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What they should see is a city working hard and making significant progress, and that still has a long way to go in its recovery. The annual convention comes as media outlets nationwide struggle to maintain audiences that increasingly get much of their news coverage on mobile devices and from social media sites such as Facebook.
We are literally fighting for the soul of journalism and fighting to maintain diversity in that industry. Moving his employees into downtown's 7. We encourage people to come see us with fresh eyes and open minds.
Among celebrities booked for the convention are: actor, producer and director Tyler Perry; actor, comedian, activist and Detroit native Brandon T. Jackson, son of Bishop Wayne T.
NABJ meets in a different city every year. The convention, which runs Aug. Conventioneers also will participate in a day of service to leave their mark on some part of Detroit. It nurtures new ones and advocates for veterans. Called NABJ babies, those students learn to cover plenary sessions, interview news subjects and produce television newscasts, a daily newspaper and a hour website.
The convention also will boast one of the largest career and exhibition fairs in the country. NABJ has a long-standing reputation as the place where many black journalists landed their first job. While most programming is open only to registered journalists, there will be several public events including the Kem benefit concert on Friday, Aug. Its members are:. Share This Story! Post to Facebook. Check out this story on Freep. Cancel Send. The volunteers, who included retirees, independent business people, freelance journalists, communication specialists and others, were rated superb or excellent by 90 percent of those who responded to a Twitter poll, Sutton said.
Yancy's assignment was to greet attendees as they moved around the host hotel. For Yancy, it was great not only meeting journalists from such cities as Boston, New York and Los Angeles, but also encountering others who returned home.
Most were willing to talk as they felt the positive energy that buzzed around the hotel. It makes me proud to call Detroit my home. Detroiter Aaron Mayes attended the Sports Task Force Party and was impressed by the atmosphere and being around other professionals.
It made me proud that we showed off our city. We've done the Super Bowl and the Grand Prix. We always have major conferences. We know how to [host] an event. We know what to do. And it made a difference, particularly with those who were visiting the Motor City for the first time.
Darren A. Nichols is a Detroit-based freelance writer. Remember Me. Scripps Journalism Career Program. Facebook Instagram Twitter. NABJ Monitor.
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