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3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Interactive Session IV

The Gamification of News 
Gamification is the act of applying the technology, look and feel of video games to a task or tool. It serves to make education or the dissemination of information more fun. Gamifying the news may seem new but this strategy has actually been around for some time. It just has not gone mainstream — yet. This panel of game experts will share their experiences involving news gamification and discuss ways to make storytelling more enjoyable for journalists and audiences.

Presenters:
Latoya Peterson, Owner and Editor, Racialicous.com 
Manuel "Mani” Saint-Victor, Founder, Marveloper Media 
Scott Anderson, Co-founder and Lead Programmer, Enemy Airship 
Andrew Humphrey, Meteorologist and Reporter, WDIV-TV Local 4

A Working Journalist’s Guide: Obama Administration Insiders You Need To Know 
Gamification is the act of applying the technology, look and feel of video games to a task or tool. It serves to make education or the dissemination of information more fun. Gamifying the news may seem new but this strategy has actually been around for some time. It just has not gone mainstream — yet. This panel of game experts will share their experiences involving news gamification and discuss ways to make storytelling more enjoyable for journalists and audiences.

Presenters:
Maureen Bunyan, Anchor, WJLA-TV
Kevin Lewis, Director of African American Media, The White House
Anthony Coley, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Daren Briscoe, Deputy Press Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
Derrick Plummer, Press Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Adora Andy, Press Secretary, U.S. Department of Justice

Doing More Work With Less Time and Less Money 
The roles and responsibilities of traditional journalists and creators of new media content are merging. Members of each group can learn from the other and this session seeks to join NABJ members from both worlds. This session pairs Shawn Williams who made his mark in the new media world with Stacy Morrow who has worked for multiple television news organizations. They will talk about their day-to-day activities and how they are able to meet the insatiable appetite today’s audiences have for content. This happens through using mobile and social media tools along with an attention to time management.

Presenter:
Stacy Morrow, Web Producer, KHOU-TV

Entertainment Freelancing 101 
Top entertainment editors answer your questions about the golden pitch, how to get paid, how to become a regular and more. Panelists will discuss and answer all of your burning questions about how to make a living doing what you love and working for yourself in a niche that continues to grow.

Presenters:
Kelley L. Carter, Freelance Entertainment Journalist
Adrienne Samuels, Senior Editor, Ebony Magazine 
Bob Meadows, Deputy Editor, Essence Magazine 
Amy Elisa Keith, Living Editor, Glo.com

From the Playing Field to The Press Box 
Professional athletes are accustomed to answering – and sometimes dodging – the tough questions. What is it like leaving the game and being on the other side – now being paid to publicly constructively criticize others? This workshop features those who have made the switch.

Presenters:
LaVar Arrington, Sports Radio Host, WJFK FM, former NFL Player
Jim Rice, Baseball Analyst, Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee
LaChina RobinsonWNBA Analyst, NBA TV
Masai Ujiri, General Manager, Denver Nuggets 
Michael Smith, Senior Writer, ESPN

Authors Showcase
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Making of a Bestseller 
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Isabel Wilkerson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of The New York Times bestseller The Warmth of Other Suns, shares what went into the making of the epic book that brings to life one of the greatest underreported stories of the 20th Century – the mass migration of African Americans that reshaped modern America.

Presenter:
Isabel Wilkerson, Author, The Warmth of Other Suns

Healthy NABJ: State of Black Women’s Health 
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Living up to images of strong African-American women with iron backbones and Teflon feelings may be causing some of the ailments disproportionately plaguing women of color – heart disease, obesity, stress, depression, diabetes, cancer, fibroid tumors, violence and preterm delivery. There is a health crisis plaguing women of all colors, but certain illnesses affect African-American women more chronically. This panel explores why black women bear the brunt of some diseases, illuminates facts about underreported health challenges, such as suicide and eating disorders, and explains how making self care a priority can help families and communities overall.

Presenters:
Michelle J. Stewart, Registered Dietitian, Founder, Michelle Stewart Consulting & Associates
Dr. Gayle Porter, Co-Director, The Gaston & Porter Health Improvement Center
Dr. Marilyn H. Gaston, Co-Director, The Gaston & Porter Health Improvement Center

A Brand New Game: 40 Years since Title IX 
Before 1970, women were essentially stonewalled in the sports world, even moreso than in some other facets of society. In 1972, Title IX came along and helped advance women dramatically in the sports arena. In this panel, pioneers and beneficiaries of Title IX discuss the changing landscape as well as the obstacles that remain.

Presenters:
Lisa Salters, Reporter, E:60, Correspondent, ESPN
Laurel Richie, President, WNBA 
Graham Watson, Sports Blogs Editor, Yahoo!
Paula Madison, Owner, Los Angeles Sparks

In the Wake of No Child Left Behind, Where Do We Go From Here? 
The Obama Administration has removed the teeth from No Child Left Behind, and education reform has been stopped in its tracks, marred by cheating scandals in Atlanta and Washington, D.C. Meanwhile, black children are in need of an education. In this session, a distinguished panel of educators tackles the achievement gap in elementary, middle, and high schools, discusses the gender gap on the campuses of historically black colleges and universities, and offers solutions for what the African-American community can do to help its children.

Presenters:
Rehema Ellis, Education Correspondent, NBC News 
Kira Orange–Jones, Executive Director, Teach For America/Greater New Orleans; Member, State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
Walter M. Kimbrough, Ph.D., President, Dillard University 
Tim Melton, National Legislative Director, StudentsFirst
Virgil Smith, Vice President,Talent Acquisition and Diversity, Gannett

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