Gegrapha National Journalism Banquet

March 7, 2007 at 4:10 pm 1 comment

*Personal note: I joined Gegrapha in my student days in the US.  If interested in attending, mail any queries you might have to

Hi Gegrapha,


We have received an unexpectedly large response to our National Journalism Banquet in NYC and are facing the best challenge of all, where to put the people! Thank-you for your interest and support!


So, we need people to send in their payment for the Friday, April 13th National Journalism Banquet. We will then send out a list of media tours on Friday and seminars on Saturday for you to choose.


The banquet is $100.00 per person. (After costs are deducted, we are donating the proceeds to a scholarship for journalism students. There is no charge for the tours and seminars.)


Please make your check out to: World Journalism Institute [who is processing the checks for us].


And mail your check to:                Banquet

                                                P.O. Box 780546

                                                Maspeth, NY 11378


We must have your response and payment by March 16, 2007. We have a small amount set aside to help subsidize students, foreign journalists and the poorly paid. If you need some help, let us know and we will see what we can do.


The schedule is:


Friday, April 13, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm   


Media tours—ABC, Fox, CNN, Wall Street Journal, NY Daily News, NY Times, National Review, The Nation, and others


Friday, April 13, 7:00 pm   


National Journalism Banquet


            Master of Ceremonies: Julian Phillips, Fox Television News


            Invocation: Reverend A. R. Bernard,  Christian Cultural Center


            Dinner Speaker: Gay Talese, former NY Times reporter and

            author of The Kingdom and the Power (on the NY Times), Honor

   Thy Father, and A Writer’s Life


            Gegrapha achievement awards to be presented by  

            Alice Rhee, MSNBC, others.


            Music by The Eddy Bishai Trio


            Location:  Harvard Club, 35 W. 44th Street, New York, New York


Saturday, April 14, seminars & luncheon, 7:30am – 4:00 pm World Journalism Institute


    John W. Fountain, University of Illinois

            Don Boykin, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

            Dave Kansas, Wall Street Journal

            John McCandlish Phillips, formerly NY Times

            Russell Pulliam, Indianapolis Star

            Christine Tatum, Denver Post

            Manny Garcia, Miami Herald

            Others to be announced


Thursday through Sunday, limited accommodations are available in homes, a Christian guest hotel, university rooms and regular hotels. You are responsible for payment for your own accommodations.


The following rooms, if available, need to be arranged through Gegrapaha. Please indicate to us by Friday, March 16that you want us to arrange the accommodation.


Guest at Gegrapha homes, $30/night for misc expenses

Hephzibah House, $60/ person (for ministry/mission related people)

Private room with private bathroom in Chelsea area, $60.

Columbia University guest room, $70

Union Theological Seminary, kitchenette, $110-140/night

Wyndham Hotel, Wyndham, Hotel, 42 W 58th, $110

Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Ave, Grand Central Station, $125

 You must reserve the following accommodations on your own:

Herald Sq Hotel, 19 W 31st St,  212-279-4017, $69-$170

Community of the Holy Spirit, 621 W 113th Street, $90-150, (212)  


Cosmopolitan Hotel, 95 Broadway, at Chambers Street, Tribeca,


The banquet is co-sponsored by Gegrapha and the World Journalism Institute. 


Entry filed under: Africa, Literature, Media, Missions, Religion, Society, World.

I will sing! Wallah bin Wallah, PLO, Raila, Owuor, ODM London fires

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Madsvibe - Mad Vibe  |  March 12, 2007 at 7:57 pm

    I have no idea what all this is about. Some info would do me good?


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