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October 17-21, 1979
Sheraton Hotel Center, New York

14th Annual Convention


Presentation of a special award to Joe Louis, America's symbol of magnificence in the 1930's and 1940's, for his "unique contributions to world human dignity," accepted by his son, Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., and an award to the Atlanta Daily World, the nation's first Black daily newspaper, accepted by Portia A. Brookings, daughter of the Publisher, C.A. Scott, highlighted the closing banquet of the three-day 13th annual convention of the National Association of Media Women, Inc. in Philadelphia. E. Fannie Granton, Assistant Editor of Ebony and Jet Magazines received the National Achievement Award, annually given to someone outside the organization whose accomplishments have earned national attention and distinction.

The in-organization Ida B. Wells Media Woman of the Year award, named for the pioneering Black newswoman, went to Atlanta Chapter member Pauline Morgan White, Public Relations Director of Morris Brown College and the Chicago Chapter was cited as the Outstanding Chapter of the Year. National President, Xernona Clayton Brady, Atlanta, presented the President's Award to Lois K. Alexander, New York, a former National president and Esther Coley, Los Angeles, Editor of N.A.M.W.'s newly launched cookbook, "Communicating in the Kitchen." This marked the first time this award was shared by two persons.

Frank Washington, legal assistant to Chairman Charles Ferris of the Federal Communications Commission anbd F.C.C. staff officers Zora Brown, Ceci Hiramoto and Lionel Monagas (recently upped to Special Assistant to the Broadcast Bureau) were among the many distinguished panelists who conducted special seminars. Marc Henderson, Associate Press Secretary, The White House, and Barbara Reynolds, Washington Bureau Representative of the Chicago Tribune discussed "Black Journalists View the Future". Henderson disclosed that only 12 per cent of the newsfolk on major dailies are minorities. He also indicated that there are only five or six Black correspondents at the White House press conferences. Reynolds stated that "the civil rights movement pushed us in. Our own Black intellect and minds must push us up."

William H. Dilday, General Manager of WBLT-TV, Jackson, Mississippi, an NBC affiliate and the largest and most profitable television station in that state, in his Founder's Luncheon speech, urged the Median Women

[[caption]] TRIBUTE--A special citation for communicating peace, brotherhood and goodwill to all nations went to Joe Louis, former World Heavyweight Champion, during the recent National Association pf Media Women's Convention in Philadelphia. Jos Louis Barrow, Jr., right, receives the plaque for his father, from Xernona Brady, President of NAMW. Frank Washington, Special Markets Manager, Pepsi-Cola Company, sponsor of the NAMW awards banquet, looks on. [[/caption]]

[[caption]] ACHIEVEMENT--E. Fannie Granton, center, Associate Editor, Jet Magazine, received the National Achievement award from the National Association of Median Women during its recent convention in Philadelphia. Xernona Brady, President, NAMW, is seen making presentation as Ernie Humbles, Regional Sales Development Manager for Pepsi-Cola Company, sponsor of the NAMW awards banquet, looks on. [[/caption]]

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