The Good News Foundation (GNF) recently dedicated a media center at the Urban Media Foundation (UMF) headquarters in South Los Angeles, the program is designed to train the next generation of print and broadcast journalists. The help GNF has offered includes purchasing new “green computers” and helping obtain the equipment needed to create a virtual high-tech news set. GNF worked with Sony and OfficeMax to stock the center. GNF was founded by Los Angeles women working in television.

Pictured during the event in photo three are from left to right: Urban Media Foundation (UMF) board members Felix Whitaker and Marie Lemelle; UMF Fund Development Director Sherion Johnson; Good News Foundation board member and KNBC Channel 4 anchor Ana Garcia; Good News Foundation Founder and KTLA Channel 5 reporter, Wendy Burch; Our Weekly CEO and Urban Media Foundation Founder and CEO, Natalie Cole; Good News Foundation board members Dorothy Lucey (entertainment reporter,) and anchor Christine Devine both of KTTV FOX Channel 11; and UMF Board Member, Bonita Perkins. Not pictured, Good News Foundation board member and CBS Channel 2 anchor Pat Harvey.

Photo two: Good News Foundation and Urban Media Foundation board members with workshop instructor Ron Brewington with Urban Media Foundation program participants.

Photo three: KTLA Channel 5 cameraman Eric Shinn shows UMF program participant, Erika Simpson how a camera works./Photos courtesy of Ashley Jo-anna Seigel.