Schedule

AT-A-GLANCE SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Registration
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Native Public Media Radio Intensive hosted by NPM
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Audio Storytelling Workshop at NPR
Visual Storytelling Workshop at NPR
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Panel: Empowering Communities, One Story at a Time
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
PR: Pitch With Purpose
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunchtime Feature: Cherokee Nation's OyslyoTV and Building A Digital Strategy
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Covering Money in Politics
FOIA – Challenge
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Your Tribe Is Your Brand
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Opening Ceremony & Reception: Nation to Nation: A Discussion About Treaties for Journalists

FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Registration
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Important Opportunities with the Office of Native Affairs and Policy at the FCC
NAJA Board Candidates Forum
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Career Fair/Expo
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Morning Plenary: Year of Youth
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Exclusive: Coffee Break
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon: Celebrating Students of the Native American Journalism Fellowship
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Behind the Scenes at Bloomberg BNA
Elections 2016 and Tracking Spending In Your State Part 1
Native Stories, National Audience: Pitching, Shooting and Producing for NBC Nightly News
2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Indigenous U.S.
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Elections 2016 and Tracking Spending In Your State Part 2
3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Advance Your Career With a Journalism Fellowship
Energy In Indian Country
Getting It Right: Ethics, Social Media and 24/7

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Data to Make a Difference: How to Use the KIDS COUNT Data Center
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
NPR Reception and Building Tour

SATURDAY, JULY 11, 2015
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
National Native Media Conference Annual Run/Walk
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Registration
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Learn Code Basics
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
NAJA Board Election
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Career Fair/Expo
10:00 a.m.– 11:30 a.m.
Morning Plenary: Mascots and Media
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch On Own
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Justice In Indian Country In-Depth
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Broadcast from Anywhere!
Culture Matters: Best Practices for Science and Health Reporting In Indian Country
Making Sense of Government: Find Meaningful Stories That Impact Native Lives

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Exhibitors Exclusive! Coffee Break
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Going on Air With FNX | First Nations Experience
Indigenous Language Broadcasting
The Native How-To for Better Health News
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
NAJA Silent Auction Benefit for NAJA's Scholarship Fund
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Media Awards Banquet

SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2015
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
NAJA Membership Meeting and Closing Breakfast

 

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2015

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Native Public Media Radio Intensive
Potomac 1 | Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Presented by Native Public Media

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Audio Storytelling Workshop at NPR
NPR, 111 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Instructor: Rolando Arrieta
Visual Storytelling Workshop at NPR
NPR, 111 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Instructor: John Poole

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Panel: Empowering Communities, One Story at a Time
Potomac 2 | Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Room 356 | 555 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
PR: Pitch With Purpose
Potomac 3 | Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Instructor: Leonda Levchuk

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Feature: Cherokee Nation's OslyoTV and Building A Digital Strategy
Regency Ballroom AB | Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Speaker: Amanda Clinton

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Covering Money In Politics
Potomac 2 | Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Moderator: Eliza Carney

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Your Tribe Is Your Brand
Potomac 4 | Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Speakers: Jennifer Bell, John VanPool

FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Important Opportunities with the Office of Native Affairs and Policy at the FCC
Potomac 3 | Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Speakers: Geoffrey Blackwell, Irene Flannery

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Morning Plenary: Year of Youth
Regency Ballroom AB | Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Speakers: The Honorable Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Director of the Bureau of Indian Education Dr. Charles "Monty" Roessel, Rory Taylor, Mark Trahant

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon: Celebrating Students of the Native American Journalism Fellowship
Regency Ballroom AB | Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Panelists: Dr. Charles "Monty" Roessel Moderator: Darren Brown

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Native Stories, National Audience: Pitching, Shooting & Producing for NBC Nightly News
Potomac 1 | Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Speaker: Chiara Sottile

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Elections 2016 and Tracking Spending In Your State. Part 1
Potomac 4 | Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Speakers: Eve Byron, Pete Quist

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Behind the Scenes at Bloomberg BNA
Bloomberg BNA, 1801 S. Bell Street, Arlington, VA 22202
Presented by Bloomberg BNA

2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Indigenous U.S.
Regency Ballroom AB | Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Speakers: Jonathan Fox, Mark Hugo Lopez, Jacqueline Pata, Ray Suarez Moderator: Suzanne Gamboa

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Elections 2016 and Tracking Spending In Your State. Part 2
Potomac 4 | Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Speakers: Eve Byron, Pete Quist

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Energy In Indian Country
Potomac 3 | Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Speakers: Brian Howard, Dean Scott Moderator: Tara Gatewood

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Getting It Right: Ethics, Social Media and 24/7 News
Potomac 1 | Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Speaker: Steve Geimann, past president of SPJ and editor at Bloomberg News

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Advance Your Career With a Journalism Fellowship
Potomac 2 | Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Speakers: Tom Arviso, Jr., Joshua Benton, Birgit Rieck

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Data to Make a Difference: How to Use the KIDS COUNT Data Center
Regency Ballroom AB | Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Speakers: Sue Lin Chong and Florencia Gutierrez (Annie E. Casey Foundation)

SATURDAY, JULY 11, 2015

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
National Native Media Conference Annual Run/Walk
Join us for an early morning 5K run/walk along the Potomac River on the scenic Mt. Vernon Trail. Organizers will be in the hotel lobby starting at 7 a.m. Participants get a souvenir NAJA T-shirt. Cost: $15.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Learn Code Basics
Potomac 2 | Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Speakers: Paul Beccio

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Journalism, Sports and Speech: The Dilemma of the Washington NFL Team Name
Regency Ballroom AB | Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Speakers: Mark Mammot, Tristan Ahtone, Suzan Shown Harjo, Christine Haight Farley, Stephen Baird Moderator: Keith Woods

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Justice In Indian Country In-Depth
Regency Ballroom AB | Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Speaker: Sari Horwitz

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Broadcast from Anywhere!
Potomac 2 | Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Speakers: Shyanne Beatty, Nola Daves Moses, Charles Sather

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Culture Matters: Best Practices for Science and Health Reporting in Indian Country
Potomac 3 | Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Speakers: Christie Aschwanden, Cynthia-Lou Coleman, PhD, Terri Hansen

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Going on Air With FNX | First Nations Experience
Potomac 4 | Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Speakers: Frank Blanquet, Terria Smith

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Native How-To for Better Health News
Potomac 2 | Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Speakers: Teresa Lamsam, Deb Krol, Dr. Robert Logan and Kris Rhodes

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Indigenous Language Broadcasting
Potomac 3 | Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Speaker: Shannon Avison