Congratulations to CAABJ President Dedrick Russell on being elected Region III Director of the National Association of Black Journalists during the 2011 NABJ Convention, held August 3-7 in Philadelphia. Dedrick, who is the education reporter for WBTV, is now an NABJ board member for the next two years and will help guide the professional and student NABJ chapters in the seven states that make up Region III: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Dedrick succeeds Ken Knight, of The Tampa Tribune, who served Region III well for several years. To learn more about Dedrick's recent election and his plans for Region III and the national chapter as a whole, click here to read this interview with him by Glenn Burkins for Qcitymetro.com.
NABJ was founded in 1975 and, currently with 3,500 members across the country, is the largest organization of journalists of color in the nation. The Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists (CAABJ) has been a professional chapter of NABJ since relaunching in 2006. CAABJ will be holding its own 2012 board elections in coming months, so members--those interested in running for office and those who will be voting--should be on the lookout for details.