by Joe Siegel
Over 350 journalists, media professionals, and news executives will gather for the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association’s (NLGJA) annual convention from September 8 through 11. This year’s event will be at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Miami Beach.
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The convention’s opening reception will be held on the evening of Thursday, September 8. It will feature Jess Cagle, editor in chief of People Magazine, and Henry Goldblatt, editor in chief of Entertainment Weekly, and Neda Ulaby of NPR.
Another plenary session will be “Tragedy in Orlando: Making Sense of the Senseless
.” It will feature a discussion about the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, and will be moderated by Jeff Truesdell, a member of the NLGJA Board of Directors and a writer at People Magazine.
Some of the other features of the convention include a Women’s Networking Dinner, an Author’s Cafe that includes a book signing, and opportunities for professional development at the Career and Community Expo.
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