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NABJ receives a $150,000 grant from the Ford Foundation

Thursday, September 12, 2013   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Scott Berry
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NABJ receives a $150,000 grant from the Ford Foundation

WASHINGTON, DC (Thursday, September 12, 2013) – The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is proud to announce it has received a $150,000 grant from the Ford Foundation.

The goal of the grant is to increase diversity in media staffing and coverage of social justice issues through training, education, recruitment programs and scholarships to NABJ’s Annual Convention and Career Fair.

The grant is part of the Ford Foundation’s Media and Justice Initiative, which seeks to increase and improve news coverage of issues of inequity, injustice and disparity that are often ignored by the mainstream media.

This grant will help in the development and implementation of NABJ C.A.R.E.S., a members-only web portal that will offer job search, continuing education, training and networking opportunities for members entering or returning to the workforce.

"We are grateful for the Ford Foundation's continued support and excited to work together to make a positive impact on America’s newsrooms," said NABJ President Bob Butler.

"With this grant, our new NABJ C.A.R.E.S. will not only connect our members to media companies looking to hire, but provide specialized training that will keep them on the forefront of innovative journalism.”

NABJ C.A.R.E.S. will be complemented by existing programs such as on-site career advice and critiques at the annual convention and the educational programming provided by the NABJ Media Institute.

NABJ thanks the Ford Foundation for its generous and continuing support and the association looks forward to working with the foundation to make a positive impact on America’s newsrooms.


An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation, and provides career development as well as educational and other support to its members worldwide. For more information, please visit


Russell A. LaCour says...
Posted Thursday, September 12, 2013
Great work. The good news is that the grant is in line with NABJ's core principles. It's a win-win.

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