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National Association of Black Journalists

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide.

Founded by 44 men and women on Dec. 12, 1975, in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization of journalists of color in the world. Many of NABJ's 3,300 members also belong to one of the dozens of professional and student chapters that serve black journalists nationwide.

NABJ is committed to the following:

  • Strengthening ties among black journalists
  • Sensitizing all media to the importance of fairness in the workplace for black journalists
  • Expanding job opportunities and recruiting activities for veteran, young and aspiring black journalists, while providing continued professional development and training
  • Increasing the number of black journalists in management positions and encouraging black journalists to become entrepreneurs
  • Fostering an exemplary group of professionals that honors excellence and outstanding achievements by African American journalists, and outstanding achievement in the media industry as a whole, particularly when it comes to providing balanced coverage of the black community and society at large
  • Working with high schools and colleges to identify and encourage black students to become journalists, and to diversify faculties and related curriculum; and
  • Providing informational and training services to the general public

"NABJ is an open group for Baylor students and Waco professionals in the media industry. We help students network with other students with similar interests. The group provides industry news, tips for journalism students, leads on scholarships and jobs." -- Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez

Baylor's Chapter of NABJ

For more information, visit the Baylor NABJ website. For meeting times and other additional information, please contact the faculty adviser, Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez.

NABJ Officers for 2011-12:

 President  Jocelyn Fowler
 Vice President
 Christopher Mitchell
 Secretary  Amanda Thomas
 Treasurer  Erika Davis
 Public Relations Chair
 Will Beteet
 Community Liaison
 Jay Hicks