The Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists (CAABJ) is an affiliate chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), a nonprofit organization focused on establishing strong ties among African-Americans working in the media and expanding and balancing the media's coverage of the African-American community and experience.

November 22, 2009

Sports Journalism Institute Deadline Approaching

The 2010 Sports Journalism Institute is a nine-week training and internship program for college students interested in sports journalism careers. The Institute is designed to attract talented students to print journalism through opportunities in sports reporting and editing and enhance racial and gender diversity in sports departments of newspapers nationwide. The deadline to apply is December 7, 2009, and the program will run from May 28 through August 6, 2010.

Pictured above is the Sports Journalism Institute class of 2009.

The Sports Journalism Institute, which works with the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), is funded by the Tribune Foundation, Hearst Newspapers/Houston Chronicle, Associated Press Sports Editors, and the New York Daily News. The classroom training portion will be hosted by the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida, and will run May 29- June 5; paid eight-week internships at newspapers around the country will follow.

To apply, go to and click on the "Application" link at the top of the page.

Photos from 'The Me In Media'

The Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists partnered with GoodWorks Media Group to present this free networking event for professionals working (or recently employed) in media and college students majoring in journalism or communications. Attendees discussed job opportunities, recent changes in the industry, and the importance of joining a professional organization like CAABJ, while enjoying food prepared by Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, which is where the event was held. The event was sponsored by Nielsen, which had representatives on hand to talk about the launch of its Local People Meter (LPM) service in the Charlotte market.

See photos from the event in the slideshow below, photographed by Jonathan Strayhorn.