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#NABJ19 News: Volunteer, Sessions Announced, Discount Codes, J-Shop, Student Projects Anniversary

Wednesday, June 26, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kanya Stewart
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The 2019 NABJ Annual Convention & Career Fair is the premier venue for journalism education, career development and networking opportunities. Each year, the Convention draws thousands of influencers and leaders in journalism, media, technology, business, arts, and entertainment. The time is here to enroll as a volunteer for this year's Convention & Career Fair.
Among the driving forces behind the success of our Annual Convention & Career Fair is the commitment and involvement of volunteers like you. This is your opportunity to sow into an organization that has changed the lives of journalists and communities around the world for 44 years and receive personal upliftment from your contributions. Research has shown that volunteering also has its health benefits.
In addition to helping NABJ, a non-profit organization, volunteers also get to expand their personal networks, earn convention access, enjoy the atmosphere and learn more about the leading organization for journalists of color. As a volunteer, you may be involved in bag preparations, sharing the best about the metro Miami area, showing people where to go for Convention workshops, scanning participants into workshops, room set-up, logistics, and more.
Our priority needis for volunteers who are from the Metro Miami area and can serve on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, and possibly on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. If the project is completed on Saturday, Sunday may not be needed. Volunteers who serve on these days can earn access to the convention the following week. Convention access is granted on a shift-by-shift and day-by-day basis.
For instance, if a volunteer provides six hours of service, they can earn six hours of convention access. These decisions will be made at the discretion of convention volunteer managers. No opportunity is guaranteed. In addition, volunteers are also needed Aug. 7 - 10 throughout the Convention.
Please complete the form that is found here and select shifts that fit your schedule.We also ask that in the space further below the jobs/scheduling selection, please indicate times that you are absolutely NOT available. This allows us to find people who are available if new volunteer needs arise.
Please email nabj19volunteers@gmail.comif there are any questions during or after your completion of the online form. Thank you for your consideration!
Yours in Service,
Rene Richardson
Volunteer Coordinator 2019
Join us for #NABJ19, an extraordinary gathering filled with innovative programs, remarkable presenters and fantastic networking opportunities. Click here to preview our list of more than 100 sessions and events. Additional programming, scheduling and panelist details will be posted late next week. Listed workshops and forums include but aren't limited to:
  • Creating the Viral Headline
  • The Leadership Pipeline
  • Covering Campaign 2020
  • The New Civil Rights Fight: Reporting on Climate Change in the Black Community
  • #StandWithBlackWomen: Telling Stories about Black Women and Girls in the ‘Me Too’ Era
  • Social Justice Journalism – From Cocaine to Opioids: The Impact of Addiction on Children and Reporting
  • Pay Equity
  • Navigating the Merging Lanes of the LGBTQ Community and Sports
  • Getting the Money: Breaking into Audio and Podcasting
  • How Artificial Intelligence is Flipping the Script
  • The Need for Bringing Diversity into Tech Reporting
  • Breaking into Data Journalism: Find the Story Behind the Numbers
  • The Art of Sideline Reporting for the Game
  • Mama & Daddy on Deadline: How to Juggle the Demands of Parenting with a Journalism Career
  • We're Hiring! Find Your Professional Purpose in Public Media
  • Raising Diversity Issues Without Burning Down the Place
  • Securing the Bag: Entrepreneurial Strategies for Freelance Journalists/ Black Women Media Entrepreneurs
  • Managing Your Come Up: How to Navigate Your New Position
  • Maintaining Mental Health on the Job
  • U.S. Presidential Candidates Forum
Remember to register for #NABJ19 online using the code"#LastCall"to receive up to $150 off before July 2. NABJ members who have lost their full-time journalism, public relations or journalism educator job in the past 9 months may apply for our hardship program for no-cost registration here by July 28. Restrictions apply. Be sure to upload your resume for the Career Fair by signing in or up here.
Note:Entry to each event is on a first-come, first-served basis. You may not be able to enter some sessions because of seating capacity. We strongly encourage you to arrive early. Overflow and viewing options will be made available for some sessions and events. Learn more about our special events and workshops at
Your #NABJ19 Convention & Career Fair Special Events Team needs your help as we prepare for our annual gathering.
Each year, during the Salute to Excellence Awards Gala, we honor those journalists, media professionals, journalism educators, and extended family members who have passed away since the last convention after standing with us over the decades.We do this with an In Memoriam video segment.We are asking you to help us gather the names and photographs of those who should be included in the video at #NABJ19 in South Florida.
Please submit names, titles and photographs here no later than July 4 .
Thank you for your help in honoring our departed brothers and sisters.
Mike Woolfolk
Executive Producer of Special Events
The NABJ High School Workshop (JSHOP) is an annual high school journalism workshop held in the host city of the National Association of Black Journalists' Convention and Career Fair.
The 2019 JSHOP will take place from August 6 - 9, 2019 in Miami, Florida. The program will consist of interactive learning opportunities through lectures, presentations, assignments, training and tests. The students will learn multimedia journalism fundamentals for news-gathering, writing, photography, video, radio, blogging and editing. Journalism educators, journalists and college journalism students will provide expertise, mentorship and supervision.
Click here for more details and to apply.
Extended Application Deadline:Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 11:59 pm PDT
As a proud product of NABJ’s Multimedia Student Projects, I am pleased to announce that this year we will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of this unique and invaluable program. For those of you unfamiliar with Student Multimedia Projects (also known as Student Projects), during each annual convention aspiring college journalists are selected to participate in a one-week, intensive workshop.
They are mentored and trained by professionals, who volunteer their time to teach these budding journalists how to publish, produce and file in print, broadcast, radio, digital -- all multimedia platforms. The audience and circulation of the content they produce are the Convention’s attendees. They learn from the best in the business and are exposed to the real-life demands they can expect in the current journalism environment.


My student project week allowed me to be exposed to all that the NABJ Convention & Career Fair had to offer and I secured mentors I still rely on today. We want to hear about your NABJ Student Projects story for our 2019 Campaign "Where Are They Now? 30 Years of NABJ Student Projects.”
We invite alumni to submit a 60-second video about their experience.


You may choose to record it professionally or you may simply record it on your smartphone (horizontal only). We would also love to see photos or videos of you and fellow alumni during your time in the project.
In the video, please answer our two main questions: 1)How was your experience during the process? 2) Where are you now and how has your NABJ experience prepared you for it?


If you have any questions or need further information, please email me at Please make your submissions here.


Yours in the Mission,


Neki Mohan
Chair of the NABJ Student Projects 30th Anniversary Committee

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