The Bay area black journalists associationBABJA 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. JOIN US NOW
The Bay Area Black Journalists Association (BABJA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that exists to serve as an advocate and beneficial network for journalists, students and media-related professionals. BABJA grooms African American professionals for leadership; enhances the responsible news coverage of communities of color; and works with Bay Area media in hiring and retention of black journalists.
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.