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Loews Atlanta Hotel

1065 Peachtree Street Northeast

Atlanta, GA 30309

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People of color need better representation in media. Let's make it happen.

REPRESENT is a day-long program is for creators of color and their allies in news and entertainment media. Top media professionals lead hands-on workshops and real-talk discussions on how to bring diverse stories to a broad audience. With sessions on building a podcast audience, promoting visuals on Instagram, strategy, creating your personal brand online and leadership. Lunch is included.

This event includes an exclusive advance screening of AMC’s “The Terror: Infamy” and a panel discussion with lead actor Derek Mio, actor/consultant George Takei and showrunner Alexander Woo.

Important Note: REPRESENT is open to the general public. It is also included as part of full professional and student convention registrations to the 2019 AAJA national convention. If you are already registered for the convention, you MUST Email support@aaja.org to RSVP. Thursday and Friday convention day passes do not include REPRESENT.


Schedule (subject to change)



10am—10:30am

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Opening Ceremony (Details TBA)



10:45am—12pm

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Stay Real, But Hustle, Workshop
How to stay true to your creative vision while strategizing and finding the right supporters and collaborators. (Facilitators TBA)



10:45am—12pm

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It's All About the Visuals, Panel Discussion
How to turn your passion for visuals into a thriving career and a must-follow Instagram account.

  • Rod Mar, Team Photographer for the NFL's Seattle Seahawks, Nikon Ambassador, @rodmarphoto
    Mar is an acclaimed
    photographer whose career spans 25 years who also shoots for editorial and commercial clients worldwide including Sports Illustrated, ESPN, The Player’s Tribune, NBC Sports, Major League Soccer and others. He maintains the popular “Eye on the Hawks” photoblog on the seahawks.com website, where he documents the team from behind-the-scenes in the locker room to the playing field, team charters and everything in-between. Mar is an acclaimed photographer whose career spans 25 years who also shoots for editorial and commercial clients worldwide including Sports Illustrated, ESPN, The Player’s Tribune, NBC Sports, Major League Soccer and others. He maintains the popular “Eye on the Hawks” photoblog on the seahawks.com website, where he documents the team from behind-the-scenes in the locker room to the playing field, team charters and everything in-between.

  • Brandon Butler, VP, Solutions at Dagger, Executive Director of Butter.ATL, @butter.atl
    Akili-Casundria Ramsess is a Pulitzer-winning picture editor and former director of photography. She has worked at publications including the Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, Atlanta Journal & Constitution the San Jose Mercury News, and the Orlando Sentinel. Her numerous awards include NPPA’s Best of Photography,(BOP), Photography of the Year, (POYi) and Society of News Design picture editing awards.

  • Akili-Casundria Ramsess, Executive Director of the National Press Photographers Association @EyeAkili
    Akili-Casundria Ramsess is a Pulitzer-winning picture editor and former director of photography. She has worked at publications including the Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, Atlanta Journal & Constitution the San Jose Mercury News, and the Orlando Sentinel. Her numerous awards include NPPA’s Best of Photography,(BOP), Photography of the Year, (POYi) and Society of News Design picture editing awards.




12pm—12:30pm

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Boxed Lunch Pickup, Break
Boxed lunch included in the price of admission.



12:30pm—1:30pm

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Rise Up: Becoming a Media Boss as a Woman of Color, Panel
Nonwhite women leaders in media, arts and entertainment talk about the challenges of being taken seriously and taking on leadership roles in the context of gender and race, diversity as a second job, strategies for surviving in the workplace and more.

  • Condace Pressley, Director of Community and Public Affairs, Cox Media Group @condo29
    Pressley is a proven leader and award-winning journalist with decades of experience in broadcasting and community service. In her current role, Condace Pressley leads CMG Atlanta's community efforts across media platforms including WSB TV, the Atlanta Journal Constitution and CMG Atlanta's four radio stations. She is a 2019 inductee to the Georgia Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame; a 2016 career achievement inductee into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame; a 2016 graduate of Leadership Atlanta; and a Centennial class honoree of The University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

  • Jovita Moore, Anchor, Channel 2 Action News @jovitamoore
    Moore is an Emmy award-winning journalist who anchors the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WSB-TV. Her previous stations include WMC-TV in Memphis, Tenn. and KFSM in Fayetteville and Fort Smith, Ark. She is a member of Leadership Atlanta's Class of 2007, a member of Outstanding Atlanta's Class of 2004, and was featured on the 2007 list of 40 Under 40 by Georgia Trend Magazine, and was selected as one of Jezebel Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful. She holds a Master's of Science Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont. The native New Yorker is proud to call Atlanta home.



12:30pm—1:30pm

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I Really Pitched That: What it took to successfully pitch my long-shot idea, Talk
Some of the wildest passion projects can become viral sensations that resonate with more audiences than imaginable. Digital strategist and screenwriter
William Yu created the #StarringJohnCho campaign in 2016 to show what it would look like if today's Hollywood blockbusters cast an Asian American actor. Two years after Yu launched his social movement, actor John Cho became a leading man in the 2018 movie "Searching." Yu talks about what it takes to launch his initiative and how you can use research to advance the cause of increasing representation of people of color in TV and film.


  • William Yu, creator of #StarringJohnCho, @its_willyu
    Yu's Shorty Award-winning #StarringJohnCho campaign used Photoshop to insert actor John Cho into hit Hollywood films in order to spark a global conversation about Asian American representation in media. As a former Senior Strategist at Giant Spoon, Adweek’s 2018 Breakthrough Advertising Agency of the Year, Yu helped clients like Paramount, Netflix, and Absolut build meaningful connections with their audiences and create ideas that make impactful dents on culture.



1:45pm—3pm

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Power to the Podcaster: Finding your audience in a crowded field, Workshop
Podcasting is a powerful way for people with diverse views and experience and limited funds to tell the kinds of stories that are too often ignored. The trouble is, creating a podcast is easy. Finding an audience is hard. Our experienced group of facilitators will give you tips and tricks of the trade and give you small-group advice on how to make your podcast a success.

  • Floyd Hall, Media Strategist, Cultural Producer, Writer and Documentarian
    Hall has produced over 700 podcast episodes covering Art, Pop Culture, Fashion, Sports, and Technology, and has worked with several arts-related organizations in the Atlanta area, including Woodruff Arts Center/High Museum, Flux Projects, ArtsATL, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art and WonderRoot. He holds a BS in Mathematics from Morehouse College, a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and an MBA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.

  • Angeline Hartmann, Media Director, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, podcast host of "INSIDE CRIME with Angeline Hartmann," @angeline_hartmann
    An Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist, Hartmann has advocated for crime victims and their families for two decades. In 2013, she began working at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, helping families find their missing loved ones. In her previous role as a correspondent and producer for the iconic television show “America’s Most Wanted,” Angeline worked closely with law enforcement agencies across the country, profiling their most dangerous fugitives and unsolved cases. She is currently a contributing crime analyst on several national television shows.

  • Christine Lee, Atlanta-based Music Journalist, Co-host of WABE and PRX's Bottom of the Map, @minaannlee
    Lee writes about hip-hop, with a focus on how it molds Atlanta’s cultural identity and impacts pop culture at large. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Billboard, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Pitchfork, and Complex. Her new podcast with Dr. Regina N. Bradley is a passionate exploration of Southern hip-hop culture and its impact on the world.
  • Sean Powers, Georgia Public Broadcasting, Director of Podcasting, @seanpowersgpb
    As GPB's first director of podcasting, Powers' projects include the station's popular The Credits about the state's multi-billion dollar entertainment industry; The Bitter Southerner Podcast about southern culture; and The Troy Davis Project, an audio play about Davis, who was executed in Georgia in 2011 amid controversy over his innocence. His reporting has earned him a dozen Associated Press awards, two regional Edward R. Murrow awards, five national PRNDI awards, honors from the Atlanta Press Club, and recognition from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters.



    1:45pm—3pm

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    How to Build Your Professional Brand Online, Workshop
    Whether you're a budding journalist, a freelancer, or seasoned veteran, you need a professional brand that distinguishes you and your work from the crowd. In this interactive discussion and workshop, you'll learn how to create an online portfolio using WordPress.com in less than an hour that will showcase your bio and clips of your work. Bring your laptop and a couple of your best headshots, demo reels, and/or clips!

    • Instructor Marjorie R. Asturias has worked with thousands of small business owners, writers, artists, freelancers, and other creatives at WordPress.com for more than 5 years, helping them to build and manage their websites and blogs. Prior to her work in technology and marketing, she was a freelance columnist and writer for a number of magazines, newspapers and online publications.



    3pm—3:30pm

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    (Entertainment TBA)



    3:30pm—4:30pm

    AMC's The Terror: Infamy


    Exclusive Advance Screening: "The Terror: Infamy"

    Set during World War II, the haunting and suspenseful, second season of the horror-infused anthology, The Terror: Infamy, centers on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a Japanese-American community, and a young man's journey to understand and combat the malevolent entity responsible.

    The series stars Derek Mio as Chester Nakayama; Kiki Sukezane (Lost in Space) as Yuko, a mysterious woman from Chester’s past; Cristina Rodlo (Miss Bala) as Luz, Chester’s secret girlfriend; Shingo Usami (Unbroken) as Henry Nakayama, Chester's father; Naoko Mori (Everest) as Asako Nakayama, Chester’s mother; Miki Ishikawa (9-1-1) as Amy, a Nakayama family friend; and renowned actor, producer, author and activist George Takei (Star Trek) as Yamato-san, a community elder and former fishing captain.

    The Terror: Infamy is an AMC Studios production produced by Scott Free, Emjag Productions and Entertainment 360. The show is co-created and executive produced by Alexander Woo and Max Borenstein, with Woo also serving as showrunner. Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert, Guymon Casady and Jordan Sheehan also serve as executive producers.

    View Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/embed/FqNbAxvNElU

    The series will premiere Monday, August 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT



    4:30pm—5:15pm

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    AMC's "The Terror: Infamy" How Hollywood is Telling the Story of One of the Darkest Moments in Our Nation's History, Panel
    Helmed by showrunner Alexander Woo ("True Blood"), "The Terror: Infamy" is a haunting and suspenseful series set in Japanese internment camps during World War II. The series features a cast and crew with a number of personal connections to this historical time, starting with George Takei, who lived in two internment camps as a child, is on board as a series regular and consultant. The lead character is played by Derek Mio, a fourth generation Japanese American, whose grandfather lived on Terminal Island and was sent to Manzanar internment camp after Pearl Harbor. Mio also recently appeared in “Medal of Honor,” (Netflix docu-series) where he portrayed WWII Medal of Honor Recipient Hiroshi Miyamura.

    The discussion will feature "The Terror" lead actor Derek Mio, actor/consultant George Takei and showrunner Alexander Woo.

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    1065 Peachtree Street Northeast

    Atlanta, GA 30309

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