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WHAT IS THE HBCU DIGEST?
The HBCU Digest is a daily blog/news curation resource, providing news synopsis, links and commentary on stories about America’s historically black colleges and universities. Started in January 2010, the site has grown from a news aggregation site (taking portions of content from other sources) to providing breaking news from outlets throughout the United States, original features and editorials, and special content unique to HBCU students and alumni culture. The HBCU Digest is also available on a weekly worldwide Internet broadcast, HBCU Digest Radio, which can be heard Thursdays at 6 p.m. EST.
Select editorials from the Digest are syndicated on the Huffington Post. Headlines from all HBCU Digest posts, along with regular commentary and reader Q&A’s are syndicated on Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus. Content is also available through RSS feed. The Digest is published Monday through Saturday.
WHAT KINDS OF STORIES WILL YOU FIND ON THE HBCU DIGEST?
The HBCU Digest delivers news and information on all aspects of HBCU culture. Student life, alumni affairs, leadership, community, entertainment and sports. The Digest solicits press releases and media advisories from HBCUs and organizations supporting HBCUs.
WHO READS THE HBCU DIGEST?
The HBCU Digest is regularly read by HBCU students, alumni and administrators. Additionally, the Digest is a popular resource for editors and reporters looking for in-depth information on HBCUs. In 2011, the Digest was read by more than 250,000 people in all 50 states and in more than 173 countries around the world – about four times the attendance of the largest HBCU football classic in the country, the Magic City Classic between Alabama A&M and Alabama State.
DOES THE HBCU DIGEST ACCEPT ADVERTISING?
The HBCU Digest proudly partners with several HBCUs and black-owned businesses nationwide for annual advertising and marketing initiatives. Our current partners include:
Alabama A&M University (Alabama)
Alcorn State University (Mississippi)
Fayetteville State University (North Carolina)
Florida A&M University (Florida)
Hampton University (Virginia)
Howard University (Washington D.C.)
Jackson State University (Mississippi)
Mississippi Valley State University (Mississippi)
North Carolina Central University (North Carolina)
Oakwood University (Alabama)
Prairie View A&M University (Texas)
Tuskegee University (Alabama)
Perkins Management Services Company Inc. (Nationwide, Official Food Service Company of the HBCU Digest)
United Negro College Fund – Washington DC Region
Thurgood Marshall College Fund Inc.
The Digest has competitive fixed rates for HBCUs and small businesses, and affordable social networking campaign and placement options for corporations trying to reach a diverse, niche audience of educated HBCU supporters.
DOES THE HBCU DIGEST SPONSOR HBCU-RELATED EVENTS OR ACTIVITIES?
The HBCU Digest is always looking to support events that support HBCU communities. If your group, organization or company is planning an event to support one or a number of HBCUs, count on the HBCU Digest to serve as an active media sponsor or financial supporter of your cause.
DOES THE DIGEST SUPPORT ANY NON-PROFIT CHARITIES?
The HBCU Digest supports a number of charities based on need and timing of the request, but its primary partner is the Center for HBCU Media Advocacy, Inc. The Center is a federally-designated 501(c)3 charity supporting media literacy and development at historically black colleges and universities. The Digest also donates free ad space on a limited basis to requesting businesses and organizations seeking national attention for their service or event.
WHAT OTHER BENEFITS DOES THE HBCU DIGEST OFFER?
The HBCU Digest seeks to be the primary online destination for news and information for the national HBCU community. To this end, it provides a number of free services accessible to all readers for information and promotion.
- Digest Job Search – Search thousands of jobs by industry, zip code or HBCU campus for free.
HOW DO YOU CONTACT THE HBCU DIGEST?
The HBCU Digest is independently owned and published by Carter Media Enterprises LLC.