NABJ Honors Journalists, Elects New President

NABJ Honors Journalists, Elects New President

Sunday marked the close of the 36th annual National Association of Black Journalists convention and career fair, held this week in Philadelphia.

Published August 7, 2011

Sunday marked the close of the 36th annual National Association of Black Journalists convention and career fair, held this week in Philadelphia.

 

BET.com brought you coverage from the frontlines, including highlights from featured speakers like advertising expert Steve Stout, who said that American is “Tanning” (no, he didn’t mean we need a higher SPF!),  to Dr. Cornel West, who called for less talk and more action in the Black community.

 

On Friday the organization appointed Gregory Lee as its 19th president, the organization announced on its website.

 

Also announced were the recipients of the organization’s top honors for the year. Noted winners included shades Magazine, recipient of The Ray Taliaferro Entrepreneurial Spirit Award, and ESPN, recipient of the Annual Best Practices Award.

 

Nine journalists were honored with this year’s Special Honors Award, the organization’s most prestigious designation, for their outstanding contributions to the field of journalism.  

 

The 2011 Special Honors Award recipients are as follows:

 

Stacey Tisdale
Community Service Award

 

Kimberley Martin
Emerging Journalist of the Year

 

Bonnie Newman Davis
Journalism Educator of the Year

 

Jacqueline Charles
Journalist of the Year

 

Claire Smith
Legacy Award

 

Acel Moore
Lifetime Achievement Award

 

Sheila Brooks
Pat Tobin Media Professional Award

 

Ashley Williams
Student Journalist of the Year

 

Jean-Claude Kavumbagu
Percy Qoboza Foreign Journalist

 

Next year's conference will be held in June in New Orleans.

Written by By: Britt Middleton

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