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Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists


The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1974 by journalists concerned about the lack of black journalists in the media and the dearth of coverage of the black community.




  • Strengthen ties among Black communities and Black media entrepreneurs.
  • Sensitize the media to biased news coverage.
  • Promote diversity and equity in newsrooms.
  • Sponsor scholarships for black high school students interested in journalism.
  • Honor excellence and achievement in the media.
  • Offer workshops to enhance the skills of black journalists.
  • Offer workshops that teach the community how to gain access to the media.- Expand job opportunities for black journalists.
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