The Commission on the Status of Minorities urged its ranks to vote in the AEJMC election, and it worked, as two of its members won organization-wide offices.
Cristina Azocar of San Francisco State took the race for accrediting council representative. She came back from a close defeat in running last year. Now, she will play an important role in deciding on those standards & practices now esteemed more highly than ever.
“Thank you for your support!” she said.
Mia Moody-Ramirez of Baylor University won a seat on the Committee on Professional Freedom and Responsibility. She worked in professional journalism for a number of years and has done many studies on news depiction of top issues with regard to color. Moody-Ramirez also will be head of the Minorities and Communication Division for 2017-2018.
Both these ladies have strong experience in the areas in which they will work and will put forth well the interests of the historically underrepresented, said CSM Chairman Kyle Huckins.