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Hofstra University Association of Black Journalists Member Statements

President, Claudia Balthazar

Hofstra University

Hempstead NY, 11549

HofstraUABJ Founded in 2001

Affiliate Student Chapter of NABJ in 2013

 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMelaine Morgan, HofstraUABJ Event Coordinator, Senior 

Major/Minor: Radio Production/Music

Duration of membership in HUABJ: About 1 1/2 years

Current and past club activities at Hofstra: HUABJ, WRHU, Hofstra Concerts, Entertainment Unlimited, The Chronicle, MEISA

Current and past internships: Intern at Xifer Enterprises, Promotions/Programming Intern at Connoisseur Media Long Island (Farmingdale, NY), Promotions/Programming Intern at Davis Broadcasting (Columbus, GA)

Fun fact: I spent half of my life in NY and the other half in GA, so the accents cancelled one another out so I don’t have an accent of either place.

Hobby or special skill: I love listening to classic R&B.

Dream job:  The radio industry is my dream industry.

“My favorite thing about HUABJ is that we have the ability to polish our skills and be as creative as possible. Personally I had the opportunity to practice my writing skills about a live radio broadcast from one of my favorite stations and showcase that piece of writing on the club HUABJ’s official newsletter, “Black Ink”. Now, I can Google my name and see my work.

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