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Event Overview:

The National Association of Black Journalists welcomes you to join us from August 5-9, 2015 as we gather in Minneapolis for the 40th Annual Convention and Career Fair! Thousands of journalists, media executives, public relations professionals, and students are expected to attend to network, participate in professional development sessions and celebrate excellence in journalism.

Special Events:

Salute to Excellence Gala - Saturday, August 8, 2015

The awards ceremony is the only event in the United States that honors exemplary coverage of African/African-American people or issues exclusively. The Salute to Excellence Awards Gala highlights the work of media organizations and individuals involved in print, broadcast and online journalism media. Over 50 awards will be presented to writers, columnists, producers, reporters, photojournalists and editors for their exemplary work. The annual gala also recognizes NABJ’s Journalist of the Year, Emerging Journalist and Lifetime Achievement honorees.

Gospel Brunch - Sunday, August 9, 2015

An NABJ tradition, the Gospel Brunch is one of the convention highlights. Attendees culminate for this experience by feasting on brunch buffet and enjoying entertainment from various recording artists. Past brunches have featured Donnie McClurkin, Albertina Walker, Cece Winans, Vicki Winans, Take Six, Vanessa Bell Armstrong and Tramaine Hawkins.

About NABJ:

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide. Founded by 44 men and women on December 12, 1975, in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization of journalists of color in the nation. Many of NABJ's 4,000 members also belong to one of the dozens of professional and student chapters that serve black journalists nationwide.

NABJ holds an annual convention and career fair each summer with dozens of plenary sessions and workshops for professional development. The career fair draws hundreds of recruiters and is among the best means of finding a job in the industry. At the annual Salute to Excellence Award Dinner, special recognition honors (Lifetime Achievement, Journalist of the Year, Community Service, etc.) are bestowed at each convention.

There may be many networking opportunities at the NABJ 40th Annual Convention & Career Fair - National Association of Black Journalists. Find out more in the event details below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 08/05/2015 - 08/09/2015
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 08/06/2015 - 08/08/2015
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Thur. & Fri. 9am - 5pm; Sat. 9am - 12pm
First Move-In Date: 08/05/2015
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Media
Other Industries: Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Media, Publishing
Estimated Attendance: 3,000
Cost to Attend:
Audience: Journalists, Media Executives, Public Relations Professionals, Students
Venue: Minneapolis Convention Center
Venue Phone: (612) 335-6000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hilton Minneapolis
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:75+ (2014) (Previous Year)
Show Owner:NABJ
Show Manager:NABJ
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: Over 3,000 journalists, media executives, public relations professionals, and students will engage in professional development sessions, exchange critical information about breaking news events, receive hands-on training in cutting-edge technology, explore employment opportunities, and celebrate excellence at award ceremonies.

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' Exhibitor $2,700   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
Corner (Spaces 200+ ft.) Additional $250   Water: n/a
Island Additional $500   Generator: n/a
Recruiter Booth Please Contact Veronique Dodson for Additional Information   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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2014 Exhibitor List:


· ABC 7/NewsChannel 8 Washington, DC

· Advance Local

· American Public Media/Minnesota PublicRadio/Southern California Public Radio

·The Annie E Casey Foundation

·Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism


· Bleacher Report

· Bloomberg

· The Boston Globe

· Boston University College of Communications

· BuzzFeed

· Capitol Broadcasting Company

· CBS News

· Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)


· Columbia Journalism School

· Comcast NBCUniversal

· Cox Media Group

· CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

· Curls

· Disney/ABC

· Dispatch Broadcast Group

· Dow Jones News Fund, Inc.

· Eli Lilly and Company

· Emerson College


· The EW Scripps Company

· Fox News Channel

· Fox Sports Media Group

· Fulbright U.S. Student Program

· Gannett Co., Inc.

· Graham Media Group (formerly known as Post - Newsweek Stations)

· Harvard Kennedy School

· Harvard University

· Hearst Magazines

· Hearst Television

· Kelley Chunn & Associates

· LIN Media

· Los Angeles Times/Chicago Tribune

· The McClatchy Company

· Medill, Northwestern University

· Meet Minneapolis

· Meredith Corporation

· Miss Jessie's

· NABJ Bookstore


· New England Sports Network (NESN)

· New York Public Radio

· The Newhouse School, Syracuse University

·Newseum Institute

· Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc.

· Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard

· Northeastern University


· Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

· ProPublica

· Raycom Media

·Remembering the Goodtimes Foundation, Inc.

· Reuters


· Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and
Public Policy Harvard University

· Sinclair Broadcast Group

· Southern Poverty Law Center

· Talent Dynamics

· Time Warner Cable News

· Toyota North America

·Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

· University of Colorado, Boulder

· University of Florida College of Journalism and

· University of Oregon

· USC Annenberg School of Journalism

· Wall Street Journal

· WGBH, Public TV and Radio

· WHDH-TV, 7 News

· WK Kellogg Foundation

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