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


CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT

 
 



Marlon A. Walker
Reporter
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta, Georgia


Intro/Background

Marlon A. Walker covers K-12 education for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has served as vice president/print for the National Association of Black Journalists since 2015.

Education

2005 graduate, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, Bachelor of Science, Newspaper Journalism

Experience

Marlon A. Walker has been a reporter and editor for more than 15 years at a variety of print outlets, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Detroit Free Press, the St. Louis Post¬ Dispatch and the Associated Press. He's covered municipalities, school districts and public safety matters while also shining light on issues from the black community.

Related Experience

Marlon A. Walker's NABJ leadership began as vice president of print for the Triangle Association of Black Journalists in Raleigh, N.C. He's served as president of the Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists, moderator for the Young Journalist Task Force's listserv as well as chair of the print journalism task force for more than two years before being elected vice president of print for the national board in 2015.

Statement

When NABJ turns 44 in December, it needs to have a leader ready for the challenge of directing it into the next 44 years. I am that leader. In my time on the NABJ Board of Directors, I have advocated for our members in many ways and organized training institutes to prepare black journalists for what to expect as newsrooms continue to change. I see NABJ turning toward more training outside our annual convention and being seen more as the leading force for covering race, ethnicity and more in the world.


  Listing Updated: April 1, 2019

 

 

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