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.
Brittney Johnson has been named weekend morning news anchor/reporter, WSOC-TV news director Julie Szulczewski announced. Johnson joined the Channel 9 News team as a reporter in March 2015. “Brittney is a valuable reporter who provides details and perspective to the big stories each day,” Szulczewski said. “Because of her commitment, we are proud to offer her the next step in her career right here at Channel 9.” Johnson, a graduate of West Charlotte High School, worked as an anchor/reporter at KARK 4/FOX 16 News in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Monroe, Louisiana, before returning to her home state. Johnson graduated from Howard University and furthered her studies at the University of California Berkeley, where she earned a master's degree in journalism. During her time at Berkeley, she also worked for The Washington Post and traveled overseas to report on health issues in rural India. Throughout her career, Brittney's reporting has garnered an Emmy nomination and recognition from community groups and The Associated Press.
The Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists News
Excellence Awards honor outstanding media coverage of or by African Americans. In
the past, we've seen outstanding submissions from dozens of
entrants. This year we are expecting even greater participation!
The deadline is Monday, Nov. 30, 2015
Winners will be announced at
the December Holiday Soiree.
All print, TV, radio and online news outlets (including blogs) are
invited to submit in the following categories:
prizes will be awarded in two categories: features and breaking news.
Entries must be
submitted by Nov. 30, 2015
Entries may be
submitted by the journalist or by the employer.
published or broadcast between Oct. 31, 2014 and Nov. 1,
2015 are eligible.
Each entry must
contain either an active URL linking to the work or an attached file of
There is no
limit on the number of submissions to each category, but each submission
must be made separately and accompanied by a contest
entry fee of $25.
must be shown in their original context.
become the property of CAABJ and will not be returned.