WVU Association of Black Journalists
WVU’s student chapter, WVU ABJ, is committed to:
- Establishing a strong union among minority students pursuing degrees in journalism and related fields at West Virginia University for the purpose of receiving guidance from both the NABJ and its professional affiliate chapters.
- Promoting academic excellence and journalistic integrity at West Virginia University.
- Meeting for the purpose of exchanging journalism-related ideas and information through workshops, conferences and lectures.
- Informing members of journalism-related workshops, conferences and conventions, and assist members with short and long-range career planning.
- Serving as a clearinghouse for journalism-related internships, jobs, scholarships, grants, and awards.
- Honoring outstanding achievements in journalism by members and chapter alumni.
- Commending those who positively address issues of diversity in the media regarding hiring, promotion, retention and coverage.
- Informing other regions of the good works of student and professional journalists in Morgantown and the surrounding community.
Two WVU ABJ student representatives were able to attend the 2010 NABJ conference in San Deigo, Calif., where they served as multimedia reporters.
To learn more about NABJ, visit the national site.
Joel William Beeson