NABJ Region III Conference to Focus on Diversity T.J. Holmes to Keynote Event
Washington, D.C. (March 3, 2014) —The 2014 National Association of
Black Journalists (NABJ) Region III Conference will be held March 7-9,
2014 in Charleston, South Carolina. The conference theme is: Diversity,
Inclusion and YOU: The New DIY. The event will examine media diversity
and the demise of programs created to promote inclusion, with a
Roundtable Discussion segment moderated by Dedrick Russell, NABJ Vice
President, Print and reporter at WBTV-TV Raycom Media.
Today's media professionals must wear many hats—they must be able to not
only write the story, but shoot video and produce. “The DIY Boot Camp:
Act Like a Reporter, Think Like a Producer” workshop was designed to
help journalists adapt to the changing requirements of their jobs due to
the increasing online components of the newsroom.
The workshop, “Leveraging Diversity: Making Yourself More Marketable,”
will answer how journalists can make themselves more marketable, while,
“Public Relations and Finance” is for those reporters who have
transitioned into public relations and marketing. This workshop will
address what tools a journalist needs to become a marketer for a big
business, specifically in the financial arena.
Students attending the conference will have an opportunity to have their
interviewing skills critiqued by actual hiring managers in a "speed
dating" style session.
Raycom Media will host the professional workshop, “The Bottom Line: The
Cost of Diversity,” moderated by Kerry Charles, anchor, WGHP-TV,
"There is something for all media professionals in this conference.
Everyone attending should receive valuable information to take home",
said NABJ Region III Director and Conference Program Chair, Gayle Hurd.
T.J. Holmes, an award winning journalist and internationally recognized
television personality who is currently with NBC and CNN, will be the
keynote speaker at the Region III Achievers and Scholarship Awards
Luncheon, sponsored by Wells Fargo.
NABJ Region III Conference: When: March 7-9, 2014 Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel Charleston
4831 Tanger Outlet Blvd.
Charleston, SC 29418
Online registration is available until March 7, 2014. To register, visit www.nabj.org.
advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the
largest organization for journalists of color in the nation, and
provides career development as well as educational and other support to
its members worldwide. For more information, please visit www.nabj.org.