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The official program book for the National Association of Black Journalists Convention & Career Fair.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Welcome ................................................................... 5
Convention Sponsors ............................................... 24
NABJ Board & Staff .................................................. 27
Location Details ........................................................ 34
Convention Maps ..................................................... 36
Schedule-At-A-Glance ............................................. 38
Convention Highlights ............................................. 40
Daily Schedule ........................................................... 48
Exhibit Hall Map ....................................................... 95
Exhibitors ................................................................... 96
Special Honors .......................................................... 105
Membership ............................................................... 130
Acknowledgements ................................................. 132
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Dear NABJ Family,
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Black Journalists, our
staff, and NABJ’s Convention Planning Committee, it is my honor to welcome you to the
association’s 38th Annual Convention and Career Fair at the Gaylord Palms Resort and
Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
The 2013 convention theme is “People, Purpose, Passion: The Power of NABJ.” As we
commemorate the 38th anniversary of our organization, let us reflect on NABJ’s mission
and continue to uphold the legacy of journalistic excellence. NABJ is a leading voice that
advocates for better representation of African-Americans in media coverage. Our members
continue to break barriers with innovative stories on issues and needs in our communities nationally and internationally.
This year’s convention will be a special treat for attendees from the youngest to the oldest. Whether you’re a student
trying to break into the business or a veteran journalist trying to thrive in new media—NABJ’s workshops will help
you take your career to the next level. You’ll learn strategies on how to market your journalistic skills in and out of the
newsroom, how to get the big stories, and how to use the latest technology tools to better your craft and further your
career.
In addition to the professional development workshops, there will be thought-provoking plenary sessions which discuss
breaking news, industry changes, and hot topics.
If you’re looking to pursue a new professional opportunity and would like to strengthen your networking skills, I
encourage you to visit our career fair. Dozens of recruiters and companies will be on-site to interview candidates,
critique work samples, and offer valuable advice on what employers are looking for in new hires.
When most people think of Orlando, they think of Walt Disney World. NABJ is proud to have partnered with Walt
Disney World Parks to offer each convention registrant two free tickets to Disney World. Also, Disney has more
surprises in store for the attendees at the welcome reception.
We will recognize some of the most widely read and viewed work produced by members during the Salute to
Excellence Gala, and present special honors to our Journalist of the Year, Emerging Journalist Award recipient,
Journalism Educator of the Year, professional and student Chapters of the Year, among other honorees. This prestigious
event is the only awards program in the country that honors exemplary coverage of African and African-American
people or issues exclusively.
NABJ members will also have the opportunity to fellowship with one another at the Sports Task Force Jam Party,
Celebrity Golf Tournament, Gospel Brunch, Author’s Showcase, 5K Run, Casino Night, and other special events.
I would like to thank our Convention Chair Carol Ash, Program Chair Benét Wilson, Honorary Convention Chair and
Journalist of the Year Roland Martin, our Executive Director Maurice Foster, and the NABJ staff for working so tirelessly
in planning what promises to be a memorable convention.
Thank you for being here. May you leave here empowered and inspired.
In service,
Gregory Lee, Jr.
NABJ President
FROM THE NABJ PRESIDENT
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To my NABJ Family and Friends,
It is my honor to welcome you all to Orlando, Florida for the 2013 NABJ Convention
and Career Fair.
NABJ has the esteemed reputation for hosting the premier venue for professional
development, journalism education, and the nation’s leaders in business, arts and
entertainment, and technology. From media executives to seasoned professionals to
young journalists seeking first-time opportunities, no other organization facilitates such
an essential gathering of minority journalists in the world.
The convention would not be possible without the leadership of NABJ’s Board of Directors, the hardworking
national offi ce staff, the dedicated Convention Planning Committee led by Chair Carol Ash, our generous
sponsors, and a long list of consultants and volunteers. I salute outgoing President Gregory Lee, Jr. for his service
and I wish him the best in his future endeavors.
NABJ has had a great year of engaging programs and events. From our esteemed Hall of Fame Induction
Ceremony to our informative Media Institutes on Health, Energy, and Political Reporting, the organization
continues to provide the essential resources and tools our members need to succeed in the media industry.
Additionally, we continue our commitment to nurturing the next generation of journalists and media professionals
with our scholarships, internships, and multimedia programs.
I encourage you to take full advantage of everything this convention has to offer. The program schedule is packed
with great speakers, special events, and of course the career fair is available to help you find your next professional
opportunity.
This year’s theme, “People, Purpose, Passion: The Power of NABJ,” is not just a catchphrase. It is a call to action
for us all to remember the mission of this great organization and the power it has to ensure that our issues and
needs are being addressed.
I hope you enjoy your time in Orlando and this convention is memorable for you.
Yours in Service,
Maurice Foster
Executive Director, National Association of Black Journalists
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To each of you who has journeyed to the National Association of Black Journalists’ 38th
Annual Convention and Career Fair, I sincerely thank you. Thank you for registering
for the convention, for booking a flight, for reserving a hotel room, for coordinating a
workshop or special event, and for helping sponsor a student or member in need. It is
you, the members and friends, the extended NABJ family, who make our conventions
memorable events full of transformative experiences.
This year we have the good fortune to be here in sunny central Florida. Kissimmee is
family-friendly, full of interesting attractions, and good food. The lavish Gaylord Palms
Resort & Convention Center will not disappoint. Sitting on 63 acres, it boasts five
restaurants, a full spa, two pools, and a water park for the kids! As a NABJ convention
attendee, you will also enjoy convenient amenities such as free in-room wireless internet, free gym access, and
complimentary transportation to nearby Disney properties.
Our convention theme “People, Purpose, Passion: The Power of NABJ” inspired our team to craft a convention
that will offer you hands-on training, the opportunity to participate in insightful conversations, and networking
with people who will become invaluable resources and good friends for years to come.
In addition to dozens of workshops, we have endeavored to ensure events that are staples during NABJ
conventions such as the Salute to Excellence Gala, the Sports Task Force Party, NABJ Presents moving screenings,
and the NABJ Gospel Brunch don’t disappoint. We have many surprises lined up!
The media industry continues to evolve and to change. In order to thrive and not just survive I urge you to attend
this convention with an open mind and a thirst for knowledge. Move around the Gaylord intent on both learning
and enjoying yourself.
Finally, I would like to thank President Gregory Lee, my assistant Aprill Turner, Program Chair Benet Wilson,
Honorary Chair Roland Martin, the entire Convention Programming Committee, Special Event Producers, the
NABJ National Offi ce staff, and the NABJ Board of Directors for their commitment to planning an outstanding
convention.
It is my sincere hope that you will leave this convention with a clearer idea of your professional purpose, that you
feel empowered to pursue your passions, and that you have a new appreciation for the power of NABJ.
Regards,
Carol D. Ash
NABJ 2013 Convention Chair
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FROM THE PROGRAM CHAIR
Dear NABJ Family:
I would like to personally welcome you to our annual convention here in Orlando.
I am honored to be your Program Committee chair for a second year.
On behalf of the 2013 Program Committee, I thank each and everyone of you
who helped us create such a strong slate of workshops. Our goal was to create
programming that helps members stay relevant in increasingly challenging
newsrooms, no matter what the platform.
To that end, I believe we have created a balance of workshops and speakers that
not only offer up the latest tools and technology and the basic skills of effective
storytelling, but also tackle the issues that continue to crop up in our ever-changing industry. It is important
that NABJ provide its members with the knowledge and tools they can take back to their newsrooms the day
after our convention is over.
We have provided workshops for all our members: journalists, students, educators, policy makers, and
communicators. Workshop topics include mobile journalism tools, becoming an effective television producer,
finding a job in social media, career options in radio, making the transition to public relations/communications,
and Celebrity Reporting. We also have a strong slate of Deep Dive Learning Labs and the UNITY New U
Start-Up Loft, designed for those going after their entrepreneurial dreams.
I encourage you to take full advantage of our programming, which offers thousands of dollars in the latest
tools, tricks, and techniques. But don’t forget to take some time to enjoy yourself in Orlando, a city that has a
lot to offer. I wish you a fun and successful convention!
Warm regards,
Benét J. Wilson
2013 Convention Program Chair

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Dear Friends,
As Mayor of Orange County, I heartily welcome the National Association of Black
Journalists for its 38th Annual Convention and Career Fair. We are honored that you
chose to have your event at the beautiful Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center.
Orange County has much to offer to make your event memorable. Most significant, last year we hosted more
than 56 million visitors from around the world. Aside from our beautiful Florida weather, we are home to more
than 90 attractions and exciting theme parks, a world-class convention center, an award winning international
airport, more than 150 world-renowned golf courses, a wide variety of sport events, fine museums, great
shopping, cultural activities and many natural wonders which make our region unique.
Additionally, our region is also home to top rated higher education institutions, the 2nd largest convention
center in the nation and a burgeoning community of biotech, life sciences and research facilities, which have
been recognized around the world for its forward thinking success. We are truly proud of being a major
international destination and hope you are able to enjoy as much as possible throughout your stay.
Orlando, the largest city in Orange County, was cited as one of America’s ten best cities in which to live and
work. We are extremely proud of that distinction and honored that you chose Orlando to host your Annual
Convention and Career Fair.
Enjoy your stay and best wishes for a successful event!
Sincerely,
Teresa Jacobs
P.O. BOX 1393, 201 SOUTH ROSALIND AVENUE, ORLANDO, FL
32802-1393PHONE: 407-836-7370 • FAX: 407-836-7360 • Mayor@ocfl.net
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GREETINGS,
As Mayor of the City of Orlando, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the “City Beautiful” and to
the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) 38th Annual Convention and Career Fair. I
hope that your event is a successful one, as attendees explore the theme “People. Purpose. Passion:
The Power of NABJ.”
Orlando is a City on the rise.
I encourage those of you visiting Orlando to experience all of the things that make Orlando one of
the fastest growing, most business-friendly and quality of life-centered cities in our nation.
Underneath a skyline that has doubled in just the last five years, our dynamic, bustling Downtown is
alive with fine dining, exciting night life, fabulous shopping, year-round outdoor activities, arts and
culture, professional sports and abundant parks.
Our vibrant and diverse culture is evidenced by the many distinctive neighborhoods that dot our
City. I invite you to walk our red brick, tree lined streets, visit our beautiful historic districts or our
Downtown Arts District and take in Orlando’s crown jewel, Lake Eola Park.
Again, welcome to Orlando! We are happy to have you here and hope you enjoy taking part in the
wonderful experiences that can only be found here.
Best wishes for a productive conference and continued success. I hope you enjoy your time here
and I hope you visit Orlando again soon.
Sincerely,
Buddy Dyer
Mayor
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
ORLANDO CITY HALL • 400 SOUTH ORANGE AVENUE • PO BOX 4990 • ORLANDO, FLORIDA 32802-4990
PHONE 407-246-2221 • FAX 407-246-2842 • www.cityoforlando.net
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FROM THE HONORARY CHAIR
Brothers and Sisters of NABJ,
Since my first NABJ regional and national convention in 1989, I have loved this
organization and strongly believe in its principles. As we gather in this magical city
known for Walt Disney World, beaches, and my favorite thing to do – golf! – let us
remember the magic of NABJ.
The convention theme is “People, Purpose, Passion: The Power of NABJ,”
and I hope this will encourage you to reflect on how our founders were
trailblazers and how our members continue to make a positive impact
on the media industry.
We must work hard to preserve our legacy and continue to tell our stories.
And we must continue to aggressively promote the interests of Black journalists in all media forms.
Our conventions are like no other. NABJ strives to provide workshops and programs that will help hone
your skills and learn new ones. Additionally, I encourage you to take advantage of the special events
and take the time to network. NABJ conventions are where dreams are fulfilled and new opportunities
are seized.
As a 24-year member – and now a life member – I’ve watched NABJ grow and I am looking forward
to seeing what the future holds for our great organization.
Have a great time in Orlando!
Yours in service,
Roland S. Martin
2013 NABJ Honorary Chair
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I’d like to welcome each of you to Orlando and NABJ’s 38th Convention and Career
Fair. It’s an exciting time for NABJ’s Student Education Enrichment and Development
(SEED) program as we continue to train the next generation of journalists and media
professionals.
Through SEED, thousands of dollars in scholarships are given to deserving students
who are pursuing journalism and other media related fields as a career. Many get their
first internship and job as a result of their relationship to NABJ’s student programming.
In addition, many high schoolers acquire their first love for journalism through our high
school program.
The highlight of the year for SEED is the Student Projects in which we bring college students from all over the
country to our convention and give them real-world journalism and communications experience. These students
produce newscasts, a newspaper, a website and help manage a communications offi ce. They conduct the
interviews and write the stories. They take the thought-provoking photos and produce the cutting-edge video.
And of course all this could not be achieved if it were not for our dedicated professional members who serve as
mentors.
I’d like to thank everyone who has helped SEED grow into one of, if not the best, short-courses for college
students in the country. Those professional members who took the time to read and score our scholarship and
intern submissions, I thank you. Those in the national offi ce who help SEED achieve its mission of student training,
I thank you.
And finally, I would like to thank every media company and business in the Orlando region that has helped make
the Student Projects 2013 a success. The use of your newsrooms, printing press, personnel and staff has been
invaluable to SEED’s overall mission. And to NABJ’s members, thank you for attending the convention. You are
truly our greatest asset today and tomorrow, and we could not accomplish what we do without your support.
Throughout this conference, I ask you to stay engaged, proactive and continue to help SEED shape the future of
the industry.
My personal respect and thanks goes out to all of you.
Demorris Lee
NABJ SEED chair
FROM THE NABJ SEED CHAIR
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FROM THE REGION III DIRECTOR
NABJ Friends and Family,
On behalf of Region III, welcome to the magical land of Orlando for the 38th Annual
NABJ Convention and Career Fair! We are truly in a fantastic place where dreams are
not only created, but made into a reality.
As we gather and reunite with old colleagues and new emerging professionals, let us
not forget our true purpose. We are agents of change and need to focus on using our
voices to positively represent our people. Invest not only in your future as a journalist,
but in yourself as a professional.
Take the time to visit one of the workshops on adapting to the modern newsroom, using the latest developments
in technology to take journalism to the next level, learning a new technique, and honing old skills at one of the
many workshops offered.
With museums, botanical gardens, a vibrant nightlife, and over 100 attraction parks, Orlando is place full of fun
and exciting things to do!
Thank you for coming to join us! Dream big, work hard, and enjoy all that this convention has to offer!
Sincerely,
Dedrick Russell
NABJ Region III Director
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FROM THE CFABJ PRESIDENT
Dear NABJ family,
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to Central Florida for the National Association
of Black Journalists’ 38th Annual Convention and Career Fair.
I didn’t know in 2001 when I attended my second ever NABJ convention right here in
Orlando that 12 years later I would have spent a significant part of my career here, but
I’m so glad I have!
When most people think of Central Florida, they think of childhood theme park
adventures. But the journalists who live and work here know that far beyond the gates
of magical kingdoms is a part of the country that often finds itself the center of the nation’s attention.
Whether talking about the important “I-4 corridor” voting block during presidential election years, controversial
trials like the Casey Anthony case or the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, stories that start
local quickly become national.
The journalists of CFABJ are excited to host you in our backyard, where the news cycle has more ups and downs,
twists and turns than any roller coaster ride you could ever dream of!
But since Central Florida is also famous for showing visitors a good time, we won’t let you leave without
experiencing some unforgettable entertainment. Two recent Powerball winners have come from Central Florida
so maybe some of this area’s winning streak will rub of on you as you try your luck at CFABJ’s Thursday night
fundraiser, A Night At The Casino! The event will feature celebrity dealers, great prizes and the hottest music!
Thank you for being a part of the 2013 NABJ Convention and Career Fair!
Sincerely,
Syan Rhodes
President, Central Florida Association of Black Journalists
Blacks Helped Shape the Nation’s Top Travel Destination
By Alicia Mitchell
C
entral Florida is a place rich in history and culture with significant contributions by African-
Americans. The area is anchored by Orlando, the most visited destination in the United States,
drawing more than 50 million visitors each year. The region has year-round warm weather and is
home to many of the nation’s greatest theme parks.
The early African-American population of Orlando was primarily concentrated in what is now known as
downtown. During the segregation era, blacks and whites were prevented from dining at the same restau-
rants or sitting in the same theaters. Segregation extended to public parks, beaches, hotels, stores, entertain-
ment and libraries.
Conditioned to perform the necessary work at hand, African-American leadership in Orlando blossomed.
One of Orlando’s first black doctors, Dr. Williams Monroe Wells, constructed the Wells Built Hotel in 1926 to
provide lodging for black musicians on tour in Orlando.
Dr. Wells also had the resources to build the South Street Casino. Entertainers who performed there often
checked into the hotel after completing their performances. Music legends Ray Charles, B.B. King, Louis
Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie and other black musicians were guests of both the hotel and casino.
Destination:
Central
Florida
Courtesy Visit Orlando
Baseball legend Jackie Robinson left his historic footprints in the Sunshine State
on March 17, 1946, when he walked on the field and broke the color barrier in Minor
League Baseball. City Island Ball Park, now named Jackie Robinson Ballpark, held the
first racially integrated spring training baseball game. Robinson originally trained in
Sanford, Florida but relocated to Daytona Beach after being run out of town by racists.
On the 50th anniversary of Robinson breaking the color barrier in Major League
Baseball, the mayor of Sanford issued a proclamation apologizing for the events in
1946 and proclaimed April 15, 1997, Jackie Robinson Recognition Day in Sanford.
About 15 miles southwest of Sanford, 27 African-American men voted to incorporate
Eatonville on August 15, 1887. After the Civil War, many African-Americans devel-
oped communities on their own, centered on education and religion. Founded on
this tradition, Eatonville is recognized as the oldest incorporated all-black town in the
United States. It’s affectionately known as home of the Zora Neal Hurston Festival,
an annual showcase of arts, literature and culture that celebrates Hurston as a writer,
anthropologist and folklorist.
A trailblazer in photography, E.B. Mitchell,
became the first African-American photo-
journalist for the Orlando Sentinel in 1963.
Mitchell, originally employed to capture
Orlando’s African-American community in
the Sentinel’s “Negro Edition,” began tak-
ing pictures for the main newspaper in the
1960s. The Sentinel later established the E.B.
Mitchell Photojournalism Scholarship for
Minorities in honor of him.
Mary McLeod Bethune, a child of former slaves who believed education provided
the key to racial advancement, made history in Daytona. She was the 15th of 17
children and the only to attend school. With a dream to start her own school with
a budget of $1.50, she made a down payment of 50 cents on a rundown two-story
house.
The Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute for Negro Girls opened in 1904 with
just five students. The school evolved into a high school, then a junior college, and
then, in 1941, a four-year institution. By this time, it was known as Bethune-Cookman
College. It became Bethune-Cookman University in 2007 after establishing its first
graduate program.
Alicia Mitchell is a student at the Connecticut School of Broadcasting and a resident of Orlando.
Mary McLeod Bethune
Jackie Robinson
Downtown
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sports, live
entertainment
and night
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Courtesy Visit Orlando
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21st Century Fox
AARP
Adobe
Al Jazeera Media Network
American Society of News
Editors (ASNE)
Black Alliance for Educational
Options
Bloomberg
Business Wire
CBS News
Chevron
Chrysler Corporation
CNN
Comcast|NBCUniversal
CQ Roll Call, An Economist
Group Business
Disney Sports
Dixon Golf
Dow Jones Foundation
Eli Lilly and Company
ESPN
FedEx Corporation
Fox Searchlight
Gannett Foundation
General Motors Company
Google
Hewlett Packard
J. William and Mary Diederich
College of Communication,
Marquette University
Jamba Juice
JVC Professional Products
Company
Kaiser Permanente
KCTV Meredith
Knight-Wallace Fellowship
Major League Baseball
Market Wired
Manfrotto
Medill, Northwestern University
Morgan Stanley Wealth
Management
Multicultural Marketing
Resources, Inc.
NASCAR
National Basketball Association
National Football League
Neighbor to Family, Inc.
News Corporation
Planned Parenthood Federation
of America
Prudential Financial, Inc.
Raycom Media
REMY Cointreau
Rent-A-Center
Reverence Gospel Media
Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation
SAG-AFTRA
Sennheiser
Southern Poverty Law Center
Southwest Airlines
The Africa Channel
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Coca-Cola Company
The McClatchy Company
The Newseum
The Weinstein Company
TV One
Toyota Foundation
Turner Sports
U.S. Virgin Islands
VISIT FLORIDA
WCAU TV-NBC
WHBQ-TV Fox
WIS-TV
WSB-TV Cox
SPONSOR LIST
FRIENDS
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PRESIDENT
Gregory H. Lee, Jr.
Executive Sports Editor
South Florida Sun Sentinel
VICE PRESIDENT/
BROADCAST
Bob Butler
Reporter
KCBS Radio
VICE PRESIDENT/PRINT
Errin Haines-Whack
Reporter, Virginia Politics
Washington, Post
SECRETARY
Lisa D. Cox
TV News Producer
KTLA-TV Los Angeles/Tribune
TREASURER
Keith Reed
Senior Editor
ESPN The Magazine
PARLIAMENTARIAN
Cindy George
Health Reporter
Houston Chronicle
REGION I DIRECTOR
(Conn., Maine, Mass., N.H., N.J.,
N.Y., Pa., R.I. and Vt.)
Sherlon Christie
Sports Reporter
Asbury Park Press
REGION II DIRECTOR
(Del., D.C., Md., Va. and W.Va.)
Corey Dade
Freelance
REGION III DIRECTOR
(Ala., Fla., Ga., Miss., N.C., S.C.
and Tenn.)
Dedrick Russell
Reporter
WBTV, LLC/Raycom Media
REGION IV DIRECTOR
(N.D., S.D., Neb., Iowa, Ill., Ind.,
Ohio, Ky., Minn., Mich., Wis.)
A. J. Ross
Multimedia Journalist
WKYC
REGION V DIRECTOR
(Ark., Colo, La., Kan., Mo., N.M.,
Okla. and Texas)
Mary Benton
Reporter
KPRC-TV (NBC)/
Post-Newsweek
REGION VI DIRECTOR
(Alaska, Ariz., Calif., Hawaii,
Idaho, Mont., Nev., Ore., Utah,
Wash. and Wyo.)
Michele Fitzhugh-Craig
Editor-in-Chief
shades Magazine
ASSOCIATE
REPRESENTATIVE
Dawn Roberts
Managing Partner/Founder
KD Communications Group
STUDENT
REPRESENTATIVE
Wesley Lowery
2012 Graduate, Ohio University
Metro Reporter
The Boston Globe
NABJ STAFF
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Maurice Foster
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Taylor Osborne-Smith
FINANCE MANAGER
Nathaniel Chambers
MEMBERSHIP MANAGER
Veronique Dodson
PROGRAM MANAGER
Jannice Hodge
DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Harry Carter
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
Scott Berry
CONSULTANT
Paul Brock
COMMUNICATIONS
COORDINATOR INTERN
Kyleah Starling
PROGRAM ASSISTANT
INTERN
Faith Jessie
DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT
Janaé Bryant
FINANCE ASSISTANT
Iris Smoote
MEMBERSHIP ASSISTANT
Taynaia Quigley
PROGRAM ASSISTANT
Lisa Waldschmitt
PROGRAM ASSISTANT
Veronica Rice
NABJ BOARD & STAFF
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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT TASK FORCE
The NABJ Arts and Entertainment Task Force is available to members who cover arts and entertainment. Joining this group is
a great way to connect to the broader arts and entertainment community.
Co-Chairs: Kelley L. Carter, Entertainment Journalist
Adrienne Samuels Gibbs, Senior Editor, Ebony Magazine
ASSOCIATE MEMBER’S TASK FORCE
The Associate Member’s Task Force (AMTF) includes part-time journalists, part-time freelance writers, educators, marketing
and public relations professionals, as well as other media professionals. The purpose of this task force is to advance the cause
of issues related to these sectors and to NABJ.
Chair: Gabrielle Maple Lee, Account Supervisor, Fleishman Hillard- NY
BLACK PRESS TASK FORCE
The Black Press Task Force includes journalists and owners of black media outlets. The group’s purpose is to advocate on
behalf of black-owned media and to foster camaraderie amongst journalist in this space.
Chair: Tené Croom, Tené Croom Communications
BROADCAST TASK FORCE
The Broadcast Task Force includes radio and television journalists. The group’s purpose is to champion diversity in newsrooms
across the country, and to inspire camaraderie among broadcast journalists.
Chair: Will Wright, Manager of Digital Production, NBC News
COPY EDITORS TASK FORCE
The Copy Editors Task Force includes copy desk managers, copy editors, news editors, line editors, layout and design editors
and, yes, recruiters. The groups purposes are to inspire the camaraderie among editors across the country; to share ideas
about editing; and to discuss the ups and downs of working a non-traditional schedule. We also encourage college students to
pursue copy editing and other careers in newsrooms.
Chair: Diane M. Hawkins, Copy Editor, Louisville Courier-Journal
DIGITAL JOURNALISM TASK FORCE
As technology is enhancing journalism and transforming the media landscape, journalists must adapt and use new tools in
order to survive and thrive. The Digital Journalism Task Force keeps NABJ members on the cutting edge as they navigate
rapidly evolving newsrooms.
Chair: Benét J. Wilson, Director of Media Relations, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
NABJ TASK FORCES
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FOUNDERS TASK FORCE
The Founders Task Force includes NABJ Founders, Past Presidents and former National Board Members with at least 25
years of membership in NABJ. The group’s purposes are to re-affi rm NABJ’s founding principles and fortify NABJ through the
contributions of its members’ time, talents, historical perspectives and collective memory in alignment with the organization’s
mission and strategic plan.
Chair: Maureen Bunyan, NABJ Founder, News Anchor/Correspondent, WJLA-TV (Washington)
GLOBAL JOURNALISM TASK FORCE
The Global Journalism Task Force promotes coverage of and about the African/African-American experience worldwide.
Co-Chairs: Rochelle Riley, Columnist, Detroit Free Press
Jeff Ballou, Congressional Producer, Al Jazeera Network
LGBT TASK FORCE
The mission of this task force is to unite NABJ’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members so they may support and
strengthen one another and to assist the NABJ in carrying out its mission of inclusion and excellence.
Co-Chairs: Jonathan Adams, Public Information Offi cer, Lambda Legal
Kimberley McLeod, Director of Communications, National Black Justice Coalition
POLITICAL JOURNALISM TASK FORCE
The Political Journalism Task force is comprised of journalists that cover local, state, and national politics. The group’s purpose
is to provide support and programming for political journalists.
Chair: Sonya Ross, Race & Ethnicity Editor, AP
SPORTS JOURNALISM TASK FORCE
The NABJ Sports Task Force promotes diversity in America’s sports departments and provides programming toward
developing the next wave of America’s sports journalists.
Chair: Marc Spears. NBA Writer, Yahoo! Sports
VISUAL TASK FORCE
The NABJ Visual Task Force provides a venue for visual journalists in the areas of photojournalism, design and informational
graphics, broadcast photojournalism, and visual leadership for newspaper, magazine, broadcast, and online publications.
Chair: Sonja Foster, Photo Editor, Bloomberg
YOUNG BLACK JOURNALISTS TASK FORCE
The Young Journalists Task Force provides a forum and support for fellow journalists in their first few years. The Task Force
annually recognizes emerging journalists doing exemplary work.
Co-Chairs: Talia Buford, Reporter, Politico
Felicia Brown
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MEMBERSHIP
Locating new members, reclaiming former members,
retaining current members, and creating programs for
this purpose. It also shall be responsible for evaluating all
membership applications and affi liate chapter applications.
Chair: Georgia Dawkins, KSLA-TV
PROGRAMS
Developing and implementing programs for the annual
national convention.
Convention Chair: Carol Ash, Kennedy King College
Program Chair: Benét J. Wilson,
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
AWARDS
Developing and distributing criteria for various national
journalism categories in the annual NABJ Salute to
Excellence awards contest.
Chair: Ray Metoyer, WNEG-TV (Athens, Ga.)
MEDIA MONITORING
Monitoring the national media for discrimination and other
injustices to people in the African diaspora in their coverage
and employment practices. It shall report to the Board of
Directors and the membership issues of concern.
Chairs: Eric Deggans, Tampa Bay Times
CONSTITUTION AND OPERATING
PROCEDURES
Considering any proposed amendments to the Constitution
and Operating Procedures suggested by any full member.
The Committee shall make recommendations on such
changes to the membership for consideration according to
the guidelines established by the Constitution and Operating
Procedures.
Chair: Sharyn Flanagan, USA Today
FINANCE
Provide financial advice to ensure the Board of Directors
successfully meets its financial goals. The committee shall
also be available to provide financial advice and counsel to
the President, Treasurer and Board of Directors; review and
advise the Board on the annual budget; review spending
and income quarterly. It shall be comprised of the NABJ
Treasurer, two former NABJ treasurers, two independent
financial advisors, and a top executive from a media
company.
Chair: Condace Pressley, News/Talk 750 WSB
COUNCIL OF PRESIDENTS
Foster effective chapter management, develop strategies for
chapters to recruit and retain members, develop strategies
to assist chapters in raising funds for scholarships and
other award programs. It shall also aggressively recruit
members to NABJ and work to reach a consensus and
make recommendations on how mutual problems can be
addressed and resolved within NABJ.
Chair: Sarah Glover, NBC10 Philadelphia
ELECTIONS
Oversee the election process and develop the rules that
apply to it. The committee shall set candidate standards,
rules, regulations and qualifications for nominations and
regulations governing the process and arbitrate any disputes
to that procedure. The Board of Directors will have the
authority to supersede decisions of the Committee by a two-
thirds vote of the Boards members.
Chair: Glenn Rice, The Kansas City Star
COMMUNICATIONS
Actively develop, implement, and execute a communications
strategy for NABJ.
Chair: Christopher E. Nelson, NBC News
DEVELOPMENT
Actively pursuing new business partnerships and fundraising
initiatives for NABJ
Chair: Lynn Norment, Carol H. Williams Advertising
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MEDIA INSTITUTE
The Media Institute offers professional development
opportunities, technical training, historical documentation,
and educational programs.
Chair: Doug Mitchell, Co-Director “NewU” Entrepreneur
Fellowship Program/Career Coach, “Knowledgewebb.net”
STUDENT EDUCATION ENRICHMENT &
DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS (SEED)
The SEED program provides valuable benefits for student
members by placing student interns at media companies
nationwide; providing over 12 scholarships annually; and
coordinating the NABJ Convention student projects.
Chair: Demorris Lee, Tampa Bay Times
High School Program: Russell LaCour, Tulsa World
NABJ JOURNAL
Published online and twice a year in print, the NABJ Journal
provides news and information about NABJ activities, its
members, chapters, and journalism organizations with
similar goals. Distributed to NABJ Members and individual
subscribers, the NABJ journal explores industry-related
issues, trends, and lifestyles as they affect African-Americans
while examining the media’s triumphs and deficiencies, as
well as spotlighting outstanding achievements of journalists
so that others may learn and emulate.
Managing Editor (Print): Bonnie Newman Davis,
North Carolina A&T State University
Managing Editor (Online): Marlon A. Walker,
Detroit Free Press
SPECIAL HONORS
NABJ Special Honors represent the highest awards NABJ
can bestow upon a member. NABJ members, affi liate
chapters, and others nominate those who represent the
best among black journalists. Awards include the Lifetime
Achievement Award, Legacy Award, Journalist of the Year,
and Emerging Journalist of the Year.
Chair: Leisa Richardson, Indianapolis Star Tribune
HALL OF FAME
Legendary black journalists who have made outstanding
contributions to journalism are inducted yearly to the NABJ
Hall of Fame.
Chairs: Maureen Bunyan, WJLA-TV (Washington); Hall of
Fame NABJ Founder
PRINT ADVOCACY
Upon the direction of the Vice-President of Print, this
committee completes an annual census of managers in print
newsrooms.
Chair: Don Hudson, The Clarion Ledger
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PROGRAM BOOK STAFF
EDITOR: Rod Hicks,
East Desk Editor, The Associated Press
COPY EDITOR: Melanie Eversley,
Reporter, Breaking News Desk, USA Today
COPY EDITOR: Sharyn Flanagan,
Copy Editor, USA Today
COPY EDITOR: Sherylle Linton Jones,
Associate Director Marketing & Public Relations,
Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Kyleah Starling, NABJ
STAFF LIAISON: Jannice Hodge,
Program Manager, NABJ
DESIGNER: Antone Amye,
Page Designer, Detroit News
CONTRIBUTING WRITER: Alicia Mitchell,
Student, Connecticut School of Broadcasting
CONTRIBUTING ARTIST: Kofi Myler,
Multimedia Artist, Detroit Free Press
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2013 SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE
5K RUN
Dawn Angelique Roberts, Founder &
Managing Partner, KD Communications
Group; Associate Representative, NABJ
AUTHORS SHOWCASE
Doug Lyons, Editorial Writer,
South Florida Sun Sentinel
HEALTHY NABJ
Cindy George, Health Reporter, Houston
Chronicle; Parliamentarian, NABJ
GOSPEL BRUNCH
Georgia Dawkins, Producer, KSLA-TV,
Shreveport, Louisiana
CELEBRITY GOLF
TOURNAMENT
Walter Kirkland, Tournament Director
Galen Gordon, Coordinating
Producer – First Take, ESPN
Stan Verrett, Host, ESPN
CONVERSATIONS
& COCKTAILS
Kelley L. Carter, Entertainment Journalist;
Chair, Arts & Entertainment Taskforce
Keith Reed, Senior Editor,
ESPN the Magazine; Treasurer, NABJ
Andrea Watson, Journalism
Graduate Student, Columbia College
EXECUTIVE SUITE
Duchesne Drew, Managing Editor
for Operations, Star Tribune
Neil Foote, President and CEO,
Foote Communications
OPENING CEREMONY &
RECEPTION
Manny Smith, Web Managing Editor,
DiversityInc Media
PLENARIES
Christopher Nelson, Assignment Editor,
NBC News
Manny Smith, Web Managing Editor,
DiversityInc Media
Irving Washington, Director of Operations,
Online News Association
SALUTE TO EXCELLENCE
Marcus Foster, Producer, WSB-TV, Atlanta
Glenn Marshall, Reporter, WICS-TV,
Springfield, Illinois
Laveta Moore, President & CEO, LDM
Productions, Chicago
2013 CONVENTION PROGRAM COMMITTEE
PROGRAM CHAIR
Benét Wilson, Social Media Editor, Aircraft Owners
and Pilots Association
DEPUTY PROGRAM CHAIR
Melanie Eversely, Breaking News Editor, USA Today
COMMITTEE
Demorris Lee, General Assignment Reporter, Tampa Times
Denise Clay, Adjunct Professor, Temple University and Proofreader,
Philadelphia Sunday SUN
Doug Mitchell, Consultant/Project Manager for UNITY Journalists
and NPR; Chair, NABJ Media Institute
Gabrielle M. Lee, Account Supervisor, Fleishman-Hillard,
New York City; Chair, Associate Member Task Force
Glenn Proctor, Founder, REDDjobb LLC and Retired Executive
Editor/Vice President-News at Richmond Times-Dispatch
James Black, NFL Editor for Yahoo! Sports;
Sports Task Force Representative
Jonathan Adams, Public Information Offi cer Lambda Legal;
Co-chair, NABJ LGBT Task Force
Kelley L. Carter, Entertainment journalist; Chair, Arts &
Entertainment Task Force
Marissa Evans, NABJ Marquette University chapter;
Deputy Student Representative
Mashaun Simon, Freelance Writer, Reporter and Consultant;
Young Journalists Task Force Representative
Maureen Bunyan, Anchor, WJLA-TV; Member, Founders Task Force
Nicondra Norwood, Meteorologist, WVU-TV; President,
New Orleans Association of Black Journalists
Rochelle Riley, Columnist, Detroit Free Press; Co-chair,
NABJ Global Journalism Task Force.
Sarah J. Glover, Multimedia Journalist, Sarahmedia.com;
President, NABJ Council of Presidents
Sonja Y. Foster, Photo Editor, Bloomberg; Chair, Visual Task Force
Will J. Wright, Manager of Digital Production at NBC News;
Chair, Broadcast Task Force
Duchesne Paul Drew, Managing Editor for Operations,
Star Tribune; Chair, NABJ Executive Suite
Carol Ash, Convention Chair Aprill O. Turner, Assistant to the Convention Chair
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Best Man 2: Holiday
Date: Thursday, August 1, 2013
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Osceola 4-6
After nearly 15 years apart, Taye Diggs, Nia
Long, Morris Chestnut, Harold Perrineau,
Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Monica
Calhoun, Melissa De Sousa and Regina
Hall reprise their career-launching roles in
the next chapter to the film that ushered
in a new era of comedy. When the college
friends finally reunite over the Christmas
holidays, they will discover just how easy it
is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances
to be ignited.
“Being Mary Jane”
Date: Thursday, August 1, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Osceola A
From the producers
of the award-
winning, record
breaking BET
comedy THE GAME,
GIRLFRIENDS
and box-offi ce hit
SPARKLE comes the
BET original movie
BEING MARY JANE
stars Gabrielle Union
as Mary Jane Paul. Mary Jane seemingly has it all as a beautiful and successful TV
news anchor. In reality, she’s a self-suffi cient powerhouse with a lackluster love life
who remains devoted to a family that doesn’t share her motivation. How far is she
willing to go to find the puzzle pieces that she - and society - insists are missing
from her life? Intense drama and unforgettable moments unfold as Mary Jane
juggles her life, her relationships, her work and commitments to her family.
Black Nativity
Date: Friday, August 2, 2013
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location: A & E Reception

In a contemporary adaptation
of Langston Hughes’ celebrated
play, the holiday musical drama
BLACK NATIVITY follows
Langston (Jacob Latimore), a
street-wise teen from Baltimore
raised by a single mother, as he
journeys to New York City to
spend the Christmas holiday with
his estranged relatives Reverend
Cornell and Aretha Cobbs (Forest
Whitaker and Angela Bassett).
Unwilling to live by the imposing
Reverend Cobbs’ rules, a frustrated Langston is determined to return home to
his mother, Naima (Jennifer Hudson). Langston embarks on a surprising and
inspirational journey and along with his new friends, and a little divine intervention,
he discovers the true meaning of faith, healing, and family.
Baggage Claim
Date: Friday, August 2, 2013
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location: A & E Reception
Determined to get engaged before her
youngest sister’s wedding, flight attendant
Montana Moore (Paula Patton) finds herself
with only 30 days to find Mr. Right. Using
her airline connections to “accidentally” meet
up with eligible ex-boyfriends and scour
for potential candidates, she racks up more
than 30,000 miles and countless comedic
encounters, all the while searching for the
perfect guy.
Mandela: The Long
walk to Freedom
Date: Saturday, August 3, 2013
Time: 1:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: AMC Downtown Disney
Extended Preview
“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” is based
on South African President Nelson Mandela’s
autobiography of the same name, which
chronicles his early life, coming of age, education
and 27 years in prison before becoming President
and working to rebuild the country’s once
segregated society. Idris Elba (“Prometheus”)
stars as Nelson Mandela with Justin Chadwick
(“The Other Boleyn Girl”) directing.
The Butler
Date: Saturday, August 3, 2013
Time: 1:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: AMC Downtown Disney
*Transportation will be provided*
The Butler is an upcoming historical drama
film directed by Lee Daniels and featuring an
ensemble cast. The film stars Forest Whitaker
as Cecil Gaines, an African-American who
eyewitnesses notable events of the 20th
century during his tenure as a White House
butler. The film is based on the real-life
account of Eugene Allen, who served as a
White House butler during eight American
presidencies from 1952 to 1986.
12 Years a Slave
Date: Saturday, August 3, 2013
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Osceola B

“12 Years a Slave” is based on an incredible
true story of one man’s fight for survival
and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United
States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor),
a free black man from upstate New York, is
abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty
(personified by a malevolent slave owner,
portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as
unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his
dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting
with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life.
FILM FESTIVAL DETAILS
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Location: Florida Exhibition Hall B
Wednesday, July 31, 2013. . . . . . . . . 7 am – 7 pm
Thursday, August 1, 2013. . . . . . . . . . 7 am – 5 pm
Friday, August 2, 2013. . . . . . . . . . . . 7 am – 5 pm
Saturday, August 3, 2013. . . . . . . . . . 8 am - Noon
CAREER FAIR & EXHIBIT HALL
Location: Florida Exhibition Hall A
Radio Row
Cyber Cafe Lounge
Author’s Showcase
Healthy NABJ Pavilion
WELCOME CEREMONY
Hollywood Studios
351 Studio Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL
NABJ PRESS ROOM
Location: Daytona 1-2
Wednesday, July 31, 2013. . . . . . . . 12 pm – 5 pm
Thursday, August 1, 2013. . . . . . . . 9 am – 5 pm
Friday, August 2, 2013. . . . . . . . . . . 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday, August 3, 2013. . . . . . . . . 9 am – 5 pm
WHAT’S HELD WHERE?
HOST HOTEL
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
6000 W. Osceola Parkway
Kissimmee, Florida 34746
(407) 586-0000
Newsmaker Plenary
W.E.B. Dubois Lecture
Location: Osceola Ballroom C, D
NABJ Salute to Excellence Awards Gala & After-Party
Location: Osceola Ballroom B
NABJ Gospel Brunch
Location: Florida Exhibition Hall B
Registration & Welcome Center
Sponsor & VIP Registration Lounge
Authors Showcase & Bookstore
Location: Osceola Ballroom A or B
Professional Development Breakfasts
Lunch & Learns
Film Screenings
Location: Florida Exhibition Hall A
Career Fair & Exhibition
Cyber Café Membership Lounge
AROUND ORLANDO
Orlando NABJ Chapter Party
Central Florida Association of Black Journalists’
Casino Night Fundraiser
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
6000 W. Osceola Parkway
Kissimmee, Florida 34746
Osceola Ballroom B
Annual Sports Task Force Scholarship Jam
House of Blues
1490 E. Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
NABJ Day of Service
Center for Women and Families
639 W. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801
SAFETY AND SECURITY
The Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center is equipped
with around-the-clock security and facilities staffi ng. In
the case of fire emergency, guests are notified through an
audible fire alarm and broadcast message that will direct
guests to evacuate.
NEAREST HOSPITAL
Florida Hospital Celebration Health
400 Celebration Place
(407) 764-4000
NEAREST 24-HOUR PHARMACY
CVS
6085 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy
(321) 677-0349
Walgreens
5935 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy
(407) 396-1006
LOCATION DETAILS
HOSTED BY ORLANDO'S OWN JEMELE HILL OF ESPN
ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, Chris Broussard, Michael Smith, Jay Harris, J.A. Adande, Michael
Wallace, L.Z. Granderson, Bomani Jones, Cari Champion, Mark Jones, WESH's Larry Ridley &
Syan Rhodes, Insider Host Kevin Frazier, CNN's Richelle Carey, TVOne's Roland Martin, Turner
Sports' David Aldridge, LaChina Robinson, Sekou Smith, Orlando Sentinel's Shannon Owens, Fox
Sports' Michael Eaves, Charles Davis, Jason Jackson, Sporting News' Garry Howard, NBC-6
Miami's Juwan Strader, Tampa Bay Times Bucs reporter Stephen Holder, Yahoo! Sports' Marc J.
Spears, WVSN-TV's Donovan Campbell, NABJ President & Sun Sentinel's Gregory H. Lee
*Celebrity appearances subject to change
8TH ANNUAL
1490 E. BUENA VISTA DR.,
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL 32830
R&B AND HIP HOP
21 OR OLDER
FOR DISCOUNTED TICKETS
GO TO WWW.NABJ.ORG
AT THE DOOR: $30
VIP (LIMITED): $100
Sports Task Force
ORLANDO'S OWN DJ EXQUIZITE & NATIONALLY RENOWNED DJ LIMELIGHT
OLD SCHOOL 9-12 | NEW SCHOOL 12-3
SURPRISE SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT CELEBRITIES*
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2013 | 9PM — 3AM
HOUSE OF BLUES
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GAYLORD PALMS
CONVENTION CENTER & RESORT
COMPLETE FLOORPLAN
HOW TO FIND YOUR ROOM
Wreckers
Sports Bar
POOL
ENTRANCE
Wireless internet access available in all guestrooms and hotel atrium areas.
X 345
FLOOR ROOM #
DIRECTIONS TO...
HEMMINGWAY and
SANCHEZ BOARDROOMS:
Level 4, via Emerald Bay Elevator B
EMERALD MEETING ROOMS:
Lower Level, via Emerald Bay Elevator A
CONVENTION CENTER
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GAYLORD PALMS
CONVENTION CENTER & RESORT
COMPLETE FLOORPLAN
BALLROOM LEVEL
(Level 2)
MEZZANINE LEVEL
(Level 1)
BRIDGE TO HOTEL ON THIS LEVEL
EXHIBIT LEVEL
(Lower Level)
CONVENTION CENTER PARKING
ADDITIONAL HOTEL-SIDE MEETING ROOMS:
BRIDGE TO HOTEL
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9 am – 5 pm NABJ BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013
7 am – 7 pm REGISTRATION & WELCOME CENTER
8 am – 5 pm NABJ LEARNING LABS (ALL DAY)**
8 am – 5 pm NEW U LOFT
8 am – 4 pm CHAPTER DAY: PROFESSIONAL CHAPTER LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
1 pm – 5 pm NABJ LEARNING LABS (HALF DAY)**
2 pm – 5 pm EXECUTIVE SUITE
4 pm – 5 pm REGIONAL CAUCUSES
7:30 pm – 10 pm WELCOME RECEPTION & OPENING CEREMONY
THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2013
6 am – 7 am HEALTHY NABJ: MORNING WORKOUT
7 am – 5 pm REGISTRATION & WELCOME CENTER
7:30 am – 9 am PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BREAKFASTS**
8:30 am – 5 pm EXECUTIVE SUITE
9 am – 5 pm CAREER FAIR & EXHIBITION
9 am – 5 pm NABJ AUTHORS SHOWCASE & BOOKSTORE
9 am – 5 pm NEW U LOFT
9 am – 5 pm HEALTHY NABJ PAVILION
9 am – 5 pm CYBER CAFÉ LOUNGE
9 am – 5 pm RADIO ROW
9:15 am - 10:45 am NEWSMAKER PLENARY- NABJ LIVE!
11:30 am – 12:15 pm TASK FORCE MEETINGS
12:15 pm – 2 pm SCHOOL-TO-PRISON PIPELINE LUNCHEON
12:30 pm – 2 pm INTERACTIVE SESSION I
2:15 pm – 3:45 pm INTERACTIVE SESSION II
4 pm – 5:30 pm INTERACTIVE SESSION III
4 pm – 5:30 pm NABJ CANDIDATES FORUM
6 pm – 8 pm DIGITAL JOURNALISM TASK FORCE
6 pm – 8 pm RECEPTIONS
8 pm – 10 pm COCKTAILS & CONVERSATIONS
9 pm – 11 pm THE PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION
10 pm – 2 am STUDENT’S PARTY
10 pm – 3 am ORLANDO CHAPTER CASINO NIGHT
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2013
6 am – 7 am HEALTHY NABJ: MORNING WORKOUT
7 am – 5 pm REGISTRATION & WELCOME CENTER
7:30 am – 9 am PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BREAKFASTS**
8:30 am – 5 pm EXECUTIVE SUITE
8:30 am – 10:30 am NABJ BUSINESS MEETING
SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE
* Ticketed Event ** Advanced Registration Required
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9 am – 12 pm NEW U LOFT
9 pm – 5 pm HEALTHY NABJ PAVILION
9 am – 5 pm CAREER FAIR & EXHIBITION
9 am – 5 pm NABJ AUTHORS SHOWCASE & BOOKSTORE
9 am – 5 pm CYBER CAFÉ LOUNGE
9 am – 5 pm RADIO ROW
9 am – 5 pm NABJ ELECTIONS BALLOTING
10:45 pm – 12 pm INTERACTIVE SESSION IV
12:15 pm – 1:45 pm HEALTHY NABJ LUNCHEON: THE HEALTH CARE LAW AND

UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES
2 pm – 3:30 pm W.E.B. DUBOIS NEWSMAKER PLENARY - LOSING BIG J:
HOW TO BRING ETHICS AND INTEGRITY BACK TO THE MEDIA
3:45 pm – 5:15 pm INTERACTIVE SESSION V
6 pm – 7:30 pm SPORTS PIONEER AWARDS CEREMONY
6 pm – 7:30 pm RECEPTIONS
7:30 pm – 8 pm ELECTIONS RESULTS PRESS CONFERENCE
8 pm – 10 pm FOUNDER’S RECEPTION
11 pm – 8 pm ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT TASK FORCE
11 pm – 2 am SPORTS TASK FORCE JAM
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2013
7 am – 9am 5K WALK/RUN*
7:30 am – 2:30 pm NABJ GOLF TOURNAMENT*
8 am – 12 pm REGISTRATION & WELCOME CENTER
9 am – 12 pm CAREER FAIR & EXHIBITION
9 am – 12 pm HEALTHY NABJ PAVILION
9 am – 12 pm CYBER CAFÉ LOUNGE
9 am – 12 pm RADIO ROW
9 am – 12 pm NABJ AUTHORS SHOWCASE & BOOKSTORE
9:30 am – 11 am INTERACTIVE SESSION VI
11 am – 3 pm NABJ DAY OF SERVICE
11:15 am – 12:45 pm INTERACTIVE SESSIONS VII
11:30 am – 1 pm LUNCHEON: BRINGING ISSUES FACING YOUNG KIDS TO THE FOREFRONT
1 pm – 2:30 pm FILM FESTIVAL
1 pm – 3 pm VISUAL TASK FORCE PHOTO AUCTION & RECEPTION
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm SPORTS JOURNALISM TASK FORCE
3 pm – 4:30 pm FILM FESTIVAL
6 pm – 9 pm 2013 NABJ SALUTE TO EXCELLENCE AWARD GALA*
10:30 pm – 2 am 2014 KICKOFF PARTY
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2013
8 am – 10 am NABJ GOSPEL BRUNCH
10 am – 12 pm NABJ BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S MEETING

* Ticketed Event ** Advanced Registration Required
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Powered by AARP and Kaiser Permanente
HEALTHY NABJ PAVILION
Powered Chrysler Group LLC
Stop by the Healthy NABJ Pavilion to participate in sessions on health and
health care policy and get information that will be helpful when covering
these complex topics. The pavilion also offers free health screenings to
convention attendees. Also, stop by the McDonald’s Healthy Kitchen,
where you can sample the restaurant’s new healthy menu items.
Location: Florida Exhibition Hall A
THURSDAY, AUGUST 1
6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
#Workout13
MORNING WORKOUT
Powered by McDonald’s
Start your day way with some Florida sun, fresh air and a great morning workout. Billy Blanks Jr. of the
First Family of Fitness will help you dance your way into shape. Location: Florida Exhibition Hall B
2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
COVERING MENTAL HEALTH EFFECTIVELY
Journalists often struggle with how to report about mental health accurately, ethically, sensitively and
responsibly. Many avoid reporting about it altogether. But the media can play a powerful role in educating
the public by producing stories on such issues as bullying, depression, trends in suicide rates, advances in
treatment and what people can do to help those suffering from mental illness. This presentation will provide
journalists with research-based best practices for reporting about this important national health issue.
Location: Sanibel 1-2

Moderator:
Cindy George, Health Reporter, Houston Chronicle

Presenters:
Muriel Jones, Executive Director, Federation of Families of Central Florida
Angelo McClain, Ph.D., CEO, National Association of Social Workers
Daryl Presgraves, Director of Communications, Gay, Lesbian
& Straight Education Network
Wylie Tene, Media Relations Manager, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2
6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
#Workout13
MORNING WORKOUT
Powered by McDonald’s
Start your day way with some Florida sun, fresh air and a great morning workout.
Billy Blanks Jr. of the First Family of Fitness will help you dance your way into shape.
Location: Florida Exhibition Hall B
Blanks Jr.
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7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
UNDERSTANDING THE HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE
Powered by Kaiser Permanente
One of the key pieces of the Affordable Care Act was the creation of the Health Insurance Marketplace,
designed to make buying health coverage easier and more affordable. Starting in 2014, the Marketplace
will allow individuals and small businesses to compare health plans, get answers to questions, find out
if they are eligible for tax credits for private insurance and enroll in a health plan that meets their needs.
Journalists can play a crucial role is educating their audiences about the Marketplace. Key Obama
Administration offi cials will explain the Marketplace and highlight resources available to journalists.
Location: Osceola B
Moderator:
Touré, Host, “The Cycle,” MSNBC

Presenters:
Michelle Snyder, Deputy Chief Operating Offi cer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Cheryl R. Campbell, Senior Vice President, Health and Compliance Programs
and Defense Agency Programs, CGI
Michael LeNoir, MD, President, National Medical Association
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
WHAT’S KILLING US? REDUCING HEALTH DISPARITIES IN OUR COMMUNITIES
This workshop is designed for the health beat or general assignment reporter or planning editor who want
to understand the reasons some illnesses have a greater impact on people of color and what can be done
to help the overall health of their communities. If reporters can understand the social determinants that
disproportionately affect communities of color and what initiatives are in place to encourage healthy habits,
they will be better prepared to write powerful stories that raise awareness and educate their audiences.
Location: Sanibel
Presenters:
Ronald Louis Copeland, MD,
Senior Vice President, National Diversity Strategy and Policy, Kaiser Permanente
Fabiola Gaines, Nutritionist and President, HEBNI Nutrition Consultants
Donna McCree, Ph.D., Associate Director for Health Equity, Division of HIV/AIDS,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Celeste M. Philip, MD, Interim Deputy Health Secretary, Florida Department of Health
Kevin Sneed, Dean and Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of South Florida
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LUNCHEON
THE REAL DEAL: HOW THE HEALTH CARE LAW AFFECTS UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES
Powered by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Millions of uninsured Americans will be eligible for health coverage through exchanges that will be
created as part of the Affordable Care Act. This historic law will change the national landscape of health
and health care delivery. But what’s the real deal? The risks? The benefits? The challenges, especially the
hurdles facing the medically underserved? Experts will unravel the confusing information that consumers
need to navigate the new health insurance terrain. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is the nation’s
largest philanthropy devoted solely to health and health care. An iPad will be awarded to a session
attendee at the conclusion of the session. Lunch will be provided.
Location: Osceola A
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THE REAL DEAL: HOW THE HEALTH CARE LAW AFFECTS
UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES (CONTINUED)
Moderator:
Linda Wright Moore, Senior Communications Offi cer,
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Presenters:
Jacquie Anderson, Chief Operating Offi cer, Community Catalyst
Dr. Keon L. Gilber, Assistant Professor, Saint Louis University College
for Public Health and Social Justice
Aletha Maybank, MD, Columnist, “Doctors Orders,” EBONY.com;
Founding Member, Artemis Medical Society
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
5K WALK/RUN*
Powered by The Coca-Cola Company, Disney Parks and Kaiser Permanente
Come outside in the Florida sunshine and join other convention participants on a journey to a healthier
life during NABJ’s 8th Annual 5K Walk/Run. Buses depart from the Transportation Lobby near the main
entrance of the Gaylord Palms at 7a.m. and return between 1p.m. and 2p.m. Location: Disney Parks
7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m
NABJ GOLF TOURNAMENT*
Powered by The Coca-Cola Company
Each year, NABJ members and special guests gather to enjoy camaraderie with one another while
enjoying a round of golf. Buses leave the Gaylord Palms Transportation Lobby starting at 7 a.m. and
return between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Celebrations Golf Club, 701 Golfpark Drive, Kissimmee, Florida 34747
11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
WHY WOMEN’S HEALTH CENTERS ARE CRUCIAL WITH THE NEW HEALTH CARE LAW
Powered by Planned Parenthood
The panel will focus on the important role that women’s health care providers, including centers like
Planned Parenthood, will play in meeting the health care needs of women newly insured under the
Affordable Care Act. The panel also will discuss the range of preventive services Planned Parenthood
health centers provide to African-Americans across the country, and how the new law will give African-
Americans more access to health care services. Location: Tallahassee 1-2
Moderator:
Rehema Ellis, NBC Nightly News
Presenters:
Vanessa Cullins, MD, Vice President for External Medical Affairs,
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
J. Nadine Gracia, MD, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health;
Director, Offi ce of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Alexis McGill Johnson, Executive Director, The American Values Institute;
Chair of the Board, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
HEALTHY NABJ
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(Invitation Only)
Featuring the ASNE Minority Leadership Institute
Powered by CQ/Roll Call and Scripps Howard
This exclusive series of workshops led by news and corporate
executives will help middle managers who aspire to more senior roles
gain a better sense of what it takes to be an executive editor, publisher,
news director or a general manager. Participants will leave with a
better understanding of the skills and relationships it takes to land and keep those jobs. From hiring and
managing to building the skills and connections needed to move up, the Executive Suite will help its
participants for advancement.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Welcome Session
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Leadership: Why Now? Why You?
So you think you have what it takes to lead? Are you ready to make a significant impact in the
journalism industry? Our panelists will discuss how they made the decision to pursue their career
paths, what skills they needed to hone to make the leap, and how they benefited from mentors who
helped them reach these positions.
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Secrets of Great Bosses
So you’ve gotten that promotion. Now what? Do you know how to navigate offi ce politics? Do you
have the skills it takes to manage effectively? Can you handle the pressure to make the important
decisions? This panel will dispel the myths of great leadership and let you in on the secrets of what
makes a great boss and what will allow you succeed.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. The CEO Perspective: Business Basics Any Modern Manager Needs to Know
Whether you are an executive editor, director or producer, there are common business basics that are
the foundation for effective leadership and success. While it may seem complicated from where you
stand, this session will break them down for you and give you invaluable insight into the minds of those
at the top.
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
NEWSMAKER PLENARY
NABJ Live!
Location: Osceola C-D
THE EXECUTIVE SUITE
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11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The Collaborative Leader: Identifying and Utilizing Your Most Valuable Resources
Although you may be the boss, you can’t do everything on your own. If you try, you’re not only wasting
valuable resources, you’re losing the game. An effective manager knows how to bring out the best
in their employees and use them to achieve the results they want. This session will teach you how to
identify the individual talents that you manage, develop them and use them in the most effective and
productive manner.
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. The Innovative Leader: Breaking New Ground with Your Team
Executives must be able to predict the need for change and effectively plan how to achieve it in an
instant. This session will offer not only a road map on how to be innovative and adaptable, but how
to develop the ability to steer your team around sharp turns while maintaining a consistent vision in a
challenging and fast-paced industry.
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. The Motivational Leader: Performance Management and Feedback that Fuels
Managing your team’s performance is much more than crunching numbers and year-end evaluation
reports. Successful leaders identify and acknowledge both those who achieve the best results and
those members who consistently perform well. They are able to provide constructive, useful critiques
that fuel team members to achieve better results. This panel will show you how to communicate your
expectations in ways that will support your team members rather than suppress.
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Feedback from the Front Lines
Feedback is not just important for leading your team because your team members are not the only
ones who need to grow. Constructive feedback is imperative for effective leadership and your growth
as a future executive. To succeed, you must know how you are doing from the prospective of your
employees, your fellow managers and your bosses. In this session, you will learn how to use feedback
you receive effectively and productively.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
NETWORKING BREAKFAST
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. NABJ Business Meeting
Location: Osceola C
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Breaking Barriers to Diversity
Diversity statements offer promises, but what is really being done in newsrooms across the country to
achieve it? And what can you do as a manager to break down the barriers and promote a more colorful
newsroom?
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. W.E. B. DuBois Newsmaker Plenary
Losing Big J: How to Bring Ethics and Integrity Back to the Media
Location: Osceola C-D
3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closing Session and Reception
Participants will be given certificates of completion and an opportunity to meet the panelists and
sponsors.
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2013
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
FUELING INSPIRATION: HOW TO WRITE
MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS
This session will provide practical tips on motivational writing for potential authors.
The Wealth Choice by author and lecturer
Dennis Kimbro asserts that affl uence can be created. Forgiveness is explored in Let it Go by
pastor and best-selling author Bishop T.D. Jakes.
Moderator:
Jacquie Hood Martin,
Author, Fulfilled!
The Art and Joy of Balanced Living
Panelists:
Bishop T.D. Jakes,
Founder/Senior Pastor,
The Potter’s House of Dallas
THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2013
2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
CONVERSATION WITH CIVIL RIGHTS LEGEND
SIMEON BOOKER
This session is an interview with NABJ Hall of Fame inductee
Simeon Booker, author of Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter’s Account of the Civil Rights
Movement. Booker was the first black reporter for the Washington Post and covered the 1955
murder of Emmett Till for Ebony
and Jet. In 1982, he became the first black journalist to win the National
Press Club’s Fourth Estate Award for lifetime contributions. Booker retired
in 2007 after serving as Jet’s Washington bureau chief for 48 years.
Moderator:
Joy-Ann Reid, Managing Editor, TheGrio.com; Contributor, MSNBC

Presenter:
Simeon Booker, former Washington Bureau Chief, Jet
2013 AUTHORS SHOWCASE
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2013
10:45 a.m. - noon
YOU WROTE IT; NOW SELL IT
This panel is designed to help our attendees better understand the process of selling and
marketing new books.

Moderator:
Dr. Sybril Bennett, Author, Innovate: Lessons from the
Underground Railroad
Panelists:
Wayne Dawkins, Author, Black Journalists: The NABJ Story
Eric Deggans, Author, Race Baiter
Touré, Author, I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon
Karen Quinones Miller, Author, An Angry-Ass Black Woman
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2013
9:30 am - 11:00 am
THE KINSEY FAMILY’S STORY
Powered by Disney
Join the Kinsey family to discuss The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and
Shirley Kinsey — Where Art and History Intersect. The book features images of their national
touring exhibit of authentic and rare art, artifacts, books, documents and manuscripts that
tell the story of black culture. A portion of the collection will be on display in the American
Pavilion of Epcot Center at Walt Disney World in Orlando, opening in late winter 2013. A bus
trip to Epcot Center and 90-minute tour will be available immediately after the program.
Moderator:
Sylvester Monroe, Journalist and Author
Panelists:
Bernard Kinsey, Philanthropist
Shirley Kinsey, Philanthropist
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DAILY SCHEDULE
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*Ticketed event **Requires pre-registration
NABJ CONVENTION ID BADGES ARE NON-TRANSFERRABLE
AND MUST BE WORN TO ALL FUNCTIONS FOR ENTRY.
SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
JSHOP
The NABJ High School Journalism Workshop (JSHOP) is a five-day workshop for local high
school students in the host city of NABJ’s annual convention. The JSHOP’s goal is to provide an
enlightening, informative, hands-on and challenging introduction of the journalism profession to a
multicultural mix of high school students.
The workshop provides interactive learning opportunities through lectures, presentations,
training and field trips. The students learn journalism fundamentals for newsgathering, writing,
photography, video production, radio, graphic design, editing and social media. Professional
journalists, educators, and journalism college students provide mentorship and supervision.
Participants leave with a portfolio of professionally developed media products including articles,
photographs and video clips. The students will have a greater sense of what the journalism
profession entails and a strong foundation with which to possibly pursue journalism at their high
schools, in college and as a career.
The program continues on Monday and Tuesday, from 9 a.m-9 p.m.; Wednesday, from 9 a.m.-3
p.m. and Thursday, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Location: Florida Exhibition Hall C
MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
STUDENTS MULTIMEDIA PROJECTS RECEPTION
For more than two decades, NABJ has supported its student members by offering them
an opportunity to cover our annual convention and host city as participants in the Student
Multimedia Projects. This reception will give this year’s participants a chance to get to know each
other and their mentors a little better in a relaxed atmosphere before the hard work of covering
the convention begins.
Location: Naples
TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
STUDENT MULTIMEDIA PROJECTS
Powered by Dow Jones & Company, Hewlett-Packard Company, Orlando Sentinel
and Southwest Airlines
Recipients of NABJ student fellowships are providing daily newspaper, television and Web
coverage of the convention. The fellowships cover all expenses for the college students to attend
the convention. Once here, they work alongside professional journalists and journalism educators
to produce content for the NABJ Monitor newspaper, NABJ TV and nabjconvention.org. The
Monitor is available throughout NABJ’s convention space at the Gaylord Palms, and the broadcasts
can be viewed in guest rooms.
Location: Florida Exhibition Hall C
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#NABJBoardMtg
NABJ BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Location: St. George Meeting Room 114
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
NABJ DAY OF SERVICE
#NABJService13
NABJ Feeds the Homeless
Join the NABJ Board of Directors and the Central Association of Black Journalists as they partner
with the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, the largest provider of homeless services in
Central Florida, to serve dinner to those in need.
Location: Center for Women and Families, 639 W. Central Blvd., Orlando, Florida 32801
WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
#NABJ13
REGISTRATION & WELCOME CENTER
Attendees who pre-registered should pick up their convention materials at the Registration &
Welcome Center. Those who have not registered should do so here as well. This also is the place
to sign up for special events, including the NABJ Celebrity Golf Tournament and NABJ 5K Walk/
Run, and buy tickets to the Salute to Excellence Awards Gala and Gospel Brunch.
Location: Florida Exhibition Hall B
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
STUDENT MULTIMEDIA PROJECTS
Powered by Dow Jones & Company, Hewlett-Packard Company,
Orlando Sentinel and Southwest Airlines
College students who received NABJ fellowships are working alongside professional journalists
and journalism educators to provide daily coverage through the NABJ Monitor, NABJ TV and
nabjconvention.org. The Monitor is available throughout NABJ’s convention space at the Gaylord
Palms, and the broadcasts can be viewed in guest rooms.
Location: Florida Exhibition Hall C
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
#ChapterDay13
CHAPTER DAY
Chapter Day offers leaders of NABJ’s professional and student chapters a chance participate in a
day of training and focused leadership development. Participants will learn about fundraising and
effective governing. The session is produced by the NABJ Council of Presidents Task Force.
Location: Osceola A
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#NewU13
NEW U LOFT**
This 2-day boot camp will help business-minded people get a good start and help existing
business owners reach new heights. New U is designed to help increase the number of diverse
idea-makers in media. Participants learn to where to access development capital, meet like-
minded people and get personalized mentoring to support their professional growth. Assistance
will be provided on a range of topics, including creating business plans, marketing, presentation,
market research and analysis, networking, budgeting, and branding. There also will be a chance to
compete for two $20,000 start-up seed grants.
Location: St. George Meeting Room 112

Presenters:
Ashley Cisneros, Co-founder, Chatter Buzz Media, Orlando
William Crowder, Managing Director, DreamIt Ventures, Philadelphia
Jason Frazer, CEO/Founder, Wealth Empowerment Network, Columbus, Ohio
Harry Lin, Consumer Internet Executive/Startup Advisor, Pasadena
Dr. Cynthia Liu, CEO/Founder, K12NewsNetwork, Pasadena,
Tim Reese, Founding Partner, National Minority Angel Network, Philadelphia
Kelly Virella, Founding CEO and President, Restoration Publishing, New York
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
ALL DAY DEEP-DIVE LEARNING LABS**
#Producers13
Producing Better Producers (Invitation Only)
Powered by Cox, Meredith, NBCUniversal, Raycom and 21st Century Fox
News directors always need strong line producers. This interactive workshop will put current
producers through exercises that will make them better writers, managers and producers. Topics
covered include creating a show rundown, crafting good scripts, making crucial editorial decisions
and managing on-air and off-air staff.
Location: Osceola 1-3

Moderator:
Bob Butler, Reporter, KCBS Radio

Presenters:
Ken Jobe, News Director, WHBQ-TV
Rashida Jones, News Director, WIS-TV
Lori Waldon, News Director, KCRA-TV
Anzio Williams, Vice President/News, NBC10 Philadelphia
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#Change13
SKILLSET AND MINDSET: CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOURSELF
This session features professionals who have pushed past industry setbacks to create growth
opportunities by learning online, cultivating digital and life skills or forging new paths outside
journalism. Join this team of experienced editors, recruiters, career advisors, leadership trainers and
life coaches for straight talk, role playing and career tips.
Location: Osceola 4-6

Presenters:
Clif Caldwell, Clif Caldwell Communications
Jackie Jones, Owner, Certified Life Coach, Jones Coaching LLC
Walter Middlebrook, Assistant Managing Editor, Detroit News
Glenn Proctor, Founder, Training Director, REDDjobb LLC
#WordPress13
GRAVATARS, PLUGINS, WIDGETS AND THEMES:
THE WORDPRESS CRASH COURSE
As one of the most popular blogging platforms in the world, WordPress powers more than 25
million sites, large and small, including BBC America, TechCrunch and the site of ESPN analyst
Stephen A. Smith. This crash course will show you how to get your blog or website off the
ground. You also will learn how to make the most of this free and open source personal publishing
software.
Location: Naples

Presenters:
Ingrid Sturgis, Assistant Professor of New Media, Howard University
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
HALF-DAY DEEP DIVE LEARNING LABS**
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
#BizMe13
THE BUSINESS OF ME
Whether you’re attached to a mainstream news organization or trying to make it on our own with
a blog, news site or freelance business, we’re all media entrepreneurs these days. In this half-day
session, you’ll learn how to brand and market yourself, pitch ideas, plus understand the basics of
financial and time management. You’ll also target the next steps toward advancing your career as
an entrepreneur.
Location: Sarasota

Presenters:
Mark Luckie, Manager of Journalism and News, Twitter
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#DeepSocMedia13
DIGGING DEEPER WITH SOCIAL MEDIA
For reporters, social media sites offer a treasure trove of clues and information about people,
businesses and organizations. In this session, you’ll learn new tricks and tactics for digging deep
with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social sites. This workshop also will focus on the rapidly
changing field of geo-location, which enables reporters to find sources in real time in specific
places. The payoff: fresher story ideas, more relevant sources and a real-time reporting edge on
deadline against the competition.
Location: Miami 2-3

Presenters:
Doug Haddix, Professional Director, Kiplinger Program, Ohio State University
#MMBootCamp13
MULTIMEDIA BOOT CAMP
Stand out from the rest with solid skills and great storytelling. This one-day workshop will focus
on a range of multimedia storytelling approaches. There will be three sections: Multimedia Skills
Boot Camp, Mobile Media, and On Assignment. The workshop will benefit all journalists — from
beginning level to advanced. It will offer hands-on training to those interested in emerging digital
news and multiplatform content.
Location: Tampa 2-3
Presenters:
Susan Mango Curtis, Assistant Professor, Medill School, Northwestern University
Gerald Farro, Business Development North America, Adobe
Val Hoeppner, Director of Education, Freedom Forum Diversity Institute
Tiffany L. Williams, Owner, Twice Media Productions LLC;
Multimedia Coordinator, Defender Media Group
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
REGIONAL CAUCUSES
REGION I - Sarasota 3
REGION II - Tampa 3
REGION III - Osceola A
REGION IV - Naples 3
REGION V - Tallahassee 3
REGION VI - Gainesville
7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
#Disney13
WELCOME RECEPTION & OPENING CEREMONY
Powered by Walt Disney World Resort
NABJ welcomes members, panelists, sponsors and other attendees to our 38th Annual Convention
& Career Fair in sunny Central Florida with our kick-off reception and opening ceremony hosted
by our partners at Disney. Join us for an evening of food, fun and connecting with friends, both
old and new. Hosted by Jemele Hill, ESPN columnist and TV analyst. Buses depart from the
Transportation Lobby near the main entrance of the Gaylord Palms beginning at 7:15 p.m.
Location: Disney Parks
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6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
#Workout13
MORNING WORKOUT
Powered by McDonald’s
Start your day way with some Florida sun, fresh air and a great
morning workout. Billy Blanks Jr. of the First Family of Fitness will
help you dance your way into shape.
Location: Florida Exhibition Hall B
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
#NABJ13
REGISTRATION & WELCOME CENTER
Attendees who pre-registered should pick up their convention materials at the Registration &
Welcome Center. Those who have not registered should do so here as well. This also is the place
to sign up for special events, including the NABJ Celebrity Golf Tournament and NABJ 5K Walk/
Run, and buy tickets to the Salute to Excellence Awards Gala and Gospel Brunch.
Location: Florida Exhibition Hall B
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
STUDENT MULTIMEDIA PROJECTS
Powered by Dow Jones & Company, Hewlett-Packard Company, Orlando Sentinel and Southwest Airlines
Several college students received NABJ fellowships to attend the convention and provide daily
coverage of it. They work alongside professional journalists and journalism educators to produce
content for the NABJ Monitor, NABJ TV and nabjconvention.org. The Monitor is available throughout
NABJ’s convention space at the Gaylord Palms, and the broadcasts can be viewed in guest rooms.
Location: Florida Exhibition Hall C

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BREAKFASTS
#Energy13
ENERGIZING COMMUNITIES OF COLOR: WHY TODAY’S ENERGY SECTOR MATTERS
Powered by BP and Chevron
This breakfast session will offer insider perspectives from policymakers and private decision makers
on issues within the oil and gas industries. Much of the emphasis today focuses on the expansion
of “clean” fuels and innovations in the production of traditional fossil fuels. Expect passionate
discussions on those and other energy-related topics.
Location: Osceola A

Moderator:
Simone Sebastian, Assistant Editor, FuelFix, Houston Chronicle Media Group

Presenters:
Rayola Dougher, Senior Economic Adviser, American Petroleum Institute
Luddy Hayden, President, Luddy Hayden and Associates
Lonnie Johnson, Senior Director, Federal Relations, Exxon Mobil Corporation
Frank Stewart, President Emeritus, American Association of Blacks in Energy
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#BreakESPN13
SPORTS MENTORSHIP BREAKFAST
Powered by ESPN
Join the NABJ Sports Task Force for its annual mentorship breakfast, where aspiring journalists are
paired with professionals from broadcast, print and online newsrooms.
Location: Osceola B

Moderator:
Cari Champion, Host, ESPN2’s “First Take”

Speaker:
Jemele Hill, Columnist & TV Analyst, ESPN

Presenters:
Al Jaffe, Vice President Talent & Production
Recruitment, ESPN
Shemar Woods, Associate Editor,
ESPNNewYork.com
Ohm Youngmisuk, New York Giants Beat Writer, ESPNNewYork.com
#WFCreditTalk
A CANDID TALK ABOUT MANAGING CREDIT
Powered by Wells Fargo
Your credit history is a critical factor when considering buying a home, applying for a credit card,
financing your education or consolidating debt. Join a panel of experts from Wells Fargo for an
interactive and candid conversation over breakfast about credit. Find out how lenders view an
applicant’s credit history when making lending decisions. Get tips on how to be prepared as a
perspective borrower. Loan or credit approval is not impossible, especially if you take steps to
prepare and arm yourself with good information.
Location: Sun Ballroom D

Presenters:
Cerita Battle, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Carl Miller, Executive Vice President, Small Business Strategy Leader
Etta W. Money, President/CEO, InCharge Debt Solutions
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
#ExecSuite13
EXECUTIVE SUITE** (INVITATION ONLY)
Featuring the ASNE Minority Leadership Institute
Powered by CQ/Roll Call and Scripps Howard
Top news and corporate executives lead workshops for middle managers who aspire
to land more senior roles.
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#NewU13
NEW U LOFT**
This 2½-day boot camp will help business-minded learn how to access development capital, meet
like-minded people and get personalized mentoring. There also will be a chance to compete for
two $20,000 start-up seed grants.
Location: St. George Meeting Room 112
NABJ CAREER FAIR & EXHIBITION
Location: Florida Exhibition Hall A-B
HEALTHY NABJ PAVILION
Powered Chrysler Group LLC
Stop by the Healthy NABJ Pavilion to participate in sessions on health and health care policy
and get information that will be helpful when covering these complex topics. The pavilion
also offers free health screenings to convention attendees. Also, stop by the McDonald’s
Healthy Kitchen, where you can sample the restaurant’s new healthy menu items.
Location: Florida Exhibition Hall A
AUTHORS SHOWCASE & BOOKSTORE
Powered by News Corp/HarperCollins Publishers
Location: Florida Exhibition Hall A
CYBER CAFÉ LOUNGE
Powered by Rent-A-Center
Location: Florida Exhibition Hall A
RADIO ROW
Location: Florida Exhibition Hall
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
NEWSMAKER PLENARY

#NABJLive
NABJ LIVE!
Powered by AARP
So much has happened in the past year affecting African-Americans that people still are talking
about and news organizations still are covering. This high-energy session will delve into several of
those topics — from the Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act to the Trayvon Martin case
to questions about black leadership. Nothing is taboo.
Location: Osceola C-D

Moderator:
Roland Martin

Presenters:
Bishop T.D. Jakes, Founder/Senior Pastor,
The Potter’s House of Dallas
Janis Mathis, Vice President for Legal Affairs,
Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Atlanta
Kasim Reed, Mayor, City of Atlanta
Rep. Alan B. Williams, Florida House of Representatives
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TASK FORCE MEETINGS
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT TASK FORCE
Location: Osceola 4-6
ASSOCIATES TASK FORCE
Location: Tampa 3
BLACK PRESS TASK FORCE
Location: Miami 1-2
BROADCAST TASK FORCE
Location: Sarasota 3
BUSINESS JOURNALISM TASK FORCE
Location: Sanibel 1
COPY EDITORS TASK FORCE
Location: Sarasota 1-2
DIGITAL JOURNALISM TASK FORCE
Location: Florida Exhibition Hall
GLOBAL JOURNALISM TASK FORCE
Location: Sanibel 2-3
LGBT TASK FORCE
Location: Tallahassee1-2
POLITICAL JOURNALISTS TASK FORCE
Location: Tallahassee 3
PRINT TASK FORCE
Location: Gainesville

STUDENTS TASK FORCE
Location: Naples 1-2
VISUAL TASK FORCE
Location: Tampa 1-2
YOUNG BLACK JOURNALISTS TASK FORCE
Location: Destin
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LUNCH & LEARN
#Pipeline13
SCHOOL-TO-PRISON PIPELINE LUNCHEON
Powered by Southern Poverty Law Center
Fifty years after students in Birmingham marched for their civil rights, many African-American
children nationwide are in prison cells instead of classrooms. This session covers what the Southern
Poverty Law Center and other organizations are doing through litigation and advocacy to address
zero tolerance policies at schools and the increased presence of police in their hallways. The groups
contend that these policies and practices have created a pipeline to prison. Lunch is provided.
Location: Osceola A

Moderator:
Kristen Welker, White House Correspondent, NBC News

Presenters:
Phillip Agnew, Executive Director, Dream Defenders
Ebony Howard, Attorney, Southern Poverty Law Center
Jody Owens, Managing Attorney, Southern Poverty Law Center
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INTERACTIVE SESSION I
#BizJ13
BREAKING INTO BUSINESS JOURNALISM
Lots of topics fuel the business journalism engine, including entrepreneurship, global economics,
local business development, job creation and the stock market. A survey by the Society of
American Business Editors and Writers found that 17 percent of news organizations planned to hire
a business reporter this year. This is an improvement of job prospects in this field. This workshop
will offer tips on how journalists can move into these exciting spots.
Location: Osceola 4-6

Moderator:
Robert Doherty, General Manager, United States, Reuters

Presenters:
Shartia Brantley, Producer, CNBC
Philana Patterson, Small Business Editor, The Associated Press
Darren Sands, Digital Producer/Reporter, Black Enterprise
Will Sutton, Director, 2013 Business Reporting Residency, Dow Jones News Fund
Darius Walker, New York Bureau Chief, CNN
#BlackPress13
MEET THE BLACK PRESS: AN OVERLOOKED GEM FOR JOURNALISTS
Executives and journalist who work for black media will share why the black press offers a wealth
of jobs for journalists ranging from beginners to long-time professionals. Panelists also will discuss
the objectives of black-owned media and the evolution of the black press in an increasingly
multicultural and digital society.
Location: Miami 1-2

Moderator:
Tené Croom, Veteran broadcaster and President, Tené Croom Communications

Presenters:
Lee Bailey, Veteran broadcaster and founder, EURweb.com
Johann Calhoun, News Editor/Metro Recruiter, Philadelphia Tribune
Mitzi Miller, Editor-in-Chief, Jet Magazine
Richard B. Muhammad, Editor-in-Chief, Final Call
Reggie Thomas, Director of Advertising, NAACP Crisis Magazine
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#DataViz13
TURNING SPREADSHEET DATA INTO VISUAL STORIES
With a wealth of free and accessible data and digital presentation tools, journalists can easily find
ways to offer audience-friendly stories on social, demographic and economic differences. Crunching
numbers and presenting data in visual ways is a lot simpler than it once was. The Marketplace
Wealth & Poverty desk has spearheaded a number of these initiatives and can help journalists find
ways to use data visualization software and interactive project tools to tell compelling stories.
Location: Miami 1-2

Presenters:
Noel King, Reporter, Wealth and Poverty Desk, Marketplace
Ethan C. Lindsey, Senior Digital Editor, Marketplace
#Leadership13
EVERYTHING RISES AND FALLS ON LEADERSHIP
Navigating the waters of a newsroom can be perilous. Even veteran journalists are pulled under
by the rip tides of technology change, added job responsibilities and diffi cult co-workers. How do
executive producers, assistant news directors or news directors continue to deliver positive change,
value, innovation and ratings? The answer may be summed up with one word — leadership. Learn
how to add organizational value regardless of your title.
Location: Sarasota 1-2

Moderator:
Camille Edwards, Vice President & News Director, WABC-TV
Alexander Quince, Assistant News Director, ABC 33/40

Panelists
Tim Traylor, Human Resource Offi cer, WJLA-TV/Allbritton Communications
Lori Waldon, News Director, KCRA 3 TV/ KQCA MY58 TV
Anzio Williams, Vice President/News, NBC10 Philadelphia
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#Legends13
LEGENDS OF THE GAME: GRIFFEY, LANKFORD, MCGRIFF AND SHEFFIELD
When they dominated Major League Baseball, these African-American players —13-time All-Star
Ken Griffey, Jr., nine-time All-Star Gary Sheffi eld, five-time All-Star Fred McGriff and power slugger
Ray Lankford — were known for their candor. Come witness more of that candor and engage
in conversation with these four baseball greats, who will share their experiences and give their
thoughts on the future of African-Americans in baseball.
Location: Osceola B

Moderator:
Jemele Hill, Columnist & TV Analyst, ESPN

Presenters:
Ken Griffey, Jr., Former Major League Baseball Player
Raymond Lankford, Former Major League Baseball Player
Fred McGriff, Former Major League Baseball Player
Gary Sheffi eld, Former Major League Baseball Player
#Paid13
GETTING PAID IN 2013:
WORKING WITHOUT WALLS IN THE NEW ECONOMY
Many journalists and professional communicators are struggling in this era of downsizing and
outsourcing. According to the Freelancers Union, one in three in the business are toiling as
freelancers, temps, contractors, contingent workers and the like. More newsrooms are finding it
easier and cheaper to use freelancers. This workshop will address areas such as needed skills, the
benefits of entrepreneurship and getting paid as a freelancer.
Location: Destin

Moderator:
Teresa Wiltz, Deputy Editor, Essence Magazine

Presenters:
Jamaal Abdul-Alim, Independent Writer
Helena Andrews, Journalist and Pop Culture Critic
Lauren Williams, Deputy Editor, TheRoot.com
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#SocMed13
BRINGING SOCIAL MEDIA SANITY AND ANALYTICS
TO THE NEWSROOM
Social media has become a regular part of the newsgathering and dissemination process. But
sometimes you have to demonstrate its effectiveness to your bosses. In this workshop, veteran
social media editors and community managers will discuss what works in their newsrooms, how
they quantify the results and how to select the right mix of tools. Attendees will walk away with a
better understanding of tools, best practices and the most effective ways to collect analytics.
Location: Naples 1-2

Moderator:
Benét J. Wilson, Social Media/eNewsletters Editor,
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

Presenters:
Holly Edgell, Community Editor, WCPO.com
Sarah Glover, Social Media Editor, NBC10 Philadelphia
Akoto Ofori-Atta, Assistant Editor & Social Media Manager, The Root.com
#Photog13
PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO FOR THE NON-VISUAL JOURNALIST
Just about everyone can take a picture and shoot video, but not all can do them in a way that tells
a story people understand. Yet photos and video are increasingly becoming the responsibility of
everyone in the newsroom. In this workshop, non-visual journalists will learn that by following
common-sense photography rules, they can create publishable work. The session also will focus on
composition, lighting and exposure.
Location: Tampa 1-2

Presenters:
Sonja Foster, Chair, NABJ Visual Task Force
Mark Gail, Freelance Photojournalist
Michael Leftwich, Freelance TV News Photographer
#Science10113
SCIENCE JOURNALISM 101
Recent discoveries at local colleges or by black scientists have largely been ignored by media
outlets, including those that target black audiences. This session will help journalists learn how
to develop a network of science consultants as sources and cultivate relationships with black
scientists and engineers.
Location: Sanibel 1-2

Presenters:
Jamila Bey, Reporter, Voice of Russia Radio
David Kroll, Ph.D., Director of Science Communications, Nature Research Center,
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, North Carolina State University
Robin Lloyd, News Editor, Scientific American
Ivan Oransky, Executive Editor, Reuters Health
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FUELING INSPIRATION: HOW TO WRITE MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS
This session will provide practical tips on motivational writing for potential authors. Panelists have
all written motivational books and will discuss them at this session.
Location: Osceola 1-3

Moderator:
Jacquie Hood Martin,
Author, Fulfilled! The Art and Joy of Balanced Living

Panelists:
Merri Dee, Author, Life Lessons on Faith, Forgiveness & Grace
DeVon Franklin, Author, Produced By Faith
Bishop T.D. Jakes, Founder/Senior Pastor,
The Potter’s House of Dallas

2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
INTERACTIVE SESSION II
#Celeb13
CELEBRITY REPORTING: YOU THINK YOU KNOW
The world of entertainment and pop culture is a complicated one. Join a panel of top-tier celebrity
publicists, entertainment journalists and producers as they offer a behind-the-scenes view of the
real world of one of journalism’s glitziest jobs. This workshop will cover the biggest challenges,
nuances, risks, as well as rewards of celebrity reporting.
Location: Miami 1-2

Moderator:
Nekesa Moody, Global Entertainment Editor, The Associated Press

Presenters:
Cassandra Butcher, Vice President of Publicity, Fox Searchlight
Kelley L. Carter, Freelance Entertainment Reporter
Hillary Crosley, Entertainment Reporter, Parlour Magazine
Lee Hawkins, Entertainment Reporter, Wall Street Journal
Gerrick Kennedy, Music Journalist, Los Angeles Times
Gwendolyn Quinn, President, GQ Media
Tresa Sanders, President, Tremedia
Arienne Thompson, Celebrity Reporter, USA Today
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#Radio13
RADIO IN THE DIGITAL ERA: IT’S MORE THAN PLAYING THE HITS
Once the most dominant form of media, radio has slipped behind television, digital and print
media in terms of prestige. But journalists are making a mistake if they ignore this form of
communication. There are numerous online, satellite, mobile and syndication opportunities. In this
session, you’ll hear a panel of radio veterans discuss their career paths, the jobs available now and
how to fit your skills into this medium.
Location: Osceola 4-6

Moderator:
Marcus Osborne, Show Host/Executive Producer, “The Straight Male Friend Show”

Presenters:
Amani Ali, Executive Producer, “The Gloria Neal Show”
Farai Chideya, Distinguished Writer in Residence, Carter Journalism Institute,
New York University
Troy Johnson, News Anchor, WNEW & WHUR
Ava Maria Perrine, Instructor, Delaware State University
Condace Pressley, Program Director, WSB AM and FM
Deya Smith, Lead Producer, “Tom Joyner Morning Show;” Creator/Host,
“Girlfriend FM” and “Beyond the Studio”
#MMStory13
WRITING ON THE FLY: MASTERING MULTIMEDIA STORYTELLING
Multimedia journalists are now charged with doing it all. The most successful can write Web copy,
write a broadcast script, take photos, post to the Web, update social media, shoot video and report
from the field. Key to all of this is good writing. But can the need for speed lower the quality of a
multimedia journalist’s writing? Journalists offer tips for writing quickly without abandoning clear,
concise and masterful storytelling.
Location: Tallahassee 1-2

Moderator:
Christopher Nelson, Assignment Editor, NBC News

Presenters:
Adriana Diaz, Digital Journalist, CBS News
Evan Lambert, Reporter, WKMG Local 6
Sia Nyorkor, Multimedia Journalist, KWCH-TV
Derrick Rose, Anchor/Reporter, WPMI-TV
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#Classroom13
MAKING YOUR WAR STORIES MEANINGFUL IN THE CLASSROOM
Many professors have had careers as practitioners before entering the classroom. They may have
begun lectures by saying: “Back in my day.” Although those stories might have grabbed interest,
what did you really learn that could be applied to your career? On this panel, former journalists
and communications professionals will share ideas for developing lectures and assignments that
draw on their experience and also have relevance for students.
Location: Naples 1-2

Moderator:
Bonnie Newman Davis, Janice Bryant Howroyd Endowed Professor,
North Carolina A&T State University

Presenters:
Jayme Bradford, Assistant Professor & Mass Communications Coordinator,
Voorhees College
Allissa Richardson, Professor, Bowie State University
#AAWomen13
DOUBLE STANDARD: AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN IN SPORTS MEDIA
The numbers of women in the sports journalism industry are small and they are even smaller for
African-American women. African-American women working in front of the camera and behind
the scenes will discuss their career paths and experiences in sports media. They’ll relay that being
a double minority in a competitive field may not be easy, but it’s not impossible either.
Location: Sarasota 1-2

Moderator:
LaChina Robinson, Basketball Analyst & Reporter

Presenters:
Tara August, Senior Director of Talent Services, Turner Sports
Aiyanna Cristal, Sports Reporter, WPLG-TV, Miami
Shannon Owens, Sports Columnist, Orlando Sentinel
Nischelle Turner, Sports & Entertainment Reporter, CNN/HLN
Monique Walker-Jones, Sports Content Editor, Baltimore Sun
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#Education13
HOW EDUCATION REFORMS CAN HELP OR HURT STUDENTS
Powered by Black Alliance for Educational Options
Join this critical discussion about how public school children, particularly African-Americans, are
affected today and in the future by education reforms. Learn more about Common Core, vouchers,
charter schools, blended learning, opportunity scholarships and other attempts to change the way
millions of students get their educations. This will be a spirited discussion on the pros and cons of
these efforts.
Location: Osceola 1-3

Moderator:
Roland Martin, Host, “Washington Watch With Roland Martin”

Presenter:
Tim King, Founder, President and CEO of Urban Prep Academies
Dr. Howard Fuller, Founder & Board Chair,
Black Alliance for Educational Options
#Ethics13
ETHICS ON DEADLINE: ASSESSING SPEED VS. ACCURACY
It’s critical to pause and make tough, ethical decisions during the fast-paced, competitive 24-hour
news and blogging cycle. This panel will examine the consideration given to journalistic values —
solid reporting and fact-checking — when assessing the impact of speed during deadline reporting.
Location: Tampa 1-2

Presenter:
Kenny Irby, Director of Community Relations & Diversity Programs, Poynter Institute
THE AFRICA CHANNEL:
A FIGHT TO DELIVER OUR MESSAGE BY ANY DIGITAL MEANS NECESSARY
Powered by The Africa Channel
Black media are disappearing quickly as they continue to lose audiences to growing digital
competitors and struggle to get a footing in the new paradigm. The Africa Channel, the only
network devoted exclusively to showing positive modern images of Africa and the Diaspora, is
traversing these changes every day as it strives to reach every Black household. Panelists will share
strategies and insights from The Africa Channel’s journey in an attempt to help session attendees
take control of their businesses and personal brands by embracing digital media.
Location: Destin

Presenters:
James Andrews, Founder/CEO, Social People
Melva Benoit, President, Goffney-Benoit Research Consulting
Alma Derricks, Director, Media & Entertainment Customer Strategy,
Deloitte Consulting
Lee Gaither, General Manger/ Executive Vice President, The Africa Channel
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CONVERSATION WITH CIVIL RIGHTS LEGEND SIMEON BOOKER
This session is an interview with NABJ Hall of Fame inductee Simeon Booker, author of Shocking
the Conscience: A Reporter’s Account of the Civil Rights Movement. Booker was the first black
reporter for the Washington Post and covered the 1955 murder of Emmett Till for Ebony and Jet. In
1982, he became the first black journalist to win the National Press Club’s Fourth Estate Award for
lifetime contributions. Booker retired in 2007 after serving as Jet’s Washington bureau chief for 48
years.
Location: Gainesville

Moderator:
Joy-Ann Reid, Managing Editor, TheGrio.com; Contributor, MSNBC

Presenter:
Simeon Booker, former Washington Bureau Chief, Jet Magazine
COVERING MENTAL HEALTH EFFECTIVELY
Journalists often struggle with how to report about mental health accurately, ethically, sensitively
and responsibly. Many avoid reporting about it altogether. But the media can play a powerful
role in educating the public by producing stories on such issues as bullying, depression, trends in
suicide rates, advances in treatment and what people can do to help those suffering from mental
illness. This presentation will provide journalists with research-based best practices for reporting
about this important national health issue.
Location: Sanibel 1-2

Moderator:
Cindy George, Health Reporter, Houston Chronicle

Presenters:
Muriel Jones, Executive Director, Federation of Families of Central Florida
Angelo McClain, Ph.D., CEO, National Association of Social Workers
Daryl Presgraves, Director of Communications,
Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network
Wylie Tene, Media Relations Manager, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
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INTERACTIVE SESSION III
#Solo13
GOING SOLO: THE JOYS AND PAINS OF INDEPENDENT PR CONSULTING
This session with freelancers and consultants will give an inside look at the rewards and challenges
of building a successful freelance career in public relations. The benefits of working on your own
are significant, but so are the workload and responsibilities, especially if you’re inexperienced. Learn
steps for starting, maintaining and growing a practice. Panelists also will discuss how to find and
secure clients, negotiate rates and manage resources.
Location: Sanibel

Presenters:
Kelley Chunn, Principal, Kelley Chunn & Associates
Arnesa Howell, Freelance Writer
Dawn Roberts, Managing Partner, KD Communications
Julie Walker, Freelance Writer
#SocMedJobs13
SOCIAL MEDIA JOBS: THE NEXT FRONTIER
The numbers of traditional media jobs are shrinking, but opportunities in social media are
exploding. From social media editor in a newsroom to communications manager at Tumblr, the
opportunities are boundless. This workshop will highlight these social media positions, the skills to
get them and why journalists should consider this emerging field.
Location: Naples 1-2

Presenters:
Kari Cobham, Social Media Director, WFTV Channel 9
Sarah Glover, Social Media Editor, NBC10 Philadelphia
Neal Mann, Multimedia Editor, Wall Street Journal
Sherri Williams, Adjunct Professor/Social Media Editor, Syracuse University
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#BlackMedia13
LIFE IMITATES ART: DEFINING BLACK MEDIA ROLES
Powered by NBCUniversal
This session charts the portrayal of black executives in film and television and the importance of
those depictions in countering negative imagery. Panelists will explore the effects of TV programs
such as “The Cosby Show,” as well as films such as “The Best Man” and its sequel. Discussion also
will touch on MSNBC’s diverse slate of anchors and contributors.
Location: Osceola A

Presenters:
Taye Diggs, “The Best Man,” “The Best Man Holiday”
Tamron Hall, Host, “NewsNation,” MSNBC
Malcolm D. Lee, Writer/Director/Producer, “The Best Man Holiday”
Nia Long, “The Best Man,” “The Best Man Holiday”
Yvette Miley, Senior Vice President and Executive Editor, MSNBC
Joy-Ann Reid, Managing Editor, TheGrio.com; MSNBC Contributor
Goldie Taylor, Social Critic & Political Contributor, MSNBC
Touré, Host, “The Cycle,” MSNBC
Chris Witherspoon, Associate Editor, TheGrio.com; Entertainment Analyst, MSNBC
#Enviro13
THE ENVIRONMENT: IS IT A BLACK ISSUE?
Powered by Toyota
Hazards such as air pollution and water contamination tend to affect black neighborhoods more often
than other communities. The Center for American Progress reports more than 71 percent of African-
Americans live in areas that fail to meet at least one of the government’s air quality standards. With
environmental dangers affecting black communities at disproportionate rates, this session will explore
programs offering culturally relevant solutions and ways journalists can educate and drive change.
Location: Miami 1-2

Moderator:
Terrell Brown, Correspondent, CBS News

Presenters:
Jamal Ali, Author, Black and Green: Black Insights for the Green Movement
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO, Green for All
Zakiya Harris, Co-founder of Earthseed Consulting
Chandra Taylor Smith, Ph.D., Vice President for Community Education
and Conservation, National Audubon Society
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#Fashion13
FROM THE BLOGS TO THE RUNWAY:
FASHION REPORTING IN THE 21ST CENTURY
A few years ago, there were limited options for journalists wanting to cover fashion. Now, with the
explosion of fashion sites and street-style blogs, it’s easier to become a self-made fashion star. But
what does it take to make it as a fashion journalist today? Can a writer take a blog and parlay it
into serious journalism? Industry insiders will cover how they broke into the fashion beat and what
others can do to move ahead.
Location: Tallahassee 1-2

Moderator:
Celia Smith, Fashion Editor, Essence.com

Presenters:
Nichelle Gainer, Journalist, InStyle, Glamour, Woman’s Day & Newsweek.com;
Creator, Vintage Black Glamour
Nana Brew Hammond, Author and Style Editor, Bluefly.com
Julee Wilson, Fashion & Style Editor, Huffi ngton Post Black Voices
#SJI13
BREAKING GROUND:
THE STORY OF THE SPORTS JOURNALISM INSTITUTE
Powered by ESPN
This year, the Sports Journalism Institute celebrates 20 years of existence. The program prepares
college students for careers in the highly competitive sports journalism industry. This session
will study the impact of the program and how it has created a platform for new voices in sports
journalism.
Location: Osceola 4-6

Moderator:
Leon Carter, Vice President, ESPN; Cofounder, Sports Journalism Institute
Jonathan Abrams, Writer, Grantland.com
Sherlon Christie, Reporter, Asbury Park Press
Shannon Owens, Columnist, Orlando Sentinel
Ohm Youngmisuk, New York Giants Beat Writer, ESPNNewYork.com
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#TechTools13
TAKING FULL ADVANTAGE OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE JOURNALISM TOOLBOX
This interactive panel will showcase the latest in technology tools and apps for reporters. It will
also explain the best ways for content producers to use digital tools and help spark ideas for other
creative ways to use them. Come armed with smartphones, tablets and laptops.
Location: Tampa 1-2

Moderator:
Kiratiana Freelon, Principal, Eunique Enterprises

Presenters:
Adena Andrews, Digital Sports Columnist
Dr. Sybril Bennett, Professor of Journalism, Belmont University
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
#NABJVotes13
NABJ CANDIDATES FORUM
Come listen to the candidates for NABJ Board positions discuss their plans for the organization’s future.
Location: Sarasota 1-3
FILM FESTIVAL
“American Promise”
Powered by American Documentary/POV
In 1999, filmmakers Michèle Stephenson and Joe Brewster turned the cameras on two
families — including their own — while preparing their sons for academic success. As
they navigated the education system, they saw their sons’ futures would be riddled with
extra hurdles: they would be twice as likely as their white counterparts to be held back
in school, three times as likely to be suspended and half as likely to graduate college.
This film chronicles the journeys of parents fiercely committed to defying the odds.
Location: Osceola A
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
RECEPTIONS
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DIGITAL JOURNALISM TASK FORCE
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MEDILL SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM
(This is a private event open to
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Location: Gainesville
NEWS CORP
Location: Tallahassee 1-2

PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL INC.
Location: Naples

SPORTS JOURNALISM INSTITUTE
Powered by ESPN
Location: Sarasota
YOUNG BLACK JOURNALISTS
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NABJ FILM FESTIVAL
“BEING MARY JANE”
Powered by BET
Join BET for hors d’oeuvres, a screening of “Being Mary Jane,” and a
discussion of the movie with Executive Producer Mara Brock Akil, as
well as real-life news anchors as they talk about how they relate with
the film. The BET original movie stars Gabrielle Union as Mary Jane
Paul, who seemingly has it all as a beautiful and successful TV news
anchor. In reality, she’s a self-suffi cient powerhouse with a lackluster
love life who remains devoted to a family that doesn’t share her motivation.
How far is she willing to go to find the puzzle pieces that she — and society
— insists are missing from her life? Intense drama and unforgettable moments
unfold as Mary Jane juggles her life, her relationships, her work and her
commitments to her family.
Location: Osceola A
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
HIS & HERS LIVE PODCAST (invite only)
Powered by ESPN
ESPN hosts Michael Smith and Jemele Hill will record one of their hit podcasts “His & Hers” live in
front of an NABJ audience of convention attendees. Listen in on the conversation and then find out
how to take your podcast to the next level.
Location: Osceola 4-6
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
COCKTAILS & CONVERSATIONS
INSIDE ESPN
Powered by ESPN Pulse
Learn about new career opportunities at ESPN while mingling with current and potential
employees. PULSE (People United to Lead Serve and Excel) is one of nine employee resource
groups at ESPN. PULSE’s mission is to recruit, mentor, promote and retain African-American
employees across ESPN Inc. Pulse works to pursue innovative business opportunities, develop
more effi cient operations and build momentum behind the ESPN brand among African-American
communities.
Location: Osceola 4-6
MAKEUP & MARTINIS
Powered by CBS News
Makeup artist Patrece Williams will give feedback and tips on how to look your best on and off
camera. Williams has been in the business of fashion and beauty for more than 10 years. Her work
can be seen nationally on “CBS This Morning,” where she is one of the key makeup artists.
Location: Osceola 1-3
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PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION (INVITATION ONLY)
Powered by Al Jazeera America, Rémy Martin
Hosted by Jovita Moore, WSB-TV
10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
STUDENTS’ PARTY
Here’s the perfect time for student journalists and young professionals to meet in a comfortable
social setting. Join the NABJ Emerging Journalist of the Year, NABJ Student Journalist of the Year
and NABJ Student Representative of the Year for an exclusive evening reserved for networking.
Students who have graduated and professionals who have accepted new positions during the past
year will be recognized. Refreshments will be provided.
Location: Sanibel
ORLANDO NIGHTS: CASINO, CELEBRITIES AND A CAUSE
Powered by Bright House Networks Local Programming Group, Pepsi, Visit Orlando,
WESH-TV/WKCF-TV
Join the Central Florida Association of Black Journalists for a night of games, prizes and music.
Try your hand at blackjack, poker, roulette and craps. Roll the dice with celebrity dealers including
Roland Martin, Jemele Hill, Richelle Carey, hip hop legend MC Serch and others. A portion of the
proceeds benefit the host chapter’s scholarship fund. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
Osceola Ballroom B
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2013
6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
MORNING WORKOUT
Powered by McDonald’s
Start your day way with some Florida sun, fresh air and a great morning workout.
Billy Blanks Jr. of the First Family of Fitness will help you dance your way into shape.
Location: Florida Exhibition Hall B
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
REGISTRATION & WELCOME CENTER
Attendees who are pre-registered, should pick up their convention materials at the Registration
& Welcome Center. Others may register here on-site. This also is the place to sign up for special
events, including the NABJ Celebrity Golf Tournament and NABJ 5K Walk/Run, and buy tickets to
the Salute to Excellence Awards Gala and Gospel Brunch.
Location: Florida Exhibition Hall B
STUDENT MULTIMEDIA PROJECTS
Powered by Dow Jones & Company, Hewlett-Packard Company,
Orlando Sentinel and Southwest Airlines
College students work alongside professional journalists and journalism educators to produce
coverage of the convention for the NABJ Monitor, NABJ TV and nabjconvention.org.
Florida Exhibition Hall C
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BREAKFASTS
CULTIVATING PERSONAL WEALTH
Powered by Prudential Financial, Inc.
This breakfast seminar brings together personal finance and business journalists, financial advisors
and executives from Prudential for an in-depth discussion about wealth building and retirement
planning strategies. Learn how to better build your portfolio to withstand risks. Seminar leaders
will share tips and strategies for covering the issues and achieving personal financial success.
Location: Osceola A

Moderator:
Sharon Epperson, Senior Commodities and Personal Finance Correspondent, CNBC

Presenters:
Michael Davis, Senior Vice President, Stable Value, Prudential Retirement
Ivory Johnson, Founder, Delancey Wealth Management LLC; Blogger, CNBC
Valerie Coleman Morris, Author and Personal Finance Expert
Michelle Singletary, Personal Finance Columnist, Washington Post
LaToya Smith, Multimedia Content Producer/Personal Finance, BlackEnterprise.com
UNDERSTANDING THE HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE
Powered by Kaiser Permanente
One of the key pieces of the Affordable Care Act was the creation of the Health
Insurance Marketplace, designed to make buying health coverage easier and more
affordable. Starting in 2014, the Marketplace will allow individuals and small businesses
to compare health plans, get answers to questions, find out if they are eligible for
tax credits for private insurance and enroll in a health plan that meets their needs.
Journalists can play a crucial role is educating their audiences about the Marketplace.
Key Obama Administration offi cials will explain the Marketplace and highlight resources
available to journalists.
Location: Osceola B
Moderator:
Touré, Host, “The Cycle,” MSNBC
Presenters:
Michelle Snyder, Deputy Chief Operating Offi cer,
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Cheryl R. Campbell, Senior Vice President, Health and Compliance Programs
and Defense Agency Programs, CGI
Michael LeNoir, MD, President, National Medical Association
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#ExecSuite13
EXECUTIVE SUITE** (INVITATION ONLY)
Featuring the ASNE Minority Leadership Institute
Powered by CQ/Roll Call and Scripps Howard
Top news and corporate executives lead workshops for middle managers who aspire
to land more senior roles.
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
#NABJBiz
NABJ BUSINESS MEETING
Location: Osceola C
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CAREER FAIR & EXHIBITION
Location: Florida Exhibition Hall A
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
HEALTHY NABJ PAVILION
Powered Chrysler Group LLC
Stop by the Healthy NABJ Pavilion to participate in sessions on health and health
care policy and get information that will help you cover these complex topics. The
pavilion also offers free health screenings to convention attendees. Also, stop by the
McDonald’s Healthy Kitchen, where you can sample the restaurant’s new healthy
menu items.
Location: Florida Exhibition Hall A
AUTHORS SHOWCASE & BOOKSTORE
Powered by News Corp/HarperCollins Publishers
Location: Florida Exhibition Hall A
CYBER CAFÉ LOUNGE
Powered by Rent-A-Center
Location: Florida Exhibition Hall A
RADIO ROW
Location: Florida Exhibition Hall A
NABJ ELECTIONS BALLOTING
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INTERACTIVE SESSION IV
#Rookie13
The Rookie Journal
As the journalism industry evolves, many students and recent graduates have not been fully
exposed to the tools that can prepare them for this changing landscape. Working journalists
presenting in this crash course will share advice and accounts of their experiences with young
journalists, and will discuss what has worked for them.
Location: Osceola 1-3

Presenters:
Georgia Dawkins, Senior Producer, KSLA-TV
Kirstin Garriss, Reporter, WHAG-TV
Treye Green, Reporter, International Business Times
#LGBT13
PRO LGBT IN PRO SPORTS: NAVIGATING THE FIELD AND THE NEWSROOM
A growing number of pro athletes are joining the fight for LGBT equality. This session will explore the
role reporters play in elevating LGBT athletes. Whether the issue is bullying or support of an athlete
who comes out, is LGBT advocacy a distraction or a key part of the sports news cycle? This panel of
sports journalists, athletes, and advocates will address the media’s role in reporting on these issues.
Location: Osceola 4-6

Moderator:
Michael Arceneaux, Contributor, EBONY.com and TheGrio.com

Presenters:
Kye Allums, Transgender Advocate; Former Basketball Player,
George Washington University
Wade Davis, Former Football Player, NFL
Roxanne Jones, Founding Editor, “ESPN The Magazine;”
Former Vice President, ESPN
#Tech13
REPORTING ON TECHNOLOGY WITH AUTHORITY, NOT HYPE
This session will help journalists interested in covering technology learn how to stay focused as
they report on innovation, civic data initiatives, angel investments and failures. Panelists discuss
how to cover technology without undue hype or overly dramatic reporting on failures.
Location: Tallahassee 1-2

Moderator:
Retha Hill, Executive Director, Digital Media Entrepreneurship Lab,
Cronkite School of Journalism, Arizona State University

Presenters:
Mike Green, Founder, Saving America’s Black Boys National Campaign
and Solutions Summit; Co-Founder, The America21 Project
Mark Luckie, Manager of Journalism and News, Twitter
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#Crossing13
CROSSING THE LINE: FROM JOURNALISM TO PR
Many journalists are leaving the newsroom for public relations or communications. If you’re
weighing a transition, you should know it takes more than writing a punchy press release or
successfully pitching a story. Session attendees will hear proven strategies on landing and keeping
that first job and surviving in a competitive environment. There also will be discussion about
corporate and agency public relations as well as going out on your own.
Location: Naples 1-2

Presenters:
Terry Allen, CEO, 1016 Media
Deirdre C. Hopkins, Strategic Communications Manager,
Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority
Ava Maria Perrine, Instructor, Delaware State University
Maria Roberts Pitt, Written Word Communications
Marc Willis, Public Affairs Specialist, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives
#LiveShot13
THE ART OF THE LIVE SHOT
TV news reporters face pressure to make their live shots compelling, concise and relevant to
viewers. This interactive workshop will demonstrate how to pull this off. It will address issues such
as how to walk and talk without distracting the viewer and how to handle disruptions. Veterans,
mid-career, and beginning journalists can benefit from this discussion. Panelists will give feedback
to audience members who bring copies of their live shots.
Location: Tallahassee 3

Presenters:
Mary Benton, TV New Reporter, KPRC TV Local 2
Isiah Cary, News Reporter, KRIV -TV
Derricke Dennis, Correspondent, WCBS 2 News
Rashida Jones, News Director, WIS-TV
Mara Schiavocampo, Anchor, NBCUniversal
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#IntlBeat13
LANDING AN INTERNATIONAL REPORTING ASSIGNMENT
DESPITE BUDGET CUTS
Although citizens worldwide are more intensely than ever affected by international issues,
newsrooms continue to scale back on world coverage and close overseas bureaus. Panelists will
offer practical advice on landing one of the increasingly competitive international fellowships or
global reporting assignments.
Location: Destin

Presenters:
Erika Beras, Reporter and Producer, 90.5 Essential Public Radio
Nicole Carr, Reporter, WTVD ABC 11
Samson Desta, Senior Director of coverage, CNN International
Calvin Sims, Program Offi cer, Journalism Program, Ford Foundation
Lyndsey Wajert, Program Offi cer, International Center for Journalists
Teresa Wiltz, Deputy Editor News, Essence
#NABJFounders
NABJ HISTORY: FROM THE PIONEERS WHO CREATED IT
NABJ founders engage new members and other convention attendees in an informational back-
and-forth discussion about the history of the organization. They will share thoughts on the
meeting that took place in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 12, 1975, when 44 journalists founded the
organization, and offer stories about the pioneers’ early trials and tribulations.
Location: Sarasota 1-2

#BigStory13
COVERING BIG EVENTS:
GETTING ON THE TEAM AND GETTING THE BEST STORIES
Planning for major events such as elections, the Olympics, the inauguration, the Super Bowl and
the World Series begins very early. News organizations hold monthly planning meetings, conduct
site walk-throughs and apply for credentials ahead of time. Explore what to do to get on the team
where the action happens and how to deliver the best stories and images once there. Writers,
visual journalists, editors and managers will share what it takes to deliver.
Location: Tampa 1- 2

Presenters:
Boyzell Hosey, Director of Photography, Tampa Bay Times
Danese Kenon, Multimedia Photojournalist, Indianapolis Star
Evan Perez, Justice Department Reporter, Wall Street Journal
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#TalkHeads13
TALKING HEADS 2.0
It’s no longer enough to be a capable reporter. Today’s journalist must be ready to serve as an
expert and provide perspective, analysis and commentary on his or her work to the public via
local and national media outlets. The problem is, many print and online journalists have never
learned how to give good interviews for a broadcast audience. This session will offer tips on
communicating effectively for specialty journalists who are now wading into the world of radio and
television interviews.
Location: Gainesville

Moderator:
Kelley L. Carter, Freelance Entertainment Journalist
Presenters:
Lola Ogunnaike, Entertainment Reporter
Gerrick Kennedy, Music Journalist, Los Angeles Times
Jemele Hill, Columnist & TV Analyst, ESPN
Michael Smith, Host, “Numbers Never Lie,” ESPN
WHAT’S KILLING US? REDUCING HEALTH DISPARITIES
IN OUR COMMUNITIES
This workshop is designed for the health beat or general assignment reporter
or planning editor who wants to understand the reasons some illnesses have a
greater impact on people of color and what can be done to help the overall health
of their communities. If reporters can understand the social determinants that
disproportionately affect communities of color and what initiatives are in place to
encourage healthy habits, they will be better prepared to write powerful stories that
raise awareness and educate their audiences.
Location: Sanibel

Presenters:
Ronald Louis Copeland, MD, Senior Vice President, National Diversity Strategy
and Policy, Kaiser Permanente
Fabiola Gaines, Nutritionist and President, HEBNI Nutrition Consultants
Donna McCree, Ph.D., Associate Director for Health Equity, Division of HIV/AIDS,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Celeste M. Philip, MD, Interim Deputy Health Secretary, Florida Department of Health
Kevin Sneed, Dean and Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of South Florida
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YOU WROTE IT; NOW SELL IT
This panel is designed to help our attendees better understand the process of selling and
marketing new books.
Location: Miami 1-2

Moderator:
Dr. Sybril Bennett, Author, Innovate: Lessons from the Underground Railroad

Presenters:
Wayne Dawkins, Author, City Son: Andrew W. Cooper’s
Impact on Modern Day Brooklyn
Eric Deggans, Author, Race Baiter
Jason Mott, Author, The Returned
Tracy Sherrod, Editorial Director, Amistad Publishing
Touré, Author, I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon
12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
LUNCH & LEARN SESSIONS
HEALTHY NABJ LUNCHEON
THE REAL DEAL: HOW THE HEALTH CARE LAW AFFECTS UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES
Powered by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Millions of uninsured Americans will be eligible for health coverage through
exchanges that will be created as part of the Affordable Care Act. This historic law
will change the national landscape of health and health care delivery. But what are
the risks? The benefits? The challenges, especially the hurdles facing the medically
underserved? Experts will unravel the confusing information that consumers need to
navigate the new health insurance terrain. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is
the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted solely to health and health care. An iPad will
be awarded to a session attendee at the conclusion of the session. Lunch will be provided.
Location: Osceola A

Moderator:
Linda Wright Moore, Senior Communications Offi cer,
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Presenters:
Jacquie Anderson, Chief Operating Offi cer, Community Catalyst
Dr. Keon L. Gilber, Assistant Professor, Saint Louis University College for
Public Health and Social Justice
Aletha Maybank, MD, Columnist, “Doctors Orders,” Ebony.com; Founding Member,
Artemis Medical Society
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W.E.B. DUBOIS NEWSMAKER PLENARY
#BigJ13
LOSING BIG J: HOW TO BRING ETHICS AND INTEGRITY BACK TO THE MEDIA
Powered by AARP
With high-profile blunders in coverage of the Boston Marathon explosion and the Supreme Court
ruling on the health care law and with numerous other errors frequently cropping up in editorial
content, does the journalism industry still command the trust of news consumers? Panelists will
have a frank discussion on how to bring ethics and integrity back to the news media.
Location: Osceola C-D

Moderator:
Randall Pinkston, Retired Correspondent, CBS News

Panelists:
Callie Crossley, Host, “Under the Radar,” WGBH Radio Boston; Media Critic
and TV Commentator
Eric Deggans, TV/Media Critic, Tampa Bay Times
Melanie Eversley, Reporter, Breaking News Desk, USA Today
Wesley Lowery, Reporter, Boston Globe
Richard Prince, Columnist, Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
Mara Schiavocampo, Anchor, NBCUniversal
3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
INTERACTIVE SESSION V
#GoodBad13
HOW GOOD JOURNALISTS CAN SURVIVE A BAD PUBLIC MISTAKE
It only takes a slip of the tongue, a hastily written tweet or a poorly worded joke for a journalist to
lose years of hard-won credibility. But one mistake doesn’t have to mean the end of a career. Learn
how to survive public controversy from some of the nation’s best journalists, some of whom have
overcome serious missteps. Learn how to tread carefully with social media and email with proven
techniques. Find out when to apologize, stick to your guns, stay silent or defend yourself.
Location: Osceola 1-3

Presenters:
Jesse J. Holland, Supreme Court Reporter, The Associated Press
Rhonda Lee, Former TV meteorologist, Shreveport, Louisiana
Roland Martin, Host, “Washington Watch With Roland Martin”
Gwen McKinney, Owner, McKinney and Associates
Joe Williams, Former White House Correspondent, Politico
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#ObamaAdmin13
SENIOR POLICY OFFICIALS: OBAMA ADMINISTRATION INSIDERS
Don’t waste valuable deadline time searching for someone to give you an offi cial response or
quote for your White House or political story. At this session, you will meet top administration
press offi cials and hear directly from them on current and looming issues.
Location: Osceola 4-6

Moderator:
Kevin Lewis, Director of African-American Media, The White House

#1stJob13
FROM INTERN TO STAFFER: ESTABLISHING YOURSELF AS A PROFESSIONAL
Media veterans discuss the ups and downs they encountered on their first jobs. They will share
the lessons they learned and the information they wish they’d picked up in school. Attendees will
leave with tips on understanding contracts, offi ce protocol, warding off professional bullying and
identifying opportunities for forward movement without stepping on toes.
Location: Tallahassee 1-2

Presenters:
Michael Feeney, Reporter, New York Daily News
John Ketchum, Assistant Producer, American Public Media/“Marketplace”
Brittany Noble, Reporter/Anchor, WEYI-TV
Monica Richardson, Managing Editor, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
#MoJo13
MUST HAVES FOR MOBILE JOURNALISM
Building a mobile journalism operation can cost $1,000 or less. In this session, you’ll learn about
the best equipment and apps for journalists. You’ll also learn how to shoot, edit and file using an
iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone. Bring your own device for this interactive, fast-paced workshop.
Location: Destin

Presenters:
Amani Channel, Senior Digital Producer, KEF Media; Co-Founder, Web Video Chefs
Allissa Richardson, Emerging Media & Tech Professor, Bowie State University
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#Forgotten13
BRINGING THE FORGOTTEN AMERICAS TO THE FOREFRONT
Powered by General Motors Company
This session explores how coverage of the Americans largely ignores Latin America and the
Caribbean unless there are disasters or missing Americans. Correspondents who document the
Americas will discuss how to cover international stories within and outside the U.S. This workshop
also will highlight the work of journalists who carry this large torch and point reporters and editors
to programs that can help them break into international reporting. Participants are invited to a
reception immediately following.
Location: Sarasota 1-2

Moderator:
Jacqueline Charles, Caribbean Correspondent, Miami Herald

Presenters:
Randy Archibold, Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Bureau Chief,
New York Times
Lucia Newman, Latin America Editor, Al Jazeera America
DeWayne Wickham, NABJ Founder; Columnist, USA Today; Dean,
School of Global Journalism & Communication, Morgan State University
John Yearwood, World Editor, Miami Herald
#PowerProd13
FROM LOCAL NEWS TO THE NETWORK: MOVING UP AS A TV PRODUCER
This workshop offers a realistic look at what it takes to become a network news producer. Hear
from respected producers who have excelled in the high-stakes world of network news. Learn
which skills are transferable and what new skills are needed. Panelists also will discuss how to
climb the ladder while telling great stories, conquering challenges and seizing opportunities.
Location: Tampa 1-2

Moderator:
Craig Robinson, Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity Offi cer, NBCUniversal

Presenters:
Kia Baskerville, Washington Bureau Producer, CBS News
Valerie Butler, Executive Producer, HLN
Ken Strickland, Vice President/Washington Bureau Chief, NBC News
Anzio Williams, Vice President/News, NBC10 Philadelphia
Corey Yow, Segment Producer, MSNBC
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#BrandYou13
THE BRANDING OF YOU
In this age of social media and constant competition for the public’s attention, you’ve got to work
hard to build and manage your identity and sell the best of who you are. If you’re not strategically
networking, you’re already behind. This session will help you walk away with a game plan with action
steps. Each attending participant will join a branding group online and receive a free three-month
follow-up consultation. Please bring Web-accessible devices such as a smartphone, tablet or laptop.
Location: Naples1-2

Presenters:
Will Sutton, Acting Director, Public Relations & Communications,
Grambling State University
Paula Madison, CEO, Madison Media Management LLC
Herb Lowe, Professional in Residence, Diederich College of Communication,
Marquette University
Dottie Belletto, CEO, New Orleans Convention Company
#JSchools13
GETTING INTO GRAD SCHOOL
Representatives from some of the top journalism schools in the country give students interested in
pursuing a graduate degree in journalism the opportunity to hear about each school’s programs and
admission process and ask questions of admission representatives.
Location: Gainesville
Presenters:
Julie Collins, Medill, Northwestern University
Pam Gleason, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Allyson Hill, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Christine Souders, Columbia Journalism School
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
SPORTS PIONEER AWARDS CEREMONY
Location: Osceola A
RECEPTIONS
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Location: Osceola 4-6
JOURNALISM EDUCATOR FELLOWSHIP
Location: Sanibel 1-2
NASCAR
Location: Osceola 1-3
HOWARD UNIVERSITY
Location: Tallahassee 3
LGBT TASK FORCE
Location: Tallahassee 1-2
RAYCOM MEDIA
Location: Sarasota 1-2
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ELECTIONS RESULTS PRESS CONFERENCE
Location: Press Room, Daytona 2

8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
FOUNDERS RECEPTION (INVITATION ONLY)
Powered by General Motors Company, Nielsen Group and U.S. Virgin Islands
Location: St. Augustine Atrium
8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT TASK FORCE RECEPTION
Powered by Toyota Avalon
Celebrate with the A&E Task Force as members toast Eric Deggans as its 2013 Legacy Award
winner. The evening begins with screenings of snippets of two must-see new films: “Baggage
Claim” and “Black Nativity.” Invited guests include Boris Kodjoe, Paula Patton, Angela Bassett and
Jennifer Hudson. They will discuss their roles in these films and take a few questions from the
audience. After the panel discussion there will be networking, light fare, and cocktails.
Rémy Martin will provide a celebrity drink.
Location: Osceola B
11:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
SPORTS TASK FORCE JAM
House of Blues, 2901 Osceola Parkway, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2013
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
STUDENT MULTIMEDIA PROJECTS
Powered by Dow Jones & Company, Hewlett-Packard Company, Orlando Sentinel and Southwest Airlines
College students who won NABJ fellowships are covering the convention each day.
Florida Exhibition Hall C
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
5K WALK/RUN*
Powered by The Coca-Cola Company, Disney Parks and Kaiser Permanente
Come outside in the Florida sunshine and join other convention participants on a
journey to a healthier life during NABJ’s 8th Annual 5K Walk/Run. Buses depart from the
Transportation Lobby near the main entrance of the Gaylord Palms at 7a.m. and return
between 1p.m. and 2 p.m.
Location: Disney Parks
7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
NABJ GOLF TOURNAMENT*
Powered by The Coca-Cola Company
Each year, NABJ members and special guests gather to enjoy camaraderie with one
another while enjoying a round of golf. Transportation provided. Buses leave the Gaylord
Palms Transportation Lobby starting at 7 a.m. and return between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Celebrations Golf Club, 701 Golfpark Drive, Kissimmee, Florida 34747
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REGISTRATION & WELCOME CENTER
Attendees who are pre-registered, should pick up their convention materials at the Registration
& Welcome Center. Others may register here on-site. This also is the place to sign up for special
events, including the NABJ Celebrity Golf Tournament and NABJ 5K Walk/Run, and buy tickets to
the Salute to Excellence Awards Gala and Gospel Brunch.
Location: Florida Exhibition Hall B
9:00 a.m. - noon
CAREER FAIR & EXHIBITION
Location: Florida Exhibition Hall A
9:00 a.m. - noon
HEALTHY NABJ PAVILION
Powered Chrysler Group LLC
Stop by the Healthy NABJ Pavilion to participate in sessions on health and health care
policy and get information that will be helpful when covering these complex topics.
The pavilion also offers free health screenings to convention attendees. Also, stop by the
McDonald’s Healthy Kitchen, where you can sample the restaurant’s new healthy menu
items.
Location: Florida Exhibition Hall A
AUTHORS SHOWCASE & BOOKSTORE
Powered by News Corp/HarperCollins Publishers
Location: Florida Exhibition Hall B
CYBER CAFÉ LOUNGE
Powered by Rent-A-Center
Location: Florida Exhibition Hall
RADIO ROW
Location: Florida Exhibition Hall
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
INTERACTIVE SESSION VI
#Juggle13
THE JUGGLING JOURNALIST: HOW TO DO IT ALL AND DO IT WELL
Powered by Gannett Company
Journalists know how to do the basics: present a balanced story, triple check facts and get it
out fast. But when you also must worry about lighting an interview, lugging multimedia gear or
posting updates to social media platforms, does part of your job suffer? This workshop will share
ways you can perform well as a multimedia journalist, juggle tasks effectively, compete well and
navigate your own newsroom.
Location: Osceola 4-6

Presenters:
Blayne Alexander, Multimedia Journalist, WXIA-TV
Eric Ludgood, Former News Director, WGCL-TV
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#Internships13
BREAKING IN: SECURING INTERNSHIPS TO SET YOU UP FOR SUCCESS
Internships during college are the building blocks to a solid start in journalism. This panel will
feature students and recent graduates who will discuss how they used internships to propel
their journalism careers. Learn where to find the best programs, how to stand out in a crowd of
applicants and what it takes to maximize the intern experience.
Location: Sarasota 1-2

Presenters:
Marissa Evans, Student, Marquette University/Intern, Seattle Times
Joe Grimm, Visiting Editor in Residence, Michigan State University School of Journalism
Wesley Lowery, Reporter, Boston Globe
Eryn Rogers, Multimedia Journalist, WANE-TV


#NewMedia13
CHANGING TIMES, CHANGING TERMS: CLAIMING POWER IN TODAY’S NEWSROOM
New opportunities emerge as newsrooms evolve into mobile, digitized, multiplatform workplaces.
Industry professionals will share best practices on how to be proactive in shaping your newsroom
role and what you need to know to transform your career vision into action. There also will be
information on what to do when faced with getting a new job, being reassigned, taking a buyout
or being laid off. You’ll learn how to negotiate strong personal service contracts and how to choose
an agent, manager or lawyer.
Location: Miami 1-2
Moderator:
Bob Butler, Reporter, KCBS Radio

Presenters:
Catherine Brown, Producer and Writer, NBC10 Philadelphia
Mary Cavallaro, Assistant National Executive Director, News & Broadcast, SAG-AFTRA
Vickie Thomas, City Beat Reporter, WWJ Newsradio 950
11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
#CarNews13
FROM FAST CARS TO FASTER NEWS: SOCIAL MEDIA IN SPORTS
Powered by NASCAR
Social media can be a powerful tool for companies to keep their brand message on point and
stay connected to customers and journalists. This session explains how NASCAR did just that by
creating its Fan and Media Engagement Center. Both bloggers and journalists will benefit from
learning how NASCAR and other sports entities are reworking themselves to meet the need for
speed, accuracy and relevance.
Location: Osceola 1-3
Presenters:
Robert Littal, Founder, Black Sports Online
Max Siegel, Owner, Rev Racing; President and CEO, USA Track & Field
Colin Smith, Managing Director, Digital Platform, NASCAR Digital Media
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#Neighbor2Family13
SAVING BLACK COMMUNITIES ONE SIBLING GROUP AT A TIME
Powered by Neighbor to Family
There are more than 500,000 children in foster care in the United States at any given time, and
of those with siblings, only 25 percent are placed with a brother or sister. Siblings who are placed
together experience higher rates of stability, a decreased length of stay in foster care and suffer less
trauma. Neighbor to Family’s mission is to revolutionize foster care by keeping siblings together
while building healthier families and stronger communities. It provides foster parents with a
support team that includes clinical services, full case management, educational support, in-house
training, a family advocate and monthly family team meetings. The organization is headed by
Gordon Johnson, who over decades has put tens of thousands of children in stable homes.
Moderator:
Sylvester Monroe, Producer, NPR
Presenters:
“Jane Doe,” Sibling Group Member
Tony Hill, Board Member, Neighbor to Family; Former Florida Senator
Gordon Johnson, President/CEO, Neighbor to Family
Evelyn Lynn, Board Member, Neighbor to Family; Florida Senator
Ackneil Muldrow, Executive Vice Chair, Neighbor to Family Board
Donna Peach, Professional Foster Care Giver, Daytona Beach
Jim Rast, Ph.D. Professor, University of Colorado
Charles Robinson, Journalist, WMPT-TV Baltimore
George Sheldon, Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children
and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
INTERACTIVE SESSION VII

#Fellowship13
JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIPS: A WAY TO FIND YOUR PURPOSE AND PASSION
Dedicated journalists can reach a point of feeling weary and even question their career choice.
A year away from the daily grind can be invigorating. A journalism fellowship offers time
to take stock, learn from educators at top universities, travel or even delve into journalism
entrepreneurship. Hear from fellowship alumni who now serve as thought leaders in the industry,
and learn how their experiences propelled them up the career ladder.
Location: Osceola 4-6
Presenters:
Farai Chideya, Distinguished Writer in Residence,
Carter Journalism Institute, New York University
Callie Crossley, Program Manager, Nieman Foundation for Journalism,
Harvard University
Justin Ellis, Assistant Editor, Nieman Journalism Lab, Harvard University
Ernie Suggs, Reporter, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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#Magazines13
A LOOK AT THE FUTURE OF MAGAZINES
Panelists assess the future of magazines and how they’re evolving as multimedia brands. Find out
what’s behind the news of consolidations and acquisitions. Learn what it takes to make it today as
a freelancer, staff member or entrepreneur.
Location: Sarasota 1-2
Presenters:
Amy DuBois Barnett, Editor-in-Chief, Ebony Magazine
Michelle Ebanks, President, Essence Communications and People en Espanol
Wyatt Mitchell, Creative Director, The New Yorker
Keith Reed, Senior Editor, ESPN The Magazine

#GospelPR13
SPREADING THE GOSPEL: UNDERSTANDING FAITH-BASED PUBLIC RELATIONS
Whether it’s about bringing in new members, responding to a crisis situation or using spiritual
values to appeal to a specific audience, faith-based public relations is a growing industry. And in
today’s technology-driven world, in which services might be streamed online and prayer requests
sent via Twitter, the church must find modern ways to engage audiences. PR and communications
professionals will share their expertise on the art of faith-based public relations.
Location: Sanibel 1-2
Moderator:
Aprill O. Turner, President, Turner Communications LLC
Presenters:
Nicole Kirby, Director of Public Relations, Empowerment Temple, AMEC
Zakiya Larry, Public Relations Manager, T.D. Jakes Ministries
Kymberlee Norsworthy, Head of Publicity, Sony Music/RCA Inspiration
JoJo Pada, President, Ignition Public Relations
#RadioSynd13
GIVE YOURSELF A JOB IN RADIO: SYNDICATE YOURSELF!
The radio game keeps changing. Pay-for-play, syndication and voice-tracking, which creates the
illusion of a live broadcast, have led to the erosion of local radio jobs. However, there are numerous
options and opportunities to create something that is yours. Take your experience, talent and drive
and learn how you can launch your own national radio show.
Presenters:
Maiya Holliee, Communications Specialist, Bell Helicopter
Bomani Jones, Sports Journalist, ESPN
Marcus Osborne, Host, “The Straight Male Friend Show;” CEO/Founder, SMF Media LLP
Condace Pressley, Assistant Program Director, AM750 & NOW 95.5FM News/Talk WSB
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THE IMPORTANCE OF WOMEN’S HEALTH CENTERS UNDER THE NEW HEALTH CARE LAW
Powered by Planned Parenthood
The panel will focus on the important role that women’s health care providers, including
organizations such as Planned Parenthood, will play in meeting the health care needs of women
newly insured under the Affordable Care Act. The panel also will discuss the range of preventive
services Planned Parenthood health centers provide to African-Americans across the country, and
how the new law will give African-Americans more access to health care services.
Location: Tallahassee 1-2
Moderator:
Rehema Ellis, NBC Nightly News

Presenters:
Vanessa Cullins, MD, Vice President for External Medical Affairs,
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Tamarah Duperval-Brownlee, MD, Chief Executive for Health Affairs,
Lone Star Circle of Care
Alexis McGill Johnson, Board Chair, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Monica Simpson, Executive Director, SisterSong
11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
THE KINSEY COLLECTION: REDISCOVERING AMERICA THROUGH FAMILY TREASURES
Powered by Walt Disney World Resort
Travel across 400 years of African-American achievement and contribution with the Kinsey family,
Bernard, Shirley and their son Khalil, owners of an array of rare art, documents, books and artifacts
known as The Kinsey Collection. Session participants will be transported to Walt Disney World
Resort’s American Adventure Pavilion at Epcot where they will be immersed by the Kinseys in the
nationally touring exhibit, “Re-Discovering America: Family Treasures from the Kinsey Collection.”
The Kinseys also will discuss their book, The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and
Shirley Kinsey.
Moderator:
Joe Madison, Sirrus XM Radio
Panelists:
Bernard Kinsey, Philanthropist
Shirley Kinsey, Philanthropist
11:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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#JournoKids13
BRINGING ISSUES FACING YOUNG KIDS TO THE FOREFRONT
Powered by The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Serious issues facing young children often are underplayed in news reports or missing altogether.
Many journalists would be surprised to learn that children in the United States younger than 3
years old live in poverty more than any other group. This session will show journalists how they
can find new data and research to show the social, scientific and systematic challenges facing the
most vulnerable children and help spark ideas for journalists.
Location: Osceola A
Moderator:
Bill Whitaker, Correspondent, CBS News
Presenters:
Natoya Alee, Communications Coordinator,
Early Learning Coalition of Seminole
Michael Fletcher, National Economics Reporter, Washington Post
Lisa Hamilton, Vice President, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Lynne Varner, Editorial Writer and Columnist, Seattle Times
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
VISUAL TASK FORCE PHOTO AUCTION & RECEPTION
THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT: RETROSPECTIVE
The Visual Task Force has collected, artistic photographs from NABJ members, news organizations
and other sources to be auctioned off during this NABJ tradition. The images capture the diversity
of African-American life across the country. Auctioneer Fred Sweets will be honored at this year’s
event. Proceeds benefit NABJ scholarships.
Location: Gainesville
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FILM FESTIVAL
“MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM”
The Weinstein Company
Enjoy this extended preview of “Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom,” based on Nelson
Mandela’s autobiography of the same name. It chronicles his early life, coming of age,
education and 27 years in prison before becoming president of South Africa and working
to rebuild the country’s once segregated society. The movie stars Idris Elba as Mandela
and Naomie Harris as his former wife, Winnie Mandela. The movie is directed by Justin
Chadwick.
“THE BUTLER”
The Weinstein Company
This movie by Lee Daniels, the Oscar-nominated director of “Precious,” was adapted
from an article written by Washington Post and NABJ award-winning writer Wil
Haygood. In 2008. Haygood profiled the late Eugene Allen, a White House butler who
served under eight presidents, including Barack Obama. Haygood, Daniels, Forest
Whitaker and other cast members will discuss how they brought a newspaper story
to the big screen. Daniels also will reveal how the movie was able to attract a cast of
A-listers, including Oscar winners Whitaker and Jane Fonda, Emmy-winning talk show host and
actress Oprah Winfrey, multiple Grammy-winning composer and musician Quincy Jones and
Grammy-winning singers Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz. Transportation provided.
Location: AMC Downtown Disney 24, 1500 E. Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
SPORTS JOURNALISM TASK FORCE MEETING
ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS COMPLEX
Location: 700 S. Victory Way, Kissimmee, Florida 34747
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
FILM FESTIVAL
“12 YEARS A SLAVE”
The Fox Searchlight film “12 Years a Slave” is based on the 1853 autobiography of
Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841
and sold into slavery. Northup worked on plantations in Louisiana for 12 years before his
release. The film is directed by Steve McQueen and written by McQueen and John Ridley.
Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Solomon Northup. Michael Fassbender also stars in the film.
Location: Osceola B
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6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
#NABJSTE
2013 NABJ SALUTE TO EXCELLENCE AWARDS GALA I*
Powered by AARP, FedEx, Prudential Financial, Inc. and Toyota
The NABJ Salute to Excellence Awards highlight exceptional pieces of journalism in print,
broadcast, and multimedia. These awards cover the varied range of talents and occupations within
the industry, including design, photography, long-form written pieces, serial stories, documentaries,
interviews and public relations.
Location: Osceola A
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
#NABJSTE
2013 NABJ SALUTE TO EXCELLENCE AWARDS GALA II*
Powered by AARP, FedEx, Prudential Financial, Inc. and Toyota
The NABJ Salute to Excellence Awards Gala is NABJ’s annual tribute to
individuals who have distinguished themselves for exceptional work in media
and journalism. Hosted by Don Lemon, CNN, and Cari Champion, ESPN.
Location: Osceola CD Stage
10:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
2014 KICKOFF PARTY
Powered by Advantage Boston
Join members of the Boston Association of Black Journalists as they get the party started for the
2014 convention immediately following the Salute to Excellence Gala. Enjoy good music, good
desserts and good times as we say goodbye to Orlando and hello to Boston!
Location: Osceola A
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2013
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
NABJ GOSPEL BRUNCH*
Powered by AARP
Close out the convention enjoying brunch with new and
old friends while enjoying inspirational gospel music
performed by several recording artists during this popular
NABJ Tradition. Hosted by Syan Rhodes, WESH-TV, and
Rod Carter, WFLA-TV.
Location: Osceola C
10:00 a.m. - noon
NABJ BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Location: St. George Meeting Room 114
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NABJ understands the power of service. As part of our 38th Annual Convention & Career Fair,
NABJ asks you to join us as we serve the Greater Orlando community through our Day of Service.
We will sponsor two projects to help residents who have no home to call their own.
Homelessness in Florida has reached a crisis level, and the state is challenged in its ability to
address it. The state’s Department of Children and Families says there are nearly 85,000 homeless
people on any given day in Florida, the highest rate in the country.
These residents are forced to live in the streets, in shelters or in overcrowded housing with family
members or friends.
Through our service projects, we aim to leave an imprint and make a difference through our
efforts. Please join our Day of Service activities.
TUESDAY, JULY 30, 5:30 P.M.
NABJ FEEDS THE HOMELESS
Please join the NABJ Board of Directors and the Central Association of Black Journalists as they
partner with the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, the largest provider of homeless
services in Central Florida, to serve dinner to those in need.
Location: Center for Women and Families, 639 W. Central Blvd., Orlando, Florida 32801
WEDNESDAY, JULY 31- FRIDAY, AUGUST 1
NABJ TOILETRY DONATION DRIVE
Please participate in the NABJ Toiletry Donation Drive. NABJ will collect toiletries at our drop-off
bins, located near the registration area, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. On Saturday, NABJ
will donate our items to those in need.
Acceptable items for donation are: shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, deodorant (for men and
women), toothpaste, toothbrushes, baby wipes, mouth wash, feminine hygiene products, towels,
washcloths, sandwich baggies and over-the-counter medications.
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21st Century Fox
Booth: 420/422
10201 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90035
www.21cf.com
ABC News, ESPN, Fusion
Booth: 213
47 West 66th Street
New York, NY 10023
(212) 456-7777
www.abcnews.com
www.espn.com
www.fusion.net
Al Jazeera America
Booth: 108
1627 K Street NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 496-4500
www.america.aljazeera.com
Allbritton
Communications Company -
ABC 7/NewsChannel 8
Booth: 406/408
1100 Wilson Boulevard 6th Floor
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 236-9221
www.wjla.com
American Public Media/
Minnesota Public Radio/
Southern California Public
Radio
Booth: 412
480 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
(800) 562-8440
www.americanpublicmedia.
publicradio.org
The Annie E Casey Foundation
Booth: 322
701 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 547-6600
www.aecf.org
Black Alliance
for Educational Options
Booth: 116
888 16th Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 429-2236
www.baeo.org
Bloomberg
Booth: 414
731 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
(212) 318-2000
www.jobs.bloomberg.com
The Boston Globe
Booth: 220
135 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125
(617) 929-2000
www.bostonglobe.com
Boston University
College of Communications
Booth: 124
640 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02134
(617) 353-3450
www.bu.edu/com
Bright House Local
Programming Group
Booth: 212
20 N. Orange Avenue, Suite 13
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 513-1464
Jobs.brighthouse.com
Capitol Broadcasting Company
Booth: 323
2619 Western Boulevard
Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 890-6014
www.cbc-raleigh.com
CBS News
Booth: 401
524 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 975-4157
www.cbsnews.com
Centers for Disease Control
(CDC)
Booth: 238
9 Corporate Boulevard, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30329
www.cdc.gov
Centers for Medicare &
Medicaid Services
Booth: 121
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244
www.medicare.gov
Central Intelligence Agency
Booth: 113
Washington, DC 20505
www.cia.gov
Chrysler Group LLC
Health Pavilion
Booth: 228
c/o GlobalHue/MCM
4000 Town Center, Suite 1600
Southfield, MI 48075
www.chryslergroupllc.com
CNN
Booth: 201
One CNN Center
Atlanta, GA 30303
www.cnn.com
Columbia University
Graduate School of Journalism
Booth: 122
2950 Broadway, Room 203
New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-6344
www.journalism.columbia.edu
Comcast NBCUniversal
Booth: 101
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112
(212) 664-6199
www.nbcunicareers.com
Cox Media Group
Booth: 407
6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30328
(678) 645-4275
www.coxinc.com
CUNY Graduate School
of Journalism
Booth: 132
219 W. 40th Street
New York, NY 10018
(646) 758-7852
www.journalism.cuny.edu
The Detroit News
Booth: 421
615 West Lafayette Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48226
www.detroitnews.com
Dow Jones News Fund, Inc.
Booth: 111
P.O. Box 300
Princeton, NJ 08543-0300
(609) 452-2820
www.newsfund.org
Eli Lilly and Company
Booth: 127
Lilly Corporate Center
Indianapolis, IN 46285
(317) 276-2000
www.lilly.com
ESPN
Booth: 207
1 ESPN Plaza
Bristol, CT 06010
(860) 766-2000
www.espn.com
The EW Scripps Company
Booth: 413
312 Walnut Street , Suite 2800
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 977-3723
www.scripps.com
Gannett Co., Inc.
USA TODAY
Booth: 301
7950 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22107
(703) 854-8072
www.gannett.com
www.usatoday.com
Greater Boston Convention
& Visitor Bureau
Booth: 431
Two Copley Place, Suite 105
Boston, MA 02116
(888) SEE-BOSTON
www.bostonusa.com
Hearst Television
Booth: 100
300 W. 57th Street Floor 39
New York, NY 10019
(212) 887-6800
www.hearsttelevision.com
The King Center
Imaging Project
An initiative of
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Booth: 110/112
10 S. Dearborn, Floor 16
Chicago, IL 60603
www.jpmorgan.com
LIN Media
Booth: 119
One West Exchange Street,
Suite 5A
Providence, RI 02903
(317) 296-3109
www.linmedia.com
The McClatchy Company
Booth: 423
2100 Q Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 321-1940
www.mcclatchy.com
McDonald’s
Booth: 339/439
2111 McDonald’s Drive
Oak Brook, IL 60523
www.mcdonalds.com
@McDonalds
Medill School,
Northwestern University
Booth: 120
Fisk Hall, 1845 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208
(847) 491-5359
www.medill.northwestern.edu
Meredith Corporation
Booth: 219
1716 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 284-2385
www.meredith.com
NABJ Bookstore
Booth: 433
1100 Knight Hall, Suite 3100
College Park, MD 20742
(301) 405-0248
www.nabj.org
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JournalismNext.com
Booth: 319/321
P.O. Box 60496
Pasadena, CA 91116
(626) 792-3846
www.journalismnext.com
NABJ Film Festival
Booth: 242
1100 Knight Hall, Suite 3100
College Park, MD 20742
(301) 405-0248
www.nabj.org
NASCAR
Booth: 133
One Daytona Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 310-6130
www.nascar.com
National Responsible
Fatherhood Clearinghouse
Booth: 123
9300 Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22031
(877) 4DAD411
www.fatherhood.gov
Neighbor To Family, Inc.
Booth: 320
220 S. Ridgewood Avenue
Daytona, FL 32114
www.neighbortofamily.org
New England Sports Network
(NESN)
Booth: 311
480 Arsenal Street Bldg. 1
Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 536-9233
www.nesn.com
New York Public Radio
Booth: 418
160 Varick Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10013
(646) 829-4400
www.wnyc.org
The New York Times Company
Booth: 218
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
(212) 556-1234
www.nytco.com
The Newhouse School,
Syracuse University
Booth: 126
215 University Place, Room 301
Syracuse, NY 13244-2100
(315) 443-4493
www.newhouse.syr.edu
News Corp
Booth: 107
1211 Avenue of the Americas,
9th Floor
New York, NY 10036
(212) 416-3400
www.newscorp.com
Nirvana Tea
Booth: 240
2000 Town Center, Suite 1900
Southfield, MI 48075
(248) 440-7956
www.nirvana-tea.com
NPR
Booth: 410
1111 N. Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 513-2000
www.npr.org
OneBlood
Booth: 139
8669 Commodity Circle
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 248-5000
www.oneblood.org
Patch
Booth: 315
675 Avenue of Americas
New York, NY 10001
(917) 534-5166
www.patch.com
Post - Newsweek Stations
Booth: 307
550 W. Lafayette Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 223-2260
ProPublica
Booth: 221
55 Broadway, 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10006
(212) 514-5250
www.propublica.org
Raycom Media
Booth: 206
201 Monroe Street, 20th Floor
Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 206-1400
www.raycommedia.com
Rent-A-Center, Inc.
Booth: 327
5501 Headquarters Drive
Plano, TX 75024
(800) 275-2696
www.rentacenter.com
Reuters
Booth: 309
1333 H Street NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 898-8300
www.reuters.com
www.thomsonreuters.com
SAG-AFTRA
Booth: 210
5757 Wilshire Boulevard, 7th
Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(800) 638-6976
www.sagaftra.org
Sesi Magazine
Booth: 222
Arlington, VA
(540) 273-7601
www.sesimag.com
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Booth: 318
10706 Beaver Dam Road
Hunt Valley, MD 21030
(410) 568-1517
www.sbgi.net
Southern Poverty Law Center
Booth: 223
400 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104
www.splcenter.org
T.D. Jakes Ministries MegaFest
Booth: 115
Dallas, TX
(800) BISHOP2
www.mega-fest.com
Talent Dynamics
Booth: 313
600 E. Las Colinas Boulevard
Suite 100
Irving, TX 75039
(214) 640-3139
www.talentdynamics.com
Time Warner Cable News
and Local Programming
Booth: 214
1708 Colorado Street
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 531-8088
www.timewarnercable.com
Toyota North America
Booth: 333
19001 S. Western Avenue
Torrance, CA 90501
(800) 331-4331
www.toyota.com
UC Berkeley
Graduate School of Journalism
Booth: 136
121 North Gate Hall #5860
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 642-3383
www.journalism.berkeley.edu
University of Colorado, Boulder
Booth: 138
1511 University Avenue, Armory
1B28
Boulder, CO 80309-0478
(303) 492-4758
www.colorado.edu/journalism
University of Florida
College of Journalism and
Communications
Booth: 128
1080 Weimer Hall, P.O. Box
118400
Gainesville, FL 32611
(352) 392-0289
www.jou.ufl.edu/knight
University of Oregon
Booth: 134
70 NW Couch Street, #350B
Portland, CA 97209
(503) 412-3664
jcomm.uoregon.edu
USA TODAY
Booth: 301
7950 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22107
(703) 854-8072
www.usatoday.com
The Wall Street Journal/
Dow Jones Newswires
Booth: 109
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
(212) 416-2000
www.dowjones.com
Walt Disney World Parks
Booth: 427
P.O. Box 10000
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
www.disney.com
The Washington Post
Booth: 419
1150 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20071
(202) 334-6000
www.washingtonpost.com
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The Boston University
College of
Communication
congratulates
Michelle Johnson,
Associate Professor
of the Practice.
2013 NABJ Journalism
Educator of the Year
The Marquette University
J. William and Mary
Diederich College
of Communication
congratulates
Marissa Evans,
Bachelor of Arts, ’13.
2013 NABJ Student
Journalist of the Year
C ON G R AT U L AT I ON S T O
T H E N A B J J OU R N A L I S M
E D U C AT OR OF T H E Y E A R
A N D T H E N A B J
S T U D E N T J OU R N A L I S T
OF T H E Y E A R.
Please join both universities in recognizing Johnson and Evans — and journalism
educators and students from across NABJ — during a media reception held in their honor:
Friday, August 2
6 — 8 p.m.
Sanibel Room
Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center
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SEED Chair: Demorris Lee, St. Petersburg Times
Student Multimedia Project Manager: Sarah Hoye, CNN
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Annually, deserving students interested in pursuing careers
in journalism receive awards of more than $100,000 in NABJ
scholarships. Scholarships are open to American-born or
foreign students attending an accredited four-year college/
university in the U.S. or those who are candidates for
graduate school.
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
NABJ is dedicated to expanding job opportunities for
black journalism students. NABJ annually awards summer
internships to students committed to journalism careers.
Successful candidates are offered print, broadcast, or on-line
positions at selected news organizations around the country
ranging from small black-owned weekly newspapers to
major market dailies and broadcast outlets.
STUDENT MULTIMEDIA SHORT COURSES
NABJ offers print and broadcast short courses to journalism
students on the campuses of historically black colleges or
on college campuses with a large African-American student
enrollment.
The short courses are taught by teams of professional
journalists who provide students with information about
careers in the industry, training in writing, reporting and
editing, tips on job interviews, and landing the first job or
internship.
SPORTS JOURNALISM INSTITUTE
The Sports Journalism Institute is a nine-week training
and internship program for college students interested in
sports journalism careers. The Institute is designed to attract
talented students to print journalism through opportunities
in sports reporting and editing and to enhance racial and
gender diversity in sports departments of newspapers
nationwide.
STUDENT CAREER MENTORING
PROGRAM
The NABJ Career Mentoring Program matches students
and new professionals with dedicated members wanting to
ensure that the next generation of black journalists thrives
in the newsroom. This year-long process will help young
journalists understand the proper protocol and the culture of
the newsroom. It will also give them the chance to listen to
people who have already gone through what they will have
to face and that can help guide them through the proper
channels for their professional expectations.
A new mentor program will be coming soon. In the
meantime, student members are encouraged to access
the NABJ member database to reach out to professional
members. You can search for members by area, company,
and job title. We encourage students to send introductory
emails to members stating your name, school, and what
specific questions you have about career paths or the
journalism industry.
STUDENT PROJECTS
The NABJ Student Multimedia Project offers a cross-platform
training experience for full-time undergraduate and graduate
students who are interested in pursuing journalism or public
relations as a career. Students work as a team alongside
experienced professionals who work for newspapers,
television, radio and online news organizations across the
country.
As part of its commitment to our student members and aspiring journalists, NABJ provides the
following as part of its Student Education Enrichment and Development (SEED) Program.
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(Student Project Manager)
Denise James, Temple University/
Denise James Media (Television)
Michelle Johnson,
Boston University (Online)
Delano Massey,
Lexington Herald-Leader (Print)
Ken McFarlin,
The New York Times (Graphic Design)
Akili Ramsess,
Orlando Sentinel (Photography)
Aprill Turner, Turner Communications,
LLC (Public Relations)
Stacie Williams,
Harvard University (Copy Desk)
MENTORS
Kimberly Alleyne,
Association for Enterprise Opportunity
Jemal Brinson, Chicago Tribune
Daarel Burnette II,
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Allison Davis, Jackie Robinson
Foundation (NABJ Founder)
Michael Douglas, Independent Journalist
Jennifer Dronkers, The Poynter Institute
Michael Dutton,
Executive Leadership Council
Kiratiana Freelon, Eunique Enterprises
Andale Gross, The Associated Press
Ken-Yon Hardy, Cox Media Group
Dawn Kelly, Prudential Financial, Inc.
Gerrick Kennedy, Los Angeles Times
Marshall Latimore, Alabama Media Group
Janell Lewis, WTVM-TV
Kimberly Mitchell, Detroit Free Press
Christopher Nelson, NBC
Monica Richardson,
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Rashaun Rucker, Detroit Free Press
Ken Smith, WRAL-TV
Ingrid Sturgis, Howard University
Sherri Williams, Syracuse University
Marc Willis, Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Anthony Wilson, WTVD-TV
STUDENTS
Chidozie Acey, Florida A&M University
Donnalyn Anthony, Miami Dade College
Khorri Atkinson, York College,
The City University of New York
Claudia Balthazar, Hofstra University
Natasha Benjamin, New York University
Adriana Bush, San Diego State University
Jerome Campbell,
University of Southern California
Dominique Carson, Brooklyn College
Vonecia Carswell, University of Florida
Tisha Coleman, University of Mississippi
Monique Collins, Marquette University
Javier Edwards, University of Florida
Ariam Frezghim, Stony Brook University
Ashley Griffi n, University of California, Berkeley
Adrianne Haney, Elon University
Raishad Hardnett,
University of Southern California
Monica Herndon, University of Miami
Lauren Houston,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Roddrick Howell,
North Carolina Central University
Sean Hurd,
The George Washington University
Joshua Jamerson, Ohio University
Nicholas Johnson,
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Justin Madden, Grambling State University
Sylvia Obell, Columbia University
Faithful Okoye, University of Florida
Amber Roberts, Syracuse University
Madison Sanders,
University of Southern California
Haniyyah Sharpe, Temple University
Alysee Shelton, Kentucky State University
Nickelle Smith, University of Florida
Christalyn Solomon, Hampton University
Farron Stark, Syracuse University
Rachel Stichnoth,
University of South Carolina
Arlene Washington,
University of Southern California
2013 SCHOLARSHIP
WINNERS
Allison E. Fisher Scholarship,
$2,500:
Alexis Rogers,
University of Missouri
Carole Simpson
Scholarship, $2,500:
Gabrielle Wright,
New York University
DeWayne Wickham Founder’s
H.S. Scholarship, $2,500:
Michelle Chavez,
University of Maryland
Larry Whiteside
Scholarship, $2,500:
Adriana Bush,
San Diego State University
Les Payne Founder’s
Scholarship, $2,500:
Debora Silva, University
of California-Berkeley
NABJ Scholarship, $2,500:
Beatrice Katcher, University
of California-Berkeley
Visual Task Force
Scholarship, (2 winners)
$1,500 each:
Ashli Lett,
San Jose State University;
Shani Muhammad,
Full Sail University
NABJ-NBC
UNIVERSAL
2013 SUMMER
INTERNS
• Adrienne Green,
Ohio University
• Averi Harper,
University of North
Carolina-Chapel Hill
• Candace King,
Ithaca College
• Wilson Maguwah,
Pennsylvania State University
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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. Under a mentor-rich oversight experience,
the JSHOP’s goal is to provide an enlightening, informative,
hands-on, and challenging introduction of the journalism
profession to a multi-cultural mix of Central Florida high
school students. By the conclusion of the workshop,
participants also will leave with a portfolio of professionally-
developed media products (stories, blogs, photographs,
video clips) and a strong foundation with which to possibly
pursue journalism at their high schools, in college, and/or as
a profession.
NABJ MENTORS
Chair: Russell LaCour, Copy Editor, Tulsa World
WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS
Sheryl Kennedy-Haydel
(Local Coordinator), Journalism Professor,
Xavier University, LA
Reginald W. Ragland
Lead instructor and Workshop Curriculum Coordinator,
Scholastic Media Advocate and Adjunct Professor,
American University, Washington, DC
CORE INSTRUCTORS
Eva Coleman, Executive Producer, Frisco Independent School
District, Frisco, TX
Sandra “Sam” Combs, Assistant Journalism Professor,
Arkansas State University
Arnold Crump, Journalism Professor, Xavier University of LA
Brenda Edgerton-Webster, Journalism Professor, Xavier
University
Adriian Gardner, Journalism Professor, University of Central
Arkansas
Janice Haynes, Journalism Professor,
Xavier University
Dena Littlefield, San Diego Union Tribune
Melinda Shelton, Journalism Professor,
Xavier University
Terrence Thames, President, Advance Media Productions &
Broadcast Instructor, University of Iowa Summer Journalism
Workshop
PROGRAM COORDINATING
INSTRUCTORS
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Founder & Director, Prime Movers Media
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The National Association of Black Journalists is proud to
present Gregory L. Moore with the 2013 NABJ Lifetime
Achievement Award.
Although Moore is a former member of the NABJ’s Board of
Directors, it is his diligent work in the newsroom that places
him at the forefront among his peers.
Moore began his career as a reporter for the Dayton Journal
Herald in Ohio. After 4 years of writing for the Dayton Journal,
Moore joined the staff for his hometown newspaper, The Plain
Dealer. It was with The Plain Dealer where he began to change career paths. At the
age of 28, Moore was promoted to editor. As Moore continued to excel at The Plain
Dealer he began to receive more notoriety for his sharp and insightful articles.
Winning Pulitzer Prizes, it was Moore’s coverage of the Aurora, Colorado movie theater
shooting in July of 2012 that truly put him on the fast track to the top.
“Throughout his career, he has been a newsroom leader who helped his team cover
the day’s big stories with the highest ethics, a bit of creativity, and a desire to serve the
public. His career is certainly worthy of this recognition,” said NABJ President Gregory
Lee, Jr.
Moore currently sits as the co-chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board and the Central Region
Editor for Digital First Media, where he oversees news operations in Colorado, Texas,
Utah, New Mexico, Michigan, and Ohio.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
GREGORY L. MOORE
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2013 NABJ LEGACY AWARD
THEODORE HOLTZCLAW
WSB-TV
The National Association of Black Journalists is privileged
to present Theodore Holtzclaw with the 2013 NABJ Legacy
Award. At the time of his untimely death in 2012, Holtzclaw
was the Operations Manager at WABC-TV in New York.
Spending more than 15 years at New York’s #1 rated WABC-TV,
Holtzclaw helped to facilitate coverage of news stories around
the world. For his work covering 9/11 terrorist attacks at WABC-
TV, Ted received a Peabody Award and WABC-TV received
a Pulitzer Prize. Holtzclaw was the highest-ranking African
American at WABC-TV until weeks before his death.
A loyal and steadfast NABJ volunteer, Ted devoted his life to the progression of the
art of journalism; For nearly 20 years, he was a dedicated supporter of the NABJ
Multimedia Short Course at the North Carolina A&T State University, where he
mentored dozens of student journalists.
“Ted loved NABJ and his legacy will live on in the organization through the generations
of journalists he touched in the Short Course at North Carolina A&T State University,
and now the NABJ Legacy Award. It is a fitting tribute to an industry leader who
changed the trajectory career paths of numerous broadcast professionals, said Terry
Owens, a NABJ veteran, a close friend of Holtzclaw’s, and Chief Public Information
Offi cer at Maryland’s Transit Administration.
Ted’s memory is revered most by his family, including his wife Verna and a young son
Harris, whom look forward to continue Holtzclaw’s legacy through his work with NABJ.
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The National Association of Black Journalists is privileged to
present Roland S. Martin with the 2013 Journalist of the Year
Award.
Since joining NABJ in 1989, Martin served as the organization’s
first national student representative and as the National
Secretary of the Board from 2009-2011.
Named as one of the 150 Most Influential African American’s
in the United States for three consecutive years by Ebony
magazine, Martin has consistently made his presence known.
Committed to voicing the African American perspective in the media, Martin is
deemed a true voice of the people. Serving as the host and managing editor of TV
One’s Washington Watch, a senior analyst for the Tom Joyner Morning Show, and a
lead writer for a nationally syndicated column with Creator Syndicate, Martin is always
working to push America’s thoughts on current popular culture.
Boasting a list of consistently growing professional awards for journalistic excellence,
Martin is a distinct and widely recognized role model in our community. As the author
of “Listening to the Spirit Within: 50 Perspectives on Faith,” “Speak, Brother! A Black
Man’s View of America,” “The First: President Barack Obama’s Road to the White House
as originally reported by Roland S. Martin,” Martin strives to maintain an accurate
depiction of the African American status.
2013 JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
ROLAND S. MARTIN
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EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
MICHELLE JOHNSON
BOSTON UNIVERSITY
The National Association of Black Journalists is proud to
present Michelle Johnson as the 2013 Educator of the Year
award.
Johnson began her professional career as a copy editor with
The Evening Press (Binghamton, NY), but soon moved to the
Boston Globe where she immediately began to take her career
to new heights. Starting as a night desk copy editor, Johnson
was soon promoted to layout editor, to assistant political editor,
to senior assistant night editor, and then on to copy editor.
Johnson chose to leave the Globe once she was chosen to join 11 other journalists
for the John S. Knight Fellowship at Stanford University in 1993. It was at Stanford
University that Johnson found her niche - tying a close relationship with technology
and journalism. Returning to the Globe as an assistant business editor, Johnson used
her new set skills to launch the now award-winning regional website- Boston.com.
While Johnson is known for her innovative steps for the progression of journalism,
Johnson’s start in education was by pure chance. Co-erced by friends, Johnson stepped
out on a limb and began teaching high school students. Marrying her newfound love
of teaching and her love of journalism, Johnson began to delve into more teaching
opportunities leading student run projects for the Online News Association (ONA),
UNITY, NAHJ, AAJA and NLGJA, and served as co-chair of ONA’s 2011 convention in
Boston.
A seasoned journalist and devoted teacher, Johnson is a clear choice for her work in
both the newsroom and the classroom.
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The National Association of Black Journalists is proud to
present Marissa A. Evans with the 2013 NABJ Student
Journalist of the Year award.
A recent graduate of Marquette University, Marissa Evans
studied journalism with a minor in entrepreneurship and
political science. While her long list of academic achievements
has pushed her to the top of her class, it is her work in the
field that drawn our attention to her. Interning with The
Washington Post, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Star
Tribune, and U-T San Diego, Miss Evans has diligently worked
to immerse herself in the culture of journalism.
“Evans has devoted herself to studying the craft, undertaking internships and
practicums to get real world experience and to helping inspire others. Persistent and
passionate, she has blossomed into a well-rounded storyteller who can work across
platforms,” said NABJ Communications Chair Christopher Nelson.
As the founder and former president of the student NABJ chapter at Marquette
University, Evans has mastered taking the lessons she learned inside the classroom
to the newsroom applying her newly learned skills in the Online News Association
Student Newsroom and continuing to build on her foundation at the New York Times
Student Journalism Institute.
Evans is currently interning at The Seattle Times as a Metro Reporter.
STUDENT JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
MARISSA A. EVANS
MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY
Congratulations to these journalists
who have been selected as Knight Fellows
in the Class of 2013-14 at Stanford.
Keli Dailey, staff writer,
U-T San Diego, Calif.
Keli will spend her year
at Stanford developing
a platform to amplify
the food beat using
user-generated content.
Danyel Smith, author and
journalist, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Danyel is coming to Stanford
to build a teaching platform
that provides tools for journal-
ists as they serve America’s
new “normal” demographic.
Knight Fellows spend a year
leveraging the resources of
Stanford University and Silicon
Valley to broaden their skills
as well as perspectives while
developing their own proposal
to benefit journalism and
journalists.
Want to know more about the
Knight Fellowships focus on
innovation, entrepreneurship
and leadership?
Knight Fellowships Director
Jim Bettinger will be attending
NABJ 2013. If you’d like to speak
with him about the program, text
him at 650-255-2877 or you can
email him at jimb@stanford.edu.
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Building 120, Room 422
Stanford, CA 94305-2050
email: info@kf.stanford.edu
How To Apply
The application process is described on our
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what a year at Stanford is like by checking out
articles under “Work of a Fellow,” “Life of a
Fellow,” and “Talks & Events.”
Who We’re Looking For
We want journalists and journalism innovators
who have already accomplished a lot and are
ambitious to do more. Ideally, candidates
will have at least seven years of professional
experience.
What Fellows Get
Fellows receive a stipend of $65,000, plus
supplements for moving expenses, health
insurance, books, housing and child care.
All program activities and most classes are
open to spouses and partners of Fellows.
I NNOVAT I ON E NT R E P R E NE UR S HI P L E A DE R S HI P
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EMERGING JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR AWARD
YAMICHE ALCINDOR
USA TODAY
The National Association of Black Journalists is proud to
present Yamiche Alcindor with the 2013 NABJ Emerging
Journalist of the Year award.
Once considered a “NABJ baby,” Miami native Alcindor
looked to learn journalism from some of the best in the
business. Delving into the classroom and the newsroom
simultaneously, Yamiche interned at multiple media agencies
including the Miami Herald; Mmegi, a Botswanan newspaper;
washingtonpost.com; and The Washington Post during her
time at Georgetown University. Currently, Miss Alcindor serves a breaking news
reporter for USA Today.
Since the start of her professional career, Alcindor has worked unrelentingly to bring
the news to the masses and has covered some of the biggest stories in recent memory.
Taking no expense, Alcindor traveled to Tallahassee, FL to cover the FAMU hazing
scandal after the death of Robert Champion; to Newtown, CT to cover the mass
murder at Sandy Hook Elementary; and most recently to cover the Trayvon Martin trial
in Sanford, FL.
“Yamiche embodies what the Emerging Journalist of the Year Award stands for,” said
CNN’s All-Platform Journalist Sarah Hoye, who is also NABJ’s Student Multimedia
Projects Manager, former SEED Co-Chair, and past recipient of the Emerging Journalist
of the Year Award. “Engaged, curious, and intrepid, Yamiche is a young talented
journalist with a great promise who has distinguished herself in the field with her
tenacious reporting and compelling storytelling.”
As she continues to cover the country’s biggest headlines, Alcindor’s career as a
journalist is destined for greatness.
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The National Association of Black Journalists is proud to
present Dr. Shelley Stewart with the 2013 NABJ Community
Service award.
Dr. Stewart is a widely recognized journalist, who used his
profession to become an catalyst for positive results in the
Communications field. Under his moniker, “Shelley the Playboy,”
Dr. Stewart used his voice in the media to broadcast encrypted
messages that gave information about civil rights protests,
meetings, and other events to black listeners in the South.
Devoting his life to the progression of those in our communities, Dr. Stewart has
constructed positive pillars from the diffi culties he faced along his journey. Losing a
brother to a life sentence without the possibility of parole was the initiating factor
for the creation of the documentary “Inside Out,” which he launched simultaneously
with the Mattie C. Stewart Foundation, a nonprofit founded to prevent students
from dropping out of school. Stewart used “Inside Out,” a 26-minute documentary,
as a platform to tell the stories of inmates with life sentences in their own voice. His
documentary paints a vivid picture of the devastating effects that can occur when one
drops out of school.
“NABJ is proud to salute Dr. Stewart for using his platform to reduce the dropout rate,
increase the graduation rate, and give hope and a sense of purpose to our children,”
said NABJ President Gregory Lee Jr.
Staying true to his life’s mission, Dr. Stewart purchased a radio station to continue to
give our people a platform to voice our opinions. He is the co-founder of one of the
largest minority-owned Marketing & Advertising firms and hosts town hall meetings
designed to bridge gaps and improve cultural and race relations in Birmingham
Alabama.
COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
DR. SHELLEY STEWART
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The National Association of Black
Journalists (NABJ) is proud to announce
that the Washington Post is the recipient
of the 2013 Best Practices Award after the
paper promoted long-time NABJ member
Kevin Merida to the position of Managing
Editor.
This honor is awarded to a news
organization for exemplary work in
covering issues of great significance to the black community or the African Diaspora
and/or for its efforts in increasing diversity among its newsroom staff and management.
Merida has been the Post’s national editor since 2008, leading the coverage of major
news events including the 2012 Presidential election, the fight over the Affordable Care
Act, the shootings in Aurora, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut and the killing of
Osama bin Laden.
In announcing Merida’s promotion in February, Washington Post Executive Editor
Marty Baron said, “Kevin is a journalist of remarkable accomplishment, with a record
of strong leadership. During his 20 years at The Post, he has covered Congress and
presidential campaigns, as well as stories that called upon his great strengths as a long-
form feature writer. He has cultivated a talented staff on the National desk, and he has
won the admiration and affection of his colleagues.”
“The Washington Post’s decision to promote Kevin was a very significant one for this
journalism institution,“ said NABJ president Gregory Lee.
“Editor Marty Baron recognized the work and leadership that Kevin displayed over
the years in that newsroom. Kevin’s voice is a needed one there on several fronts.
We applaud the forward thinking in the newsroom and we hope this trend not only
continues in D.C. but throughout our industry.”
Merida was raised in the Washington, D.C. metro area and graduated in 1979 from
Boston University with a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism.
BEST PRACTICES AWARD
THE WASHINGTON POST
KEVIN MERIDA
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PAT TOBIN MEDIA PROFESSIONAL AWARD
DAWN KELLY
PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL, INC
The National Association of Black Journalists is proud to present
Dawn Kelley with the 2013 NABJ Pat Tobin award.
As an influential public relations expert with a staunch devotion for
positive media coverage of the African American community, Dawn
Kelley, is not only a gem to the organization but a true representative
of what the Pat Tobin award symbolizes.
Currently serving as the Vice President and Account Team Leader
of Global Communications for Prudential Financial, Inc., Kelly
is responsible for developing and implementing multifaceted
communications strategies for the parent company, as well as the Prudential Foundation, and a
number of corporate initiatives.
“A long-time NABJ Associate Member, Kelley is most deserving of this honor. Her proficiency
in her craft has helped Prudential remain a leader within the financial services industry. Kelley’s
tenure at Presidential is a testament to her passion, smarts, and undeniable work ethic,” added
Dawn Roberts, NABJ Associate Representative.
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ATLANTA ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS (AABJ)
Receiving back-to-back nominations for Chapter of the Year, the Atlanta
Association of Black Journalists has built a recipe for success. Led by Tenisha
Bell for a second year, she attributes the chapter’s success to the expansion
of its professional development programs, witty use of technology to make
chapter business more easily accessible, and involvement of students have led
to a substantial increase in members.
Under Bell’s direction, AABJ has put in overtime to make an impact in its members’ lives by kicking off this year’s
January meeting with special guest, Mayor Kasim Reed, continuing to produce Byline-a (quarterly newsletter for
its members), and increasing their community service.
DETROIT CHAPTER ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS (DC-NABJ)
In its 30th anniversary, the Detroit Chapter Association of Black
Journalists doubled their efforts to make in impact in their community.
Led by Chapter President Vickie Thomas, DC-NABJ sought to hold 30
events and raise $30,000 for their 30th anniversary. Joining forces with
Chrysler, DC-NABJ surpassed the 5 million goal set by the Chrysler
Walking Spree Challenge and managed to secure $5,000 for their scholarship fund.
Using their 30-30-30 initiative, the DC-NABJ has become stronger financially and has used their 30th anniversary
to triple their efforts, and ultimately making a greater impact in the surrounding communities.
NEW YORK ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS (NYABJ)
The New York Association of Black Journalists has had a busy year working to
represent the nation’s largest media market. Hosting some of the largest networking
events with some of the largest names in media at venues like Neely’s Barbecue
Parlor in Manhattan, the NYABJ has significantly increased its membership within
the past year.
While focusing on the future of the chapter, NYABJ also looked to keep true to its purpose of honoring pioneers
in journalism and grooming the next generation.
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CAROLINA ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS CHAPTER (UNC-CHAPTER HILL)
Finalists for the second time in 3 years, the Carolina Association of Black Journalists
Chapter (UNC-Chapter Hill) have been working hard to gain the ‘Student Chapter
of the Year’ award. Under the leadership of President Jasmine Cogdell, CABJC has
doubled its efforts to extend its relationships to other universities for its college and
high school student media workshops and use digital communication to advance their
online presence.
Since its foundation in 1991, CABJ has earned the top honor of Chapter of the Year twice.
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY CHAPTER
After celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2012, the Syracuse University Chapter looks to
continue commemorating their milestone years with creative and collaborative programs.
Most recently, the NABJ-SU led “A Conversation with Roland Martin: A Fresh Perspective for
the Next Four Years” where Martin discussed President Obama’s decisions in offi ce for the
next four years. With over 200 students, faculty, and ambassadors participating, the event
proved to be one of their largest.
Led by President Christina Jones, the NABJ-SCU chapter boasts 60 local members, 12 of which are also NABJ
members.
TEMPLE ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS
Learn. Network. Succeed. Those three words can be viewed not only as
Temple Association of Black Journalists’ brand but also its motto.
Aiming to uphold their standard of excellence, TABJ implemented their mission in all of
their programs and events on campus, in the community, and industry.
Joining forces with their parent chapter PABJ (Philadelphia), TABJ’s President Haniyyah Sharpe has worked to
create programs that allows students to gain internships from networking events and workshops that help perfect
their craft.
STUDENT CHAPTER OF THE YEAR
FINALISTS
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Norma Adams-Wade
Mervin Aubespin
Drew Berry
Paul Brock
Sheila Brooks
Shannon Buggs
Maureen Bunyan
Bob Butler
Corey Chavous
Barbara Ciara
Charles Cobb Jr
Marilyn Darling
Leon Dash
Joe Davidson
Allison Davis
Paul Delaney
William Dilday
Sandra Dillard
Joel Dreyfuss
Sidmel Estes
Michelle Fay
Arthur Fennell
Albert Fitzpatrick
Samuel Ford
Tonju Francois
Dorothy Gilliam
Cheryl Hampton
Andrew Humphrey
Gregory Lee
H. Chuku Lee
Claude Lewis
Sandra Long Weaver
Herbert Lowe
Suzanne Malveaux
Pluria Marshall
Roland Martin
Walter Middlebrook
Shannon Miller
Bryan Monroe
Acel Moore
Pam Moore
Les Payne
Alex Poinsett
Claudia Polley
Condace Pressley
Bob Reid
W Curtis Riddle
Johnathan Rodgers
Royal Rodgers
Charlotte Roy
Vince Sanders
Mara Schiavocampo
Priya Scroggins
Sakina Spruell Cole
David Squires
Chuck Stone
Will Sutton
Ray Taliaferro
Elinor Tatum
Kathy Times
Francis Ward
Mary Ann Warren
John White
Lonnie White
DeWayne Wickham
Vanessa Williams
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David Aldridge
Michael Allen
Thomas Allston
Mary Benton
James Blue
Chris Broussard
Henrietta Burroughs
Carmen Camacho
Derrick Chresfield
Kari Cobham
Janice Collins
Albert Coqueran
Chanel Davis
Charles Davis
Omekongo Dibinga
Angela Dodson
Tiffany Edwards
Constance Gistand
Charlo Greene
James Harney
Sammi Haynes
Vince Hill
Christopher Howell
Kim Hudson
Amie Hudspeth
Eric Jackson
Lewis Johnson
Will Jones
Miracle King
Charles Lewis
Mira Lowe
Keith Lowhorne
Sharon McCalister
Leona Minto
Doug Mitchell
R. Moore
Monica Neal
Sheron Patterson
Kristen Pope
Gary Anthony Ramsay
Mecca Rayne
Jemita Robinson
Kevin Ross
Stepheca Sawyer
Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i
Carla St. Louis
Craig Stafford
Aspen Steib
Donna Stewart
Teri Sumbry
Sheila Tenney
Pierre Thomas
Lori Waldon
Linda White
Derrica Wilson
NABJ PREMIUM MEMBERS
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Norma Adams-Wade
Dallas Morning News
Carole Bartel
CORE Magazine
Edward Blackwell
(Deceased)
Milwaukee Journal
Paul Brock
Founding Executive
Director
Reginald Bryant
(Deceased)
Black Perspective on
the News
Maureen Bunyan
WTOP-TV
Crispin Campbell
WNET-TV
Charlie Cobb
WHUR Radio
Marilyn Darling
WHYY-TV
Leon Dash
The Washington Post
Joe Davidson
Philadelphia Bulletin
Allison J. Davis
WBZ-TV
Paul Delaney
The New York Times
William Dilday
WLBT-TV
Joel Dreyfuss
The Washington Post
Sam Ford
WCCO-TV
David Gibson
Mutual Black
Network
Sandra Gilliam-Beale
WHIO-TV
Bob Greenlee
New Haven Register
Martha Griffi n
National Public Radio
Derwood Hall
(Deceased)
WSOC-TV
Bob Hayes
San Francisco
Examiner
Vernon Jarrett
(Deceased)
Chicago Tribune
Mal Johnson (Deceased)
Cox Broadcasting
Toni Jones
Detroit Free Press
H. Chuku Lee
Africa Journal Ltd.
Claude Lewis
Philadelphia Bulletin
Sandra Dawson Long
News Journal
Pluria Marshall
Freelancer
Acel Moore
Philadelphia Inquirer
Luix Overbea
(Deceased)
Christian Science
Monitor
Les Payne
Newsday
Claudia Polley
NBC
Alex Poinsett
Ebony Magazine
Richard Rambeau
Project Bait
Max Robinson
(Deceased)
WTOP-TV
Sandra Rosen
Denver Post
Chuck Stone
Philadelphia Daily
News
W. Curtis Riddle
Louisville (Ky.) Courier
Journal
Jeannye Thornton
U.S. News & World
Report
Francis Ward
Los Angeles Times
Charlotte Roy
Detroit Free Press
Vince Sanders
National Black
Network
John C. White
Washington Star
DeWayne Wickham
The Baltimore Sun
NABJ FOUNDERS
OAKLAND
We i nvi te you to
Uncover the True Story
of Oakland, cali forni a
For Media Opportunities:
Kim Bardakian, Director of PR & Partnerships
kim@visitoakland.org
visitoakland.org @visitoakland
INFLUENCING
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Antone Amye
Bishop TD Jakes
Deitrick Haddon
Kelley Carter
Nia Long
Taye Diggs
Roland Martin
Jovita Moore
Touré
Jemele Hill
Malcolm D. Lee
Jacquie Hood Martin
Fred McGriff
Garry Sheffi eld
Kye Allums
Malcolm D. Lee
Mara Schiavocampo
Michael Smith
Randall Pinkston
Rod Carter
Roland Martin
Simeon Booker
Syan Rhodes
Wade Davis
Rev. Al Sharpton
Tracy Martin
Sybrina Fulton
Tamron Hall
VaShawn Mitchell
Latice Crawford
Ken Griffey, Jr.
Raymond Lankford
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
On behalf of the National Association of Black Journalists, we would like to
extend a special thanks to our fellow sponsors, special guests, and volunteers
without whom a convention of this magnitude would not be possible.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
American Promise Documentary (POV)
Black Alliance for Educational Options
Comcast/NBC Universal
McDonald’s
Walt Disney World Parks
NASCAR
Southern Poverty Law Center
Walt Disney World Parks
Toyota Avalon
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We all want to live a more comfortable life, but sometimes we need a little support. That’s why AARP is
proud to sponsor the NABJ 38th Annual Convention. We are both committed to providing you with the
tools and information you need to enjoy all of the real possibilities life has to offer. We look forward to
celebrating this event with you and continuing to support every generation in living life to the fullest.
To discover more about how AARP supports the community, visit aarp.org/blackcommunity.
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