New York Association of Black Journalists

NYABJ Holiday Party & Toy Drive

Posted on: December 4th, 2014 by Julie Walker


Happy holidays, from the NYABJ Board!

Please join us for a holiday party and toy drive at Clyde Frazier's Wine and Dine in Manhattan!



When: Dec. 9 at 7 pm

Where: Clyde Frazier's, 485 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10018

What: Small bites, drinks and networking. And a toy drive for kids from several city organizations.

Who: New York media, public relations professionals and students



The Final General Body Meeting of 2014

Posted on: November 3rd, 2014 by Julie Walker


Please join the New York Association of Black Journalists for our:


Thursday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m.


at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

219 W. 40th St. (between 7th and 8th Aves.)

Third Floor, Room 308

Will discuss:

-Upcoming Events/Holiday Party


-NABJ-CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Scholarship


***To Learn More About the NABJ-CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Scholarship, click here.***

NYABJ Mourns Passing of Jonathan P. Hicks

Posted on: November 3rd, 2014 by Julie Walker



(Photo: Marcus Graham Project)


"The New York Association of Black Journalists is saddened to hear of the passing of Jonathan P. Hicks. He will not only be remembered as an exceptional journalist who worked for the New York Times, the New York Amsterdam News and, but also as a mentor who helped shape and guide the careers of countless black journalists, including several of our members. He leaves behind a legacy that spanned from the newsroom to his own Brooklyn community. We send our sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Mr. Hicks, a trailblazer gone too soon."  (Read more at the NY Times.)

- Michael J. Feeney, NYABJ President


"I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Hicks at the New York Amsterdam News and I admired his work as a journalist, but also a humanitarian who always extended a helping hand. He was passionate about his mass communications scholarship for aspiring Liberian journalists and was proud of the students that received the program's grants. I know his legacy will live on through his writing and the many students he has helped throughout his life."

Amity Paye, NYABJ Vice President of Print


UPDATE (11/6/14):

Visitation will be held on Friday, Nov. 14, from 4-7 p.m. at Bethany Baptist Church in Brooklyn. The Kappa Alpha Psi service will begin at 7 p.m.; the wake will be held at 7:30 p.m. The funeral will be held on Saturday, Nov. 15, at Abyssinian Baptist Church. The final viewing will be at 9 a.m. and the Celebration of Life service will begin promptly at 10 a.m.

A Successful 2014 Awards Banquet

Posted on: November 2nd, 2014 by Julie Walker


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The NYABJ Board would like to again thank all those who attended and sponsored our 2014 awards banquet. There were several great moments of the night, including when Trailblazer Award winner Dean Baquet, executive editor of the New York Times, briefly addressed the controversy that arose after a Times TV critic played up racial stereotypes, in a review of the new Shonda Rhimes-produced, Viola Davis-starring ABC drama, "How to Get Away With Murder." (To view photos from the banquet, click here.)


A YouTube video of Mr. Baquet's speech:


Here are links to cover of the banquet:

Baquet Seeks More Diverse Audience -- Richard Prince's Journal-isms 

NYABJ Honors N.Y. Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet and Others - The Network Journal

NYABJ General Body Meeting Fall 2014

Posted on: September 7th, 2014 by Julie Walker


Monday Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m.

at NewsOne/InteractiveOne (850 Third Ave., 3rd Floor between 51st and 52nd)


NYABJ Scholarship & Awards Banquet

Posted on: August 26th, 2014 by Julie Walker



The New York Association of Black Journalists

Presents Our Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

CBS' Dana Tyler


former New York Daily News Columnist Clem Richardson

We will remember WNBC reporter John Noel


honor New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet

We will present scholarships to two college students,

who were graduates of NYABJ's First Take high school journalism workshop.

And we will hand out awards to the best journalists in television, radio, print and online.

 Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014
6 to 9 pm

 Time-Life Building
1271 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020

**Event will benefit NYABJ's High School Journalism Workshop and scholarship fund.



Posted on: August 26th, 2014 by Julie Walker



Posted on: June 3rd, 2014 by Julie Walker


New York Association of Black Journalists





Dear Fellow Journalists:


We are extending the deadline date for you to send in your awards entries. You now have until July 7 to get them in. Click on the link below for rules and entry details.


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.





Black Media Startups

Posted on: June 3rd, 2014 by Julie Walker


Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism




Black Media Startups

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

219 West 40th Street, New York, NY


Join us for BLACK MEDIA STARTUPS, a solutions-focused dialogue that will prepare aspiring and current entrepreneurs to launch and grow businesses. You’ll learn from the experiences of African American journalists who have founded startups, discover resources available for early stage entrepreneurs, gain a deeper understanding of challenges unique to people of color and strategies for overcoming them.




Andaiye Taylor, a 2014 Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism Fellow, former director of content marketing at and founder of Brick City Live


Kelly Virella, an award-winning reporter, former Silicon Valley technologist and founder the soon-to-launch, long-form magazine Longview


Linda Villarosa, a former New York Times and Essence magazine editor and writer, director of the Journalism Program at City College and founder of the CCNY-Amsterdam News Urban Digital Media Lab


Chris Rabb, an adjunct professor at Temple University's Fox School of Business, 2014 Philadaelphia TEDx speaker, 2013 Knight Foundation BMe Leadership Award recipient and author of Invisible Capital: How Unseen Forces Shape Entrepreneurial Opportunity



NYABJ Upcoming Events & News

Posted on: April 30th, 2014 by Julie Walker


Great News: NYABJ is once again a finalist for Chapter of the Year from the National Association of Black Journalists. Last year we won! Let's all try and go to the NABJ convention in Boston and see if we win again.  



Upcoming Events:


May 1 NAHJ-NYC has included NYABJ in a learning event with LinkedIn. RSVP link 


May 6 Members only NYABJ X MoCADA Mixer.
Check your email for invitations.


May 22 Save the Date: NYABJ members only Google learn & network event. Invitations will go out shortly.


NYABJ awards competition deadline for entries is June 1. Apply Here