• Funders

    The Annie E. Casey Foundation

    The Annie E. Casey Foundation is devoted to developing a brighter future for millions of children at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes. Our work focuses on strengthening families, building stronger communities and ensuring access to opportunity, because children need all three to succeed. We advance research and solutions to overcome the barriers to success, help communities demonstrate what works and influence decision makers to invest in strategies based on solid evidence.

    W.K. Kellogg Foundation

    The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.

    The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

    The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged.

    The Walton Family Foundation

    For nearly three decades, the Walton Family Foundation has continued the philanthropic vision begun by Walmart founders Sam and Helen Walton. They had an unshakable belief in the power of individuals to transform their lives. Today the Walton Family Foundation, led by Sam and Helen’s children and grandchildren, focuses on awarding grants that drive not just incremental, but transformative, change. During 2015, the foundation invested nearly $375 million in domestic and international projects that addressed significant social and environmental issues, and sought to create exciting new opportunities. 

    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

    For more than 40 years the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has worked to improve health and health care. We are working with others to build a national Culture of Health enabling everyone in America to live longer, healthier lives.

    TEGNA Foundation

    The TEGNA Foundation is a corporate foundation sponsored by TEGNA Inc. Through its Community Grant Program, TEGNA Foundation empowers the people we serve by supporting nonprofit activities in the communities in which TEGNA does business. Through its other programs, the Foundation invests in the future of the media industry, encourages employee giving, and contributes to a variety of charitable causes.

  • Platinum Partners

    Eli Lilly & Company

    Across the globe, Lilly employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. Our heritage and our values are the foundation of our promise to unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world.

    Comcast NBCUniversal Telemundo

    We are one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

    ESPN Careers

    ESPN is packed with talent, technology and ideas. Every day, we’re doing things that no one has ever done before. All in an exciting work environment where we defy odds and continuously outdo ourselves. You don’t have to be a sports fan to work here. You just have to know what it feels like to win.

    United Airlines

    United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,000 flights a day to 336 airports across six continents. In 2015, United and United Express operated more than 1.5 million flights carrying more than 140 million customers. United is proud to have the world’s most comprehensive route network. Approximately 86,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the world.



  • Diamond Partners


    Buick is an international modern luxury brand offering vehicles with sculpted designs, luxurious interiors and thoughtful personal technologies, along with responsive-yet-efficient performance. Buick is attracting new customers with its portfolio of award-winning luxury models in North America and China. Learn more about Buick cars and crossovers at www.buick.com, on Twitter @buick, on Instagram, or at www.facebook.com/buick

    CBS News

    CBS News is the news and information arm of CBS Corporation, dedicated to providing the best in journalism under standards it pioneered at the dawn of radio and television and continues to set in today's digital age. Headquartered in New York, CBS News includes bureaus across the globe and influential, critically acclaimed programs providing news making features and interviews, investigative reports, analysis and breaking news 24 hours a day, seven days a week, utilizing a multi-platform model for news distribution across television (CBS Television Network), CBSN an interactive 24/7 digital live-streaming broadband network, radio (CBS Radio Network), the Internet (CBSNews.com), and hand-held devices (CBS Mobile).

    Coca-Cola North America

    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world's top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates.


    FCA US LLC is a North American automaker with a new name and a long history. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, FCA US is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA US designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles under the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brands, as well as the SRT performance vehicle designation. The company also distributes the Alfa Romeo 4C model and Mopar products. FCA US is building upon the historic foundations of Chrysler, the innovative American automaker first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925; and Fiat, founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli.

    FOX News

    FOX News is proud to support the 2016 NABJ/NAHJ 2016 Convention with representatives from: FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. A top five cable network, FNC has been the most-watched news channel in the country for more than 14 years and according to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll, is the most trusted television news source in the country. FOX Business Network (FBN) is a financial news channel delivering real-time information across all platforms that impact both Main Street and Wall Street. FOX News Latino (FNL) features news, politics, entertainment, health and lifestyle stories that impact the Latino community living in the US. FOX Television Stations is one of the nation's largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 28 stations in 17 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes.

    TEGNA Inc.

    TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA), formerly Gannett Co., Inc., is comprised of a dynamic portfolio of media and digital businesses that provide content that matters and brands that deliver. TEGNA Media, the broadcast division of TEGNA Inc., is the largest independent station group of major network affiliates in the top 25 markets. Combined, TEGNA informs and engages more than 90 million Americans every month. In 2015, TEGNA Media won 72 Regional and 12 National Edward R. Murrow awards, three Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University awards, 44 NNPA awards, eight NABJ Salute to Excellence Awards, and was named Station group of the Year by Broadcasting & Cable.

    Vox Media

    www.voxmedia.com | @vox | Facebook

    Vox Media builds smart brands that people love in big categories they’re passionate about. We create products to empower the most talented voices and engage hundreds of millions of people with high quality content and experiences.

    Target Corporation


    www.mcclatchy.com | @mcclatchy | Facebook


  • Gold Partners

    Advancement Project

    Advancement Project is a next generation, multi-racial civil rights organization. Rooted in the great human rights struggles for equality and justice, we exist to fulfill America's promise of a caring, inclusive and just democracy. We use innovative tools and strategies to strengthen social movements and achieve high impact policy change.


    McClatchy is a leading news and information publisher offering news, information and marketing solutions in many of the nation's best markets. Every day, our talented employees create and deliver award-winning journalism and advertising solutions to growing audiences and businesses. Our digital and print publications lineup include iconic brands such as the Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star, The Sacramento Bee, The Charlotte Observer, The (Raleigh) News and Observer, and the (Fort Worth) Star-Telegram.  McClatchy is headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol MNI.


    Official Ground Transportation Provider for the 2016 NABJ/NAHJ Convention

    Uber gives people the power to push a button and get a ride, and the power to work on demand. From our founding in 2009 to our launches in over 300 cities today, Uber's rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer. Visit uber.com for more.


    Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s largest international
    multimedia news provider, reaching more than one billion people every day. Over 2,500
    journalists in nearly 200 locations around the globe deliver unparalleled international and
    national news coverage in 16 languages with speed, impartiality and insight to professionals
    via Thomson Reuters desktops, the world’s media organizations and directly to consumers on
    Reuters.com. Reuters stays true to the letter and spirit of the Thomson Reuters Trust Principles,
    ensuring independence, integrity and freedom from bias.

    Planned Parenthood 

    For nearly a century, Planned Parenthood has been one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men and young people, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education. Planned Parenthood health centers and international partners provide birth control, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and lifesaving cancer screenings to millions of people in the U.S. every year. With a presence in all 50 states and Washington, DC, Planned Parenthood has 59 affiliates, which operate approximately 700 health centers. Women, men, and teens from every community and income level view Planned Parenthood as their first-choice provider of care.

  • Silver Partners


    At AT&T, we’re bringing it all together. We deliver advanced mobile services, next-generation TV, high-speed Internet and smart solutions for people and businesses. That’s why we stand alone as a fully integrated solution provider. Fast, highly secure and mobile connectivity – to everything on the Internet, everywhere, at every moment and on every device – is what drives us. It’s reflected in our mission: Connect people with their world, everywhere they live, work and play … and do it better than anyone else.


    Earthjustice is the nation's premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health, to preserve magnificent places and wildlife, to advance clean energy, and to combat climate change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

    The Executive Leadership Council

    The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) is the preeminent membership organization for the development of global black leaders. The ELC is committed to advancing the role and contributions of black executives and preparing the next generation of corporate leaders through its programs and events.

    National Association of Broadcasters

    At AT&T, we’re bringing it all together. We deliver advanced mobile services, next-generation TV, high-speed Internet and smart solutions for people and businesses. That’s why we stand alone as a fully integrated solution provider. Fast, highly secure and mobile connectivity – to everything on the Internet, everywhere, at every moment and on every device – is what drives us. It’s reflected in our mission: Connect people with their world, everywhere they live, work and play … and do it better than anyone else.

    Raycom Media

    Raycom Media, an employee-owned company, is one of the nation's largest privately owned broadcasters and owns and/or provides services for 62 television stations in 42 markets and 20 states. Raycom Media owns or provides services for stations covering over 14% of U.S. television households and employs over 4,600 individuals in full and part-time positions. Raycom Media is headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama.

    Sinclair Broadcast Group

    As a leading over-the-air broadcast television company, our primary business is to engage consumers on multiple platforms with relevant and compelling news, entertainment and sports content. We strive to constantly be at the forefront of leading edge technology and structures to advance the industry.

    USA Swimming

    USA Swimming: Governing Body for the Sport of Swimming from the Olympic Team to age-group swimmers


    Gannett is a next generation media company with unparalleled local-to-national reach through the USA TODAY NETWORK. With the iconic USA TODAY at the helm, plus 107 strong local media organizations in 34 states and Guam, Gannett reaches over 100 million uniques per month by providing award-winning content to a diverse spectrum of viewers. Gannett is committed to connecting people – and the companies who want to reach them – with their interests and communities.

    Al Jazeera Media Network

    aljazeera.com | @AJEnglish| Facebook | LinkedIn

    Al Jazeera strives to deliver content that captivates, informs, inspires and entertains. Launched in 1996, Al Jazeera was the first independent news channel in the Arab world dedicated to providing comprehensive news and live debate. Since then, it’s added new channels and services, with more than 70 bureaus around the world.

    Mary Kay Inc

    Irresistible products. Positive community impact. Rewarding opportunity. For more than 50 years, Mary Kay has offered it all. With 3.5 million Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants and $4 billion in global annual sales, Mary Kay is a top beauty brand and direct seller in more than 35 markets around the world.


  • Bronze Partners

    JSK Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University

    jsk.stanford.edu | @JSKstanford | Facebook

    The John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford University fosters journalistic innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership. Each year, we give 20 outstanding individuals from around the world the resources to pursue their ideas for improving journalism.The program is also co-administrator of the Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism, along with the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford.


    American University

  • Patron

    Turner Sports

    Turner Sports, a division of Turner, is an industry leader in the delivery of premium sports content across all multimedia screens. Turner Sports’ television coverage includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, ELEAGUE, boxing and professional golf. The company also manages some of the most popular sports destinations across broadband and mobile platforms including Bleacher Report and its top-rated Team Stream app, NCAA.com and the critically acclaimed NCAA March Madness Live suite of products, PGA.com and the Sports Emmy Award-winning PGA Championship LIVE, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile sites and connected device apps. Turner Sports and the NBA also jointly manage NBA Digital, a robust collection of offerings including NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NBA Mobile, the NBA App, NBADLEAGUE.com andWNBA.com.

    Events DCPatron

    Visit Philly

    The National Hockey League


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