Winners will be announced at TBABJ’s Griot Drum Awards & Scholarship Banquet on Thursday, Nov. 13, at Tampa Marriott Westshore, 1001 N. Westshore Blvd.
The 6 p.m. reception will showcase works by local photographers. Dinner and the awards ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. The chapter also will award college scholarships to students studying journalism.
Tickets are $30 for TBABJ members, $35 for non-members, $10 for full-time students and $300 for a table of eight. Tickets can be purchased using TBABJ’s secure PayPal feature on its website at www.tbabj.com.
Griot Drum sponsors are Helios Education Foundation, Nielsen, Tampa Bay Times, TECO Energy, Vistra Communications and WEDU.
Carson Cooper and Lottie Watts, WUSF Public Media
Charles W. Cherry II, Florida Courier
Charlie Frago, Tampa Bay Times
Dalia Colon, WUSF Public Media
Elisabeth Parker and Willie Allen, Tampa Bay Times
Erica Dawson, Creative Loafing Tampa
Fred Bellet, The Suncoast News
Jared Leone, AOL Patch
Jeremy Peplow, WEDU-TV
Keisha M. Pickett, BlackInTheBay.com
Lane DeGregory, Tampa Bay Times
Laura C. Morel, Tampa Bay Times
Laurie Davison and Tim Kania, Bay News 9
Leilani Polk, Creative Loafing Tampa
Lenka Davis, Seán Kinane, Beth Bell and Lisa Marzilli, WMNF 88.5 FM News
Mitch Perry, Creative Loafing Tampa
Robbyn Mitchell, Tampa Bay Times
Rod Carter, WFLA News Channel 8
Rod Carter and Malik Parler, WFLA News Channel 8
Samuel Johnson, WMNF 88.5 FM News
Seán Kinane, WMNF 88.5 FM News
Tammie Fields and Dennis Hollingsworth, WTSP-TV 10 News
Tia Mitchell, Tampa Bay Times
WEDU and ES Creative Studio
WEDU and Groundfog Productions
Yoselis Ramos, WUSF Public Media
TBABJ extends a hearty congratulations to all the finalists!
The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists strives to help ensure diversity in area media and accurate, balanced coverage of communities of color while serving as a resource for both established and aspiring communicators.