WASHINGTON, DC -- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced the winners for its 2012 Salute to Excellence Awards. The competition honors work from print, television, radio, online, photojournalism, and public relations.
Winners were announced Saturday, June 23, 2012 at an annual gala celebration during NABJ's 37th Annual Convention and Career Fair in New Orleans, the largest gathering of minority journalists in the country.
WKYC Channel 3 News anchor Russ Mitchell was honored in the Network Television -- General Assignment: Short Form category for
"Anniston Freedom Riders Anniversary" on the CBS Evening News Weekend Editions and his piece on "Harry Belafonte" won in the Feature: Long Form category which aired on CBS News - Sunday Morning newscast.
The National Association of Black Journalists is an advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C.
NABJ is the largest organization of journalists of color in the nation, NABJ provides educational, career development and support to black journalists worldwide.