The University of the Virgin Islands Communication Department students have founded the University of the Virgin Islands Association of Black Journalists (UVIABJ) student chapter, becoming the first student and only NABJ affiliate chapter in the Caribbean.
Founded on Dec. 12, 1975, by 44 men and women in Washington D.C., NABJ is an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provide quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of Black journalists worldwide. UVIABJ plans to execute programs which benefit student journalists as well as members of the community.
The University of The Virgin Islands Association of Black Journalists is committed to, strengthening ties among Black journalists, sensitizing all media to the importance of fairness in the workplace for Black journalists and expanding job opportunities and recruiting activities for veteran, young and aspiring Black journalists.
NABJ chapters primarily comprise of full-time, freelance and student journalists as well as media- professionals. UVIABJ and other student chapters agree to follow strict journalistic guidelines which include adherence to ethical rules of conduct. The UVIABJ student chapter consists of more than 20 active members on the St. Thomas and Albert A. Sheen campuses.
You can see the talents and dedication of the UVIABJ by viewing the award-winning newspaper, The UVI Voice 2.0 .
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