Start your day energized as we prepare for a full day of networking and discussions about journalism.
DAV Career Fair
Meet with recruiters from top news outlets and J-Schools to learn about employment and educational opportunities. Exhibitors include: Spectrum News, CNN, NBCUniversal, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Reynolds Journalism Institute, FOX, CBS News, and the House Office of Diversity & Inclusion.Sponsored by Disabled American Veterans.
9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Raising the Voices of Military Spouses
The vast majority of Americans have no connection to a member of the nation’s all-volunteer force and, as a result, many newsrooms lack basic knowledge about the challenges and unique experiences of service members and their families. The stories we cover as journalists are often directly related to issues affecting the military community. Join a panel of top journalists and military spouses to discuss the push for more recruitment, awareness, and representation of military spouses in the nation's newsrooms.Sponsored by WBD Sports.
NBCUniversal News Group: Creating Connection Between Viewers and Vets
The NBCUniversal News Group is thrilled to partner with the Military Veterans in Journalism organization to share the stories and experiences of our military veterans. Join this panel featuring some of NBCUniversal’s top journalists as they discuss their experiences bridging the gap between civilian news viewers and military veteran issues. Don't miss this engaging conversation on fostering greater connectivity and inclusivity in news reporting.
Sponsored by NBCUniversal.
Workshop: Investigative Journalism with IRE
Join Adam Rhodes of IRE for an hour-long session on digital sleuthing!
Join us for the Day Two lunch buffet to enjoy some good food and network.
Landing Your Dream Job in the News
Join us for an engaging and informative panel discussion on the art of getting hired in the fast-paced world of journalism. Seasoned journalists and industry experts will share their insights and practical advice on how to stand out, make connections, and secure a rewarding career in journalism.
Shaping News Coverage of Disabilities
Delve into the critical topic of reporting on disabled veterans in this panel. Panelists will share their insights, experiences, and best practices in reporting on disability and disabled veterans.Sponsored by Disabled American Veterans.
Behind the Lens: Exploring Documentary Journalism
Join us for a deep dive discussion into the world of documentary journalism and production. Discover the art of visual storytelling and the unique challenges faced by documentary filmmakers. Panelists will share their insights and experiences and talk about the impact of documentaries in shedding light on important issues and creating lasting change.
Hear from this year's Keynote Speaker, Barbara Starr! Starr is a renowned journalist, Emmy award winning producer, former CNN Pentagon correspondent, and current Senior Fellow at USC Annenberg's Center on Communication Leadership & Policy. She is also a member of MVJ's Advisory Board, working to support veterans in journalism across the country.
Engage in a discussion about journalism with CeFaan Kim, an award-winning national broadcast journalist and former Army sergeant.
NBC Documentary Dinner
Enjoy food, drinks and a documentary film from award-winning filmmaker Richard Lui, on the topic that affects 100 million Americans – mental health. Watch three families bravely turn the corner, showing us the power of relearning how to love.