NABJ receives a $150,000 grant from the Ford Foundation
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Posted by: Scott Berry
receives a $150,000 grant from the Ford Foundation
WASHINGTON, DC (Thursday,
September 12, 2013) – The National Association of Black
Journalists (NABJ) is proud to announce it has received a $150,000 grant from the
The goal of the grant is to increase
diversity in media staffing and coverage of social justice issues through
training, education, recruitment programs and scholarships to NABJ’s Annual
Convention and Career Fair.
The grant is part of the Ford
Foundation’s Media and Justice Initiative, which seeks to increase and improve
news coverage of issues of inequity, injustice and disparity that are often
ignored by the mainstream media.
grant will help in the development and implementation of
NABJ C.A.R.E.S., a members-only web portal that will offer job search,
continuing education, training and networking opportunities for members
entering or returning to the workforce.
are grateful for the Ford Foundation's continued support and excited to work
together to make a positive impact on America’s newsrooms," said NABJ
President Bob Butler.
this grant, our new NABJ C.A.R.E.S. will not only connect our
members to media companies looking to hire, but provide specialized
training that will keep them on the forefront of innovative journalism.”
C.A.R.E.S. will be complemented by existing programs such as on-site career
advice and critiques at the annual convention and the educational
programming provided by the NABJ Media Institute.
NABJ thanks the Ford Foundation for its
generous and continuing support and the association looks forward to working
with the foundation to make a positive impact on America’s newsrooms.
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. For more information, please visit www.nabj.org.