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April Ryan Kicks Off 2019 NABJ Media Institute Carousel of Programming

Thursday, February 14, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kanya Stewart
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Training and development are at the core of NABJ's historic mission. This spring, we invite you to take advantage of the diverse opportunities we have made available in various regions via our skills-based trainings and regional conferences. 

I am excited about the programming we have scheduled, as NABJ has excelled at providing quality journalism training and skills development year-round. We anticipate upwards of 1,500 registrants at this spring's NABJ Media Institute Programs. 

White House Correspondent April D. Ryan, 2017 NABJ "Journalist of the Year," will be among the roster of experts speaking about diversity at our #NABJBasics Bootcamp in Raleigh, N.C., from Feb. 15-16. Ryan has been covering urban issues from the White House since the Clinton era. 

Register to hear from Ryan this Friday night, where her books will be available for purchase and proceeds will benefit student scholarships. Click here for details. Don't forget: radio personality and Comedy Central's Roy Wood Jr., of the "Daily Show with Trevor Noah," will also join the roster to provide storytelling tips during the bootcamp.

The NABJ Millennial Media Summit at Columbia University on March 2 features panelists from Axios, Spectrum News, TheGrio, Bloomberg Business and ESSENCE. There is something at this event for both emerging and seasoned members, including a discussion on the state of the industry and protecting black women in the era of #MeToo. 

The Media Institute on Health and Education is slated for March 29-30. The first-ever NABJ Goes to Silicon Valley "Tech Trek" takes place May 1-4. This groundbreaking program is a new model for NABJ with mobile training taking place at designated locations in the Bay Area. More details to come on both programs. 
NABJ's regional directors are working to present members with top-notch programming to amplify your professional skills. This year marks the 400th anniversary of African slaves being forced upon the shores of Virginia. NABJ Region I's convening will commemorate that anniversary with a thought-provoking program -- "Reclaiming Our Story: Guardians of Our History Since 1619 and the True Responsibility of Black Journalists Today " -- that includes a job fair and resume critiques at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications at Hampton University. 

At the Region II Conference in Cincinnati, you may receive a new professional headshot courtesy of the NABJ Visual Task Force, hear from Soledad O'Brien and Jamilah-Asali Lemieux, and attend a reception at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Museum. 

The Region III Conference brings a special Investigative Reporters & Editors training that includes certification and a discussion of online hate by Dr. Michelle Ferrier of FAMU. Registrants will receive a private tour of the 16th Street Baptist Church, where four little girls were tragically murdered in 1963. 

Please join us for 2019 spring NABJ Media Institute programming and events as follows. (Click on the event listing below for more information.)


February 15-16

NABJ Basics Bootcamp - Shaw University - Raleigh, N.C.


March 2

NABJ Millennial Media Summit - Columbia University - New York City


March 29-30
NABJ Media Institute on Health and Education - Washington, D.C.

May 1-4 
NABJ Goes to Silicon Valley Tech Trek - Bay Area

These targeted training programs, in each NABJ region, are just a build up to what the association expects to be an epic and record-breaking #NABJ19 Convention in Miami. NABJ anticipates about 4,000 convention registrants at the "Largest Journalism Jobs Fair" in the country from Aug. 7-11. Registration details are here. Please take advantage of our early-bird special and chapter discounted rate that ends March 1.

You can register and learn more about these upcoming programs by clicking the banners below.

See you soon!

Sarah Glover
NABJ President



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