Posted by Elena del Valle on April 28, 2006
Sam Diaz, NAHJ conference presenter and board member
Photo: Sam Diaz
The National Association of Hispanic Journalists, NAHJ, will hold the 24th Annual NAHJ Convention and Media & Career Expo, June 14 to 17, 2006 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It will be held at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center with the theme “Fuente de Diversidad Hispana” (Source of Hispanic Diversity). The cost of on-site registration for the convention for the public is $525. Special rates are available for members, students and one-day passes.
Attendees will be able to participate in day-long sessions as part of the ñ Media Training Series about: Better Watchdog Journalism, Photojournalism A to Z, Business Journalism Boot Camp, Leadership: Less Stress, More Success, TV News Reporting, Boot Camp. Hands-on Multimedia Storytelling: There’s More Than One Way to Tell a Story, TV News Producer Workshop, Covering Latino Healthcare Disparities, Immigration: A Hands-On Workshop for Better Coverage in Your Community, El buen uso del español y ejercicios de redacción (presentador: Alberto Gómez-Font),and Visual editing for everyone.
Workshops will cover: Analizando la ética en los medios en español; Back Pack Journalists; Becoming a Multimedia Savvy Manager; Brave New World: Your Future In Online, Print, Broadcast or All Of The Above; Building the Latino News Room Pipeline; Citizen Media: Fad or Future; Covering A Pandemic – How to Build Awareness without the Hype; Covering Cuba after Fidel; El “boom” de los medios en español; From The Street: To the Photo Desk; Improve Your Voice Improve Your Confidence; Impunity and Human Rights in Latin America; Opinion Writing: Make Your Voice Count; Sound Salon; Surviving the First Five Years; and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly about Spanglish.
The National Association of Hispanic Journalists is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. Established in April 1984, NAHJ was created to serve as a national voice and unified vision for Hispanic journalists.
The Association is governed by an 18-member board of directors that consists of executive officers and regional directors who represent geographic areas of the United States and the Caribbean. The national office is located in the National Press Building in Washington, D.C. NAHJ has approximately 2,300 members, including working journalists, journalism students, other media-related professionals and journalism educators. Additional information on the Convention is available online at NAHJ.org. Gabrielle Sarnese contributed to this article.