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.

May 30, 2011

Secrets to Accessing the Media Workshop - June 11

The Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists presents its Sixth Annual Secrets to Accessing the Media Workshop on Saturday, June 11, 1-3 p.m. at Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St., in Uptown Charlotte.

At the workshop, CAABJ will connect the community with members of the media—a panel of journalists from newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, and Internet—as they offer tips and advice on how to get stories told, explain how news at individual media outlets is produced, and answer questions from the audience. The panelists are:

April Bethea, Reporter, The Charlotte Observer
Glenn Burkins, Editor,
Chris Dyches, Web Producer, WBTV
Eric Frazier, Reporter, The Charlotte Observer
Carlton Hargro, Editor-in-Chief, Creative Loafing
Trey Harmon, Associate Producer, WCNC-TV
Davida Jackson, Associate Producer, News14 Carolinas
BJ Murphy, On-Air Personality, WGIV Radio

The event is free and open to the public. Members of non-profits, HOA’s, community organizations, church and civic groups, etc., are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Guests are asked to RSVP at Free parking is available at Seventh Street Station (bring your ticket into the museum to be validated).

CAABJ thanks Levine Museum of the New South for hosting this workshop. For details on the exhibits and other events taking place at the museum, visit

May 20, 2011

End of Sweeps: After-Work Mixer

CAABJ is celebrating the end of sweeps with a mixer on Thursday, May 26, 7-9 p.m., and invites you to come out and mingle with the brightest journalists and media professionals the Queen City has to offer. There will be free appetizers and great drink specials, and it's taking place amongst the ambience of one of Uptown's newest restaurants, Bluprint Restaurant (227 W. Trade St.). This event is free and open to CAABJ members and non-members. For more on Bluprint, visit

May 7, 2011

Bowling with the Journalists

Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists (CAABJ) Presents

Bowling with the Journalists

A Scholarship Fundraising Event

Friday, May 13th

7:30-10 p.m.

Enjoy a meet-and-greet with appetizers, and then bowl all you want for two hours in our reserved lanes. Invite your friends and colleagues to aid us in this great cause. Cost is $20, and that includes shoes. AMF University Lanes, 5900 N. Tryon St.

Advance ticket sales for this event have closed. You can still purchase admission at the door. Any questions, email us at