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Community Engagement  

KCABJ members are committed to educating the local community and investing in upcoming youth. Through the use of community forums, broadcast guest appearances, award recognition and relationships with educators, the Kansas City Association of Black Journalists formed strong ties to the community.   

Journalism students and Robyn Knight of KPRS HOT 103 Jamz (far right)

KCABJ Media Awards Ceremony

The annual KCABJ Media Awards Ceremony recognizes the best and brightest journalism professionals in the Greater Kansas City area, who demonstrate outstanding writing ability while communicating the needs and concerns of African-Americans and people of color.

Urban Student Journalism Workshop

The Kansas City Association of Black Journalists is committed to working with high school and college students to prepare them for careers in print and broadcast journalism or other communications fields.

This program is unique in the area because it is taught by Black journalists working for newspapers, television or radio stations and in public relations in Greater Kansas City. Educators will add their knowledge to the instruction.

During the workshop, students will:

  • Receive assignments to report stories

  • Write and edit stories

  • Work on computers at The Kansas City Star

  • Shadow professional reporters

  • Benefit from lectures by major news-makers

  • Produce a newspaper

  • Produce a television newscast