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04.    AWARDS

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Some highlights of serving on a committee:

  • Have at least two committee members, all of whom should be PABJ members
    hold regular meetings as needed (monthly or bi-monthly), can be via conference call or in-person
  • Send the PABJ president or secretary information regarding committee meeting times/dates to be included in member outgoing announcements
  • Report to the board re: the status of the committees progress, usually monthly and/or if and when applicable
  • If the committee will be producing an event, submit an event sketch AND budget to the board and membership for approval
  • For any committee events, submit a final event report including: a) details on the program/event information that took place AND b) a financial breakdown of the event costs and/or revenue

Bylaws Committees
Develops and assists in implementing bylaws/operational procedures changes for the Philadelphia chapter.

Chair: Tauhid Chappell – producertauhid @ gmail.com

Develops and assists in implementing programs for the Philadelphia chapter.

Co-Chair: Manny Smith – manuelsmith @ gmail.com

Co-Chair: Teresa Spencer – thspen @ gmail.com

Develops and distributes criteria for PABJ scholarships given to worthy college students majoring in journalism in the greater
Philadelphia area.

Chair: Charlene Horne – char.pabj @ gmail.com

Media Monitoring Committee 
This group monitors journalism companies in the greater Philadelphia region for instances of bias, racism, fairness and equity toward Black communities in their coverage and employment practices.

Chair: Aaron Eaton – aaronmmeaton @ gmail.com

Public Relations Council
This group is responsible for all publications & communications outreach/engagement in PABJ.

Chair: Afea Tucker – poshinkmedia @ gmail.com

Awards Committee
This group is responsible for the production of the chapter’s premiere event of the year.

Chair: Haniyyah Sharpe-Brown – haniyyah.sharpe @ gmail.com

Advocacy Task Force 
The PABJ Advocacy Task Force is available to members who interested in pressing media issues impacting the Delaware Valley. This task force also seeks to rapidly respond to major issues in regional newsrooms involving Black media professionals.

Chair: Benét Wilson – benet4nabj@aviationqueen @ gmail.com

Associate Member Task Force
The Associate Member Task Force is comprised of members with a background in public relations or other related fields who represent a significant portion of PABJ membership. The group’s purpose is to provide support and programming for associate members.

Chair: Sharron Cooks – MsSCooks @ gmail.com

Entrepreneurship Task Force
Fosters collaboration, investment, training, and support among content creators & journalists-of-color to aimed at increasing and expanding opportunities to engage and reach muli-platform audiences.

Chair: Camari Ellis – camariellis @ phillytaxteam.com

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