2010 CONVENTION PROGRAM

NABJ @35

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Welcome ....................................................... 3 Convention Sponsors ..................................... 16 General Information ...................................... 19 Schedule At-a-Glance ................................... 27 Manchester Grand Hyatt ................................ 29 Convention Highlights ................................... 35 Program ....................................................... 43 NABJ 35th Anniversary ................................. 77 SEED Program ............................................. 78 Percy Qoboza Foreign Journalist Award ........... 82 Best Practices Award .................................... 83 Student Chapter Finalists .............................. 84 Spotlight on San Diego .................................. 86 Exhibit Hall Map .......................................... 89 Exhibitors / Recruiters / Vendors ..................... 90 Membership Invitation .................................. 93 NABJ Premium & Lifetime Members .............. 95 NABJ Founders ............................................ 96 Acknowledgments ......................................... 97

From the NABJ President

Dear NABJ Family, Supporters and Friends: On behalf of the NABJ Board of Directors, staff, and convention planning team, I’d like to welcome you to the National Association of Black Journalists’ 35th Convention and Career Fair here in San Diego. Despite the challenges we’ve all faced during the continued economic woes across the country and our ever-evolving industry, this year’s theme speaks to the unwavering spirit and commitment of our dedicated members: NABJ@35: The Power of Change. Many of us have been forced to adapt to change whether it’s by learning new technology or taking on heavier workloads as corporations cut back. Please find comfort in knowing NABJ has remained a resilient organization fighting to make sure your voices are heard. I am pleased to share with you that our members are being promoted and landing new jobs. Many companies have returned to the career fair eager to recruit. I am thrilled to welcome a few of our special guests, Dr. Oz, David Drummond of Google, CeCe Winans, and Hollywood’s Boris Kodjoe. Hats off to our Honorary Convention Chairwoman Paula Madison and Convention Chairwoman Elise Durham for their contributions to this convention and NABJ. You’ll find tracks have been created to meet your professional development needs whether you’re a neophyte or veteran. If you want to strike out on your own, there are several workshops that will help you build your brand. Healthy NABJ is back for a second year with a focus on your mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. For those of you who love golfing, running or just swaying to music, there is something to get you pumped at the convention. Please get to know our Founders, members visiting from other countries and first-time attendees. NABJ continues to reach and teach journalists at home and abroad, from Haiti to Africa. Finally, I extend special congratulations to our awards recipients. I offer a special thanks to our host chapter, San Diego Association of Black Journalists. Let the Power of Change start with you!

Yours in Service,

Kathy Y. Times President, National Association of Black Journalists

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From the Interim Executive Director

To my fellow NABJ Members: As a long-time member and supporter of the National Association of Black Journalists, nowhere in my career or business plan did I foresee serving as official “Consultant/Interim Executive Director” of our great organization. However, when the call came to step in, as a fellow journalist and businessman dedicated to the mission of NABJ, I was compelled to temporarily juggle things around for a few months and answer the call. It has been an honor to serve during this challenging time of transition in the media industry, but especially for NABJ. Dedicated board members, extraordinary staff, a talented development consultant, and an unbelievable group of dedicated volunteers have teamed up with me to analyze, plan and conquer a plethora of challenges while taking advantage of opportunities available for this organization. Our list of accomplishments is long but we have an even longer list of opportunities that still needs attention. We moved our national office into a new state-of-the-art building on the University of Maryland campus. Multiple contracts have been renegotiated saving us hundreds of thousands of dollars. We have transitioned to a new accounting system that better records, tracks and forecasts the financial needs of the organization. We have created more niche programming and improved the quality of programming that meets the immediate and future needs of our membership. We have crafted programming that provides appropriate and attractive environments for our sponsors and business partners. NABJ is moving toward a new highly flexible and agile business model that keeps our core foundation and journalistic values intact while creating an improved environment for our members, associates and business partners. Our successful future depends on the right leadership, strong advocacy, listening to our members, associates and business partners, creative fundraising, improved business practices, improved governance, making members and associates feel they are highly valued, creating programming that appeals to all segments of the organization, better marketing of our brand and an effective development manager. I can assure you that as part of the search committee for a new Executive Director, we are encouraged that we are getting the right person who not only understands the vision but who can execute the mission. We are a resilient organization and I will continue to work toward making sure that we not only survive but also thrive in the new frontier of media opportunities.

Yours in service,

Drew Berry Consultant/Interim Executive Director

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From the Honorary Convention Chair

From the Convention Chair

Greetings National Association of Black Journalists, As the Honorary Convention Chair, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the annual National Association of Black Journalists Convention & Career Fair being hosted in San Diego, CA. This year, NABJ is embarking on a major milestone as the historic group celebrates 35 years as an organization. Over the next four days you will be met with exemplary training, information, unmatched networking and celebration. This year’s convention promises to equip media professionals with the tools needed to navigate the changing landscape of the industry and to remain competitive. Organizers have prepared innovative workshops designed to change the minds of professionals and to help usher them in the new age of journalism. The convention also offers the opportunity for participants to meet up with old friends and make new ones as well as embark on professional relationships. It is my hope that you will add the great city of San Diego as a place that is dear to your heart. San Diego is home to Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Wild Animal Park and many more attractions and landmarks. I look forward to a successful NABJ Convention and wish you a wonderful experience.

Welcome to San Diego, NABJ! This summer we are all about change. The Webster’s University Dictionary definition of change is, “To make different. To give a totally different form or appearance to: TRANSFORM.” Change! It can be frightening, unsettling, intimidating. But change also can be empowering… if you know how to embrace it and make it work for you. When we started planning the convention last fall, one of the first things we thought about was how to help our members navigate this ever-changing landscape that has become our industry. As business models evolve and change and technology pushes us in new directions, we realized that the old way of organizing what we offer at the convention just would not do. Gone are the days of “print journalists,” “broadcast journalists,” and “new media journalists.” We are all learning to be “all-platform journalists.” So, this new plateau warranted the need for NABJ to re-identify our convention tracks. We assembled a fantastic programming committee who worked diligently to make sure that the training you receive over the next four days is intense and relevant. Our programming tracks speak to where you are instead of who you are in your career. As you peruse the descriptions below, think about your career/calling and let the metaphors guide you to the top! • The Lobby: You’ve had your first internship or trying to get that first gig. Here you’ll learn how to find a mentor, learn to maximize your skill-set and get advice about early career challenges. • The Elevator: This track is for journalists with more than a couple of years in the business, but who need that extra “lift” to go the distance. • The Training Room: Here you’ll get hands-on, practical experience and walk away with applicable skills to help you up your game. • The Conference Room: Designed for mid-career professionals who need to talk out their concerns. Here you’ll find discussions on industry best practices that will help you advance your career and maintain sanity. • The Watercooler: Whether it’s breaking news or hot topics, this is the place to talk about, debate and examine them all. • The Business Center: Ready to strike out on your own? Here you’ll get skilled on becoming a successful entrepreneur. • The Executive Suite: For those currently in upper level management who aspire to the corner office. (Pre-registration required). We are empowered, we are transformed, and we are ready for new challenges. We are NABJ@35: The Power of Change!

In the spirit of journalism excellence,

Paula Madison Executive Vice President, NBC Universal 2010 NABJ Legacy Award honoree

Onward and upward,

Elise M. Durham NABJ Convention Chair
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From the NABJ Region VI Director

Dear NABJ, Welcome to the Left Coast! I am so excited to welcome my beloved NABJ family to my home state of California. As a Southern California native, it thrills me to be able to share with you all the wonderful things that make the “Westside,” a great place to visit … namely our beautiful weather! The last time NABJ traveled to California 20 years ago, we had a good time. We promise you this year will be no different. Your hard-working hosts in the San Diego Association of Black Journalists and the convention committee labored with non-stop love to bring you a fabulous conference. No doubt, our annual meeting and job fair is always a time to take care of business. But let’s not forget after all, you are in California, where we fully own up to our reputation for being “laid back!” So while you are here, take some time to relax, hit the beach or a baseball game, or bar hop through the Gaslamp Quarter … because you know how the saying goes: “All work and no play makes NABJ very dull!”

Welcome to Paradise!

Lisa Cox NABJ Region VI Director

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From the San Diego NABJ President

Greetings NABJ family, Welcome to my adopted hometown of San Diego. We call it “America’s Finest City” and for the next few days, you’ll see why. Besides the gorgeous weather, we also have fantastic people including a diverse population. Members of the San Diego Association of Black Journalists have been working hard to make sure the 35th Annual NABJ Convention and Career Fair is one of the best NABJ has to offer. This is also the 10th anniversary of SDABJ, and we hope you’ll join us Friday night at the San Diego Party, which is a fundraiser for our scholarship fund. If there’s anything any of us can do, please let us know. And we hope you can get out and enjoy a sampling of San Diego. We know you’ll be back for more.

Jerry McCormick

Jerry McCormick
SDABJ President

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NABJ gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the following sponsors.

CONVENTION SPONSORS

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GENERAL INFORMATION

NABJ Board
PRESIDENT Kathy Y. Times WDBD-TV Jackson, Miss. VICE PRESIDENT/PRINT Deirdre M. Childress The Philadelphia Inquirer VICE PRESIDENT/BROADCAST Bob Butler KCBS Radio San Francisco SECRETARY Roland Martin TV One / CNN / Essence PARLIAMENTARIAN Tonju Francois CNN en Español TREASURER Gregory Lee The Boston Globe REGION I DIRECTOR Katina Revels The Associated Press REGION II DIRECTOR Charles Robinson Maryland Public Television REGION III DIRECTOR Ken Knight The Tampa Tribune REGION IV DIRECTOR Keith Reed Catalyst Ohio REGION V DIRECTOR Cindy George Houston Chronicle REGION VI DIRECTOR Lisa Cox KTLA-TV Los Angeles ASSOCIATE REPRESENTATIVE Aprill O. Turner U.S. Congress STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE Georgia Dawkins Florida A&M University

NABJ Staff
INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Drew Berry DIRECTOR, PROGRAMS & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Ryan L. Williams FINANCE MANAGER Lambert Fleming MEMBERSHIP MANAGER Veronique Dodson PROGRAM MANAGER Irving Washington MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR Natalia Prakash DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT JoAnne Lyons Wooten

PROGRAM ASSISTANTS
Chesler Dorsey Morgan State University Ashlee Green Indiana University Alesha Wilson Florida A&M University G’Ra Asim Parkland College Dalenesia Kendrick University of Oklahoma

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NABJ Task Forces
NABJ ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT TASK FORCE The NABJ Arts and Entertainment Task Force is available to members who cover arts and entertainment. Joining our group is a great way to connect to the broader arts and entertainment community during and beyond the annual convention. Chairs: Patrick L. Riley Freelance Producer/Writer/Talent Greg Dunmore Venhue 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. Chairs: Aprill O. Turner Communications Director for Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY). Terry Allen Director 1016 Media NABJ 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 group’s 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 Louisville Courier-Journal (502) 582-7132

NABJ 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: Andrew Humphrey Meteorologist/Reporter WDIV-TV Detroit

NABJ VISUAL TASK FORCE The NABJ Visual Task Force (VTF), formed in 1990, 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: Boyzell Hosey Director of Photography St. Petersburg Times

NABJ Committees
STANDING COMMITTEES
According to NABJ’s Operating Procedures, the duties of the following nine national standing committees shall be as follows: MEMBERSHIP Locating new members, reclaiming former members and retaining current members, and creating programs for this purpose. It also shall be responsible for evaluating all membership applications and affiliate chapter applications. Chair: vacant

NABJ 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-affirm NABJ’s founding principles and fortify the 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)

NABJ YOUNG JOURNALISTS TASK FORCE The NABJ 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. Chair: Erinn Haines Reporter The Associated Press

PROGRAMS Developing and implementing programs for the annual national convention. Chair: Elise Durham The Producer Pod®/Morehouse College

NABJ WORLD AFFAIRS TASK FORCE The NABJ World Affairs Task Force promotes coverage of and about Africans/African-Americans. Task Force members provide opportunity Chair: Djibril Diallo, Ph.D. Lon. Senior Advisor to the Executive Director UNAIDS New York Office

NABJ 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; to assist the NABJ in carrying out its mission of inclusion and excellence. Chairs: Katina Parker Media Strategist Jonathan Adams Lambda Legal NABJ SPORTS TASK FORCE The NABJ Sports Task Force promotes diversity in America’s sports department; provides programming toward developing the next wave of Americas sports journalists. Chair: Gregory Lee, Jr. Senior Assistant Sports Editor The Boston Globe

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)

NABJ BLACK PRESS TASK CLUB Chair: Elinor Tatum Publisher Amsterdam News

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: Dakarai Aarons Amy Alexander

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NABJ Committees (continued)
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: Tonju Francois Editorial Producer CNN en Español

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. COMMUNICATIONS Actively develop, implement and execute a communications strategy for NABJ. Chairs: Dawn Angelique Roberts Co-Founder/Managing Partner KD Communications Group Michael Douglas Professor Florida Memorial University Harriet Vaughn Multimedia Reporter The Tennessean DEVELOPMENT Actively pursuing new business partnerships and fundraising initiatives for NABJ Chair: Lynn Norment Carol H. Williams Advertising

OTHER COMMITTEES
Other work may be done on behalf of NABJ and black journalists by other committees and task forces as deemed necessary by the President and Board of Directors. The President shall appoint all committees. STUDENT EDUCATION ENRICHMENT & DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (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. Chairs: Sara Hoye CNN Christopher Nelson WJZ-TV (Baltimore) NABJ JOURNAL Published four times a year, 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 journal explores industry related issues, trends and lifestyles as they affect African-Americans while examining the media’s triumphs and deficiencies, spotlighting outstanding achievements of journalists so that others may learn and emulate. Managing Editor: Deirdre M. Childress Home & Design/Weekend Editor The Philadelphia Inquirer SPECIAL HONORS NABJ Special Honors represent the highest awards NABJ can bestow upon a member. NABJ members, affiliate chapters and others nominate those who represent the best among black journalists. Awards include Lifetime Achievement, Legacy Award, Journalist of the Year and Emerging Journalist of the Year. Chairs: Keith Clinkscales ESPN Angela P. Dodson Freelance Writer, Editor and Consultant

HALL OF FAME Legendary black journalists who have made outstanding contributions to journalism are inducted yearly. Chair: Maureen Bunyan News Anchor/Correspondent, WJLA-TV (Washington) NABJ Founder

PRINT ADVOCACY Under the direction of the Vice President-Print, this committee completes an annual census of managers in print newsrooms. Chairs: Don Hudson Managing Editor The Clarion Ledger Nisa Muhammad Writer The Final Call

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: Steve Je!erson Crime Reporter WTHR-TV (Indianapolis)

MEDIA INSTITUTE The NABJ Media Institute offers professional development opportunities, technical training, historical documentation and educational programs. Chair: Doug Mitchell Senior Project Manager, “Living On Earth/Planet Harmony”/ Career Coach, “Knowledgewebb.net”

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Convention Committee
HONORARY CONVENTION CHAIR
Paula Madison NBC Universal

CONVENTION CHAIR
Elise Durham The Producer Pod

CONVENTION PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Jerry McCormick KNSD-TV San Diego Dana Littlefield San Diego Union-Tribune Adrienne Samuels Gibbs Johnson Publishing Company Marcus Osborne Yodel Entertainment Network Christopher Nelson WJZ-TV (Baltimore) Bryan Toussaint CNN Eric Deggans St. Petersburg Times Aprill O. Turner United States Congress Jemele Hill ESPN.com Benet Wilson McGraw-Hill Duchesne Drew Star Tribune Gina Gayle University of Southern Mississippi Manuel McDonnell Smith NewsCore Roland S. Martin TV ONE/CNN/TJMS Vince Hill KYW Radio Philadelphia Andrea King Collier Freelance Journalist, Author, Speaker Roy Johnson Men’s Fitness Magazine Malena Cunningham Strategic Media Relations, Inc. Gregory Lee, Jr. Boston Globe Ryan L. Williams NABJ Staff Liaison

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SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE

REGISTRATION & WELCOME HOURS
Location: Elizabeth Foyer, Second Level Wednesday, July 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 a .m . – 7:00 p .m . Thursday, July 29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 a .m . – 5:00 p .m . Friday, July 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 a .m . – 5:00 p .m . Saturday, July 31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 a .m . – 11:00 a .m .

WHAT’S HELD WHERE?
U.S.S. Midway Museum • Welcome Reception Manchester Grand Hyatt – Ground Level • Career Fair & Exhibition • Healthy NABJ Pavilion • NABJ After Dark at Redfield’s • Cyber Café • NABJ Authors’ Showcase & Bookstore • Career Resource Center • The Gallery • Business Center & Shipping Office • Grand Lobby Bar Manchester Grand Hyatt - Second Level • Registration & Welcome Center • Professional Development Breakfasts • Workshops • Receptions Manchester Grand Hyatt, Seaport Tower - Second Level, Elizabeth Ballroom A-D • Opening Ceremony & Plenary • W .E .B . DuBois Plenary • Target presents “The Black List” • Newsmaker Plenary • A Nightastic Evening with Disney! • NABJ Gospel Brunch • NABJ Salute to Excellence Awards Gala • Philadelphia Kickoff Party Manchester Grand Hyatt, Seaport Tower - Third Level • Workshops • NABJ Office • NABJ Press Office Stingaree Nightclub • NABJ Sports Task Force JAM Torey Pines Golf Course • NABJ National Golf Tournament

WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Registration & Welcome Center NABJ Learning Labs Chapter Day Welcome Reception Receiving Line Welcome Reception/ 35th Anniversary Celebration U.S.S. Midway NABJ After Dark: Spirit, Word and Song

CAREER FAIR, EXHIBIT HALL AND HEALTHY NABJ PAVILION HOURS
Location: Douglas Pavilion, Ground Floor Thursday, July 29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 a .m . – 5:00 p .m . Friday, July 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 a .m . – 5:00 p .m . Saturday, July 31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:00 a .m . – Noon

10:00 p.m. - midnight

THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2010
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Registration & Welcome Center Professional Development Breakfasts Moneta J. Sleet Jr. Photography & Design Competition/Exhibit Hall Career Fair & Exhibition Healthy NABJ Pavilion Cyber Café Lounge Opening Ceremony & Newsmaker Plenary NABJ Authors’ Showcase & Bookstore/ Exhibit Hall Workshop Session I Short Course Session(s) A Workshop Sessions II W.E.B. DuBois Lecture The Moneta J. Sleet Photography & Design Competition/Exhibit Hall Media Receptions Special Screening: The Black List, Powered by Target Target Reception NABJ After Dark: Bid Whist and Spades Tournament Sports Task Force Jam

SAFETY AND SECURITY
The Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego is equipped with around-the-clock security and facilities staffing . In case of fire emergency, guests are notified through an audible fire alarm and broadcast message that will direct guests to evacuate . Ambulance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .911 Emergency Fire Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .911 Emergency Police (Metro) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911 Emergency Hotel Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . press 55 or 4203 (internal) Non-Emergency San Diego Police . . . . . . . . . . 619-686-6272 Non-Emergency San Diego Fire Rescue . . . . . .619-533-4300 Nearest Hospital Scripps Mercy Hospital (San Diego) 4077 Fifth Avenue San Diego, CA 92103 619-294-8111 Closest 24-hour Pharmacy CVS – .5 miles 71 Horton Plaza 619-231-9135

NABJ PRESS ROOM
Location: Maggie, Third Floor Powered by Merck NABJ welcomes professional journalists covering the NABJ Annual Convention and Career Fair . The NABJ Press Room is provided for working media to research and draft articles, review publications and materials, and conduct interviews . Registration packets, news releases, NABJ background information, notices of events, and information from exhibiting companies are provided .

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MANCHESTER GRAND HYATT

FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2010
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Registration & Welcome Center NABJ Golf Tournament Professional Development Breakfasts II Career Fair & Exhibition Healthy NABJ Pavilion Cyber Café Lounge NABJ Authors’ Showcase & Bookstore NABJ Business Meeting Workshop Session III Brown Bag Lunch & Learn Short Course Session(s) B Workshop Session IV Newsmaker Plenary Sports Pioneer Awards Ceremony Arts & Entertainment Task Force Reception A Nightastic Evening with Disney! San Diego Chapter Party

SATURDAY, JULY 31, 2010
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 10:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. 5K Walk/Run NABJ Gospel Brunch Registration & Welcome Center Cyber Café Lounge Healthy NABJ Pavilion Career Fair & Exhibition Workshop Session V Task Force Meetings Visual Task Force Photo Auction NABJ Up Front 2010 NABJ Salute to Excellence Awards Gala Philadelphia 2011 Kickoff Party

GROUND FLOOR
Douglas Pavilion B-D: Career Fair and Exhibition Cyber Café Authors’ Showcase & Bookstore Douglas Pavilion A: Healthy NABJ Pavilion Redfield’s: NABJ ‘After Dark’ Events Gallery: NABJ Board of Director’s Meeting

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 2010
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. NABJ Board of Director’s Meeting
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SECOND FLOOR
Elizabeth Ballroom (A-D): Opening Ceremony Opening Plenary W.E.B. DuBois Plenary Newsmaker Plenary The Black List Screening A Nightastic Evening with Disney! Saturday Gospel Brunch Salute to Excellence Awards Gala Elizabeth Foyer: Registration & Welcome Center Molly, Edward, Gregory, and Betsy: Short Course, Workshop, and Reception Rooms

THIRD FLOOR
George Bush: NABJ Office Ford, Madeleine, Del Mar, Mohsen, Annie, and Emma: Short Course, Workshop, and Reception Rooms Maggie: Press Room

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CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS

HEALTHYNABJ
Members of the National Association of Black Journalists know that health issues are ranked among the highest topics of interest to their viewers, readers and listeners. Members also know that they are susceptible to the same health challenges on which they report: diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, anxiety, insomnia, stress, substance abuse, kidney disease and the list goes on and on. Since journalists are disseminating expert advice from health professionals to their audiences, it makes sense for members to heed some of that advice to improve their own health profile through healthy lifestyle changes. The primary goal of Healthy NABJ is to help members prevent the onset of these conditions, recognize their symptoms and get early treatment. The better educated our members, the better the quality of critical information they will be able to disseminate to broader audiences in a nation struggling with a plethora of health issues.

HEALTHY NABJ PAVILION, POWERED BY THE U.S. ARMY
The Healthy NABJ Pavilion, Powered by the U.S. Army, is part of NABJ@35 in San Diego that will be a full, working and learning environment totally focused on health workshops, screenings, fitness, and conversations for convention attendees to learn more about health and the communities they serve. Inside the Healthy NABJ Pavilion, Powered by the U.S. Army, attendees will be able to receive HIV testing, high blood pressure screenings, donate blood, as well as receive vital information on a large range of health issues, through the following organizations, among others: • • • • Black AIDS Institute American Heart Association American Red Cross American Diabetes Association

Additionally the Healthy NABJ Pavilion will host the Healthy NABJ Lounge, Powered by Novartis Diagnostic. The lounge will be a place where convention attendees can kick back and relax while receiving information on today’s hottest topics in health.
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HEALTHY NABJ PROGRAMMING
This year’s Healthy NABJ Programming covers a wide range of topics on health: BREAKFAST: Open Enrollment: Closing The Healthcare Gap, Powered By Eli Lilly Attendees will discuss the racial and ethnic health disparities within the health-care system. LUNCH and LEARN: Impact of Health Reform on the African-American Community, Powered by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation This session will shed light on likely challenges and solutions to what promises to be a year of change surrounding the delivery of health care in the United States. The Transition Toolbox: Saving Your Sanity: A Healthy NABJ Workshop Attendees will learn concrete ways to effectively reinvent themselves by assessing their assets, reviewing their finances, setting a schedule, building a circle of support, and developing accountability partners. Food for Thought: What You Eat Could Drive Your Beat: A Healthy NABJ Workshop Stories about topics such as school lunches, food deserts, and meat safety have become more important for personal and community health. Coping With Change: A Healthy NABJ Workshop, Powered by the Africa Channel Experts come together from the financial, mental and physical health sectors to give workshop participants a 360-degree approach to surviving turbulent times in journalism and in life. Taking Control: A Guide to Black Men’s Health: A Healthy NABJ Workshop, Powered by the American Cancer Society This session will cover the things that will keep black men living healthy lives and ways to overcome the obstacles to becoming and staying healthy. Get on the Wellness Track: Build a New You: A Healthy NABJ Workshop, Powered by Coca-Cola Panelists will focus on how to get on the wellness track from wellrespected fitness trainers and wellness coaches. NABJ 5K Walk/Run, Powered by Coca-Cola

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afterdark
Wednesday, July 28th | 10:00 p.m. - midnight Friday, July 30th | 10:00 p.m. - midnight

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SPIRIT, WORD AND SONG
Your friends and colleagues will judge the best in our spoken-word contest as Stax recording artist N’Dambi and saxophonist Jackiem Joyner kick-off the NABJ After Dark series. Enjoy themed cocktails and a special menu as Redfield’s Sports Bar becomes the center of the convention after the sun goes down. Thursday, July 29th | 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

AUTHORS’ SHOWCASE FOR THE GROWN AND SEXY
Join us for our “after dark” author event that promises not to disappoint. Not for the faint of heart--a hot and steamy evening. Hear readings from authors who put sexy on the page with a sizzling story to tell! Erotic, exotic, it promises to be an evening to put a smile on your face. And if you have a little sexy story you’d like to see in print, we’re having a contest. Sign up at the Authors’ Showcase to read the best few lines of your Grown and Sexy story competition. The audience will vote, and you could win a prize, including a consultation with a literary agent or a New York editor. Get Your Sexy On!!!!

BID WHIST AND SPADES TOURNAMENT
Presented by TrumpAIDS The NABJ tradition has returned. Get your friends and colleagues together and network at the table for a friendly (and often competitive) game of Bid Whist or Spades. This year’s competition is coordinated by the Black AIDS Institute as part of their nationwide Trump AIDS National Bid Whist Tournament. N’Dambi

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NABJ AUTHORS’ SHOWCASE & BOOKSTORE
Book authorship can be an important step to extend the journalist brand, and to give a more in-depth view of the stories we tell. Authors’ Showcase is designed to give you insights into the tools you need to make that dream of writing a book, and seeing it on bookstore shelves, a reality. Authors and experts will talk about picking a subject that gets agents and editors attention, building the almighty platform, book promotion and speaking engagements as an offshoot of your book sales. And as self-publishing is now a real and legitimate part of the book world, hear more about the author/ entrepreneur and the tools that are being used to sell a book across both print and digital platforms. We’ll even talk about turning your book into a movie. Make 2010 your book year. Workshops and signings will be held in our exciting Authors’ Showcase bookstore in the Exhibit Hall. Check schedule of signings for convention speakers. THURSDAY 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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From the Heart

From Beat to Book: How to Turn Your News Stories Into a Bestseller
Agent Regina Brooks will lead a discussion on what you need to know to generate a marketable idea, get an agent and secure a publishing deal in today’s changing publishing marketplace. How do journalists modify their ideas to make the leap from reporters to authors? What does a journalist need to know about the value of the stories they have access to, and properly leverage it to literary agents and publishers when their respective newsroom can’t accommodate them? Regina Brooks, Literary Agent, Serendipity and Author, Writing Great Books for Young Adults

Four different writers will share their personal stories of book authorship. They will share their stories about truth, love, and hope. Andrea King Collier, Author Still With Me: A Daughter’s Journey of Love and Loss With an increasing number of terminally ill patients choosing to die at home, the is Collier’s account of taking care of her mother, who suffered from stage four ovarian cancer. Robin D. Stone, Journalist and Author My Times in Black and White: Race and Power at the New York Times Veteran journalist, and wife of the late Gerald M.Boyd, talks about his memoir, her role in the writing of the book, and the significance of his legacy to black journalists. My Times in Black and White was completed after Boyd’s death, and published this year. Victoria Rowell, Actress and Author Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva Longtime friend of Authors’ Showcase, actress Victoria Rowell is back to talk about her first novel. How it got written, the challenges of jumping into fiction after a first book on non-fiction, and getting out there to promote a book. Carleen Brice, Journalist and Author Orange, Mint and Honey Carleen Brice will discuss working as a journalist and making the transition to becoming a successful novelist. Brice’s book Orange, Mint and Honey was recently made into a Lifetime Movie starring Jill Scott. Brice will also talk about her one woman campaign to create broader audiences for Black authors with her award winning blog, White Readers Meet Black Authors.

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The Author Entrepreneur – Self Publishing
There are more ways than one to see your book in print. While self-publishing was once the step-child of book authorship, with new tools such as e-books, and print on demand journalists are creating new business models. Hear from several journalists who have taken the leap. Mark Luckie, Author The Digital Journalist Zondra Hughes, Author The Ebony Life Lorraine Cole, Co-Author Working It Kiratiana Freelon, Author, Kiratiana’s Travel Guide to Black Paris Harold Fisher, Author Two Weeks 10:00 p.m. to Midnight

FRIDAY 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Being A Black Author
What does it really take to break through to a broad reading audience, as a black author? What are the challenges to getting reviewed and noticed by the masses and finding crossover appeal. How does a writer stay true to his or her culture and voice and still break through to publishing success? Top authors will talk about how they make a way as successful Black authors and how you can too. Gil Robertson, Author Family Affair and Not In My Family Farai Chideya, Author Kiss the Sky Terrance Dean, Author Visible Lives Helena Andrews, Author Bitch is the New Black Rochelle Riley, Author Raising A Parent Mignette Dorsey, Author Speak Truth to Power: The Story of Charles Patrick

Authors’ Showcase For the Grown and Sexy
Join us for our “after dark” author event that promises not to disappoint. Not for the faint of heart--a hot and steamy evening. Hear readings from authors who put sexy on the page with a sizzling story to tell! Erotic, exotic, it promises to be an evening to put a smile on your face. And if you have a little sexy story you’d like to see in print, we’re having a contest. Sign up at the Authors’ Showcase to read the best few lines of your Grown and Sexy story competition. The audience will vote, and you could win a prize, including a consultation with a literary agent or a New York editor. Get Your Sexy On!!!!

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR MANAGERS
Participants for this year’s Executive Suite have been pre-selected

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The Executive Suite Program
WEDNESDAY, JULY 28 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

What It Takes To Get Ahead
Join Arthur Sulzberger Jr., publisher and chairman of the New York Times, and Bruce Kyse, publisher of the Press Democrat in Santa Rosa, CA for an in-depth discussion on what it takes to move into the managing editor or executive editor role. 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Budgeting Your Way To The Top
Predicting and managing costs are key skills successful newsroom managers possess. Learning how to build a zero-based budget can help you channel resources where they’re most needed. Combining those financial skills with your journalistic abilities can help you stand out and rise in your organization. In this hands-on training, we’ll show you how to read a spreadsheet and build a reliable, strategic budget from the ground up. Paula Madison, Executive Vice President of Diversity, NBC Universal Jennifer Cabalquinto, Chief Financial Officer, NBC Universal 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Executives who run news organizations didn’t get there by luck or on their own. This exclusive series of workshops led by news executives will help middle managers who look to more senior roles gain a better sense of what it takes to be an executive editor, a publisher, a news director or a general manager. You’ll come away with a better understanding of the skills, relationships and results it takes to land those jobs and keep them. From managing people to making the most of your other resources, the Executive Suite will give you a number of concrete things you can do to prepare for advancement. In short, it will help you make your own luck and build important connections.

Meet and Greet for Participants and Instructors
THURSDAY, JULY 29 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Getting the Most Out of Your People
Making the most of your staff is at the heart of every manager’s job. From choosing the right people and helping them do their best work to rehabilitating or removing those who fall short, managing people is Job 1. This session will focus on the importance of effective listening, coaching, collaboration and timely feedback (both positive and critical). Paula Madison, Executive Vice President of Diversity, NBC Universal

Using Technology to Engage Readers and Viewers
Technological advances are making it easier to connect with readers and viewers. The latest social media tools - Twitter, Facebook, YouTube among others – coupled with the latest technology - iPads, smart phones and 3D TV - are creating additional methods to produce and distribute content. Managers must decide what to use, how to use it and what to buy during a period of budgetary constraints. They must think more analytically about how they can retain, recruit and engage their audiences. During this session, we will discuss some of the latest developments and examine how some newsroom managers are using these tools to compete more effectively in a world where readers and viewers have a multitude of choices. Neil Foote, President, Foote Communications LLC

Leadership Vs. Management
What’s the difference between leading and managing? We’ll discuss different leadership styles as well as when to use them. Michael Days, Editor, Philadelphia Daily News Mark Whitaker, Senior Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief, NBC News 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

FRIDAY, JULY 30 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Managing Up, Down and Across
A key to in moving up the ladder is effectively communicating with your boss (managing up), the people who work for you (managing down) and your peers (managing across). There are important skills you need to demonstrate in communicating with your boss and understanding his or her expectations. You also need to know how to communicate those goals, objectives and expectations to subordinates and to fellow managers. Keith Brown, Senior Vice President-News, Black Entertainment Television Marcellus Alexander, President, NAB Education Foundation

Speed Networking

Paula Madison

Arthur Sulzberger Jr .

This session, which borrows its format from the world of speed dating, will give you a chance to chat one-onone with a series of news executives who have risen to key leadership roles. While there’s no one path to success, there are valuable lessons to be learned from those who have charted their own course to the executive suite. Moderator: Johnathan Rodgers, President, TV One

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2010 SALUTE TO EXCELLENCE AWARDS GALA
SATURDAY, JULY 31, 2010 Ticketed Event

PROGRAM SCHEDULE
TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2010
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. communications industry, journalists must be fluent in a variety of media forms and understand the trends that are redefining journalism, including media economics and product development, business and marketing. The Learning Lab is intended for journalists and media professionals who are passionate about new ideas for serving the information and news needs of their communities, but lack the grounding in business and startup skills to specifically: • Identify the best business model for sustained success • Formulate a sustainable business plan • Design marketing and audience development strategies • Understand the importance of branding and market positioning • Create content production and management models • Understand implications of legal and tax issues • Identify capitalization sources • Develop and implement revenue and advertising strategies • Build successful social networking models • Select and implement technical platforms • Understand and use metrics Sandra Thompson, Director, Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection, FDIC Roland S. Martin, Host/Analyst, CNN/TV One/ Tom Joyner Morning Show Sheila Brooks, Founder and CEO, SRB Communications, LLC Sheila Brooks

TUESDAY | JULY THURSDAY | JULY | 27 || WEDNESDAY | JULY 28WEDNESDAY29 JULYJULY 30 FRIDAY | 28 SATURDAY | JULY 31 SUNDAY | AUGUST 1

NABJ BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Location: The Gallery

WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION & WELCOME CENTER

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ABJ’s Salute to Excellence Awards recognizes journalists in more than 70 categories. Salute to Excellence is

Location: Elizabeth Foyer West/Center

the country’s only national honor that commends exemplary journalism as it relates to African and African-American subjects, profiles, and themes. Special Honors recipients include Journalist of the Year Soledad O’Brien, Lifetime Achievement Award winner Paul Delaney, Best Practices Award winner NBC Universal and Legacy Award winner Paula Madison, Emerging Journalist of the Year Michael Feeney, and Community Service Award winner Michelle Singletary. Soledad O’Brien

Make sure to visit the registration & welcome center for all your convention materials. Sign up for special events, including the golf tournament and 5K Walk/ Run, and purchase tickets to the Salute to Excellence Gala and Saturday Gospel Brunch. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

NABJ LEARNING LAB: “IT’S ALL ABOUT BUSINESS: STRATEGIES TO LEVERAGE YOUR TALENTS AND RELATIONSHIPS”
Powered by Southwest Airlines Location: Edward ABCD (Pre-registration required) A partnership with the San Diego Regional Minority Supplier Development Council News organizations are floundering as business models collapse. Audiences are increasingly turning to alternative news and information sources. Entrepreneurship is one rational solution to the current financial crisis in our nation and our newsrooms. Yet, despite their confidence in entrepreneurship, journalists are reluctant to take the first step and venture out on their own. This “community forum” style workshop is intended to increase the success of new entrepreneurs and prepare them to become suppliers, gain business opportunities and leverage relationships so they are poised to make bold changes to meet these new realities. Journalists will have the opportunity to engage in stimulating dialogue with pre-eminent experts in banking and finance, mortgages, and branding. Michael Feeney To become a successful entrepreneur in the media and

Hosted by Arthel Neville of Fox News Channel

Paul Delaney

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WEDNESDAY | JULY 28
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

CHAPTER DAY: PROFESSIONAL CHAPTER LEADERSHIP PROGRAMMING
Location: Molly AB Chapter Presidents and Executive Committee members gather for a full day of workshops geared at building the foundation of the organization. Fundraising, Governance and Advocacy are among the topics. 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2010
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

REGISTRATION & WELCOME CENTER
Location: Elizabeth Foyer West/Center Make sure to visit the registration & welcome center for all your convention materials. Sign up for special events, including the golf tournament and 5K Walk/ Run, and purchase tickets to the Salute to Excellence Gala and Saturday Gospel Brunch. 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

NABJ/BLACK AIDS INSTITUTE NEWS CONFERENCE
Location: NABJ Press Room, Maggie Join Actress Regina King, Black AIDS Institute CEO and Founder Phill Wilson and NABJ President Kathy Times as we announce a yearlong “Test 1 Million” partnership between NABJ and the Black AIDS Institute. Regina King, Actress, “Southland”, “The Boondocks” Kathy Times, President, National Association of Black Journalists Phill Wilson, CEO/Founder, Black AIDS Institute 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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WELCOME RECEPTION ABOARD THE USS MIDWAY

SPORTS TASK FORCE MENTOR BREAKFAST
Powered by ESPN Location: Poolside, Fourth Floor Join the NABJ Sports Task Force and ESPN for its annual mentorship breakfast. This year, we’ll be poolside as aspiring journalists are paired with professional mentors from broadcast, print and online newsrooms. 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Powered by USS Midway Museum, BET Networks, and Harrah’s Location: U.S.S. Midway Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the NABJ aboard the USS Midway. Best of all, you’ll be amazed by the four-acre flight deck on what promises to be a gorgeous mid-summer night on the San Diego Bay! Come experience America’s longest-serving carrier of the 20th century, in service from the end of WWII through the liberation of Kuwait in 1991. The USS Midway, known as “Midway Magic” was the largest ship in the world for a decade. Now, she’s the most-visited floating ship museum in the country. The USS Midway is located in the heart of downtown San Diego, the original home of TOPGUN and still the largest U.S. Navy homeport in the world. Flight simulators, docent tours, and more await NABJ attendees aboard the USS Midway Museum! It promises to be an unforgettable opening-night experience! 10:00 p.m. - midnight

CAREER FAIR & EXHIBITION
Location: Douglas Pavilion ABCD 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

N’Dambi

THE MONETA J. SLEET, JR. PHOTO COMPETITION
Location: Ford ABC This daylong competitive event changes it up every year to offer hands-on training in the field of multimedia story telling. Pre-researched story topics in the San Diego area will be offered as participants treat the day as if they were working on daily deadlines for both print and Web. Editors will be on hand to coach, edit and critique submitted work in an open format. Each participant will receive points for accomplishing certain goals. For example, points will be awarded for completing urgent Web deadlines, print deadlines, the creation of slideshows, the addition of audio and video. Points will be given to first, second and third place.

HEALTHY NABJ PAVILION

Powered by U.S. Army Location: Douglas Pavilion ABCD 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

CYBER CAFÉ AND MEMBERSHIP LOUNGE
Powered by Rent-A-Center Location: Douglas Pavilion ABCD

NABJ AFTER DARK: SPIRIT, WORD, AND SONG

Location: Redfield’s at the Manchester Grand Hyatt NABJ is pleased to launch it’s “After Dark” late night series with spoken word artists and great music. Stax recording artist and Dallas native N’Dambi will deliver songs from her debut album “Pink Elephant.” The album’s lead single, “Can’t Hardly Wait,” is described as a “biting chunk of scorching sarcasm delivered in the commanding singer’s rich tone.” Jackiem Joyner, Saxophonist, MACK Avenue Records N’Dambi, Artist, Stax Records Hosted by: DeMarco Morgan, Anchor/Reporter, WNBC-TV (New York)

Jackiem Joyner

Phill Wilson

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9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

OPENING PLENARY THE POWER OF CHANGE: HOW TELLING OUR STORY CAN SAVE BLACK AMERICA
Powered by Coca Cola Location: Elizabeth ABCD

DRAWING THE LINE: LIFE AFTER LINE PRODUCING
Location: Gregory A Tired of putting together a rundown and timing out your shows? Are you ready to explore other opportunities in the newsroom? Then, this session is for you. Come hear from former line producers who’ve made the transition into other areas and haven’t missed a beat. Learn how to use the skills that make you an excellent line producer in so many other ways. Cinterro Jones, Control Room Fonts Editor, Turner Broadcasting Jeffery Reid, Executive Producer, CNN Jennifer Thomas, Pres. and Founder, MediaReady Consulting Josh Eure, Senior Producer, ABC News 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz and broadcaster Rene Syler will take a “hands on” look at the top health stories of black men, women and children you must take to your newsroom. With health care reform a reality following President Obama’s year-long legislative victory, communities are paying closer attention to changes they can make toward a healthier existence. Journalists of color hold a larger responsibility to ensure their communities are informed while implementation of the new law takes place during the next few years. In addition, journalists will learn what they can do to remain healthy in a position often filled with long hours, little sleep and an unhealthy diet. Mehmet Oz, M.D., Host, The Dr. OZ Show Donnie McClurkin, Gospel Artist Rene Syler, Author/Broadcaster, “Good Enough Mother” Mehmet Oz, M .D .

Some journalists are receiving training that will enable them to take advantage of new opportunities within the industry. However, many journalists are looking for a way out and appear lost in the wilderness--wondering whether they are washed up at age 35 or older! Because journalists and others in the communications industry are among the most versatile employee groups in the country with skill sets that are valuable to many employers outside of the media industry, their job alternatives go beyond wellknown options in public relations and teaching. These alternatives frequently offer better pay, better hours and a more manageable work environment. This panel discussion will encourage journalists to think “outside the box” about their careers as a means to survive and thrive. Representatives from academia, public relations, non-profits and mediarelated areas will spur ideas about how journalism, analytical, and other tangible skills can be utilized in new job categories previously unexplored. Marcellus Alexander, President, NAB Education Foundation Rosalynne Whitaker-Heck, Interim Dean, Scripps Howard School of Journalism & Communications Stephanie Frederic, Owner, FGW Productions, Inc. Sheila Brooks, Founder & CEO, SRB Communications Kelly Edwards, Vice President, Talent Development, NBC Universal 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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FAME, FORTUNE AND FREELANCE
Location: Betsy C Have you been downsized/laid off/fired, but still want to stay in the news business? Still have a job, but want to find work on the side? Learn the secrets of thriving as a freelancer from experts who have been there, done that. Panelists will also include those who hire freelancers. Julie Walker, Freelance Journalist Kelley Carter, Entertainment Journalist Gary Anthony Ramsay, President, Great Pitch Media, Inc. Mark Whitaker, Senior Vice President/Washington Bureau Chief, NBC News 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Rene Syler

MIND OVER MONEY MATTERS: TIPS FROM AN INTRAPRENEUR
Location: Edward C This workshop will help you find the right frame of mind to attach a value to your abilities and have a measure of your financial well-being. It will also help you decide if you’re better at being an intrapreneur or an entrepreneur. An intrapreneur works at his or her best when part of a corporate environment and/ or team. An entrepreneur is capable of accomplishing and enjoying every aspect needed to get the job done. Valerie Coleman Morris, Financial Literacy Specialist, CBS Network Radio

HELP! I’M GETTING OUT! I NEED A NEW JOB!
Location: Edward D Journalists are struggling with a rapidly changing media employment environment of layoffs, pay cuts, and job description changes. “One-man” bands that were once relegated to small market beginners are now a condition for employment in markets big and small.

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REPORTING ON THE GO: WHEN YOUR BEAT TAKES YOU AWAY FROM HOME
Location: Edward B An earthquake devastates Haiti. The US military marches through Afghanistan. Reporting from events like these can provide some of your proudest moments as a journalist, and give your career a highprofile boost. But are you prepared to report in these situations? At this workshop, you’ll learn how to acquire the skills that make you “deployable.” You’ll learn how to pack a go-bag, deal with cultural differences, hire a fixer in a foreign country and how to continue to report when large crowds gather. Panelists will share experiences in navigating these stories’’ moral dilemmas, and how to cope when you come home. Chris Lawrence, Pentagon Correspondent, CNN Colonel Rivers Johnson, Jr., Division Chief, Community Relations, Army Public Affairs 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

THE CONVENTION PLAYBOOK: NAVIGATING YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS
Location: Edward A Workshops, career fair, professionals, networking affairs - there’s so much to do and so little time. Attending the convention can be daunting, but this seminar will help give you the confidence to make the most of your experiences. We’ll prepare you to effectively navigate NABJ’s convention, and more specifically, the career fair. We’ll talk about how to best approach the career fair, how you should interact with recruiters/ hiring managers; and how to ultimately walk away with valuable lessons, new mentors, and internship/job prospects. This is an exciting panel for students and any convention newbie. Nagatha Tonkins, Internship Director / Assistant Professor, Elon University/School of Communications Anzio Williams, News Director, KCRA-TV (Sacramento) Gail Wiggins, Director, Internships / Assistant Professor, North Carolina A&T State University Jonathan Lowe, News Reporter, News 14 Carolina Kelcie McCrae, Managing Editor, A&T Register / North Carolina A&T State University 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

VIDEO NEWSGATHERING
Location: Molly A Your audience wants more video online. This workshop can help. Learn the basics of video storytelling. Explore the gear, the terminology, how to get the video you need and the basics of on-camera interviewing. Video for the Web teaches the skills you need to shoot a solid video story. This isn’t just for video online - anyone who is now having to shoot their own video (even if for a TV station) can benefit from this how-to session. Pueng Vongs, SPJ Diversity chair, Society of Professional Journalists Victoria Lim, Bright House Sports Network 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Going over topics such as: • Tools & Gadgets • Overview of Storytelling • How to get started today Over two days experienced coaches and trainers will help participants with: Hands-On Training that will give participants the opportunity to walk away with their first MM story. Additionally, there will be opportunities for members to participate as observers, only if they have not had the time to do the self-guided tutorials. Kenny Irby, Visual Journalism Group Leader, Poynter Institute for Media Studies Yvette De La Garza, Employee Communications Specialist, Qualcomm Vanessa Deggins, Reporter/Multimedia Producer, The American Press Newspaper Ken-Yon Hardy, Multimedia Reporter/Producer, Media Personality, Dayton Daily News, Cox Media Group Andre Jones, Vice President, J & J Image Group, Inc. Ricky Montalvo, Video Producer, Yahoo! Studios Crissy Pasquale, Photojournalist, Infinite Media Works Brian Branch Price, Freelance Photojournalist Jack Rowland, Senior Video Producer, St. Petersburg Times V. W. Vaughan Sr., Consultant Gina Gayle, Photojournalist & Professor of Practice, University of Southern Mississippi Benet Wilson, Online Managing Editor-Business Aviation, Aviation Week/McGraw-Hill

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ALL PLATFORM JOURNALIST: JUST WHAT IS THAT ANYWAY?
Powered by CNN Location: Betsy B Learn how to produce digital packages that are well executed visually and technically, while maintaining journalistic purpose and a dedication to the craft. Be inspired by the industry’s top multimedia practitioners. Come learn the “tactical and practical” and experiment with how to incorporate elements of notable work into your own. Victor Hernandez, Director of Coverage/APJ Manager, CNN 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

SPORTS MEDIA: A BRAND NEW LEAGUE
Powered by NASCAR Location: Molly B Sports media - be it print, mobile, radio, online or on-air - is changing. Gone are the days of sports programming being held exclusively to the major TV broadcast networks, now sports fans clamor for daily coverage on cable, cell phones, Web sites, satellite radio and the like. Will mobile rise as the most popular platform? How will the NBA 2010 free agency class affect television rights? Can newspapers revive themselves online? Will cable media dominate broadcast? During this panel a collection of senior executives from the foremost sports media outlets will discuss the recent changes to the sports landscapes and what’s on the horizon. John Skipper, Executive Vice President/Content, ESPN Lenny Daniels, EVP/Chief Operating Officer, Turner Sports Greg Lee, Senior Assistant Sports Editor, Boston Globe Jay Abraham, NASCAR Don Martin, VP/GM, Fox Sports Radio

THE TRANSITION TOOLBOX: SAVING YOUR SANITY: A HEALTHY NABJ WORKSHOP
Location: Douglas Pavilion A Whether you’ve been laid off, bought out or plan to get out of the newsroom, making a smooth transition takes skill. In this workshop, you’ll learn concrete ways to effectively reinvent yourself by assessing your assets, reviewing your finances, setting a schedule, building a circle of support, and developing accountability partners. By the end of this workshop, you’ll understand why these steps are necessary to successfully establish a life plan and create new sustainable income streams; you’ll hear it from people who actually have done it. Kimberly Hayes Taylor, Independent Health Journalist, Kimberly Hayes Taylor, LLC Versandra Kennebrew, author and wellness expert, Versandra Kennebrew International Mark Lee, President/CEO The LEE Group MI, LLC

NABJ SHORT COURSE: ADVANCED MULTIMEDIA TRAINING - I
Location: Madeleine AB (Pre-registration required) Continuing the tradition of offering multimedia training for NABJ members, the Visual Task Force, the Digital Task Force and the Knight Digital Media Center are teaming up to offer advanced, hands-on multimedia training. Through a series self-guided tutorials, participants will learn the following: An Introductory to multimedia for those who still need to get started with multimedia.

Gina Gayle

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BRAND YOURSELF, SECURE YOUR SURVIVAL
Location: Betsy B Differentiate yourself from the crowd. Create your own personal brand. With a myriad of news outlets, Web sites and blogs clogging the Internet, journalists can showcase their work and become the go-to expert on their beat. A personal brand can help boost your profile at your current job, pave the way to your next job or even help you create your own entrepreneurial Web site or blog. Panelists will offer tips, tricks, tools and techniques to help you take your journalism expertise to the next level. Benet Wilson, Online Managing Editor-Business Aviation, Aviation Week/McGraw-Hill Sybril Bennett, Associate Professor, Belmont University Eric Deggans, TV/Media Critic, St. Petersburg Times Talia Whyte, Principal, Global Wire Associates Elaine Swann, Lifestyle & Etiquette Expert, Elaine Swann Enterprises

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: WHAT YOU EAT COULD DRIVE YOUR BEAT, A HEALTHY NABJ WORKSHOP
Location: Douglas Pavilion A Food journalism is much more than restaurant reviews and celebrity chef profiles. Food impacts our health. Stories about topics such as school lunches, food deserts, meat safety, sustainability, and rising food prices have become more important for personal and community health. This session examines journalism that connects food and health. A panel of food journalism pros will talk about how they do it and why it’s important for people of color to report about what we eat. Print, broadcast, and online journalists will leave with resources to find and report food stories that impact health in any market. Michael Alexander, Producer, Soul of Green Conscious Planet Media Bianca Alexander, Correspondent/Producer, Conscious Living TV & Soul of Green Conscious Planet Media Simone Aponte, Executive Producer, Morning Show, KSWB-TV Alison Ashton, Editorial Director, The Nourish Network 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

FUNDING INNOVATIVE IDEAS
Location: Molly A With constant media transitions and uncertain futures, are you ready to invest in yourself? Innovation is the strength of entrepreneurship. But bringing an idea to fruition means successful navigation of the entrepreneurial realm. Failure to find funding, however, can sink even the best ideas. This workshop brings would-be entrepreneurs together with business owners who started with nothing but an idea and the courage to pursue it. The panel also includes investors who offer hidden secrets to approaching investors and successfully funding your ideas. Mike Green, CEO, Vizitnow3D Stephen Flaim, Ph.D., President, San Diego Tech Coast Angels Kenyon Rasheed, Owner, Pro Club World Sports Gina Paige, President, AfricanAncestry.com Erik Sundelof, Chief Technical Officer, Spot.us 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

GOOGLE FOR JOURNALISTS
Powered by Google Location: Molly B Every day, millions of people around the world use Google’s search engine to find what they’re looking for. Editors, journalists, producers, and others in the media have long known just how essential it is to be able to find and use information efficiently and effectively, and this workshop will demonstrate ways to work more efficiently and effectively on the Web. Learn how to get the most from Search and other free tools from Google. Whether you’re in broadcast, print, or digital journalism, this session will introduce ways you can search smarter, keep better tabs on your beat, see what’s hot and what’s not, add a visual edge to your online content, and use Google on the go when you’re reporting in the field. Walk away with tips and tricks and an online resource for Google Search, Hot Trends, Insights, Reader, News, Maps, and more. Sean Carlson, Manager, Global Communications & Public Affairs, Google

THURSDAY | JULY 29

THURSDAY | JULY 29

GETTING THAT FIRST JOB, PERIOD
Location: Edward B In this high-impact workshop, you’ll learn techniques that will give you a critical advantage in the search for the all-important first job. Without a reel or clip that stands out in the crowd, your chances of landing a job are very slim. Hosted by the Los Angeles Reporter’s Clinic, which has helped more African Americans start as reporters and anchors than any other private resume tape service, you’ll get the inside track on finding your first job. Jay Jackson, Reporter, Los Angeles Reporter’s Clinic Brix Fowler, Reporter, WABG-TV (Greenville, Miss.) Beth Frerking, Assistant Managing Editor, Partnerships, POLITICO Tatsha Robertson, Senior Editor, PEOPLE Magazine

FROM NEWSROOM TO NON-PROFIT
Location: Edward D A panel of experts will teach you how to create or match your journalism success to community based organizations (non-profits) and public affairs employment. Social responsibility will be discussed in detail as these Influencers share the skill sets used to transition to the non-profit and public sector. Panelists will also discuss best practices for using a journalism career in the non-profit and public sector. Terry Allen, Director, 1016 Media Kayla Adams, Communications Director, Public Relations, March of Dimes Marc Willis, Public Affairs Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Maiya Hollie, Public Relations Director, REACH Media Inc./The Tom Joyner Morning Show Kim Betton, Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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MINORITY MEDIA OWNERSHIP
Location: Edward C Revolutionary changes in technology have affected news and entertainment media since the 1990’s. The changes have also led to dramatic shifts in how and where younger readers and viewers, primarily 9-18, get their news and information. These combined changes have dramatically affected all media, especially those media owned and controlled by people of color. Panelists will discuss the impact of the changes and the best course for minority media to follow to survive and develop in the new media environment of the 21st Century. Francis Ward, professor of journalism, Syracuse University Charlene Muhammad, national correspondent, The Final Call Newspaper Danny Bakewell, Sr., publisher, Los Angeles Sentinel and L.A. Watts Times; Chairman, National Newspaper Publishers Association (Black Press of America) 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

REALITY SHOWS: THE NEW JOB FRONTIER
Powered by TV One Location: Gregory A As newsrooms downsize and newspaper circulation/ TV viewing is on the decline, many of us have replaced our own displaced realities with ‘’reality TV.” For journalists out-of-work and in-between projects, we can inform them what jobs exist in reality TV that are skills-set applicable. We will identify the jobs. Patrick Riley, Freelance Producer/Writer/Talent Jacque Reid, JacqueReid.com Ian Smith, M.D., 50 Million Pound Challenge Evolyn Brooks, Executive Producer, Viasol Productions, Inc. 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

FROM BEAT TO BOOK: HOW TO TURN YOUR NEWS STORIES INTO A BESTSELLER
Location: Douglas Pavillion Agent Regina Brooks will lead a discussion on what you need to know to generate a marketable idea, get an agent and secure a publishing deal in today’s changing publishing marketplace. How do journalists modify their ideas to make the leap from reporters to authors? What does a journalist need to know about the value of the stories they have access to, and properly leverage it to literary agents and publishers when their respective newsroom can’t accommodate them? Regina Brooks, Literary Agent, Serendipity and Author, Writing Great Books for Young Adults 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Aprill O. Turner, Communication Director, United States Congress Amanda Miller Littlejohn, Founder, Miller Littlejohn Media Group 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

YOU’VE HOPPED ON THE DIGITAL TRAIN, NOW WHAT?
Powered by NBC Universal Location: Gregory B Congratulations – you’re a digital journalist. You can write, shoot, edit and report your own packages. You hopped the DJ train early or you quickly learned on the job and never looked back. But now what? What opportunities are out there for you? How do you pitch yourself for digital journalism jobs? Once you’re in the job, how do you maintain a competitive edge? Where do DJ’s fit in the newsroom? What types of stories work for digital journalists? Come listen to industry leaders from broadcast and online discuss hiring practices across all experience levels for digital journalism. Hear from hiring managers on what they are looking for in a potential hire and from current digital journalists on how they landed their job. Lester Holt, Co-Anchor Today, Weekend Edition, Anchor Nightly News, Weekend Paula Madison, Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, NBC Universal Mara Schiavocampo, Digital Journalist, NBC Nightly News Chris Blackman, Vice President News, WCAU-TV (Philadelphia) Yvette Miley, Executive Editor, MSNBC

THURSDAY | JULY 29

THURSDAY | JULY 29

SPECIAL SCREENING OF “FAMILY AFFAIR”

Powered by The Ford Foundation Location: Betsy A Like a scene torn from “The Color Purple,” “Precious,” or “Capturing the Friedmans,” filmmaker Chico David Colvard’s deeply personal and uncompromising documentary examines the complex levels of pedophilia and how it can manipulate and control an entire family for life. The film is also a portrait of a family that struggles with issues we all face. “Family Affair” challenges the audience to take a more complicated view of child molesters like the filmmaker’s father, while fostering compassion for their victims, like his sisters. Their story is a universal one about resilience, survival and having the capacity to accommodate a parent’s past crimes in order to satisfy their longing for family. “Family Affair,” which premiered in competition at Sundance and has since shown around the world, received Best Documentary Feature and Audience Awards and was the first film acquired by Oprah Winfrey for her new cable channel, OWN. Fredricka Whitfield, Anchor, CNN/U.S. Chico David Colvard, Director/Producer, C-LineFilms Calvin Sims, Program Officer/News Media and Journalism, The Ford Foundation

TURNING YOUR PASSION INTO A P.R. CAREER
Location: Betsy C Do you want to do more than just manage the image of a high-profile person, program, or organization? Would you like to make public relations your mission? Want to learn to use your passion or area of expertise to advance your career? Then, “Turn Your Passion into a P.R. Career.” Learn how to find your passion and tie in what you enjoy doing with a career in public relations and communications from experienced and proven public relations and media professionals. Whether you are interested in a career in non-profit communications, corporate communications, government affairs, consulting or even entrepreneurship, we will teach you how to tap into the many opportunities which exist. Hear from an array of P.R. professionals who successfully use their gifts and talents everyday to succeed despite the rapid changes in the public and private sectors. Dawn Angelique Roberts, Managing Partner, KD Communications Group Wynona Redmond, Director of Public Affairs, Dominick’s Deborah Hyman, Director of Global Communications, Verizon

POWER WRITING FOR THE WEB
Location: Edward A Want to make your writing pop on the Web? Learn the tools and tricks of the trade that gain audience and rank high in search engines. You will also learn how to package your stories with the latest Internet tools: slide shows, polls, and chats to provide the complete Internet experience. Finally, you’ll gain useful tips on how to use social media to market your work. Pueng Vongs, Diversity Chair, Society of Professional Journalists Sherbeam Wright, Social media/online consultant, Anda Communications

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3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

W.E.B. DUBOIS PLENARY: A CONVERSATION WITH GOOGLE SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT DAVID DRUMMOND
Location: Elizabeth ABCD Join us as Google Senior Vice President David Drummond discusses freedom of expression and censorship, followed by an engaging conversation that will not only make you think, but expand the reach of your voice on this continent and beyond. Democracy demands innovators and entrepreneurs. It’s NABJ’s moment in time to seek justice by creating it using any means necessary. Can recent technological innovations blended with journalism be a valuable instrument of democracy; blend the user experience of print with the benefits of the web? David Drummond, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development/Chief Legal Officer, Google Lester Holt, Anchor, NBC News, Marcus Mabry, Associate National Editor, The New York Times Lee Hawkins, Writer, Wall Street Journal Sybril Bennett, Associate Professor/Journalism, Belmont University Monica Bertran, Reporter, Bloomberg Television

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

MEDIA RECEPTIONS
NASCAR RECEPTION
Location: Madeleine AB

9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

NABJ AFTER DARK: ANNUAL BID WHIST & SPADES TOURNAMENT
Presented by TrumpAIDS Location: Redfield’s The NABJ tradition has returned. Get your friends and colleagues together and network at the table for a friendly (and often competitive) game of Bid Whist or Spades. This year’s competition is coordinated by the Black AIDS Institute as part of their nationwide Trump AIDS National Bid Whist Tournament. 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION RECEPTION
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Location: America’s Cup Room, fourth floor, poolside

THURSDAY | JULY 29

THURSDAY | JULY 29

SPECIAL SCREENING – THE BLACK LIST: VOLUME THREE
David Drummond Presented by Target Location: Elizabeth ABCD Target invites you to attend a special screening of The Black List: Volume Three, featuring some of today’s most accomplished and influential African Americans through a series of intimate portrait interviews. They share stories about the pride, struggles and triumphs of black life in America. A dynamic discussion with the people involved in bringing this film to life will be held after the screening, followed by a cocktail reception. Target is proud to partner with The Black List to bring you this memorable evening. The film is a collaboration between distinguished portrait photographer and filmmaker Timothy Greenfield Sanders and award-winning journalist Elvis Mitchell, who interviews the subjects, which include Oscar-winning actress and TV host Whoopi Goldberg, Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter John Legend, United Negro College Fund President Dr. Michael Lomax, fashion model Beverly Johnson, CEO of BET Debra L. Lee, and director-producer Lee Daniels. The Black List Project is an award winning documentary series featured on HBO, as well as a book of portraits and photography exhibition all serving as the basis for a national educational initiatives which stimulates conversation on the issues of identity, diversity and tolerance. For more information: www.BlackListProject.com. 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

FIFTH ANNUAL SPORTS TASK FORCE SCHOLARSHIP JAM

Powered by Yahoo! Sports and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Location: Stingaree, 454 6th Avenue, San Diego DJ Limelight returns to the booth to lead the Jam with special guest DJ Marcellus Wiley, former professional football player and ESPN analyst.

TARGET RECEPTION
Lester Holt

Location: Elizabeth Foyer

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FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2010
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

REGISTRATION & WELCOME CENTER
Location: Elizabeth Foyer West/Center Make sure to visit the registration & welcome center for all your convention materials. Sign up for special events, including the golf tournament and 5K Walk/ Run, and purchase tickets to the Salute to Excellence Gala and Saturday Gospel Brunch. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

BREAKFAST: ACCESSING AUTHENTIC VOICES FOR YOUR STORIES,
Powered by The California Wellness Foundation Location: Madeleine ABC

BREAKFAST: OPEN ENROLLMENT: CLOSING THE HEALTHCARE GAP,
Powered by Eli Lilly Location: Ford ABC The issue of racial and ethnic health disparities has become one of the most pressing problems plaguing the health care system in the United States. Open Enrollment: Closing the Healthcare Gap, addresses the latest on health disparities in the United States and best practices to fill the gaps for underserved populations. This session expands on the interest and success of previous panels and focuses on programs that are working to significantly improve individual patient outcomes by understanding and responding to the range of diverse patient needs. Panelists will share efforts to increase enrollment of racially and ethnically diverse patient participation in clinical trials to better reflect disease prevalence; highlight innovative practices for health systems that address culturally and linguistically appropriate services and reduce disparities in the quality of health care minorities receive; and provide perspective through discussion of community-based program development, transformation of public policy and advocacy. As the U.S. population becomes increasingly diverse, it is critical for the health care industry to adapt to meet the needs of multicultural communities and bring quality health care and health care services to underserved and often under-represented audiences. James H. Powell, Principal Investigator, Project IMPACT (Increase Minority Participation and, National Medical Association Jessica Briefer French, MHSA, Senior Consultant for Research, National Committee for Quality Assurance Carmela Castellano-Garcia, President and Chief Executive Officer, California Primary Care Association Ron Claiborne, News Anchor, ABC News ‘Good Morning America’

NABJ NATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT, BENEFITING NABJ SCHOLARSHIPS,
Powered by Chevrolet and OnStar Location: Torrey Pines The Torrey Pines Golf Course has been the host for several PGA events and home to one of the most storied playoff events in the US Open history. The Course is nestled along the Pacific Ocean; you will see stunning views and challenging holes. As with last year, we will crown individual winners (men and women) and a foursome winner. In addition to an awesome day of golf, we will also have a longest drive and 3 closest to the pin challenges. We are also inviting local golfers to join us without registering for the convention.

AUTHORS’ SHOWCASE & BOOKSTORE
Location: Douglas Pavilion ABCD Join NABJ and Hue-Man Bookstore as we feature our best established and emerging authors. In the current economy, journalists need to extend their scope beyond the newsroom. Writing books is one possible path. Hue-Man Bookstore will showcase the works of more than 40 NABJ members, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon, in the exhibit hall. BOOK SIGNINGS: Each hour, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fiction, non-fiction, business, lifestyle and sports authors, who have written books within the last three years will be at the bookstore to autograph their work. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

On a tight deadline, but still need that great quote from someone close to the issue you are covering? How do you find authentic voices of those most affected by issues? Join us for a Professional Development Breakfast on how to utilize communitybased organizations as access points for terrific sources for your news stories. With examples from diverse issues such as crime and violence, worker’s rights, health reform and the environment - you will come away with valuable skills to bring your coverage up a notch. Cecilia Laiché, Communications Officer, The California Wellness Foundation Diane Takvorian, Executive Director, Environmental Health Coalition George White, Communications Consultant Farai Chideya, Founder, Pop and Politics

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

NABJ BUSINESS MEETING
Location: Gregory AB

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FRIDAY | JULY 30

The NABJ Board of Directors discuss the State of NABJ. The discussion includes statements by the President, Executive Director, and a presentation on NABJ’s finances led by NABJ’s Treasurer and questions from members.

CAREER FAIR & EXHIBITION
Location: Douglas Pavilion ABCD 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

CYBER CAFÉ AND MEMBERSHIP LOUNGE
Powered by Rent-A-Center Location: Douglas Pavilion ABCD 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

HEALTHY NABJ PAVILION

Powered by U.S. Army Location: Douglas Pavilion ABCD

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A & E 101: THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT REPORTING
Location: Betsy A Do you have what it takes to be a hot-shot arts and entertainment reporter? Are you a mainstream reporter or editor who suddenly has to cover the R. Kelly trial or the Lindsay Lohan saga? Then this panel is for you. Covering theater, art, film, books and television is much more than spewing opinion and trolling about at parties. Get ready for the grand dame of all primers. You will walk away with a better understanding of how to find and work with publicists and how to cover a celebrity story. We’ll also give special tips to freelancers and staff writers who are trying to cross into the A&E genre. A&E is now front page news. We’ll show you how to get the story.

COPING WITH CHANGE, A HEALTHY NABJ WORKSHOP
Powered by The Africa Channel Location: Douglas Pavilion A Have you been laid off, downsized or fired? Do you fear that you never quite look good enough? Are you constantly worrying about money or family issues? Maybe you just took on that one assignment that haunts you and you don’t know how to cope. This workshop, a part of the Healthy NABJ initiative, will bring experts together from the financial, mental and physical health sectors to give you a 360-degree approach to surviving turbulent times in journalism and in life. Jeff Ballou, Deputy News Editor, Al Jazeera Network, English Language Channel Lisa Salters, Correspondent, ESPN Sharon Epperson, Senior Energy Correspondent & Personal Finance Correspondent, CNBC Imani J. Walker, M.D., Forensic Psychiatrist, Harbor UCLA Medical Center Ian Smith, M.D., 50 Million Pound Challenge

DIVERSITY TRAINING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Location: Betsy C With issues such as marriage equality, hate crimes and “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” more prominently in the news, it is important that the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community is reflected in news and feature stories. This is especially important as these legal, social, and economic issues deeply impact African Americans who are gay and the African American community as a whole. This session will provide participants with the tools and expertise to write fair, balanced, accurate and nuanced stories about the black gay community and the gay community generally. Dannie Tillman, Director of Field and Community Media, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

HD MAKEUP 101
Location: Edward A The quest for the perfect look is a challenging one. For most on-air talent, makeup of varying types could conceal and improve appearance, but now the makeup applications of old just don’t work as well under the microscope of HD. Now the advice of a professional is all the more important. Patrece Williams, key makeup stylist for CBS’s “The Early Show”, will do a makeup application demonstration for on-air talent. She will discuss and offer a show-and-tell of product options for men and women. A special bonus, she will critique and provide do’s and don’ts for several selected workshop attendees willing to share their DVDs. Patrece Williams, Make Up Artist, CBS News, ‘The Early Show’ Crystal Johns, Dir. Development & Diversity, CBS News Debbye Turner Bell, DVM, Correspondent, CBS News

FRIDAY | JULY 30

Adrienne Samuels Gibbs, Senior Editor, Ebony Magazine Amy Elisa Keith, Living Editor, MSN’s Glo.com Kareen Wynter, Entertainment Correspondent, CNN/U.S. 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

FRIDAY | JULY 30

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS AND FINANCING YOUR FUTURE
Location: Edward C Are you looking for ways to finance your professional growth as a journalist? Have you always been interested in pursuing a fellowship or receiving a grant? Hear from funding professionals from major foundations who offer fellowships or grants. The funders will explain how to find funding in your particular area and how to begin the process. They will also explain what they look for in a successful proposal and how to competently write a grant that will attract the right attention. Recipients will speak about their experience writing their proposals as well as talk briefly about the actual project they received funding for. Participants will leave with a toolkit that includes informative Websites, sample proposals and other informational materials. Susan Racanelli, Manager, Nonprofit Resource Center, The San Diego Foundation Gina Gayle, Photojournalist & Professor of Practice, University of Southern Mississippi E. Dominique Brown, Filmmaker/Producer, Beezley Films

BEING A BLACK AUTHOR: NABJ AUTHORS’ SHOWCASE
Location: Douglas Pavilion What does it really take to break through to a broad reading audience, as a black author? What are the challenges to getting reviewed and noticed by the masses? How does a writer stay true to his or her culture and voice and still break through to publishing success? Top authors will talk about how they make a way as successful Black authors and how you can too. Gil Robertson, “Family Affair” and “Not In My Family” Carleen Brice, “Orange Mint and Honey” Farai Chideya, “Kiss the Sky” Terrance Dean, “Visible Lives”

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INTERNET ETIQUETTE: BEING “SOCIALLY” RESPONSIBLE
Location: Molly A Many students and some working journalists abuse social networks by posting information that may be harmful to their reputation. This workshop will highlight the pros and cons of social networks. It will also give proper internet etiquette tips to those interested in using social networks to market themselves. Elaine Swann, Author, Lifestyle & Etiquette Expert, Elaine Swann Enterprises Georgia Dawkins, NABJ Student Representative, Florida A&M University Donna Byrd, Publisher, The Root Kiara Pesante, Graduate Student, Howard University Michael Feeney, New York Daily News Adena Andrews, NBA.com

MAKING A LIVE MULTIMEDIA BLOG
Location: Betsy B Why leave play-by-play news coverage to the sports journalists? Every event, from an award show to a court trial, could benefit from live, minute-by-minute Web coverage. It is called live blogging, and its popularity is rising in the newsroom. Come learn to make your own multimedia live blog in this engaging workshop. The session will include lessons on how to meld Webcam video, audio podcasts, photo slideshows and live text updates into one cohesive, on-the-spot news report. You’ll also learn how to synchronize your live blog with social media platforms, like Twitter and Flickr, to rebroadcast your coverage instantly. Allissa Richardson, Professor, Morgan State University

OLD SCHOOL/NEW SCHOOL: PERFECTING THE BALANCING ACT
Powered by Gannett Foundation Location: Edward D Young journalists join forces with seasoned journalists to discuss the changing dynamics within the journalism world. From the use of social networking sites, such as Twitter and Facebook, to safeguarding newsroom best practices, this session takes on the pros and cons of changing how journalists produce content across platforms. Jeanette Barret-Stokes, Managing Editor, Gannett Co., Inc. Brent Jones, Standards and Recruitment Editor, USA TODAY Geri Tucker, Deputy Managing Editor/Money, USA TODAY Terricha Bradley, Reporter, Mansfield News Journal Stephen Patterson, Multimedia Journalist, WZZM-13 TV 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

THEY’RE LISTENING TO YOU NOW: PERFECTING VOICE TECHNIQUES
Location: Edward B Some broadcasters are seen, but all broadcasters are heard. One of the most important skills for a broadcaster to have is strong vocal delivery. The voice of a broadcaster impacts whether their message is received as well as how their message is received. Learn from an expert how to improve the quality of your voice by completing breathing and articulation exercises which will help you whether you are a young or an experienced journalist. Al Reyes, Division Chief--Communications and Marketing,, L.A. County Child Support Services

FRIDAY | JULY 30

FRIDAY | JULY 30

THE AUTHOR ENTREPRENEUR – SELF PUBLISHING

Location: Authors’ Showcase & Bookstore, Exhibit Hall There are more ways than one to see your book in print. While self-publishing was once the step-child of book authorship, with new tools such as e-books, and print on demand journalists are creating new business models. Hear from several journalists who have taken the leap. Mark Luckie, “The Digital Journalist” Zondra Hughes, “The Ebony Life” Lorraine Cole, “Working It” Kiratiana Freelon, “Kiratiana’s Travel Guide to Black Paris “ Harold Fisher, “Two Weeks”

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BROWN BAG LUNCH AND LEARN SESSIONS
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

LUNCH AND LEARN: THE DOCTORS ARE IN: CHECKUP ON NATIONAL HEALTH REFORM
Powered by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Location: Molly AB

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

LUNCH AND LEARN: DNA: THE 21ST CENTURY TOOL FOR RETRACING YOUR ROOTS TO THE MOTHERLAND
Powered by The Africa Channel Location: Betsy ABC Using DNA to identify African ancestry has become a national phenomenon, arguably surpassing the search for African connections that was spurred by the pivotal television series ROOTS back in the 70’s. For some, genetic testing offers a personal and positive connection to the Motherland. For others, the method spurs controversy and even fear. In this panel presented by The Africa Channel, and moderated by NABJ past President and EVP & General Manager of the Africa Channel, Bob Reid; the pros, cons, questions and emotional impact of this 21st Century search for our roots are addressed. Featured panelists include actor/philanthropist Isaiah Washington, who through DNA learned of his Sierra Leonean lineage and recently became the first African American to be granted dual citizenship based solely on genetic confirmation of his roots; African Ancestry Co-Founder & President, Gina Paige; and Shirley Neal, EVP of Programming & Production for The Africa Channel, who is also the writer/producer of a two-hour special on Washington’s historic experience, entitled “Isaiah Washington’s Passport to Sierra Leone,” which is set to premiere in HD (where available) on The Africa Channel in August. Clips from the documentary on Washington will be shown during the session and Paige will reveal the DNA results for NABJ officers and other prominent individuals who have recently taken the test. Also, two lucky individuals attending the session will win their own DNA test kits from African Ancestry during a special drawing. Shirley Neal, The Africa Channel Bob Reid, Executive Vice President, The Africa Channel Gina Paige, President, AfricanAncestry.com Isaiah Washington, Chairman/CEO, The Gondobay Manga Foundation

LUNCH AND LEARN: IS THERE A TABLET IN YOUR FUTURE? THE NEXT WAVE IN MOBILE JOURNALISM AND WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU
Location: Edward AB As Apple’s new “iPad” threatens to remake the media landscape, and devices like Amazon’s “Kindle” and Barnes & Noble’s “Nook” give new life to the printed word, we will take a hands-on look at the landscape for new digital e-readers, tablets and handheld devices and how they may reshape modern journalism. Retha Hill, Director, New Media Innovation Lab, Professor of Practice, Arizona State University Vicki Burns, Vice President, Content & Audience Development, NBC News Bryan Monroe, Visiting Professor, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University Yasmin Namini, Senior Vice President/General Manager, Reader Applications, The New York Times Matthew Carter, President, Sprint 4G

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

LUNCH AND LEARN: THE COLOR OF ONLINE: WHERE DO WE FIT IN?
Location: Edward CD This is an executive roundtable on The Future of Journalism online and the role African American journalists will play in it. A full decade into the 21st century, we are watching as the news media reshapes itself for a new, diverse digital nation. But who is actually doing the reshaping? Who is telling the stories? The U.S. Census Bureau projects that, by 2023, half of all U.S. children will be non-white. By 2042, people of color will outnumber whites in America. Yet, when it comes to the staffing and leadership at some of the country’s premier online news operations, it appears that “new media” is looking a lot like “old media.” We will talk to the heads of some of those organizations and try to understand their strategies in shaping online journalism for an increasingly diverse America. Andrew Donohue, Editor, VoiceofSanDiego.org David Wilson, Founder & Managing Editor, TheGRIO.com Deirdre M. Childress, Vice President-Print, Home & Design, Weekend/Editor, The Philadelphia Inquirer John Harris, Editor-In-Chief, POLITICO Madison Gray, Homepage Producer, TIME.com Melonyce McAfee, Copy Editor, Slate.com Robert Naylor, Jr., Director of Career Development/ News, The Associated Press 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Health Care Reform was the most hotly-debated topic in Washington in 2009, and has been a source of controversy for decades. Now that the Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act (PPACA) is the law of the land, the hard work of developing the rules and regulations that will guide implementation is beginning – and will have far-reaching impact, touching the lives of all Americans. African-Americans, plagued by disparities in access as well as in health care outcomes and health status, will be affected by the legislation in ways that are yet to be fully examined. The challenge of covering such complex issues was evident as journalists had their hands full investigating this developing story while trying to inform the public about what the various health reform proposals will mean to them as taxpayers and patients. Don’t miss this rich opportunity to connect with leaders who are shaping our future. • Explore the impact of national health reform • Surface news sources • Identify new reporting opportunities on compelling issues—such as health disparities, patient protection, and health care consumer rights Tamron Hall, Anchor, MSNBC George Strait, Assistant Commissioner for Public Affairs, Food and Drug Administration Regina Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A., U.S. Surgeon General Reed Tuckson, M.D., F.A.C.P., Executive Vice President/ Chief of Medical Affairs, UnitedHealth Group

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FRIDAY | JULY 30

NABJ ADVOCACY/THUMBS DOWN NEWS CONFERENCE
Location: NABJ Press Room NABJ to release findings of it’s annual survey revealing updated news on the state of AfricanAmericans in print, broadcast and online newsrooms. NABJ will also announce the recipient of the it’s ‘Thumbs Down’ Award - the organization’s public rebuke of individuals and organizations whose actions are at odds with the mission of the National Association of Black Journalists. Tamron Hall Kathy Times, President Deirdre M. Childress, Vice President-Print Bob Butler, Vice President-Broadcast

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1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

REGIONAL CAUCUS
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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NABJ SHORT COURSE: ADVANCED MULTIMEDIA TRAINING - II
Location: Ford AB The Visual Task Force and The Digital Task Force will offer advanced multimedia training for those members wanting to push their training to the next level, we will provide members with hands-on training. This workshop will be carried out in two parts, utilizing selfguided tutorials for the Introductory and Intermediate instruction that lead up to the hands-on training at the National Convention. Participants will be required to go through the suggested tutorials in order to be prepared for the Hands-On segment at the convention. The role of observer can be used for people who are not able to complete the tutorials. A suggested time line for the self-guided tutorials will be given to those who have registered by the end of May. Benet Wilson, Online Managing Editor-Business Aviation, Aviation Week Group Kenny Irby, Visual Journalism Group Leader, Poynter Institute for Media Studies Yvette De La Garza, Employee Communications Specialist, Qualcomm Vanessa Deggins, Reporter/Multimedia Producer, The American Press Newspaper Ken-Yon Hardy, Multimedia Reporter/Producer, Media Personality, Dayton Daily News, Cox Media Group Andre Jones, Vice President, J & J Image Group Inc. Ricky Montalvo, Video Producer, Yahoo! Studios Crissy Pasquale, Photojournalist, Infinite Media Works Brian Branch Price, Freelance Photojournalist, Freelance Jack Rowland, Senior Video Producer, St. Petersburg Times V. W. Vaughan Sr., Consultant Gina Gayle, Photojournalist & Professor of Practice, University of Southern Mississippi

NABJ SHORT COURSE: THE BUSINESS OF FREELANCING AND ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNALISM
Location: Ford C Learn how to effectively transition from working for someone else to working for yourself. There is an art to becoming a freelancer and making your new enterprise work for you. Get an overview of successful business management. Learn how to negotiate contracts for goods and services, and how to set up contracts you’ll use with clients. Learn how to ably manage yourself and your brand. Gina Gayle, Photojournalist & Professor of Practice, University of Southern Mississippi E. Dominique Brown, Beezley Films Adrienne Samuels Gibbs, Senior Editor, Ebony Magazine Mariel Myers, Freelance Producer Andrew Innerarity, Photojournalist, Freelance Bryan Monroe, Visiting Professor, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

HOW TO BE A SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT
Powered by Casey Family Programs Location: Betsy A How can you get your ideas out there? How can you get yourself or your talent placed on news shows, opinion roundtables and in the blogosphere? This workshop will explore the ins and outs of getting yours and other voices into the public dialogue. Keith Woods, Vice President for Diversity in News and Operations, National Public Radio 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

MAKING YOUR WEBSITE OR BLOG YOUR BUSINESS
Location: Edward D Do you have a hobby, an interest, or an area of expertise that you enjoy so much that you’d like to share it via your own Website? Many journalists are using their own Web ventures as a way to expand their reach. With the right plan you too can launch your own site or blog and turn it into an effective and profitable business. Aprill O. Turner, Communication Director, United States Congress Kim Betton, President, Premier Multimedia Group, LLC Isiah Carey, Publisher/Founder, Insite Lisa Dowdell, Owner/Founder, Lisa Dowdell Consulting 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

MAKE BUSINESS PART OF YOUR BEAT
Location: Molly A Jobs, jobs, jobs - where are they now, where will they be, how can you get ready? That’s the focus of the nation and will be for months if not years to come. That means Business stories will continue to top the news. Learn how to analyze the numbers and turn them into relatable stories. Hear from TV, Radio, Print and Online Journalists about how they tell compelling business stories on multiple platforms. This workshop is for any journalist, working in any market, across any platform. It will help you integrate business news into your beat. Ron Nixon, Projects Reporter, The New York Times Julie Walker, Freelance Journalist Lee Hawkins, Writer, Wall Street Journal Sharon Epperson, Senior Energy Correspondent & Personal Finance Correspondent, CNBC

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NAVIGATING THE MATRIX: FROM PRODUCER TO MANAGER
Location: Gregory B Learn to navigate the matrix and move from being a producer to being a manager. Begin the process of taking charge of your career, constantly acquiring new skills, learning to exude the “executive presence” performing with confidence and know how, going above and beyond. Don’t just work with others but learn to manage them, build a solid reputation, and nurture productive relationships. Here’s your opportunity to develop strategies and a clear action plan on making the next jump in your career. Cesar Aldama, News Director, CBS 4/My 33 Alexander Quince, Weekend Executive Producer, WXIA-TV, Atlanta, 11Alive.com Eric Burns, Supervising Producer, CNN Lori Waldon, News Director, WISN-TV, Milwaukee Anzio Williams, News Director, KCRA-TV, Sacramento Camille Edwards, Vice President of News, WRC-TV, Washington, DC

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OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH FELLOWSHIPS
Location: Betsy B Are you looking for a way to still tell a story, yet acquire new skills, and advance your career? You may want to consider applying for a journalism fellowship. Hear from those who have been able to use fellowships to help reshape their journalism journeys. Learn the details of how to master the application process from program managers. Tony Norman, Associate Editor/Columnist, Pittsburgh Post Gazette Callie Crossley, Program Manager, Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard Cheryl Devall, Senior News Editor, Southern California Public Radio Chandra Thomas, Kiplinger Public Affairs Journalism Fellow, Ohio State University Mary C. Curtis, Contributor/Politics Daily, Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

TAKE YOUR EXPERIENCE TO THE CLASSROOM
Location: Douglas Pavilion A Do you believe you have the experience it takes to inspire the next generation of journalists or media professionals? Are you passionate about sharing what you know? This interactive and conversational workshop will share with you the steps to take to become either an instructor or a tenured professor. Topics covered in the session include: How to write a CV and what to include; how to make the transition from journalist or practitioner to teacher, and how to keep your curriculum fresh and relevant. Karen Mitchell, Assistant Professor, University of Missouri Dawn Angelique Roberts, Managing Partner, KD Communications Group Keonte Coleman, Assistant Professor, Bennett College for Women Michael Douglas, Professor, Florida Memorial University Ava Greenwell, Associate Professor, Medill at Northwestern University

TAKING CONTROL: A GUIDE TO BLACK MEN’S HEALTH, A HEALTHY NABJ WORKSHOP
Powered by American Cancer Society Location: Douglas Pavilion A The health and well-being of our black men is vitally important. Yet black men are not benefiting from advances in prostate and colon cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes at the same rate as their white counterparts. Experts suggest that changes in diet, physical activity and smoking could prevent nearly 95 percent of these diseases. This panel will talk about the things that will keep black men living healthy lives, and ways to overcome the obstacles to becoming and staying healthy. Hear from experts and one of our own members who has overcome great health obstacles to live well. Linda Blount, MPH, National Vice President, Health Disparities, American Cancer Society Durado Brooks, MD, MPH, Director, Prostate and Colorectal Cancers, American Cancer Society Clyde Yancy, MD, FACC, FAHA, MACP, American Heart Association Roy Johnson, Editor in Chief, Men’s Fitness Magazine Andrea King Collier, Food and Society Policy Fellow, Author, Black Woman’s Guide to Black Men’s Health 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

WATCHDOG JOURNALISM AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
Powered by Gannett Foundation Location: Edward A With the changing media landscape from print to digital, it is critical that journalists not lose the discipline of investigative journalism and more importantly understand how watchdog journalism and technology can work together to enhance the skills of journalists. Alison Young, Reporter/President of Investigative Reporters & Editors, USA TODAY Ann Clark, News Executive, Gannett Co., Inc. Don Hudson, Managing Editor, The Clarion Ledger, Jackson, MS

FRIDAY | JULY 30

FRIDAY | JULY 30

PUBLIC RELATIONS AND JOURNALISM-THE INTERSECTING HIGHWAY
Location: Edward C How public relations and journalism relate to one another has changed. This means how public relations practitioners and journalists interact with one another has also evolved. Learn pitching tips and tricks and the best formats and mediums that work well to capture the attention of busy reporters. The panelists will inspire and motivate you to look at media, PR and journalism in an entirely new way! Mario Armstrong, Tech Guru, NPR & CNN Tech Contributor Kim Bardakian, PR and Marketing Professional, Consultant James Andrews, Founder/CEO, Everywhere

THEY SAID WHAT? MASTERING INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES
Location: Gregory A Politicians, authors, teachers, the kids on the corner and mom next door, may all have riveting, compelling tales to tell, but how do you get them to recount their stories? How do you get the professional or academic to move beyond the polished soundbite script and how do you get the average person to open up with all those mics and lights? It starts with research, the pre-interview, the skillful question and the final edit. Join in the discussion on how to get the gripping interview. We will play some interview excerpts, and engage the audience in an interactive session on how to conduct successful interviews.

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4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

NEWSMAKER PLENARY: A CONVERSATION WITH RNC CHAIR MICHAEL STEELE
Location: Elizabeth ABCD NABJ welcomes the nation’s Top Republican who brings his message on “Life, Liberty, and Legacy” to the nation’s largest gathering of black journalists and media professionals. The self-described “Lincoln Republican” became the 63rd chairman of the Republican National Committee, and the first African-American to hold the position. Firsts are no stranger to Mr. Steele, who earned a place in history in 2003 as the first African-American elected Lieutenant Governor of Maryland. Born in Prince George’s County, Maryland at Andrews Air Force Base, Steele was raised in Washington, DC. He spent three years as a seminarian in the Order of St. Augustine in preparation for the priesthood, but, ultimately, chose a career in law. He earned his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

A corporate finance attorney, Mr. Steele founded his own company, The Steele Group, a business and legal consulting firm. His writings on law, business and politics have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, Politico.com, Townhall.com, and The Journal of International Security Affairs, among others. Roland Martin, Host/Analyst, TVOne/CNN/Tom Joyner Morning Show Michael Steele, Chairman, Republican National Committee

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT TASK FORCE RECEPTION
Powered by The Young and The Restless Location: Edward ABC The Young and The Restless, the #1 rated daytime drama for more than 20 years, joins one of NABJ’s top task forces for an evening that promises sparkling synergies and star power. This reception will take time to salute the iconic, multi-Daytime Emmy Awardwinning drama which has charmed audiences since March 26, 1973. For nearly 40 years, The Young and The Restless has stood firmly inside a commitment to diversity with its cast and storylines. Series stars Kristoff St. John (“Neil Winters”); Darius McCrary (“Malcolm Winters”); and the legendary Jeanne Cooper (Y&R’s ever-youthful matriarch “Katherine Chancellor”) will attend this NABJ A&E Task Force’s signature event. Additionally, the NABJ A&E Task Force Legacy Award will be presented to JET Magazine’s own Clarence Waldron. 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

NABJ PRESENTS... A “NIGHTASTIC” EVENING WITH DISNEY!
Location: Elizabeth ABCD Powered by Disney Parks Conference attendees are invited to an unforgettable evening of fun and live entertainment including performances by national recording artists Cupid, Kimberly Locke (entertainment artists subject to change), a photo meet and greet with Disney’s Princess Tiana character, plus some special surprises! Sponsored by Disney Parks Resorts, along with ESPN Wide World of Sports, Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation. 10:00 p.m. - midnight

NABJ AFTER DARK: GROWN & SEXY
Location: Redfield’s Join us for our “after dark” author event. Not for the faint of heart--a hot and steamy evening with authors and celebrities with a real story to tell! Erotic, exotic, it promises to be an evening to put a smile on your face. 10:00 p.m. - midnight

FRIDAY | JULY 30

FRIDAY | JULY 30

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PRESENTS, SAM LACY SPORTS PIONEER AWARDS CEREMONY

PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION
(Invitation only) Powered by Sempra Energy 10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Location: Betsy ABC Powered by Major League Baseball, NBA Players Association, NBA, and NFL Several Sam Lacy Pioneer Awards, named after the groundbreaking sports writer who helped force the integration of major league baseball in 1947, will be given to pioneering African-American sports figures with ties to San Diego. Honorees include: Lonnie White - Journalist Willie O’Ree (NHL) - First black player in the National Hockey League David Winfield - Hall of Fame player for the San Diego Padres and New York Yankees and now VicePresident/Senior Advisor of the San Diego Padres Elgin Baylor - Hall of Fame forward (retired) with the Minneapolis Lakers/ Los Angeles Lakers and former NBA general manager Earl Faison (NFL) Legendary defensive end with the San Diego Chargers LaTanya Sheffield - Olympic Track and Field hurdler and motivational speaker
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SAN DIEGO CHAPTER PARTY: HOT CHOCOLATE SOUL

Roland Martin

Location: Offsite (Anthology, 1337 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101) Presented by SDABJ and Eleven28 Entertainment Group The official after party celebrating the pilot episode of the hot new television series “Hot Chocolate Soul”. Don’t miss the party everyone will be talking about! $15 in advance; $20 at the door Tickets on sale at www.SADJB.org

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SATURDAY, JULY 31, 2010
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

NABJ GOSPEL BRUNCH
Ticketed Event

NABJ 5K WALK/RUN
Powered by Coca-Cola Location: Off-Site Ready, Set, Go: NABJ 5th Annual 5K (3.1) Walk/RunRegister today to participate in the NABJ 5th Annual 5K Walk/Run, and take advantage of the sights in San Diego along a spectacular waterfront location. Participants will enjoy running or walking a scenic loop around the San Diego marina, followed by awards, and snacks. This event will provide an opportunity for morning fitness while meeting fellow NABJ members, community supporters, and other professionals in the San Diego area. This event is open to the public. Registration hours: Thursday, July 29th and Friday, July 30th, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Powered by Meredith Broadcasting Group Location: Elizabeth ABCD There’s nothing quite like it - coffee with Marvin Sapp, bacon and eggs with Yolanda Adams and toast and lots of jam-ming with Kirk Franklin. The list of heavy weights that have performed at the Annual NABJ Gospel Brunch is impressive. This year, there’s a hot smorgasbord. Multiple Grammy, Stellar, and Dove Award winners, including CeCe Winans, will present beautiful music to feed your soul. Winans has scored several gold-and platinumcertified albums - not even those she nabbed with brother BeBe as part of the hit-making duo BeBe & CeCe Winans. She is a successful songwriter with credits including Purified, her chart-topping 2005 release; Alone in His Presence; the worshipful spirit of Alabaster Box, and the celebratory nature of her self-titled effort, and the praise-and-worship of Throne Room. The Rock Church Choir of San Diego will also perform. CeCe Winans, Gospel Artist Hosted by Pat Harvey, CBS2/KCAL, Los Angeles

HEALTHY NABJ PAVILION

Powered by U.S. Army Location: Douglas Pavilion ABCD 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

GET ON THE WELLNESS TRACK: BUILD A NEW YOU, A HEALTHY NABJ WORKSHOP
Powered by Coca-Cola Location: Gregory B Like much of the nation, many NABJ members are struggling to stay fit and healthy. Some blame stress. Others say they do not have the time to exercise. Many say they “try” to eat healthy but too often just can’t resist unhealthy choices. Most simply say they do not know where to start. The session - just one component out of Healthy NABJ Initiative will offer three perspectives on how to get on the wellness track from well-respected fitness trainers and wellness coaches. This dialogue comes at a vital time for not just NABJ members, but for our nation, as well. Our hard-to-break taste for “supersized,” over-sweetened, over-salted dishes, combined with an apathy for exercise has made America less fit than at any time in our history. So much so that the White House has made its directive clear: “Let’s Move” and teach our children, by example, how to live fit, healthy lives. First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign has raised the consciousness of all Americans. But as we begin to make changes in our lives, questions arise: is there one exercise strategy that’s better than others? How do I make better choices at the grocery store or restaurant? How does my overall mental and spiritual condition affect my body? No one routine or strategy works for everybody, so come hear the experts discuss different approaches that could help you “build a better you!” Ric McNally, Onward Education Health Fair Michelle Stewart, RDLD/N, CDE, Chair - Public Relations, Florida Dietetic Association Donna Richardson Joyner, Founder/President, Donna Richardson LLC Jamie Dukes, Ex-NFL player, CEO, Put Up Your Dukes Foundation Madison Chase, Certified Personal Trainer, Madison Chase Fitness Scott Parker, Founder/CEO, TruResults Colonel Rivers Johnson, Jr., Division Chief, Community Relations, Army Public Affairs

AUTHORS’ SHOWCASE & BOOKSTORE
Join NABJ and Hue-Man Bookstore as we feature our best established and emerging authors. In the current economy, journalists need to extend their scope beyond the newsroom. Writing books is one possible path. Hue-Man Bookstore will showcase the works of more than 40 NABJ members, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon, in the exhibit hall. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

CAREER FAIR & EXHIBITION
Location: Douglas Pavilion ABCD 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

CYBER CAFÉ AND MEMBERSHIP LOUNGE
Powered by Rent-A-Center Location: Douglas Pavilion ABCD

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8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

REGISTRATION & WELCOME CENTER
Location: Elizabeth Foyer West/Center Make sure to visit the registration & welcome center for all your convention materials. Sign up for special events, including the golf tournament and 5K Walk/ Run, and purchase tickets to the Salute to Excellence Gala and Saturday Gospel Brunch. CeCe Winans

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IN LIVING COLOR OUR HOLLYWOOD
Location: Gregory A Moderated by Kelley L. Carter, this panel offers a close-up look at how arts and entertainment journalists can and should interact with A-list celebrities and create a win-win relationship. Black filmmakers and entertainers will discuss how they impact Hollywood and the world beyond. They’ll also debate their challenges; one of them being great, positive news coverage. To be sure, journalists and entertainers often have a tenuous relationship; even more so for niche publications with issues of access to A-listers. The stars will provide their own tips to A&E journalists on the best methods of approach, rules of conduct for interviews and their thoughts on the paparazzi. Celebrity PR specialists will discuss their dos and don’ts as well. Kelley Carter, Entertainment Journalist Rutina Wesley, Actress, HBO’s “True Blood” Adrienne Samuels Gibbs, Senior Editor, Ebony Magazine Touré, Entertainment/Pop Culture Analyst, MSNBC Anna Fuson, President, Red Sea Entertainment 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

MAKING THE LEAP: STARTING YOUR OWN P.R. FIRM
Location: Edward B Starting your own communications or media venture can be somewhat intimidating. Plan your work, and work your plan. Hear what you need to do to make yours a successful venture. Learn what makes a successful media consultancy. Get off on the right foot as you transition from employee to potential employer. Darci McConnell, President & CEO, McConnell Communications 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

PRODUCERS: THE NEW JACKS-OFALL-TRADES
Location: Molly A In the age of new media, television production staffs are being called upon to be jacks-of-all trades. With the onslaught of new media - from blogs to broadband channels to streaming news reports, podcasts, webcasts and the like - television producers and directors are tasked with developing, producing, editing and implementing features on various linear, digital, mobile and social media platforms. How do you illustrate the same story onair, online and via mobile device? How do you learn these new skills? What is the most important thing to know when transitioning from on-air to online and vice versa? Get the tools needed to become the new media jack-of-all-trades. Michael Eaves, Reporter, FoxSports.com Drew Watkins, Creative Director, Turner Sports Darius Walker, New York Bureau Chief, CNN Al Toby, Coverage Editor, Yahoo! Sports Patricia Mays, Deputy Editor, ESPN.com Steve Wyche, Reporter/Snr. Writer, NFL Network/ NFL.com 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

When prayer requests are sent via Twitter, or services streamed online, how do you connect with your audience? Join us as we have an in-depth conversation with media-related professionals in this emerging field as they share their stories and divulge their secrets on walking the fine line while engaged in the art of faith-based public relations. Aprill O. Turner, Communication Director, United States Congress Erma Byrd, eByrd Communications Michael DeFlorimonte, Rock Church of San Diego Pamela Davis, Veteran Broadcast Journalist Sheila Copeland, Author 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

MINDSET ADJUSTMENT: NAVIGATING MULTIMEDIA MADNESS
Location: Edward C Desperate times demand desperate measures, this is an all hands on deck moment to help shift your mindset. Journalism as we’ve known it IS dead. Now, what can we do to create new opportunities in the digital environment. You will create a strategy to help facilitate your journey through the digital revolution. No one is going to save you, SAVE yourself. Amani Channel, Principal, Visual Eye Media Sybril Bennett, Associate Professor, Journalism, Belmont University Natalie McNeal, TheFrugalista.com, Natalie P. McNeal Media

THE POWER OF CONTRACT NEGOTIATION
Location: Molly B With the increasing changes taking place in print, broadcast and digital journalism, empowering journalists in all segments of the news industry to negotiate the best terms possible so they can get to the business of reporting the news is paramount. We bring together professional journalists, agents, lawyers and negotiators to bring the latest information on trends in the industry, market analysis, tools for the multimedia journalist, etc. Know what it takes to walk into a room with goals in mind, and to walk out of a room satisfied. Jacque Reid, JacqueReid.com Chris Blackman, Vice President-News, WCAU-TV, (Philadelphia) Olivia Metzger, Agent, Creative Artists Agency Denise James, reporter, WPVI-TV, (Philadelphia) Rob Landau, Vice President, NBC Universal Sports & Olympics

MAKING NUMBERS YOUR BUSINESS - THE BLOOMBERG WAY

SATURDAY | JULY 31

Powered by Bloomberg News Location: Betsy C

SPREADING THE GOSPEL: UNDERSTANDING FAITH-BASED PUBLIC RELATIONS
Location: Edward A Whether it’s about bringing in new members, responding to a crisis situation, promoting spiritual literature or music, or simply using faith-based values to appeal to a specific audience, faith-based public relations is a growing industry. A strategic communications plan that accesses the needs of one’s audience is essential to any successful PR program, even when one’s goal is to promote the church or to promote a place of worship. In some communities rather than church being a communal experience it’s also now becoming a virtual one.

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Business journalism -- actually, all journalism -- includes numbers, whether you write for print, television, radio or online. In this hands-on, interactive workshop with reporters and editors from one of the top financial news organizations, Bloomberg News, you will learn a systematic approach to understanding what numbers mean and how to put them into context across all platforms. By the end of the workshop, you will have created a multi-faceted story from raw numbers that can be translated from a print or online article into a TV or radio package. Monica Bertran, Reporter, Bloomberg Television Tamika Alexander, Bloomberg L.P.

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TRACKS LEGEND

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The Lobby The Elevator The Training Room The Conference Room The Water Cooler The Business Center The Executive Suite

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WRITING FOR SCRIPTED TELEVISION
Powered by NBC Universal Location: Edward D Interested in making the leap from journalism to writing for television? Hear how to make the segue from print to T.V., get insider tips in avoiding the pitfalls of writing your first screenplay or script, and get great advice on developing material that will set you apart from the rest. Brett Mahoney, Producer/Co-Producer, CSI: Miami Cheo Coker, Co-Producer, Southland (TNT); Co-screenwriter Notorious (Fox Searchlight) Lauren Anderson, Director of Comedy Development and Production, NBC Universal - Universal Media Studios Courtney Kemp-Agboh, Producer, The Good Wife Eunetta Boone, Writer/Executive Producer, Cuts/Hip Hop 101 Patrick Riley, Chair, NABJ Arts & Entertainment Task Force 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT TASK FORCE MEETING
Location: Gregory A

VISUAL TASK FORCE PHOTO AUCTION
Location: Ford AB 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS’ MEETING
Location: Molly A

SPORTS TASK FORCE PRESENTS... ”THE DECISION”
Location: Del Mar AB Now that LeBron James has decided to take his “talents to South Beach”, sports journalists examines teachable moments on the 24-hour news coverage of James’ free agency, journalism’s role and ethical concerns of ESPN’s broadcast of his announcement. 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

“Undercovers” is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Abrams directed the pilot and co-wrote it, along with Reims. They also serve as executive producers along with Bryan Burk (“Fringe,” “Lost, “Alias”). Shaun Robinson, Weekend Co-Anchor and Correspondent, Access Hollywood Stephen Williams, Co-Executive Producer, NBC’s “Undercovers” Boris Kodjoe, Actor, NBC’s “Undercovers”

DIGITAL JOURNALISM TASK FORCE MEETING
Location: Molly B

NABJ COPY EDITORS’ TASK FORCE MEETING
Location: Edward A

NABJ GLBT TASK FORCE MEETING
Location: Edward B

NABJ UPFRONT: NBC’S UNDERCOVERS
Location: Randle AB, 4th floor, Harbor Tower From acclaimed writer/producer/director J.J. Abrams (“Star Trek,” “Fringe,” “Lost,” “Alias”) and executive producer/writer Josh Reims (“Brothers and Sisters,” “What About Brian”) comes a sexy, fun, action-packed spy drama that proves once and for all that marriage is still the world’s most dangerous partnership. Outwardly, Steven Bloom (Boris Kodjoe, “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Family Vacation,” “Soul Food,” “Resident Evil: Afterlife”) and his wife, Samantha (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, “Dr. Who,” “Bonekickers”), are a typical married couple who own and operate a small catering company in Los Angeles -- with help from Samantha’s easily frazzled, handful of a younger sister, Lizzy (Jessica Parker Kennedy, “Smallville,” “Kaya.”). Secretly, the duo were two of the best spies the CIA had ever known, until they fell in love on the job five years ago and retired. When fellow spy and good friend Leo Nash (Carter MacIntyre, “American Heiress,” “Nip/Tuck”) goes missing while on the trail of a Russian arms dealer, the Blooms are reinstated by boss and agency liaison, Carlton Shaw (Gerald McRaney, “Deadwood,” “Jericho”), to locate and rescue Nash. With assistance from resourceful CIA field agent Bill Hoyt (Ben Schwartz, “Parks and Recreation,” “Bronx World Travelers”), whose professional admiration for Steven isn’t hard to miss, the pair is thrust back into the world of espionage, disguises and hand-to-hand combat. Following leads that take them to cities spanning the globe, Steven and Samantha quickly realize that perhaps this supercharged, undercover lifestyle provides exactly the kind of excitement and romance that their marriage has been missing.

SPORTS TASK FORCE BUSINESS MEETING
Location: Edward C

STUDENT MEMBERS’ MEETING
Location: Edward D

NABJ SHORT COURSE: PREPARING FOR THE APPROACHING STORM: HOW PRODUCERS AND MANAGERS SURVIVE AND THRIVE

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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NABJ FILM FESTIVAL: IF GOD IS WILLING AND DA CREEK DON’T RISE

Location: TBD, Details available at the HBO booth in the Exhibit Hall The HBO film will air August 23rd and 24th, timed to the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The documentary is a follow-up to Lee’s award winning When the Levees Broke, which documented Katrina and her devastation of the Gulf Coast and it’s aftermath. If God Is Willing looks at the Gulf region 5 years after Katrina, examines what has and has not happened in the region through recovery efforts and looks at the long term effects both nature and mankind have contributed to the displacement of thousands of people. It also includes coverage of the BP oil spill and its effect on the region. CNN Pentagon Correspondent Chris Lawrence and director Spike will discuss the film and take questions from the audience.

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This seminar is designed for journalists of color who want to play a more significant role in the shaping of a newscast or program and those who really aspire to reach the upper ranks of newsroom or network management. This seminar will break through some of the myths and fallacies that have existed for years and blocked journalists of color from achieving their full potential. Learn to ‘Face the Facts’, understand “What’s Hot & What’s Not”, get to know “The Truth about Newsroom Politics” and decide “What’s Next.” Leave with strategies to apply to your quest for personal advancement and be empowered to help lead to the betterment of news organizations. Sidmel Estes, Founder and CEO, Breakthrough, Inc.

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NABJ 35TH ANNIVERSARY

NABJ SALUTE TO EXCELLENCE AWARDS GALA
Ticketed Event Black Tie Attire Requested

Powered by FedEx, Sprint, and McDonald’s Location: Elizabeth ABCD

PHILADELPHIA KICKOFF PARTY: “PHILLY LOVE”
Location: Elizabeth ABCD On Saturday night the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalist’s will kick off the 2011 Convention, as NABJ turns its eyes toward the “City of Brotherly Love” Philadelphia! The “Philly LOVE” Party is free of charge, and everyone is asked to wear RED to show your love for Philly! This Party will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., immediately following the Salute to Excellence Awards. This event will feature hip-hop emcee and radio personality Monie Love.

A Founders’ Perspective
By Nailah Ellis Timberlake As the National Association of Black Journalists celebrates its 35th Anniversary, one of its founders is stressing the continued need for our organization and its training and job opportunities as we move forward into this age of multi-media. NABJ, the nation’s largest organization of journalists of color, was founded in our nation’s capital by 44 men and women on Dec. 12, 1975. Its mission always has been to encourage diversity in newsrooms on every level of production from news intern to executive. “NABJ has always had a clear mission and has stayed focused on that mission through all of its leaders through the years,” said NABJ Founder Sandra Dawson Long, who is vice president of news operations for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and philly.com. “Pushing for diversity in every segment of our newsrooms has been critical to the news reports we produce each day.” Sandra Dawson Long “Being a part of NABJ is the only way some journalists have been able to break into the industry,” Long said. “Networking with others in the field is important for career development. “Without NABJ, many news organizations would not have taken the extra step to hire minority reporters to diversify their newsrooms.” NABJ has also made the cultivation of students transitioning into the workforce an important part of its training platform by providing mentorship opportunities as well as training courses to help undergraduate and graduate students gain more knowledge and hands on experiences within the journalism field. With six regions represented within the organization, NABJ boasts a membership of 3,000 journalists and media professionals. This foundation of hard-working folks will continue to grow with the inception of new programs and training opportunities. Long suggests that young journalists hone their talent, seek advice from experienced journalists and take advantage of as much training as possible. “Do not despair if you are having difficulty getting that first job…be proud of who you are and what experiences you bring to the table,” she said. Nailah Ellis Timberlake is a freelance writer in New York City .

NABJ’s Salute to Excellence Awards recognizes journalists in more than 70 categories. Salute to Excellence is the country’s only honor that commends exemplary journalism as it relates to African and African-American subjects, profiles, and themes. Special Honors recipients include Journalist of the Year Soledad O’Brien, Lifetime Achievement Award winner Paul Delaney, Emerging Journalist of the Year Michael Feeney, and Community Service Award winner Michelle Singletary, are among distinguished honorees. Emcee: Arthel Neville, Anchor, Fox News Channel

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 2010
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

NABJ BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Location: Gallery

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NABJ 2010 MEDIA INSTITUTE FOR MEDIA PROFESSIONALS
Calling all Public Relations Practitioners and Media Related Professionals! Saturday, October 16, 2010 Washington, DC This day- long conference organized by NABJ’s Associate Members’ delegation will focus on the direction of the public relations sector and trends in the industry for PR practitioners of color, with a specific focus on independent public relations professional and those interested in pursuing freelance opportunities. During a changing time in our media landscape, creating the opportunity to engage and dialogue on our experiences in this sector is more important now than ever before. Registration details coming soon

An important aspect of maintaining and increasing the number of black journalists in newsrooms is training. In 1997, the NABJ Board of Directors created the Media Institute. In January 1998 at the University of Maryland, the institute hosted its first event, a leadership seminar with the intent to create a training center to promote and enhance the skills of journalists. Currently, the Media Institute hosts in-person events and webinars as well as training through fellowship and leadership opportunities. “I think NABJ has made tremendous progress over its 35 years of existence,” Long said. “The organization has been able to embrace the technological changes in our industry and pass the information on to the membership.” NABJ has created career opportunities for many journalists through its annual job fairs and postings.

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STUDENT EDUCATION ENRICHMENT & DEVELOPMENT (SEED) PROGRAM

STUDENT MULTIMEDIA PROJECT
Powered by Bloomberg News Sophia Adem Stacie Bailey Briana Barner Taylar Barrington 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. Courtney Bessicks Cyntra Brown Eric Burse Norman Carter Breana Copeland Latrell Crittenden Bliss Davis Brittney Fennell Tameka Flowers Chelsea Fuller Adele Hampton Kenneth Hawkins LaMar Holliday Monique Johnson John Ketchum Marshall Latimore Wesley Lowery LaPorsha Lowry Corinne Lyons Bryant Maddrick Leontye Mason Dexter Mullins Brittany Noble Brandon Radcliffe Natelege Whaley Dallas Wright
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NABJ HIGH SCHOOL J-LAB
Powered by Dow Jones News Fund and Sigma Delta Chi Foundation In its inaugural year, the 2010 NABJ J-Lab is an opportunity for high school students in the San Diego area to experience a hands-on journalism workshop where they develop their reporting skills and produce a collaborative product that is showcased at the 35th NABJ annual convention and career fair in San Diego. Students work with journalism professionals to craft articles, video and radio stories, web content, and learn such journalism fundamentals as reporting ethics, meeting deadlines, and news judgment.

NABJ would like to thank our Student Education Enrichment Development Supporters for 2010 Dow Jones News Fund JVC Adobe Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego Union-Tribune NBC KNSD-TV Sigma Delta Chi Foundation GE African American Forum Lloyd Trotter Scholarship Fund NBC Chevrolet Bloomberg News

Howard University North Carolina A&T State University Bennett College Florida A&M University Morgan State University Elon University University of Southern California University of Maryland Moore College of Art and Design University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Bowling Green State University Hampton University La Salle University West Virginia University University of Maryland North Carolina A&T State University Eastern Illinois University The University of Western Ontario Central Michigan University Tennessee State University Ohio University North Carolina A&T State University Wayne State University Temple University Florida A & M University North Carolina A&T State University Arkansas State University West Virginia University Howard University Northwestern University

INTERNSHIPS
Adeshina Emmanuel, Loyola University Chicago, Catholic News Service Aaron Edwards, Ithaca College, CBS News Tranae McDuffie, Temple University, NBC News Veronica Wells, University of Missouri, NBC News Priska Neely, New York University, College of Arts and Science, NPR

SCHOLARSHIPS
Allison E. Fisher Scholarship Liane Membis, Yale University Carole Simpson Scholarship Jeannette Reyes, Kent State University Larry Whiteside Scholarship Harry Gore, III, California State University at Northridge NABJ Scholarship Erin Evans, New York University Michael Finch, Miami Dade College Kayla Green, Quinnipiac University Lamar Holliday, Eastern Illinois University Lakia Holmes, Brigham Young University Dexter Mullins, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University Gia Peppers, Rutgers University Alexis Pope, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Grace Powell, Patrick Henry College Justin Smith, University of Maryland

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2011 NABJ Convention and Career Fair August 3 - 7, 2011 | Pennsylvania Convention Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Host Hotel: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

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PERCY QOBOZA AWARD

BEST PRACTICES AWARD

Abducted, Humiliated and Undaunted: Their Sacrifice
By Jennifer West Manjama Balama-Samba of the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service (SLBS) and United Nations Radio; Henrietta Kpaka, also of SLBS; and Isha Jalloh and Jenneh Brima, both of Eastern Radio, will receive NABJ’s 2010 Percy Qoboza Foreign Journalist Award at the July 28 opening reception during the association’s annual convention in San Diego. The National Association of Black Journalists annually bestows the Percy Qoboza Journalist Award, which aims to recognize foreign journalists who have done extraordinary work while overcoming tremendous obstacle, doing work that contributes to the enrichment, understanding or advancement of people or issues in the African Diaspora. The 2010 recipients are more than worthy of this honor, overcoming major hardship for the sake of our craft. Balama-Samba, Kpaka, Jalloh and Brima were abducted and attacked in February 2009 by the Bondo Society, a women’s group that sought to prevent them from reporting on the subject of female genital mutilation. Balama-Samba was reportedly stripped naked in the bush and later paraded on the streets before being set free. According to Balama-Samba, prior to their abduction they received telephone calls threatening their lives and warning that they would be taught a lesson if they reported on female genital mutilation. In obligation to their assignment, they reported on the heinous issue, never taking part in any campaign. These women exemplify the true essence of the Percy Qoboza Award with their courage and unwillingness to waiver in the face of adversity for the sake of good journalism. “The abduction and subsequent public humiliation of these journalists was both shocking and appalling,”

said NABJ President Kathy Y. Times. “Journalists should not face pressure not to report a story. As journalists, we have a responsibility to bring attention to issues ensuring basic human rights.” According to the World Health Organization, more than 100 million girls and women worldwide are living with the consequences of female genital mutilation. In Africa, about 92 million girls aged 10 years and older are estimated to have undergone the procedure. In 2008, the World Health Assembly passed a resolution (WHA61.16) on the elimination of female genital mutilation, emphasizing the need for concerted action in all sectors - health, education, finance, justice and women’s affairs. The World Health Organization efforts to eliminate female genital mutilation focus on research, advocacy and guidance for health systems. In response to their efforts to bring awareness to this issue, the awardees will be recognized at the opening ceremony aboard the USS Midway. Jennifer West is a freelance writer living in Chicago .

Paula Madison and NBC News – Blazing the Diversity Trail
By Benét J . Wilson In a time when news operations continue to shrink and staffing cuts disproportionally affect journalists of color, NBC News set the standard for promoting diversity in management practices and in news coverage. NBC News and its owned-and-operated television stations will receive the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) annual Best Practices Award, while NBC Universal Executive Vice President Paula Madison will receive its Legacy Award at this year’s annual convention and career fair in San Diego. Madison, based at Universal City on the West Coast, is also serving as honorary chairwoman of the event. A study released in April by the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) found that newsrooms cut black journalists and supervisors at a higher rate than ever before in 2009, even as the minority communities they cover grow larger. Newsroom jobs held by black journalists were slashed by an unprecedented 19.2 percent in 2009, nearly six percentage points higher than the previous year, said the report, and since 2001, African-Americans have a net loss of more than 30 percent of the positions they occupied in American newsrooms. The news business is stressed these days, says Madison. “It is unlike any other time since I’ve been working. Pressure is on the news business, and when that pressure gets high, things like diversity are not at the top of people’s minds,” she observes. “No one is saying that they don’t care about diversity. It’s more like `we have to make our numbers; we have to trim and cut.’ So all the discretionary spending on ancillary programs that were supported in flush times is not supported now. It’s a bad decision, and we can see that diversity is heavily impacted.” “I have a full-time job working on diversity, with 15 people on my staff and managing another 300 people on NBC Universal’s diversity councils,” she says. “I feel like I’m a coach, and any coach is happy to lead a winning team. I’m honored to be recognized, but I’m much more honored that my company has been recognized. That, to me, is the biggest moment of pride for me.” Benét J . Wilson is Online Managing Editor-Business Aviation for Aviation Week Group . She also blogs at http://benet_world . blogspot .com/ Paula Madison But for NBC Universal, spending on diversity is not discretionary, says Madison. And NABJ’s most recent annual survey of broadcast news management found that NBC Universal has the most African-American vice presidents, general managers, news directors, senior and executive producers in its Network News Division and in its owned-and-operated stations than any broadcast or cable network in the country. “Diversity is integral to what we do. Our CEO Jeff Zucker made diversity one of his five operating imperatives. I can tell you that the budget NBC has for diversity, at a time when others’ budgets are shrinking, has grown by millions, she states. While Madison says she was “thrilled” to receive NABJ’s Legacy Award, she was more excited that NBC Universal is being lauded for its diversity efforts.

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STUDENT CHAPTER FINALISTS

Marc Spears & Gregory Lee Present…

Fifth Annual NABJ Sports Task Force Scholarship Jam
The Next Generation
By Denise Clay As part of this year’s student Salute to Excellence Awards, NABJ is honoring an educator from FAMU and a student from Howard. But the NABJ affiliates at both schools are vying for the honor of being recognized as Student Chapter of the Year for their efforts. Both chapters have distinguished themselves in the arena of community service. FAMU’s chapter mentored high school students interested in journalism, and went to a homeless shelter to serve meals to the homeless, according to Immediate Past President Letitia Skippings. The Howard Chapter volunteered with the Washington Association of Black Journalists Urban Journalism Workshop, mentoring potential high school journalists. The students also volunteered at the JSPEA National Journalism Convention for high school students, said Mary Goldie, HUABJ president. The students from both chapters also spent the year connecting their fellow students with opportunities to learn about the profession they are entering. The Howard chapter started off the year by taking freshman journalism majors on a tour of the monuments and landmarks in Washington D.C., which gave them a chance to hear from HUABJ’s executive board and to hear what the chapter had planned for the year. The chapter also held a panel discussion entitled, “Broadcasting in the Obama Age,” which connected reporters, anchors, and a member of the Washington Association of Black Journalists with the students for the purpose of answering questions about the journalism as it stands now. There was also a multimedia tour of New York City that split the students into broadcast and print teams and took the students to newspapers and television stations. Sponsored by Yahoo! Sports and Disney Wide World of Sports

DJ Limelight returns to the booth to lead the Jam with special guest DJ Marcellus Wiley, former professional football player and ESPN analyst Stingaree, 454 6th Avenue, San Diego 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.
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Students from FAMU went around campus to recruit their fellow students, including those who aren’t necessarily journalism majors, into the chapter so that they could learn more about the media. The chapter also took their high school mentees on a trip to the local ABC affiliate, WTXL, and provided lunch afterward, Skippings said. The winner of the Student Chapter of the Year award will be announced during the Salute to Excellence Gala on Saturday, July 31 at the Manchester Hyatt in San Diego. For ticket information, go to NABJ.org. Denise Clay is an adjunct professor in the Department of Journalism at Temple University . She is a candidate to receive her master’s degree in 2011 .

Advanced Fee: $20 - ONLINE SALES ONLY www.nabj.org At the Door Fee: $25 VIP $150
Special appearances by ESPN personalities Michael Wilbon, Stuart Scott, Stan Verrett, J.A. Adande, Mike Hill, Jalen Rose, Jay Harris, Jemele Hill and Scoop Jackson, Fox Sports West Michael Eaves, KTLA/NFL Network, KTLA’s Michaela Pereira and many others.

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San Diego: Our Host Chapter Rolls Out the Welcome
By Dana Littlefield Sure the economy is bad, and the journalism landscape is changing, but organizers of the 35th annual NABJ Convention and Career Fair say attendees will have a lot to gain personally and professionally this summer in San Diego. “This year’s convention will be money well spent,” said Jerry McCormick, president of the San Diego Association of Black Journalists. “Not only do the participants get to spend a few days in paradise, they’ll get some of the best training by some of the best people in the business.” But before our members get down to business, convention-goers will have an opportunity to mingle with friends and colleagues at the opening reception. This year the convention’s Wednesday night event will be held in a venue that showcases the beauty of San Diego’s bay front and one that acknowledges this city’s military roots. NABJ is partnering with the Navy to host this kickoff event aboard the USS Midway, a massive aircraft carrier once active in the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm. Now a popular museum, the Midway’s four-acre flight deck will serve as the backdrop for the reception, offering attendees a welcome that’s uniquely San Diego. “It’s going to be a fabulous event,” said Elise Durham, this year’s convention chairwoman, who added that convention-goers will be able to experience the museum’s exhibits while socializing with other NABJ members. “Coming to a Navy town, it only makes sense,” she said. The Midway is walking distance from the host hotel, the Manchester Grand Hyatt, which is also close to other attractions in San Diego’s vibrant downtown area, including dozens of restaurants, bars, shops and nightclubs. The Hyatt will also house the NABJ career fair with more than 70 exhibitors, plenary sessions and workshops, the latter of which will take on a special new twist.

Durham noted that the convention committee has been working for months to put together a broad-range of programming with an eye toward the changes and challenges facing journalists in today’s work environment. She said the workshops will be organized into a series of tracks pegged to various stages of professional development. The six tracks – aptly named The Lobby, The Elevator, The Training Room, The Water Cooler, The Conference Room, The Business Center and The Executive Suite – are meant to provide opportunities for training, networking, empowerment and discussion to help NABJ members advance their careers. “I’m so proud of this,” Durham said, noting the executive track in particular. “This is the first time NABJ has offered management training for its members who have ascended past the programming that’s generally offered to other members.” Durham said the convention will feature a Healthy NABJ Pavilion connected to the exhibit hall, where attendees can take part in a number of workshops and presentations focused on health, nutrition and fitness. Among the highlights, Durham said, will be presentations from cardiac surgeon and talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz, who is expected to share information on five health-related topics AfricanAmericans should share with their communities, and Grammy-winning singer and minister Donnie McClurkin, who will be talking about his efforts in the fight against diabetes. And that’s just a sample of all that’s in store for attendees at this year’s convention, organizers said. “San Diego is one of the most beautiful places on earth,” McCormick said. “Why not come here to get away?” Dana Littlefield is a staff writer at the San Diego Union-Tribune. She also serves as vice-president of the San Diego Association of Black Journalists.

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RECRUITERS
American Public Media Booth 316 261 South Figueroa Street Suite 200 Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 621-3458 www.americanpublicmedia.org Associated Press Booth 202 450 West 33rd Street New York, NY 10001 (212) 621-7405 www.ap.org Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Booth 515 121 North Gate Hall #5860 Berkeley, CA 94707 (510) 643-7928 http://journalism.berkeley.edu BET Booth 103 One BET Plaza 1235 W Street NW Washington, DC 20018-1211 (202) 608-2000 www.bet.com Bloomberg News Booth 407 1399 New York Avenue NW Washington, DC 20005 (202) 624-1918 www.bloomberg.com Boston University Booth 511 640 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 (617) 353-3450 www.bu.edu/com/jo/ Capitol Broadcasting Company Booth 500 2619 Western Boulevard Raleigh, NC 27606 (919) 890-6014 www.cbc-raleigh.com CBS News Booth 102 524 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019 (212) 975-4157 www.cbsnews.com The Center for Public Integrity Booth 213 910 17th Street NW 7th Floor Washington, DC 20006 (202) 466-1300 www.publicintegrity.org CNN Booth 501 One CNN Center Atlanta, GA 30303 (404) 575-5472 www.cnn.com Coca-Cola Booth 601 P.O. Box 1734 Atlanta, GA 30301 (404) 676-0621 www.thecoca-colacompany.com Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Booth 509 2950 Broadway, Room 203 New York, NY 10027 (212) 854-8608 www.journalism.columbia.edu CQ-Roll Call Group Booth 101 1255 22nd Street NW Washington, DC 20037 (202) 419-8316 http://corporate.cqrollcall.com CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Booth 517 219 West 40th Street New York, NY 10018 (646) 758-7700 www.journalism.cuny.edu The Detroit News Booth 204 615 West Lafayette Boulevard Detroit, MI 48226 (313) 222-2300 www.detnews.com Disney ABC Television Group Booth 304 77 West 66th Street New York, NY 10023 (212) 456-7777 www.disneyabcjobs.com Dispatch Broadcast Group Booth 112 770 Twin Rivers Drive Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 460-2874 www.dispatchbroadcast.com Dow Jones News Fund Booth 416 P.O. Box 300 Princeton, NJ 08543 (609) 452-2820 www.newsfund.org ESPN Booth 109 1 ESPN Plaza Bristol, CT 06010 (860) 766-0568 www.espn.com Fleishman Hillard Booth 219 200 North Broadway St. Louis, MO 63102 (314) 982-1700 www.fleishmanhillard.com Gannett Co., Inc. Booth 201 7950 Jones Branch Drive McLean, VA 22107 (703) 854-6000 www.gannett.com Hearst Television Inc. Booth 403 300 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019 (816) 760-9188 www.hearsttelevision.com LIN Media Booth 114 One West Exchange Street Suite 54 Providence, RI 02903 (401) 457-9500 www.linmedia.com Los Angeles Times Booth 105 202 West First Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 237-7992 www.latimes.com The McClatchy Company Booth 300 2100 Q Street Sacramento, CA 95816 (916) 321-1855 www.mcclatchy.com Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University Booth 521 1845 Sheridan Fisk Hall Evanston, IL 60208 (847) 491-2049 www.medill.northwestern.edu Meredith Corporation Booth 200 425 14th Street NW Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 325-4646 www.meredith.com The McGraw-Hill Companies Booth 302 1221 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020 (212) 512-4528 www.mcgraw-hill.com NBC Universal Booth 301 30 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10112 (212) 664-6199 www.nbcunicareers.com The New York Times Company Booth 502 620 Eighth Avenue 4th Floor New York, NY 10018 (212) 556-1234 www.nytco.com News Corporation Booth 410 1185 Avenue of the Americas 22nd Floor New York, NY 10036 (212) 852-7980 www.newscorp.com Newsday Inc. Booth 100 235 Pinelawn Road Melville, NY 11747 (631) 843-2700 www.newsday.com NPR Booth 312 635 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001 (202) 513-2000 www.npr.org Oregon Public Broadcasting Booth 217 7140 SW Macadam Avenue Portland, OR 97219-3099 (503) 244-9900 www.opb.org Philip Merrill College of Journalism Booth 519 University of Maryland 1100 Knight Hall College Park, MD 20742 (301) 405-2399 www.merrill.umd.edu Politico Booth 505 1100 Wilson Boulevard 6th Floor Arlington, VA 22209 (703) 647-7999 www.politico.com Post-Newsweek Stations Booth 305 550 West Lafayette Boulevard Detroit, MI 48226 (313) 223-2260 Reuters Booth 420 3 Times Square New York, NY 10038 (646) 223-4000 www.reuters.com Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Booth 313 Route 1 & College Road East Princeton, NJ 8543 www.rwjf.org St. Louis Post-Dispatch Booth 603 900 North Tucker Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63101 (314) 340-8282 www.stltoday.com Talent Dynamics Booth 401 600 East Las Colinas Boulevard Suite 100 Irving, TX 75039 (214) 640-3139 www.talentdynamics.com

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EXHIBIT HALL
Time Warner Cable Local News Booth 604 75 Ninth Avenue 6th Floor New York, NY 10011 (212) 379-3733 www.ny1.com University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Booth 513 1080 Weimer Hall P.O. Box 118400 Gainesville, FL 32611 (352) 392-0289 www.jou.ufl.edu/knight USA Today Booth 205 7950 Jones Branch Drive McLean, VA 22108 (703) 854-6000 www.usatoday.com The Wall Street Journal Booth 408 1211 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10036 (212) 416-2000 www.dowjones.com The Washington Post Booth 404 1150 15th Street NW Washington, DC 20071 (202) 334-5542 www.washingtonpost.com

MEMBERSHIP INVITATION

EXHIBITORS & VENDORS
Casey Family Programs Booth 309 1300 Dexter Avenue North 3rd Floor Seattle, WA 98109 (206) 282-7300 www.casey.org Danya International/ CDC National Partnerships Team Booth 116 9 Corporate Boulevard Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30329 (678) 510-7076 http://www.cdcnpin.org JournalismNext.com Booth 605 P.O. Box 60496 Pasadena, CA 91116 (626) 792-9846 www.journalismnext.com Krimson by Kwame Booth 615 415 Glensprings Drive Suite 204 Cincinnati, OH 45246 (513) 252-8058 www.krimsonbykwame.com Lilly Booth 209 Lilly Corporate Center Indianapolis, IN 46285 (317) 612-4974 www.lillyforbetterhealth.com NASCAR Booth 108 550 South Caldwell Street Suite 200 Charlotte, NC 28202 (704) 348-7100 www.nascar.com

Papa Lemon Children’s Books Booth 612 2114 Vincent Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55411 (612) 730-8217 www.papalemonedu.com Rent-A-Center, Inc. Booth 311 5501 Headquarters Drive Plano, TX 75024-5837 (972) 801-1100 www.rentacenter.com Target Booth 315 50 S. 10th Street Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55403 (612) 761-7707 www.target.com UNITY: Journalists of Color Booth 320 7950 Jones Branch Drive McLean, VA 22107 (703) 854-3585 www.unityjournalists.org VIP Smiles Dentistry PC Booth 614 119 West 57th Street Suite 512 New York, NY 10019 (212) 262-6054 www.vipsmiles.com

A COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an organization of nearly 4,000 journalists, students and media-related professionals that advocates for diversity in newsrooms and in news content. We are committed to providing quality programs and services for black journalists worldwide. As a NABJ member, you’ll receive these valuable resources and benefits: • • • • • • • • Year-Round Personal and Professional Development Opportunities Access to NABJ Jobs Online Access to the NABJ Annual Career Fair Leadership and Mentoring Opportunities Regional and National Networking Opportunities Industry Information and Action Alerts Scholarship and Internship Opportunities Discounts on Convention Registrations, Regional Conferences and NABJ Media Institute programs q New Membership • • • • • • Participation discount for annual Salute to Excellence Awards Contest Student Services Support Members-only Web Access, including Online Membership Directory Free subscription to NABJ E-News, our weekly electronic newsletter Free subscription to NABJ Journal, our quarterly magazine NABJ Annual Report

PURPOSE OF APPLICATION

q Renewal

1. WORK / SCHOOL

Membership profile (please print clearly)
First Name Date of Birth (mm/dd) Title Company/School Address City Work Number Work E-mail Address Website Referred by State Work Fax Zip Code Company/School Middle Initial Last Name

3. COLLEGE/GRADUATE STUDENT MEMBERS
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4. RELEASE INFORMATION

Indicate preferred mailing address: q Home q Work/School NABJ occasionally receives requests for our membership mailing list to disseminate vital industry and educational information to NABJ members. Would you like to be included in such mailings? q Yes q No

5. MEMBERSHIP DEMOGRAPHICS
a) What is your gender? q Female q Male b) What is your age group? q 16-24 q 25-34 q 45-54 q 55-64 c) Which best describes you? q Executive q Management q Staff q Student d) Which of the following fields do you work in primarily? q Newspaper q Magazine q Newsletter q Television q Radio q Online Media q Educator q Student q Public Relations e) How many years have you worked in the industry? q 0-2 q 3-5 q 6-10 q 11-20 q 21+ years

q 35-44 q 65 and over

2. HOME
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6. PROGRAM INTERESTS Mark all that apply
q q q q Speakers Bureau q Media Institute Mentor Program q Internship Program Student Development Program q Scholarship Program Other ____________________________________________

9. PAYMENT METHOD
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7. VOLUNTEER INTERESTS
q Fundraising q Advocacy q NABJ Journal q Communication q Task Force/Committees q Other ____________________

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NABJ PRESIDENTS
Chuck Stone (1975 - 1977) Vernon Jarrett (1977 - 1979) Bob Reid (1979 - 1981) Les Payne (1981 - 1983) Merv Aubespin (1983 - 1985) Al Fitzpatrick (1985 - 1987) DeWayne Wickham (1987 - 1989) Thomas Morgan III (1989 - 1991) Sidmel Estes-Sumpter (1991 - 1993) Dorothy Butler Gilliam (1993 - 1995) Arthur Fennell (1995 - 1997) Vanessa Williams (1997 - 1999) William W. Sutton, Jr. (1999 - 2001) Condace Pressley (2001 - 2003) Herbert Lowe (2003 - 2005) Bryan Monroe (2005 - 2007) Barbara Ciara (2007 - 2009) Kathy Times (2009 - present)

LIFETIME MEMBERS
Renee Ferguson Patricia Harvey-Lombard Monica Kaufman Pearson Yvonne Lewis-Harris Gwen Ifill Marcus Mabry Deitra Madison Soledad O’Brien Byron Pitts Paul Pope Lani Russell Lewter Lesly Simmons Tracy Smith Sheila Solomon Rene Syler David Ushery Dino White

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8. MEMBERSHIP TYPES & DUES

Expiration Date

Billing Zip code

q Full Member ......................................................$100
Working journalists, including reporters, editors, photographers, newsroom managers, etc. who produce, gather and disseminate news for newspapers, television and radio stations, magazines, wire services, etc. and full-time freelance journalists.
Cardholder’s Name (as it appears on the card – please print)

Signature of Cardholder

Multi-Year Membership – FOR FULL MEMBERS ONLY q Two Years ($180) q Five Years ($450)
Same as full member eligibility plus additional benefits to include: VIP express registration at NABJ annual convention; acknowledgement in convention program book and journal; NABJ premium member lapel pin and special gift.

10. SUBMIT APPLICATION
VIA WEB A fast, easy and secure way to join. Go to www.nabj.org and click on Join NABJ. Credit card payments only. VIA FAX NABJ: 301.314.1714 Credit Card payments only VIA MAIL National Association of Black Journalists P.O. Box 630946 Baltimore, MD 21263-0946 VIA CREDIT CARD/CHECK Secured website for credit card payment and/or the convenience of personal check by mail.
Please allow two weeks for processing.

q Premium Full Member ........................................$150

q Lifetime Full Member ......................................$3,000
Full life membership, plus free yearly convention registration; VIP registration; VIP seating; exclusive invites;Exclusive NABJ Film Festival Event Tickets; acknowledgment in convention program book, NABJ Journal and Web site; a lapel pin; a certificate; discounts to NABJ programs; 5% Discount on Merchandise.

PREMIUM MEMBERS
Paul Anger Andrea Arterbery Ellena Balkcom David Beazer Cassandra Bell Craig Bell Maria Boynton Deborah Bradley Monique Braxton-Fordham Denise Bridges Stacy Brown Leon Carter LaDonna Castro Sandra Clark Keith Clinkscales Albert Coqueran Makeda Crane Robert DeFillippo Gwen DeRu Enid Doggett LeAnne Dolce Anthony Everette Larry Ford Sandy Fowler-Jones Roszell Gadson Lisa Godley

q Emeritus/Retired Full Member ..............................$79

Full members who have retired from active work in the journalism field, but who are still participating in the organization. Part-time freelance journalists, journalism educators, public relations and other media-related professionals. Full-time students in an accredited college or university. Course of study must be in the communication field, preferably journalism. (Copy of student ID required.) Intended course of study must be in the communications field, preferably journalism. (Copy of student ID required.)

q Associate Member

$75

ENHANCED LIFETIME MEMBERS
Drew Berry Shannon Buggs Bob Butler Corey Chavous Tonju Francois Cheryl Hampton Andrew Humphrey Gregory Lee Paula Madison Roland Martin Walter Middlebrook Pam Moore Johnathan Rodgers Royal Rodgers Shannon Shelton Sakina Spruell David Squires Lonnie White

q Student Member ..................................................$40

q High School Member ............................................$35

For NABJ Office Use Membership # ____________________________________________ Type _____________________ Category _______________________ Fee ______________________ Prior Exp. Date _________________ DOE ______________________ Lockbox Dep ___________________ Code ____________________________________________________
(Please include the $3.00 administrative fee in your total.)

Membership Dues Total …………………………$_________ Plus my tax-deductible DONATION to support: NABJ On The Move Fund National Scholarship Internship Fund Student Development Program Fund Support a Student to Attend NABJ Convention Administrative Fee TOTAL $ _________ $ _________ $ _________ $ _________ $ _________ $ 3.00 $ _________

LZ Granderson Farrah Gray Barbara Hamm Lee Robb Harleston Dexter Hinson Sakita Holley Anne Hudson Brandice Hudson Sherri Jackson Chelston Lee Charles Lewis Lenise Ligon Mira Lowe Khambrel Marshall Tihanna McCleese Mark McCormick Konswello Monroe Abdul Muhammad Scheril Murray D Oldham Al Orendorff Herma Percy Lauren Price Shonda Prince Antonio Richardson Dymon Rondo Natalie Sentz Kinnik Sky Monique Smith Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i James Stephens Kurt Streeter Ingrid Sturgis Angelique Tégé Earnest Thornton Asha Tomlinson Tracy Triplett Mimi Valdes Lori Waldon Devin Washington Syvoyia Williams Pamela Woodley

Dues may not be deductible as charitable contributions for income tax purposes; however, dues may be considered ordinary and necessary business deductions. Consult your tax advisor.

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2011 NABJ Conference on Health Disparities

NABJ FOUNDERS

March 24-26, 2011 Barbara Jordan Conference Center at Kaiser Family Foundation 1330 G Street, NW | Washington, DC 20005 (one block west of Metro Center) Program Goal: The goal of this annual conference is to provide print, broadcast and online journalists the tools to effectively report on the impact of health care reform and health policy on underserved communities. Journalists and media professionals will leave with resources to inform and empower readers and viewers to action in their lives. The NABJ Media Institute offers professional development opportunities, technical training, historical documentation, educational programs, conferences, workshops, entrepreneurial guidance as well as Web seminars which consist of quality content and provides resources for students and journalists of color, relating to the industry.

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 Washington, D.C. Crispin Campbell WNET-TV New York Charlie Cobb WHUR Radio Washington, D.C. Marilyn Darling WHYY-TV Wilmington, Del. Leon Dash The Washington Post Joe Davidson Philadelphia Bulletin Allison J. Davis WBZ-TV Boston Paul Delaney The New York Times William Dilday WLBT-TV Jackson, Miss. Sandra Rosen Dillard Denver Post
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Joel Dreyfuss The Washington Post Sam Ford WCCO-TV Minneapolis David Gibson Mutual Black Network Sandra Gilliam-Beale WHIO-TV Dayton, Ohio Bob Greenlee New Haven Registe Martha Griffin National Public Radio Derwood Hall (Deceased) WSOC-TV Charlotte 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 Wilmington, Del. 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 Detroit Max Robinson (Deceased) WTOP-TV Washington, D.C. W. Curtis Riddle Louisville (Ky.) Courier Journal Charlotte Roy Detroit Free Press Vince Sanders National Black Network Chuck Stone Philadelphia Daily News Jeannye Thornton U.S. News & World Report Francis Ward Los Angeles Times John C. White Washington Star DeWayne Wickham The Baltimore Sun

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Carol Ash Sybril Bennett Sheila Brooks Erma Byrd Andrea King Collier Malena Cunningham Michael Douglas Elise Durham Sheila Eldridge Sidmel Estes Marcus Foster Gina Gayle Lauren Green NABJ wishes to acknowledge that these mateirals are made possible by a grant and support from Casey Family Programs. Roy Johnson Christal Jones Stephanie Jones Deborah Langford Jacqueline Kelly Lee Christopher Nelson Lynn Norment Patrick L. Riley Dawn Angelique Roberts Calvin Sims Harriet Vaughn Michael K. Watts Audio Visual Production Esper Images Video and Multimedia Decorating/Expo Floor Management AEX Convention Services Convention and Registration Management The TraMar Group, LLP Convention Website eShow Exhibit Marketing and Sales Meeting Insites International, Inc. Program Book Design and Layout Design Nut, LLC

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