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    We're on a mission to promote diversity in media, elevate our members and do good.

    Entrepreneurship & Media Workshop

    Arizona Association of Black Journalists

    Mission: Media Diversity + Elevate Members + Navigating Media Changes

    Phoenix, Arizona


    The local chapter is a collection of online, print, broadcast journalists, social media and media entrepreneurs. Media academics and public relations and communications professionals are also welcomed members.


    How to Join: Connect with Chapter President Warren Trentl at ArizonaAssocblackjournalists@gmail.com. Annual dues are $30. Chapter membership gets you into local programming and a discount to NABJ regional and national events.


    Don't miss our skills workshops such as the one, at left, on media entrepreneurship.


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    Convention 2017!

    NABJ returns to N'awlins in '17. Find out more here.

    National Headquarters: Washington, D.C.


    The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide.


    Founded by 44 men and women on December 12, 1975, in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization of journalists of color in the nation.


    Students, Too

    Mission: Opportunity + Leadership + Connections


    Cronkite School of Journalism

    Phoenix, AZ


    The Phoenix-area student chapter of NABJ is headquartered at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, located in Downtown Phoenix


    NABJ Student Chapter at U of Arizona

    Mission: Opportunity + Leadership + Connections

    Tucson, Arizona


    Congratulations to the students and faculty who have created the student chapter of NABJ at the University of Arizona School of Journalism. Meetings are held weekly at the MLK Center.



    Warren Trent


    2x Emmy nominee @ KTVK-3TV. Board of Governors NATAS Rocky Mountain SW Chapter. Member AZABJ. Love story telling. Member A Phi A Fraternity. Philly guy.

    Mona Malone

    Vice President

    Mona is an editor at The Associated Press, where she’s the day supervisor on the Western regional desk. She has led reporting teams in news and features at several newspapers, including the Detroit Free Press and The Clarion-Ledger in Mississippi. She’s a graduate of Florida A&M University.

    Cynthia Weaver


    Cynthia Weaver is a Public Information Officer for the City of Phoenix representing the Phoenix Convention Center and Community & Economic Development departments.

    She is responsible for public information activities including media relations and web content management. As the PIO for the Phoenix Convention Center, Weaver is

    actively involved in Super Bowl communications on behalf of the city. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at

    Arizona State University and has more than twelve years of public relations experience. In her spare time, Weaver enjoys training for 5Ks, traveling and spending quality time

    with her daughter Ashley and their beloved dog Dyson.

    Cassandra Nicholson


    Cassandra Nicholson leads the Cronkite School's recruitment and outreach efforts by showcasing the school's immersive labs and professional programs, as well as through collaborations with partners at ASU's Downtown Phoenix campus and throughout the downtown Phoenix area. From 2009-2014, she worked at the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, a nonprofit organization housed at the Cronkite School that provides a wide range of high-quality training for a global community of journalists. At the Reynolds Center, Nicholson coordinated online and in-person training sessions, produced various multimedia training materials and online content, while also managing the center's email marketing campaigns. She received her bachelor’s degree from the Cronkite School in 2008.

    Retha Hill

    Immediate Past President

    Retha Hill has been a journalist since she was 16 and edited her high school paper. A former staff reporter for The Washington Post, a founding editor of WashingtonPost.com and former Vice President of Black Entertainment Television Interactive, she is a professor of practice at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism where she incubates student startups. Her personal projects include www.blackeldercare.com and a black history augmented reality app. She has won numerous awards and grants but the ability to grow tomatoes still eludes her.


    Follow at @rethahill

    Jamar Younger


    Jamar Younger is the Communications Coordinator for the Arizona Charter Schools Association. Jamar assists in the organization’s media relations and public outreach efforts while overseeing the Association’s social media campaigns, blog and weekly advocacy newsletter. He is a former journalist who worked for the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson from 2007-2014. At the Star, Jamar covered education, public safety and county government, winning awards for his contributions to two of the Star’s investigative projects. He’s also works as a freelance writer and copyeditor. Jamar graduated from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in 2006. You can follow him on Twitter at @JamarYounger.

    Marcus Vanderberg

    NABJ Region IV Director

    Marcus Vanderberg is a deputy editor at Yahoo Sports and has been an active member of NABJ since 2006. Region IV's members draw from all of the Western states, from Alaska to New Mexico. See a map here.


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