ASBPE is pleased to announce that Nick Chiles, author and writer in residence for journalism at the University of Georgia, will be our keynote speaker at the 2023 national conference in Atlanta. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear how this Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and in-demand author is helping to shape the future of our profession.
ASBPE’s 2023 National Conference, which will take place May 11-12 in Atlanta, will call attention to “Heroes of B2B Media.” We will showcase publications and journalists who are champions and heroes within the industries they cover. We will spotlight champions of diversity. Our speakers, presenters and invited guests will demonstrate how they’ve succeeded in managing change, grown their audience, launched new products/publications or pivoted to provide their readership/membership vital information and thought-provoking stories.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to feature Mr. Chiles as our keynote speaker this year,” says ASBPE president Cory Sekine-Pettite. “Once I heard about his new book, ‘In the Blink of an Eye: An Autobiography of Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf,’ and read about his extensive reporting and writing experience, I knew that he could provide our members with keen insights on how to get the best out of our interviewees as well as teach us to improve upon organizing and writing processes. Plus, I can only imagine the great number of interesting stories he can share from his newspaper days and from his work in both fiction and nonfiction books.”
About Nick Chiles
Nick Chiles is a writer in residence, teaching Feature Writing courses at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Chiles is the author or co-author of 21 books, including four novels and three New York Times bestsellers he wrote with R&B icon Bobby Brown, civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton and gospel legend Kirk Franklin. He is the co-author with Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx of the parenting memoir, “Act Like You Got Some Sense,” and the co-author with Atlanta attorney Robbin Shipp of “Justice While Black: Helping African-American Families Navigate and Survive the Criminal Justice System,” which was a finalist for a 2015 NAACP Image Award.
Chiles’ teaching interests include narrative nonfiction, education reporting, cultural reporting, and magazine and feature writing. Previously, he was a reporter for the Dallas Morning News, the Star-Ledger of New Jersey and New York Newsday. He also has written for magazines such as The Atlantic, The Christian Science Monitor, Essence and Ebony. Chiles also was a magazine and a website editor-in-chief, and served as a professor at Columbia Journalism School, and at Princeton University. He is a consultant for the William Julius Wilson Institute at the Harlem Children’s Zone.
Among his many accolades, Chiles has won nearly 20 major journalism awards, including a 1992 Pulitzer Prize as part of a New York Newsday team. He has won a Green Eyeshade Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, several National Association of Black Journalists awards, an NAACP Image Award and two National Education Reporting Awards presented by the Education Writers Association. He was the recipient of the Spencer Education Fellowship at Columbia University and the Ferris Fellowship at Princeton.
Save the Date!
We’ll host the 2023 National Conference and National Azbee Awards Banquet on May 11-12, 2023, at the Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown in Atlanta.