Loading Events

Level Up with NBCU Academy’s All Day Journalism Workshop

Are you interested in learning from America’s leading news organization? NBCU Academy is a premiere journalism and content creation training program that will help you learn new skills and grow your career. Advancing excellence in journalism, media and tech, NBCU Academy convenes the best and brightest team of world class journalists from NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC and Telemundo News. Our exclusive workshop experience will offer insights into how we produce for network news, cable, digital, streaming, local and beyond. We are looking for innovative, energetic and intensely curious journalists interested in taking their craft to the next level.

What should I expect?
Conversations with NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC News NOW, Noticias Telemundo, NBC Local and Telemundo Local professionals to identify the most effective tools to improve your storytelling skills.

Who should apply?
Our workshops are ideal for attendees who are:

  • Registered to attend the 2024 NAHJ conference
  • On-air talent looking to move into a new market
  • Skilled journalists interested in new media
  • Strongly interested in writing, editing and producing

NBCU Academy Workshops

Thursday, July 11, 2024

Location: Loews Hollywood Solano Room

Speakers to be announced


9:30AM-12:00PM PST
NBCU Academy Storytelling Workshop: When Is It Reportable?


12:30PM-1:30PM PST
Panel:  Beyond Immigration: The Issues Driving Latino Voters in 2024


1:45PM-3:00PM PST
Multimedia Workshop:  Leveling Up Your News Story


3:15PM-4:30PM PST
Panel: Using Your Social Media Feed to Report

Apply by June 27

CNBC Business News Media Lab: How to Take Your Story From Byline to Broadcast and Beyond

Friday July 12, 2024

Location: Loews Hollywood Solano Room


10:00AM-11:30AM PST

Journalists are asked to do more with less these days, including sharing highlights of your coverage with wider audiences across multiple platforms – on-air, digital or social. CNBC is here is teach you strategies to maximize your reach and your resume.

In this exclusive, invitation-only, interactive session, CNBC’s newsroom leaders will share tips, techniques and tactics for successfully pitching, preparing, and presenting business news stories on camera across multiple platforms.

To request an invitation, send your resume to [email protected].

  • Panelists:
    • Mary Duffy – CNBC Vice President, Strategic Talent Development & Senior Executive Producer
    • Jason Gewirtz – CNBC Vice President, News
    • Bertha Coombs – CNBC Senior Health Care Reporter
    • EB Cordova – CNBC.com Deputy Managing Editor
    • Ellen Egeth – CNBC Assistant Managing Editor
    • Brandon Gomez – CNBC “Squawk on the Street” Segment Producer & Reporter, “Spirits & Fitness”
    • Patty Martell – CNBC “Halftime Report” Supervising Producer
    • AJ Vielma – CNBC “The Exchange” Senior Line Producer
    • Lisa Villalobos – CNBC “Closing Bell” Senior Executive Producer

Apply by June 27

NBCU Academy Script Doctor

Friday July 12, 2024

Location: Loews Hollywood Nichols Room


10AM-12:00PM PST

Script writing is the very foundation of journalism—a well written script has the ability to elevate reporting to new heights. It is also an art in need of constant revitalization and renewal—even from the most seasoned writers. Please join us in a conversation with NBCU News Group leaders and journalists.

  • Janelle Rodriguez, NBC News Executive Vice President of Programming
  • Tom Llamas, Host of “Top Story” on NBC News NOW & NBC News Senior National Correspondent
  • Ignacio Torres, Senior Planning Producer, “Top Story” on NBC News Now

After a panel discussion, you will have an opportunity to have your own scripts reviewed by our own local news directors.

Please RSVP  “YES – NAHJ”  by June 27, 2024 at [email protected] to attend panel. Space limited. RSVP required for entry.

If you would like to be considered for our script review session with our local news directors, please make sure to reply “YES – NAHJ” with a package script attached. Please also let us know if you would like your script reviewed in English or Spanish.

Apply by June 27

Lessons in Leadership Workshop

Friday July 12, 2024

Location: Loews Hollywood Solano Room


1:00PM-3:00PM PST

Looking to take your leadership skills to the next level? Learn ways to activate your influence on content creation and company culture. This interactive workshop will give you a window into how top leaders think and provide insights on how to problem solve for real-world challenges. No matter your goals, you need leadership skills to navigate newsrooms and advance your career. NBCU News Group executives will offer their best advice on how to lead and succeed.

  • Moderator: Alicia Menendez, MSNBC’s “The Weekend” Co-Host
  • Panelists:
    • José Cancela, Telemundo Station Group President
    • Yvette Miley, NBCU News Group Executive Vice President, DEI
    • Omnika Thompson, NBCU News Group Executive Editor, DEI & NBCU Academy
    • Essa Yip, NBCU News Group Managing Editor, DEI & NBCU Academy

Apply by June 27

Telemundo Media Lab

Friday July 12, 2024

Location: Loews Hollywood Nichols Room


2:30PM-5:00PM PST

Researchers predict that one of every three Americans will be a Spanish-speaker by 2050. Telemundo’s national and local news teams are doubling down on our existing work to prepare the next generation of journalists to help meet the needs of growing Hispanic communities. Receive one-on-one coaching from Telemundo executives and anchors, including KVEA Anchor Dunia Elvir, KBLR Anchor Martha Saldaña and Telemundo Station Group EVP of News & Programming Osvaldo “Ozzie” Martínez. You will be required to present a news package, preferably in Spanish, that you have already worked on to our team of coaches. Apply now and reserve your rinconcito with Telemundo!

  • Coaches:
    • Dunia Elvir, KVEA & Telemundo 52 Los Angeles Anchor
    • Martha Saldaña, KBLR Telemundo Las Vegas Anchor
    • Ozzie Martinez, Telemundo Station Group and NBCU Local EVP of Multiplatform News 

Apply now