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Regional Panel, White House Fellows Commission (March 2014)
Posted on 5/17/2014

In spring 2014, Jami served as a regional panelist for the President's Commission on White House Fellows, helping the President and his commissioners identify the next class of White House Fellows to serve in Washington.

Founded in 1964, the White House Fellows program is one of America's most prestigious leadership programs. White House Fellowships offer exceptional young people first-hand experience working at the highest levels of government. Selected individuals spend a year working with senior White House Staff, Cabinet Secretaries, or other top-ranking government officials. Fellowships are awarded on a strictly non-partisan basis. Jami served on the regional selection panel in New York City.

Screen Actor's Guild Nominating Committee
Posted on 5/17/2014

In 2014, Jami joined the Nominating Committee of the Screen Actor's Guild (SAG).

The SAG Nominating Committee will determine the nominees for the 21st Annual Screen Actor's Guild Awards for this year's outstanding performances in film and primetime television. Once nominees are selected, all active members of the Screen Actor's Guild will recieve ballots to determine who will receive the coveted Actor statuettes for this year's outstanding performances.

TNT and TBS will simulcast the annual presentation of the Screen Actor's Guild Awards from Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at 8 p.m. ET. Of the top accolades presented to performers, only the SAG Awards are conferred solely by members of Screen Actor's Guild. SAG is the nation's largest labor union representing working actors.

Innocence Network Journalism Awards (2013-14)
Posted on 5/17/2014

In 2014, Jami served on the panel of judges that selected the Innocence Network Journalism Award winners for the 2013 calendar year.

The Innocence Network Journalism Award was created to honor investigative reporting that brings to life the process of identifying and exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals. Every year it is an honor for Jami to serve on the awards panel.

This year, Jami and her fellow panelist awarded the 2013 Champion of Justice Award to Jennifer Thompson. The 2013 Journalism Award Winner was Andrew Cohen. The awards ceremony was held this year in Portland, Oregon.

Legal Contributor for Al Jazeera America
Posted on 4/1/2014

In August 2013 a new cable news network, Al Jazeera America, launched, based in New York City. Al Jazeera America (AJAM) produces fact-based, in-depth news with a focus on investigative journalism, but also including sports, business, and lifestyle. At it's inception, Jami joined AJAM as the network's Legal Contributor and, in that capacity, has covered legal stories of US and international significance, including Stand Your Gound, cell phone privacy, the Oscar Pistorius trial and the landmark Hobby Lobby case in the US Supreme Court.

TED Talks in NYC
Posted on 5/31/2013

This year, NYC Media, in partnership with TED: Ideas Worth Spreading, will premiere an exciting new program that will bring TED Conversations from the Internet to television. Jami Floyd hosts "Ted Talks in NYC" and brings in exciting new voices, from the New York City area, to help deconstruct and debate the most popular topics the Technology Entertainment and Design community have to offer. Guests include Chef Dave Pasternack, activist Colin "No Impact Man" Beavan, Journalist Rick Karr, Historian and Author Mark Kurlansky, Food Critic Kelli Choi and NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe. "TED Talks in NYC" airs Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m.

 

2012 Innocence Network Journalism Awards
Posted on 5/31/2013

The Innocence Network Journalism Award was created to honor investigative reporting that brings to life the process of identifying and exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals. The winner of the award will be an article, program, or series that in discussing wrongful convictions: best demonstrates the failures and successes of the criminal justice system; provides the best account of the plight of the wrongfully convicted, whether while in prison or after they are released; and/or best highlights the reforms needed and, where appropriate, the ways in which the public can take action to improve the criminal justice system. This will be Jami's third year serving on the Network's Jury. The awards ceremony is in Kansas City on March 30.

In MLKs Footsteps: Education as a Civil Right
Posted on 5/31/2013

Together with WNYC’s Peabody Award-winning host Brian Lehrer, Jami will lead a dynamic forum with academics, education experts, and historians – including a plaintiff involved in the historic Brown v. Board of Education case – about the evolution of the civil rights struggle around education since King’s time, and what’s left to be done in education reform. 

The invigorating afternoon will feature a musical performance by folk/blues songwriter Toshi Reagon, a musical performance from the Manhattan Theatre Lab and its ninth grade chorus, and short tribute speeches to Dr. King from the Manhattan Country School eighth graders.

Together with WNYC’s Peabody Award-winning host Brian Lehrer, Jami will lead a dynamic forum with academics, education experts, and historians – including a plaintiff involved in the historic Brown v. Board of Education case – about the evolution of the civil rights struggle around education since King’s time, and what’s left to be done in education reform. 

The invigorating afternoon will feature a musical performance by folk/blues songwriter Toshi Reagon, a musical performance from the Manhattan Theatre Lab and its ninth grade chorus, and short tribute speeches to Dr. King from the Manhattan Country School eighth graders.

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Women in the World Summit
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2012 Innocence Network Journalism Awards
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Out Front Launch Party
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