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.

February 27, 2012

Couldn't Survive W/o these Radio Webinars!

PRNDI is rolling out a new series of webinars in the coming weeks that, if you're interested in radio or just want to up your game, you'll definitely want to be a part of.

Investigative Reports for Radio
Thursday, March 1st from 2-3 pm EST.

Interested in getting more investigative reporting on your airwaves? Join Dan Grech, Radio News Director from WLRN-Miami Herald News and Susanne Reber, Deputy Managing Editor of NPR Investigations, as they discuss how to build local and national investigations.

This session will explore: What’s involved in starting your own investigative team? How can you benefit from an emerging network of non-profits doing in-depth work around the country? What does it take to manage an investigative partnership? And what kind of support will you need from your station leadership to complete an investigation? Join Dan and Susanne for a one-hour webinar to discuss how they got their teams off the ground and to take your questions on the joys and challenges of digging deep.

Register here:

If You Can’t Beat`em, Partner With 'Em
Thursday, March 15th from 2-3 pm EST

The recession has pried open the minds of more radio, television, print and web reporters who are now open to collaborations where content is exchanged and reporting muscle multiplied at a minimal cost, using digital technology. This webinar explores the kinds of low-cost collaborations which are possible, and
offers advice on how to recruit workmates for those journalistic projects desired by audiences and treasured by program directors.

Register here:


Q & A with Jill Geisler, head of the Poynter Institute's leadership and management programs

Thursday, April 5th from 2 -- 3 pm EST.

Part of the conversation will focus on how we can best groom the next generation of newsroom manager, but what would you want to ask Jill?  Please e-mail your questions ahead of time to George Bodarky, PRNDI Training Committee Chair, He'll try to get to as many of your questions as possible.  A link to register for the webinar will be sent out in the coming weeks.

Finally, if you have an idea for a webinar, please email

February 23, 2012

February 10, 2012

Live Music and Fundraiser with Gordon Chambers

Grammy-award winning songwriter/producer/artist & former journalist Gordon Chambers will be LIVE at the Sunset Club on Thursday, Feb. 16th at 8 p.m. Hosted by DJ Stacey Blackmann, we will share the spotlight with Samaritan's Feet charitable organization. Proceeds will go towards our scholarship fund.

Gordon's hits include Anita Baker's Grammy-winning hit "I Apologize," Brownstone's Grammy nominated hit "If You Love Me," Angie Stone's "No More Rain (In This Cloud)," the Grammy nominated theme of Set It Off "Missing You" and Yolanda Adams's "Someone Watching Over Me."

WHO: CAABJ Scholarship Fundraiser with Gordon Chamber
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Sunset Club, 1820 South Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28203
COST: $15

Members are invited to a Meet and Greet at  the Samaritan's Feet office on Thursday, Feb. 16th from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. with Gordon Chambers and Manny Ohonme, Founder and CEO of Samaritan's Feet. If interested, email

February 9, 2012

Get Hands-on Experience in Valentine's Couples Class

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Forget about boring roses and overcrowded restaurants this Valentine's weekend.
CAABJ has partnered with Curatio Rehabilitation and Spa to offer a more creative alternative: an exclusive, members-only break on their Couple's Massage Class.
There is limited space for the one-hour, couples-only class. Let trained professionals teach you how to soothe and stimulate your partner, with techniques proven to bring you closer.
And unlike chocolates, massage is the gift that keeps on giving. Classes are $40 per couple. A portion of the profits will go to CAABJ.
Reserve your spot now by emailing us at The first session begins at 6 p.m. Feb. 18th at Curatio Rehabilitation and Spa, 7810 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy Ste. 317, Charlotte, NC.