The podcasters will be on stage at the National Association of Black Journalists’ convention and job fair this week in Las Vegas. At a panel scheduled for Friday, Grio’s senior vice president of news and entertainment, Geraldine Moriba, will discuss plans for the recently launched Grio Black podcast network. Additionally, Moriba will be joined by a panel of network hosts, including Touré, Michael Harriot, Panama Jackson, and Maiysha Kai, to discuss black culture, its role in the power of podcasting, and how hosts of the podcast hone their special craftsmanship.
In May, Allen Media Group’s theGrio launched the Grio Black Podcast Network. It features a mix of content and perspectives, with shows ranging from a daily news series to a variety of talk, comedy and culture podcasts from a black perspective.
“TheGrio Black Podcast Network is the ultimate destination for the world’s best podcast talent and content,” said Byron Allen, Founder/Chairman/CEO of Allen Media Group. “Unfiltered African-American voices are needed more today than ever before, and the Grio is one-hundred-percent committed to amplifying our perspectives and our culture around the world.”
Allen Media Group recently acquired Black News Channel and it is expected to inject additional content into theGrio, including podcasts.
At Friday’s Black Journalists Convention and Career Fair, two of theGrio’s podcasts will also record episodes live to tape. Among them, Dear Culture with Panama Jackson, a program that mixes information and “edutainment” to start provocative conversations, and the interview program Writing Black with Maiysha Kai who is also editor and lifestyle columnist for TheGrio.
Get more details on the National Association of Black Journalists Convention and Career Fair in Las Vegas HERE.