and the organization has forged ahead into the digital age with the creation of an electronic news service and the BlackPressUSA.com web site that enables the Black Press to provide real-time news and information to its national constituency. The Round Table included discussion enlightened all Black Publishers that social media use is on the rise, more people are reading the news online and advertisers are spending more money on Internet advertising than ever before. All of those factors have the potential to make social media one of the most important elements of “The Black Press.”