NABJ Awards Cox Media Group with Annual Best Practices Award
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Posted by: Aprill Turner
WASHINGTON (Aug. 6, 2016) –The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is proud to announce the selection of the Cox Media Group (CMG) as the recipient of the association’s 2016 Best Practices Award.
Annually NABJ seeks to recognize a news organization for exemplary work in covering issues of great significance to the black community or the African Diaspora, and or for an organization’s efforts at increasing diversity among its newsroom staff and management.
As an innovative and forward-thinking multimedia company Cox Media Group has newspaper, radio, television and digital holdings. The company’s diverse portfolio lends itself to being able to provide an array of opportunities for emerging talent.
One way in which CMG stands out is with its Digital Talent Program (DTP), which allows Cox to hire six young professionals for one-year positions to work as Digital Media Associates assigned to digital projects, designed to drive business results. The goal is ultimately to bring employees on through staff positions offered within different units.
“An essential part of NABJ’s mission is to expand job opportunities, increase the number of black journalists in management positions, and encourage black journalists to become entrepreneurs,” said NABJ President Sarah Glover. “Cox is therefore operating in line with how we would hope for partners to operate. They are offering opportunities as well as skill development to journalists and media professionals from underrepresented backgrounds.”
This year’s Best Practices Award recipient was announced at NABJ's Salute to Excellence Gala on Saturday evening.
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.