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.

March 16, 2009

Community Invited to CAABJ's Annual 'Secrets to Accessing the Media' Workshop

Greetings from the Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists.

You're invited to CAABJ's fourth annual “Secrets to Accessing the Media” workshop, taking place Saturday, April 18, 1-3 p.m. at the Afro-American Cultural Center (401 North Myers St., Charlotte). This event is free and open to the public and will be a great opportunity for you to learn more about media outlets in the Charlotte area. CAABJ has assembled a great panel of journalists who will provide insight into how their individual publications and broadcasts are produced and they’ll also give you tips on how you can get your stories told.

Each year, CAABJ holds this workshop because we recognize that many in our community feel the media isn’t accessible when they have good news to share or have a particular program or event they’re seeking to promote. Therefore this is your opportunity to meet some of the men and women who are the decision makers as to what stories air or get printed. This is your chance to build contacts so you can learn how to publicize your business, church, charity, fundraiser, special event, nonprofit organization, or anything or anyone you feel is newsworthy.

Above is a video recap of last year's workshop.

The workshop’s panelists are April Bethea, reporter for The Charlotte Observer; Glenn Burkins, publisher and editor of; Janine Davis, producer and co-host of Power 98 FM’s morning show; Kristen Miranda, WBTV/WJZY consumer reporter; Carlton Hargro, editor of Creative Loafing; and Richard Thurmond, editor and associate publisher of Charlotte magazine. This, in effect, covers newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, and Internet.

This event is free, but space is limited so we ask that you RSVP by emailing us at if you plan to attend. Doors for the workshop will open at 12:30 p.m. and light refreshments will be served.


Jarvis Holliday
CAABJ President

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