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.

Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival 

For more information, contact Marga Varea


Marga Varea is an independent engagement and impact consultant for documentary films and cultural events. She has led outreach efforts for films and festivals including the Emmy-nominated, POV documentary “Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North” (Katrina Browne, 2008), the groundbreaking “1913 Seeds of Conflict” (Ben Loeterman, PBS 2014), and the Nation´s Capital Environmental Film Festival on Tour Boston, among others. Marga believes in the power of stories to inspire change and encourage action.  She understands the importance of reaching wide audiences and to extending the life of documentary films through well-designed, multi-platform strategies.
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RABJ partners with 100Reporters to get the word out about film festival in D.C. 

The Rochester Association of Black Journalists is proud to announce that the organization is partnering with 100Reporters to help spread the word about their upcoming investigative film festival called Double Exposure. 

As part of this partnership, RABJ members who are interested in attending the festival will recieve discounted admissions. Please contact any of the RABJ Executive Team to learn more. More information about the festival itself can be found at The festival runs from October 19 to October 22.

Double Exposure, a project of the investigative news organization 100Reporters, celebrates the finest new films inspired by the investigative instinct. It combines film screenings for the public with a professional symposium for journalists and visual storytellers.

Now in its third year, DX does more than just identify and celebrate a new genre of filmmaking. It casts this vital body of work toward recognition as a coherent artistic vision. It connects audience appreciation for creative output to the rights of reporters and filmmakers to pursue investigations in the public interest; it ties stirrings of artistic curiosity to practical consequences and groundbreaking storytelling to policy changes.

As DX 2017 approaches, public awareness of investigative reporting’s importance for a vibrant democracy has never been more urgent–particularly in Washington, epicenter of the assault on verifiable truth. As grave as may be the efforts to stifle watchdog journalism, however, there is also light: a rebirth of relentless investigative reporting alongside exciting new forms of storytelling that mix journalism with film, serial podcasts in audio and video, hybrid storytelling, virtual reality–even poetry.