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Thursday, August 14
 

4:00pm

Breakout session: Audience engagement/content strategy

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 - 4:50pm
Meeting Room 7, Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown 999 Ninth St. NW, Washington, DC, 20001

4:00pm

Breakout session: Journalism education

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
Grand Ballroom, Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown 999 Ninth St. NW, Washington, DC, 20001

4:00pm

Breakout session: Longform

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 13, Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown 999 Ninth St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

4:00pm

Breakout session: Media diversity advocacy

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

4:00pm

Breakout session: Regional/Local

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 12, Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown 999 Ninth St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

4:00pm

Breakout session: Sports journalism

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 2, Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown 999 Ninth St. NW, Washington, DC, 20001

4:00pm

Breakout session: Technology

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 10, Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown 999 Ninth St. NW, Washington, DC, 20001

4:00pm

Breakout session: Visual journalism

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 14, Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown 999 Ninth St. NW, Washington, DC, 20001
 
Friday, August 15
 

4:00pm

Lightning Talks

This year, AAJA is hosting its first ever lightning talks in D.C.!

Note: because we are trying to cram 7 talks into one hour, please arrive on time for this session! We need to start on time in order to get through everyone’s talks — and we will get through everyone’s talks! Here’s the lineup:

  • Shaminder Dulai: The one secret to getting to work on the stuff you care about.
  • Richard Lui: Social media for social good: How does a social media campaign that aims to do some good in the world become successful?
  • Frank Bi: How will new inventions and innovations like drones, sensors and robots impact future newsgathering and the way we do our jobs?
  • Sharon Chan: What you need to know about dating/marrying another journalist
  • Emma Carew Grovum: Everybody needs to eat: how to hack your desk/workspace in order to feed yourself on deadline
  • Marian Liu: 5 things about 5 things: print to online writing, print to audio producing, print to broadcast producing, working with students and working with veterans
  • Kim Bui: #Realtalk about what getting laid off thrice teaches you.

Friday August 15, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 14, Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown 999 Ninth St. NW, Washington, DC, 20001