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Friday, August 15 • 10:00am - 10:50am
'Everybody's Got One': How to do opinion journalism that matters in an era of digital chaos

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It’s impossible to go anywhere online without running into someone’s opinion about a new restaurant or last night’s episode of “Game of Thrones.” In this chaos of opinion, how can you develop commentary that matters? How do you distinguish your voice and expertise on air, in print and online? Lift your work above the sea of digital noise by combining opinion and journalism. We’ll share advice on how to break into mainstream outlets such as newspapers and radio, and how to produce work that has an impact.


Sharon Chan

Associated Opinions Editor/Digital, The Seattle Times
(@sharonpianchan) Sharon Chan is associate opinions editor/digital and a member of the editorial board at The Seattle Times. She also worked as a senior news producer and reporter covering technology, business and local news. She served as AAJA National President from 2009 to 201... Read More →

Anna John

Managing Editor, Stiff Jab
(@suitablegirl) Anna John is a Washington, D.C.-based journalist and managing editor of Stiff Jab, a boxing and MMA magazine. Her work has appeared on TheAtlantic.com, NPR, The Raw Story and The Sacramento Bee. Most recently, she was a senior reporter at WAMU/88.5 FM.

Shirley Leung

Business Columnist and Associate Editor, The Boston Globe
(@leung) Shirley Leung is a business columnist and associate editor at The Boston Globe. Previously she served as The Globe’s business editor. A graduate of Princeton, Leung also has worked as a reporter at The Wall Street Journal and Baltimore Sun. Leung is a AAJA New England chapter... Read More →

Jeff Yang

Columnist, The Wall Street Journal
(@originalspin) Jeff Yang is an American writer, journalist, businessman and business/media consultant who writes the “Tao Jones” column for The Wall Street Journal. Previously, he was the “Asian Pop” columnist at The San Francisco Chronicle. He has also authored books, including... Read More →

Friday August 15, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am EDT
Meeting Room 14, Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown 999 Ninth St. NW, Washington, DC, 20001

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