NABJ Announces 2023 Co-chairs for Birmingham Convention in August
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The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) has selected the chairs of its 2023 Convention & Career Fair, which will be held Aug. 2-6 in Birmingham, Alabama.
In keeping with the #NABJ23 theme, “From Revolution to Evolution,” two award-winning, industry veterans celebrated for their groundbreaking storytelling on social justice and civil rights will serve as co-chairs — Michelle Miller, co-host of “CBS Saturday Morning” and Roy S. Johnson, columnist and director of content development for AL.com.
“We are excited to have Michelle and Roy join our convention team. They both share a passion for excellence in journalism and a commitment to telling stories important to the Black community and our ongoing fight for equality,” said NABJ President Dorothy Tucker. “As we gather in one of the most influential cities of the Civil Rights Movement, I look forward to working with Michelle and Roy to ensure that our members and attendees are inspired and empowered by the spirit of Birmingham.”
Miller, whose wide-ranging reporting regularly appears on “CBS Mornings,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” “CBS Evening News,” and “48 Hours,” has garnered several prestigious journalism awards including an Emmy, a Gracie award, and a Murrow Award. Her coverage of the killings of George Floyd, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown; the Emanuel 9 Massacre in Charleston; the ‘me too.’ movement; and the March for Our Lives protests has positioned her at the forefront of storytelling that has helped to expose the injustices our communities continue to grapple with. Miller is the author of “Belonging: A Daughter’s Search for Identity Through Loss and Love.”
Johnson’s journalistic journey has focused on challenging the status quo by reporting on the issues, people, policies, and trends that affect our community the most. His career has spanned magazines, television and newspapers. He is the former founding editor-in-chief of Savoy and former editor-in-chief of Men’s Fitness and the History Channel magazine. He was a writer and top editor at Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Money; a reporter for The New York Times; and a sports columnist at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Johnson was a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Commentary and is a Murrow Award winner. He co-authored “Magic’s Touch,” “Outrageous,” and “Aspire Higher.”
Registration for #NABJ23 is open. Pre-registration discounts are available until July 1. Learn more at NABJConvention.com.
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