President's Corner - National Association of Black Journalists-Chicago Chapter
2008
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President’s Corner

What An Amazing NABJ-Chicago Chapter Annual Meeting!

   

 

“The George Floyd Conversation” among our members proved just as poignant as we knew it would be.

There’s a lot of juggling, as Black Journalists put aside our own feelings about national traumatic events, to objectively cover their impact to people that look like us.

Thank you to the 50 NABJ-Chicago members who turned out for this critical “family gathering.”

Thank you to our event sponsor, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.

Thank you to Virtue Restaurant in Hyde Park, to Aunty Joy’s Jamaican Kitchen in Rogers Park, and to M Lounge Chicago Downtown, for partnering with us.

Your Board of Directors looks forward to continuing this conversation with future programming.

In Unity,

NABJCC President

 

 

NABJ-Chicago! What an amazing year, capped off by our winning the coveted 2018 NABJ Professional Chapter of the Year Award!

Your president and your board of directors are so proud of our chapter!

As one of NABJ’s largest local chapters, this board and our robust membership of print, broadcast and digital journalists, media and communications professionals, and associated journalism educators and students in the metropolitan area, have worked extra hard this past year to present critically needed programming in support of NABJ’s mission within our local community.

Stellar efforts have ranged from our  NABJ Road Show that sent members into the community to mentor youth and give back through bridge-building with schools and community organizations; to our annual  Red Hot Holiday Party Scholarship Fundraiser/Toy Drive,  now in its 10th year, which helped us award $3,500 in scholarships last year; to our first annual NABJ/NAHJ Job Fair that drew a whopping 200 job seekers and 32 local and regional news outlets, exceeding all expectations.

This board remains committed to providing you with stimulating monthly meetings offering professional development and newsworthy panels and speakers, as we continue to help our members navigate an ever-evolving industry while propelling NABJ’s core goal of increasing diversity in our nation’s newsrooms.

Onward and upward, NABJ-Chicago!

Maudlyne Ihejirika, President