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Welcome Reception

Friday, April 29 • 6 to 9 p.m.

Location: Nancy by SNAC
131 W North Ave. Baltimore, Md.
Admission: $10

We will honor the late Michael J. Feeney, for his dedicated service as Chapter President of the New York Association of Black Journalists and former "Emerging Journalist of the Year."

2016 NABJ
REGION I CONFERENCE
PREVIEW





Conference Schedule


Conference Workshops
& Town Hall

Saturday, April 30
8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Morgan State University School of Global
Journalism and Communication
1700 East Cold Spring Lane Baltimore, Md.



U.S. Congressman
Elijah Cummings

1:45 - 3 p.m.

U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings will address members of the National Association of Black Journalists. He has led a national call for federal changes in the wake of recent police brutality cases and has been critical of the handling of the Freddie Gray case. Cummings will be interviewed on stage by Baltimore's leading anchorman Vic Carter of WJZ-13 CBS, who will give a "master class" on interviewing high-profile politicians. There will also be an opportunity for conference attendees to ask questions. Cummings has said he will seek reelection for his House seat, passing on an opportunity to run for the competitive open Senate seat in Maryland.



Town Hall Discussion:

#TogetherBaltimore

5:45 - 7 p.m.

Discussion will focus on the future of Baltimore following last year's unrest, and discuss strategies how the media can do a better job in its coverage there and in similar cities across the country.

Panelists: Faraji Muhammad, Police Chief Kevin Davis, Tessa Hill Aston (NAACP Baltimore chapter president), Korey Johnson (Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle), DeRay McKesson (Mayoral candidate).

Moderator: Wesley Lowery (National writer for The Washington Post)

8:30 a.m.
BREAKFAST
9:30 a.m.
REGISTRATION
10:00 a.m.
OPENING & WELCOME
Covering Baltimore’s Challenges

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Pulitzer prize winning columnist E.R. Shipp, who now serves as journalist in residence at Morgan State University, will join a group of editors and reporters from The Sun to discuss the challenges of covering








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Power of Social Media

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

How journalists of color are using social media to our advantage and how social media is being harnessed to push stories that are often not covered by the mainstream press.



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The Black Press In The 21st Century

11:45 - 12:45 p.m.

Panelists will explore how the Black media is no longer in three categories — television, radio, and newspaper — but have splintered as 21st century tastes of African-Americans have changed.




Very Smart Brothas, a daily digital magazine, has hit a stride. The most popular African American website for 2015 according to the research company ComScore, Inc. was Madame Noire, self-described "sophisticated lifestyle publication.” Journal-isms reported that BET.com, MediaTakeOut.com, WorldStarHipHop.com, The Root and Bossip.com were also favorites among African Americans. The Black press continues to provide stories/editorials that are not being found in mainstream media – big/small newspapers and TV/radio stations/networks.

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The Modern Designer

11:45 - 12:45 p.m.

This panel will discuss the changing roles of designers and provide an introduction to various careers designers can also apply their skills. Attendees will meet designers in the following industries: content advertising, tech, non-profit,

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LUNCH:
12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Digital First: Leveraging All Platforms To Do Cutting Edge Journalism

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

As tech tools continue to evolve, the need to incorporate data to reporting hasn’t.



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Feeling Independent: How To Be Your Own Boss Without Going Crazy

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

In another five to ten years, most journalists will be in the independent contractor
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How To Break In And Thrive

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

This interactive workshop will offer innovative ways for aspiring journalists to transition successfully from the classroom to the newsroom.
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Google Tools for News

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Think you know it all when it comes to Googling it? Guess what: There are some Google tools that you may have never seen or realize how they’re useful for journalists. In this hands-on session you'll take a deeper dive into tools and workflows that can help you produce
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Closing Reception

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Winners of the Region I Professional / Student Chapter Attendance Challenge will be named. We will also honor our sponsors for helping to make this year's conference a reality.

The professional chapter will receive $1,000 that will go for scholarships; and the student chapter will receive $500 that will go toward organizational building. The funds are being sponsored by Baltimore Gas & Electric (BG&E).

In order to participate the chapter president, membership chair or designated representative must have an updated membership roster on hand. That will help determine who has paid and registered for the conference from each respective chapter.



Hotel & Travel

SOLD OUT

Conference Hotel

The Lord Baltimore Hotel

20. W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 539-8400

Discounted Rate: $139 per night
Discount Code: “National Association of Black Journalist”
In order to get the discount speak with either
Lee Johnson (410) 659-3096 or Kelly Trionfo (443) 451-1457

Click on your preferred mode of travel for details

From Martinsburg, WV and points southeast in Washington, Frederick (including towns of Frederick and Monocacy), and Montgomery counties:
Take BRUNSWICK line east to Union Station in Washington, D.C., take PENN line north from Union Station to Penn Station in Baltimore, from there board the 003 city bus at Charles St & Penn Station northbound, get off at Loch Raven & Argonne, walk one block east on Argonne and you will arrive at Morgan State on the corner of Hillen Road and Argonne Drive.

Alternate option from Penn Station:
Board the 011 city bus at Charles St & Penn Station northbound, get off at Charles St & Cold Spring Lane, board the 033 city bus eastbound at Charles St & Cold Spring Lane, bus will take you to Cold Spring Lane and Hillen Road which will be main campus.

From Union Station Washington, D.C.:
Take PENN line north from Union Station to Penn Station in Baltimore, from there board the 003 city bus at Charles St & Penn Station northbound, get off at Loch Raven & Argonne, walk one block east on Argonne and you will arrive at Morgan State on the corner of Hillen Road and Argonne Drive.

Alternate option from Penn Station:
Board the 011 city bus at Charles St & Penn Station northbound, get off at Charles St & Cold Spring Lane, board the 033 city bus eastbound at Charles St & Cold Spring Lane, bus will take you to Cold Spring Lane and Hillen Road which will be main campus.

From Perryville, Aberdeen, Edgewood:
Take PENN line south to Penn Station in Baltimore, from there board the 003 city bus at Charles St & Penn Station northbound, get off at Loch Raven & Argonne, walk one block east on Argonne and you will arrive at Morgan State on the corner of Hillen Road and Argonne Drive.

Alternate option from Penn Station:
Board the 011 city bus at Charles St & Penn Station northbound, get off at Charles St & Cold Spring Lane, board the 033 city bus eastbound at Charles St & Cold Spring Lane, you will arrive at Cold Spring Lane and Hillen Road which is main campus.



From Hunt Valley:
Take light rail south to Cold Spring Lane, board 033 city bus eastbound at Cold Spring Lane & light rail station, you will arrive at Cold Spring Lane and Hillen Road which is main campus.

From BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and Glen Burnie:
Take light rail north to Cold Spring Lane, board 033 city bus eastbound at Cold Spring Lane & light rail station, you will arrive at Cold Spring Lane and Hillen Road which is main campus.

(free bus that services downtown Baltimore)

From the Inner Harbor:
Take the Purple line north to Penn Station, from there board the 003 city bus at Charles St & Penn Station northbound, get off at Loch Raven & Argonne, walk one block east on Argonne and you will arrive at Morgan State on the corner of Hillen Road and Argonne Drive.

Alternate option from Penn Station:
Board the 011 city bus at Charles St & Penn Station northbound, get off at Charles St & Cold Spring Lane, board the 033 city bus eastbound at Charles St & Cold Spring Lane, you will arrive at Cold Spring Lane and Hillen Road which is main campus.

All Bolt busses from all directions will arrive at Penn Station in Baltimore

From Penn Station:
Board the 003 city bus at Charles St & Penn Station northbound, get off at Loch Raven & Argonne, walk one block east on Argonne and you will arrive at Morgan State on the corner of Hillen Road and Argonne Drive.

Alternate option from Penn Station:
Board the 011 city bus at Charles St & Penn Station northbound, get off at Charles St & Cold Spring Lane, board the 033 city bus eastbound at Charles St & Cold Spring Lane, you will arrive at Cold Spring Lane and Hillen Road which is main campus.

The Megabus drops passengers off in a parking lot or the park and ride near the White Marsh Mall in White Marsh, MD, which is located approximately 10 miles from campus.

From White Marsh Mall:
Board 058 city bus at Sandpiper and White Marsh Health Center southbound, get off at Loch Raven and Northern Parkway, board 003 city bus southbound, get off at Loch Raven and Argonne Drive, walk one block east on Argonne and you will arrive at Morgan State on the corner of Hillen Road and Argonne Drive.

Greyhound station is just south of downtown near the Horshoe casino.

Catch MTA Buses #14, #17, and #27 to Penn Station.

Once at Penn Station transfer to the 003 city bus at Charles St & Penn Station northbound, get off at Loch Raven & Argonne, walk one block east on Argonne and you will arrive at Morgan State on the corner of Hillen Road and Argonne Drive.

 

Getting to Morgan State via Public Transportation

You can locate the school's Main Campus via Google Maps using its address:
1700 East Cold Spring Lane Baltimore, MD 21251
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If you have questions or concerns please reach NABJ Region I Director Johann Calhoun at (267) 602-6527 or calhoun.nabj@gmail.com