Going to NABJ in Las Vegas

Thursday morning at 5:20 a.m. I’m leaving for Las Vegas for the 32nd annual convention of the National Association of Black Journalists.

I’ll be there until Saturday morning, and am really looking forward to the NABJ convention. I’m going to be with Dorothy McConnell from Mayo Clinic’s Human Resources department; we have an exhibit booth giving information about working at Mayo Clinic, especially in our department of Public Affairs.

My team works with National Media and New Media for Mayo Clinic, so I hope to get to visit with people who might be interested in making the jump to media relations, and to networking with journalists who are and will be covering health care news.

Fortune magazine has named Mayo among the Top 100 best places to work for a few years. I can vouch for that, and I think what my team gets to do is particularly interesting, communicating about the latest medical advances and helping to provide quality health information for consumers.

NABJ Las Vegas
I’ve put my picture above, so if you see me, stop and say hi.

For those interested in following the event, the NABJ Breaking News blog will have highlights, and students also are maintaining a fun site, ISpyVegas: Word on the Strip. I’d love to meet with Aaron Morrison or Renita Burns to talk about how they’re using social media in connection with the convention, and what kinds of social networking sites they find useful and helpful.

I hope to do a few posts while I’m there, too.

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Author: Lee Aase

Husband of one, father of six, grandfather of 13. Chancellor Emeritus, SMUG. By day I'm the Director of the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network. Whatever I say here is my personal opinion, and doesn't reflect the positions of my employer.

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