Friday, August 31, 2007
Greetings from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association 2007 convention!
I am blogging live from Westin Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego where the NLGJA convention has been in full swing for the second day. The plenaries and breakout sessions never fail to please with topics such as blogging vs. reporting, gay media covering gay news, and the 40th anniversary of The Advocate to keep all attendees excited about the annual LGBT Media Summitt on Thursday, followed by the general convention when our cohorts from mainstream media joined us today.
In addition to new board members, NLGJA has a new executive director. David Barre, formerly with Greenpeace and the National Minority AIDS Council, looks forward to moving NLGJA into the future, meeting and exceeding membership goals including extra efforts to recruit women and people of color.
With many so many topics and photos, I will have to wait until I return to Tennessee to make a full report, but in the meantime I will post snippets periodically.
Look for them in your inbox!