Will she or won't she? Why Hillary Clinton should take questions at NABJ/NAHJ today

UPDATE: We did receive some additional questions via Twitter just before the start of the event. Today, Hillary Clinton is speaking to a room full of Black and Latinx journalists in Washington, D.C. Clinton's session will be important no matter what she says, but she could decide to make news by holding a formal question-and-answer session with the assembled … Read More

Budget shortfall threatens NABJ

The Huffington Post The National Association of Black Journalists is cutting expenses in the face of a $380,000 budget gap that's prompting the nonprofit to consider closing its Maryland office, The Huffington Post reports: “It is not a pretty picture for NABJ,” states an assessment from the group’s finance committee, presented to the board in October. “If … Read More

NABJ’s Visual Task Force restores the Moneta Sleet photo competition

After a five-year hiatus, the Visual Task Force (VTF) of the National Association of Black Journalists "revamped" The Moneta Sleet, Jr. photo competition by partnering with the Teripix mobile photo app. That partnership allowed off-convention site participation and remote judging, which was a first for the 25-year-old competition. This year’s competition chair, Boyzell Hosey, director of photo and video … Read More

5 ways to keep up with NABJ15, even if you're not there

Screen shot The National Association of Black Journalists's annual conference started Wednesday in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This year is the conference's 40th anniversary. Even if you're not there, you can follow along online. (And check out this piece on "10 Things You Should Know About #NABJ15" from Elizabeth Ann Thompson for Huffington Post.) Here are a few … Read More

What I wish I had told Dori Maynard in our last conversation

Dori J. MaynardThe last time I saw Dori Maynard was in September at the American Society of Newspaper Editors-Associated Press Managing Editors summit in Chicago. We tended to meet at the alphabet soup of conferences that is the life of a minority journalist and media manager: NABJ, AAJA, NAHJ, SPJ, SABEW and on and on. At ASNE-APME, as … Read More

UNITY offers student fellowship to attend minority journalists' conferences

UNITY: Journalists for Diversity will select one student to attend five minority journalists conferences this summer as part of a new fellowship offered by the journalists' alliance. The chosen candidate will participate in student projects at the gatherings of UNITY's member groups — the Native American Journalists Association, Asian American Journalists Association and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association … Read More
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