The Baltimore Association of Black Journalists is an organization consisting of print, broadcast and public relations professionals and students who work in media in metropolitan Baltimore.

BABJ encourages African American media professionals to: educate young individuals interested working in media, expand and balance the media’s coverage of the African American community, aid in professional development, and maintain a presence of African American media professionals in the workplace.

BABJ’s purpose is to promote the union of African Americans in media. BABJ is dedicated to truth and excellence in the news and full equality in the industry.

Working journalists, including writers, reporters, editors, producers, technicians, photographers, newsroom managers, artists and public relations professionals who produce, gather, disseminate and distribute news and information, who work for newspapers, television stations, satellite services, radio stations, and networks, cable television services, magazines, computer-based information services, wire services, and other media entities, and full-time freelance journalists are welcome to join.