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File #: 190416    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 5/16/2019 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 5/16/2019
Title: Recognizing Sarah Glover for her historic tenure as the 21st President of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Sponsors: Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Johnson
Attachments: 1. SignatureCopy19041600
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Recognizing Sarah Glover for her historic tenure as the 21st President of the National Association of Black Journalists.
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WHEREAS, Founded in 1975, the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is the largest organization for journalists of color in the United States. NABJ's roots began in the City of Brotherly Love with the birth of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists, its founding chapter, in 1973. NABJ has numerous Philadelphia founders, such as Chuck Stone (also NABJ's first president), Acel Moore, Claude Lewis, Sandra Dawson Long Weaver, and Joe Davidson. NABJ is committed to alerting media outlets of the importance of fairness in the workplace for Black journalists, as well as advocating for fairness in the coverage of communities of color. In pursuing its salutary mission, NABJ also serves to strengthen ties between and grow solidarity among Black journalists across the nation; and
WHEREAS, Every two years, NABJ elects a president to promote and facilitate these goals, choosing from among the best and brightest journalists across the nation. In 2015, Sarah Glover was elected to serve as NABJ's 21st President as her career, which spans more than two decades, has evolved from award-winning photojournalist to digital journalist; and
WHEREAS, Glover is intricately tied to the Philadelphia Area, as a resident of Greater Philadelphia and with stints working for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and NBC10 Philadelphia. While at the Daily News, Glover led the video team on the "Tainted Justice" series, which would go on to win the Pulitzer Prize. She currently works as the manager of social media strategy at NBC Owned Television Stations based out of 30 Rock in New York City. She also serves on the advisory boards of The Press Forward and the Power Shift, both nonprofit organizations created to address #MeToo and equity issues in the media industry; and
WHEREAS, As President of NABJ, Glover has raised the Organ...

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