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.
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May 24, 2012

Charlotte Journalists Reveal Secrets To Accessing Media in Community Workshop June 2nd



Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists presents their seventh annual Secrets to Accessing the Media Workshop Saturday, June 2 at Levine Museum of the New South.

Community members, activists, entrepreneurs and organizations can talk to and learn from members of the media at this information-packed event. Respected journalists from Charlotte newspapers, magazines, TV, radio stations, and Internet outlets will offer tips and advice on how to get stories told. They will also explain how news at individual media outlets is produced and answer questions from the audience.

Confirmed panelists include media representatives from QcityMetro.com, WBTV, WCNC-TV, WSOC-TV, News 14 Carolina, and WGIV Radio. Members of non-profits, HOA’s, community groups and more are encouraged to attend this FREE event.


When:Saturday, June 2, 2012, 1:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.

Where: Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. Free parking is available at Seventh Street Station (bring your ticket into the museum to be validated).

Cost:Free and open to public. Light refreshments will be served. Guests are asked to RSVP at .

Contact CAABJ President Ken Lemon at 704-564-0313 for more information.

ABOUT CAABJ
The Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists is an affiliate chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists, a non-profit 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. For additional information or media inquiries on CAABJ, contact Ken Lemon, chapter president, at 704-564-0313, , or visit www.caabj.com.

ABOUT LEVINE MUSEUM OF THE NEW SOUTH
Levine Museum of the New South celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2011. The museum shares the stories of the American South from the end of the Civil War until today. A welcoming, inclusive gathering place, Levine Museum has become known for bold, innovative exhibits and programs that tackle tough issues and spark meaningful conversations. From the end of slavery and the long struggle of integration to the legacy of cotton farming, textile mills and ongoing issues of inequality, the museum promotes learning, awareness and understanding. For more information, visit www.museumofthenewsouth.org.

May 10, 2012

Free Training for Business and Financial Reporters


Unlocking Financial Statements -- May 14-18, 2012
There’s still time to join award-winning University of Kansas Professor Jimmy Gentry for the free, 5-day webinar next week. Learn how to analyze and find stories in financial statements.
Register here for this webinar, held one hour a day. Registration closes 8 p.m. ET on May 11.
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Economics 101 -- June 26-28, 2012
Next month, NPR’s Marilyn Geewax is teaching a free webinar for one hour each day June 26-28. Sign up here.
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Finding Local Jobs Stories in BLS Data -- July 10, 2012

Four years into producing stories on unemployment woes, you may be looking for new angles. The good news is that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has a treasure trove of data that offer fresh insights on your local jobs market.
In this hourlong, live session you’ll learn where to find the local statistics to substantiate the trend stories you are seeing  — and find new ones. Sign up here.
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Telling Great Stories in Business Reporting -- August 13, 2012

Ask too many business reporters about storytelling, and they’ll say, “Oh, yeah – I have an anecdotal lede.” In fact, great stories are built from the ground up, beginning with reporting techniques that empower you when it’s time to write and moving on to eye-opening tools borrowed from the worlds of screenwriting and suspense fiction.
Learn how to:
Gather the telling details while chasing the story.
Deepen your story with universal characters from folklore and myths.
Use techniques from screenwriting and potboilers to strengthen your writing.
More...

Find more free training or sign up for weekly updates at www.BusinessJournalism.org!

CAABJ's Tenikka Smith Promoted to WAXN TV 64 Weekday Morning Anchor


WSOC-TV Channel 9 anchor/reporter Tenikka Smith has been moved from weekend  anchor to WAXN TV64 weekday morning anchor.  Effective immediately, Smith will handle anchor duties for WAXN TV 64 Eyewitness News Daybreak, weekday mornings from 7am-9am.
“Tenikka is an outstanding reporter and anchor. She will be an asset to our current morning team and will continue to provide WSOC and WAXN with strong enterprise reporting,” says WSOC-TV News Director Julie Szulczewski.
A North Carolina native, Smith joined the Eyewitness News team in August of 2009.  Prior to coming to Charlotte, she reported for WPTY-WLMT in Memphis, Tennessee.   While in Tennessee she received the Making Kids Count Broadcast Media Award from the Tennessee Commission on Children & Youth, for a child care report card segment.   Her research has been printed in the Journal of Health Communication.
Smith earned a degree in Mass Communication from Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina and a Masters Degree in Journalism from the University of Maryland at College Park.  
When she’s not working, Smith enjoys reading, spending time with friends and loved ones and spoiling her dog, Sebastian.   She’s also a mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization.
Congratulations, Tenikka!!


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