My mentor-turned-sister friend Yanick Rice Lamb is in the process of launching an amazing new space in the digital world. Please check out her video entry to win seed funding for Fully-Connected.com - you'll know immediately that you should cast your vote for this visionary journalist, author, editor and teacher.
**Voting Ends Sunday, October 17, at Midnight**
Please take a second to vote for Yanick Rice Lamb to help our team secure seed money to launch http://www.fully-connected.com, a new vision in digital media. Fully-Connected.com connects dots and connects people from Atlanta to Accra through engaging journalism and social networking. We will also provide training and opportunities for journalists, students and citizens who want to tell stories about their communities and global roots. Allow us to help you get fully connected! Start by casting your vote for Yanick Rice Lamb and passing the word, since voting is open to the public until Sunday, Oct. 17.
You can also watch her short video under the NABJ logo on the top right at http://www.unityjournalists.org/NewU/index.php, and check out the prototype for Fully-Connected.com. In the spirit of Unity, vote for one person at National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Asian American Journalists Association, and Native American Journalists Association, too. Thanks!
Qualifications for Success
Yanick Rice Lamb’s team includes some of the youngest, brightest and most experienced minds in journalism. Yanick loves to quote Howard University colleague Paula Matabane, who says, “We teach what we do and do what we teach.” She has the best of both worlds as an associate professor and coordinator of the Print/Online Journalism Sequence at Howard, where she earned an MBA in 2005. The former president of the New York Association of Black Journalists is also associate publisher and editorial director at Heart & Soul, the leading health and fitness magazine for African Americans.
She has worked everywhere from Essence to The New York Times, gaining invaluable experience in launching and repositioning new ventures and winning numerous awards along the way. As founding editor of BET Weekend, her editorial vision led to the popular magazine becoming the second-largest publication targeted to African Americans with a circulation increase of nearly 40 percent from 800,000 to 1.3 million in just three years.
In addition to being an entrepreneurial fellow through the New U program co-sponsored by Unity Journalists of Color and the Ford Foundation, Yanick is writing about delayed hospital discharges as one of four journalists in the Health Performance Fellowship sponsored by the Association of Health Care Journalists and the Commonwealth Fund. Vote for Yanick Rice Lamb. Allow her innovative team to help you get fully connected!