Atlanta Association of Black Journalists
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Atlanta, GA 30308


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Welcome to the Home of the 2012 NABJ Chapter of the Year!



Fresh Faces. New Energy. Real Goals.

Welcome to the home of the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists (AABJ). Our nonprofit has been serving African-American journalists in metro-Atlanta for more than 30 years. We sponsor the award-winning public affairs program "In Contact." We are also your local connection to the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).

If you're a media professional other than a working journalist, you are also welcome. We have members in Public Relations, Public Affairs, and Media Relations. Our members are in print, TV, online and in the literary world. We are innovative journalists, with an eye toward leveraging the Internet and its unique storytelling capabilities. Among our ranks are social media practitioners, digital content producers, and multimedia experts.

But AABJ is not just an organization; it's a place to find and offer help. The opportunities we make available to our members are invaluable and during these turbulent economic times, we are your source for job leads and career development programs. In addition, we award thousands of dollars in scholarships each year.





November Chapter Meeting -- Nov. 8

What: "Drones and News Coverage" // Where: WSB-TV, 1601 W. Peachtree Street // When: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Nov. 8 // Cost: Free, members; $5, non-members

This year, more than a dozen news organizations challenged the government's ban on the use of drones by the media. Local news organization Cox Media Group is among those news groups challenging the government, saying the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) decision violates First Admendment rights. CNN in partnership with Georgia Tech has moved forward on a study of the use of drones by media. That report is expected to be shared with the FAA. Do you think news organizations should be able to use drones, or is too unsafe -- a threat to the American people -- if they are allowed to use them? AABJ is partnering with several news and educational organizations to bring this very informative discussion to our members and friends.


BPRS and AABJ Join for Special Meeting -- Nov. 20

What: "Special Relationships between PR and Journalism" // Where: 1100 Peachtree Conference Center // When: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Nov. 20 // Cost: $5, AABJ members; $10, non-members

Xernona Clayton Scholarship -- Deadline Nov. 25

The Atlanta Association of Black Journalists (AABJ) is excited to assist students in their desire to achieve success in the journalism field. With the help of corporate sponsors, the Xernona Clayton Scholarship Fund awards a total of $1,500 to three deserving students in metro Atlanta. The eligibility requirements for receiving the Xernona Clayton Scholarship awards are listed in the application. Please make all qualified students aware of this wonderful opportunity. Applications must be postmarked or submitted on or before November 25, 2014 to be eligible for the award.

Download the application!

Save the Date

AABJ Holiday and Scholarship Awards Reception -- Dec. 11

LOFT at Castleberry Hill

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The Byline: Click here to check out the July-August 2014 edition of the AABJ Byline Newsletter. If you would like to submit stories/photos for the Byline, email editor Shabria Caldwell. Shabria can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Submit Jobs: Looking for qualified media professionals to join your organization? Email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your job opportunities to be added to our "Members Only Job Section." (Be sure to include company, position title, description of position, qualifications needed, contact information for applicants.)