The Rochester Association of
Black Journalists

The Rochester Association of Black Journalists is a chapter of
the National Association of Black Journalists that covers the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.
The organization works to groom future journalists of color, help chapter members thrive in their current roles, and advocate for African-Americans to be depicted in a fair and balanced way in the media.

RABJ's gift to aspiring young journalists of color

​​The Wyoma Best Scholarship was created in 2005 to help future journalists attending colleges and universities in and outside of the Rochester area. The scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating high school senior who plans to study journalism or a communications-related field at an accredited college/university.

Deadline for 2019 applicants

Application Closed for 2019
  1. Managing Director

2018 Scholarship Recipient:
Danielle Fuller

History Of Wyoma:


Justin Myers
St. Bonaventure University

Melea Jones
Nazareth College

Michael Frazier, Jr.
New York University

Kadisha Phillips
Syracuse University

Danielle Fuller is a recent honors graduate of Allendale Columbia School who is now attending New York University and studying filmmaking.
Wyoma Best, who worked for WROC-TV (Channel 8) and WHEC-TV (Channel 10), was Rochester's first female black reporter, anchor and talk show host.  She was a courageous reporter and her work as a journalist helped the FBI to recover a Picasso painting stolen from Memorial Art Gallery. She was also the first black women to serve on the Rochester Board of Education.  Wyoma retired as vice president of communications for the Rochester Business Alliance after more than 25 years in the spotlight of politics, television and business.