NABJ participates in Trump Team meeting with black organizations
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) Jan. 4, 2017 — The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) took part in a conversation with the Trump transition team and about two dozen other black organizations in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.
NABJ stressed the importance of press access to the new administration and the need for black journalists to be a part of that coverage. NABJ also talked about the need for an accurate and complete portrayal of all of black America, not just stories involving crime, poverty and violence.
“Black journalists have covered the White House since President Franklin D. Roosevelt and it’s important that NABJ continues a dialogue with the next president and administration,” said Sarah Glover, NABJ President.
Executive Consultant Drew Berry presented to the group and former NABJ President Bryan Monroe was also in attendance at the off-the-record meeting.
Berry stressed the importance of diversifying newsrooms and voiced concerns about threats of libel lawsuits and the effect they could have on journalists.
About the National Association of Black Journalists:
An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation, and provides career development as well as educational and other support to its members worldwide.