Advocates for Media Diversity

Washington Association of Black Journalists (WABJ) is an organization for Black journalists, journalism professors, public relations professionals and student journalists in the Washington, D.C., metro area.

Urban JOURNALISM Workshop for high school students

Since 1986, WABJ has been teaching D.C. area high school students journalism fundamentals through interactive lectures, hands-on training, and field trips each spring. 

Professional journalists and educators provide mentorship and supervision to program participants. At the end of the program, students report and produce their own multimedia stories. We welcome all high students who appreciate our mission to apply, regardless of their identity or background.

WABJ wins NABJ professional chapter of the year!

The Washington Association of Black Journalists (WABJ) has just been named 2023 Professional Chapter of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists. The announcement was made during the opening ceremony of the NABJ Convention & Career Fair in Birmingham on Wednesday evening.

About WABJ

Supporting Black media Professionals in the DC Metro Area

WABJ provides members ongoing professional education opportunities and advocates for greater diversification of the profession.

WABJ Partners

We would like to recognize our partners and financial sponsors for supporting programming and advocacy efforts within the past year.

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