CNN Discontinues Support of NABJ

CNN Discontinues Support of NABJ

The NABJ reports that the move came after the NABJ was critical of a few of CNN's hiring decisions

by #teamEBONY, October 20, 2014

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CNN Discontinues Support of NABJ

At the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), Board of Directors Meeting last week, President Bob Butler announced that long-time supporter CNN has withdrawn support of NABJ for the 2015 Convention & Career Fair.

NABJ issued a statement last week, "NABJ Concerned About Atmosphere at CNN for African Americans", in which NABJ expressed concern over the large number of African-American staff members leaving and being fired from the cable news network. Several African-Americans anchors have left the anchor desk or CNN altogether in the past few years.



Following the release CNN contacted NABJ President Bob Butler and informed him the association's request for support was denied.





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