About Us


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The South Florida Black Journalists Association serves the unique diaspora of Broward and Miami-Dade counties. For three decades, the regional chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists has united newsmakers who seek media diversity and professional excellence.

Our purpose is being fulfilled

• with scholarships for high school and college students, including the Rochelle Bridges Memorial Scholarship, the Florida International University Scholarship, and the Dwight Lauderdale Scholarship.

• through our outreach, including several media workshops a year to educate concerned residents about the most effective way to get coverage for issues and events in their neighborhoods.

• through volunteer work with the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Hollywood.

• with assistance to the University of Miami High School Journalism Workshop, Florida Memorial University career day, and various other yearly community commitments.

• through our advocacy. SFBJA works hard to ensure fair and unbiased coverage on issues important to black South Florida. The group also provides media outlets with a resource of talented, professional journalists of color to turn to, so that everyone gets the “full picture.”

Membership in SFBJA helps journalists build stronger networks, facilitates career growth, and helps maintain the highest standards of excellence in the profession. Full membership for full-time and freelance journalists is $35 a year. Associate members (educators, advertising or public relations professionals) pay $25 a year. Students may join for $15.

Monthly meetings are held every third Saturday at noon and they alternate between Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

For more information, contact Thesfbja@gmail.com, or go to www.sfbja.com . We look forward to seeing you soon.