Archive for June, 2017

KCABJ Newsletter for June 2017
June 21, 2017

KCABJ Academy

Because of vacations in the summer, KCABJ membership will meet July 15.

The meeting will include the 2017 KCABJ Media Awards and how members can submit entries, thoughts for a membership drive this year and next, and the 2017 National Association of Black Journalists convention.

The meeting will run from 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 15 at Lufti’s Fried Fish Restaurant, 3037 Main St. Members are welcome to order lunch or other refreshments.



The National Association of Black Journalists convention will take place Aug. 5-13 in New Orleans at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel. The offerings include:

  • CNN hosting a TV reporters and producers workshop on Friday, Aug. 11. Senior managers on-air coaches and CNN correspondents will provide the instruction.
  • The NABJ Career Fair, which will run throughout the convention, giving members an opportunity to meet with media company recruiters.
  • #NABJ17: “Power Up and Break Through” is the theme.
  • Facebook and Google executives will be major partners at this year’s convention. The two top technology companies will be joined by other first-time and returning partners to lead workshops.
  • CNBC is hosting an invitation only, interactive business reporting workshop at the 2017 NABJ Annual Convention, where CNBC talent and producers will teach on-air reporters and multimedia journalists how we supply the reporting, data, and analysis that our global audience demands to make informed investment decisions in their professional and personal lives. For more info about the workshop, CNBC, and eligibility requirements, please visit here.

Pre-registration for the NABJ convention has been extended to June 30. Click here for pricing details and to register.

In addition to the annual convention, NABJ is teaming up with the Poynter Institute to offer a tuition-free, leadership program to train journalists of color to work in digital media. Twenty-five persons will be selected for the Dec. 3-8 program on the Poynter campus in St. Petersburg, Fla. For more information, contact Elisa Jackson, executive director of the Poynter Foundation, at or NABJ President Sarah Glover at

To learn more and apply by Aug. 18, go here.

The NABJ Broadcast Task Force is coming out with its own Producer Database, which includes TV, radio, newscast, podcast, executive, field, special projects, web, digital, social media, associate or assistant producers.

To be included click here.

NABJ also is conducting a national search for a new executive director.

KC People

KCABJ’s membership inched up by one with the addition of Carlotta Berry.