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Dream Chasing: FAMU Journalism Student Is Striving for Greatness

By: Madeline Smith
August 28, 2021

When working towards a goal, it is imperative to take necessary steps with diligence and persistence to achieve that goal. Fourth-year broadcast journalism student, Vincent Jones Jr. has demonstrated relentlessness in pursuit of his dreams.

Upon Jones Jr.’s arrival to the Hill in 2018, he made his entry into sports journalism via working for the university’s Sports Information department as a production intern. He says that the experience provided him with insight that previously had only dreamed about.

“I started to do things that I not only enjoyed but also felt in my heart that it would be beneficial to my future,” said Jones Jr. “From working on the sideline reporting or even just pulling stats I knew I was doing work that my competition wasn’t.”

The work did not stop there for Jones Jr. He would go on to write for the student-run publication Journey magazine and have over ten articles published—fulfilling his capstone requirements and then some. Following this he took on the role of Sports Director for the student-led print publication, The FAMUAN as well as the university’s radio station 90.5 “The Flava”.

Entering into his senior year, Jones Jr. secured an internship through the Emma Bowen Foundation with WPBF 25 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. While at the station Jones Jr. worked as an on-air talent and producer for the five and eleven O’clock shows.

“I am extremely grateful to have worked with the Emma Bowen Foundation and WPBF. I gained skills and made connections that I pray will last for a long time.”

Jones Jr. has been successful during his time at FAMU and is looking forward to making leaps into sports journalism. Jones Jr. is expected to graduate in spring of 2022.