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UNT NABJ Finally wins the student chapter of the year award

Updated: Oct 3, 2022

- By Madison Myers

DENTON – After taking second place three separate times, UNT’s National Association of Black Journalists has finally won the Student Chapter of the Year award.

After so many years of falling short, this small organization has anticipated this moment for quite some time. This award recognizes NABJ chapters for their hard work and dedication throughout the year and emphasizes their ability to stand out from other NABJ chapters.

Advised by Mayborn professor Dorothy Bland, this group knows all about what it means to work hard for your achievements. UNT NABJ prides itself on its goal to promote and communicate the importance of diversity in the newsroom and other communication professions across the United States. Diversity and inclusion are one of NABJ’s core values.

NABJ spends a great deal of their time helping out around campus and is heavily involved in community service. For example, last winter, the UNT chapter donated over 50 bags of clothes and food to the unhoused in Denton county. The NABJ members also spent time writing words of encouragement to those same individuals.

As for this year, NABJ has even bigger plans. Beginning this spring, UNT NABJ will be producing their own show called “We ARE”. The show will focus primarily on tips and advice from career professionals from different fields and areas. NABJ will be in charge of filming, editing, and producing this show right off of the UNT campus. This project has been in the works for several months and the organization leaders are incredibly excited for its much-anticipated launch.

It's safe to say that winning this award is just the beginning for UNT NABJ.

For more information on UNT NABJ, you can visit the chapter’s official website.

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