Registration is open for Trivia Bowl

Have YOU registered yet-Registration is now open for our annual Trivia Bowl fundraiser. Join us for an evening of food, competition and fun! Put your knowledge to the test to see who has the smartest crew in D.C. You can assemble your own team of 8 players, or we can group you in one on the night of the event. All money raised at the event benefits key AAJA-D.C. programs, including scholarships and training programs. Tickets ($45 individual, $350 for a table of 8) include dinner and non-alcoholic drinks. Questions begin promptly at 6 p.m. Raffle prizes available. Space will be limited — so make sure to register ASAP.


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Apply for AAJA-DC convention stipend application

AAJA-D.C. is offering two stipends for local members (one professional and one student) to help defray the cost of attending the annual convention this summer. Register by June 30 for the pre-registration discount rates: $325 for professional members and $150 for students. The deadline to apply for a stipend is July 5.

Must be an AAJA member in good standing, registered with AAJA’s DC chapter.

Please submit your materials by Sunday, July 5, at 5 p.m. Winners will be required to contribute a minimum of 4 hours of volunteer time to AAJA-DC before the end of the conference.

Apply here.

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D.C. Journalism Job Fair on March 21

January 21, 2015

Chapter Members,

We, the Washington, D.C. chapter presidents of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Asian American Journalists Association, the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Washington Association of Black Journalists, are pleased to announce our 2nd annual joint job fair.

The Washington, D.C. Area Journalism Job Fair hosted by Georgetown University’s Master’s in Journalism Program will be held Saturday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Washington. Doors close at 1:30 p.m.

The job fair will take place at the Georgetown Downtown campus, located at 640 Massachusetts Ave. NW, just two blocks from the Gallery Place Metro Station.

We confirmed four people were hired from our job fair last year. This year, we are adding registration deadlines. This will give us a better understanding of how many of you will attend the job fair. Once again, you will have access to meet with hiring managers here in D.C. and beyond.

Our early-bird registration fee is $10. You can register beginning Monday, January 26. Registration is $15 beginning Monday, March 2 –Friday, March 13. We encourage you to register online. You can still register on-site for a fee of $20.

We also need your help securing recruiters. In the next few days, we will request that you ask your employer to recruit at the fair. The early-bird special for a table is $100 from now until Sunday, February 1. Registration is $150 beginning Monday, February 2 – Sunday, March 1. Last-Call is $200 which is March 2 – March 6. We will strictly follow these deadlines. We encourage you to have your employer register early. We will send a letter you can give to your hiring manager or human resources representative. Thanks for your help!


Melissa Macaya
President, NAHJ D.C.

Donna Walker
President, WABJ

Curtis Tate
President, NLGJA D.C.

Seung Min Kim
President, AAJA D.C.

Julie Asher
President, SPJ D.C. Pro

To register:

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Board meeting: Feb. 1 at 3 p.m.

Members of the AAJA-DC Board will meet at 3 p.m. Feb. 1. Members are invited to attend; e-mail Seung-Min Kim (seungmin(dot) kim1 (at) gmail (dot) com) for details if you are interested in coming.

Want to join the AAJA-DC Board? Several positions are open for the new term, which began Jan. 1: vice president-print, vice president-broadcast and community liaison. Please e-mail Seung-Min Kim . All open positions are two-year terms, except for community liaison, which is currently a one-year term. Click here for descriptions of the open positions.

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