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 – 5:30pm: LPRC Más Summit Presented by the Latino Public Radio Consortium
The Latino Public Radio Consortium will convene with its Latino Member Stations to provide workshops, training tools and resources to support stations to become more sustainable. The Summit is specific to public media station management personnel and non-LPRC members interested in public media are invited to attend. Focus will be on Community Engagement & Fundraising Strategies.
Speakers: Magaly Rivera, LPRC Executive Director; Sasha Barab, Executive Director, ASU – Center for Games & Impact; Silvia Rivera, LPRC Chair & Managing Director of Vocalo; Doug Mitchell, LPRC Co-Chair & Project Founder/Director, NPR Next Generation Radio and Federico Subervi, LPRC Board Member & Visiting Leverhulme Professor – University of Leeds, UK
ONA (3 Hours)
9am – 12pm – Building Women’s Leadership in News (Presented by ONA)
This workshop draws lessons from ONA’s popular Women’s Leadership Accelerator, a year-long program designed to advance women in media leadership. This intensive session is focused specifically on leadership tips for women. You’ll hear tips on navigating workplace challenges and get a framework for understanding your own leadership style and charting a path for advancement in the newsroom.
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.
Fedex Student Bootcamp
9:30am – 4:15pm – Fedex Student Bootcamp
Journalism Students! Join us for the 2nd Annual NAHJ Student Bootcamp
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. 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.
Legal Workshop – 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
Trainers: 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
Trainers: George Freeman, MLRC; Deanna Shullman, Shullman Fugate
#ConnectPuertoRico Plenary (2 Hours)
5:30pm – 7pm: #ConnectPuertoRico: A Deep Dive Into An Innovative Program To Help Journalists on the Island post-Hurricane María With support from the Knight Foundation, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists launched #ConnectPuertoRico, a groundbreaking, post-Hurricane Maria initiative to help fellow journalists impacted by the devastating storm in Puerto Rico. This panel will provide an update on those efforts, including what did and didn’t work and long-term efforts to assist fellow journalists on the island as Puerto Rico continues its recovery. Panelists include journalists who have provided eye-opening, first-hand, on-the-ground reporting of the hurricane and its aftermath.
Moderator: Frances Robles, The New York Times Panelists: Adrian Florido, NPR; David Begnaud, CBS; Leyla Santiago, CNN and Carla Minet, Centro de PeriodismoInvestigativo
Más dinero, más periodismo: cómo desarrollar un modelo de ingresos diversificado para financiar tu pasión periodística
1pm – 2:45pm: Más dinero, más periodismo: cómo desarrollar un modelo de ingresos diversificado para financiar tu pasión periodística (Presented by ICFJ)
Si usted es un periodista independiente, un emprendedor de medios digitales, o simplemente está soñando con construir su propio negocio de medios, este seminario lo ayudará a comprender por qué algunas empresas tienen éxito donde otros fracasan. En este taller interactivo, Fabiola Torres y Janine Warner compartirán estudios de casos y las mejores prácticas que han aprendido después de dirigir sus propias startups mediáticas, así como más de dos años de estudiar periodistas emprendedores en América Latina, España y el mercado hispano de EE.UU.
Fabiola Torres, Knight Fellow del Centro Internacional para Periodistas y co-fundadora de Ojo Público
Janine Warner, Knight Fellow del Centro Internacional para Periodistas y co-fundadora de SembraMedia
More money, more journalism: How to develop a diversified revenue model to support your passion for journalism
3:15pm – 5pm: More money, more journalism: How to develop a diversified revenue model to support your passion for journalism (Presented by ICFJ)
Whether you’re a freelance journalist, a digital media entrepreneur, or you’re just dreaming about building your own media business, this seminar will help you understand why some ventures succeed where others fail. In this interactive workshop, Fabiola Torres and Janine Warner will share case studies and best practices they’ve learned after running their own media startups, as well as more than two years of studying entrepreneurial journalists in Latin America, Spain, and the US Hispanic Market.
Fabiola Torres, International Center for Journalists Knight Fellow and co-founder of Ojo Publico
Janine Warner, International Center for Journalists Knight Fellow and co-founder of SembraMedia
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.