Mission/History

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The National Association of Black Journalists at the University of Southern California (NABJ USC) is an organization of undergraduate, graduate and Associate’s degree student journalists, alumni and media professionals that provides quality on and off-campus programs and services to and advocated on behalf of black journalists in the Southern California area.

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Founded by 3 students in 2012, in Los Angeles, C.A. NABJ USC is the second-largest organization of journalists of color on campus.

Many of NABJ USC’s members also belong to the national and one of the professional chapters that serve black journalists nationwide.

NABJ USC is committed to the following:

NABJ USC holds an annual west coast summit each spring semester with several sessions and workshops for professional development. The summit draws dozens of school chapters and professionals. The annual Salute to Excellence awards and special recognition honors (Lifetime Achievement, Journalist of the Year, Community Service, etc.) are bestowed at each summit.

NABJ USC is headquartered on the campus of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90007.

Every year, the membership elects a president and an executive board of directors to govern NABJ USC. A president leads the board.

Updated as of December 28, 2015 at 12:28pm ET.