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2020 NABJ Region II Conference

 Export to Your Calendar 3/13/2020 to 3/15/2020
When: March 13-15, 2020
Where: Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel
800 Washington Ave.
Saint Louis, Missouri  63101
United States
Contact: Sia Nyorkor, NABJ Region II Dir. and Vanessa Johnson-Evans, Sr. Program Mgr. (vevans@nabj.org)


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2020 NABJ Region II Conference

Telling Our Story!


 

March 13-15, 2020

Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel

800 Washington Ave.

Saint Louis, MO 63101


#NABJinTheSTL



 

Rapidly changing news platforms, the deluge of major news stories and the upcoming presidential election demand skilled and agile journalists.

The Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists (GSLABJ) will focus on these topics and more when it hosts the 2020 National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Region II Conference, March 13-15, 2020, at the Marriott St. Louis Grand in Downtown St. Louis.

“We are excited to host this conference in St. Louis,” said Sharon Stevens, NABJ Region II Conference Chair.  “Guided by the conference theme, Telling Our Story, we are working with local and national partners to present quality programming and workshops that engage conversations about journalism. Particularly conversations that are relevant today.”

The conference is open to working journalists, professional communicators, as well as journalism and communications students.

“We welcome NABJ Region II, which covers 13 Midwestern states,” said GSLABJ President Carol Daniel. “We’ve been the epicenter of national and global coverage, and a launch for so many national voices in the field of journalism. This is the place to be and now is the time to be here.”

As a first for NABJ Conferences, Google will host the Google News Election Training Workshop, which will cover topics such as “How to Visualize Your Election Story.”

The conference will feature a number of panels and events, including the following:

  • Ferguson, Mo.: Impact on Journalism
  • The NABJ Career Fair
  • Scheduled luncheon speaker, Bill Whitaker, 60 Minutes Correspondent
  • Covering The 2020 Presidential Election with moderator Russ Mitchell, former St. Louis news anchor and reporter and current Cleveland WKYC Anchor and Managing Editor
  • Saturday Night Scholarship Fundraiser Party, Sunday Jazz Brunch, and more!

Join Us in St. Louis!

Register Now for #NABJinTheSTL 2020!


CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Subject to change.
Friday, March 13
Evening Welcome Reception at the STL Blues Museum
Saturday, March 14
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Room: Landmark Foyer 1
Registration

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Room: Landmark 5-7

Ferguson: Six Years Later


10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Room: Landmark 1

So, You Want to be A Network or National Reporter

Moderator:
Kathy Chaney, Deputy Managing Editor, Chicago Sun-Times
Panelists: Deon J. Hampton, Investigative Reporter, Cincinnati Enquirer
Steve Patterson, Correspondent, NBC News
Vicki Mabrey, Retired Correspondent, CBS' 60 Minutes
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Room: Landmark 2                                                                                                                                                                 
Podcasting For Reach | Sponsored by Knight Foundation and PRX
Thinking of starting a podcast but unsure of how to stand out in a crowded market(or even where to start)? This interactive workshop led by PRX’s podcast training team will help you make sense of it all from the ground up. Through Using design thinking and a series of hands-on exercises, you’ll learn strategies to confidently make key early decisions and identify the ways you can create a podcast that’s meaningful for your audience. About PRX.
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Room: Washington Room
Job Fair

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Room: Statler
Lunch with Bill Whitaker

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Room: Landmark 5-7
Google News Lab Election Training

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Room: Landmark 1
PIO Panel
Stuck calling a general communications line? Hitting a wall with a spokesperson? Can't understand the information online? Want to build a better relationship with PIOs, communication directors and more? This panel is designed to let journalists hear about the experiences of current and former PIOs, learn tricks journalists should use to get better stories and get them faster than their competition. Attendees will be able to ask the panelists questions.

Moderator:
Beverly Isom, Executive Communications Specialist, Nestle Purina
Panelists: Captain Garon Mosby, Command Staff Officer/Public Information Officer, St. Louis Fire Department
Sean Hadley, Public Affairs Manager, Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District
Schron Jackson, External Communications Director, Schnuck's
Anthony Kiekow, Executive Director of Communications, Riverview Gardens School District
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Room: Landmark 2

Podcasting For Reach | Sponsored by Knight Foundation and PRX
Thinking of starting a podcast but unsure of how to stand out in a crowded market (or even where to start)? This interactive workshop led by PRX’s podcast training team will help you make sense of it all from the ground up. Through Using design thinking and a series of hands-on exercises, you’ll learn strategies to confidently make key early decisions and identify the ways you can create a podcast that’s meaningful for your audience. About PRX.
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Room: Landmark 2

Covering the 2020 Election: How to Gain Access, Report Fairly and Stay True to Yourself
This session will focus on covering the upcoming presidential election. Participants will share tips as well as their experiences covering politics.

Moderator: Russ Mitchell, Managing Editor and Lead Evening News Anchor, WKYC-TV
Panelists: James Hill, Senior News Director, Detroit Free Press
Lewis Diuguid, Freelance Writer, Lecturer, Author and Media Consultant
Jo Mannies, Former Reporter and Columnist, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Alexis Rogers, Anchor/Reporter, WLWT News 5 Cincinnati
10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Room: Statler

Reception
This party will support Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists' Minority Journalism Workshop Scholarships. Cash bar and light appetizers. $20 per ticket in advance and $25 at the door.
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Sunday, March 15
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Room: Statler
Jazz Brunch
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By March 12, 2020
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After March 12, 2020
Member $35 $45
Non-Member $50 $60
Student $25 $35
Student Non-Member $40 $50

Registration Cancellation Policy

  • All requests for refunds must be submitted online through the Special Event Refund Request Form. Telephone cancellations will not be accepted.

  • Professional member registration cancellations received on or before the pre-registration deadline, will be eligible for a refund, less $10 administration fee ($5.00 for students).

  • Cancellations/refunds will not be made for requests received after pre-registration deadline. No Exceptions.

  • Refunds will be processed four to six weeks after the event.



HOTEL

 

 St. Louis Hotels  

Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel

800 Washington Ave.

Saint Louis, MO 63101

(314)418-5854



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Standard room - $159 per night + applicable state and local taxes (currently at 18.929%)

 

PARTNERS

 

Thank you to our 2020 NABJ Region II Conference Partners

 

                       

 

 

                         



                         



                        



         


Custom partner opportunities are available. To discuss your options, reach out to JoAnne Lyons Wooten, NABJ Director of Development, at jlwooten@nabj.org or 301-405-6986.


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