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Black Media Honors Honoring African Americans and Minority Trailblazers in Media


Black Media Honors Honoring African Americans and Minority Trailblazers in Media

The Black Media Honors™ is an annual Awards weekend,  building on the momentum African American and minority  professionals have gained over countless years. 

The “Behind the Press” Consortium Pre-Awards signature event – the event is a day of panel discussions  of an association of media, celebrities, minority-owned  companies, organizations and industry executives and  influencers with the objective of pooling their resources for  achieving the common goal of changing and controlling the  narrative of african americans and american minorities in  media. 

The Black Media Honors™ Gala to follow – which brings  together many of the nation’s most influential creatives, and  aspiring communications students to celebrate the stellar  work being produced across the nation. Additionally, at the  evening’s end, is the Post-Honors VIP Reception. 

Each year, the Awards Gala recognizes leaders who have  successfully promoted the region through special events, best  public relations campaigns; media personalities, journalists,  organizations, initiatives, culture focused broadcast networks  and programs who pay particular attention to societal issues  and values; the local public relations industry; and exceptional  college students majoring in public relations, media, mass  communication, journalism etc. 

Black Media Honors™ is thrilled to honor such an  impressive group of media influencers. These individuals  have impacted the development of robust communications  between brands and their publics as well as bringing news to  the community at large. 

The honorees serve as an example of the great minority talent  we have in the media industry and reflect public relations’s  core strength of helping people move their career & brands  forward.  

Celebrity photographer and disabled Vietnam veteran Jerome Dorn embodies the very definition of resilience. Born in Philadelphia, the fifth of seven children, Dorn stayed focused throughout his youth, eventually obtaining his degree in Criminal Justice. Dorn has worked with the Philadelphia Police Department, Department of Justice, World Wide Detective Agency, and several other high profile security groups. Throughout his successful career, Dorn wrestled with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, an aftereffect of his military service. Battling the pain and debilitating effect of PTSD, Dorn found comfort behind the camera. Photography proved to be not only therapeutic, but life changing as well. Dorn picked up his first camera in 1970 while serving in Vietnam and knew instantly that behind the lens was where he belonged. His shooting style and photographs were special, generating a buzz in the industry. In 1985, he began his career in photojournalism, working in a variety of genres. Dorn’s credentials include fashion, lifestyle photography, photojournalism, and celebrity/red carpet coverage. Working with MSNBC, Jet Magazine, and major publications in Philadelphia and around the country, Dorn has had the honor of capturing the images of hundreds of notable celebrities and politicians including President Barack Obama, George Bush Jr, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Maya Angelou, Jesse Jackson, Rihanna, Snoop Dog, Will Smith, and Tyler Perry. Photography has sent Dorn around the globe, inspiring his passion for civil activism. In 1995, Dorn assembled and led a group of forty-two men to the Million Man March. Together, they spent five days walking from Philadelphia to Washington DC. In his travels, Dorn observed a common theme amongst the youth of the world. Many of the children he encountered seemed lost. Understanding that opportunities for at-risk youth are minimal, Dorn was inspired to make a difference. Established by Dorn in 2011, InDaHouseMedia was built on the idea that there is room in the house for everyone. With InDaHouseMedia, Dorn’s mission is to provide the future generation with positive direction through sports, music, and photography.

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