The Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association

Register for 30th annual Journalism Opportunities Conference


The 2008 CCNMA Journalism Opportunities Conference is co-sponsored by the Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), the Black Journalists Assn. of Southern California (BJASC) and the USC Annenberg School of Journalism.  The conference and job fair is open to all students and professionals, regardless of race or ethnicity. The Job Fair is now a 2-day event. The Saturday session has been cancelled because of poor attendance. It will be held on  October 9-10, 2008 at  Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.                          

Students eligible to participate in the job fair must be college sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students.  Professionals may have any length of experience. Job interviews will be walk-ups only, although some recruiters may schedule their own appointments.  Not all recruiters will be at the job fair both days. Friday is usually the busier day.

OPERATING HOURS of the Job Fair will be:

THURSDAY:  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed noon – 2 p.m. for lunch

FRIDAY:  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed noon – 2 p.m. for lunch


Registration will be at the South Galeria and opens at 8 a.m. on Thursday and Friday.

Interviews will be held in the Regency Room.


An opening welcome and a plenary session will be held Friday morning, followed by workshops on resume writing and on video tape critiques.  Other workshops may be added.


Coffee and tea will be provided each morning. Registration includes one ticket each for the Friday luncheon and evening reception. No meals will be provided on other days.  The Friday evening reception will be held at historic Olvera Street. Transportation to Olvera Street is not provided.


Validated parking is available at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel for $20 a day valet or $8.50 a day at the Pershing Square parking garage on South Olive Street .


Members in good standing of CCNMA, AAJA or BJASC receive a discount on pre-registration fees.  However, registration fees after the pre-registration deadline and on-site registration are the same, regardless of group membership.

For more information contact CCNMA at (213) 437-4408 or email at

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