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2018 NABJ Salute to Excellence Awards Finalists Announced

Thursday, July 12, 2018  
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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.

Finalists include veteran journalists Oprah Winfrey, Lesli Foster of WUSA9 in Washington, D.C., Steve Crump of WBTV in Charlotte, Phillip Martin of WGBH in Boston, and Everett Marshburn of Milwaukee PBS.

For a complete list of the 2018 Salute to Excellence Awards finalists, click here.


NABJ is also pleased to award Jemele Hill, of ESPN's The Undefeated, with the organization's Journalist of the Year Award for her provocative commentary on what's currently happening in sports and in the news.

Other top honorees to be honored during the #NABJ18 convention include NBC4’s Beverly White as the recipient of the association's Chuck Stone Lifetime Achievement Award; Wyn-Win Communications’ Wynona Redmond with the Pat Tobin Media Professional Award; Detroit Free Press’ Robert G. McGruder for the Legacy Award.

NABJ's 43nd Annual Convention and Career Fair will take place Aug. 1-5, 2018, in Detroit. The Salute to Excellence Awards Gala is the only awards program that honors exemplary coverage of African and/or African-American people or issues exclusively.

Tickets to this event can be purchased here.


Registration is currently open for NABJ's 43nd Convention and Career Fair. To register, click here. Follow Twitter for updates: @NABJ and #NABJ18.

Sponsorship opportunities for #NABJ18 are also available. Please visit here for additional information, here.


Questions on awards? Contact NABJ at


About the National Association of Black Journalists: 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 additional information, please visit

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