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Call for Proposals Open for 2011 NABJ Convention and Career Fair

Wednesday, January 5, 2011   (1 Comments)
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Call for Proposals Open for 2011 NABJ Convention and Career Fair

Session Topic Proposals for "The Power of Now: Claiming Your Destiny” due on February 1

WASHINGTON, DC (January 5, 2011) – The National Association of Black Journalists is accepting proposals for session topics to be presented at the 2011 Convention and Career Fair, the largest gathering of African- American journalists and media professionals. The 36th annual event will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa. on August 3-7, 2011.
As NABJ returns to Philadelphia, with its history of empowerment and action, NABJ invites proposals for sessions that will teach current and future journalists new, relevant skills and push them to execute their professional goals.
The Convention Programming Committee  lead by Programming Chair, Dr. Sybril Bennett seeks innovative, educational and entrepreneurial proposals that tie into our theme, "The Power of Now: Claiming Your Destiny.” All presenters must have demonstrated expertise in their subject areas and come prepared to teach and challenge convention attendees.
"We are seeking strong and quality submissions that will demonstrate NABJ’s commitment to digital journalism education,” said Bennett. "Our goal for this convention is to become the largest convention in the country devoted to digital journalism education for people of color. Convention attendees will acquire skills to collaborate within the digital environment, such as creating a blog, developing a mobile app or producing a data visualization project. We want registrants to leave with the confidence to transform their aptitude into action.”
Proposals may be submitted for the entire group at the convention, for smaller breakout sessions, short courses, learning labs as well as sponsored meal functions. Sessions are generally 90 minutes in length.
Each proposal will be reviewed by the Convention Programming Committee. Proposals must be submitted by February 1, 2011. The individual listed as the "Coordinator" will be notified of the status of their proposal no later than March 15, 2011
For additional information on proposal submissions, please visit: .
An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization of journalists of color in the nation and provides educational, career development and support to black journalists worldwide. For information, contact Ryan Williams at or (301) 405-0248. 


William D. Jackson says...
Posted Monday, February 14, 2011
Looking forward to attending and hopefully presenting at this historic conference. I recently joined the NABJ and would like to expand my Blogging in education, technology and family issues that need and should be addressed by the media. My Blog sites are: Looking forward to sharing ideas, blog ideas and collaboration. Wm Jackson

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