With the 40th Annual NABJ Convention and Career Fair only 42 days away, the Digital Journalism Task Force, in partnership with AllDigitocracy.org, held its annual TweetChat to get folks ready for the event.
We had a stellar panel of NABJ convention veterans — Kelley Carter, Kirstin Garriss, Marissa Evans, Merdie Nzanga, Sarah Glover, Cindy George, Kathy Chaney, Marcus Vanderberg, Michael Feeney, Marshall Latimore, Marlon Walker, Marc Willis Marissa Evans and Ashleigh Atwell — who shared their best tips and tricks for navigating the convention. I also want to thank all the #NABJ family members who chimed in with their own convention experiences.
Click here to see the Storify of the event. And don’t forget to register for the convention, Aug. 5-9, 2015, in Minneapolis. See you there!
The call to submit workshop proposals and speakers for the 2015 NABJ Annual Convention and Career Fair in Minneapolis has been opened. Tracks for workshops are: Engage, Immerse, Specialize, Inform, Learn and Know.
According to the NABJ website, proposals will be reviewed based on the following criteria:
• Is the topic innovative and relevant?
• Is the session well-organized and designed to meet the needs of this particular audience?
• Are the session objectives and “takeaways” for participants clearly explained in the proposal?
Seeing this, I came up with 10 workshop ideas I hope members will submit to the Program Committee. Remember — you can’t complain about programming if you don’t submit anything. The deadline is Sunday, Nov. 16. Good luck!
- Media Ethics in a Web 3.0 World
- Adding a Dash of Data to your Journalism
- How To Make Your Web Stories Clickalicious
- monetizing My Blog
- Becoming a WordPress Rock Star
- How Crowd-sourcing Can Be am Effective News Gathering Tool
- How to break into INSERT BEAT HERE
- How to Develop Effective Multiplatform Stories
- Multimedia training for seasoned journalists
- How to Survive and Thrive as a Freelance Journalist
Benét J. Wilson is the vice president of education for the NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force and served as NABJ Program Committee chair in 2012 and 2013. She also serves on the board of the Online News Association. She is the social media/eNewsletters editor for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and a freelance aviation journalist and blogger.