NABJ Rolls Out the Red Carpet for the 2013 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony January 17 in Washington
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Posted by: Aprill Turner
Hosted By: Byron Pitts, CBS News and Isha Sesay, CNN International/ Headline News
NABJ Rolls Out the
Red Carpet for the 2013 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony January
17th in Washington, DC
Booker, Sue Simmons
and Cynthia Tucker Among Honorees
16, 2013 –The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)
will induct six legendary journalists into its Hall of Fame, the
organization’s highest honor; and present the Ida B. Wells Award, the annual
honor highlighting the achievement of a media executive who has
demonstrated a commitment to diversifying the nation's newsrooms and improving
the coverage of people and communities of color.
The ceremony will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at
the Newseum in downtown Washington, DC. Proceeds of the gala benefit
NABJ scholarship and fellowship programs. The program will be hosted by Byron
Pitts, 60 Minutes, CBS News, and Isha Sesay, CNN International/ Headline News.
Annually, NABJ pays homage to legendary black journalists
who have made outstanding contributions to the industry.
"These trailblazers in the industry have endured great
challenges so that black journalists today can have more freedom and
professional opportunities,” said NABJ President Gregory H. Lee Jr. "Their
accomplishments will be preserved and passed on to future generations. We’re
proud to salute these worthy honorees.”
The newest members are:
Betty Winston Bayé,
Longtime Columnist, The Courier-Journal
First Black Reporter, The Washington Post
and Washington Bureau Chief, JET Magazine
Alice Dunnigan, First Black Woman Credentialed to Cover The
White House, The State Department, and Congress (posthumous)
Sue Simmons, Longtime
Legendary Sportswriter, Helped Desegregate Baseball (posthumous)
Pulitzer-Winning Columnist, The Atlanta
Additionally, Richard Prince will receive the Ida B. Wells
Awards for his efforts championing diversity in journalism. For 10 years online, he has authored the
popular "Journal-isms” column, which covers issues of diversity within the
Doors Open- 6:30 p.m.
Pre-Reception- 6:30- 8:00 p.m.
Ceremony- 8:00- 9:30 p.m.
Dessert Reception- 9:30-11:30 p.m.
NABJ Hall of
Roundtable Discussion with Honorees:
NABJ cordially invites students, faculty and colleagues to a
special event to meet and discuss the careers of our 2013 Hall of Fame
honorees. The roundtable event is free
to ALL students, faculty, and journalists.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Newseum – Knight Broadcast Studio (3rd Floor)
555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20001
Register for this event here:
Media coverage is welcome for the 2013 NABJ Hall of Fame.
Media credentials can be requested here: https://thenabj.wufoo.com/forms/nabj-2013-hall-of-fame-media-credential-form/
For all questions or interview requests for honorees, please
contact NABJ Communications Consultant, Aprill O. Turner, firstname.lastname@example.org, (202) 649-0719 (mobile).
An advocacy group
established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for
journalists of color in the nation, and provides career development as well as
educational and other support to its members worldwide. Please visit us at, www.nabj.org.