NABJ, NAHJ Announce 2020 Convention & Career Fair Theme and Logo
WASHINGTON (Jan. 10, 2020) –The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) have announced their joint 2020 convention theme and logo. The #NABJNAHJ20 Convention & Career Fair will be held July 8-12 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C.
The 2020 theme is “Power of the Past, Force of the Future.” It was selected to highlight the influence and impact both organizations have had throughout their respective histories and calls attention to the important role both groups play in shaping the future of news and media. NABJ was established in December 1975 and NAHJ was established in April 1984.
Leveraging the experience and expertise of veteran members and strategic partnerships, both organizations play a vital role in offering year-round training and development to students and emerging professionals to prepare them for meaningful roles in journalism and communications.
The 2020 theme also speaks to the historic advocacy roles that both organizations have played in fighting for representation for their respective communities, including advocating for access, equity, parity and diversity and inclusion across the news, media and social landscapes.
As the nation heads toward becoming a majority-minority country in just a few years, the voices of Black and Hispanic people must be heard and lifted. The 2020 convention will drive this message home and emphasize that both organizations are a major force in holding news and media companies around the U.S. accountable to ensure newsrooms, studios and boardrooms look like and tell stories that reflect the growing diversity of this country.
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an organization of more than 4,000 journalists, students, media-related professionals and journalism educators. The association provides innovative, quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of Black journalists worldwide. Founded in 1975, in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation.
The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is the largest organization of Latino journalists in the United States and dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. The mission of NAHJ is to increase the number of Latinos in the newsrooms and to work toward fair and accurate representation of Latinos in news media. Established in April 1984, NAHJ created a national voice and unified vision for all Hispanic journalists. NAHJ has approximately 2,500 members, including working journalists, journalism students, other media-related professionals and journalism educators.
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