• TBABJ to host forum Thursday on fake news

    Fake, or real? What is news?


    That will be the subject of a forum this Thursday (March 9) hosted by the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists (TBABJ).


    TBABJ is bringing together Tampa Bay journalists to discuss news coverage, helping the public disseminate between what is real and what isn’t.


    The forum, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Robert W. Saunders Sr. Public Library, 1505 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa. A meet and greet is at 6:30 p.m. with the forum starting at 7.


    Ernest Hooper, East Hillsborough Bureau chief and columnist at the Tampa Bay Times, will moderate the event.


    Panelists are Wayne Garcia, a journalism professor at the University of South Florida; Chris Ford, assistant news director, WFLA News Channel 8; Janelle Irwin, a reporter with the Tampa Bay Business Journal; and Tracie McKinney, assistant news director, 10 News WTSP-TV.


    Follow us on Twitter @tbabj or contact us at tampabayabj@gmail.com for more information.



    The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists strives to help ensure diversity in area media and accurate, balanced coverage of communities of color while serving as a resource for both established and aspiring communicators.