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2019 NABJ Region II Conference
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2019 NABJ Region II Conference

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 Export to Your Calendar 4/26/2019 to 4/28/2019
When: April 26-28, 2019
Where: Cincinnati, OH 
United States
Contact: Sia Nyorkor, NABJ Region II Director

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NABJ in the NATI: Surviving and Thriving
In today’s news climate, it is important that journalists of all experience levels are constantly refreshed on what it takes to become a mainstay in our community newsrooms and the television news industry without experiencing the burnout we’ve seen in newsrooms across America. In the latest Reuters Institute and the University of Oxford Journalism, Media and Technology Trends and Predictions almost two-thirds of editors, CEOs and digital leaders surveyed are concerned or extremely concerned about staff burnout. There is also a concern (73%) of retention and attraction given the low rates of pay, pace and the pressures of the modern newsroom. In addition to those findings, 56% of those surveyed were concerned about levels of newsroom diversity. This conference will not only teach journalists how to survive but how to thrive in an industry that is faced with new digital platforms, a shrinking television viewership, how to produce meaningful content and gain viewers trust in a climate of constant misinformation.

Opening Reception- National Underground Railroad Freedom Museum
The Greater Cincinnati Association of Black Journalists and VIBE Cincinnati will kick off the NABJ Region II Conference at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, overlooking the beautiful banks along the Ohio River. The ‘Freedom Center’ famously opened in 2004 with the help and support of philanthropists such as Oprah Winfrey and Muhammad Ali and features exhibits, programming and interactive resources to connect millions of visitors to the lessons of the Underground Railroad. We will be joined by the Leaders within the City of Cincinnati, journalism students and professionals, and our sponsors. We will also offer opportunities for visitors to check out the downtown Cincinnati scene filled with music, food, and fun.

General Conference: NABJ in the ‘Nati’: Surviving and Thriving
We will kick off the conference with an early morning Zumba workout with a local instructor. We find it important that our members not only work to take care of their mental and emotional well being but physical as well. The ZUMBA class will be free to all of those registered for the conference.
This year NABJ Region II will host several sessions meant to teach and encourage professional and student journalists working in a news environment that is ever evolving. We’ll do this by having speakers from publications such as the New York Times, NBC News, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Ida B Wells Investigative Reporting Society, Google and so many more. The conference will be attended by journalists from major cities across the Mid-West including Chicago, IL, Minneapolis, MN, Detroit, MI, Cleveland, OH, and Columbus. The participants will represent print, broadcast and digital companies as well as communications professionals, journalism educators, and students.

We will close our conference with a Q&A with award-winning journalists, speaker, author, and philanthropist Soledad O’Brien. This is an opportunity to ask your questions directly who as a journalism veteran has still found ways to survive and thrive.

Later that evening, the Greater Cincinnati Association of Black Journalists will once again partner with VIBE Cincinnati for the Region II Scholarship Jam. (Tickets sold separately)
 Soledad O'Brien
P&G Scholarship Jazz Brunch
In their continued efforts to support black journalists in the Greater Cincinnati community, Procter and Gamble will host the NABJ Region II Scholarship Jazz Brunch. Closing out our three-day conference, this brunch will feature a notable jazz band, feature and recognize columnist, cultural critic, and editor Jamilah-Asali Lemieux.

Career Fair/Professional Development Training
We are in the process of inviting media professionals throughout Region II to the conference, so students will have the opportunity to not only have their work reviewed but to apply for jobs at local and regional stations.

NABJ Visual Task Force
The NABJ Visual Task Force will have a photo booth set up to offer free headshots for those who register. The headshots can be used to your liking.
Jamilah-Asali Lemieux


Subject to change

Friday, April 26                                                                                                     
  Welcome Reception

Night on the Town
Saturday, April 27
  Morning Zumba
  Scholarship Party
Sunday, April 28
  Jazz Brunch


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*Pre-Registration includes Saturday's Scholarship Party and Sunday Brunch

**Onsite Registration includes Saturday's Scholarship Party

Registration Type


by April 19


April 26 & 27

$30 $40
Student Member
$15 $25
$50 $60



Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
151 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202

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To receive the below discounted group rate, reservations must be made by April 5, 2019.  This discounted group rate is also available three days pre/post event, based on availability.
  • Single (King Bed) - $159 (Plus applicable state and local taxes, currently at 17.5%)
  • Double (2 Queen Beds) - $159 (Plus applicable state and local taxes, currently at 17.5%)
*Complimentary standard guest room internet included. 




Thank you to our 2019 Region II Conference Partners





Custom partner opportunities are available. To discuss your options, reach out to Kaylan Somerville, NABJ Development Director, at or 301-405-6986.

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