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#NABJ17 Workshop Panels and Speakers Announced

Thursday, June 22, 2017   (0 Comments)
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NABJ Announces Workshop Panels and List of Speakers for
#NABJ17 Convention and Career Fair


Washington, DC (June 22, 2017) -- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is pleased to announce its slate of workshop panels and some of the esteemed speakers who will be joining us at the 2017 Convention and Career Fair at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Aug. 9-13, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. About 3,000 professionals, educators and students from across the media industry will be attending the #NABJ17, the largest journalism of color jobs fair and the premier venue for career development and journalism education for members employed in media, business, arts and entertainment, and technology.

See the complete list of cutting-edge #NABJ17 professional development workshops here

Check out the #NABJ17 Career Fair and exhibitor listing here. 

#NABJ17 speakers include:
  • Yamiche Alcindor, The New York Times
  • Jeff BallouAl Jazeera
  • Charles Blow, The New York Times
  • Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences
  • Gene Demby, NPR's Code Switch
  • John Dickerson, CBS's Face The Nation
  • Latoya Drake, Google
  • Jericka Duncan, CBS News
  • Camille Edwards, WABC-TV
  • Janice Huff, WNBC-TV
  • Jennifer Jenkins, Facebook
  • Bomani Jones, ESPN
  • Kenneth Jones, professor of journalism, FAMU
  • Nikole Hannah Jones, The New York Times Magazine
  • Rashida Jones, NBC/MSNBC
  • Shaun King, the New York Daily News
  • Trymaine Lee, MSNBC

  • Roland Martin, TVOne, NewsOne Now
  • Mary Mitchell, Chicago Sun Times
  • DeMarco Morgan, CBS News
  • Marc Morial, National Urban League
  • Dexter Mullins, Now This News
  • Ernest Owens, G Philly/Philadelphia Magazine
  • Amber Payne, NBC BLK
  • Michaela Pereira, HLN
  • April Ryan, NABJ Journalist of the Year, American Urban Radio Networks
  • Darren Sands, Buzzfeed
  • Arthur Sulzberger Jr., The New York Times
  • Al Tompkins, Poynter Institute 
  • Nischelle Turner, Entertainment Tonight
  • Bill Whitaker, 60 Minutes
  • Lauren Williams,
  • Lilly Workneh, Black Voices HuffPost
Pre-Register by June 30 and save: Discounted convention pre-registration rates are still available for the #NABJ17 Convention until June 30. Attendees who pre-register can save up to 30 percent and will have opportunity to participate in more than 75 workshops led by innovative companies including Facebook and Google. Click here for pricing details and to register.
Book Your Hotel Now: Our room block is quickly filling up. Reserve your hotel room at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside ASAP to receive discounted prices or book at the New Orleans Downtown Marriott, our overflow hotel. For hotel booking instructions, click here.

Programming Notes: The NABJ Career Fair opens at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 and closes at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11. Wednesday is primed with a full day of professional development programming, including half- and full-day training sessions and standard workshops that registrants can take advantage of. Please note: Each individual workshop and convention-related programming will require a convention badge to enter the room. Be prepared and register today.

About the National Association of Black Journalists:
An 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 additional information, please visit

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