The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists is seeking nominations for the people to be honored in 2015.
What journalists deserve honors for the work they’ve done? Who deserves community service kudos?
PABJ is accepting nominations through April 20th.
You don’t have to be a PABJ member to nominate someone!

To submit nominations:
Email PABJ 2015 nomination form, supporting narrative & links to
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Postmark nomination materials to:
P.O. Box 8232, Philadelphia PA 19101
Postmarked by Wednesday March 4, 2015


Community Service Award: Awarded to a journalist, member of the media or a community person who has had a positive impact on the black community or black communities.

Trailblazer Award: Awarded to a pioneer black journalist of extraordinary accomplishment who has broken barriers and blazed trails. Nominees may be living or deceased and have contributed to the understanding or advancement of issues and people of the African Diaspora. 

Lifetime Achievement: Awarded to a black print, broadcast, online or photojournalist, with a minimum of 15 years in the industry. Nominees in the category may be living or deceased and must have made or still be making an extraordinary contribution to the enrichment, understanding or advancement of black life and culture.

Journalist of the Year: (Honorees to be selected from the broadcast, print and/or online fields, at the discretion of the committee/board):Awarded to a black journalist who has distinguished himself or herself with a body of work from the 2013 calendar year that was extraordinary in depth, scope or significance to African Americans or the African Diaspora. (Submit 3-5 work samples from the 2013 calendar year.)

Impact Award: Awarded to someone behind the scenes whose support positively impacts diversity in newsrooms or whose work positively impacts coverage affecting African Americans and people of the African Diaspora.