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New Changes for Famuan and WANM-FM


January 24, 2013

TALLAHASSEE, Fla
. – Kanya Simon Stewart has been named the adviser for Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) student newspaper, the Famuan for the spring 2013 semester.  Stewart is a 2004 FAMU graduate who majored in journalism and magazine production. 

Since 2006, she has been the owner, operator, publicist and content writer for Proclaim Creative & Marketing Group. In 2012, she served as the associate editor, senior reporter and page designer of the Capital Outlook newspaper, and has previously held reporting and editing assignments for several organizations including The New York Times Regional Group.

While a student at FAMU, Stewart served as the managing editor and senior writer for Journey magazine. She also served as a staff editor and writer for the Famuan.

“Kanya offers students and the FAMU community a wealth of knowledge as a multi-media communicator,” Ann Wead Kimbrough, dean of the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication, said. “She has proven integrity, leadership, excellent multi-media skills and a strong commitment to ensuring that future journalists and graphic designers receive excellent training in a key student media laboratory.”

In addition, Kimbrough has announced that WANM-FM 90.5 recently debuted a news segment titled, “FAMU Headlines.” The radio show aired on Jan. 21. and is hosted by journalism student Sequoia Powell.  She reports on news involving campus activities and alumni.  “FAMU Headlines” airs each week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays every hour from 7:30 a.m. through 9:30 a.m. and from 12:30 p.m. through 6:30 p.m.

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