This is a modern take on the traditional newsroom - an alliance of local arts writers hired by Broward Cultural Division to tell the stories of Broward's artists, arts organizations, culture, history and creative profiles. The program vets, trains and hires writers at competitive market rates to provide content for local publications.
In April 2017 Writers and journalists from the South Florida region are invited to apply for a Call to Writers for the Broward Arts Journalism Alliance (BAJA).
Writers were then be selected by a committee of Cultural Division staff, area editors, local media professionals and faculty members of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
The Call to Writers was open to journalists, freelance writers, bloggers, artists, editors, reporters, media broadcasters and content providers (with a special interest in covering theater, dance, film, music, film, spoken word, new media, literary work, public art, visual, interdisciplinary, performing arts). Writers who have resided in Broward, Miami Dade, Palm Beach, Martin, or Monroe counties for a minimum of 12 months and have proof of residence were eligible to apply.