NABJ Task Forces
NABJ offers various Task Forces that allow members to work together, network and advance NABJ’s mission in their areas of interest. Read more about our Task Forces below.
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Task Force Procedures & Guidelines can be found here.
Arts and Entertainment Task Force
Media-Related Professionals Task Force
The Media-Related Professionals Task Force includes part-time journalists, part-time freelance writers, educators, marketing and public relations professionals, as well as other media professionals. The purpose of this task force is to advance the causes and issues related to these sectors and to NABJ.
Black Press Task Force
The Black Press Task Force includes journalists and owners of black media outlets. The group’s purpose is to advocate on behalf of black-owned media and to foster camaraderie amongst journalists in this space.
- Chair: Tene Croom, firstname.lastname@example.org
Broadcast Task Force
Print Task Force
The Print Task Force includes copy desk managers, copy editors, news editors, line editors, layout and design editors, and yes, recruiters. The group's purposes are to inspire camaraderie among editors across the country; to share ideas about editing; and to discuss the ups and downs of working a non-traditional schedule. We also encourage college students to pursue copy editing and other careers in newsrooms.
Digital Journalism Task Force
As technology is enhancing journalism and transforming the media landscape, journalists must adapt and use new tools in order to survive and thrive. The Digital Journalism Task Force keeps NABJ members on the cutting edge as they navigate rapidly evolving newsrooms.
Founders Task Force
The Founders Task Force includes NABJ Founders, Past Presidents and former National Board Members with at least 25 years of membership in NABJ. The groups’ purposes are to reaffirm NABJ’s founding principles and fortify NABJ through the contributions of its members’ time, talents, historical perspectives and collective memory in alignment with the organization’s mission and strategic plan.
- Chair: Sandra Dawson Long Weaver, email@example.com
LGBTQ Task Force
The mission of this task force is to unite NABJ's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer members so they may support and strengthen one another and assist NABJ in carrying out its mission of inclusion and excellence.
Political Journalism Task Force
Sports Journalism Task Force
Visual Task Force
The Visual Task Force serves as a visual storytelling arm of the National Association of Black Journalists. We are a professional community for visual journalists, designers, animators, broadcast videographers and visual editors whose mission is to develop educational programs and provide professional development for both veteran and future multimedia journalists and offer visual leadership for newspaper, magazine, broadcast and online publications.
Young Black Journalists Task Force
Freelance Task Force
The Freelance Task Force advocates and provides programming for freelance members.
- Chair: Update pending.
Business Journalism Task Force
Weather and Climate Task Force
The NABJ Weather and Climate Task Force is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion among meteorologists, weathercasters, science reporters, and others covering weather and climate stories. We will provide opportunities for fellowship, education and mentorship for current and rising professionals covering this field.
Academic Task Force
The Academic Task Force includes educators and professionals who work within education related professions. Members include, and are not limited to, faculty, administrators, staff, media/communication/marketing professionals for academic institutions, etc. The task force’s purpose is to provide resources, information and networks to support growth and development in the education industry.