NABJ Roundup Monthly Newsletter – March 2021
NABJ Launches “The Black Press Grant Program” to Sponsor Freelance Reporters and Producers02/28/2021
HFPA Agrees to Meet with NABJ to Help Increase Diversity03/03/2021
President’s Corner: #NABJWomen and New COVID-19 Relief Grants
We recently launched #NABJWomen. The mission is to advocate for Black Women and femmes throughout the media. Our monthly webinars will focus on issues of primary concern to women, but others may benefit and all can register. Our first session was a great example, “Salary Negotiations: Getting Paid What You’re Worth.”
Tips from our panelists included:
*When you receive an offer, ask, “Is this fair and equitable? If the books were open would you be comfortable with this? Can you circle back to confirm that this offer is fair and equitable?” –Tara August Senior VP, Talent Relations, Turner Sports
“Women tend to network with their peers. Men tend to network with those above their hiring level. Get comfortable talking to your bosses’ bosses. They can become sponsors.” -Suzanne de Janasz Professor/Author at George Mason University.
“If your workplace is toxic, use the company’s resources to build up your skillset so when you leave, you have skills you can monetize and grow.” -Roxanne Jones, CEO PUSH Marketing Group, CNN writer
Watch the session: #NABJWomen Presents Salary Negotiations, Getting Paid What You’re Worth
I want to extend a special thanks to the women who contributed to our promotional video.
If we missed you this time, don’t worry. We’ll be updating the video in the future, adding new faces. Stay tuned.
New COVID-19 Relief Grants
We’ve been able to provide a financial boost to nearly 300 members. Because of generous donations, we are able to provide another round of COVID-19 Relief grants. This time, chapter leaders will have the opportunity to select recipients. We are offering the first 30 certified chapters $2,000 in assistance to give to some of their members. Chapter members must be financially current, locally and nationally, and must fill out a standard application. The national office will verify the information and then administer the grant.
Two main requirements:
- The chapter is certified. (By March 15)
- Chosen local members must also be members of the national organization.
Your chapter president received an email with all the requirements, details, rules, and deadlines. Please spread the word. We want to help as many members of the NABJ family as possible.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yours in Service,
Dorothy Tucker/NABJ President/ CBS Chicago Investigative Reporter/@Dorothy4NABJ
- Rod Hicks – Director of Ethics and Diversity at the Society of Professional Journalists
- Torrance Latham – Breaking News Editor at the Miami Herald
- Alexa Denagall – Asst. News Director at ABC 27
- Shari Welton – Co-host of The Willie Moore Jr. Show
- Errin Haines – Board of Managers at the Lenfest Institute
- Darryll Green – VP and GM of CBS Miami
- Al Allen – 2021 Class of the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame
- John Simons – Executive Editor at Time magazine
- Deanna Faust Jackson – Producer at WDSU
- Bradley Bennett – Interim Editorial Director at Southern Poverty Law Center
- Mary Irby-Jones – Executive Editor at the Courier-Journal
- Averi Harper – Deputy Political Director at ABC News
- Alexi McCammond – Editor-in-Chief at Teen Vogue
Bryan Monroe, Former NABJ President
Irv Cross, Sports Analyst
Sekou Smith, NBA TV/nba.com
Karen Hudson Samuels, Retired Detroit Anchor
Terez Paylor, Yahoo Sports
Jim Tilmon, Chicago Meteorologist
Paul Brock, NABJ’s Founding Executive Director
Recent Training & Updates
Buffalo – Put Me On: A Panel with News Decision-Makers
Tampa Bay – Coming Up: An Unprecedented Job Search
Kansas City – Real Sports Talk Workshop
Boston – Data Cleaning 102 and Surviving and Thriving While Black in Boston
Memphis – Clubhouse, TikTok and Fleets
New York – Transition to Your Purpose
L.A. – Jarrett Hill elected President
D.C. – Khorri Atkinson elected President
Philadelphia – Ernest Owens elected President; Benet Wilson elected Vice President-Print
Wisconsin – Tannette Eli elected Associate Vice President
Recent Training & Updates
NABJ-NU – Freelancing and Twitter Tips Workshop
UKABJ – Social Justice Through Social Media
Point Park University’s Doris O’Donnell Fellowships
Task Force Updates
Recent Training & Updates
YBJ – Black Hair 101: What No One Tells You About Being Natural On-Air
Print – Kat Stafford named Deputy Chair
Political – Held Q&A with Eugene Daniels, Playbook author and White House correspondent at Politico
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#NABJWebinars and Specials
ICYMI: NABJ Chapters: Guide to Getting 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Status & Shoring Up Financial Oversight
ICYMI: Tenure Vs. Professor of Practice: What New Professors Should Know About Teaching
ICYMI: Mental Health Check-In: The Critical Importance of Self Awareness
ICYMI: Dealing with Microaggressions
ICYMI: Success Stories & Pathways for Media Related Professionals
ICYMI: Founders Celebration NABJ 45th Anniversary Special
Donate now to the NABJ COVID-19 Relief Fund. Help members affected by the pandemic.
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