PABJ produces a range of community outreach, training opportunities and programs for its members and the community at-large. Here's an overview of some of PABJ's notable programs and initiatives:
PABJ Media Access Workshop - An annual free workshop that provides media access information to the community, non-profits and small businesses.
Awards Program - PABJ's signature annual awards program acknowledging journalistic excellence and community leadership
Academic Scholarship Program - PABJ awards two $1,000 scholarships annually
Student Outreach - PABJ works with local students at the middle school, high school and college levels through its various partnerships with like-minded organizations. Some of PABJ's student outreach includes: participation in the Changing Expectations Tour, partnership with Communications Technology High School, and an ongoing relationship with the Temple Assn. of Black Journalists.
Monitoring Hollywood - An engaging panel discussion and program in which a range of issues surrounding blacks in Hollywood is highlighted. In 2010, the Monitoring Hollywood program included a panel of entertainment insiders who discussed the roles of black women in film and the movie "Precious."
Multimedia Training - PABJ actively seeks opportunities to train its members and prepare them for the future changes within the journalism field. Multimedia skills are paramount for every journalist, and PABJ seeks to offer these opportunities to members and the community at-large. PABJ's 2009 training at Temple University was a huge success.
Monthly Meeting Speakers - PABJ welcomes speakers to address its membership monthly. The speakers represent a range of professions and disciplines, all of whom inform PABJ members and the public, providing insight on current events, professional development and journalism industry trends.