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Birmingham Association of Black Journalists (BABJ) Host 2011 College Workshop

You are invited to attend

The Birmingham Association of Black Journalists (BABJ)

2011 College Workshop

*This event has been canceled.  If rescheduled, updated informaton will be posted. 

  • Date: CANCELED
  • Time: 11 AM to 1 PM
  • Location: Heritage Hall at UAB [map]

This workshop will give college students an opportunity to hear from decision makers in media organizations—managing editors, and news managers with the ability to hire and fire.

Take this opportunity to learn exactly what skills are needed to work in the 21st century newsroom.  BABJ hopes to assist students in maximizing their potential for success in obtaining internships and entry level jobs.

Facts about the Birmingham Association of Black Journalist

The Birmingham Association of Black Journalists (BABJ) was founded in 1983 by a group of media professionals who wanted to encourage the employment and retention of journalists of color in the Birmingham area. 
The organization has grown from a dozen journalists who could fit around a table at the Birmingham Press Club to an organization of more than 50 members including print, broadcast news, public relations and marketing professionals.  We are affiliated with the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).
BABJ continues to promote the employment and retention of media professionals while seeking to provide opportunities for professional growth and development.  We also offer scholarships and guidance to students considering careers in the media.


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Connecting journos and sources

Our pal Atticus has created a new site called SourceBarn, sourcebarn.com. Like ProfNet, this free service connects journalists with sources and experts. Unlike ProfNet, it’s focused on Alabama-based professionals.

I wanted to let you know about a great local website for Alabama reporters and publicists. It’s called SourceBarn, and it’s FREE. Reporters, editors and authors looking for sources can post queries on the site. Those queries are shared with PR folks, marketing types and others who can help track down great interviews. This a way for reporters to make their stories sing, and for publicists to get their clients/organizations some great ink!

You can check it out at SourceBarn.com. Remember, the more people use it, the better it works, so please forward this on to as many people as you can think of.


Reporters: The next time you’re on deadline, give it a try by sending your query to Atticus, who’ll distribute it via e-mail.

PR pros: Sign up for his e-mail list to get the queries from state journalists.

The more you use the site, the more it will grow.