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NLGJA Announces 2014 Aarons and Longcope Scholarship Winners

For Immediate Release: October 7, 2014 Media Contact: Bach Polakowski 202-588-9888 or bach@nlgja.orgWashington, D.C. -- The Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship and Kay Longcope Scholarship are awarded each year to deserving students who are dedicated to furthering NLGJA's mission of fostering fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues.The 2014 recipient of the Leroy F.... read more.

Letter to the leadership of the Star Tribune

To the leadership of the Star Tribune,I am writing you today on behalf the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association. We are nonprofit organization made up of journalists, media professionals and supporters. Our mission is to ensure fair and accurate coverage of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities. I am reaching out to you because of the attention you've... read more.

Submit Your Session Proposals for the 2015 Convention

Proposal submissions are open for Coming Home, the 2015 National Convention & LGBT Media Summit.NLGJA Is seeking experienced journalists, media professionals and educators to plan and execute training sessions at the 2015 convention. Submit your ideas today.... read more.

Mark Your Calendars: DATELINE:DC on November 20th

NLGJA looks forward to you joining us for DATELINE:DC 2014 on November 20.This national benefit fuels our work for fair and accurate coverage of the LGBT community and issues.Don’t miss this great evening of drinks, tasty treats, networking and presentation of this year’s NLGJA Randy Shilts Award for LGBT Coverage to Diane Rehm, renowned public radio host and winner of many honors and accolades... read more.

Help us Shape Future Conventions

If you attended the National Convention or LGBT Media Summit, we want your feedback. Please take a moment to tell us your thoughts on this year’s programming.Send us your feedback!The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete. Your responses will help us shape future... read more.

Communications and Marketing Intern

Compensation: Unpaid InternshipHours: Minimum of 16 hours, but 32 hours per week preferred. Flexible schedule.SummaryFounded in 1990, National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) is an organization of journalists, media professionals, educators and students working from within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues. NLGJA has been a beacon for LGBT... read more.

NLGJA Leaders: Introducing the Board of Directors for 2014 and Beyond

Washington, D.C. – The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association is pleased to announce we've added one new member to the board of directors and seven who renewed their commitment to serve. With a recent election and appointment, the national board consists of 14 individuals who represent the organization’s geographic, professional and individual diversity.The association will continue... read more.

NLGJA Recognizes 2014 Excellence in Journalism Award Winners and Hall of Fame Inductees

For Release: September 5, 2014Media Contact: Bach Polakowski202-588-9888 or Washington, D.C. – The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association  presented the organization's Excellence in Journalism Awards at its annual convention, August 21-25, in Chicago. The convention included an Awards Reception, which honored Hall of Fame... read more.

Behind the Scenes: RRTF reached out to ESPN's leaders about coverage of Michael Sam.

No one is surprised that the sports media has been paying a lot of attention to Michael Sam. As he is just a week away from potentially becoming the first out gay player in the National Football League, his preseason performance and the chances of him making the St. Louis Rams' final roster are big news. But when ESPN reporter Josina Anderson reported Tuesday on Michael Sam's... read more.

A Conversation with Jason Collins

ESPN NBA editor Kevin Arnovitz will have a conversation with the first NBA star to come out while still playing the game. Jason Collins will talk about his experience with the media and his experience coming out in the major leagues. Lunch is provided.