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NABJ Sponsor Service Center 2012
Sponsor/Advertising Information 

Thank you for agreeing to sponsor the National Association of Black Journalists Annual Convention and Career Fair, June 20-24 in New Orleans, LA. The NABJ Convention and Career Fair is the premier venue for digital journalism education, career development, and the nation’s foremost leaders in media, business, arts & entertainment and technology. 

The NABJ Sponsor Service Center is designed to assist you as you plan for the convention and serve as a one-stop shop for all your convention needs. As you navigate the Sponsor Service Center, please make sure to review your sponsorship agreement letter for specifics on your complete benefits package. You may also review general sponsor benefits in our Sponsorship Planning Guide.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email Nikki Shedrick  at or 301.405.0719 for more information. The deadline for all sponsorship materials is on or before Friday, May 4, 2012. NABJ cannot guarantee all of your sponsorship benefits if materials are not submitted by deadline.


Deadline: Friday, May 4th 

Upon receipt of your sponsorship agreement, please upload your logo to the NABJ ftp site at

Please title the document "COMPANY NAME - LOGO" 


Complimentary Convention Registration

 Deadline: Friday, April 27th

If your sponsorship level includes complimentary registration, please complete a complimentary registration form according to your sponsorship level below and return via email to


Please put,"Company Name Comp Registration Form" in the email subject line.

Please view your sponsorship agreement letter to determine the number of complimentary registrations and special event tickets that are included in your particular benefits package. A registration form must be completed for each person.  The link below will download a Microsoft Office 2007 file. 

NABJ Sponsor Convention Registration Form 


If you wish to purchase additional special event tickets, please complete the NABJ Sponsor Member Registration Form

Convention Briefcase Insert

Deadline: TBD

Please send an electronic sample of your suggested insert to


Please put, "Company Name Convention Briefcase” in the email subject line.

Once NABJ approves your proposed convention briefcase insert, the convention shipping address along with labeling instructions for your materials can be accessed Shipping Label Information. Please note that we will need 2,500 of your inserts to include in the convention briefcase. 


If you cannot send your insert digitally, please mail a hard copy to the NABJ office by the deadline date. Send materials to:

Nikki Shedrick,Sponsorship Coordinator  

National Association of Black Journalists 
c/o Convention Briefcase Insert 
1100 Knight Hall, Suite 3100 
College Park, Maryland 20742

Advertisement, NABJ Monitor, and NABJ-TV

 Deadline: Friday, May 4

If your sponsorship level includes a complimentary or discounted advertisement, reserve your ad space by sending a digital version of your ad to

Please put, "Company Name Advertisement” in the email subject line.

If your ad is discounted, NABJ will send an invoice for the remaining balance.

1.) Convention Program Book, NABJ Journal, and

For these ad specifications and dimensions, please review our Ad Order Form.

2.)  NABJ-TV

SD 16x9  – QuickTime file using DV/DVCPro NTSC codec

HD – QuickTime file using DVCPro HD codec.

If the ad is under 2GB, please send it to or, attention NABJ TV. If the ad is over 2BG, please notify Nikki Shedrick of NABJ's staff at 301-405-2576 but do not send it.

3.) (Video) 

Please submit your 15-second video as either a Quicktime or Flash video by Friday, May 4.  Please submit your files electronically to For large files, please consider using an ftp site or third-party sharing sites such as

4.) NABJ Monitor

Specs for The NABJ Monitor are forthcoming. 

 We prefer to receive all advertisements digitally; however, if you experience problems sending your electronic ad, please contact Nikki Shedrick at 301-405-2576 or


Exhibit Booth


If your sponsorship level includes a complimentary exhibit booth, please complete the Sponsor Exhibitor Contract and Booth Personnel Form and fax to NABJ at (301) 314-1714 ATTN: Nicki Shedrick. 

Please include "Company Name Exhibit Form” in the email subject line.

Please note that we assign booths on a first-come, first-served basis, so act quickly to ensure the location you want.

 If you would like to purchase exhibit space, please visit our exhibits page for more information. For additional information about exhibit booths, please contact Veronique Dodson at or 301.405.0554. 



Please note that NABJ does not reserve hotel rooms. Each person from your organization will need to reserve his or her own hotel room. For more information on this year’s convention hotel, please visit our hotel page.


If your sponsorship level includes a complimentary eblast, please email a 600px wide by 700px high image to

Please send your eblast by the dates below. Eblasts will be sent within a two week period from each deadline date.

Friday, May 4

Friday, May 18

Friday, June 1

Friday, June 14


Once again, we thank you for your sponsorship. We look forward to meeting you in Philadelphia! 

Please contact Nikki Shedrick at 301-405-2576 or if you have any questions

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