RTNDA, SPJ Mull Joint Confab In 2011
July 17, 2009 at 4:00 PM (PT)
The RTNDA and SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS are discussing the possibility of holding a joint convention in the FALL of 2011. The convention, at a site yet to be determined, would be in addition to the annual RTNDA@NAB exhibition in LAS VEGAS in APRIL 2010 and the SPJ conventions in INDIANAPOLIS this AUGUST and in LAS VEGAS in the FALL of 2010.
"As our members are working with new partnerships across all media platforms, this is the time to cast off the old silos found in journalism conventions and bring working journalists of all kinds together, coordinating efforts and resources to reach the entire journalism community--broadcasters, print, and online. One convention would not only be efficient but also provide a platform for training, networking and collaboration on a greater scale," said TRNDA Chairman STACEY WOELFEL. "Our hope is that even more journalism organizations will see the value of the concept and decide to join us."
"We remain fully committed and engaged in every effort to make RTNDA@NAB 2010 a strong program for our members," said WOELFEL. "We are also looking forward to working with NAB and other journalism organizations on the next generation of a journalism-centered convention beyond 2010."
"This is an outstanding partnership for SPJ and we look forward to working with RTNDA on a great convention for members of both organizations and all journalists," SPJ President DAVE AEIKENS said. "Our goal is to put on the best professional development programs in the country while maintaining the traditions of both organizations."