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Mayor Kip Holden was honored at the Second Annual Baton Rouge Area Association of Black Journalists Scholarship luncheon. The luncheon was held at Boudreaux's.

Holden received the Pioneering Journalists award along with Bob Rene, who was among the first Black photographers at Channel 9, and Yvonne Campbell, the first Black reporter at the Advocate.

The award recognizes journalists who have paved the way for others to follow and set a standard of excellence.

Published in Baton Rouge News
Journalist killed in brutal attack
Friday, 04 April 2014 20:48

Several Associated Press journalists were covering an independent election in Afghanistan when their car was attacked.

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The Baton Rouge Area Association of Black Journalists (BRAABJ) is hosting its Second Annual Scholarship Luncheon to benefit future journalists on April 17.

The guest speaker will be Award-winning Houston News Reporter Isiah Carey (Fox 26), a Baton Rouge native and former WAFB Channel 9 reporter. BRAABJ will honor pioneering journalists – Yvonne Campbell (The Advocate), Mayor Kip Holden (WXOK), Robert Rene (WAFB), and WBRZ News Anchor Sylvia Weatherspoon.

The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m.

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

East Baton Rouge Superintendent Bernard Taylor will speak at the Baton Rouge Area Association of Black Journalists' meeting on March 17.

The meeting will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Instructional Resource Center, 1022 South Foster Drive, in Baton Rouge. The building is located right next to the district's administrative building.

Taylor will speak about current programs and future plans. Breakfast will be served. The event is free to members and $5 for guests.

Published in Baton Rouge News

When it comes to science in the news, many scientists lament poor quality of news coverage of scientific studies. Over-claiming headlines. Lack of understanding of the scientific method. Scientific findings placed outside of their context.

But perhaps we can’t fully understand the sources of hype or misinformation in science news coverage until we better understand the rules journalists use for selection and production of science news studies. Why does one scientific study make it into the news, and another not? Why does one scientific press release catch a journalist’s eye, and another not?

This is precisely the question I am trying to answer with a new science communication project for my PhD research at Louisiana State University.

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