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NABJ 2011 Student Chapter of the Year Finalists

Tuesday, July 26, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Aprill Turner
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NABJ Student Chapter of the Year Finalists: Florida A&M, University of Georgia– Atlanta, North Carolina A&T 

Washington D.C, (July 26, 2011) -- The National Association of Black Journalists announced its finalists for Student Chapter of the Year — Florida A&M University, University of Georgia, and North Carolina A&T University. The winner will be announced in Philadelphia at the 2011 NABJ Convention and Career Fair, the largest gathering of minority journalists.

"All three chapters have made extraordinary contributions to NABJ,” said NABJ Student representative Georgia Dawkins. "I applaud the hard work of their members and leaders, and I’m grateful for all they do to keep our student chapters strong. We need strong student chapters like these to nurture the future of this great organization.

The FAMU Chapter of NABJ won this award in 2008. Members of the FAMU NABJ chapter are actively engaged in student media outlets such as The Famuan, Journey, WANM radio, FAMU-TV 20 and related Web sites. In addition to participating in student media boot camps, producing a newsletter and hosting résumé-writing workshops, they have established a mentoring and scholarship program for high school students at FAMU’s Developmental Research School. 

UGA-NABJ (University of Georgia - National Association of Black Journalists) was founded in 1989 with the help of then Regional Director and former NABJ President Sidmel Estes-Sumter. UGA-NABJ is deeply rooted in fostering the growth and success of aspiring journalists of color and seeks to raise awareness of issues concerning minorities in the media.


Members of the UGA-NABJ represent a wide variety of majors and academic concentrations including but not limited to Advertising, Broadcast News, Magazines, Publication Management, and Public Relations,. The organization hosts bi-weekly events for the student body, sends weekly career and professional development announcements to its members, and mentors students weekly at Clark Middle School.

Founded in February 2006, the student NABJ chapter at North Carolina A&T State  University has grown exponentially and now offers a plethora of programs for its members.

The student NABJ chapter at North Carolina A&T frequently hosts events that not only benefit its members but also serve to give back to its community. Events include a panel discussion with TV journalist Ed Gordon, creating an Emerging Journalist of the Year Program, operating a campus wide food drive, among many other events.

The Student Chapter of the Year honor is awarded to an NABJ student chapter for its accomplishments during 2010. Criteria include, but are not limited to the number and size of scholarships awarded by the chapter, the number of new members who have joined the chapter and NABJ, and the chapter’s community activities and programs.

The award will be presented during NABJ’s 36th Annual Convention and Career Fair, which will take place Aug. 3-7 in Philadelphia, PA. For additional information, ticket sales, registration, please visit here.

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