November Chapter Meeting -- Nov. 8
What: "Drones and News Coverage" // Where: WSB-TV, 1601 W. Peachtree Street // When: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Nov. 8 // Cost: Free, members; $5, non-members
This year, more than a dozen news organizations challenged the government's ban on the use of drones by the media. Local news organization Cox Media Group is among those news groups challenging the government, saying the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) decision violates First Admendment rights. CNN in partnership with Georgia Tech has moved forward on a study of the use of drones by media. That report is expected to be shared with the FAA. Do you think news organizations should be able to use drones, or is too unsafe -- a threat to the American people -- if they are allowed to use them? AABJ is partnering with several news and educational organizations to bring this very informative discussion to our members and friends.
BPRS and AABJ Join for Special Meeting -- Nov. 20
What: "Special Relationships between PR and Journalism" // Where: 1100 Peachtree Conference Center // When: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Nov. 20 // Cost: $5, AABJ members; $10, non-members
Xernona Clayton Scholarship -- Deadline Nov. 25
The Atlanta Association of Black Journalists (AABJ) is excited to assist students in their desire to achieve success in the journalism field. With the help of corporate sponsors, the Xernona Clayton Scholarship Fund awards a total of $1,500 to three deserving students in metro Atlanta. The eligibility requirements for receiving the Xernona Clayton Scholarship awards are listed in the application. Please make all qualified students aware of this wonderful opportunity. Applications must be postmarked or submitted on or before November 25, 2014 to be eligible for the award.
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Save the Date
AABJ Holiday and Scholarship Awards Reception -- Dec. 11
LOFT at Castleberry Hill
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The Byline: Click here to check out the July-August 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
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