“What’s New. What’s Next.” will provide participants insight into media innovation and evolution. Presented by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ Region 2, this conference seeks to engage participants with hands-on multimedia training and topical workshops.

The conference will be held at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at 20 Cooper Square in New York City.
The event opens on Friday evening, Feb. 4, with a Primary Sources filming and book signing with CNN’s Soledad O’Brien.

Saturday, Feb. 5, will feature an entire day of training and informative sessions that will excite, inspire and energize. Learn how to get the most out of social media. Discover the tech trends you should know about. From hyper local news to entrepreneurial journalism, learn about the new direction news is taking and how you can be at the forefront of our evolving field.

Highlights include:

  • Opening reception and book signing with CNN host Soledad O’Brien (Feb. 4 – Free event, open to the public)
  • Opening session on multimedia storytelling by MediaStorm (Feb. 5)
  • “Covering Our Community” Luncheon, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Hot Topic: Covering Childhood Obesity.
  • Local East Village Shootout. (*Sign up required)
  • Resume and reel critiques (*Sign up required)
  • A track of programming dedicated to student/young journalists
  • A track of Spanish-language programming
  • Navigating the newsroom: Building relationships, understanding technology and becoming a leader – Presented by NBC
  • NAHJ Town hall (Free event – open to the public)

Networking reception

For more info and to preregister go to www.nahj.org or e-mail nahjregion2@gmail.com. Pre-registration is $40 for NAHJ members/$20 for students/$65 for non-members. Partner membership rates (AAJA, NABJ, SPJ, ASME, ASNE, etc.) are also available, see website for details.

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