NABJ Region IV ConferenceRenew • Refresh • Reunite: Reboot to take your career to the next level!Roberts Riverwalk Hotel1000 River Place DriveDetroit, MI 48207October 10-12, 2014
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) will host the Region IV Conference on October 10-12, 2014 at the Roberts Riverwalk Hotel in Detroit, Michigan.Hosted by NABJ's Region IV Director and local chapter leaders, this year's conference will feature diverse programming for freelance and transitioning journalists, public relations practitioners, entrepreneurs and students.Conference attendees will have the opportunity to network with other journalists, public relations professionals and entrepreneurs in workshops that will cover topics such as the deadline is now, covering the auto beat, writing across platforms, making it to management, and landing that first gig.
2014 NABJ REGION IV CONFERNECE
It's not just about landing that interview ...journalists are doing so much more in this digital age, live tweeting, live chats, posting to Instagram, taking photos and shooting video. With deadlines looming, what's the best approach? This panel will explore those topics and much more.
Chief of Police James E. Craig began his career in law enforcement with the Detroit Police Department in1977. Forced to relocate due to department layoffs, Chief Craig began working for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in January 1981. After a 28 year career with LAPD, Chief Craig was appointed to the position of Chief of Police for the Portland (Maine) Police Department on May 4, 2009. During his tenure as Chief of Police, he commanded a department of 215 sworn and civilian employees. Chief Craig was credited with reducing violent crime by 10% by utilizing a comprehensive CompStat process which focused on command accountability and problem solving.
On August 4, 2011, Chief Craig was selected as the 13th Chief of Police for the Cincinnati (Ohio) Police Department and the first African-American and person outside of Cincinnati to hold this position. He was responsible for leading a department of 1,500 sworn and civilian personnel. Under Chief Craig's leadership, the morale of the rank and file was greatly improved, which equated to an increase in the officers' overall productivity and performance.
On July 1, 2013, Chief Craig was appointed as the 42nd Chief of Police for the Detroit Police Department, bringing Chief Craig's law enforcement career full circle. Chief Craig is responsible for leading a department of 2,800 sworn and civilian personnel. Chief Craig's top priorities are to abate and reduce violent crime and to increase the morale of the rank and file. Since his inception in July 2013, Chief Craig has made significant changes and improvements to the department's organizational structure and processes; redefined community partnership and achieved a reduction in crime.
BLURRED LINES: WRITING ACROSS PLATFORMSWhether you’re a journalist or a public relations professional, providing content that can be shared across platforms is key to conquering the battle for viewers, listeners and readers. This panel of experts will share the secrets to their success.Moderator: Zahra Huber, Reporter, Editor and Producer at WWJPanelists: Greg Dunmore, Multi-Media Journalist, Pulsebeat.tv Mark S. Lee, Talk Show Host CBS Detroit's WXYT 1270 & Blogger Tamekia Ashford, President of the National Black Public Relations Society, Detroit Chapter & PR Consultant
STUDENT CRITIQUESAlicia NailsMaia BelayRob DavidekVickie ThomasFelecia HendersonJerome VaughnAndrew Humphrey
Register Today and Save!Pre-Registration Deadline: Friday, October 3, 2014
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