Archive for December, 2014

KCABJ Newsletter for December 2014
December 17, 2014

KCABJ in 2015
The Kansas City Association of Black Journalists received notice from Veronique Dodson that it has been renewed as an affiliate chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists.
That’s in time for NABJ’s celebration in 2015 of its 40th anniversary. Dodson, with NABJ chapter relations, said KCABJ is able to apply for a chapter grant for its programs in 2015.
KCABJ Treasurer Bette Tate-Beaver said she planned to make the application.

KCABJ owes its continued standing as an affiliate NABJ chapter to its officers, Glenn E. Rice, vice president/print; Anita Parran, KCABJ secretary; Bette; and Lewis Diuguid, KCABJ president.

The terms of KCABJ officers expire this month. Elections will take place in January. Persons who are interested in running for the seats should contact Lewis at
News You Can Use
NABJ will have its 40th Annual Convention and Career Fair in Minneapolis from Aug. 5-9. People who plan to attend should go to to register for the convention.
Discounts are out there for people who plan to attend.

Don’t forget the NABJ Region III Conference Cruise on March 5-8 to Nassau Bahamas. It’s on Carnival Cruise Lines.

North Carolina A&T Short Course will take place March 18-21 at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro. The deadline to apply is Jan. 16. For more information go to

Special honors nominations are now open for NABJ awards. They include Journalist of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, the Pat Tobin Award, the Community Service Award, Award, Legacy Award, Emerging Journalist Award, Percy Quoboza Foreign Journalist Award, Student Journalist Award, Educator of the Year Award, Best Chapter Award and Best Practices Award. For more information go to

Application are being accepted for the NABJ/NBC News Summer Fellowship. The deadline is Feb. 13. For more information go to

City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism is offering a new full tuition scholarship to a NABJ member who applies for admission to its M.A. in Journalism program for the fall of 2015. The scholarship is worth $17,000-$36,000. For more information go to

The Metcalf Institute is partnering with the National Adaptation Forum and EcoAdapt to offer a day-and-a-half seminar on climate change. It will be May 12-14 in St. Louis. There is no cost for the seminar, but it includes lodging and travel support. The deadline to apply is Feb. 9. For more information go to or call Karen Southern at 401-874-6009. You can also send email to her at

KCABJ’s membership is open. Membership dues is due in January. Here is the application:

KCABJ Membership Application for 2015

Mail this application with your $35 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 email and emailed monthly meeting notices.



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