Who We Are
The UT-Austin chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an organization of student journalists that creates an inclusive environment for those who have an interest in exploring their creativity through media. Throughout the school year UT NABJ hosts various panels and workshops to students pertaining to the various facets of the media field. At these events we try to provide food and other tools to enhance our members experiences. Students are able to come in contact with professionals from organizations such as The Texas Tribune, Texas Monthly, The Daily Dot and KUT 90.5.
What We’re Fundraising For
Every year the National Association of Black Journalists hosts a convention bringing together members from across the nation. The annual convention consists of panels, workshops and networking opportunities which include a three-day career fair featuring top media organizations. UT NABJ’s executive board attended the 2019 NABJ Convention greatly benefitted from the strong connections they made within the journalism world. The student registration fee is over $200, which does not include airfare, food and hotel costs. UT NABJ would love to alleviate some of this financial burden for its members. Donations would go toward helping UT students attend next year’s NABJ Convention at a more affordable rate. UT Austin would greatly benefit from UT NABJ members spreading the Longhorn brand and establishing nationwide connections.
Last year, UT NABJ raised money through UT's 40 for Forty campaign which contributed to our entire executive board attending the 2019 NABJ Convention in Miami, Florida. The convention allowed our executive board to form new connections with journalists across the nation at organizations such as The Washington Post and CNN, and we also got the chance to research and learn about the different professional opportunities students can pursue as they continue their undergraduate career.