On February 6th, 2013 NABJ-SU had the honor of hosting award-winning author, journalist and political analyst, Roland Martin. Martin engaged in a thought-provoking conversation discussing the political landscape and insight regarding recent issues concerning Americans. He also spoke of his unparalleled experience of becoming an acclaimed, journalist. NABJ-SU created extensive marketing and promotion application, the result, having over 200 members of the student body in attendances. The members of NABJ-SU agree this has been one of our greatest events to date. The following is more insights from our E-Board.
“NABJ-SU had another great event! The discussion gave the audience something to think about, laugh about, and the inspirational energy to move forward in the media industry. Roland Martin, a very down-to-earth news analyst addressed about many hot topics. A point that stuck with me was his view on gun control policy: he said that creating a law about who can/can not possess weapons is only part of the issue. The psychological source of the violence needs to be equally (if not more) dealt with. Syracuse students enjoyed their time with Roland Martin and are looking forward to upcoming NABJ-SU guests and speakers.”-Candice Frank (Junior)
“I felt Roland Martin’s visit to campus proved very insightful to many that attended. It gave all a chance to hear him voice his opinion away from the spotlight of television, making way for touchy subjects to be discussed in a thought-provoking manner.”– Troy James (Junior)
“Martin said a lot of profound words that I couldn’t help but to take note of in my phone. One statement that spoke volumes to me was when he said “As you go forward in media, do not be afraid to be an extrovert. That plays a role in terms of building your fan base and building your audience.” Martin has built his strong credibility from his outgoing, outspoken vernacular. I feel like there is no excuse to not be successful when the power virtualluy lies in one’s own hands, just by creating one’s self and being courageous to make one’s talent known. I can honestly say that after meeting Mr. Martin, I have pushed my self harder, and I’m already seeing results, he is truly an inspiring man.” -Ashley Obasi (Junior)