February 2017 meeting agenda

Here is the agenda for our Feb. 2, 2017 general meeting.

February 2017 BABJ meeting agenda

Meeting date: 7 -9 p.m. Thursday Feb. 2
Location: BU College of Communication, Room 209, 640 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 

I. Chapter calendar

  • Networking event with black and latino legislative leaders at Mintz Levin hosted by Mo Cowan (5 p.m. Feb. 23) – Zuri Berry
  • BABJ/BU panel on covering Trump as a journalist of color (6-8:30 p.m. March 15) – Zeninjor Enwemeka/Michelle Johnson
  • Student workshop (10-1:30 p.m. April 15) — Gary Washburn

II. Revisions to the board, bylaws

  • Bylaws update — Zeninjor Enwemeka
  • Proposed changes to board, chairs — Zeninjor Enwemeka
  • Elections timeline

III. Adjournment & Announcements

  • NABJ call for proposals
  • NABJ Region 1 conference
  • Questions, concerns and feedback
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November 2016 meeting agenda

Join the Boston Association of Black Journalists for the association’s next general meeting. The meeting will take place 7 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 1 at Emerson College’s Common Ground.

Here is the meeting’s agenda.

November 2016 BABJ meeting agenda

Meeting date: 7 -9 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 1

Location: Common Ground (10th floor), 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

Parking: There is metered parking surrounding the Boston Common. The Boston Common Garage charges $14 in the evening for up to three hours. It’s $18 if it’s over three hours. There are cheaper parking lots in walking distance. (Consult Spot Hero or your favorite parking app.)

Public transportation: Red and Green lines to the Park Street station. Orange line to Chinatown station.

Conference call information: Please contact the association at babj@bostonblackjournalists.org

1. Reports

  • Financial update – Zuri Berry
  • Chapter filings – Zuri Berry
  • 2017 Region 1 conference: Philadelphia – Zuri Berry
  • Meet and greets with: Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Boston NAACP president Michael Curry – Gary Washburn

2. Chapter calendar

  • Holiday event
  • Student project/student resume workshop
  • Harvard student women’s group
  • Scholarship program
  • Upcoming chapter deadlines

3. BABJ elections

  • Schedule

4. Adjournment & Announcements

  • Questions, concerns and feedback

Join us for our April 2016 meeting

The Boston Association of Black Journalists will convene for a general meeting 11 a.m. Saturday April 16 at WBUR.

Please see details and the agenda below.

April 2016 BABJ meeting agenda

Meeting date: 11 -1 p.m. Saturday April 16
Location: WBUR 890 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
(Note: Entrance on St. Paul Street; WBUR is located on third floor)
Conference call number: 1-605-475-5950
Access code: 3730565

I. Reports
• October 2015 – March recap 2016 – Zuri Berry
• Financial update – Zuri Berry
• News from NABJ council of Presidents – Zuri Berry
• Region 1 conference update – Zuri Berry

II. Chapter calendar
• Possible future collaboration with Women in Sports and Events (WISE) – Shanda Foster
• Speaker series: Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson
• Social schedule for winter
• Student resume workshop
• Upcoming chapter deadlines

III. BABJ elections
•Outlining process going into second half of 2016

IV. Adjournment & Announcements
• Questions, concerns and feedback.

October meeting agenda

October 2014 BABJ meeting agenda

Meeting date: 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Thursday Oct. 29
Location: WBUR 980 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
(Note: Entrance on St. Paul Street; WBUR is located on third floor)

Conference call number: 1-605-475-5950
Access code: 3730565

I. Reports
• September recap
• Region 1 conference
• Response to Boston Herald cartoon
• Financial update

II. Young journalists workshop
• Location
• Outline of programming
• Assignment of committees

III. Chapter calendar
• Social schedule for winter
• Required chapter deadlines

IV. BABJ elections
• Outlining process going into 2015

V. Adjournment & Announcements
• Next BABJ meeting set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday Nov. 15, 2014. Location TBD.
• Questions, concerns and feedback.

April meeting agenda

BUCOM3Here is the April meeting agenda, for the association’s meeting at Boston University’s College of Communication.

Meeting date: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday April 9
Location: Boston University College of Communication, Room 301B, 640 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215

Conference call number: 1-605-475-5950
Access code: 3730565

I. Reports
• Chapter party event details and budget

II. Membership drive update
• Online application update
• Membership outreach (e-mail campaign)

III. Chapter nonprofit status
• Explanation of current situation
• Timeline of events

IV. NABJ national convention update
• Sponsorship opportunities
• Revisiting volunteers list
• Revisiting committee work

V. Adjournment & Announcements
• Next BABJ meeting set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday May 14, 2014 at the Boston Globe
• Possible conference calls on a per-week interval leading up and through the national convention.