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SAVANNAH, Ga ()- Savannah State University (SSU) will host its 73rd annual Southern Regional Press Institute (SRPI).

The annual event seeks to help high school and college students acquire skills in communications.

The two-day event will feature more than 20 industry professionals presenting on topics related to multimedia and digital communications, journalism, public relations, and strategic communications.

This year’s theme is “Artificial Intelligence in the Media and Pop Culture.”

This year’s two keynote speakers are Bud Johnson, a professional content creator and freelance photographer and writer; and Paula Wambui-Pinzon, a senior engineer at NetApp.

Wambui-Pinzon will present at 9 a.m., Feb. 29 in the Howard Jordan Torian Auditorium. Johnson will present at noon, on March 1 in the King Frazier Ballroom.

In addition to 12 workshops offered during the conference, the two-day program includes:

  • Thursday, February 29, 10 a.m. – 1:50 p.m., Whiting Hall 128: Professional Headshot Session
  • Thursday, February 29, 1 p.m. – 1:50 p.m., Whiting Hall 112: AI is Now (HBCU Heroes)
  • Thursday, February 29, 3:30 p.m., Whiting Hall 112: Media Professional Alumni Panel
  • Friday, March 1: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Whiting Hall 112: Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) and the Business of Sports to Secure Your Bag

The event is free to attend, but pre-registration is required.

Registration for the event, a complete list of workshops, and more information on the history of SRPI are available at

For more information, contact SRPI Co-Director Kareem McMichael at mcmichaelk@savannahstate.edu or 912-358-3378.

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