(message originally sent on Oct. 21)
At our Oct. 19 chapter meeting, attendees brainstormed various activities that CAABJ could host during the next six months. We named three committees to get some projects going.
If you are interested in helping with one (or more) of these, contact the individual listed as project chair.
CONSTITUTION: The CAABJ constitution and by-laws are in need of updating to make it more in line with our goals and those of national organization (to help with affiliation process). Chair: Melody Freeman, .
MEDIA-ACCESS WORKSHOP: Host a workshop with community organization on how to approach the media. Project chairs: Lena Warmack, ; and Dedrick Russell, .
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS, MENTORS: Seek out minority high school students to apply for Knight Ridder Minority Scholarship program, and those interested in having a mentor. Chair: April Bethea, .
Stay tuned after our Nov. 19 elections for information about future ways to get involved in the chapter.
Don't forget! Send your ideas, questions or concerns to .
The Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists (CAABJ) is an affiliate chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), a nonprofit organization focused on establishing strong ties among African-Americans working in the media and expanding and balancing the media's coverage of the African-American community and experience.