8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
Andrew Mendelson, Associate Dean, CUNY J-School, @andrewmendelson
Sarah Glover, President, National Association of Black Journalists, @sarah4nabj
9:15 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. This Year in Black Social Media
Dr. Williams & Dr. Clark join us via Skype to discuss this past year in black social media. We will explore trending topics, ongoing themes and how black social media has changed since our last conference.
Dr. Sherri Williams, Wake Forest University, @SherriWrites
Dr. Meredith Clark, University of North Texas, @MeredithClark
Moderator: Chelsea Fuller, Co-Chair, Young Journalists Task Force, @fulloffaith22
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Black Media Post-Election
How will black media and black journalists operate during the Trump Presidency? Our panelists will explore this topic and explain how they are continuing to produce outstanding journalism.
Wesley Lowery, Washington Post, @WesleyLowery
Cherri Gregg, KYW Newsradio Philadelphia, @CherriGregg
Jamiles Lartey, The Guardian & NABJ Emerging Journalist of the Year, @JamilesLartey
Errol Louis, Spectrum NY1 & CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, @ErrolLouis
Moderator: Walter Smith-Randolph, Young Journalists Task Force, @WalterReports
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Social Media Break/Grab Lunch
Take this time to update your Twitter Lists, add to a Storify, follow your neighbor, exchange business cards and grab lunch to get ready for our lunch speakers. Please use #BlackTwitter17 for all social media posts. Bathrooms are located to the left of the stage. Lunch is catered.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Chat & Chew with Blavity & Buzzfeed
Join Sylvbia Obell from Buzzfeed and Branden Harden from Blavity to discuss how the two organizations operate in the social media spectrum.
Sylvia Obell, Buzzfeed, @SylviaObell
Brandon T. Harden, Blavity, @BrandonTrevion
1:10 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.Social Media Activism
This panel takes a look at how activism and activists use social media. It will also examine how movements start on social media. From #DAPL to #BlackLivesMatter, we’re taking a deep dive into how movements start, evolve and make news via social media.
Tyler Tines, SB Nation, @TylerRickyTines
Steve Pargett, The Dream Defenders, @DreamDefenders
Aaron Morrison, Mic. com, @AaronLMorrison
Moderator: Chelsea Fuller, Senior Communications Manager, Blackbird Communications
2:20 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. Top Tools & Branding for Social Media
How do I get a blue check mark? How do I brand myself? What are Twitter moments? How do I not saturate the social media market? You have questions, our panelists have the answers.
Jozen Cummings, Bleacher Report, @JozenC
Rhonda Elnaggar, Buzzfeed, @Rhonda_Elnaggar
Benet Wilson, AviationQueen, @BenetWilson
Jamiles Lartey, The Guardian, @JamilesLartey
Moderator: Walter Smith-Randolph, Investigative Reporter, WWMT (CBS West Michigan)
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. What’s Next is Now in Social Media
NABJ President Sarah Glover of NBC Owned TV Stations and Sinclair Broadcasting's Manny Fantis and Teghan Collins explore emerging trends in social media, including Facebook Live. The trio will provide insights into digital job opportunities and the skills companies are looking for in job candidates. This panel will help sharpen your social skills. Take notes & tweet!
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Mixer at CUNY Cafe
Please join us in the CUNY Cafe to exchange business cards, talk about what we learned and learn more about upcoming NABJ & CUNY events.