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NABJ Announces 2015 Salute to Excellence Awards Finalists

Thursday, June 25, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Aprill Turner
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WASHINGTON (June 25, 2015) --The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced today the finalists for its 2015 Salute to Excellence Awards. The competition honors work from print, television, radio, online, and photojournalism. Winners will be announced Saturday, August 8, 2015, at a gala celebration during NABJ's 40th Annual Convention and Career Fair in Minneapolis, MN, the largest annual gathering of minority journalists in the country.

For a complete list of the 2015 Salute to Excellence Awards finalists, please click 

NABJ is also pleased to award Nikole Hannah-Jones, with the organization's Journalist of the Year Award for her body of work about the continuing segregation of America's schools. The stories - which she wrote for ProPublica - offer a critical exploration of access to opportunity and educational equity.


Other top honorees include Michel du Cille (posthumous) photojournalist for the Washington Post, as the recipient of the association's 2015 Chuck Stone Lifetime Achievement Award; Bryan Burwell (posthumous) from the St. Louis Post -Dispatch with the Legacy Award; Walt Disney World Resorts' Carole Munroe with the Pat Tobin Media Professional; and KMOV's (St. Louis) Brittany Noble Jones for Emerging Journalist of the Year.


The Salute to Excellence Awards Gala is the only awards program that honors exemplary coverage of African/African-American people or issues exclusively.


Tickets to this event can be purchased, here.


Registration is currently open for NABJ's 40th Convention and Career Fair. To register and for travel information, please visit, here. Follow Twitter for updates: @NABJ #NABJ40.


Corporate partner opportunities for #NABJ40 are also available. For additional information please click, here.


NOTE: Members of the working press who wish to cover this forum will need to obtain press credentials. To obtain credentials please apply for a media credential, here.


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.

Questions on Awards? Contact: Scott Berry at 

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