Networking opportunities. Professional development seminars. Advocacy for more diverse news coverage. Those are just some of the benefits of joining the Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists. I strongly encourage all of you to officially join CAABJ as a full, associate or student member.
Said Parliamentarian Cleve Wootson: "We've set an informal goal to increase membership to 50 members by July. At the Board of Directors meeting, we talked about ways to do that, but the best way is word of mouth. So we're sending out the membership application, and asking you to talk to coworkers, students, former journalists, professors, anyone you know that might be interested."
Chapter dues will support programs during the year and some administrative expenses. Dues were approved at the December 2005 general body meeting.
To join, please send the following information and a check for dues (payable to CAABJ) to Treasurer Cheryl "Chirl Girl" Patterson at V101.9 FM; 1520 South Blvd., Suite 300; Charlotte, NC 28203.
Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists
2006 Membership Application
City: _________________ State: ____ Zip Code: ____________
Home phone: ___________ Work phone: ___________ Mobile: ___________
What media organization do you work for?
If applying for a student membership, what school do you attend?
What type of membership are you seeking?
Full Membership ($50): Open to working journalists, i.e., reporters, editors and photographers who work for newspapers, television and radio stations, magazines and wire services and who produce, gather, disseminate and distribute news. In addition, memberships shall be open to free-lance journalists who can prove that they spend more than half their time producing, gathering, disseminating or distributing news.
Associate Membership ($35): Open to journalists employed in public information areas, to journalists employed in an academic field, i.e. college of university professors, high school journalism teachers, or those working journalists who after being employed at a newspaper, television or radio station, magazine or wire service decide to further their education.
Student Membership ($20): Student membership shall be open to anyone who is a full time student at an accredited high school, college or university. Course of study must be in the communications field, preferably print journalism or broadcast journalism.
What CAABJ activities are you interested in? (check all that apply)
-- Programs Committee
-- Scholarships and Community Service
-- Media Watch
Do you have any special skills, experience or talent that might benefit CAABJ?
Questions? Contact CAABJ Parliamentarian Cleve Wootson at .
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.