Print Page   |   Your Cart   |   Sign In   |   Register
2014 NABJ Election: Chapter 5
Share |




Proposed NABJ Constitution
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6

Frequently Asked Questions


Election Rules & Timeline

NABJ Constitution

NABJ Operating Procedures





The modifications in Chapter 5 relating to NABJ chapters are designed to more accurately reflect that NABJ chapters are separately incorporated 501(c)(3) organizations.


The modifications in Chapter 5 relating to NABJ regions reflect the recommendation that the board of directors continue to include regional representation within the current total of 14 members. To ensure internal consistency, the proposed change in Chapter 5 to designate four regions instead of the current six is tied to and dependent upon the proposed changes to the structure of the board of directors in Chapter 2.


Article I. Chapters.


Section 1. Type of Chapters. NABJ will align itself with two types of organizations for the purposes of extending its mission into local communities and to journalists.

(a) Professional chapters shall be located in such cities, municipalities or areas the board of directors may approve.

(b) Student chapters shall be made up principally of college or university students interested in pursuing a career in journalism.


Section 2. Chapter Organization. An organization of five or more NABJ professional members may be considered for professional chapter status if all of the following occur:

(a) The membership committee determines the applying organization’s constitution aligns with this constitution. Any person wishing to appeal a related committee decision may do so to the board of directors, which may endorse or overrule the decision.

(b) The applying organization, at the time of its application for alignment with NABJ, and at the time of the annual renewal of that status, submits to NABJ a membership list showing that two-thirds of the organization’s members are eligible for NABJ status as provided in Chapter 4, Article I, Sections 2-6 of this constitution.

(c) The president and vice president(s) of the applying organization are lifetime or professional NABJ members as provided in Chapter 4, Article I, Section 2 or 3 and the remaining officers are NABJ members.


Section 3. Student Chapter Organization. An organization of five or more NABJ student members may seek student chapter status if it meets the criteria in the above section and has as its advisor an NABJ member as defined in Chapter 4, Article I, Sections 2-6 of this constitution.


Article II. Regions.


Section 1. Regions. NABJ shall be composed of four geographic regions, each of which shall elect a regional director to represent it on the board of directors, pursuant to guidelines prescribed in this constitution, the organization’s operating procedures and election committee guidelines.

-- Do you have questions about the proposed NABJ constitution? Send an email to



Community Search
Sign In