WHO WE ARE
RTDNAC is the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas. This non-profit, volunteer organization is dedicated to showcasing the best broadcast journalism in North Carolina and South Carolina and supporting college students who aspire to a journalism career.
WHAT WE DO
RTDNAC sponsors professional development opportunities that put you in closer contact with electronic journalists in your area. Speakers and panelists are drawn from the networks, foundations, affiliates and consulting firms. Meet the people who could help further your career.
HOW WE DO IT
RTDNAC holds one annual meeting in the fall where speakers and panelists discuss broadcast and digital journalism, and winners of the RTDNAC/AP Awards competition are presented. RTDNAC also holds one annual workshop in the spring aimed at students who are interested in sharpening their skills.
RTDNAC and Elon University are proud to sponsor the first MMJane conference, to be held at Elon at the end of March. Started by Associated Press Journalist Sarah Blake Morgan on Facebook, MMJane has grown into a movement.
MMJane was born out of a need: a space for women in television news to call their own. Four years later, nearly 5,000 female journalists are inspiring and supporting one another daily in this demanding and ever-changing business.
For the first time, we’re partnering with RTDNAC to take the conversation from social media to the classroom with MMJane: The Workshop.
On March 28th and 29th at Elon University in North Carolina, women are invited to hear from some of the best journalists and storytellers in our profession.
From investigative digging and crime beat reporting to severe weather coverage and creative shooting and editing, sessions will push attendees to be better journalists in every sense of the word. Heck, we’re even bringing in a mental health professional and self-defense expert to help us stay sane and safe while reporting.
Whether you’re an MMJ, reporter, anchor or even a student hoping to make the jump, MMJane: The Workshop will inspire and challenge female journalists to tell better and more impactful stories in their own communities.
DATES: March 28th – 29th, 2020. Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon.
LOCATION: Elon University in Elon, North Carolina, near Greensboro.
COST: $75 for professionals
$45 for students
HOTEL: Courtyard Marriott – Burlington
MMJane/Elon room block is $129 a night. Call 336.585.1888 to reserve.
EMAIL: WeAreMMJane@gmail.com with questions.
-Written by Rich Landesberg, Elon University.
Annual Awards Luncheon a Success
Concord, NC — More than 160 broadcast and digital news professionals gathered on Saturday, October 26th at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the 2019 convention of the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas.
Keynote speaker was Zackary Kiesch, a correspondent for ABC News, who told a personal story about his challenging journey into the broadcast news business. As for many broadcast veterans, his path to success was punctuated by challenges and setbacks. But focus and determination led to the opportunity to prove himself, eventually earning a place on network TV.
Next AWARDS LUNCHEON @ the Speedway: Nov 13th and Nov 14th 2020