The Baltimore Association of Black Journalists will host our first general business meeting of the year, January 27, 2018 noon – 2p.m. at Maryland Public Television, 11767 Owings Mills Blvd, Owings Mills, MD 21117. Thank you MPT Vice President of Development Linda Taggart for helping to secure this venue.


NOTE: Feel free to come early. A light reception will be provided starting at 11:30a.m. Also feel free to bring a snack or drink if you desire. We will begin promptly at noon so that we finish the meeting in time to end our planning discussion by 2p.m.


The January meeting will be our 3rd annual “BABJ 2016 State of the Union.”

It’s election time! Come ready to jump in and continue making BABJ a group success story. (We built this joint TOGETHER!)

This is a chance for US to design OUR agenda and activities for 2018 as a group.

The reasoning for #BABJsotu

As with last year, we established ourselves in the eyes of our local and national journalism peers. BABJ was recognized as a strong vibrant 2017 NABJ chapter of the year nominee.

We took a proactive roll to help ensure journalistic integrity and freedom of the press in Baltimore’s City Hall when the former mayor instituted a reporter ban on an individual journalist.

Our membership has grown to nearly 100 dues paying members. We’re ready to launch a membership renewal drive in February 2018. (Bravo Membership Chair David Steele!)

The BABJ Mentor Program continues to thrive helping local college students. (Bravo Mentor Program Chair Maria Pitts-Roberts!)

The NABJ Region 1 Conference heads up the road to New York City. This is a great time to have some input on the event, as our outgoing chapter president Nicki Mayo is one of the co-programming chairs for the spring event.

Mayo has her eyes set on bringing a BABJ Awards program to the chapter in 2018 as a major boost in fellowship and fundraising.

Let’s make 2018 an amazing year for BABJ!

We hope to see you Saturday January 27, 2017 at noon.