Ida B. Wells Society co-founder and global investigations editor at AP, Ron Nixon, will be presenting at the Asian American Journalists Association National Conference. The convention this year will take place on a virtual platform from August 24-28. This year’s theme is “Proudly Looking Back, Boldly Moving Forward”— grounding journalism and its future in decades of leadership development and community building. It was also announced that WarnerMedia would be the presenting sponsor for the conference. With its founding in 1981, this year marks AAJA’s 40th anniversary as an organization.
The conference will include training, networking and community-building opportunities for attendees. Nixon will be presenting on”How to Do Investigations on Your Beat.”Training attendees will hear how to uncover data-driven and accountability stories on any beat. He’ll also discuss how to manage time between investigative projects and other assignments, how to do quick turnaround investigations and other practical strategies for doing investigative reporting while on any beat.
Registration for this year’s conference is open and the early bird deadline is July 31. Regular registration closes August 21 and AAJA memberships must be purchased 24 hours before the deadline in order to access membership rates. Registration rates and information can be found here.