New York Association Of Black Journalist Announces Open Call Contestant Forum

The New York Association of Black Journalists announces the return of their annual awards gala. The biggest and brightest Stars of Journalism will be recognized at an awards gala marked in September 2016. All editors, reporters and producers will get a chance to become forward thinkers regarding this year's competition during the contest period of May 1 and close on May 31st.

New York City - The New York Association of Black Journalists will recognize exemplary coverage this year of people or issues within the African/African American population.  The competition announcement is open to all professionals who work as a staff or freelance journalist in print, broadcast or online news media.  The deadline for submissions of published works or broadcast between the period of August 1, 2014 through January 1, 2016 will be considered for the May 31st deadline.

The eligible contest categories are in the following areas:

Newspaper:  Spot/General News, General Feature, Public Affairs, and Commentary

Television:  Spot/General News, General Feature, Public Affairs, and Documentary

Radio:  Spot/General News, Public Affairs, General Feature, and Sports

Online Media:  Sport/General News, General Feature, Investigative, and Blog Commentary

Magazine:  General Feature, Investigative, Commentary, and International 

For more information regarding the submission process please visit the Better Newspaper Contest service website at our BNC website.  

​The contestants are predetermined by their ties to membership within the organization and the different types are Contestant Manager, Authorized Entrant, and Open Call Contestant.  New York Association of Black Journalist can submit up to (3) entries for $50.  Non-NYABJ members must pay $50 per entry.​ 


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