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Caribbean Journalists Conference May 31 – June 1, 2012, New York

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The National Association of Caribbean-American Journalists (NACAJ) is holding its Biennial Conference on May 31-June 1, 2012 at The New York Times Headquarters, 620 Eighth Ave., New York, NY.

Ann-Marie Adams, Ph.D., founder and president of NACAJ, says, “The 2012 conference features the Russworm Excellence Award (REA) Ceremony and a day of New Media Reporting workshops. The REA will go to a U.S.-based or Caribbean-based journalist, who has done outstanding work about the Caribbean and its Diaspora in the United States.”

Students, journalists, freelance writers, and persons who aspire to practice journalism, are invited to enroll for the New Media Reporting workshops.

The theme of the conference is “Styling Caribbean Identities: Reclaiming the Past, Building the Future.”

Confirmed speakers for the June 1 plenary session include Kenton Kirby, Editor-in-Chief of Caribbean Life newspaper, a tabloid owned by The New York Post-Rupert Murdock conglomerate; Elsie Foster-Dublin, council president of Highland Park, New Jersey; Ann-Marie Adams, Publisher of The Hartford Guardian; Denis Antoine, a former ambassador of Grenada to the U.S. and OAS; representatives from The New York Times, Daily News and Amsterdam News and Herman Hall, Publisher, EVERYBODY’S, the Caribbean-American magazine.


Thursday, May 31, 5:30pm-7:00pm

VIP Reception ($50 per person)

620  8th Ave.

New York, NY


Friday, June 1

9:30am-11:15am: Better Watchdog Reporting workshop

11:30am-1:30pm: John Russworm Excellence Award luncheon ($50 per person)

Luncheon Plenary: Discussion on Dec. 5, 2011, New York Times article, “Drop a bomb and wipe them all out” about what certain police officers said about revelers at the 2011 Brooklyn’s West Indian Carnival.

1:45pm-2:15pm: New Media Reporting workshop

2:30pm-4:45pm: Better Watchdog Reporting workshop (continued)

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