Fifth annual Washington Journalism Job Fair is a big success

The fifth annual Washington Journalism Job Fair was held on Saturday, April 7 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies campus in downtown Washington. More than 200 people participated in the fair – 203 were job seekers from the Washington area and beyond. Eighteen media companies recruited at the event, including Axios, National Geographic and Buzzfeed News which recruited at the fair for the first time. The participating recruiters included radio, television, local, national and Spanish-language outlets.

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The job fair was hosted by the Georgetown University Master of Professional Studies in Journalism program in partnership with a coalition of diverse journalism groups that included the D.C. chapters of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Asian American Journalism Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Journalists Association, the Washington Association of Black Journalists, and the Journalism and Women Symposium. The organizers want to thank the volunteers, recruiters and Georgetown University’s Masters in Journalism Program for helping make the event a big success. Individuals hired through the job fair well be announced once reported by recruiters and participants.

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Meet our Spring 2018 Charlie Ericksen Supplement Winner: Javier Pachon Bocanegra

NAHJ DC is pleased to announce our Spring 2018 Charlie Ericksen Journalism Supplement winner Javier Pachon Bocanegra. The NAHJ DC board was very impressed with his passion for journalism and eagerness to grow as a news correspondent while interning at Spanish news wire EFE. He will be awarded a supplement worth $500 and be matched with a mentor who works as a journalist in the DC-area.

Learn more about Javier: 

JavierPachonMy name is Javier Pachon Bocanegra. I am a Spanish journalist based in Washington D.C. interested in politics and social stories that could change lives. Born in Malaga, Andalusia (Spain), in 1995, I graduated with a journalism degree at the University of Malaga and spent six months studying a minor in communications in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, in 2015-16 as an Erasmus student. Since then, I have worked as an intern for the largest newspaper in my city, diario SUR; collaborated with the local radio COPE; worked for Agencia EFE in Malaga; and, currently, write as an intern correspondent for EFE News in Washington, where I am experiencing what it’s like to work at a foreign bureau focused on politics. I look forward to finding a place in the amazing world of journalism, where I really enjoy working and learning with hardworking and talented colleagues. I have always believed in independent and committed journalism as a condition for democracy. At a small scale, I tried to pursue this at my university, where some colleagues and I founded a digital newspaper. Here in Washington, I have covered relevant information like the abolition of net neutrality and environmental actions.

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NAHJ DC announces panel discussion: How to prepare for a journalism job fair

Are you going to the D.C. Journalism Job Fair this April? Do you want to know how to maximize your time at career fairs?

We invite you to join a panel discussion that will help you prepare to meet with recruiters. The discussion will be led by representatives from CBS, NPR and the Wall Street Journal–companies that will be recruiting at the fair this year.

They’ll share their advice on ways to improve your resume, approach recruiters, and make an impression. They will also share the skills they are looking for as they search for talent for their companies.

EVENT DETAILS:
Panelists: Rolando Arrieta, Production Manager, NPR; Nell Henderson, Editor, Global Central Banks, Wall Street Journal; Lorna Jones, Senior Producer, CBS
Location: Georgetown School of Continuing Studies, 640 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
Date and Time: Mon, March 5. 6-8pm

This event is geared towards journalists of all professional levels. Ample time will be dedicated for a Q&A session. Please consider attending even if you aren’t going to the April job fair.

Attendees must RSVP on Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/2HhhYJi
Registration is free. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Email dcjournojobfair@gmail.com with questions.

This event is brought to you by the Georgetown Masters in Journalism Program, and the D.C. chapters of: The National Association of Hispanic Journalists, The National Association of Black Journalists, The Association of LGBTQ Journalists, The Asian American Journalists Association, The Society of Professional Journalists, and the Journalism and Women Symposium.

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NAHJ DC hosts Congressional Meet and Greet between journalists and Hill staffers on Capitol Hill

NAHJ DC held a Congressional meet and greet between Hill communication staffers and journalists on Dec. 11 at the U.S. Capitol.

The off the record bipartisan event was co-hosted by the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association (CHSA) and the Senate Black Legislative Staff Caucus (SBLC).

Members of the DC Chapters of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists were invited.

The event helped build communication between both groups and served as an opportunity for NAHJ and NABJ members to learn about best practices for source building.

 

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You’re invited to a Congressional Meet and Greet on Dec. 11

Join us for a bipartisan off the record meet and greet between journalists and Capitol Hill staffers.
Members of the DC Chapters of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists are invited. Light refreshments will be available.
The event is co-hosted by the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association (CHSA) and the Senate Black Legislative Staff Caucus (SBLC).
WHAT: Q&A on best practices for source building and networking with NAHJ/NABJ journalists
WHO: Congressional staffers, especially: comms directors/press secretaries
WHEN: Monday, December 11th
WHERE: Russell Senate Office Building, room 385 (third floor)
TIME: 6-7PM
Please select “NAHJ DC” in RSVP section. Space is limited.
We hope to see you there!
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Save the date: April 7, 2018 Washington, D.C. Journalism Job Fair

We are excited to announce that the 5th annual Washington, D.C. Journalism Job Fair will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

As the only annual journalism job fair in the D.C. area, this event has helped many of our members find jobs at top news organizations. It is organized in partnership with the local chapters of the Asian American Journalists Association, the Association of LGBTQ Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Journalism and Women Symposium.

We hope you’ll ask your employers to consider recruiting at the fair. We will follow up soon with invitation letters you can share with them.

 

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Meet our Fall 2017 Charlie Ericksen Supplement Winner: Jeanine Santucci

NAHJ DC is pleased to announce our Fall 2017 Charlie Ericksen Journalism Supplement winner Jeanine Santucci. The NAHJ DC board was very impressed with their passion for journalism and uplifting traditionally underrepresented narratives. She will be awarded a supplement worth $500 and be matched with a mentor who works as a journalist in the DC area.

Jeanine Santucci, Intern with Washington City Paper

NEW PIC.pngJeanine Santucci is a student at Georgetown University in her junior year. She is majoring in justice and peace studies with double minors in journalism and women’s and gender studies.
As an aspiring advocacy journalist, Jeanine is passionate about uplifting traditionally underrepresented narratives through her writing. During her time at Georgetown, she has written about student activism for campus paper The Hoya and served a year as its copy chief. She went on to intern with Street Sense Media, where she wrote about health care issues for those in poverty or experiencing homelessness in D.C. She was later a correspondent for USA TODAY’s College network, where she wrote news features on topics relevant to college students. She is currently interning with Washington City Paper, writing about local news, arts, and culture.
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