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.

December 4, 2008

Call for Journalists Affected By Layoffs

Below is a note from our NABJ regional director Ken Knight. If you're a black journalist in the Charlotte area who has been affected by layoffs in the past year, please email us at so we can help compile the list for NABJ.

As you may have heard, Gannett lost more than 1,000 journalists and newspaper professionals in the latest round of layoffs and buy outs yesterday. The media job losses in the past two to three years have been massive and damaging to the livelihoods of so many of our professional colleagues and NABJ brothers and sisters.

NABJ doesn’t plan to sit still while many of your members find themselves out of work for the first time in their career.

I need your help to compile a list of your chapter members or journalists in your city or area who you believe are NABJ members who have been affected. We are trying to create a master list of NABJ members who have been laid off. I’m requesting names and contact information.

NABJ is committed to do all that’s possible to help our colleagues find work, receive training or access to contacts and information.

Ken Knight
Region III Director
National Association of Black Journalists

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