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NABEF Gears Up For ‘Service to America’ Event

NABEF Gears Up For 'Service to America' Event

The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation’s Service to America Summit June 9 in Washington will feature speakers to discuss how broadcasters can use their resources to inform and assist their communities in crisis. The “Serving Communities in Crisis” panelists will share their experiences of assuming the responsibility of aiding their community in a time of need.
Panelists are: Jim Farley, vice president of news & programming, WTOP(AM-FM) Washington, who will speak about his station’s coverage of the sniper attacks in the Washington metro area; Nelly Rubio, community relations director, WFOR(TV), Miami, will discuss the station’s Neighbors 4 Neighbors program, which helps disaster victims; Kelly Zuber, director of promotions & public affairs, WDBJ(TV), Roanoke, Va., will speak about her station’s efforts to gather supplies for American troops serving in the war in Iraq; and David Payne, meteorologist, KFOR(TV), Oklahoma City, who will talk about his experiences covering the recent tornados and storms that swept across that area.
The Service to America Symposium is part of a day-long summit. The summit culminates in the evening with the Service to America Gala and Awards Ceremony. The event is sponsored by the NABEF and Bonneville International Corporation. This year’s summit will honor Laura Bush.
NABEF exists to conduct long-range research and education projects related to the future of the broadcasting industry. The foundation’s areas of interest include economic, social and technological research; educational and training programs with an emphasis on increasing diversity; and First Amendment issues.