(SAVANNAH, GA) Marjorie Young received The Robert S. Abbot Memorial Award for
Meritorious Service in Mass Communications by Savannah State University after delivering
the keynote address at their 70th Annual Southern Regional Press Institute (SRPI).
The Robert S. Abbott Memorial Award—named in memory of Robert S. Abbott, founder of
the Chicago Defender—is awarded to a communications professional annually for their
work in field of communications.
Young was selected by Savannah State University’s department of journalism and mass
communications as the keynote speaker for their annual event, which was held virtually
from February 25-26, 2021. Senator Jon Ossoff delivered opening remarks to kick off the
This year’s theme, “Zooming Into 70: A Legacy that embodies Media and Education,” was
centered around SRPI’s 70th anniversary while discussing the world’s unprecedented
reliance on digital technology as it survives the global pandemic.
Marjorie Young is the founder of Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc., a reputation
marketing company. She is the author of a PR book called, Reputation Matrix™ that
empowers business owners and nonprofit organizations to take control of their PR, brand,
ABOUT THE SOUTHERN REGIONAL PRESS INSTITUTE (SRPI)
Established in 1951, the SRPI is a mass communications conference that brings together
college students from the southeast region of the United States for two days of intensive
workshops and seminars. The workshops, a few of which are also offered to high school,
middle, and elementary school students, are instructed by distinguished journalists, media
professionals, and educators. Sponsored by Savannah State University’s department of
journalism and mass communications, more than 17,000 students have attended the SRPI
since it began 70 years ago.
ABOUT CARRIAGE TRADE PUBLIC RELATIONS®, INC.
Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc., is Savannah’s premier reputation marketing
company founded in 1995 by Marjorie Young to help businesses increase their visibility,
credibility, and positive word of mouth in their community and online. Young is the author of
Learn more here: https://www.carriagetradepr.com