Archive for January, 2013

KCABJ Newsletter for January 2013
January 20, 2013

KCABJ Retreat
The Kansas City Association of Black Journalists will elect officers at its membership meeting on Saturday, Feb. 16.

Persons interested in executive board positions of president, vice president/broadcast, vice president/print, secretary and treasurer, please let KCABJ President Glenn E. Rice know by sending an email to him at Glenn said he will require that KCABJ officers attend the monthly membership meetings. The location and time of the February meeting will be announced soon.

KCABJ members also decided at the January meeting to have a retreat on Sunday, Feb. 17 to plan for upcoming events. KCABJ Secretary Anita Parran will be the host of the 3 p.m. meeting.

Some of the agenda items include the student journalism academy, working with the National Association of Black Journalists to reduce insurance and other costs, conducting a census of African Americans working in the news media in the Kansas City area, a KCABJ membership drive, establishing a link or program at Kansas City, Kansas Community College and the NABJ regional director’s plan to hold a regional convention in April in Little
Rock, Ark. The NABJ regions have not held separate conventions in years.

News You Can Use
Kansas State University’s A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications seeks applicants for an assistant professor in journalism and digital media. For more information contact Dr. Angela Powers at

The Kansas City Press Club is accepting entries for its annual Heart of America Awards. For more information go to

NABJ will have its NABJ Media Institute on Energy & Environment on Feb. 21-22 in Houston. For more information go to

Entries are being accepted for the Robin Toner Political Reporting Prize. For more information send email to

KC People
KCABJ’s membership crept up by one with the addition of Markl Johnson. Membership dues is due at the beginning of the year. The application for membership follows:

KCABJ Membership Application for 2013

Mail this application with your $20 check or money order to KCABJ, P.O. Box 32744, Kansas City, Mo. 64111. It covers your annual membership dues. Membership entitles you to receive the KCABJ monthly newsletter sent via e-mail and e-mailed monthly meeting notices.



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