2015 NABJ Region III Conference Cruise
Theme: "Navigating the Future of Journalism: Charting a New Course"
Carnival Cruise LInes
March 5-8, 2015
Sailing from: Port Canaveral, Florida (Orlando)
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) will host the Region III Conference on March 5-8, 2015 on the Carnival Cruise Lines to Nassau, Bahamas.
Hosted by NABJ's Region III Director and local chapter leaders, this conference will feature diverse programming for freelance and transitioning journalists, public relations practitioners, entrepreneurs and students.
Region III College Scholarship
Sunday, March 31, 2015
NABJ Region III wants to award a scholarship to a deserving college student enrolled in a school in Region III (AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN). The candidate must have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a journalism career, a record for community service, and financial need.
Specific Application Requirements:
•Must major in journalism or a communications-related discipline
•Must demonstrate a record of community service
•G.P.A. requirement: 3.0 or higher
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) was founded by 44 visionaries all of whom believed in fostering an exemplary group of professionals honoring excellence and outstanding achievements by journalists.
In celebration of the 40th anniversary, and the mission of the founders, how do you see yourself as a visionary journalist, influencing how news will be gathered in the digital age? What is your mission in producing meaningful work that will change the world? Lastly, what are your intentions as a visionary to provide a more entrepreneurial or innovative mindset and mission to your work, the industry, and NABJ? (1,000 - 2,000 words)
General Application Requirements:
•Official College Transcript
•Three (3) References
For more information, please email NABJRegion3@gmail.com.
2015 NABJ REGION III CONFERENCE CRUISE
March 5-8, 2015
Port Canaveral, FL - Nassau, Bahamas
THURSDAY - MARCH 5, 2015
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FRIDAY – MARCH 6, 2015
SATURDAY – MARCH 7, 2015
Open and Welcome - Gayle Hurd, Region III Director
Chapter Greetings - R3 Presidents
Invocation - Scott Berry, NABJ Program Manager
“First on the Horizon: Lessons from the Early Voyagers”
Moderator - Ken Lemon; WSOC-TV, NABJ Video
The March on Selma Today
WTVM-TV Birmingham - News vignettes commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Selma, Alabama.
Troubled Waters: From Selma to Ferguson: 50 Years Later, the March Continues…”
Moderator: Ken Smith, WRAL-TV
Speakers: Steve Crump, WBTV, Charlotte via Skype from Selma, Alabama during the 50th anniversary commemoration of the March on Selma, also known as “Bloody Sunday”. Discussion on recent police shootings involving African Americans. Comparison of the impact of media fifty years ago during the Selma marches and today’s racially charged news events.
Morning Session II –“Stay the Course or Sail into a New Port: Transitioning between Careers” - Powered by Wells Fargo
Panelists: Tenisha Bell, President & CEO, Perfect Pitch Media Group, LLC ; Kortni Alston, Doctoral Student/Graduate Teaching Asst. Univ. of Florida College of Journalism and Communications. Discussion with journalists who rose to success in their fields who after time and trial, decided to change course and pursue a different career path. Find out how these journalists made the transition out of the newsroom, and if a new career is on the horizon for you.
Panelists: Graeme Newell, President, 602 Communications.
Find out how a consultant works. Assess the value of working with a consultant with someone who charts the course of media outlets across the country. How effective is using outside help in improving newscasts and the look and presentation of the news on multiple platforms? Ask the expert!
Afternoon Session I
(A) Career Building Workshop: “Getting Shipshape: Resume & Interview Critiques” . What’s on your Manifest? Is your resume and/or job search materials effective? Students and professionals bring their resumes, reels, clips and their A-game to mock interviews and receive valuable advice from experienced journalists and managers.
Afternoon Session III: “Going Below Deck: When Social Media becomes Anti-Social”.
Panelists: Alexis Mitchell-WBTV, Ken Smith, WRAL-TV. When is using social media to get a story going too far? Ways to best react to posts by the public and address Cyber-bullying of journalists.
Region III Achiever and Scholarship Awards - Powered by Wells Fargo
Dinner with Region III
Dine with your conference mates in the R3 Section of the Formal Dining room.
"R3 Rocks the Boat: Last Night on the Ship"
Take time after the workshops end to meet and greet attendees or continue conversations started with panelists or fellow R3 members on the last night of the cruise!
SUNDAY – MARCH 8, 2015
Return to Port Canaveral
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