Our convention is the premier venue for journalism training, career development, networking opportunities and exposure to new and unreleased media platforms and films! We attract leaders and influencers in journalism and digital media, communications, technology, education, business, arts and entertainment, sports, politics and more.
The #NABJNAHJ20 Career Fair draws hundreds of recruiters from the top media companies and journalism schools from across the country and around the world. Countless headline makers, innovators and industry leaders in politics, media, journalism and film have attended #NABJNAHJ20 Conventions.
Special guests and speakers have included then-Sen. (President) Barack Obama, President George W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, Vice Presidents Al Gore and Joseph Biden, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, RNC Chairs Michael Steele and Reince Priebus, Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, Bishop T. D. Jakes, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Ava Duvernay, Tyler Perry, Chance the Rapper, Hill Harper, Michael B. Jordan and Tamron Hall.
NABJ and NAHJ together attract more than 6,000 attendees to its conventions.
#NABJNAHJ20 Mission and Convention Goals
Identify and highlight innovation programs that improve access for journalists of color.
Facilitate diversity in all sectors of journalism and encourage greater collaboration among journalists’ organizations and media companies.
Advance diversity, inclusion and equality on digital platforms, in newsrooms, campuses and reporting.
Enhance career opportunities for black and hispanic journalists.
Facilitate systemic change throughout media organizations.
Promote industry-wide dialogue on diversity and increase cultural sensitivity.
Continue to provide NABJ and NAHJ members, exhibitors, recruiters, and partner opportunities to network and build relationships.
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#NABJNAHJ20 Hotel Reservations
Washington Marriott Wardman Park 2660 Woodley Road NW • Washington, D.C. 20008
The #NABJNAHJ20 discounted standard room rate is $189 + 14.95% tax. Rooms are still available!
Marriott has expanded the NABJ-NAHJ room block. Click here for reservations.
Though not sold out, we have added and secured the maximum number of rooms available at the Marriott.
We have also opened up our room block at our overflow hotel, the OMNI, which is adjacent to the Marriott Wardman. Call 800-843-6664 (800-THE-OMNI).
Please understand that rooms will again go extremely fast.
We are in discussions with another hotel about rooms for when the OMNI sells out.
Please note that you may get a “not available message” when you book at the Marriott. Per yesterday’s message, if you book online and you, for example, request July 7-12 and EVEN ONE of those dates are not available, the online system will not process your request. You will need to contact the Wardman Hotel to find out which nights are open and decide your options. You can find the Wardman’s contact information here:
Convention session proposals are now open! Click here to submit your ideas!
The Call for Sessions is now open until midnight (PT) on January 17, 2020 for the #NABJNAHJ20 Convention & Career Fair scheduled for July 8-12, 2020 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C.
#NABJNAHJ20 Career Fair
The #NABJNAHJ20 Career Fair is the largest career expo for minority journalists and media professionals in the country. The #NABJNAHJ20 Career Fair will take place from July 8-10 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. The Career Fair showcases the tremendous range of news organizations operating today, from journalism schools to digital startups looking for journalists and media-related professionals for their newsrooms.
The companies that attend the Career Fair are seeking to fill full-time positions, internships and freelance assignments. Employers seek candidates to cover a range of subject areas including health and science, business and economics, investigative journalism, sports, weather, media, technology, politics and government, general assignment, race and justice, metro and community news, arts, culture and entertainment, food, travel and fashion, international news and more.
EXHIBIT BOOTH BENEFITS
10’ x 10’ booth includes one table, two chairs, booth sign, one waste basket, and pipe & drape
Two (2) complimentary convention registrations for each 10’ x 10’ booth
“New” – 3 full days of recruiting and exhibiting
Listing in #NABJNAHJ20 convention souvenir program book
Listing on #NABJNAHJ20 Mobile App with booth number and website link
Listing in #NABJNAHJ20 convention highlight email (audience 25,000+)
Logo (linked) and 50-word description on digital exhibitor page on #NABJNAHJ20 website
Perimeter security guard service
Recruiter/Exhibitor registration includes premium convention bag, convention program book, and access to convention workshops
Exhibit Sales: Veronique Dodson at 301.405.0554 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Become A Convention Partner
The #NABJNAHJ20 Convention & Career Fair boasts the largest journalism jobs fair in the United States and is the premier venue for journalism education and career development for the nation’s leaders in media, business, arts and entertainment, and technology. Thousands of the nation’s top journalists, media executives, public relations professionals, and students will gather at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park from July 8-12, 2020.
Through the National Convention, NABJ and NAHJ provide a number of programs and services designed to enhance the careers and lives of our members, ranging from the career fair and networking events to professional development workshops and technical training.
Gain insider connections with leaders in media and journalism
Increase visibility among influencers and storytellers that uniquely span news and business industries
Advance organizational priorities
Network with corporate leaders who champion diversity, inclusion and equity
Illustrate commitment to community and the future of journalism
Recruit top talent in a broad range of disciplines representing broadcast, digital, film and print media
Receive exposure on our platforms reaching thousands of followers
To become a partner or renew your partnership with us contact: