Atlanta Association of Black Journalists
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Atlanta, GA 30308

 

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Welcome to the Home of the 2012 NABJ Chapter of the Year!

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Fresh Faces. New Energy. Real Goals.


Welcome to the home of the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists (AABJ). Our nonprofit has been serving African-American journalists in metro-Atlanta for more than 30 years. We sponsor the award-winning public affairs program "In Contact." We are also your local connection to the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).

If you're a media professional other than a working journalist, you are also welcome. We have members in Public Relations, Public Affairs, and Media Relations. Our members are in print, TV, online and in the literary world. We are innovative journalists, with an eye toward leveraging the Internet and its unique storytelling capabilities. Among our ranks are social media practitioners, digital content producers, and multimedia experts.

But AABJ is not just an organization; it's a place to find and offer help. The opportunities we make available to our members are invaluable and during these turbulent economic times, we are your source for job leads and career development programs. In addition, we award thousands of dollars in scholarships each year.

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August "Green" Meeting

What: Sustainable Black Communities

When: 11:30 a.m.; Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014

When: 1601 West Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, 30309

Admission: Free for members and $5 for nonmembers.


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AABJ Board Responds to Racially Insenstive, Outdated Term Used on CBS Atlanta

On Monday, June 30th, CBS Atlanta's "Better Mornings Atlanta" program aired a segment about summer hair care, during which the host, Michelle Burdo, used an insensitive, outdated and socially unacceptable term in reference to black women.

The Atlanta Association of Black Journalists board of directors was dismayed and disappointed by the remarks. Atlanta has an important position in the civil rights struggle and a legacy of striving for inclusion in every facet of life in this community, including the news media. 

On Tuesday, July 1st, board president Eric Stirgus reached out to CBS Atlanta's news director to discuss the matter as well as the station's policy on diversity training. The board is pleased that Ms. Burdo made an on air apology on July 1 and that station management has been open and responsive to addressing our concerns.

However, the board, still has some questions about what, if any, additional steps CBS Atlanta will take toward Ms. Burdo or its response to this matter. We look forward to further conversations with the station's leadership, and believe this will be the beginning of a broader dialogue addressing diversity in Atlanta's newsrooms.


Click here to check out the March-April 2014 edition of the AABJ Byline Newsletter. If you would like to submit stories/photos for the Byline, email editor Shabria Caldwell. Shabria can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


The AABJ Board of Directors is seeking committee chairs and volunteers to help take our chapter to another level. If anyone is interested in being involved in a committee, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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