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2018 NABJ Region I Conference

April 13 @ 8:00 AM - April 15 @ 5:00 PM

4/13/2018 to 4/14/2018
When: April 13-14, 2018
Where: Vanderbilt Hall, NYU School of Law, and New York University
40 Washington Square South
New York, New York  10012
United States
Contact: Johann Calhoun, NABJ Region I Director
2018 NABJ Region I Conference
Global Diversity Summit

A synergy of best practices for a growing multicultural landscape in the digital age

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) will host its 2018 Region 1 Conference April 13 and 14, 2018 in New York City. The Global Diversity Summit is bringing together hundreds of journalists, communication professionals and students from across the U.S. Northeast to attend the two-day conference. Titled the “Global Diversity Summit,” the conference will have a five-pronged approach:

  • National and international reporting and editing
  • Diversity coaching
  • Media training
  • Community engagement
  • Career advancement

The summit will focus on improving the industry’s coverage of America’s diverse landscape, promoting international dialogue through stories and media coaching, and providing diversity training for all levels within the industry. This year the conference will spread across two days offering “Diversity & Management Training” for mid-level editors, supervisors and aspiring newsroom leaders and a return of last year’s successful “Career Center,” where companies and area graduate schools interview applicants on the spot.

It should come as no surprise that New York City is home to the headquarters of the world’s most significant international organization: the United Nations. After all, the city itself is in essence a living United Nations. A recent U.S. Census Bureau report about NYC revealed an increasingly diverse and dynamic city with immigrants making up the majority of the residents in some neighborhoods.

All five boroughs illustrate this melting pot of cultures through activities, museums, stores and restaurants, where you can meet people of different countries, sample exotic cuisine and products, listen to international music and watch foreign films.

With almost 200 languages spoken, 40 percent of the N.Y.C. population was born outside of the United States. Combine the cultural and ethnic diversity of the residents with the hundreds of consulates, embassies and permanent U.N. missions and you have a cosmopolitan city unlike any other. Even the embassy-filled nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., is downright homogeneous when compared to the ever-changing rainbow of worlds that is New York City.

Census projections indicate that minorities will become a majority in the U.S. by 2044. While some progress has been made in covering communities of color — it has not been enough.

Journalists often find it difficult to have open, honest conversations about race and ethnicity—even compared to other contentious newsroom issues, like gender imbalances—for fear of damaging relationships with editors or colleagues. The summit aims to improve on that, if not, provide solutions. Join us.

 Conference Schedule

Diversity & Management Training – CUNY Graduate School of Journalism APPLY HERE

Career Center (Job Fair) – New York University, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute

Opening Reception – Bloomberg Headquarters *$25 for admission not included in registration.

Global Diversity Summit – Vanderbilt Hall, NYU School of Law, New York University

Closing Reception – Rooftop, The Ridge Hotel

*Conference schedule will be updated as speakers are confirmed.

Opening Reception – Friday, April 13

Region I of the National Association of Black Journalists and the New York Association of Black Journalists are excited to host this year’s regional conference attendees at Bloomberg headquarters for an opening reception. The evening promises to be an invaluable opportunity for networking, socializing and reuniting with peers and colleagues in the region. $25 for admission not included in registration.

Click HERE for Tickets

Diversity & Management Training – Friday, April 13

Apply Here

Career Center & Job Interviews – Friday, April 13

Region I of the National Association of Black Journalists is excited to bring back the Career Center where job applicants schedule interviews with company representatives. There will also be career advice sessions and resume critiques before the interviews

Job Interviews: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084eafa823a5f94-career1

Resume Critiques: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084eafa823a5f94-career


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By March 1
April 13-14
Member $30 $35 $40
Student Member $15 $20 $25
Non-Member $35 $40 $45
Student Non-Member $20 $25 $30

*Diversity & Management Training and Career Center are included in the registration. Opening reception is not included in the registration fee.

*$25 Onsite registration for NYU students only with student ID

Registration fees will include an additional $3 administrative fee during checkout.

For questions regarding your registration, please contact our registrar membership@nabj.org or 301-405-0554 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EDT, Monday – Friday.

Hotel Reservations

The Ridge Hotel
151 E. Houston St.
New York, NY 10002
Main: 212-777-0012

To make your hotel reservation, please contact The Ridge Hotel at 212-777-0012. Reference “National Association of Black Journalists” or “NABJ” to receive the discounted standard room rate of $160/night.

Make your reservation early to ensure you stay at the conference hotel. Discounted reservations are based on availability.


MTA’s F train is the required and most affordable means of travel in Manhattan. F train stops are in short walking distance to all conference activities.


April 13 @ 8:00 AM
April 15 @ 5:00 PM


Johann Calhoun, NABJ Region I Director