CLEVELAND — One of the top conventions in the broadcast industry has selected the city of Cleveland as its host site for the year 2025. 

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) made the announcement on Wednesday as they revealed their host city selections for the span of years between 2023-28.

According to the NABJ, Cleveland was selected for the 2025 National Convention & Career Fair based on the following factors:

  • Potential revenue generation 
  • Projected expenses for the organization
  • Desirable hotel availability dates
  • Rooming prices and hotel capacity 
  • Travel and attendance costs for members and partners
  • Accommodations for meeting space and exhibitor requirements
  • Attendance track record (if applicable)

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Other cities slated to host the NABJ National Convention & Career Fair include Washington D.C. in 2020, Houston in 2021, Las Vegas in 2022, Birmingham in 2023, and Chicago in 2024. 

According to the NABJ, the site selection review process concluded in early October after site visits to the seven finalist cities, chosen by the organization's Board of Directors, were completed. NABJ received multiple proposals from cities across the country. The review process included a multi-city tour conducted by a special NABJ delegation. The tour stops included hotel and venue visits, engagement with local NABJ and community members and meetings with local convention and visitor bureaus.

Historical significance and the opportunity to support robust minority businesses were also factors discussed during the selection process.  

 “This year, NABJ celebrated a record-breaking convention in the Miami metropolitan area and we are committed to duplicating and adding to that successful formula,” said President Dorothy Tucker. “After thoughtful research, review and dialogue, our Board decided that these cities offer the environment, resources and partnerships that are needed to not only take our conventions to the next level but support the expectations of our attendees.”

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