Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists
2014 Awards Gala
Saturday, Oct. 18, WHYY-TV Studios ~ Center City Philadelphia
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The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists announces its 2014 Special Honor Award recipients. Each year, PABJ honors area journalists and community leaders for their outstanding contributions to the industry and coverage in the Delaware Valley.
This year's ceremony will be Saturday, Oct. 18, at the WHYY-TV Studios in Center City Philadelphia.
The honorees are selected via nominations submitted by the public. This year’s honorees include:
Online Journalist of the Year - Solomon Jones - The multi-platform writer, accomplished author, and recently named morning talk show host at 900AM WURD will be honored for his distinguished body of news stories published in 2013 on various websites that were extraordinary in depth, scope and significance.
Trailblazer Honoree - Edward “Ed” Bradley, Jr. - The legendary journalist and Philadelphia native, best known for his 26 years of award-winning work on the CBS News program “60 Minutes,” will be awarded posthumously for his extraordinary contributions to the understanding and advancement of Black life and culture through incisive reporting and unrelenting advocacy.
Impact Award Honoree - Charlene Horne - The “Eyewitness News” Editing Supervisor at the CBS 3/CW 57 stations in Philadelphia is being recognized for her uncompromising commitment to ensuring positive and balanced images of the African-American community in the Delaware Valley are shared on her station’s broadcasts.
Lifetime Achievement Award - R. Sonny Driver - For 54 years, the veteran journalist has been the editor and publisher of SCOOP USA, a community news and entertainment publication that contributes to the enrichment, understanding and advancement of Black life and culture.
Community Service Award - Earl Harvey, Jr. - The editor and publisher of the Black Professional News and Atlantic City Times is being honored for his positive efforts and impacts on the Black community.
Anzio Williams, Vice President of News at NBC 10 Philadelphia will serve as keynote speaker.
Tickets for the awards program and reception are $65 and $30 for students with ID.
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