Professional Meetings

April 19, 2012 to April 22, 2012

Health Journalism 2012

The 14th annual conference of the Association of Health Care Journalists, April 19-22, 2012, in Atlanta, GA, offers skill-building workshops, panel discussions, visits to area research sites, speakers, news briefings, opportunities for freelancers, and more — all to aid reporters, editors and news producers in better covering the latest health issues.

March 7, 2012

Protecting China's Land: Hope for People and Nature

At this two-hour event in Washington, DC, which is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson Center, the Environmental Law Institute, and the China Environment Forum, three speakers will delve into the status of land reforms and land protection in China.

March 30, 2012

Bioethics Bootcamp: Finding the Must-Read Angle for Science and Medical Stories

Science Writers in New York, The Hastings Center, and City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism present a unique workshop to help science writers understand and communicate advances in science and technology that frequently raise immediate or potential ethical concerns for individuals, institutions, families, and society.

March 13, 2012 to March 15, 2012

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Regulatory Information Conference

The NRC's annual conference in Rockville, MD, taking place a week after the one-year anniversary of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi disaster, presents an excellent opportunity for story angles and leads. The NRC strongly encourages interested members of the media, particularly video crews, to register online by Feb. 28. Onsite registration will also be available during the RIC but could have a wait time.

February 23, 2012

Environmental Justice: Hearing Communities Through the Economic Din

Sponsored by the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, this roundtable discussion at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, will touch on the impacts of the economic downturn on low-income and minority communities in the United States and in developing nations; steps the U.S. federal government is taking to advance environmental justice domestically; and important private sector initiatives.

February 22, 2012 to February 26, 2012

NICAR Conference 2012 in St. Louis, with Two Pre-Conference Workshop Offerings

NICAR's annual conference will be devoted to computer-assisted reporting (CAR). Learn about tools you need to dig deeper into stories and give readers, viewers and your online audience the information they're demanding. The CAR conference offers something for everyone, from beginners to those on the cutting edge of digital reporting. In partnership with IRE, two intensive pre-conference workshops will be offered: "Follow the Money - Companies' Influence on Politics" and "News Camp: From Words to Data and Back."

June 14, 2012 to June 17, 2012

IRE 2012: Boston

Speakers will share strategies for locating documents and gaining access to public records, finding the best stories and managing investigations. Join the discussion about how to practice investigative journalism in print, broadcast, Web and alternative newsroom models. Keynote speaker: Jill Abramson. Pre-conference workshop: "Follow the Money - Tracking Companies' Influence on Politics"

August 1, 2012 to August 4, 2012

UNITY: Journalists of Color Inc. 2012 Convention in Las Vegas

UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc. is a coalition of the four alliances, the Asian American Journalists Association, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Native American Journalists Association and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. The 2012 convention will offer numerous education sessions, students projects and networking opportunities, including a job fair and career coaching services.

August 5, 2015 to August 9, 2015

National Association of Black Journalists Annual Convention

The NABJ will gather Aug 5-9, 2015 in Minneapolis for the 40th Annual Convention. 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.

June 22, 2012 to June 24, 2012

3rd East-West Center International Media Conference

Taking place in Seoul, South Korea, the conference will look at news and journalism issues in Asia, the Pacific and United States through the prism of New Media, and how its growing use is not only shaping the way people get their news but also the stories themselves.


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