KCABJ Newsletter for September 2017

Membership meeting

KCABJ members met at the September meeting, but no entries were received for the 2017 KCABJ Media Awards.

The issue was tabled until the Oct. 21 meeting. If no entries are submitted at that time by paid KCABJ members then there will be no media awards handed out for 2017.

Members of KCABJ should look for the October meeting announcement in their email ahead of the date.

NABJ News

The National Association of Black Journalists has established a relief fund to help NABJ members negatively affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Donations can be sent to NABJ Relief for Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. Those NABJ members directly and negatively affected by the terrible storms may email NABJ Region III Director Ken Lemon at HurricaneFund@nabj.org with appeals.

NABJ this month gave its best practices award to the Emma Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media. NABJ President Sarah Glover said, “We believe the Emma Bowen Foundation has proven itself a leader in ensuring diversity in the newsroom by its nearly 30-year old internship program that connects students of color to valuable opportunities in newsrooms across the country.”

KC People

Gerald Jordan, longtime associate professor of journalism at University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, and The Kansas City Star’s first black sportswriter, first black editorial writer and first black TV critic, is the recipient of the 2017 Barry Bingham Sr. Fellowship, ASNE announced Wednesday. Gerald also was a founding member of the Kansas City Association of Black Journalists in 1981.

A $1,000 award, given in recognition of an educator’s outstanding efforts to encourage students of color to enter the field of journalism, will be given Oct. 10 at the American Society of News Editors annual convention in Washington, D.C.

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