Welcome to the website of the Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists (GSLABJ), proudly serving the profession and community for more than 35 years.

See details of upcoming meetings and other items at the News and Events page of the site.

The Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists was founded in 1976 by a group of professional African-American journalists to:

  • Encourage and support aspiring black journalists;
  • Recognize and honor outstanding journalistic achievement within the black community;
  • Encourage fair and effective coverage of the black community; 
  • Provide information about employment and related opportunities to GSLABJ members;
  • Better acquaint members of the black community with ways to make effective use of the media; and
  • Link journalists and communicators of varied disciplines.

GSLABJ benefits members and the community through:

  • The Minority Journalism Workshop, a free, multi-week program for high-school students led by volunteers from the GSLABJ and featuring a variety of community leaders as guest speakers;
  • Annual scholarships for aspiring college students;
  • Mentoring for students; and
  • Media forums and other events for the public.

For membership information, click here.

GSLABJ40 brochure cvr.jpg