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A word from our members

I recently attended my first INBA conference—and it won’t be my last. The combination of professional and student journalists learning together is electric. Everyone learns from each other and walks away with new friends (and LinkedIn connections). I know I did.


INBA gave me the opportunity to meet and speak with professionals in the industry as well as receive feedback on work I have done.

INBA played a huge part in preparing me for my broadcasting career. The INBA conventions connect students with on air talent and news directors who give feedback on now to improve your work. Through relationships I made at those conventions I was able to obtain my first on air reporting job.

Attending INBA conventions as a student allowed me to get feedback from professionals working around the country.  Panels give you the opportunity to learn about relevant issues in the industry. 

INBA is not only a great networking tool, it also provides advocacy and support for journalists in an ever-changing world.

The newsroom can be an insular place. It’s great to get out, see my colleagues and share a struggle or success.

INBA provides two things individual newsrooms cannot: in-service training, and the ability to speak out on issues affecting the profession. 

INBA is an opportunity to spend time with great friends and further yourself professionally at the same time.

The support INBA gives to student journalists is vitally important as we all discover how technology is changing news dissemination, INBA monitors and actively encourages truth, transparency and accountability from students and their universities. 

When I was working in radio for the first time, I had no idea whether I could truly handle the demands. But INBA made me curious and want to improve. Even now, when I’ve maybe worked a lot of hours or planned some stories that didn’t come together for one reason or another, what I learn from an INBA conference gets me re-invigorated about the business.