Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Angela Burt Murray comes to NJCU-3/23/10

You are invited to the
A Conversation with Angela Burt-Murray,
Editor-in-Chief Essence/ CNN Collaborator Special
“Black in America”
Tuesday, March 23rd
1:00 pm-2:30 pm
Gilligan Student Union Building, Multipurpose Room A
Discussion & Analysis of the movie “Precious”
2:30 pm-4:00 pm

As steward of ESSENCE's editorial content, Burt-Murray aims to celebrate, inspire, entertain and empower the brand's audience - which encompasses 8.5 million readers of the monthly magazine. In addition, is the largest and fastest growing African-American magazine website; providing fresh daily content and breaking celebrity news, which has resulted in explosive growth to over 10 million page views each month.

Since taking the helm in 2005, Burt-Murray has updated the magazine's look to a vibrant and modern design, and created new sections to reach a younger, more affluent audience. At the same time, ESSENCE has been recognized for its compelling editorial content - including extensive coverage of the effects of Katrina in the Gulf Coast, a poignant photo essay on AIDS in the African-American community, as well as comprehensive coverage of politics including exclusive interviews with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Burt-Murray is the co-author of the critically acclaimed humor book, The Angry Black Woman's Guide to Life (Dutton), and the novel, The Vow (HarperCollins/Amistad). Burt-Murray was featured as one of the "40 Under 40" by Crain's New York Business. She has also appeared on Access Hollywood, BET, CNBC, CNN, Entertainment Tonight, Good Morning America, MSNBC, and The Today Show, to name a few. A graduate of Hampton University, Burt-Murray holds a B.S. in finance.

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