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New York Association of Black Journalists

Announces 2017 Media Award Competition Winners


November 11, 2017 – The New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ) proudly announces the winners of its 2017 Media Awards Competition that recognizes exemplary print, broadcast and online coverage of people or issues related to African-American and African Diaspora experiences.

This year’s NYABJ Media Awards Competition winners will be celebrated during NYABJ’s November General Body Meeting on November 15, 2017 at MIC. The meeting is open to NYABJ members and to the public.


2017 NYABJ Media Awards Competition winners include:


NEWSPAPER Spot/General News

Christina Carrega, New York Daily News, “People V. Peter Liang Trial: The death of Akai Gurley at the hands of a rookie NYPD Officer

TELEVISION General Feature

Louise Dente, Cultural Caravan TV- NYC Media, “CCPTV: Tribute to Jazz Legend, Candido Camero at 95

TELEVISION Public Affairs

Carol Jenkins, Audra D. West . Duane Ferguson, Kalin Ivanov, Petar Talijancic, Qingming Zhai & Susan Iger, CUNY TV, “Black America: Little Brown Girls with Misty Copeland

TELEVISION Documentary

Carol Jenkins, Abi Ishola, Duane Ferguson, Sylvester P. Lukasiewicz, Wei Lu, Tyrik Washington, Brenda Levin & Susan Iger, CUNY TV, “More Than A Building, A Dream Come True: The Opening of the African American Museum, A Black America Special

RADIO General Feature

Alvin  Hall, Vince Fairchild, Rupert Allman & Dana Roberson WNYC – NY Public Radio “The Takeaway,” “Alvin Hall Goes Back to School

RADIO Spot/General News

Larry Mullins & Sharon Barnes-Waters, 1010 WINS RADIO, “Making A Mark

ONLINE MEDIA Spot/General News

Collier Meyerson, Fusion, “She went to a historically black college. So did he. Their sexual assault case was a disaster.

ONLINE MEDIA General Feature

Kirsten West Savali, The Root, “Sandbranch, Texas: A Small Community Denied Water for Over 30 Years Fights Back

ONLINE MEDIA Blog Commentary

Selena Hill , Let Your Voice Be Heard! Radio, “Stop The Witch Hunt. Black Women Know Exactly Who ‘Becky With The Good Hair’ Is

MAGAZINE Investigative

David Ingold & Spencer Soper, Bloomberg Businessweek, “Amazon Doesn’t Consider the Race of Its Customers. Should It?


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About the New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ)

NYABJ is a network of media professionals who advocate on behalf of black journalists in the New York City area. We are also an affiliate chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), and one of the national organization’s most active local chapters. Founded in 1976, NYABJ has a legacy of providing professional and moral support to its members. Our ranks include reporters, editors, photographers, graphics editors, art directors, public relations professionals, students and academics. Each year, NYABJ offers professional development workshops, writing and editing seminars, career assessment sessions and informational forums on fellowships nationwide, as well as media excellence awards recognizing the work of Black journalists on issues related to African-American and African Diaspora experiences.