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NAHJ journalism conference to be held at Texas State

By Marc Speir
University News Service
February 28, 2008


The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is hosting a regional two-day conference Feb. 29-March 1 at Texas State University-San Marcos. The mission of the event is to equip journalists and students with skills that will enable them to excel in modern media careers and the use of multimedia applications.

The program is open to both working professionals and journalism students. On-site registration is $25 for students, $55 for NAHJ and San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists (SAAHJ) members and $70 for non-NAHJ members.

“The conference improves the quality of Hispanic and non-Hispanic journalists in the region,” said Federico Subervi, professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and director of the School’s Center for the Study of Latino Media and Markets. “For students, it’s a great opportunity to network with professionals and develop new skills.”

The conference opens with a reception Feb. 29 from 5-7 p.m. at the Wittliff Gallery on the seventh floor of the Alkek Library.

Subervi will contribute to a town hall meeting hosted by the conference to discuss the importance of the Latino vote in this year’s presidential election. The speech will take place at the Alkek Library teaching theatre at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

On March 1, Gilbert Bailon, St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial page director and president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, will be the featured speaker at a luncheon between career workshops.

The numerous workshops will cover multimedia training, including blogging, podcasting and digital video for beginners and advanced users. Sessions are designed for print and broadcast journalists working in both English and Spanish language media. 

A full schedule of events can be found at: http://www.nahj.org/nahjnews/articles/2008/January/Region5Agenda_Feb15.pdf.

For more information, contact Federico Subervi at (512) 965-5267 or via email at subervi@latinosandmedia.org.