2015 NABJ Hall of Fame
Every year, NABJ pays homage to legendary
black journalists who have made outstanding contributions to the industry. On
April 5, 1990, seven distinguished journalists became charter members of the
NABJ Hall of Fame. Over the last 24 years, NABJ has inducted 64 journalists
into the esteemed Hall of Fame. The NABJ Board of Directors approves
nominations. New inductees are installed annually at the NABJ Hall of Fame Reception and Induction Ceremonies.
Nomination Deadline: Friday, February 20, 2015 5:00 p.m.
Nominees must be current, former or
retired media professionals, full-time freelance and/or working journalists,
which includes reporters, editors, photographers, newsroom managers, etc., who
produce, gather, and disseminate news for newspapers, magazines, television,
radio stations, wire services, and/or digital
Candidates must have worked in the media
profession for a minimum of 15 years.
Candidates must have demonstrated
distinguished service to the media profession and made extraordinary
contributions to their communities.
Nominations can be made posthumously.
Completed Nominations include:
· Online Application Form.
· A minimum of three letters of support, including nomination statement,
attesting to the candidate’s accomplishments.
· Other relevant documentation, including clips, tapes, photographs,
disc drives and other work samples, must be included in the nomination packet.
Preferential consideration will be given to NABJ members, past members, and
those who have been active in the organization on a national and/or local
Individuals nominated to the NABJ Hall of Fame in the past four years do
not have to be renominated. Those nominations will be eligible for
2015. However, the Hall of Fame Committee will accept updates of the