Baruch College Professor Honored by
New York Association of Black Journalists

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New York, NY – February 22, 2007--Bridgett M. Davis, professor of English at Baruch College, has been honored by the New York Association of Black Journalists with its 2007 Excellence in Education Award. 

Professor Davis teaches a range of journalism and creative writing courses, and has written reviews, and articles for the Washington Post, New York Newsday, Columbia Journalism Review, Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Chicago Tribune, as well as other publications.

Davis's critically acclaimed debut novel Shifting Through Neutral was published in hardcover in 2004 and in paperback a year later.  She is completing a new novel entitled Lagos, set in 1980s Nigeria and inspired by her experiences while researching African women in the media.

Davis is also a filmmaker who wrote, produced, and directed the feature-length drama Naked Acts. The film was theatrically released in 1998 and has been screened in 25 film festivals on four continents. 

The New York Association of Black Journalists is a chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists, the world’s largest organization for journalists of color.  NYABJ awards scholarships to college journalists, among its professional development, career planning, and outreach work.