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NABJ Task Forces
Arts and Entertainment Task Force

The NABJ Arts and Entertainment Task Force is available to members who cover arts and entertainment. Joining this group is a great way to connect to the broader arts and entertainment community.

Chairs: Kelley Carter, ESPN's The Undefeated
John-John Williams, The Baltimore Sun 

To sign up for the A & E Task Force Listserve, email here


Media-Related Professionals Task Force

The Media-Related Professionals Task Force includes part-time journalists, part-time freelance writers, educators, marketing and public relations professionals, as well as other media professionals. The purpose of this task is to advance the cause of issues related to these sectors and to NABJ.

Chairs: Terry Allen President/CEO 1016 Media/Sales Executive FedEx Global Solutions Public Engagement/Marketing Communications/Sales
Pamela R. Purifoy
President/CEO P R Communications Group, LLC
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To sign up for the Media-Related Professionals Task Force Listserve, email here

Black Press Task Force

The Black Press Task Force includes journalists and owners of black media outlets. The group’s purpose is to advocate on behalf of black-owned media and to foster camaraderie amongst journalist in this space.

Chair: Tene Croom, Tene Croom Communications


Broadcast Task Force

The Broadcast Task Force includes radio and television journalists. The group’s purpose is to champion diversity in newsrooms across the country, and to inspire camaraderie among broadcast journalists.

Chairs: Kathy Chaney, WBEZ/Chicago Public Media
Joshua Landon, WRIC-TV8


Print Task Force

The Print Task Force includes copy desk managers, copy editors, news editors, line editors, layout and design editors, and yes, recruiters. The groups purposes are to inspire the camaraderie among editors across the country; to share ideas about editing; and to discuss the ups and downs of working a non traditional schedule. We also encourage college students to pursue copy editing and other careers in newsrooms.

Chairs:Shanita Hubbard, Freelance
Tyler Tynes, Reporter,The Ringer 

Digital Journalism Task Force

As technology is enhancing journalism and transforming the media landscape, journalists must adapt and use new tools in order to survive and thrive. The Digital Journalism Task Force keeps NABJ members on the cutting edge as they navigate rapidly evolving newsrooms.

Chairs: Tracie Powell, Poynter Institute
Michael Grant, San Francisco Chronicle

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To sign up for DJTF's Listserve, email here

Founders Task Force

The Founders Task Force includes NABJ Founders, Past Presidents and former National Board Members with at least 25 years of membership in NABJ. The groups’ purposes are to re-affirm NABJ’s founding principles and fortify the NABJ through the contributions of its members’ time, talents, historical perspectives and collective memory in alignment with the organization’s mission and strategic plan.

Chair: Sandra Dawson Long Weaver


Global Journalism Task Force

The Global Journalism Task Force promotes coverage of and about the African/African-American experience worldwide.

Chairs: Damaso Reyes, News Literacy Project
Clarece Polk, U.S. State Department


LGBT Task Force

The mission of this task force is to unite NABJ's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members so they may support and strengthen one another; to assist the NABJ in carrying out its mission of inclusion and excellence.

Chairs: Tre'vell Anderson, Out Magazine
Femi Redwood, NBC 25 and FOX 66


Political Journalism Task Force

The Political Journalism Task force is comprised of journalists that cover local, state, and national politics. The group's purpose is to provide support and programming for political journalists.

Chair: Sonya Ross, AP


Sports Journalism Task Force

The NABJ Sports Task Force promotes diversity in Americas sports department; provides programming toward developing the next wave of Americas sports journalists.

Chair: A. Sherrod Blakely, NBC Sports Boston

To sign up for the Sports Task Force Listserve, please email here

Visual Task Force

The NABJ Visual Task Force provides a venue for visual journalists in the areas of photojournalism, design and informational graphics, broadcast photojournalism and visual leadership for newspaper, magazine, broadcast and online publications.

Chair: Sonja Foster

To sign up for the Visual Task Force Listserve, please email here

Young Black Journalists Task Force

The Young Journalists Task Force provides a forum and support for fellow journalists in their first few years. The Task Force annually recognizes emerging journalists doing exemplary work.

Chairs: Chelsea Fuller, Fleishman Hillard
Walter Smith-Randolph, WENY-TV

To sign up for the YBJ Listserve, please email here

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