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Certified Candidate

The Elections Committee is pleased to announce the list of certified candidates for the 2019-2021 Board of Directors: 



Ernest Owens
Ernest Media Empire, LLC
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Ernest Owens is an award-winning journalist and CEO of Ernest Media Empire, LLC. 


University of Pennsylvania, B.A., Communication (2014); Poynter Institute’s Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media (2018); Philadelphia Community Access Media’s Digital Media Literacy Fellowship (2018)


Ernest Owens has used his growing digital platform and influence to champion media diversity and entrepreneurship. He serves on the board of directors of Philadelphia Community Access Media, the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists, and the Pen & Pencil Club, the nation’s oldest press club. His work has been featured on CNN, NPR, NBC News, USA Today, BET, and other media outlets. He’s also member of the Online News Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Association of LGBTQ Journalists. 

Related Experience

Ernest Owens already has strong involvement within NABJ leadership and the organization’s current endeavors. For nearly two years, he has currently served as the co-chair of both the NABJ LGBT Task Force and the NABJ Black Male Media Project. For over a year, he has currently serve as the chair of the NABJ Media Institute, where has helped advise on programs such as the NABJ Millennial Media Summit and webinar series. He was named the 2017 NABJ Emerging Journalist of the Year. 


My passion for NABJ to further advance into the next decade is simple: I want to help provide more transparency and leadership within our membership for continued growth. What this goal looks like is advocating for more funding to improve our digital and grassroots presence,  prioritizing our professional development opportunities. I’ll work to ensure that our active task forces are better equipped with the resources required to make our members more prepared, confident, and competitive for an evolving job market we all face. Improving our membership’s commitment to evolving isn’t an option for me, but a mandate.

4/5/2019: Violation

  Listing Updated: April 5, 2019



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