A widely recognized authority in new media, Keith Clinkscales is the founder and CEO of the Shadow League Digital. Keith Clinkscales has received numerous awards and recognition for his significant contribution to the industry, including the Excellence in Journalism Award from the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).
Founded in 1975, NABJ is the largest organization in the United States representing journalists and students of color. To strengthen ties and expand opportunities for the community, NABJ hosts annual career fairs, conferences, and workshops, including the recently concluded Millennial Media Summit held on March 2, 2019, at the Columbia School of Journalism.
The 1-day event featured panelists from Bloomberg Business, Axios, Essence, Spectrum News, and The Grio, who addressed the transformation of media from traditional to digital, effective political reporting, and how to protect black women in the context of the #MeToo movement. NABJ President Sarah Glover delivered the welcoming remarks and hosted a president’s panel, followed by an informal “chat & chew” session with the attendees during lunch. The session focused on the opportunities that NABJ can provide to millennials, who currently make up a significant portion of the organization’s membership.