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Black Journalists Present Best Practices Award to BuzzFeed

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The National Association of Black Journalists  presented BuzzFeed with the organization’s Best Practices Award at its 40th Annual Convention and Career Fair, the nation’s largest annual gathering of minority journalists, which runs through Sunday.

Buzzfeed describes itself as a social news and entertainment company that is redefining online advertising with its social, content-driven publishing technology.

“The company’s hiring practices have placed diversity at the forefront,” said NABJ President Bob Butler. “NABJ applauds BuzzFeed for their effective and diverse hiring practices.”

Errin Haines Whack, vice president-print, said Buzzfeed was “ leading the way among digital outlets in taking seriously the need to expand the pipeline” as it works to create a diverse newsroom that reflects its readership.

“Their leadership has been a catalyst in diversity hiring in digital media, and NABJ is excited to celebrate and encourage that.” she said.

Established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation and provides career development as well as educational and other support to its thousands of members worldwide.

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