New York Times journalist to visit West Jackson

New York Times journalist, Ron Nixon, will be in town tomorrow. The JSU Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists is hosting a discussion Friday, February 18 at 10 a.m. in College of Liberal Arts (Room 266). The topic of the discussion is “The Generation is Not Lost: Stories of Positive Change” and Nixon will serve as a panelist.

Nixon plans to explore the city while he’s here and he’ll take a look at projects such as WESToration, the West Jackson Blog, and the Koinonia Friday Forum. Our fingers are crossed, because it would be great if he witnessed something intriguing here in Jackson that will inspire him to write a story. We really hope that such a story will have people nationwide reading about the positive things happening in West Jackson.


If you are interested in attending Friday’s panel discussion, the details are as follows:

The Jackson State University National Association of Black Journalists Chapter will present Ron Nixon, New York Times reporter, at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18, in room 266 of the Dollye M.E. Robinson College of Liberal Arts.

Nixon will take part in the panel discussion, “The Generation is Not Lost: Stories of Positive Change?” The panel will be moderated by Ercila Dometz-Hendrix, doctoral student, urban and regional planning.

Panelists include:

  • C. J Rhodes, senior pastor, Mt. Helm Baptist Church
  • Trey Daniels, state director, Organizing for America
  • George Chuck Patterson, coordinator for community outreach and student services, Tougaloo College
  • Hanen Abboud Obiedat, political science graduate student, JSU
  • Ebou Sowe, political science graduate student, JSU
  • Talia Kolas, senior political science student, JSU
  • Leniece Davis, JSU political science visiting professor
  • DJ Unpredictable, JSU alumnus
  • Hussein Sadek, senior engineering student, JSU
  • Michael Teasley, president, JSU NAACP

For more information, contact Sunny Fridge at 601-979-3601 or Noel Didla at 601-979-5864.

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