The NABJ Media Institute offers quality web seminars and hands-on professional development, entrepreneurial guidance, technical training at national and regional conferences as well as sponsored events around the country.
The Media Institute also seeks to teach, compile, disseminate and chronicle information about African Americans in the field of journalism, and acts as a clearinghouse for information to entities interested in the media and establishing a connection with black journalists. The Media Institute provides conferences, which explore topics ranging from multimedia technology and political reporting to health care issues.
NABJ has joined with Belmont University/Freedom Forum Diversity Institute, Georgetown University, Morehouse College, Bloomberg, New York Times, CBS, CNN, Poynter Institute/NewsU, and Breakthrough Inc., to deliver first-rate classroom instruction and online training. Ideas are always welcome and will be heard.
In-person seminars are designed for those who aspire to advance to management level in newsroom or networks; learn the business of freelancing; starting a business as well writing, editing and producing.
Additionally, the Institute addresses issues such as the achievement gap in education and national standardized testing.
Web seminars (webinars) will cover a range of topics on the subject of management in today’s newsroom. These tools will help prepare journalists for their new role in a supervisory position and show them how to become more effective and productive. Participants will discover the importance of how influence and relationships can determine their success as a manager.
The Institute also offers the NABJ/NY Times Leadership Academy.
The Institute is funded through corporate grants and private donations to NABJ Freedom Fund (an initiative launched to help the organization become more self-sufficient through individual support from members and the community).