Welcome to #NABJ17

#NABJ17: Power Up and Break Through
Hilton New Orleans Riverside | Aug. 9-13, 2017


The 2017 NABJ Annual Convention and Career Fair theme is "Power Up and Break Through." We'll explore the future of media, ongoing industry disruptions and newsroom best practices. We'll provide the skills to power up and prepare convention attendees for their own professional break through moments.

Convention Highlights:

Tuesday, August 8 - Wednesday August 9, 2017 | 8:30am - 5:00pm

The Executive Suite is an exclusive series of all-day workshops led by news and corporate executives.   Attendees gain a better sense of what it takes to be an executive editor, publisher, news director, or general manager. They also develop the skills and build relationships to land those senior level jobs and retain them. Click here to apply.

Wednesday, August 9 - Friday, August 12, 2017 | 10:00am - 11:30am

The NABJ Authors Showcase & Bookstore showcases the newest books by journalists which are creating the most buzz, and offers aspiring authors expert advice on how to write, publish, market, and sell that manuscript. Click here to apply.

Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 9:00am

This one-day intensive workshop, geared toward on-air AND off-air convention attendees, is taught by NBCU “professors” and is designed for individuals at all levels of their career. This year’s NBCUniversity will delve into the role of journalism in our emerging political and social landscape and the give and take between government and media in this unique historical moment. Click here to apply.

CNN Reporters and Producers Workshop
Friday, August 11, 2017 

CNN is hosting some of the most enterprising & engaging television reporters along with the best producers and digital journalists at the NABJ Convention in New Orleans on Friday, Aug. 11th.

Senior managers, on-air coaches and CNN correspondents will teach and  challenge attendees on what it takes to make it to the network. During this full-day, small group workshop, Network reporters and producers will build skills and apply practical techniques.

Topics include enterprise reporting, on-air performance & presentation, editorial decision making, producing philosophy, winning at breaking news and building a digital strategy.

Would you like to join us for this day-long event? We want to hear your story!


Friday, August 11, 2017 | 10:00am - 11:30am

Business journalists are committed to presenting deeply sourced and up-to-the-minute stories that affect markets and business in real time, providing context for the audience and delivering content across multiple platforms. CNBC is hosting an invitation-only, interactive business reporting workshop designed to teach on-air reporters and multimedia journalists how to break down financial news events quickly and report stories clearly for a global audience. Click here to apply.

Friday, August 11, 2017, 10:00 pm-3:00 am
House of Blues, 225 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

The Annual Sports Task Force Scholarship Jam is a special fundraising event. Come out and enjoy music and dancing for a good cause. Proceeds from the party go to benefit NABJ’s Sports Task Force Scholarship Fund, which provides college scholarships to help aspiring journalists; proceeds also support general funds for NABJ and the Sports Task Force. Purchase tickets here.

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