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NABJ President Sarah Glover Honored by Sharpton, NAN


 

National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) President Sarah Glover was honored by Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network (NAN) earlier this month. Glover was recognized by the civil rights activist, talk show host and minister during the Women’s Empowerment and Networking Luncheon held at the NAN annual convention in New York City. According to NAN, Glover was saluted for her journey as a journalism professional and leader fighting for diversity and inclusion in the media industry. 

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NABJ Founder Joe Davidson to be Inducted into D.C. Hall of Fame

  

The Washington, D.C. Hall of Fame Society, Inc., has announced that National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) co-founder Joe Davidson will be inducted into its Hall of Fame on Sunday, April 28, at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel. Davidson will be inducted in the communications category for his resounding impact and life-long work in the field of journalism. Davidson, who was among the 44 men and women who established NABJ in 1975, currently lends his expertise to The Washington Post and writes the Federal Insider column, formerly known as the Federal Diary. 

 

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NABJ Salutes Pulitzer Prize Winners

 

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) congratulates Brent Staples of the New York Times Editorial Board for being awarded the prestigious 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Writing. According to a New York Times editorial board post celebrating the announcement, Staples’ “work tackled head-on the uncomfortable truths about race in America.”

NABJ also salutes Darrin Bell, the first African American to have two nationally syndicated cartoons. He was awarded the 2019 Pulitzer for editorial cartoons. His work is shared via the Washington Post Writers Group.

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NABJ Leaders React to Johnson Publishing Bankruptcy 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 10, 2019)  For 70 years, Johnson Publishing provided black families with a piece of history to call their own," said NABJ President Sarah Glover. "EBONY, and then JET, were coffee-table mainstays sharing stories from black communities often underserved by their local mainstream media organizations. My hope is Fashion Fair and the magazine archives are not affected by this move."

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#NABJ19 Official Logo Unveiled

 
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 9, 2019) – As we prepare to gather in the bright and beautiful city of Miami, this year our President and NABJ staff worked to ensure that our #NABJ19 Convention & Career Fair logo represented our theme boldly, while also paying homage to the city that will host us.
 

 

Developed by award-winning graphic designer Sheldon Sneed, the color scheme and shape of this year’s logo pays homage to the historic Miami art deco style of the 1920-1940s, which spurred the infusion of pastel colors and neon lights. The color scheme also draws from the popular retro Miami style of the 1980s ( think Miami Vice).

 

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NABJ Announces 2019 Convention Theme

#NABJ19 theme creators and contest winners

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 9, 2019) – As the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) convenes the nation’s largest journalism jobs career fair this August in Miami, it is vital that NABJ continues to live up to its trailblazing roots, which our beloved founders started 44 years ago. Now, more than ever, advocacy must be at the forefront of all that we do, as more than 50 years after the civil rights movement we are still fighting for seats at the table for black journalists and other minorities. 
 
NABJ is pleased to announce that this year’s theme for the #NABJ19 Convention & Career Fair in sunny Miami, Florida is “Fight the Power: Press Forward with Passion and Purpose.”

NABJ President Sarah Glover invited members to create this year's convention theme. There were not one but three winners as the final theme was a compilation of ideas put forth by Michael W. Douglas, Sybril Brown and Damaso Reyes. Each of them will receive complimentary registration toward this year’s convention for their contributions.  

 

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Certified Candidates for the 2019 NABJ Elections Announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 5, 2019) – The Elections Committee is pleased to announce the list of certified candidates for the 2019-2021 Board of Directors.

 

To review the candidates' information and platform goals, as well as the rules and deadlines, please visit the elections page on the NABJ website here.

Saturday, June 1, is the deadline for current or lapsed members to renew their membership, or for first-time members to join, in order to be eligible to vote via the following options:

  • Mail-in voting before this year's convention
  • Electronic voting before and during the convention
  • Election Day voting at the convention

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NABJ Mourns the Loss of Distinguished Educator,

Journalist Lorraine Branham

 

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 2, 2019) –The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is mourning the loss of longtime member, friend and journalism educator Lorraine Branham, Syracuse University's journalism school dean. Branham passed today after a battle with cancer. She was 66 and a Philadelphia native.
 
Branam has impacted the lives of thousands of journalists and, according to Syracuse, took over as dean of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in 2008. She was the first female and the first person of color to occupy the position. Branham also lent her expertise and passion in previous roles, including leading the journalism school at the University of Texas at Austin.
 

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Funeral service details are here.

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Bernadette Brown and Maria Douglas Reeve

Named #NABJ19 Program Chairs

 

 

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.  (April 1, 2019) – National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) President Sarah Glover today announced the addition of Bernadette Brown and Maria Douglas Reeve to the #NABJ19 Convention and Career Fair planning and leadership team. Both Brown and Reeve will serve as program chairs.


“I am excited about the breadth of experience and dedication that Bernadette and Maria will bring to this year’s convention,” said President Glover. “The caliber of programming NABJ conventions offer is recognized nationally and we can’t wait for our members to see what we have in store this year!”

 

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Delta Sigma Theta Adds to Millions Supporting

NABJ’s Campaign for Change at CNN

 
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 28, 2019) – With more than 300,000 initiated members and more than 900 chapters worldwide, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is joining the National Association of Black Journalists’ (NABJ) in its campaign for change at CNN. The news network has been found, in recent years and based upon preliminary research by NABJ, to fail to hire or promote black employees within its news leadership ranks. Delta Sigma Theta adds to millions of voices worldwide supporting NABJ’s cause.

 

NABJ has requested meetings with executives at CNN and AT&T, its parent company. NABJ has also requested that AT&T conduct a civil rights audit of CNN’s hiring and promotion practices. In addition, NABJ has placed CNN on a special media monitoring list.

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Fraternity Omega Psi Phi Joins NABJ’s Fight for Diversity at CNN

 
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 26, 2019)  Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., has joined the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) in its call for changes in the hiring practices of black news executives at CNN.
 
In a statement issued by the fraternity earlier this month, the Omega Psi Phi Grand Basileus David E. Marion, Ph.D., said: “….It was alarming to learn that CNN has no black journalists in numerous key news leadership positions. While we applaud black journalists in on-air anchor and reporting roles, we know that those behind the camera in significant leadership positions are the ones who determine and shape news coverage. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. supports the National Association of Black Journalists’ (NABJ) call for greater diversity in CNN’s news leadership ranks.”

 

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NABJ Elections Candidate Declaration Deadline is March 25

A Message from the Elections Committee Chair

Are you ready to serve? The NABJ Elections Committee is accepting filings for the 2019-2021 NABJ Board of Directors. The filing deadline is 5 p.m. EST on Monday, March 25, 2019. We will be electing a new President, Vice President-Broadcast, Vice President-Digital, Secretary, Student Representative, Region I Director and Region III Director.
 
Any member seeking a position on the NABJ Board of Directors, including incumbents, must submit a declaration packet HERE by Monday, March 25, 2019, at 5 p.m., EST.

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NABJ Updates Gender ID Categories to Ensure More Inclusivity of LGBTQ+ Members


WASHINGTON, D.C. ( March 21, 2019)  –   National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) members may have recently noticed some important changes on organizational forms.  

In alignment with our commitment to promoting diversity, NABJ is pleased to announce updates to our gender categories.

“We proudly make these changes as we further our continued efforts to embrace inclusion within the nation’s largest association for journalists of color,” said President Sarah Glover. “The Board’s decision to implement these efforts was made to support inclusivity for all members and we are grateful to the LGBTQ Task Force for inspiring this decision.”

NABJ launched new gender identity categories on the 2019 NABJ Convention and Career Fair registration form and these changes will also be seen on future surveys and member-related forms used by our organization.

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Congressional Black Caucus Joins NABJ’s Call for Change at CNN

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 19, 2019) – The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has joined the National Association of Black Journalists’ (NABJ) call for more diversity in executive news leadership at CNN.

“The CBC stands firmly with NABJ and asks that CNN implement policies that allow African Americans to obtain equal representation within the newsroom,” said Chairwoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) in a statement. “A newsroom that looks as diverse as America has the ability to raise awareness about issues impacting black and brown communities across the nation.”


The CBC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy, research and educational institute that seeks to advance the global black community.

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Leisa Richardson and Eva Coleman Named #NABJ19 Convention Co-Chairs

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 15, 2019) – National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) President Sarah Glover has appointed longtime members Leisa Richardson and Eva Coleman as co-chairs of the organization’s 2019 Convention and Career Fair, to be held in Miami, Aug. 7-11.


As co-chairs of #NABJ19, Richardson and Coleman will lead the convention team in executing the nation’s largest journalism jobs fair. As the largest organization for journalists of color in the U.S., NABJ expects more than 4,000 participants to attend the gathering. Registration is now open at www.NABJConvention.com.


“Leisa and Eva both possess the passion and commitment that have been at the core of NABJ’s 44-year history,” said NABJ President Sarah Glover. “We are excited to have both of them return as chairs. Their combined myriad of experiences in all forms of media will enhance this year’s activities and help to make 2019 a year to remember.”

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‘The Fly Jock’ Tom Joyner Joins NABJers Kathy Y. Times and John Yearwood as Honorary Chairs for #NABJ19

From left: Tom Joyner, Kathy Y. Times and John Yearwood

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 14, 2019) – Tom Joyner, a legendary radio personality, entrepreneur and philanthropist, joins former NABJ President Kathy Y. Times and former NABJ Board Member John Yearwood as honorary chairs of the 2019 National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Convention and Career Fair. The #NABJ19 gathering is considered to be the largest journalism jobs fair. NABJ expects more than 4,000 attendees at this year’s convention and career fair, which takes place Aug. 7-11 in Miami.
 
NABJ President Sarah Glover announced these key appointments today.
 
“I’m excited to appoint Tom Joyner, Kathy Times and John Yearwood as #NABJ19 Convention honorary chairs. They embody the undeniable spirit of Miami and will aid NABJ in setting the stage for a powerful convention experience that will be one for the record books,” said President Glover.

 

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NABJ's Call for Diversity at CNN Grows

Color of Change, NNPA, Alphas, Jesse Jackson Sr., Rep. Ayanna Pressley Join Call for Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 8, 2019) – Color of Change, a national online force driven by more than 1.4 million members, is joining the National Association of Black Journalists’ (NABJ) call for a civil rights audit at CNN and more black representation among its news leadership.

“When there's more of us in the room fighting for our stories to be told, and raising awareness about the issues impacting our communities, we have an even better chance of creating change and ending the practices that unfairly hold us back,” said Color of Change in a statement released on Twitter. “We support @NABJ as they call for a civil rights audit, and put pressure on @CNN President Jeff Zucker to make diversity and inclusion improvements at the network.”

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., with more than 120,000 members, has also joined the fight. In a statement released today, the organization said it "shares the concern of the National Association of Black Journalists about the lack of black representation within the ranks of CNN’s executive news managers and direct reports to CNN President Jeff Zucker. As an organization specifically concerned with the issues affecting the African-American community, we lend our voices to those who would encourage constructive dialogue regarding creating an inclusive workplace at CNN." 

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NAACP Joins NABJ’s Call for Civil Rights Audit, Diversity within CNN’s News Leadership

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 7, 2019) -The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, issued a statement last night supporting the National Association of Black Journalists’ (NABJ) call for a civil rights audit and examination of executive-level diversity at CNN.

NAACP President Derrick Johnson offered his support to NABJ President Sarah Glover by phone and tweeted: “Until concrete steps are taken by @CNN, the @NAACP stands firmly with @NABJ & asks @WarnerMediaGrp to conduct a diversity & inclusion audit of all its news divisions. We'll continue to hold the media industry accountable for their insufficient responses & actions toward diversity”

On Tuesday, NABJ issued a statement urging CNN to diversify its news leadership, after preliminary research determined that there were no black direct reports to CNN President Jeff Zucker and that there were no black executive or senior news leaders within CNN’s news operations.

Zucker refuses to meet with NABJ’s four-person delegation and has yet to provide documentation of black representation within the news leadership ranks.

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NABJ Elevates CNN to Media Monitoring List

Organization Calls for Civil Rights Audit

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 5, 2019) – The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is concerned about the lack of black representation within the ranks of CNN’s executive news managers and direct reports to CNN President Jeff Zucker. This concern, coupled with Zucker’s refusal to meet with a four-person NABJ delegation, has prompted NABJ to place CNN on a special media monitoring list.

A special team will perform further research and an analysis of CNN’s diversity, inclusion and equity practices, per the NABJ Board’s directive. The special team will also publicly report on identified deficiencies in hiring a diverse workforce in news decision-making capacities at CNN. NABJ is also calling for a civil rights audit that examines the company’s hiring, promotion and compensation practices involving black employees.

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NABJ Statement on KKK Remarks Made by Alabama Editor Goodloe Sutton

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 20, 2019) -- NABJ issued the following message today: "Alabama newspaper editor Goodloe Sutton’s call for ‘the KKK to rise again’ is outrageous and unacceptable hate speech. It must and should be called out as such. It is certainly a misuse of the public service that newspapers stand for. Violence is never the solution. Leaders of news organizations should display a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and avoid offensive comments like those made by Sutton." -Sarah Glover, NABJ President

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April Ryan Kicks Off 2019 NABJ Media Institute Carousel of Programming

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 14, 2019) -- Training and development are at the core of NABJ's historic mission. This spring, we invite you to take advantage of the diverse opportunities we have made available in various regions via our skills-based trainings and regional conferences. 


I am excited about the programming we have scheduled, as NABJ has excelled at providing quality journalism training and skills development year-round. We anticipate upwards of 1,500 registrants at this spring's NABJ Media Institute Programs

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Kim Godwin Elevated to Executive VP for News at CBS

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 11, 2019) -- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) congratulates Kimberly Godwin on her recent promotion to executive vice president of news at CBS News. Godwin is now considered to be the top ranking black journalist and executive leader among network news organizations.

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NABJ Celebrates #BlackHistoryMonth

President Sarah Glover to Make Several Keynotes 
 

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.  (Feb. 7, 2019) - NABJ President Sarah Glover will keynote several events in February in celebration of Black History Month.
 
On Feb. 11, President Glover will speak at Southeast Missouri State University, where she will discuss current trends in the media industry and provide an update onNABJ's Black Male Media Project. 
 
This event is open to the public. More information is available here.

 

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#NABJ19 History in the Making 

NABJ Returns to Miami After 32 Years
 

 

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 7, 2019) - We are expecting record attendance this August in Miami at the NABJ Convention and Career Fair. Members are encouraged to utilize our March 1 Early-Bird Registration promotion, as it will not be extended this year.
 
As previously communicated, room blocks are sold out at four hotels. Members are still encouraged to contact these hotels as rooms outside of the block may be available. Additionally, we are exploring other hotel options and will notify members if we are successful in securing more rooms.

 

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NABJ Announces Three Key Appointments to National Office Staff

Robinson Stewart Johnson-Evans

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 28, 2019) - The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced today three new additions to its national office staff.

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Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists Statement on Racial Slur Used by TV Reporter

ST. LOUIS  (Jan. 20, 2019) - It is with great concern that the Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists (GSLABJ) responds to the controversy surrounding the perceived use of a racial slur by a KTVI television reporter in St. Louis during a morning newscast Thursday, January 17th. 

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WATCH LIVE: NABJ contributes to Power Shift Summit 2.0




WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 15, 2019)  - The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is playing a role in the Freedom Forum Institute's Power Shift Summit 2.0 at the Newseum today. The summit has gathered invited leaders across journalism and the media industry to focus on #MeToo and the media, one year later. 

Watch the Power Shift Summit 2.0 Live from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT here.

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NABJ Reacts to CBS Political Unit Hirings



CBS announces the initial "embed" team of digital journalists for the 2020 campaign.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 15, 2019) The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is very disappointed in and disturbed about CBS News' recent announcement showcasing new hires for coverage of the 2020 Presidential election. The uproar began following a producer's tweet that included a graphic with 12 staffers, of which none are African American or black.

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RABJ Statement on Racist Words Used to Describe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park

The Rochester Association of Black Journalists condemns the clearly racist language used to describe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park, last Friday on the News 10NBC 5:30 p.m. newscast.

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President's Message: Support NABJ as we build for the future

As 2018 comes to a close, consider a gift to the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) as part of your year-end giving. NABJ has made progress in 2018 in multiple arenas and has furthered many elements of our industry recognized NABJ Strategic Plan 2017-2020. The organization continues to advocate for black journalists and journalists of color. NABJ is also on the front lines working to ensure fair coverage of black and minority communities, to hold the powerful accountable, and to protect press freedom. Read the entire Dec. 28, 2018 NABJ President's message here


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Happy Founders Day, NABJ!

On this date in 1975, a group of esteemed black journalists came together to form the National Association of Black Journalists. Today, the NABJ boasts about 4,000 members worldwide. The association advocates for and on behalf of black journalists, and for fair and balanced coverage of communities of color. NABJ is the largest organization of journalists of color in the nation. NABJ is grateful for the 44 men and women who formed our beloved association. Their legacy carries on today.
 
Support the 44 More Annual Giving Campaign.  We need your help.

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NABJ Leads First-Ever Reporting Mission to Asia
Delegation reports from China on trade, reform, poverty alleviation and innovation



NABJ members at the Great Wall in Beijing, China.

Shanghai, China (Dec. 3, 2018) - A delegation of National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) members is wrapping up a week-long reporting project in China covering innovation, trade and reform as U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced progress at the G20 Summit in resolving trade disputes between the two countries. The delegation of 12 seasoned and emerging journalists visited Beijing, Anhui Province and Shanghai.


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