National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists

The only chapters for journalists of color in Utah

What is the National Association of Black Journalists?

The National Association of Black Journalists are striving for credible journalism that comprehensively portrays the voices and experiences of African Americans and people from the black diaspora for a society and world that values them. (From NABJ's constitution)

What is the National Association of Hispanic Journalists?

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. Established in April 1984, NAHJ created a national voice and unified vision for all Hispanic journalists. (From NAHJ.org, "About.")

What do NAHJ and NABJ do at Weber?

Campus chapters of these two organizations started in 2016 to provide support and networking opportunities for students of color interested in journalism or other forms of media. Members meet every semester to conduct the business of the chapter and have made presentations at Weber State University's annual Diversity Conference. Members also share information with each other and fellow students of color who are interested in media about the opportunities provided by the national organizations.

What can NABJ and NAHJ do for you?

  • Provide a network of professionals of color to encourage you and serve as mentors.
  • Put you in touch with Weber students of color with similar interests.
  • Inform you of scholarship, fellowship, internship and job opportunities.
  • Offer opportunities to travel to regional and national conferences.

Who is eligible to join?

  • For NAHJ
    • Weber State University students who are members of the national NAHJ ($25 per year) and have an interest in media.
    • You do not have to be Hispanic but two-thirds of the chapters members must identify as Hispanic.
  • For NABJ
    • Weber State University students who are members of the national NABJ ($40 per year) and have an interest in media.
    • You do not have to be African American, but two-third of the chapter's members must identify as black.

For more information contact adviser: Jean Norman, jeannorman@weber.edu.