NABJ-Chicago Chapter General Member Meeting


The next NABJ-Chicago Chapter meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 18 at NBC Towers at 455 Cityfront Plaza Drive in Chicago, from 5:30 p.m. This month’s focus will be “Getting ready for NABJ Convention & Career Fair,” along with a presentation by NABJ-Chicago community partner, Gift of Hope. Meetings are free for NABJ-CC members; $5 for non-members.

As usual, location and time of future meetings will be emailed and posted on Twitter and Facebook.

NABJ Community Calendar

Join Your NABJ-Chicago Chapter For Screening of  ‘Equalizer2’ — July 10

We’ve secured a limited number of passes to see everyone’s hero, Denzel Washington, in the upcoming “Equalizer2,” sequel to his 2014 blockbuster, “Equalizer.”

Denzel Washington returns to one of his signature roles in the first sequel of his career. Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed – but how far will he go when it’s someone he loves?

Directed by Antoine Fuqua, “Equalizer2” hits theaters July 20. Written by Richard Wenk, the film stars Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Bill Pullman and Melissa Leo.

Watch the trailer here:

NABJ-Chicago Night will be Tuesday, July 10.

Screening will be at Showplace ICON, 1011 S Delano Ct., Chicago

To be eligible, your dues must be current. To renew your membership, visit

Current and renewed members, click here to register for this MEMBERS ONLY opportunity:

Remember, first come, first served!

Chicago Journalists Come Together for All-Chicago Media Party — July 12

NABJ-Chicago is joining 10 other Chicago journalism organizations for an All-Chicago Media Mixer.

5 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, July 12 Nightclub, 408 S. Wells St., Chicago

We’ll be partying with the Chicago chapters of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Asian American Journalists Association, Association of Women Journalists, Investigative Reporters & Editors, Journalism & Women Symposium and National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, as well as the Society of Professional Journalists’ Chicago Headline Club, the Chicago Journalists Association, and Chicago Journalists of Color.

With all the changes on Chicago’s journalism landscape this last year, all of our organizations agreed ChiTown’s due for an All-Chicago  Meet-Up — Journos coming together for no other reason than fellowship!

Chicago journalists only! Eats and libations! Best part? FREE!

Renew your membership today at

Then come meet your colleagues of every race, working in the trenches or haloed halls. Let’s give NABJ a good showing!

See everyone Thursday!

NABJ Convention & Career Fair — Aug. 1-5

Registration is Now Open for #NABJ18: Driving Journalism, Technology & Trust

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) welcomes you to join us Aug. 1-5, 2018 in Detroit, for our annual Convention & Career Fair, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center!
#NABJ18 will feature comprehensive journalism training, specialty programming, national newsmakers and the largest journalism career fair in the country, and it promises to be a premiere networking event offering opportunities for face-to-face networking, journalism education and professional development.

Thousands of journalists, media executives, public relations professionals and students are expected to attend. 

Register for #NABJ18 Convention & Career Fair HERE.
NOTE: A registration installment payment plan is available. You may find spreading out your registration payment more manageable for your budget. The payment plan requires a $100 nonrefundable deposit. The balance is paid via three additional payments. All balances must be paid in full by June 1, 2018. More information on the registration link. Register today and save!

HOTEL: To reserve hotel reservations, please visit HERE or contact the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center at 504-584-3959. Reference “NABJ” to receive the discounted standard room rate of $179 + tax.