The Greater Dayton Association Of Black Journalists


The purpose of the GDABJ is to promote and encourage journalism as a career for blacks and other minorities. We will work closely with other NABJ chapters and media organizations in the Miami Valley to sponsor activities and events that will fulfill our purpose.


Some of our goals are to:


1.) Foster excellence amongst our members.


2) Recruit, support and retain black and other minority journalists in the Miami Valley.


3) Expand and balance the coverage of minority communities in the Miami Valley.


4) Work with media management to make news coverage inclusive of, and relevant to, the black and minority communities and to sensitize them to institutional racism.


5) Seek and identify scholarships, fellowships, internships and job opportunities for members and area journalism students.


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Journalism Bootcamp – April 30, 2016

DAYTON — The Greater Dayton Association of Black Journalists is preparing a one-of-a-kind experience for the next generation of media professionals.


The organization of Miami Valley print, broadcast and online journalists is accepting applications for its completely interactive boot camp for students interested in careers in a wide range of journalism fields.


The boot camp for high school and college students will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30 in the Cox Media Center, 1611 South Main St., Dayton.


“Participants will experience a taste of what it is like to be a journalist in our fast-moving world,” GDABJ president Amelia Robinson said. “We hope to attract and support our future colleagues.”


Though the workshop targets blacks, Asians, Hispanics and other minorities traditionally underrepresented in newsrooms, it is open to all.


GDABJ is committed to diversity and accepts students regardless of race or economic status.


This free, hands-on boot camp is designed for sophomores, juniors and seniors who attend Dayton and Springfield area public, private and parochial schools. College students are also welcome.


Using intensively interactive exercises, the camp turns area students into journalists for a day. For each session, students will take notes, ask questions, and at the end of the day, write stories and broadcast the news. Professional journalists from the local newspapers and television stations will coach them.


For additional information send email to or call Amelia Robinson at (937)225-2384.


Applicants must reply by Wednesday, April 27, 2016 for consideration.

2016 GDABJ Boot Camp Application

First Name:

Last Name :

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Street Address :

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Phone number:

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Name of School:

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Briefly explain why you would like to attend the Greater Dayton Association of Black Journalists Boot Camp:

How would you rank your journalism experience/knowledge from 1-5?

Parental Permission Checkbox (by checking this, you are confirming that you are the parent of this student, and that the student has permission to attend the boot camp). Confirmation call backs will be made.