Greetings NATJA Members!
It’s hard to believe that it is the middle of September. This year has certainly had its challenges. I think that I speak for everyone when I say 2020 can’t leave fast enough!
The staff and Advisory Board have been working diligently on the awards competition categories. Categories in print and online will be consolidated given the “new norm” with regard to publications in general. This pandemic has had a major effect on print newspapers and magazines so we need to conform to this new reality. The entry period will start October 1st. More details will be included in our next newsletter.
We would like to welcome our new diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility committee members. They are:
Peter A Distefano
Arnold Wayne Jones
Thank you to all who volunteered for this effort and we will be contacting you for other ideas we have to use your expertise.
The new issue of TravelWorld Magazine will be up tomorrow, September 17 and is focused on how media and destinations have met and overcome some of the challenges brought on by the pandemic. It was heart-warming to see the number of members who willingly stepped forward to share their stories. We will send a special email to notify you when it is live!
Be safe. Practice social distancing, wear a mask, and wash your hands.
Best personal regards,
Chief Executive Officer