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 17, 2015

November General Body Meeting

Saturday, November 21, 2015  
 11:00 am
(Park Road Shopping Center)
4271 Park Rd
 Charlotte, NC 28209

FREE Parking 

November 9, 2015

Brittney Johnson named WSOC weekend morning news anchor/reporter

Brittney Johnson

Brittney Johnson has been named weekend morning news anchor/reporter, WSOC-TV news director Julie Szulczewski announced.

Johnson joined the Channel 9 News team as a reporter in March 2015.
“Brittney is a valuable reporter who provides details and perspective to the big stories each day,” Szulczewski said. “Because of her commitment, we are proud to offer her the next step in her career right here at Channel 9.”

Johnson, a graduate of West Charlotte High School, worked as an anchor/reporter at KARK 4/FOX 16 News in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Monroe, Louisiana, before returning to her home state.

Johnson graduated from Howard University and furthered her studies at the University of California Berkeley, where she earned a master's degree in journalism. During her time at Berkeley, she also worked for The Washington Post and traveled overseas to report on health issues in rural India.

Throughout her career, Brittney's reporting has garnered an Emmy nomination and recognition from community groups and The Associated Press.

 (Courtesy: WSOC-TV)

November 3, 2015

2015 CAABJ News Excellence Awards

The Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists News Excellence Awards honor outstanding media coverage of or by African Americans. In the past, we've seen outstanding submissions from dozens of entrants. This year we are expecting even greater participation!

The deadline is Monday, Nov. 30, 2015 
Winners will be announced at the December Holiday Soiree. 
All print, TV, radio and online news outlets (including blogs) are invited to submit in the following categories:

Hard news
Photography prizes will be awarded in two categories: features and breaking news.

Contest Rules:

  • Entries must be submitted by Nov. 30, 2015
  • Entries may be submitted by the journalist or by the employer.
  • Only works published or broadcast between Oct. 31, 2014 and Nov. 1, 2015 are eligible.
  • Each entry must contain either an active URL linking to the work or an attached file of the work
  • There is no limit on the number of submissions to each category, but each submission must be made separately and  accompanied by a contest entry fee of $25.
  •  Photo entries must be shown in their original context.
  •  Submissions become the property of CAABJ and will not be returned.
  •  Each entry can only be submitted in one category.

*** With each submission include your name, email and telephone number, the outlet that ran/aired the piece, your title and a 2-3 sentence bio.***