#NABJAwards: 2021 Salute to Excellence, Hall of Fame, Special Honors

NABJ is proud to announce our 2021 #NABJAward winners and honorees. Playback from the December 4 event is available below. Thank you to our presenting sponsor FedEx, and our partners Caesars Entertainment and NBCUniversal.

Salute to Excellence Winners

Digital Media Winners

Magazine Winners

Newspaper Winners

Television Winners

Radio Winners

Photojournalism

Podcast

PR & Marketing

Collegiate

Categories with no nominees or entries

The NABJ Awards Team will contact those that submitted a winning nomination within the coming weeks to verify information, confirm the mailing address, and share how to order additional awards. Award orders will be processed in mid-January 2022. Questions from winners: Contact awards@nabj.org.

Hall of Fame Inductees and Special Honors Awards
























2021 Hall of Fame inductees:

A.J. Smitherman, Tulsa Star (posthumously)

Claire Smith, Temple University /MLB Writer

Cornelius “Neil” Foote Jr., Foote Communications, LLC/ University of North Texas

Kirk D. McKoy, Kirk McKoy Photography, Formerly L.A. Times

Monica K. Roberts, TransGriot (posthumously)

Rochelle Riley, City of Detroit/Author

Rodney A. Brooks, U.S. News & World Report/Author

Roland S. Martin, #RolandMartinUnfiltered/Black Star Network

2021 Special Honors recipients:

Libor Jany (Star Tribune) – Journalist of the Year Award

Malika Andrews (ESPN) – Michael J. Feeney Emerging Journalist of the Year Award

Art Norman (NBC Chicago) – Chuck Stone Lifetime Achievement Award

Jenise Griffin (Florida Courier/Daytona Times) – Journalist of Distinction Award

Janis L. Ware (The Atlanta Voice) – Legacy Award

Sonceria (Sonny) Messiah Jiles (Houston Defender) – Ida B. Wells Award

Anas Aremeyaw Anas (Insight TWI) – Percy Qoboza Foreign Journalist of the Year Award

Dr. Sherri Marie Williams (American University) – Journalism Educator of the Year Award

Aprill O. Turner (Higher Heights for America) – Patricia L. Tobin Media Professional Award

Tenisha Taylor (Ezekiel Taylor Scholarship Foundation) – Angelo B. Henderson Community Service Award

Giulia Heyward (Hussman School of Journalism and Media) – Student Journalist of the Year Award

The Dallas Morning News – Best Practices Award

Memphis Association of Black Journalists – NABJ Professional Chapter of the Year Award

Howard University Association of Black Journalists – NABJ Student Chapter of the Year Award

Tory N. Parrish (Newsday) – President’s Award

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill & Board ChairThumbs Down Award

Media contact: press@nabj.org

NABJ is proud to announce our 2021 #NABJAward winners and honorees. Playback from the December 4 event is available below. Thank you to our presenting sponsor […]Read MoreFeedzy

NABJ is proud to announce our 2021 #NABJAward winners and honorees. Playback from the December 4 event is available below. Thank you to our presenting sponsor FedEx, and our partners Caesars Entertainment and NBCUniversal.

Salute to Excellence Winners

Digital Media Winners

Magazine Winners

Newspaper Winners

Television Winners

Radio Winners

Photojournalism

Podcast

PR & Marketing

Collegiate

Categories with no nominees or entries

The NABJ Awards Team will contact those that submitted a winning nomination within the coming weeks to verify information, confirm the mailing address, and share how to order additional awards. Award orders will be processed in mid-January 2022. Questions from winners: Contact awards@nabj.org.

Hall of Fame Inductees and Special Honors Awards
























2021 Hall of Fame inductees:

A.J. Smitherman, Tulsa Star (posthumously)

Claire Smith, Temple University /MLB Writer

Cornelius “Neil” Foote Jr., Foote Communications, LLC/ University of North Texas

Kirk D. McKoy, Kirk McKoy Photography, Formerly L.A. Times

Monica K. Roberts, TransGriot (posthumously)

Rochelle Riley, City of Detroit/Author

Rodney A. Brooks, U.S. News & World Report/Author

Roland S. Martin, #RolandMartinUnfiltered/Black Star Network

2021 Special Honors recipients:

Libor Jany (Star Tribune) – Journalist of the Year Award

Malika Andrews (ESPN) – Michael J. Feeney Emerging Journalist of the Year Award

Art Norman (NBC Chicago) – Chuck Stone Lifetime Achievement Award

Jenise Griffin (Florida Courier/Daytona Times) – Journalist of Distinction Award

Janis L. Ware (The Atlanta Voice) – Legacy Award

Sonceria (Sonny) Messiah Jiles (Houston Defender) – Ida B. Wells Award

Anas Aremeyaw Anas (Insight TWI) – Percy Qoboza Foreign Journalist of the Year Award

Dr. Sherri Marie Williams (American University) – Journalism Educator of the Year Award

Aprill O. Turner (Higher Heights for America) – Patricia L. Tobin Media Professional Award

Tenisha Taylor (Ezekiel Taylor Scholarship Foundation) – Angelo B. Henderson Community Service Award

Giulia Heyward (Hussman School of Journalism and Media) – Student Journalist of the Year Award

The Dallas Morning News – Best Practices Award

Memphis Association of Black Journalists – NABJ Professional Chapter of the Year Award

Howard University Association of Black Journalists – NABJ Student Chapter of the Year Award

Tory N. Parrish (Newsday) – President’s Award

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill & Board ChairThumbs Down Award

Media contact: press@nabj.org

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