Earlier this evening, the National Association of Black Journalists’ Elections Committee held an online forum for the candidates — VP Print Deirdre Childress, Treasurer Greg Lee, and Region II Director Charles Robinson — running for the NABJ presidency.
Nearly 110 NABJ members registered for the event. The coordinator of the webinar was Melanie Eversley, a member of the Elections Committee, treasurer of the NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force and a reporter on the Breaking News Desk at USA Today. The moderator was Lewis Diuguid of The Kansas City Star.
The candidates answered questions on issues including boosting NABJ membership, conflicts of interest among board members, member training and regional conferences and publishing of the NABJ Journal. You can listen to the 1 hour, 30 minute session here.
The final Elections Committee online candidates forum will be held Sunday, July 31 from 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. EDT. The session, moderated by Lewis Diuguid of The Kansas City Star, will feature candidates in contested races: Vice president/Print, Denise Clay of the Philadelphia Sunday Sun and Errin Haines of the Associated Press; Parliamentarian candidates Cindy George of The Houston Chronicle and Ken Knight of The Tampa Tribune, and student representative candidates Marissa Evans of Marquette University and Wesley Lowery of Ohio University. Click here to register.
And online voting is open; click here for more information or to vote.