NABJ 2011 Student Chapter of the Year Finalists
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Posted by: Aprill Turner
NABJ Student Chapter of the Year Finalists: Florida A&M,
University of Georgia– Atlanta, North Carolina A&T
Washington D.C, (July 26, 2011)
-- The National Association of Black Journalists announced its finalists for
Student Chapter of the Year — Florida A&M University, University of Georgia,
and North Carolina A&T University. The winner will be announced in
Philadelphia at the 2011 NABJ Convention and Career Fair, the largest gathering
of minority journalists.
three chapters have made extraordinary contributions to NABJ,” said NABJ
Student representative Georgia Dawkins. "I applaud the hard work of their
members and leaders, and I’m grateful for all they do to keep our student
chapters strong. We need strong student chapters like these to
nurture the future of this great organization.”
The FAMU Chapter of NABJ won this award in 2008. Members of the
FAMU NABJ chapter are actively engaged in student media outlets such as The
Famuan, Journey, WANM radio, FAMU-TV 20 and related Web sites. In addition to participating
in student media boot camps, producing a newsletter and hosting résumé-writing
workshops, they have established a mentoring and scholarship program for high
school students at FAMU’s Developmental Research School.
(University of Georgia - National Association of Black Journalists) was founded
in 1989 with the help of then Regional Director and former NABJ President
Sidmel Estes-Sumter. UGA-NABJ is deeply rooted in fostering the growth and
success of aspiring journalists of color and seeks to raise awareness of issues
concerning minorities in the media.
of the UGA-NABJ represent a wide variety of majors and academic concentrations
including but not limited to Advertising, Broadcast News, Magazines,
Publication Management, and Public Relations,. The organization hosts
bi-weekly events for the student body, sends weekly career and professional
development announcements to its members, and mentors students weekly at Clark
in February 2006, the student NABJ chapter at North Carolina A&T State University
has grown exponentially and now offers a plethora of programs for its members.
student NABJ chapter at North Carolina A&T
frequently hosts events that not only benefit its members but also serve to
give back to its community. Events include a panel discussion with TV
journalist Ed Gordon, creating an Emerging Journalist of the Year Program,
operating a campus wide food drive, among many other events.
Student Chapter of the Year honor is awarded to an NABJ student chapter for its
accomplishments during 2010. Criteria include, but are not limited to the
number and size of scholarships awarded by the chapter, the number of new
members who have joined the chapter and NABJ, and the chapter’s community
activities and programs.
award will be presented during NABJ’s 36th Annual Convention and Career Fair, which
will take place Aug. 3-7 in Philadelphia, PA. For additional information,
ticket sales, registration, please visit here.