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.
Last night’s #wjchat TweetChat was all about media diversity, in honor of the late Dori Maynard of the Maynard Institute. Chatters discussed everything from continuing Dori’s legacy to what diversity in a newsroom looks like. Click here to read a fascinating discussion all about the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to media diversity.
NABJ’s Digital Journalism Task Force held its annual convention TweetChat July 15 to help attendees get ready for Boston. Check out tips given by veteran NABJ convention attendees Kelly Carter, Kathy Chaney, Kirstin Garriss and Justin Madden. We hope tips provided in this Storify to prepare for Boston will be helpful!
By Benét J. Wilson, chair, NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force & social media/eNewsletters editor, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
You’ve bought your registration, booked a flight and hotel and are well on your way to your very first 2013 NABJ Conference in Orlando. But that’s just the beginning. The last thing you want to do is show up at the conference without knowing the lay of the land.
So on Tuesday, June 25 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST, NABJ Digital Journalist Task Force Secretary Kiratiana Freelon (@Kiratiana) be your guide to navigating the convention via a TweetChat.
Under the hashtag #nabj13prep, the @NABJDigital twitter handle will work with our panel of convention veterans to answer all your questions. They will also chat about their experiences at past conventions — all in 140 characters.
The panelists are: Brittany Geneva Cummings (@BrittanyGeneva), an associate producer for CNN; Michael Feeney (@mfeeney), a reporter for the New York Daily News; and Kirstin Garriss (@ReporterGarriss), a reporter at WHAG-TV.
The hashtag to follow along is #NABJPrep13. I strongly suggest using TweetChat.com so you can easily follow the conversation. And if you can’t make it? Don’t worry – there will be a Storify of the chat. So bring all your questions!