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February 4, 2005
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NAB Education Foundation to Offer Fellowships to Women and People of Color for Radio Executive Development Program

The NABEF Fellowship Program was developed to promote diversity and inclusiveness, to increase the pool of qualified broadcasters from minority groups who, to date, may not have been fully represented at the management level. For NABEF Professional Fellowship Application information and to access the online form, visit www.nabef.org or contact nabef@nab.org. The application deadline for the scholarship is February 22, 2005.

Keith Miles, director, Radio/Television, WANM/Florida A&M University, who received a fellowship for the 2004 program, said that he was "very grateful for the fellowship that allowed me to have this experience... thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and the networking with others in the class."

The EDP provides attendees professional business skills that prepare them for the next steps in their careers. The course counts towards a station's required number of outreach activities under EEO rules. The EDP will be held July 16-19, 2005 at Georgetown University.

The EDP Fellowships are made possible through the generous support of the Robert M. Tribune McCormick Foundation and the National Association of Broadcasters.

The McCormick Tribune Foundation is one of the nation's largest charitable organizations, with current combined assets of close to $2 billion. The Foundation invests in communities, addresses human needs and promotes the ideals of a democratic society through innovative partnerships in four program areas: communities, education, journalism and citizenship. The foundation, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2005, was established as a charitable trust upon the death of Col. Robert R. McCormick, longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune and founder of WGN radio and television. For more information, visit www.mccormicktribune.org.

The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) is dedicated to the training and enhancement of the nation's broadcasting community. NABEF develops and supports educational programs and outreach initiatives designed to provide information on topical issues, increase diversity, highlight community service and promote philanthropy. NABEF may be found online at www.nabef.org.

The National Association of Broadcasters is a full-service trade association that promotes and protects free, over-the-air local radio and television stations' interests in Washington and around the world. NAB is the broadcaster's voice before Congress, federal agencies and the courts. NAB also serves a growing number of associate and international broadcaster members. Information about NAB can be found at www.nab.org.