The New York Association of Black Journalists


Chat-N-Chew with Soledad O'Brian

Join NYABJ for our next installment of our "Chat-N-Chew" series featuring SOLEDAD O'BRIEN, KIM BONDY and CRISTAL WILLIAMS CHANCELLOR.

NYABJ & Al Jazeera America Presents:

Women in Media Leadership & Entrepreneurship
– a "Chat & Chew" event with:
Soledad O’Brien, Al Jazeera America Special Correspondent & CEO of Starfish Media
Kim Bondy, Al Jazeera America Senior Executive Producer, America Tonight
Cristal Willams Chancellor, Senior Producer, Women’s Media Center

April 15th – Columbia Journalism School
6-7:30 p.m. Reception
7:30 – 9 p.m. Panel discussion

***Admission is free and open to the general public. Please RSVP by Thursday March 14th at 5 PM for the security list.*** 

RSVP here:


Posted on: March 30th, 2014 by Julie Walker


New York Association of Black Journalists


Dear Fellow Journalists:

The New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ) Awards recognizes exemplary coverage of people or issues in the African/African American Diaspora. The competition is open to all professional (staff and freelance) journalists in print, broadcast or online new media. Only work originally published or broadcast during the judging period of October 2, 2012 through October 2, 2013 is eligible for consideration.

Entries will be disqualified if they fail to follow the rules and eligibility requirements of their designated category.


Contest Rules

NYABJ Members Only Networking Event with CBS

Posted on: March 29th, 2014 by Julie Walker


NYABJ Members Only: CBS Networking Event

New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ)

Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

New York, NY

This is a members only event. Invitations and event codes were emailed to members.


General Body Meeting on April 10

Posted on: March 28th, 2014 by Julie Walker


NYABJ General Body Meeting

Thursday, April 10

6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. networking

7:00 p.m. meeting

Writer's Guild of America East

250 Hudson Street

New York, NY 10013

7th Floor

Will provide updates on:

-Upcoming Events

-Awards Competition



“Die Free : A Heroic Family Tale” Book Signing & Discussion

Posted on: February 13th, 2014 by Julie Walker


New York's Young and Powerful, Lexington Development Group & Rebelle Agency Presents

Black History Month Book Signing with

NY1 Anchor Cheryl Wills

Author Of "Die Free : A Heroic Family Tale"

Introduction by Roy Paul

6pm-9pm l 2/25

The home of Janet Dewart Bell
444 Central Park West Apt 14B
New York, NY 10025
(at the corner of 104th St. between 104th and 105th)

**Mocktails sponsored by Dlo Infusion Bar. Special thanks to Dlo’s founder and Chief Mixologist Tamara Albertini and Altar Herbal Martinis.

 * Vocal selection by Marlene Villafane (accompanied by prodigy Nkosi Nkululeko).


Host Committee:

Janet Dewart Bell, Joyce Johnson, Audrey Smaltz, Gail Marquis, Lola West, Gian Jones, ILyasah Shabazz, Herb Boyd, Keisha Sutton-James, Robin Bell-Stevens, Sidique Wai, Jacob Morris, Victoria Horsford, Robin Verges, Chet Whye, New York Association of Black Journalists, Kissing Lions Public Relations, Harlem Historical Society, Glenn E. Davis, Brian Haynes Copeland, Lesley Gist, Lynn Rosen, Carolyn McIntyre, Inga Watkins, Kevin Armstrong, Michael Henry Adams, Yvonne Durant, Cheryl Taylor, District Leader Cory Provost, Dr. Mohammed Nurhussein, Sophia James, District Leader William Allen, Jamel Robinson, Stephanie Thomas, Adjua Mantebea, Joan Capel, Leslie Johnson, Amelia Montgomery, Veronica Cook, Doris Rhem, Bryant Arthur, Tara Childs, Miriam Keith, Chester Gordon


Posted on: February 10th, 2014 by Julie Walker



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Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

NYU Tisch School of the Arts; Tisch Building; 721 Broadway Room 1027 New York, NY 10003

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JOIN THE NEW YORK ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS for special screening of  "Otelo Burning" A discussion will follow the screening   Synopsis    Based on true events, the story unfolds as three teenage friends look for an escape through a time of turmoil in the township of Lamontville, South Africa and discover freedom through the joy of surfing.  Shot in picturesque Durban, OTELO BURNING is a...

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Join the

New York Association of Black Journalists

and the Columbia University Association of Black Journalists

for a book signing and discussion of

"SAVAGE PORTRAYALS: Race, Media and the Central Park Jogger Story"

by Natalie P. Byfield

When: Monday, Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Toni Stabile Center at Columbia University

 Former New York Daily News reporter Natalie Byfield will discuss her forthcoming (Feb. 2014) book, Savage Portrayals: Race, Media, & the Central Park Jogger Story. This book recalls the 1989 rape case, where five black and Latino youths were wrongfully convicted of a crime they didn't commit. This book is written from Byfield's perspective as a black female reporter covering the story for the New York Daily News. 





Savage Portrayals

NYABJ General Body Meeting 2/3/14

Posted on: January 28th, 2014 by Julie Walker



for the first General Body Meeting of 2014!

WHERE: CBS, 51 W. 52nd St

WHEN: Monday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Josie Thomas

We will congratulate JOSIE THOMAS, who was recently promoted to executive vice president and chief diversity officer at CBS Corporation.

She will be in attendance and will speak our to our membership.


-Meet the NEW 2014-2015 Board

-Join Committees

-Get information on the NABJ Convention in Boston

-Find out about Upcoming Events

-Announcement on Awards Banquet

Follow us on social media:

Twitter: NYABJ

Instagram: NYABJ



NYABJ’s Holiday Party and Toy Drive

Posted on: November 27th, 2013 by Program Committee



The New York Association of Black Journalists

for our Holiday Party and Toy Drive



Tuesday December 3, 2013 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM



Clyde Frazier's Wine and Dine

485 Tenth Avenue New York, NY 10018


Back bar of Clyde Frazier's Wine and Dine

We will ring in the holiday season with a bang and collect unwrapped toys for kids in need of a little holiday cheer.

Please bring as many unwrapped toys and gifts

as you can!

Books make great gifts, too!!

Come early and let's play some basketball!! There's a hoop in the restaurant!!

See you there!

*This page is for promotional purposes only, no RSVP is required*


Posted on: November 2nd, 2013 by Wilson


The next general body meeting is MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013* at the Associated Press located at 450 W. 33rd St. (between Ninth and Tenth Avenues) from 6:30PM-8:30PM.

*Please disregard the previous post that indicated the meeting was on 11/13. The above date is the correct date.

Even if you are not sure about attending, but are leaning towards it, RSVP by clicking here because we MUST have a complete list of those attending for security at the door. Items to be discussed include:


  • An introduction of the new 2014/2015 NYABJ board
  • Announcing our December holiday party venue


Does your news organization/company have space for us to hold our general body meeting? We like to move around to experience different places and locations. So far we have been to AP, NewsCorp and The New York Times just to name a few. If you can assist please email to discuss. Thanks in advance.


BuzzFeed Needs Investigative Reporters

Posted on: October 29th, 2013 by NYABJ


BuzzFeed_LogoThe media startup is increasing its original reporting and subject areas so it is hiring accomplished reporters who can cover education, politics, law enforcement, finance, civil rights, environment, national security, science and healthcare. Read this job description and apply.

Chat ‘N Chew Part 2 with TheYBF’s Natasha Eubanks!

Posted on: October 28th, 2013 by Program Committee


 Join The New York Association of Black Journalists

for Part Two of the Chat 'N Chew series with creator, Natasha Eubanks



Tuesday November 12

6:30 to 8:30 PM



CBS Broadcasting Center

524 West 57th Street

Between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues


Eubanks started her blog as a hobby in July 2005, while in her first year of law school. is the product of her obsession with all that is Hollywood and celebrity. Natasha noticed there was a lack of African-American celebrities being represented by mainstream media, and decided to create a lane for celebrity gossip and entertainment news focusing on Black Hollywood. In July 2008, Eubanks expanded from the web to airwaves as the Gossip & Entertainment Correspondent for the nationally syndicated Big Boy's Neighborhood Morning Radio Show and made her television debut on the pilot run for the daytime talk show, The Real.


***Admission is free for all NYABJ Paid members, $15 for non-members and general public. All must RSVP by Monday November 11 at 5 PM for the security list. No refunds. All sales are final.***

 Click Natasha Eubank's picture to go to the Eventbrite page

NYABJ Elections: Candidates Deadline Approaching

Posted on: September 23rd, 2013 by Joe Gray


NYABJ Members, please be advised that elections will be held at our November meeting for the executive board term that begins in January.


To register for an election candidacy, people who have been fully financial with NYABJ since at least June 1, 2013 should send notice to Parliamentarian Joe Gray at and Secretary Gabrielle Lee at by Sept. 27, 2013.




The following positions will be elected by the NYABJ membership at the November meeting:


Vice President/Print

Vice President/Broadcast






For the NYABJ Election Rules, please click here.


Celebrate NYABJ with The Mama Foundation for the Arts in Harlem

Posted on: September 11th, 2013 by Wilson



Radio personality and famed producer, Vy Higginsen cordially invites members of the the New York Association of Black Journalists to join the Mama Foundation for the Arts as they celebrate the organization's recent honor as  the National Association of Black Journalists’ Professional Chapter of the Year.

The cocktail reception will be at The Mama Foundation for the Arts located at 149 West 126th Street (between Lenox and Seventh Avenues) Harlem, New York City on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Come by to also see an exclusive sneak peak of two new musicals:

WE ARE! The Gospel for Teens Musical is based on the acclaimed CBS “60 Minutes” feature winner of the 2012 National Association of Black Journalists’ Salute to Excellence Award and three 2012 Emmy Awards and ALIVE! A new musical featuring an alive and kicking company, ages 55 and older.


or for more information email: Bill Coyle, Publicist, The Mama Foundation for the Arts

CUNY’s Entrepreneurial Journalism Fellowship

Posted on: September 10th, 2013 by NYABJ


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CUNY's Graduate School of Journalism welcomes NYABJ (and NABJ) members' applications for the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism's 2014 fellowship.


The incubator program -- open to mid-career journalists, journalism master's degree graduates and other promising applicants -- helps journalists develop budding ideas into solid brands and business plans. Participants build real-world websites, apps, services, platforms and other projects. Examples include, Skillcrush and The Broad Experience. This is a great way to develop your business skills, earn an advanced certificate in Entrepreneurial Journalism, and start up your own venture. Join us and launch something new!


Email for questions or to schedule a one-on-one conversation.

Tune In Live to WLIB Saturday Morning

Posted on: August 28th, 2013 by NYABJ


Mayor Dinkins (center) hosts NYABJ's Malik Singleton (left) and Justin Francis (right) at WLIB Radio studios.


Hon. Mayor David Dinkins hosted FIRST TAKE mentor Malik Singleton and workshop student Justin Francis on his radio program, Dialogue With Dinkins, Wednesday for a taping that will air Saturday morning.


They held a full hour conversation with the former mayor and discussed NYABJ's upcoming high school journalism workshop that will run this coming Fall semester.


Listen live at 8 am Saturday, August 31 by visiting

NYABJ’s High School Journalism Workshop is Back!

Posted on: August 28th, 2013 by Program Committee





The New York Association of Black Journalists'


High School Journalism Workshop - First Take NYC is now accepting applications!




FIRST TAKE seeks talented teens from the New York City metro area with a

strong interest in writing and multimedia. This program has produced some of

the region's best young professionals and we are looking for future stars.

Students accepted into this program will learn to write and report news, shoot

and edit video, plus produce a TV newscast.




Students will visit a working

newsroom in Manhattan and learn from guest speakers who work in the

industry. Those who complete the program will receive a copy of their work as

well as a certificate during a ceremony attended by two family members.





FIRST TAKE's instructors and mentors include journalists from the Associated

Press, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, Dow Jones, Essence, and

more. The workshop is hosted by the Journalism Department of LIU Brooklyn.





The eight-week program meets Saturdays from Sept. 28 through Nov. 9. The

eighth and final session will meet on a Sunday, Nov. 17.





Area teens interested in participating in the workshop are encouraged to fill

out the application at

For additional details and information on becoming a mentor, email Nekesa Moody at



Check out reasons why students enjoy First Take NYC!


WE WON!!!!

Posted on: July 31st, 2013 by Program Committee



The New York Association of Black Journalists is NABJ's Professional Chapter of the Year.

Thank you to all of our members and supporters!

NYABJ Pre-Convention Mixer July 23!

Posted on: July 17th, 2013 by Program Committee







to celebrate

* our upcoming NABJ Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida *

* our nomination as finalist for NABJ Chapter of the Year *



Tuesday July 23, 2013

6 PM to 9 PM



PRANNA Restaurant

79 Madison Avenue

(bet. East 28th Street and East 29th Street)

New York City




Click here to RSVP