National Association of Black Journalists founded

Fri, 1975-12-12

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) was founded on this date in 1975.

The organization is 3,000 members strong with 74 affiliated professional chapters and 51 student chapters; it is the largest media organization for people of color in the world.

The NABJ’s mission is to strengthen ties among African-American journalists, promote diversity in newsrooms, honor excellence and outstanding achievement in the media industry, expand job opportunities and recruiting activities for established African-American journalists and students interested in the journalism field, and expand and balance the media's coverage of the African-American community and experience.


to be a Journalist or Reporter