NABJ Salutes the Nation’s Top Black Editors
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Posted by: ryan williams
Days, Moore Lead Pulitzer Newsrooms; Coleman, Agnew elected to ASNE Leadership
WASHINGTON, D.C. – APRIL 15, 2010 – This week The
National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) salutes the
accomplishments of a few of the nation’s top black editors:
- Michael Days, editor of the Philadelphia Daily News, led his team to the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting;
- Greg Moore, editor of the Denver Post, led his newsroom to the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography;
- Milton Coleman, senior editor of The Washington Post, was elected president of the American Society of News Editors;
- Ronnie Agnew, executive editor, The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss., was elected chair of the ASNE Diversity Committee.
"This is an amazing week for NABJ,” said NABJ President Kathy Y.
Times. "We are so proud of these four NABJ editors and the trails that
they are blazing as leaders in their fields."
This news comes after an ASNE ‘news’ release this week reporting
that the number of newspapers with no minorities on their staff rose to
465 last year in 2009, an increase of seven over 2008. Additionally,
Black journalists in supervisory roles dropped by 20.3 percent to just
428 individuals helping decide what is considered news in print and
online newspapers across the country.
"This is a true testament to the breadth of talent within the
print contingency of NABJ,” said Deirdre M. Childress, NABJ Vice-
President of Print. "In the wake of adversity and trying times for
journalists of color in newsrooms across the country, the talent of our
membership is shining through in big ways."
For more information about NABJ, contact Ryan Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-866-479-NABJ.
An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the
largest organization of journalists of color in the nation, with more
than 4,100 members, and provides educational, career development and
support to black journalists worldwide.