Thursday, August 14 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Breakout session: Media diversity advocacy

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While the rest of the programming focuses on industry experts teaching skills-based training and best practices, these breakout sessions are meant to be off-the-cuff, casual and flexible conversations among peers. Each room will have a pair of moderators who will guide the conversation and help the participants choose the right focus for discussion.

Anyone can be a presenter or speaker, and everyone can (and should!) participate.

Which breakout session is right for you?

  • Sports journalism. This conversation is for anyone interested in or engaged in sports journalism (reporters, editors, photographers, producers, videographers, etc.
  • Audience engagement/content strategy. This conversation is meant to bring together web producers, social media editors, community managers and anyone involved in deciding how to optimize content for the reader.
  • Technology. This conversation will convene those straddling the lines between newsroom and technology, including project & product managers, coders/developers, editorial/tech liaisons, web editors of any kind.
  • Regional/Local. From city hall to the statehouse, this conversation will focus on journalists who produce for a local and regional audience.
  • Longform: Anyone who’s focused on the big picture narratives or investigation should join documentarians and project editors for this conversation.
  • Visual journalism. If you’re producing for the eye, including UX folks, designers, photographers, and videographers, come together for a discussion on visual journalism and design.
  • Media diversity advocacy. Ultimately, we’re all here for the same reason: to advance AAJA’s mission of diversifying newsrooms and raising the bar for coverage of communities of color. This conversation will tap into these topics and more.
  • Bonus session! Journalism education. Students/professors/adjuncts are invited to meet in the career expo for a discussion about journalism education.


Thursday August 14, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 17, Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown 999 Ninth St. NW, Washington, DC, 20001

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