More comments from participants and faculty
A wonderful and inspiring experience. I can't overestimate the quality of the faculty, format and participants.
—Cary Clack, 1997
This seminar is a sign that NCEW is acting and not only talking about the need for diversity in the media.
—Lee Hawkins, 1997
The NCEW Minority Writers’ Seminar was a tremendous learning experience, helping not only to expand my sense of career opportunities, but in offering practical guidance and feedback on how to be an effective editorial writer. It is a valuable professional development tool and helps to expand the diversity of opinion pages and columns.
—Javier Aldape, 1999
The critique sessions were intimidating going in but the positive tone and constructive criticism made them one of the best parts of the workshop
—Gloria Padilla, 2000
This seminar was basic enough to introduce opinion writing to those who’ve never done it, yet challenging enough to be useful to those of us who are there already. Please keep this seminar going.
—Leroy Chapman, 2000
The writing exercises, along with one-on-one feedback, various speakers and presentations, made for a very productive weekend.
—Marcus Franklin, 2001
There is no fat in this seminar. The speakers, panels, and exercises combined made for serious meat and potatoes.
—Callie Crossley, 2003
I found the seminar to be a real pragmatic way to improve the craft of editorial writing. It’s a great “boot camp” for anyone interested in becoming a more confident writer.
—Charita Goshay, 2004
Fantastic. Extremely well organized—all in all a very classy program.
—Hoa Nguyen, 2005
This seminar was a valuable experience and it was nice just to know there are other minorities out there doing the same thing on editorial boards.
—Pati Poblete, 2005
This is an incredible opportunity to learn and explore editorial writing. It will really change the landscape of the field in years to come, reflecting diversity of age and ethnicity.
—Nhien Nguyen, 2006
I didn’t really know much about editorial writing before I attended the seminar. The fact that I am now considering it speaks strongly of the effectiveness of this seminar.
—Jenna Cho, 2006
Invaluable! A wonderful experience.
—Barbara Chen, 2006
I harbored a secret ambition to be an opinion writer. Now I realize I could do it!
—Jessica DeLeon, 2006
I would highly recommend to anyone—papers and individuals. No time was wasted. The format was efficient, concise, practical.
—Patrice Gaines, 2006
Eye opening. I am considering this as a career change now.
—Garrison Wells, 2007
The seminar is a great learning opportunity for journalists at different experience levels. It is empowering.
—Clarisel Gonzalez, 2007
This was a wonderful seminar, very helpful. I met great people and feel very inspired and motivated to take my craft to new heights. I highly recommend this seminar for others, especially new editorial writers.
—Melanie Burney, 2008
I learned so much in so little time. I am indebted to the seminar, and hope one day I can pay it forward.
—Nicole Sealey, 2008
It was a great learning and inspirational experience for me and I'm grateful to have been chosen to attend.
—Leigh Donaldson, 2008
I loved this seminar. It was informative, well run, the leaders were passionate, fun, and informative, the topics were lively. It's a BLESSING!
—Nicole Golston, 2008
This seminar is extremely relevant to minority writers to meet like-minded colleagues. It can be very isolating out in the real world.
Laina Dawes, 2009
John Seigenthaler was a wealth of information and made the event priceless. Les Payne was also amazing. I don’t know where else we have been able to be in such an intimate environment with professionals of this caliber.
Rhetta Peoples, 2009
Critique sessions were the most informative. I’ve already recommended the seminar to two colleagues.
Afi-Odelia A. Scruggs, 2009
I love the seminar, the information, the feedback, the give-and-take with my colleagues, the facility, and the atmosphere. I would give it two thumbs up.
Stan Washington, 2009