BABJA Honors ABC 7's Carolyn Tyler
The Bay Area Black Journalists Association (BABJA) will honor veteran journalist Carolyn Tyler, an anchor and reporter at ABC 7 KGO-TV, at its annual scholarship luncheon from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM on November 7, 2014, at the City Club of San Francisco at 155 Sansome.
BABJA member Carolyn Tyler’s distinguished broadcast journalism career includes the following highlights:
· The Edward R. Murrow Award (Team Reporting)
· The George Foster Peabody Award (Team Reporting)
· The NATAS Silver Circle Award
· An Emmy nomination for a series on the impact of the Civil Rights
movement on Bay Area students
· An Emmy nomination for a series on San Francisco homelessness
Tyler’s career serves as an example of excellence in journalism for all, especially African American students. At this scholarship luncheon, BABJA will award up to $7,500 to three students with the Belva Davis Scholarship, the Chauncey Wendell Bailey, Jr. Scholarship and the Luci S. Williams Houston Memorial Scholarship. Over the last decade, BABJA has awarded more than $60,000 to Bay Area journalism students.
To apply for student scholarships, students should: A) currently attend a Bay Area college or university, or B) have a Bay Area home address while attending school outside the Bay Area. Journalism, communications, multimedia and photography students should apply by Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
BABJA Scholarship Luncheon
- Individual luncheon tickets are $100
- Table sponsorships are $1,000
- Corporate sponsorships start at $5,000
The Bay Area Black Journalists Association (BABJA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that exists to serve as an advocate and beneficial network of journalists, students and media-related professionals. BABJA grooms African American professionals for leadership; enhances the responsible news coverage of communities of color; and works with Bay Area media in hiring and retention of black journalists.