The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is looking to place the spotlight of professionalism on excellence in reporting. The NABJ Awards call for entries deadline is Friday, February 19. Click here to submit your nominations.
Salute to Excellence National Media Awards
NABJ recognizes journalism that best covered the black experience or addressed issues affecting the worldwide black community during 2009. The Salute to Excellence National Media Awards competition is open to all media organizations and individuals involved in print, broadcast and/or online journalism media. Submissions must cover people or issues of the African/African American Diaspora. Entries will be judged on content, creativity, innovation, use of the medium, and relevance to the black community in 59 categories. Finalists are notified in advance, and winners are announced at the Salute to Excellence Gala, taking place during the NABJ Annual Convention and Career Fair in San Diego, CA.
Special Honors Awards
NABJ's most coveted awards honor the groundbreaking accomplishments of black journalists and those who support blacks in the media. These awards include Lifetime Achievement, Journalist of the Year, and Best Practices. From those who blazed the trail to the ones who fight to make sure our stories are heard, even in the face of adversity, NABJ bestows 12 special honors on journalism organizations, professionals, educators, and students committed to exemplary coverage of the black community.
NABJ Hall of Fame Inductions
Every year, NABJ pays homage to legendary black journalists who have made outstanding contributions to the industry. On April 5, 1990, seven distinguished journalists became charter members of the NABJ Hall of Fame. For 20 years, NABJ has inducted 38 journalists into the esteemed Hall of Fame. Nominations are approved by the NABJ Board of Directors. New inductees are installed annually at the NABJ Hall of Fame Banquet and Inductions, which is scheduled to take place during the NABJ Annual Convention and Career Fair in San Diego, CA.
The Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists (CAABJ) is an affiliate chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), a nonprofit organization focused on establishing strong ties among African-Americans working in the media and expanding and balancing the media's coverage of the African-American community and experience.