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NABJ AUTHORS SHOWCASE & BOOKSTORE
Don’t miss the chance to take advantage The 2019 NABJ Authors Showcase & Bookstore, an informative and exciting offer at the NABJ Convention & Career Fair, Aug. 7 - 11 at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa.

Application Closed on Friday, May 3, 2019 
 





NBC UNIVERSITY 
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa

NBC University 2019 is a selective program that will take admitted applicants, who are NABJ members, on a journey – from story concept to creation. NBC will be sharing tips on how to successfully pitch your ideas to news executives and produce stories with impact. During the full hands-on, one-day workshop, you will be challenged to pitch ideas, write and produce a script on deadline, as well as present a production and social plan for your reports.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
· Timed writing and reporting exercises
· Conversations with NBC professionals to identify the most effective tools to improve storytelling

WHO SHOULD APPLY?
NBC University is ideal for attendees who are:
· Producers with at least three years of experience hoping to move up the ranks and learn new skills
· On-air talent looking to move into a new market
· Veteran journalists interested in new media

Please email nbcuniversity.communications@nbcuni.com (USE the SUBJECT LINE “NBC U: NABJ app request”) to request an application. The deadline to apply is July 1.





NABJ HALL OF FAME LUNCHEON
Friday, Aug. 9, 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa

NABJ pays homage to legendary black journalists, authors, educators, and activists who have made outstanding contributions to both their industry and the worldwide black community over the course of their careers.
Click HERE to purchase tickets.





NABJ SPORTS TASK FORCE SCHOLARSHIP JAM
Friday, Aug. 9, 2019

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. INFORMATION COMING SOON.






#NABJ19 5K RUN, WALK, BIKE
Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019

After engaging in full-and half-day seminars designed to strengthen and enhance their skills, journalists, media professionals, students and educators from all over the country will participate in the #NABJ19 5K Run, Walk, Bike. The 5K is designed to strengthen your bodies and promote better health.
INFORMATION COMING SOON.



 



NABJ VISUAL TASK FORCE PHOTO AUCTION 
Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa

The Visual Task Force (VTF) has invited black photography organizations to donate prints about the African-American experience. The event is open to the general public. This auction is presented by VTF as an opportunity for photographers to showcase their images to a broader audience. Since it's inception, proceeds from the popular event will go directly to the NABJ Scholarship Fund.


NABJ SALUTE TO EXCELLENCE
Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa

The awards ceremony is the only event in the United States that honors exemplary coverage of African/ African-American people or issues exclusively. The Salute to Excellence Awards Gala highlights the work of media organizations and individuals involved in print, broadcast and online journalism, marketing and communications.
Click HERE to purchase tickets.




NABJ GOSPEL BRUNCH
Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa

An NABJ tradition, the Gospel Brunch is one of the convention highlights. Attended culminate for this experience by feasting on the brunch buffet and enjoying entertainment.
Click HERE to purchase tickets.



Please Note: Underage drinking is not permitted at NABJ events. In addition, all convention attendees are subject to the rules of the NABJ Code of Conduct.

Important Notice: Entry to each event is on a first-come first-served basis. You may not be able to enter some sessions because of seating capacity. We strongly encourage you to arrive early. Otherwise, you may be directed to an overflow room, a closed circuit hotel channel or viewing through live-stream sources.

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