Thursday, September 03, 2015

Houston journalism conference - NewsGathering: Diversity in the Digital Age

Join Mike McGuff at "NewsGathering: Diversity in the Digital Age," Oct. 3rd, Rice University

I will be presenting the topic "Creating Your Brand Through the Power of Social Media." Hope to see you there!

More from the release:

Join us Oct. 3, 2015, for a day-long journalism conference: NewsGathering: Diversity in the Digital Age, in the Grand Hall of the Rice Memorial Center. Rice University’s Multicultural Community Affairs will join forces with seven journalism advocacy groups to create this first-ever event that promises to deliver pertinent and practical information about the current affairs of journalism for future journalists and

The associations represented are the Houston Association of Hispanic Media Professionals (HAHMP), the Houston Association of Black Journalists (HABJ), the Asian-American Journalism Association, (AAJA), the Houston Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and El Gato Media Network (EGMN).

The conference will offer 10 professional workshops, several student workshops, a career development clinic, and 38 panelists and presenters, such as Pulitzer Prize-winning Chronicle columnist, Lisa Falkenberg, Bill Balleza, Miya Shay, Art Rascon, Jerome Solomon, Aurora Losada, Dianne Solis, Nakia Cooper, Minerva Perez,
Rebecca Briscoe, Monica Rhor and Lomi Kriel. Falkenberg is to deliver the luncheon keynote speech. We will offer a continental breakfast, lunch and a pre-conference reception on Oct. 2nd. Attendance is free, but registration is required.


  1. McGuff, will this be live streamed online ?

  2. Where are all of the white people?

    1. In the Houston Press Club and the Society for Professional Journalists

  3. Why are they even having this? What's the point? There is very little journalism left in news. I feel woefully uninformed about the important things in the world around me, but boy, if I want to find out what's going on with the Kardashians, all I have to do is turn on my TV. Newsfix anyone? WTF is going on with our legislators? Beats me! Our governor doesn't believe there is such a thing as mental illness, the Texas attorney general is under indictment for fraud and still has his job? And all we get nightly DOG STORIES on the local news and Kardshian style crap everywhere?


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