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NABJ Region III Conference to Focus on Diversity

Monday, March 3, 2014   (0 Comments)
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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, Greensboro.

"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


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