NABJ's most coveted awards honor the groundbreaking accomplishments of black journalists and those who support blacks in the media. These awards include Lifetime Achievement, Journalist of the Year and Best Practices. From those who blazed the trail to the ones who fight to make sure our stories are heard, even in the face of adversity, NABJ bestows 12 special honors on journalism organizations, professionals, educators and students committed to exemplary coverage of the black community.
Hall of Fame Nominations DEADLINE HAS PASSED FOR 2015/2016.
Every year, NABJ pays homage to legendary black journalists who have made outstanding contributions to the industry. On April 5, 1990, seven distinguished journalists became charter members of the NABJ Hall of Fame. Over the last 24 years, NABJ has inducted 64 journalists into the esteemed Hall of Fame. The NABJ Board of Directors approves nominations. New inductees are installed annually at the NABJ Hall of Fame Reception and Induction Ceremonies.
NABJ recognizes journalism that best covered the black experience or addressed issues affecting the worldwide black community during 2014. The Salute to Excellence National Media Awards competition is open to all media organizations and individuals involved in print, broadcast and/or online journalism media. Submissions must cover people or issues of the African/African American Diaspora. Entries will be judged on content, creativity, innovation, use of the medium and relevance to the black community in 69 categories.
Public Relations, Marketing, and Advertising
NABJ also celebrates the best work reﬂecting the growing scope, creativity and importance of public relations, marketing, and advertising professionals. Our awards recognize outstanding campaigns, programs and tactics, and the dedication and contributions of communications professionals. Solo practitioners, agencies of all sizes, large and small businesses, top corporations, media outlets, nonprofits, associations and government agencies are all encouraged to apply.
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Salute to Excellence Awards in Collegiate Journalism recognizes exemplary coverage of people or issues in the black community. The competition is ONLY open to full-time undergraduate and graduate journalism students in print, broadcast and online. Mid-career professionals who went back to school are not eligible to enter.