New York Association of Black Journalists


New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ) is a network of news media professionals who advocate on behalf of Black journalists in the Greater New York area.

We are an affiliate chapter of National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), the world’s largest organization for journalists of color. In 2013, we were named professional chapter of the year and in 2014, we were a finalist for that same honor.


Founded in 1976, NYABJ upholds a legacy of providing professional and moral support to its members. Our organization encourages and supports the achievement of Black media professionals and those who endeavor to accurately document stories of the African Diaspora.

Our membership includes reporters, editors, writers, broadcast news professionals, digital media producers, TV producers, photographers,videographers, graphics editors, art directors, public relations professionals, students and academics. 

We offer professional development workshops, seminars, and networking mixers to our members throughout the year. Our general body meetings always feature media companies, giving attendees a chance to network and job search. We have been hosted by The New York Times, CBS, NBC, ABC, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, AP and several others. NYABJ is a 501(c)(3).

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