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“Meet the Black Media,” a free networking event for all aspiring journalists and others pursuing careers in media, will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Bulger Communication Center at SUNY Buffalo State.

The program will begin with a screening of the documentary “The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords.” That will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with black media professionals, who will offer tips on getting started in media. A reception will follow.

The panelists will be: reporter Brittni Smallwood of WIVB-TV; reporter Harold McNeil of The Buffalo News; public relations consultant Jennifer J. Parker, president of the Black Capital Network and Jackson Parker Communications; editorial writer Dawn Bracely of The Buffalo News; Eva M. Doyle, Buffalo Criterion columnist and WUFO radio host; and Al-Nisa Banks, editor and publisher of The Challenger.

The event, in room West 2, is sponsored by the Buffalo Association of Black Journalists; the SUNY Buffalo State Communication Department, Business Department and Office of Equity and Diversity; and Tops Markets.