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MANY OF THE NATION'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS MEDIA OUTLETS TO RECRUIT LESBIAN AND GAY JOURNALISTS AT UNPRECEDENTED JOB FAIR

 Record Attendance Expected at National Lesbian and Gay Journalists
 Association National Convention Sept. 10-12
 NEW YORK, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Many of the nation's largest and most prestigious media outlets will be actively recruiting lesbian and gay journalists next month during an unprecedented job fair held in conjunction with the second annual convention of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA).
 The following major newspapers and broadcast media outlets are among those participating in the historic job fair being held Sept. 10 at the Grand Hyatt in New York: ABC News; Associated Press; Associated Press Broadcast Services; The Dallas Morning News; Detroit Free Press; Gannett Co. Inc.; The Hartford Courant; Los Angeles Times; The Miami Herald; NBC News; The New York Times; Newsday; The Philadelphia Daily News; The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Washington Post.
 Media outlets are continuing to register for the job fair which will reach a diverse and talented pool of print and broadcast journalists from across the country.
 "It's encouraging to see many of the nation's most prestigious media outlets recruiting lesbian and gay journalists as a key component of their diversity efforts," said Mark Calvey, NLGJA Job Fair chairperson and an assistant business editor at The Charlotte Observer. "At the first event of its kind, the nation's leading media companies are coming together under one roof to meet and interview a talented pool of lesbian and gay prospective employees," Calvey said.
 More than 600 lesbian and gay journalists from around the nation are expected to attend the second annual NLGJA convention, which kicks off Sept. 10 with the job fair and a welcoming reception sponsored by New York Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.
 The convention, which runs Sept. 10 through Sept. 12, will feature several prominent speakers, including network news anchors Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather; Robert MacNeil of the MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour; Judy Woodruff of CNN; Deb Price, syndicated columnist with The Detroit News; and Jeffrey Schmalz, assistant national editor of The New York Times.
 Several breakout panel sessions will be held during the convention. The closing event, titled "The View from the Top," will feature a panel discussion with Oakland Tribune Editor Pearl Stewart; Des Moines Register Editor Geneva Overholser; Detroit News Editor/Publisher Robert Giles; and Associated Press Executive Editor William Ahearn.
 "The attendance at this year's national convention is expected to top 600 -- more than double the number who attended our first convention last year in San Francisco," said Doug Kight, spokesperson for the NLGJA convention. "Lesbian and gay journalists from throughout the country can still register to attend this year's exciting convention," Kight said.
 Registration fees for the convention are $125 for NLGJA members; $170 for non-members and $50 for students. To register, send your name, address, phone number, media affiliation, title and check or money order payable to NLGJA to: NLGJA Conference, 8528 Bradford Blvd., Silver Spring, MD. 20901.
 For reservations at the convention hotel, contact the Grand Hyatt in New York at 212-883-1234, or 800-228-9000. Discount airfares are available through Piedmont Travel, the convention's official travel agent. Contact Piedmont Travel at 510-339-7266, or 800-762-5885.
 Media outlets wishing to participate in the job fair can register, for a $200 fee, by contacting Calvey at 704-347-3663.
 The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association is a non-profit educational and networking organization of lesbian and gay journalists. The San Francisco-based organization has local chapters in Alaska, Atlanta, Chicago, Michigan, Minnesota, New England, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina/South Carolina, Northern California, Pacific Northwest, Philadelphia, South Florida, Southern California, Texas and Washington.
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 /CONTACT: Mark Calvey, 704-347-3663 (job fair), or Doug Kight, 212-245-2651 (convention), both of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association/


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