The media conglomerate Fox Corporation has announced the establishment of the FOX/HBCU Media Alliance. The new effort will bring HBCU students, faculty, and alumni together with executives from Fox’s media and entertainment businesses in an effort to build a stronger pipeline for students interested in pursuing careers in the film and television industry. The new program will also pursue strategies to advance the careers of HBCU alumni current working in Fox media and entertainment divisions.
Nicole Bernard , senior vice president at Fox, stated, “As a HBCU alumna, I know first-hand the extraordinary level of talent coming out of these schools. Fox has been a strong supporter of HBCUs, but now we want to elevate those efforts by creating a robust and unprecedented resource that harnesses the talent that HBCUs produce. I am excited that we will have the opportunity – through regional events, workforce initiatives and social networking platforms – to not only identify, cultivate and advance the best and brightest from this vast community, but to provide an array of tangible platforms for their creative gifts.”
Bernard is a graduate of Howard University and the Georgetown University Law Center.
More information on the Fox/HBCU Media Alliance is available here.