Aug 6, 2016
9:30 am - 11:00 am


If you’re going to be at the NABJ/NAHJ Joint Convention in DC, don’t miss out on New Ways DC. This workshop at 9:30 am Saturday, August 6 is another in NLGJA’s series of trainings on reporting on HIV and AIDS.

Be in the Know: HIV & AIDS, the African American & Latino Communities and Telling the Stories Going Untold

Health news can be confusing but one fact remains stubbornly true: African Americans and Latinos are disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS. Learn why people of color are behind in getting the closest thing to a cure the pharmaceutical industry has to offer. Join in the discussion with this panel of experts as we break down what this means for black and brown communities, the latest in statistics and resources, outreach, prevention, treatment and lessons from exemplary journalism that connect it all. Even if you don’t cover health as your main beat, you will come away with up-to-date facts, great data skills and a list of story ideas.


  • Sharif Durhams, Homepage Editor, The Washington Post


  • Djibril Diallo, Regional Director, Western and Central Africa, UNAIDS
  • Oriol Gutierrez, Editor-in-Chief, POZ Magazine
  • Venton Jones, Program Officer, LGBT Health & Wellness Initiatives, National Black Justice Coalition
  • Cleo Manago, Founder and CEO, Black Men’s Xchange National

This workshop is made possible with the support of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Partnering Together to Act Against AIDS.

If you’re not going to the full convention, one-day registration for the Saturday of the workshop is available online through next Wednesday and on site at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.

Please join us for the workshop and encourage those you know attending the convention to check it out.