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Vickie Thomas and Ryan Williams honored with President’s Award
Broadcast journalists recognized for outstanding service to NABJ

(WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 15, 2018) – Capping the organization’s 43rd Convention and Career Fair, NABJ President Sarah Glover has honored Vickie Thomas and Ryan Williams with the President’s Award. The annual award is for outstanding service and commitment to the organization.

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A Major Plus at the NABJ Convention: Detroit Itself

It’s been a week since the annual National Association of Black Journalists conference ended in Detroit, but Detroiters are still buzzing about the convention.

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National Association of Black Journalists Gives Thumbs Down Award to KTVU-TV


WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 13, 2018) --The National Association of Black Journalists announced on Monday the winners of its Thumbs Down Award and for Best Practices.

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2018 NABJ Salute to Excellence Awards Winners

DETROIT, MI – The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) congratulates the winners of the 2018 Salute to Excellence Awards in categories including college, digital, print, television, radio, photojournalism and public relations.

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NABJ Passes Resolution Condemning Attacks by President Donald Trump and his Administration on Press Freedom


WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 8, 2018) - The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) board of directors unanimously passed a resolution on Sunday condemning statements and actions by President Donald Trump and his administration that are detrimental to the freedom of the press. The continued attacks and hostile attitude towards the press must cease. 

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NABJ ELECTION UPDATE

Special Election for Media-Related Representative

Beginning Monday, Aug. 13 at noon, a "revote" Special Election will begin between the two tied candidates for Media-Related Representative. 

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NABJ, BABJA AND MAYNARD INSTITUTE MEET WITH KTVU FOX 2 OVER THE USE OF INSENSITIVE PHOTO OF STABBING VICTIM, NIA WILSON

(OAKLAND, CA) August 8, 2018Representatives from the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), the Bay Area Black Journalists Association (BABJA) and the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education (MIJE) met with KTVU/FOX2 management on Aug. 7 to address concerns of unfair coverage after the station aired an insensitive photo of 18-year old Nia Wilson, who was stabbed to death on a BART train platform July 22.

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The Poynter Institute 2018 Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media

 




ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (July 18, 2018) – The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, is once again partnering with the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) to host the Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media, occurring this year Dec. 2-7.

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'Welcome to Miami' Party at #NABJ18

Miami (Aug. 8, 2018) --The South Florida Association of Black Journalists sincerely apologizes for announcing a dance contest for women at the ‘Welcome to Miami’ party during the #NABJ18 Convention and Career Fair on Saturday night in Detroit. While the dance contest never took place, the request for one was inappropriate, and for that we apologize. 

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Jesse Jackson Jackson, Sr. Lights a Fire Under Black Journalists

 

Journal-isms (Aug. 6, 2018)-- His voice slowed by Parkinson’s disease, the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. implored black journalists Saturday night not to forget their legacy of using their craft to call attention to the concerns of African Americans.

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40 Highlights from #NABJ18 by Journal-isms

Before the convention officially began Wednesday night, 15 people participated Tuesday and Wednesday in the Emerging Leaders Institute of the American Society of News Editors. ASNE has determined that in order for its diversity goals to be met — parity of journalists of color with their counterparts in the general population — journalists of color must be in leadership positions.

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NABJ-Chicago and North Carolina A&T Win 2018 NABJ Professional, Student Chapter Awards

DETROIT (Aug. 5, 2018) -NABJ-Chicago is the NABJ Professional Chapter of the Year and North Carolina A&T State University is the Student Chapter of the Year.

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Spike Lee Wows NABJ Crowd with Exclusive Screening of 'BlacKkKlansman'



DETROIT (Aug. 5, 2018) --  The National Association of Black Journalists Convention and Career Fair is always a hot ticket, especially with the Arts & Entertainment Task Force's Film Festival. This year, the festival featured a private screening of Spike Lee's latest film, "BlacKkKlansman."

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Jesse Jackson Addresses Major Controversies -- and more



DETROIT, MI (AUGUST 4, 2018) --
The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. held a wide-ranging news conference Saturday, touching on everything from President Donald Trump’s tariffs to Korean peace talks to family separations to major sports, and ending with a surprise.

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Friday Activities and Election Results

Several high-profile figures highlighted Friday's NABJ Convention plenary session dealing with how to move forward Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy of social justice.

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#NABJ18 Motor City 5K Run, Walk, Bike Powered by FCA US

 


DETROIT, MI (AUGUST 4, 2018) -- Downtown Detroit landmarks were the backdrop Saturday for the #NABJ18 Motor City 5K Run, Walk, Bike Powered by FCA US.

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#NABJ2018 When Art Meets Activism



DETROIT, MI (AUGUST 3, 2018) -- Artists and entertainers often breathe life into movements they support by the influence their celebrity status brings.

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Media Mogul Tyler Perry Delivers Message of Unity and Hope during NABJ Master Class



DETROIT, MI (AUGUST 3, 2018) -- 
One of the most popular sessions of the 2018 National Association of Black Journalists Convention and Career Fair, Tyler Perry’s master class on entrepreneurship and branding had many walking away with newfound confidence.

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Local Basketball Legends Discuss How Detroit Culture Changed the NBA

DETROIT, MI (AUGUST 2, 2018) - Sports enthusiasts and writers crowded the Cartier Ballroom of the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center on Thursday, August 2, to hear from the best in the basketball business. 

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#NABJ18 Opening Ceremony Kicks Off Annual Convention with Awards and Celebrities

DETROIT, MI (AUGUST 2, 2018) - Hundreds of journalists and media professionals filled the Columbus Ballroom of the Detroit Marriott hotel to put in motion the 2018 National Association of Black Journalists Convention and Career Fair.


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NABJ Honors Nigerian-American Multimedia Journalist Chika Oduah with 2018 Percy Qoboza Award



DETROIT, MI (AUGUST 1, 2018) -
The Board of Directors of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) has selected Nigerian-American multimedia journalist Chika Oduah as the recipient of this year's Percy Qoboza Award.

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Reuters-NABJ Scholarship Recipients Announced

DETROIT (Aug. 2, 2018) -- Reuters, the world's largest international multimedia news provider, announced today the winners of two Reuters-National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) scholarships, awarded to Arriana McLymore and Akintunde Ahmad for graduate journalism programs at New York University and Columbia University, respectively. 

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Hello NABJ Members,

Welcome back to the Motor City.

After 25 years, Detroit is proud to host the nation's leading journalists, media executives and PR professionals for the 2018 NABJ Conference and Career Fair.Over the course of five days, you'll network with your colleagues, hear from prominent keynote speakers, learn about emerging industry trends, and understand the challenges and opportunities facing the city of Detroit.

To help connect you to Detroit, the Quicken Loans Family of Companies is hosting three panels and a guided tour (registration required).

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Click HERE to view the 2018 Certified Candidates and Bios

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NABJ selects Drew Berry as Executive Director




WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 27, 2018)-The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is pleased to announce longtime member Drew Berry as its new Executive Director.

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NABJ 2018 Scholarship Recipients

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 23, 2018) - The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is pleased to announce its 2018 scholarship recipients. 

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Doni Holloway Named 2018 NABJ Student Journalist of the Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 19, 2018) -- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is proud to announce Doni Holloway as its 2018 Student Journalist of the Year. The award is presented to a promising college student excelling in the field of journalism.

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NABJ to honor American University Journalism Professor Dr. John C. Watson with Ida B. Wells Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 16, 2018) -- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced today that Dr. John C. Watson, an associate professor of journalism at American University in Washington, D.C., is the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Ida B. Wells Award.

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Alicia Nails named 2018 NABJ Journalism Educator of the Year


WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 13, 2018) -- Alicia Nails has been named the 2018 National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Educator of the Year. She directs the Journalism Institute for Media Diversity at Wayne State University in Detroit and serves as an academic adviser and mentor for the program’s honor students and grads. She also teaches a Reporting on Race, Gender and Culture class.

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2018 NABJ Salute to Excellence Awards Finalists Announced
Winners will be revealed at gala celebration on Aug. 4 in Detroit


WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 12, 2018) -- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced today the finalists for its 2018 Salute to Excellence Awards. The competition honors work from print, television, radio, online, photojournalism, and public relations. Winners will be announced Saturday, Aug. 4, at a gala celebration during NABJ's 43nd Annual Convention and Career Fair in Detroit, the largest annual gathering for journalists of color in the country.
 

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It's Not Too Late to Register for #NABJ18!
Save $150 today with #LastCall

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 2, 2018)-- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is pleased to announce a new promotion for the 2018 NABJ Convention and Career Fair in Detroit Aug. 1-5, 2018. Use the promo code #LastCall and receive $150 off your full registration to #NABJ18 in one of these categories: professional, media-related, alumni, emerging, academic or non-member.


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Vickie Winans headlines Gospel Brunch, Motown's Kevin Ross
to perform at Salute to Excellence Awards


NABJ is pleased to announce Vickie Winans, award-winning gospel artist and Detroit native, will headline the NABJ Gospel Brunch sponsored by Motown Gospel on Sunday, Aug. 5. Motown R&B sensation Kevin Ross will perform at the Salute to Excellence Awards sponsored by FedEx on Saturday, Aug. 4. Buy tickets here


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A Message from the NABJ President - #NABJ18 Edition 6/22/2018


 

Dear NABJ Family:

I am excited to share convention highlights and the top things to know about #NABJ18. The NABJ convention planning team, local chapter, staff and board have been working tirelessly to present a phenomenal #NABJ18 Convention & Career Fair Aug. 1-5 in Motown!

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NABJ Staffing Update

Washington, D.C. (June 22, 2018) -- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) board of directors on Monday accepted the resignation of Executive Director Sharon Toomer. 

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NABJ Emerging Journalist of the Year


WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 18, 2018) -- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) has selected Natasha S. Alford, deputy editor and digital host at TheGrio.com, as the Michael J. Feeney Emerging Journalist for 2018.

This award recognizes a black print, broadcast, digital or photojournalist with less than five years of experience in the industry. Nominees, through their hard work and service, must display a commitment to NABJ's goals of outstanding achievement and providing balanced coverage of the black community and society at large.


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#NABJ18 Convention Updates
Overflow Hotels



 


MotorCity Casino Hotel
2901 Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

  • To make your hotel reservation, please contact the MotorCity Casino Hotel at 866-782-9622.
  • Reference "NABJ" to receive the discounted standard room rate of $179 + tax.
  • Online reservations are available HERE.
  • All room reservations must be made by Monday, July 16, 2018.
 

 
Greektown Casino-Hotel
555 E. Lafayette Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226

  • To make your hotel reservation, please contact the Greektown Casino-Hotel at 313-223-2999.
  • Reference "NABJ" to receive the discounted standard room rate of $179 + tax.
  • Online reservations are available HERE.
  • All room reservations must be made by Wednesday, July 20, 2018.


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Wynona Redmond to Receive the 2018 Patricia L. Tobin Media Professional Award




Washington, DC (June 12, 2018) -- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) proudly announces the selection of Wynona Redmond, president and founder of Wyn-Win Communications, as the recipient of the 2018 Patricia L. Tobin Media Professional Award. 

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Legendary Detroit Newspaper Executive Robert G. McGruder wins NABJ Legacy Award


WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 6, 2018) -- The National Association of Black Journalists has selected longtime Detroit Free Press executive editor Robert G. "Bob" McGruder as the recipient of the 2018 NABJ Legacy Award.

 

Presented annually to a print, broadcast, digital or photojournalist of extraordinary accomplishment who has broken barriers and blazed trails, McGruder's stellar career perfectly embodies the spirit of the award. McGruder, who died in 2002, is posthumously granted this honor due to his legacy of living the actions necessary to improve newsroom diversity and journalism overall. 

 

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Rhonda Walker of WDIV-TV Local 4 in Detroit selected by NABJ to receive the
2018 Angelo B. Henderson Community Service Award


Washington, D.C. (June 4, 2018) - The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) today announced the selection of Rhonda Walker of WDIV-TV Local 4 in Detroit as the recipient of the 2018 Angelo B. Henderson Community Service Award.

The award recognizes a journalist who has had a positive impact on the community outside the normal realm of journalism and was named in honor of the late Angelo B. Henderson, who as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal won a Pulitzer Prize and later became a highly respected minister, community activist and radio talk show host.

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#NABJ18 Pre-Registration Extended to June 22

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NABJ recognizes the leadership of ABC President Channing Dungey

Washington, D.C. (June 1, 2018) - The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) applauds ABC President Channing Dungey for her leadership in response to a recent social media post by Roseanne Barr, which Dungey described as "abhorrent" and "repugnant."

NABJ consistently challenges racial stereotypes, slurs and hurtful language and images in the media. ABC, CMT, Paramount and other media outlets acted appropriately in addressing Ms. Barr's comments.

Ms. Barr's social media posts ripped open a scab on the issues of race, religion, and gender in our country. While she has every right to express herself and her views in a public forum, hurtful and demeaning language such as the words used in her tweet has consequences, and in this case, resulted in the cancellation of the Roseanne sitcom reboot.

NABJ encourages media enterprises, journalists, editors and all contributors to public discourse to be cognizant of the words and images they project, and the impact they have on communities of color.

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Beverly White of KNBC-TV selected by NABJ to receive Lifetime Achievement Award




Washington, D.C. (June 1, 2018) - The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) has selected Beverly White, general assignment reporter at NBC Southern California/KNBC, as the recipient of the 2018 Chuck Stone Lifetime Achievement Award.

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NABJ makes significant contributions to 2018 AP Stylebook entries

Washington, D.C. (May 31, 2018) -- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is pleased to have contributed to changes appearing in the 2018 Associated Press (AP) Stylebook released on May 30 to help further advance fair coverage of blacks and other communities of color. 

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Everett L. Marshburn Wins 2018 NABJ Journalist of Distinction Award

 

Washington, D.C. (May 30, 2018) -- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) has named Everett L. Marshburn of Milwaukee Public Television as the recipient of its 2018 Journalist of Distinction Award.

 

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NABJ Names 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees



 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 25, 2018) -- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) has unveiled its Hall of Fame class of 2018 — Albert Dunmore (posthumous), Victoria Jones (posthumous), Louis Martin (posthumous), William Rhoden and Bob Ray Sanders.

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ESPN's Jemele Hill named #NABJ18 Journalist of the Year

 



Washington, D.C. (May 21, 2018) -- Jemele Hill has been selected as the 2018 Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). The annual award recognizes a black journalist who has amassed a distinguished body of work with extraordinary depth, scope and significance to the people of the African Diaspora.

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