Talent executives, on-air coaches and CNN correspondents will teach and challenge you on what it takes to make it to the network.
Topics include enterprise reporting, on-air performance & presentation, storytelling, critical thinking and interview skills.
For TV producers & off-air journalists:
The workshop will give you tools to fine-tune your skills and grow as leaders.
Sessions include editorial decision making, leadership, producing philosophy, winning at breaking news and building a digital strategy.
Latino Public Radio Consortium (LPRC) (9 hours)
9am – 6pm
9am – 6pm
ONA (3 Hours)
9am – 12pm
Climate Matters in the Newsroom (4 Hours)
1pm – 5pm: Global Warming, Local Stories
A recent survey revealed that 78% of Hispanics in the U.S. are worried about climate change. Despite their high level of concern, fewer than half say they hear about the topic in the news even once a month. In this half-day, highly interactive workshop we will help NAHJ members confidently address this under-reported story. In our 2018 survey of NAHJ members, 90% said they’re interested in reporting on local climate change impacts and solutions stories but several obstacles make it difficult: lack of training in climate science; shortage of time for field reporting; a scarcity of role models; and difficulty accessing trusted experts and local sources. Workshop speakers, including John Morales of NBC-6 in Miami and Ariel Rodriguez of Telemundo, will help reporters overcome these obstacles to report local climate stories. New National Science Foundation-funded climate reporting resources, available for free in every U.S. media market in Spanish and English, will be presented. Participants will have ample opportunity to have their questions answered by experts and practice using the new resources.
The development of successful businesses in a demanding and changing marketplace is based on workplace and cultural diversity. This interactive course will help journalists and communications business leaders better understand how bias effects news coverage, storytelling and messaging. Participants will also learn how to identify their talents, skills and experiences in order to leverage them in producing content, practices and strategies to help nurture an inclusive workplace which drives business results.
Journalism Students! Join us for the 2nd Annual NAHJ Student Bootcamp
During this day-long program, you’ll gain valuable insights on internships, how to get the most out of the conference, tips for meeting with recruiters and how to craft an elevator speech. You’ll also hear from top journalists in the field about what it’s actually like to do their job.
The program topics are:
Social Media/Ethics: Yes, They Really Do Check Your Profile
Navigating the Conference
Turning a Chance Encounter into a Lead: Your Elevator Speech
Getting the Most out of Your Internship
What Recruiters are Looking For
This free, pre-conference session is open to all college journalism students. Students do not have to be registered for the conference, but seating is limited, so we recommend arriving early. Check in begins at 9:30 am.
Media Law Resource Center (MLRC) (1.5 Hours)
1:30 -2:45 : Legal Workshop – Newsgathering and FOIA
A workshop focusing on what a journalist can and cannot do when s/he goes out to gather the news. For example, the risks in trespassing and intruding on a subject’s property or person; using hidden cameras or wiretaps; lying to sources and subjects; breaking contracts and inducing sources to break their contracts; hacking; and publishing materials you’re not supposed to have. A journalists’ rights and entitlements under the Freedom of Information Act and state Sunshine acts will also be discussed. Discussion Leaders: Karen Kammer, Mitrani law firm; Dana McElroy, Thomas & LoCicero; Katie Townsend, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
3:00-4:45 : Legal Workshop – Libel and Invasion of Privacy
This workshop will focus on the legal problems which can arise from your content: How you can avoid getting sued for defamation and invasion of privacy. What the plaintiff has to prove to make out a libel case, your common law and constitutional defenses, the differences in defending cases brought by public and private figures, privileges for opinion and using public records and the effect of corrections, denials, libelous implications and using anonymous sources will all be discussed. Lawsuits for publishing truthful but embarrassing private facts will also be considered. Discussion Leaders: George Freeman, MLRC; Deanna Shullman, Shullman Fugate