WABJ offers a wide array of programs including hands-on professional development workshops, thought-provoking panel discussions and networking events for members. 

If you or your organization would like to collaborate on events that align with our mission, please contact WABJ President Khorri Atkinson at

Upcoming Events

July 2024
Jul 24
24 July 2024

If you're in the Washington D.C. metro area, join WABJ for drinks, appetizers, networking and celebrations before we head to Chicago for the 2024 NABJ Convention and Career Fair. Located […]

December 2024
Dec 07
07 December 2024

Join the celebration on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Howard University's Blackburn Center. The gala is our largest annual fundraiser to sustain our longstanding Urban Journalism Workshop program for local high […]

Join WABJ and experts at the Pew Research Center for an important discussion on a new study by the Center that takes a deep dive into Black Americans’ experiences with the news. RSVP HERE.

This conversation will unpack new findings on how Black Americans consume news and perceive the media, newsroom diversity, and trust in news sources. It will also offer solutions by survey respondents on how news coverage can be fairer.

Past Events

June 2024
Jun 18
18 June 2024

We are excited to host an enlightening Author Talk with Deesha Dyer on her new book Undiplomatic in partnership with the MLK Library. Dyer, a former White House social secretary […]

April 2024
Apr 10
10 April 2024

Spring is the season of new beginnings. What better way to embrace it than by expanding your professional network and learning tips and ticks to take control of your financial […]

Apr 09
09 April 2024

Join us for our membership meeting and the kick off of our two-part webinar series on navigating layoffs. This combination of virtual events is designed to enhance your membership experience […]

February 2024
Feb 22
22 February 2024

WABJ is hosting a workshop to help journalists improve and expand their coverage of HIV/Aids and other health disparities in the U.S. This event, a collaboration with the Elizabeth Glaser […]

Feb 21
21 February 2024
12 Stories, 75 District Square SW
Washington, D.C. 20024

Join WABJ as we host a networking mixer for Black History Month, you can expect to meet fellow black journalists, editors, and professionals in the field. Attendees can network, exchange […]

October 2023
Oct 14
14 October 2023
DC News Now, 2121 Wisconsin Avenue
Washington, DC 20007 United States

Join WABJ and DC News Now for an interactive session with award-winning journalists and media professionals who will help producers, writers, reporters, and content creators learn how to enhance their […]

June 2023
Jun 29
29 June 2023
Martin Luther King Library, 901 G ST. NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States

The MLK Library will host an author talk with award winning journalist Wesley Lowery on his new book American. Whitelash: A Changing Nation and the Cost of Progress. Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist […]

May 2023
May 27
27 May 2023
Martin Luther King Library, 901 G ST. NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States

Join us on May 27 for a community discussion about missing Black children in the Washington, D.C. area and the lack of comprehensive media coverage. Moderator: Jonquilyn Hill, Host of Vox […]

May 21
21 May 2023
Metrobar, 640 Rhode Island Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States

WABJ and the NABJ Political Task Force invite you to our third annual networking mixer on Sunday, May 21, from 4-6 p.m. at Metrobar on Rhode Island Ave. NE. There will […]

April 2023
Apr 20
20 April 2023

Join the Washington Association of Black Journalists for an engaging discussion on establishing a personal brand for professional success. Speaker: Amanda Miller Littlejohn is a professional who focuses on personal […]