NABJ 2012 Begins in New Orleans
Vice President Joe Biden scheduled to speak on first day of convention and career fair.
Vice President Joe Biden is speaking today at the 37th annual National Association of Black Journalist Convention & Career Fair in New Orleans, Louisiana.
On the first day of the five-day event, Biden will address over 2,500 journalists and media executives expected to attend this year. In the past, the likes of President George Bush, Colin Powell and President Obama have attended.
The official theme of the conference is "#NABJ12: New Platforms, New Directions. New Orleans." NABJ 2012 will have several panels and information sessions discussing the upcoming election, the media's coverage of Trayvon Martin's murder and the Supreme Court's challenge to President Obama's healthcare law.
The Loop 21 will also be front and center at the NABJ Convention appearing on various panels. Additionally, Loop 21 finished as a finalist in several categories.
Here they are below:
2012 Salute To Excellence Digital Media Finalists
You can follow what's happening at NABJ panels by following the #NABJ12 & #NABJ hashtags. Check out a few tweets from today so far: