Bay Area Black Journalists Association

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The 2014 Bay Area Black Journalists Association's Scholarship Luncheon was held on Fri., Nov. 8 at the City Club of San Francisco, 155 Sansome St., San Francisco. This annual event helps BABJA award needed scholarships to young aspiring journalists.

 

The Inaugural Belva Davis Multimedia Scholarships:
 
Ashley Griffin,  a graduate student at the Univ. of California, Berkeley, recently interned at Al Jazeera America in San Francisco as she is making the transition in her early journalism career from print to television with aspirations of becoming a network television producer. She is a graduate of North Carolina Central University. At UC-Berkeley, Ashley received the Kaiser Permanente Health Policy Journalism Fellowship. She will use the funds to support her three-part thesis TV project focusing on patient access under the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. “Obamacare.”  Ashley also was 2013 summer intern the Minneapolis Star Tribune where she had a dozen stories land on the front page.
 
Trenise Ferreira is a graduate student at the Univ. of California, Berkeley pursuing a Master’s degree in Multimedia Journalism. A native of Vacaville, CA., Trenise earned her Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism with a minor in Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California in 2012. Trenise currently covers USC Trojans football for the sports website, the Bleacher Report and is a lead editor and writer for another sports website, FanSided. Her work  also has been featured on ESPN.com, NBCSports.com, CBSSports.com and the WashingtonPost.com.  She also has written a novel, "Seven-oh!-Seven: Livin’ the Dream."
 
Chauncey Wendell Bailey, Jr. Scholarship:
 
Pendarvis Harshaw, a journalism graduate student at the Univ. of California, Berkeley. Pendarvis received his Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Management from Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 2012.  Pendarvis spent the summer of 2013 interning for Anna Deavere Smith's Pipeline Project in Sacramento. An Oakland native, Pen has spent several years working for the award-winning Youth Radio in Oakland and his work has been featured on NPR, The Huffington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle. Pen has also done media projects on Black men who serve as elders and the parallel lives between Oscar Grant and Trayvon Martin. He also is currently the social media coordinator for the popular local clothing store, Oaklandish.
 
Luci S. Williams Houston Memorial Scholarship:
 
Angelica Ekeke, a junior majoring in photojournalism at San Francisco State University after spending two years at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA. where she won the 2013 Student of Distinction Award. Angelica wants to be an international photojournalist and correspondent and use her skills to launch “The Black Eye Beauty Project” a multimedia initiative to tell the stories of women who have endured and overcome unimaginable circumstances. She believes a pen is mightier than the sword, a voice is stronger than the bondage of silence and a photo can be more powerful than words. To quote SFSU journalism professor Rachele Kanigel about Angelica: "I'm convinced that Angelica is the kind of student BABJA should invest in."

 

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NEWSPAPERS & PUBLICATIONS

     ▪   American Journalism Review

     ▪   CityFlight Newsmagazine*

     ▪   Oakland Tribune

     ▪   Sacramento Observer*

     ▪   SF Bay View*

     ▪   SF Chronicle

     ▪   SF Sun Reporter*

     ▪   San Jose Mercury News / Contra Costa Times

  * Denotes African American publication


 

BROADCAST

     ▪   Broadcast Net

     ▪   The TV Rundown

     ▪   Jefferson Pilot Communications Job Listings

     ▪   TV Jobs

     ▪   Shop Talk

     ▪   Ultimate TV

     ▪   Cox Enterprises Broadcast Sites

 

     ▪   Television Resources


 

Additional Resources

     ▪   Avalanche of Jobs for Writers

     ▪   The Black E.O.E. Journal

     ▪   Freelance Writers Home Page

     ▪   Reporters Net

     ▪   National Association of Broadcasters

     ▪   The Write Markets Report

     ▪   RTNDA's Journalism & Media Resources on the Internet

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BABJA History

Formed in March 1982, the Bay Area Black Journalist Association (BABJA) is an organization of African American media professionals and students representing radio, television, print, public relations, online journalism and advertising. The association is the Bay Area’s black media organization of choice with the objective to groom black media professionals for leadership; to enhance the coverage of issues of concern to African American people; to work with Bay Area media in hiring and cultivating more blacks in management and to make the media more responsible. BABJA is an affiliate of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), and as such, has hosted two NABJ Regional Conferences, attracting more than 250 black journalists to the Bay Area. BABJA has been the conduit through which many journalists have gained successful employment to the Bay Area media market—an area that has a reputation for being one of the most difficult markets to enter.

 

BABJA Goals

1. Develop partnerships with local media companies to ensure the hiring, retention & promotion of black journalists.

2. Encouraging and mentoring black students with an interest in journalism and media.

3. To provide a professional and social network for black journalists to cultivate relationships with each other..

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 To apply for BABJA scholarships, follow the steps listed on the bottom of this page

 Belva Davis

Belva Davis Scholarship:

  

Belva Davis has been a fixture in Bay Area journalism for more than five decades. Becoming the first black female television journalist in the West in 1964, she has covered local, national, and international events; interviewed US Presidents and other world leaders; and for the past 19 years, served as the host of KQED’s must-watch public affairs program “This Week in Northern California.” Belva announced her retirement from broadcasting and signed off the air on Nov. 9, 2012.

Eligibility:
Students must be enrolled in a Bay Area college or university. Students attending college out of state must have graduated from a Bay Area high school. Applicants must be studying one of the following journalism fields: television, radio, print or multimedia.

Award:
$2,500 non-renewable award open to television, radio, print and multimedia students given in honor of Ms. Davis at BABJA’s scholarship event on November 7, 2014.


 

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Chauncey Wendell Bailey, Jr. Scholarship:

  

Chauncey Wendell Bailey Jr. served as editor-in-chief of the five San Francisco Bay Area Post newspapers from June 2007 until his murder on August 2, 2007. His 37-year career included lengthy periods as a reporter at the Detroit News and the Oakland Tribune. Bailey immersed himself in the Oakland community, mentoring youth interested in journalism careers.

 

Eligibility:

Students must be enrolled in a Bay Area college or university. Students attending college out of state must have graduated from a Bay Area high school. Applicants must be studying one of the following journalism fields: television, radio, print or multimedia.

 

Award:

$2,500 non-renewable award open to television, radio, print and multimedia students.


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Luci S. Williams Houston Memorial Scholarship:

  

Luci S. Williams Houston’s passion was to affirm life, in all its glory. She began her career with African American newspapers in Washington, D.C. Murdered in 2001 at age 43, Houston spent 8 years documenting the Bay Area as a photojournalist with the San Jose Mercury News. She was drawn to assignments that allowed her to build a sense of community, one image at a time.

 

Eligibility:

Students must be enrolled in a Bay Area college or university. Students attending college out of state must have graduated from a Bay Area high school. Applicants must be studying photojournalism in one of the following journalism fields: television, radio, print or multimedia.

 

Award:

$2,500 non-renewable award open to TV, radio, print and multimedia photojournalism students.


Scholarship Application Process
The deadline to apply for this year's scholarships is Oct. 17, 2014. 
 Submit each of the following in one PDF to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:
 1) A 500 to 1,000 word essay answering the question, “What will you do to impact your community as a journalist?” 

2) Resume

 3) Official transcript 

4) Sample of work (2-3 each)

 5) Three (3) letters of recommendation (from faculty, employer or journalist familiar with your work)
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 If mailing your application, it should be postmarked by Fri. Oct. 17, 2014 and sent to:
 Bay Area Black Journalists Association
 1714 Franklin St. #100-260
 Oakland, CA. 94612
 Attn: BABJA 2013 Scholarship

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Sarah Allen

Position: Parliamentarian/Secretary

Recruitment Media Program Manager at Monster.com

  JEllis

John W. Ellis IV

Position: Treasurer

Self-Employed

   

 

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Kevin Epps

Position: VP Broadcast
 Filmmaker

                                                                         
pamPam Moore
Position: BABJA Adviser
Award Winning News Anchor
KRON4-TV
   

 

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Barbara Rodgers

Position: BABJA Co-Founder/Adviser

Award Winning Broadcast Journalist

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  BButler

Bob Butler

Position: BABJA Past President

Reporter, KCBS Radio

Current President NABJ

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