Tuesday, October 21

Using Faith to Conquer HIV



       Miami-Dade County ranks number one in the state Florida for new HIV and AIDS cases.  Florida ranks third in the nation in the number of newly diagnosed HIV infections.The numbers are startling so, it is no surprise that AIDS advocacy groups are coming up with new ways to stop the spread of the virus.  
        AIDS Health Care Foundation is mixing faith with HIV Awareness with new billboards around South Florida. It’s the first time the group has used religion in their campaigns. Check out my story by clicking the image below!
http://www.local10.com/news/advocacy-groups-fighting-spread-of-aids-in-south-florida/29229096
     So far the billboards are growing in popularity. They can be spotted along highways in California, Washington DC and in Mississippi.
Thursday, October 16

Social Media Week Miami

Media Blogger Talitha Haynes & Constance Jones
Social Media has become one of the most important tools journalist use! If you know anything about me--I am constantly connected to all of my social media accounts. It allows me to find new story ideas, stay connected with my viewers, and create a space to create conversation about news topics. However there are a few that feel that these new social media channels have disrupted journalism! It’s hard to master a new technology that is in constant evolution. Last month, I  was honored to be a featured speaker on a panel at Social Media Week Miami. The panel's topic was "Journalism: Reinventing News Coverage with the Rice of Social Media."

Before the conference I participated in  Google Hangout discussing the social media and journalism. Click here to see the conversation! I would love to hear from you. What does this mean for the viewer? How is social media changing the news? 




Sunday, October 5

Constance Jones Speaks at Morning Glory-1000 Women in Prayer & Pink

I was honored to serve as a guest speaker at Dr. Rosalind Osgood's 5th Anniversary Morning Glory: 1000 Women in Prayer and Pink 2014. It was a time to join together to pray for the female leadership in South Florida.
The focus of this event was empowering women! There were a number of influential ladies in attendance including Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief. She is the first Black female Mayor of Broward County.  Before the event, we had a meet and greet time with all of the speakers and honored guest.  The event was held at Mount Hermon A.M.E. Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.