TBABJ announces 2014 Griot Drum winners

The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists (TBABJ) is proud to announce the first-place winners of its 2014 Griot Drum Awards contest. The awards were presented Thursday, Nov. 13, during TBABJ’s Ninth Annual Griot Drum Awards & Scholarship Banquet held at the Tampa Marriott Westshore. The awards program recognizes Tampa Bay’s best media coverage of […]

NABJ Call for Workshop Proposals

As the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) heads to Minneapolis, for our 40th Convention, the organization extends proposal invitations for sessions and presenters for the 2015 Annual Convention and Career Fair, August 5-9, 2015. The Program Committee is soliciting requests for proposals for workshops, along with potential workshop speakers. They are looking for innovative, educational, […]

Internships available at Boston Globe

The Boston Globe is giving 11 interns the opportunity to work as reporters, or as a photographer, designer or copy editor. The 12-week paid internship places reporter-interns in the Globe‘s Metro, Business, Living/Arts, Health/Science and Sports departments; the photo intern shoots stills and video for all sections, the design intern creates sections fronts and information […]

Jobs available at The Record in NJ

Municipal Reporter I – The Record (Bergen County, NJ) has two openings for a full-time, entry-level reporter covering municipalities in northern New Jersey. We’re looking for a self-starter who can break news as well as cover breaking news, propose and execute features ideas, spot regional trends and move quickly and surely to contribute developing stories to the Web. […]

2014 NABJ Region III Scholarship for college students

NABJ Region III wants to award a scholarship to a deserving college student enrolled in a school in Region III (AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN). The candidate must have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a journalism career, a record for community service, and financial need. Scholarship Deadline: Friday, May 16, 2014. Specific Application Requirements […]

Digital executive producer opening at WJCL

There is an opening for a Digital Executive Producer position at the FOX/ABC station in Savannah, Ga. The station is looking for a strong writer/editor with digital experience who is willing to move to Savannah, Ga. Here is the listing: A candidate will be selected quickly. Interested? Please contact the station’s digital director. Send inquiries to: Felicia […]

TBABJ to Host FREE seminar May 31

“Rebuilding, Revamping and Retooling Your Career” SAVE THE DATE for the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists’ FREE professional development seminar. The Rebuilding, Revamping and Retooling Your Career seminar will be 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at the University Area Community Development Center, 14013 N 22nd St. in Tampa. Veteran journalists and […]

You’re Invited: TBABJ Happy Hour Networking Mixer This Friday

The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists’ members, colleagues and friends are invited to a happy hour at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, April 11, at Ybor City Jazz House, 1611 E.Seventh Ave., in Tampa. This is your opportunity to mix and mingle in a relaxed setting with local professionals in journalism, public relations, marketing, communications and […]

NABJ Region III Conference March 7-9

National Association of Black Journalists 2014 Region III Conference March 7-9, 2014 Crowne Plaza Hotel Charleston Charleston, South Carolina Diversity, Inclusion and YOU: The New DIY #NABJReg3 The conference program will offer participants an opportunity to sharpen old skills, learn new ones, and engage in valuable networking. Program focus will cover diversity, inclusion, and the […]

Members of TBABJ with former FAMU President Dr. Walter Smith

Former FAMU president opens his library for area journalists

Members of the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists (TBABJ) were treated to an insightful lesson on African-American history during a visit to the Dr. Walter L. Smith Library, located at 905 N. Albany Ave., Tampa. TBABJ held its March 1 meeting at the library, which was followed by a tour led by Dr. Smith, […]

Volunteer Opportunity at Metropolitan Ministries

Monday, Nov. 25, is Media Volunteer Day at Tampa’s Metropolitan Ministries. Volunteers are needed to hand out Thanksgiving food at the Tampa site to local residents. Volunteer slots for that day are 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 11a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3:30 to 6:15 p.m. If you or your colleagues would like to volunteer, […]

Griot Drum Scholarship Winners

Congrats, 2013 Griot Award Winners!

On Saturday, Oct. 12 at Nielsen we presented awards in nearly 20 different categories. The entries were published or broadcast in 2012 and involved issues or concerns related to people of color, especially African-Americans. The contest was open to media outlets in Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties. The entries were judged by […]

Tickets on sale for Griot Drum media awards

It’s time to purchase your tickets for the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists’ Eighth Annual Griot Drum Awards & Scholarship Banquet, where the chapter will honor the area’s best media coverage of people of color! Proceeds will fund our scholarships to aspiring young minority journalists with a connection to the Tampa Bay area. This […]

2013 TBABJ Griot Drum media awards deadline extended

The deadline to submit entries to the contest is Friday, Sept. 6. Entries may be submitted online at or via U.S. mail. Print, broadcast and online media professionals of any ethnicity can enter the contest, which honors quality coverage of people of color in the Tampa Bay area. Journalists submitting entries do not have […]


TBABJ banquet tickets can be purchased online

Purchase your tickets now for the best local event honoring media coverage of people of color! Tickets can be purchased online for the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists’ Eighth Annual Griot Drum Awards and Scholarship Banquet on Saturday, Oct. 12. The gala dinner will begin at 7 p.m. at Nielsen, 501 Brooker Creek Blvd., […]

WUSF-FM Seeks Multimedia Health Reporter in Tampa

News Reporter Job ID: 2321 Location:              USF Tampa Department Number/Name:  0-0662-000 WUSF-FM Hiring Salary/Salary Range:  $40,000 – $48,000 Position Summary: Health News Florida is a news project of WUSF Public Media.

WUSF-FM Seeks News Director in Tampa

Position Summary: The News Director is a journalism leader who thrives among highly motivated reporters in a multimedia newsroom. The successful candidate will share core values that focus on listeners, audience, quality and integrity in all areas of news reporting and management. WUSF 89.7 distinguishes itself from other news organizations by providing enterprise reporting locally […]

Job Opening: Vice President for News at WLRN Miami

Station:                       WLRN Public Media Company:                   South Florida Public Media/Friends of WLRN FLSA Status:              Full-time, Exempt Reports to:                  General Manager WLRN Schedule:                    9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday or as job demands Location:                     Miami, Florida

Job Opening: Tampa Bay Times Seeks Performing Arts Critic

From American Stage to Freefall to Opera Tampa to Broadway shows at the Straz, the Bay area has a thriving theater scene that reaches into every community. It’s also home to the Florida Orchestra, a major symphonic group in the middle of a key search for a music director. The position: Looking for a versatile […]

TBABJ Member Eric Deggans Receives NABJ Award

Congratulations to Tampa Bay Times TV/media critic — and former TBABJ president — Eric Deggans! He’s been selected to receive the 2013 Legacy Award from the National Association of Black Journalists Arts and Entertainment Task Force. Eric, author of Race-Baiter: How the Media Weilds Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation, will be honored at a […]

Two Editor Job Openings at Miles Media

Miles Media has posted the following positions that match your areas of interest. To apply for these positions, please visit:

May 4: Learn to Make the Move to PR/Marketing

Interested in moving from the newsroom to a career in public relations? Do you want to know how to use those journalism skills to have a successful career in PR and marketing? Get these and other questions answered at the next meeting of the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists. The facilitator of the next […]

2013 NABJ Sports Task Force Scholarship Jam

Save the date for this event! It takes place during the NABJ national conference. When: Aug. 2 at 10 p.m. Where: House of Blues, 1490 E Lake Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 For details and registration info, click here.

Job Opening: Food Editor at the Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Specialty Editor/Food — The Record (Bergen County, NJ) is seeking an experienced editor to oversee its food, health and fitness coverage. In addition to at least five years of editing experience, this editor must have an excellent familiarity of food, dining, nutrition, fitness, diet and health issues. Versatility, creativity and superior planning skills are a […]

April chapter meeting to focus on the 2013 NABJ Convention

Are you planning to attend the 2013 NABJ National Convention in Orlando? Do you want to know how to successfully navigate the convention? If so, please join us to learn networking and interview tips at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Tampa Tribune, 202 S. Parker St.,Tampa. TBABJ members will offer strategies that will show you how to have […]

Job Opportunity: International Content Manager at Miles Media

Miles Media markets destinations and hospitality businesses by working with state tourism offices, convention & visitors bureaus, hotels and other organizations in the tourism industry to create forward thinking online, mobile, email and print content marketing solutions. Our Content Manager will have a passion for travel and marketing, and will work with a team of […]

TBABJ hosting a free multimedia seminar this Saturday at USF

In an ever-changing media business, journalists are charged with reaching their audiences on multiple media and social platforms. A host of tools and resources have become available that enhances the storytelling process, making it essential for journalists to maximize and fine-tune their skills. On Saturday, March 23, beginning at 11 a.m., the Tampa Bay Association […]

Chapter Meeting Saturday, April 6

Are you planning to attend the 2013 NABJ National Convention in Orlando? Do you want to know how to successfully navigate the convention? If so, please join us to learn networking and interview tips at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Tampa Tribune, 202 S. Parker St.,Tampa. TBABJ members will offer strategies that will […]

TBABJ to honor journalists, students on Nov. 12

The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists (TBABJ) will present its annual Griot Drum Awards & Scholarship Banquet on Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Tampa Marriott Westshore, 1001 N. Westshore Blvd. Awards will be presented to area journalists for their outstanding coverage of people of color and scholarships will go to local minority students studying […]

Eric Deggans to speak at TBABJ’s annual banquet

Eric Deggans, National Public Radio’s TV critic, will be the keynote speaker at the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists’ Griot Drum Awards & Scholarship Banquet on Thursday, Nov. 12, at Tampa Marriott Westshore, 1001 N. Westshore Blvd. The annual banquet recognizes the region’s best media coverage of people of color. The Tampa Bay Association […]