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March 18, 2023

2023 NABJ Emerging Journalists Summit & Career Fair

Bouncing Back, Pushing Forward | #NABJEmerge23
March 18, 2023 | 8:30 AM – 5 PM EST
219 W. 40th Street, New York, New York 10018
Join NABJ for a day-long conference featuring networking, panels, a keynote conversation, and a career fair in the media capital of the world.  Be empowered with topics including social media identity, career sustainability, visual storytelling, reporting from the field, and much more! 




–Attendees must show ID to gain access into the building.–

Registration Rates

Onsite Registration is available in-person on March 18, 2023 (*No Cash Accepted • Debit or Credit Cards Only)

  • Professional Member (Professional/Alumni/Academic/Media Related Members) – $40
  • Emerging Professional Member – $30
  • Student Member – $25
  • Nonmember – $50
  • Student Nonmember – $35

Contact Information

Schedule (Subject to Change)

— 8:30 – 9 AM Lobby | Registration & Light Continental Breakfast 

9 AM – 4:30 PM  – Room 308 | Career Fair
  • Resume Reviews | Presented by the NABJ Business Journalism Task Force
  • Free Headshots | Powered by JPMorgan Chase
  • Be sure to connect with these participating companies:
    • CBS News & Stations
    • JPMorgan Chase
    • New York Times
    • NBCUniversal
    • Report for America

*All sessions will be held in the Newsroom.*
*The Noon Lunch & Learn will be held in the Café.*


9 AM | Welcome, Remarks & Rundown of the Day
  • Dorothy Tucker, NABJ President & Investigative Reporter, WBBM-TV
  • Drew Berry, NABJ Executive Director
  • CJ Stone, Task Force Co-Chair & Producer, WXYZ-TV Detroit
  • Kay Angrum, Task Force Co-Chair & Digital Anchor, NBC New York


9:30 AM – 10:30 AM | Social Media Identity & Sustainability
  The discussion will focus on ways journalists can leverage social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram, TikTok) as a source for reliable information, adapt in an ever-evolving online landscape, and capitalize on new trends that help their content reach a broader audience.
  • Tyler Clifford (Moderator), Breaking News Correspondent, Reuters
  • Tre’vell Anderson (Panelist), NABJ Region IV Director, Freelance Journalist & Social Curator 
  • Phil Lewis (Panelist), Senior Front Page Editor, HuffPost
  • Jasmine Styles (Panelist), Evening Anchor, WCPO 9 News Cincinnati


10:45 AM – Noon | Midterm Debrief: Young Black Women on the Campaign Trail
The discussion will dive into the experiences of Black women journalists who covered the latest election season, lessons on covering the campaign trail and issues driving the political discourse as the nation gears up for another presidential campaign cycle.   
  • Skyler Henry (Moderator), Correspondent, CBS Newspath
  • Rachel Scott (Panelist), Senior Congressional Correspondent, ABC News
  • Eva McKend (Panelist), National Politics Reporter, CNN
  • Kierra Frazier (Panelist), Digital Producer, POLITICO


Noon – 1 PM | Bouncing Back and Building Wealth: A Lunch and Learn with JPMorgan Chase
Join us over lunch for an informative session on how to overcome financial challenges and thrive in today’s economy. The discussion will provide valuable insights on financial management, wealth building, and community empowerment from local JPMorgan Chase Community Manager Tanisha Ritter. Join us in the Café.
  • Walter Smith Randolph, NABJ Treasurer & Investigative Editor, Connecticut Public Broadcasting (Moderator) 
  • Tanisha Ritter, Community Manager, Community & Business Development, JPMorgan Chase (Presenter)


1 – 2 PM | Keynote Conversation
CBS News Correspondent Errol Barnett will be in conversation with NABJ VP-Broadcast Ken Lemon. The two will discuss how to bounce back and push forward. Errol started his career at the age of 18 at Channel One News. The England native has also worked for CNN and on the campaign trail.
  • Errol Barnett, Anchor & Correspondent, CBS News
  • Ken Lemon, NABJ VP-Broadcast & Reporter, WSOC Charlotte


2:15 – 3:15 PM | Cross-platform Reporting & Producing
Appointment tv  is a thing of the past. Now, you can get your news on a mobile device or via stream. In this session, we’ll hear from journalists on the frontlines of cross-platform reporting and streaming. What’s working? What’s not? What should we be on the lookout for?
  • Madison Carter (Moderator), NABJ Secretary, Anchor & Investigative Reporter, WSOC 9 Charlotte
  • Anthony Galloway (Panelist), Senior Vice President, CBS News Streaming
  • Kay Angrum (Panelist), Task Force Co-Chair & Digital Anchor, NBC New York
  • Bonita Sostre (Panelist), Coordinating Producer, CBS News & NYABJ President
  • Dometi Pongo (Panelist), Correspondent, MTV News


3:30 – 4:30 PM | Bouncing Back and Pushing Forward
This discussion will focus on the importance of having mental health check-ins with yourself, knowing your worth for the opportunities you want to land, and how to push forward when you’re feeling helpless or rejected.
  • Jasmine Styles (Moderator), Evening Anchor, WCPO 9 News Cincinnati
  • Sara Ketchum (Panelist), Freelance Journalist
  • Wesley Lowery (Panelist), Journalist-in-Residence, CUNY Newmark Graduate School of Journalism
  • Justin Walters (Panelist), Sports Anchor, WPIX New York & Sideline Reporter, CBS Sports


4:30 – 4:45 PM | Closing Remarks
  • Walter Smith Randolph, NABJ Treasurer & Investigative Editor, Connecticut Public Broadcasting
  • Dorothy Tucker, NABJ President & Investigative Reporter, WBBM-TV