There’s still time to submit you work for the 2016 Griot Drum Awards. We’ve extended the deadline for submissions to Friday October 7th, 2016 by midnight. Looking forward to seeing your great work. Click the link below for rules and information. 2016 Griot Drum Awards
The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists (TBABJ) will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Lee Roy Selmon’s, 4302 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa.
The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists (TBABJ) is now accepting applications for its 2016 Griot Drum Scholarship Contest. TBABJ awards thousands of dollars annually to deserving high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students of color pursuing college degrees in journalism or a communications-related discipline. Please encourage all high school seniors, undergraduate and […]
An Open Letter to Former Tampa Tribune Employees: The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists is saddened to learn that the demise of the Tampa Tribune will result in the elimination of 100 jobs of journalists and other staff members. For more than 120 years, the Tampa Tribune told the stories of the people, […]
FROM NPPA: On the heels of winning two Pulitzer Prizes, The Tampa Bay Times has announced that veteran photojournalist Danese Kenon will join the staff to become their deputy director of photography for video and multimedia. Photograph by Melissa Lyttle ATHENS, GA (April 19, 2016) – On the heels of winning two Pulitzer Prizes, […]
WASHINGTON (April 20, 2016) – Lester Holt, anchor of ‘NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt,’ has been selected as the 2016 Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). The annual award recognizes a black journalist who has distinguished himself or herself with a body of work that has extraordinary depth, […]
Special thanks to the students and presenters for today’s resume writing workshop at the University of South Florida. Students received one on one feedback on their resumes and resume reels. They heard from several professionals about the do’s and don’t of resume writing and interviewing. Thanks to Melissa Stacy Assistant News Director of WFLA, News Channel […]
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TAMPA, FLA. – Veteran news anchor Rod Carter has been elected president of the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists (TBABJ). The WFLA News Channel 8 anchor will lead the organization that represents journalists and communication professionals of color in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Citrus, Hernando, Polk, Manatee and Pasco counties. He previously served as TBABJ’s […]
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 29, 2016) – The Poynter Institute and the National Association of Black Journalists will partner to create a transformational leadership program for journalists of color working in digital media. This intensive, tuition-free program will address the unique issues journalists of color face on the path to leadership in digital journalism and […]
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The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists is teaming up with the Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications to host a student workshop. Click Here to Download Tips for Resume Building It is happening Saturday, April 9th from 9:00 a.m. – Noon at the USF Zimmerman building (4202 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa FL 33620). […]
Congratulations Kenneth F. Irby on being the inaugural recipient of NPPA’s John Long Ethics Award. Irby received his award Saturday February 27, 2016.
Do you have a great story but can’t seem to get any traction with the media? Do you have an event coming up, but you can’t seem to get the attention of the people making news decisions? The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists is here to help. Click this link to for more information […]
The 13 year running column “Journal-isms’ is separating from the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. On it’s website, the Maynard Institute wrote: ” The Maynard Institute is currently in a strategic planning process focused on how the Institute can best use its resources to champion diversity in the digital age. After much deliberation, the Board of Directors has decided […]
Tampa, Fla – The Tampa Bay Times newspaper will now print its rival paper the Tampa Tribune. According to published reports, the deal is for five years, terms though have not been released. Read more below from both the Times and the Tribune, as well as Poynter: Tampa Bay Times TBO.COM Poynter
St. Petersburg, Fla – The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists held it’s February meeting at Sylvia’s Restaurant in St. Petersburg. Bay News 9 Human Resources Manager Charles Morton spoke to the group about the hiring process and what managers are looking for. He also took questions from members as well, as two students attending. […]
Tampa, FL – This year at the 3rd Annual LIFT Awards Ceremony the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists was honored for its contributions in the community, ‘LIFT’ ing others up.
Tampa, Fla – Black History Month is a celebration of the accomplishments of people of color in the United States. The celebration started as “Negro History Week.” It was the brainchild of historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black […]
Michael Feeney fund garners thousands in just days. Tampa, Fl – The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists mourns the death of fellow NABJ’r Michael Feeney. Feeney, a former New York Daily News reporter, was until recently, president of the New York Association of Black Journalists. According to the Daily News, he died of a […]
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Congratulations Kenneth F. Irby on being the inaugural recipient of NPPA’s John Long Ethics Award. From NPPA: ‘The choice for the inaugural Long award was unanimous. The first person to be honored with this important new presentation is Kenneth F. Irby. The honor […]