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NABJ 2019: 'How Young Journalists Can Cover the World'

Event Date:

August 7, 2019 | 10:00 AM EDT TO 11:30 AM EDT


JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa
19999 W Country Club Dr
Room: Palmetto 10

Aventura, FL 33180

In this Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 photo, Eritrean migrant Gharmay Negassi works at a barbershop in Tel Aviv, Israel. African migrants coming into Israel have been detained, threatened with deportation, and faced hostility from lawmakers and residents. Now, they face another burden: a de facto 20 percent salary cut that has squeezed them financially and driven them further into poverty. Image by Caron Creighton. Israel, 2017.

Asylum seekers to Israel are faced with a number of struggles. For example, there are many anti...


Are you interested in becoming a foreign correspondent? Or maybe there's just one important story overseas that you've always wanted to cover? Whether you're fresh out of school or a mid-career journalist looking to make a change, international reporting is an exciting way to use your skills to change how we see the world.

This session, organized by the Global Journalism Task Force, as part of the 2019 NABJ Convention, will share the advice of both young and seasoned journalists who have had the opportunity to travel the world unearthing relevant, exciting news stories. We will explore how you can apply for grants and fellowships, even while in school, to fund your overseas trips. We'll also give you important advice on how to stay safe while reporting from abroad. Our panelists will share their own experiences and help you learn how to pitch that first international story.


Rochelle Riley, Detroit Free Press 


Caron Creighton, University of California, Berkeley (Pulitzer Center fellow)             

Ervin Dyer, University of Pittsburgh

Melissa Noel, One Caribbean Television (Pulitzer Center grantee)

Damaso Reyes, The News Literacy Project

Stacey Samuel, NPR Supervising Editor



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Migration and Refugees

Migration and Refugees
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Children and Youth

Children and Youth