NABJ & NAHJ Members Explain The Importance Of The Joint Conference

The Nabj & NAHJ convention come together for the first time/
  • The joint convention of the National Association of Black Journalists/National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NABJ/NAHJ) was held in Washington, D.C. August 3-7, 2016.  The two largest minority journalist in the United States joined forces for the first time.  Over 3000 of the nation’s top journalist, media executives, public relations, & students came together to network and celebrate excellence.

    The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an organization of African-American journalists, students, and media professionals. Founded in 1975 in Washington, D.C., by 44 journalists, the NABJ’s stated purpose is to provide quality programs and services to and advocate on behalf of black journalists.[1] The organization has worked for diversity and to increase the number of minorities in newsrooms across the country.[2]

    The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is a Washington, D.C.-based organization dedicated to the advancement of Hispanic journalists in the United States and Puerto Rico. It was established in 1984.  NAHJ has approximately 2,300 members, including working journalists, journalism students, other media-related professionals and journalism educators.

    Tall Boy spoke with many professionals and sponsors and was able to find the importance of this conference. To learn more on the NABJ & NAHJ follow them on Twitter @NABJ @NAHJ

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