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Howard University Association of Black Journalists (HUABJ) is the student chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). This organization hopes to cultivate, teach, and prepare current student journalists at Howard University.

As an extension of the National Association of Black Journalists, we believe that Black journalists nationwide should bind themselves together in an effort to increase Black employment in the media, to increase the number of Blacks in management positions, to encourage and educate young Blacks interested in pursuing a journalism career, and to monitor and sensitize all media to racism.


The purpose of the Howard University Association of Black Journalists, in terms of its relationship with the National Association Black Journalists, shall be:

  1. To work under the auspice of the NABJ in accord with such officers as the Student representative, regional director and regional student representative.

  2. To educate its members and the University’s community about the history of the NABJ, as well as the issues the Association seeks to address in the journalism industry.

  3. To interact and collaborate with fellow student chapters in journalism-related matters, and assist in the establishment of new student chapters.

  4. To network with both aspiring and professional journalists.

  5. To have representation at both the regional conference and national convention each year so that the Chapter may be publicized, and enlightened about the inner-workings of NABJ.   


NABJ is committed to fostering an exemplary group of professionals that honors excellence and outstanding achievements by black journalists, and outstanding achievement in the media industry as a whole, particularly when it comes to providing balanced coverage of the black community and society at large.

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