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2018 NABJ Region II Conference

 Export to Your Calendar 4/20/2018 to 4/21/2018
When: April 20-21, 2018
Where: Hilton Garden Inn - Downtown
10 E. Market St.
Indianapolis, IN  46204
United States
Contact: Vickie Thomas, NABJ Region II Director

Online registration is available until: 4/20/2018
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The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) will host its 2018 Region II Conference April 20 and 21, 2018
in Indianapolis. This year's conference theme is Innovation, Investigation, Inspiration: Media Matters.


Vickie Thomas
NABJ Region II Director
 Conference Schedule

FRIDAY, April 20

6-8 p.m. Welcome reception, The Indianapolis Star, 130 S. Meridian St.

SATURDAY, April 21

7:30-7:45 a.m. Continental breakfast (Mezzanine and Cole Porter)

7:45-8:45 a.m. Student and early career forum: How to get a foot in the door (Benjamin Harrison)

9-9:45 a.m. Ethics: Responsible journalism in the era of fake news (Benjamin Harrison)

10-11:45 a.m. Investigations: Journalism that makes a difference  (Benjamin Harrison)

  • 10-10:45 a.m. The elements of investigative reporting
  • 10:50-11:45 a.m.  How we did it Q&A: IndyStar investigative team talks USA Gymnastics

11:50 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch (Mezzanine and Cole Porter)

12:30-1:45 p.m. A conversation moderated by Dorothy Tucker, NABJ VP-Broadcast, WBBM-TV  Chicago (Benjamin Harrison)

2-2:45 p.m.  Balancing act: Reporting, writing, social, video, audio - how to deliver it all on deadline and beyond  (Benjamin Harrison)

3-3:45 p.m. Concurrent sessions

  • Public Relations: What it takes to master the profession (Kurt Vonnegut Jr.)
  • Making the moved from worker bee to management (Eli Lilly)
  • The new producer: Multi-platform producing skills you need to stay relevant (Cole Porter)

3-5 p.m. Student critique and mentoring session (James Whitcomb Riley)

Evening: Indianapolis Association of Black Journalists chapter fundraiser


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NABJ Region II Conference Early-Bird
By March 31
By April 16
April 20-21

$30 $35 $40
Student Member

$15 $20 $25

$35 $40 $45
Student Non-Member

$20 $25 $30

Hotel Reservations

Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Indianapolis
10 E. Market St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Main: 317-955-9700

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To make your hotel reservation, please contact the Hilton Garden lnn - Downtown at 317-955-9700. Reference "National Association of Black Journalists Region II Conference" or "NABJ Region II Conference" to receive the discounted standard room rate of $159/night.
Make your reservation early to ensure you stay at the conference hotel. Discounted reservations are based on availability.


Thank You to the 2018 Region II Conference Partners




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