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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 15, 2009
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NAB Education Foundation Launches Leadership Development and Mentoring Program

WASHINGTON, DC - The NAB Education Foundation launched today their third annual Connections Mentoring Initiative, a premiere leadership development and mentoring fellowship program. As previously announced, the program pairs broadcasting executives with women and people of color seeking career advancement opportunities in broadcasting.

"The Connections Mentoring Initiative has been extremely successful in helping prepare talented broadcasters for the next phase of their careers," said NABEF President Marcellus Alexander. "Our expanded program will help an even larger group of people learn to navigate today's changing media space, while enhancing their skills to become tomorrow's leaders."

Produced through support from the McCormick Foundation and NAB, this year's program includes an expanded group of 22 participants and mentors, as well as new digital platforms that encourage a more interactive learning style. In addition to the six Web seminars included in the program, members will also receive Web cameras to facilitate regular communication via Web conferencing. Other digital components of the program include a networking Web site, a new initiative that enables participants to blog about their experiences throughout the year-long course.

For more information on the Connections Mentoring Initiative, click here.

About NABEF
The NAB Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the public interest in supporting and advocating: education and training programs, strategies to increase diversity, initiatives stressing the importance of the First Amendment, community service, philanthropy and timely broadcasting issues.

About McCormick Foundation
The McCormick Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to strengthening our free, democratic society by investing in children, communities and country. Through its five grantmaking programs, Cantigny Park and Golf, and three world-class museums, the Foundation helps build a more active and engaged citizenry. It was established as a charitable trust in 1955, upon the death of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, the longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. The McCormick Foundation is one of the nation's largest charities, with more than $1 billion in assets. For more information, please visit www.McCormickFoundation.org.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.

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