Posted in Conferences & Conventions, Education, journalism, multimedia journalist, Webinars

Help The NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force In Philly

By Benét J. Wilson, DJTF co-chair, Online Managing Editor-Business Aviation, Aviation Week Group

Like everyone else, I’m running around taking care of last-minute details before I leave early Tuesday morning for the National Association of Black Journalists’ Annual Convention and Career Fair in Philadelphia.

One of those details was to print out raffle tickets for DJTF’s second annual airline ticket raffle.  This year, we’re raffling off 3 pairs of tickets on JetBlue and one pair on AirTran Airways.  Our tickets are $3 each or 2 for $5.  And we’re asking that you buy tickets to support us.

After the Tampa convention in 2009, DJTF decided to step up its game and offer more programming for NABJ members.  We started this blog and began offering FREE training and holding discussions on the latest in digital journalism.

After the San Diego convention in 2010, we decided to take our efforts to the next level by purchasing our own GoToWebinar account so we could offer more dynamic and interactive training — again, all FREE.  Thanks to our raffle sales and a $2,500 grant from the Gannett Foundation (spearheaded by DJTF Treasurer Melanie Eversley), we were not only able to offer at least once webinar a month, but we were able to help NABJ chapters, task forces and the Elections Committee with their programming needs.

We’ll be selling tickets at the following events:

  • The DJTF Reception Thursday, Aug. 4 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Associate Member Suite (room number to be announced);
  • The Associate Member Luncheon Friday, Aug. 5 from noon to 2 p.m. in a room number to be announced;
  • The DJTF Annual Meeting Saturday, Aug. 6 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Room 115B; and
  • The Visual Task Force Photo Auction Saturday, Aug. 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Room 120BC.

But we need your help to do even more.  So please support us by buying raffle tickets.  Even if you don’t win the tickets, you still benefit by the services we’ll offer for the rest of 2011 and into 2012.  We thank you in advance for your help!!

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Home of the National Association of Black Journalists's (NABJ's) Digital Journalism Task Force

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