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Wednesday, July 26
 

11:00am

Explore 360/VR Journalism – A New Frontier of Storytelling

More and more news outlets are getting into immersive news reporting, a new visual storytelling platform that brings audience to the actual scenes and witness what happens. We’ll explore the challenge of producing 360 VR stories. From selecting gears, shooting, to post production and possible ethical issues. If you want to jump on the bandwagon of VR journalism and use 360 visual content to tell your stories, this is the workshop for you.

SIGN  UP HERE: http://bit.ly/2thBp0o


Speakers
avatar for Gene Cao

Gene Cao

Senior Marketing Manager, Insta360
Gene is the Senior Marketing Manager of Insta360 in North America. Prior to this, Gene was the marketing VP for Lux Home Decor, a mobile commerce company. I was in charge of digital marketing and PR/media relationship. Before that, Gene worked as Senior Analyst at Forrester Resea... Read More →
avatar for Chang Lee

Chang Lee

Photographer, The New York Times
Change W. Lee was a member of the staff that won two 2002 Pulitzer Prizes. Mr. Lee joined The New York Times in 1994 as an intern and Mr. Lee was also among the New York Times journalists who won the 2008 Grantham Prize for "Choking on Growth," a series that examined the effects... Read More →
avatar for Michael Quan

Michael Quan

President/Founder, Interactive Tactical Group
Quan was one of the first journalists to capture portions of the 2016 presidential primary session in 360 video. He currently works with 3D scanning and visualization technologies.
avatar for Alex Wong

Alex Wong

Staff Photographer, Getty Images
Alex Wong is a staff photographer at Getty Images based in Washington, DC. He covers U.S. politics, including the White House and Capitol Hill. In the last 18 years, he has covered many political events, including national conventions, campaign trails, elections, and presidential... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 11:00am - 4:00pm
Commonwealth Hall C

12:30pm

IRE Watchdog Workshop: Data on Deadline for Broadcast Journalists

SIGN UP HERE: http://bit.ly/2snxMSC

In this half-day workshop by Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), you'll get hands-on experience working with data to help you beat the competition in any market. You’ll come away with plenty of quick-hit story ideas and also learn about publicly available databases that you can download and analyze on deadline. We'll show you easy ways to dig a little deeper and ask the right questions, so that you can stand out from your competitors even in breaking news coverage. 

We'll walk through a number of searchable databases currently available online and show you how you can download information into a spreadsheet so you can start analyzing data as soon as you leave the workshop. This workshop will focus on skills that are especially useful for broadcast journalists working with tight deadlines, but we welcome journalists and students of all backgrounds who will find this workshop useful. 

No previous data experience is required for this workshop. Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. Lunch will not be provided. Attendees are required to bring a laptop that has Microsoft Excel installed, and their laptop chargers. Workshop led by University of Missouri professor and former IRE executive director Mark Horvit.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the TEGNA Foundation.


SIGN UP HERE: http://bit.ly/2snxMSC


Sponsors

Wednesday July 26, 2017 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Commonwealth Hall A2

1:00pm

Locating, Analyzing, and Visualizing Data with Google Tools
Everyone uses Google, but how do you advance from being an "everyday" user to a power user? In this workshop, we'll take a deep dive into a handful of Google tools that’ll help you get the information you need fast and free.
Attendees will benefit the most by bringing a laptop (no tablets), a smartphone and a free Google/Gmail account.

SIGN UP HERE: http://bit.ly/2qGzKMA

Speakers
avatar for Frank Bi

Frank Bi

Editorial Engineer, The Verge / Vox Media
Frank Bi is a data journalist and engineer at The Verge, a technology news website operated by Vox Media that covers the intersection of technology, science, art and culture. He lives in New York City.


Wednesday July 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Commonwealth Hall B

1:00pm

AAJA/Temple Klein College Workshop on Teaching (CANCELED)

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELED


Wednesday July 26, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Temple University Center City Campus 15th and Markets Streets, Philadelphia, Pa.

2:00pm

Registration
Wednesday July 26, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Second Floor

4:00pm

5:00pm

JCamp All-Star Reception
Wednesday July 26, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Commonwealth Hall C

6:00pm

Opening Reception
Sponsors

Wednesday July 26, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Millennium Hall
 
Thursday, July 27
 

8:00am

Registration
Thursday July 27, 2017 8:00am - 4:30pm
Second Floor

9:00am

Sexual Harassment Seminar (CANCELLED)
This session has been canceled.

Thursday July 27, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Commonwealth Hall A1

9:00am

How to Ask the Right Questions and Nail Your Live Interview

Presented by AAJA Small Market Broadcast Journalists

Whether you're shouting questions at a press conference or conducting a one-on-one interview, it's important to ask the right questions and get the best sound bite during a live interview. This session will focus on hands-on skills broadcast journalists can use on air.

Moderators
avatar for Jana Katsuyama

Jana Katsuyama

News Reporter, KTVU FOX 2
Jana Katsuyama is a journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area at KTVU Fox2 News. She reported from Tokyo following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, got tear-gassed covering Occupy protests, and enjoys pursuing truth and good storytelling. Jana joined AAJA in 1999 and has received Emmys... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jo Ling Kent

Jo Ling Kent

Correspondent, NBC News
Jo Ling Kent is a NBC News correspondent, former correspondent at Fox Business and investigative reporter at NBC Connecticut.  She worked in China for five years, first as a Fulbright Scholar, then for ABC and CNN. She holds masters in international affairs from LSE/Peking Univer... Read More →
avatar for Elaine Quijano

Elaine Quijano

Correspondent, CBS News
Elaine Quijano is an anchor for CBSN, the CBS News 24-hour digital streaming network, and a correspondent for CBS News contributing to all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. | | | | In her role at CBSN, Quijano has anchored the streaming network's coverage of primary, debate and political convention nights throughout the 2016 presidential campaign. Quijano anchors weekdays on CBSN as well as the Sunday edition of CBS Weekend News. Additionally, her reporting is regularly featured on CBS This Morning and the... Read More →


Thursday July 27, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Commonwealth Hall D

9:00am

Supercharge Your Photo/Video for Social Media

Presented by AAJA Photojournalists

It's not just about the shot. There are so many other things that matter when posting your visual story on social media -- the crop, caption, hashtag and more. There's no perfect formula for it, but there are things photojournalists can do to make their content compelling and shareable. This panel will share tips on how to become a must-follow photojournalist on every social platform.

Moderators
avatar for Darrell Miho

Darrell Miho

Photographer, The eyeScream Factory
Darrell Miho is a freelance photographer and documentary filmmaker specializing in people, sports, architecture, travel and humanitarian issues. His clients include Sports Illustrated and the New York Times and travels between the US and Asia on a regular basis.

Speakers
avatar for Dion Lim

Dion Lim

News Anchor/Reporter, KGO-TV (Starting This Fall)
Dion Lim was most recently the primary anchor at the CBS station in Tampa Bay, and is preparing for her transition into her new role as weekend evening anchor at KGO, the ABC O&O in San Francisco. Her career has included working every on-air shift in television, including bureau reporting in a small market in Massachusetts, to weekend then weekday mornings in Kansas City, afternoons and ultimately late evenings in... Read More →
avatar for Michael Yamashita

Michael Yamashita

Photographer, Michael Yamashita, Inc.
Yamashita graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in Asian studies and spent seven years in Asia, which became his area of specialty. He has combined his dual passions of photography and travel for over 30 years shooting for the National Geographic and other American and... Read More →


Thursday July 27, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Commonwealth Hall A2

9:00am

How to Make Local Journalism Thrive in the Digital Era
Local news plays an invaluable role as a community watchdog. But with shrinking local newsrooms and big media's increasing focus on big, national news, how do we sustain civic- and community-minded journalism across the country? Leaders from local news outlets share their advice and insight.

Moderators
avatar for Burt Herman

Burt Herman

Director of Innovation Projects, Lenfest Institute for Journalism
Burt Herman is director of innovation projects for the Lenfest Institute for Journalism, parent organization of The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com. Previously, he co-founded social storytelling platform Storify, and also co-founded Hacks/Hackers, the largest global grassroo... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kim Fox

Kim Fox

Managing Editor, Audience, Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Media Network
Kim is an award-winning journalist who has worked in the digital space for close to two decades. Over the past 10 years, she’s focused on developing audiences and engagement strategies for several major news organizations around the world. In December 2016 Kim joins the Philadelp... Read More →
avatar for Jamshid Mousavinezhad

Jamshid Mousavinezhad

Editor-In-Chief, Newsday.com
Jamshid Mousavinezhad is the editor-in-chief of newsday.com, overseeing the digital outlets of the Long Island-based newspaper. He previously worked at the websites for amNewYork and WABC-TV. Prior to that, he helped spearhead the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation's... Read More →
avatar for Kris Vera-Phillips

Kris Vera-Phillips

Senior News Producer, KPBS News
Kris Vera-Phillips is an Emmy Award-winning journalist at KPBS San Diego where she manages Evening Edition, a nightly television news program on San Diego's PBS station. | | | | Beyond the newsroom, Kris serves as a board member for the San Diego chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association and she helped raise awareness about public media and the need for diversity in newsrooms as a Next Generation Leadership fellow. | | | | Before public media, Kris produced news shows for CBS and NBC in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work has been recognized by the Associated Press Television-Radio Association. | | | | Beyond the television newsroom, she launched and managed the local news site, Newark Patch. She taught American broadcast news classes at St. Petersburg State University in... Read More →


Thursday July 27, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Commonwealth Hall B

9:00am

Covering Muslim Communities & Islam 101

Presented by AAJA-Muslim American Task Force

Recent national events have placed immigrants and refugees in the spotlight and under fire – particularly Muslim Americans. How can we come together as journalists to transform and enhance our coverage of Muslim America? This session will cover how and why current coverage falls short, the best-practice tips on providing appropriate context and resources that stand ready to help.

Moderators
avatar for Umbreen Bhatti

Umbreen Bhatti

Manager, KQED Lab, KQED
Umbreen Bhatti manages the KQED Lab, the San Francisco-based public media organization's in-house innovation lab. Previously, she practiced civil rights law and in 2010, co-founded islawmix to demystify the topic of Islamic law for American news consumers. Upon completing a John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University in 2014, she served as a design consultant and strategist for media, government, and law-related projects and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Faiza Patel

Faiza Patel

Co-Director, Liberty & National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice
Faiza Patel serves as co-director of the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Program, where she specializes in issues relating to counter-terrorism, surveillance and Islamophobia. She is a frequent commentator for media outlets such as The New York Times, The Washingto... Read More →
avatar for Sana Saeed

Sana Saeed

Producer/Host, AJ+
Sana Saeed is a host and producer at AJ+ and often writes and opines on US foreign policy, religion and representations of Islam and Muslims in American media and social discourse.
avatar for Scott Simpson

Scott Simpson

Public Advocacy Director, Muslim Advocates
Scott Simpson is the Public Advocacy Director for Muslim Advocates and a faculty member at the Howard University School of Communications. He was formerly the media and campaigns director for the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights coalition of more than 200 national... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday July 27, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Commonwealth Hall C

9:00am

How To Diversify Your News Coverage (Invite Only)
Diversifying your newsroom is just the first step toward a larger goal: diverse, inclusive news coverage. Join a candid discussion to brainstorm and develop a plan of action for newsrooms to better diversify their current coverage in a digital world, where everyone can play a part in diversity and keep it a priority throughout the year.

Speakers
avatar for Virgil Smith

Virgil Smith

Chairman, Smith Edwards Group, LLC
Virgil Smith earned his Bachelor of Science and Master’s degree from the University of San Francisco, received a PhD from UNC Asheville.  Smith has a long career as a media executive. Having spent 20 years with McClatchy Newspapers and the last 24 years with Gannett, where he served numerous roles, including president and publisher and corporate HR executive, where he was responsible for talent and leadership development, talent acquisition and diversity. He has successfully recruited, mentored and coached hundreds of professionals from entry-level to senior executive roles in broadcast, publishing and other professions. He can be reached at virgil@smithedwardsgroup.com; the... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday July 27, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Congress Hall B

9:00am

SAG-AFTRA Office Hours
Sponsors

Thursday July 27, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Penn

9:00am

NBCUniversity
Pre-registration is required for this day-long workshop.


Thursday July 27, 2017 9:00am - 5:30pm
Congress Hall B

9:00am

10:00am

Photo Portrait Studio
Sponsors

Thursday July 27, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm
Regency Ballroom

10:30am

#ProTip: How Do I Make an A+ Impression During My Job Interview?
Coffee chats, casual meals and elevator rides are prime territory for employers to meet and recruit you. These "job interviews" matter, but how can you make a lasting impression whenever you bump into a recruiter? Drop by this session to learn from the pros.

Speakers
avatar for Bhumika Davé

Bhumika Davé

Recruiter, CNN
Bhumika Davé is a recruiter helping to build newsrooms and show teams across CNN. She currently supports CNN Digital, Premium Businesses, and programming across DC and New York. Prior to CNN, she was at The Washington Post. Bhumika is certified in behavior-based interviewing and... Read More →
avatar for Linda Ertz

Linda Ertz

Talent Acquisition Leader, Gannett
Linda Ertz has led the Talent Acquisition team for the USA TODAY Network, part of Gannett Inc., one of the most transformational media companies, for the past three years. Prior to Gannett she worked at Microsoft for seven years spearheading domestic and international recruiting for the Health Solutions Group, Microsoft International Finance, Operations, and Microsoft IT. She has more than 20 years of experience as both an HR Generalist and Talent Acquisition Leader. Her expertise is transforming talent acquisition teams, integrating mergers and acquisitions, and has broad international recruiting experience. Linda has a B.A... Read More →


Thursday July 27, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Regency Ballroom Stage

10:30am

Journalism Doesn’t Teach This: Preparing for Family Crises as a Millennial Journalist
It will surprise you. Dad needs you. Mom needs you. They have a terminal disease and need help. You get the call —it’s time to go home. The tough questions journalists ask, we now must answer. Do I break my contract? Can I affordto take care of Mom, Dad and myself? Does this end my career? Our members share their difficult stories of familycaregiving. You probably know them. But maybe not how much they’re hurting. Like all career journalists, they canhandle struggle. But this is different. They are just some of the 40 million across our country who have taken on the job of family caregiver. Join this plenary to learn how to prepare for your own family and to be inspired.

Moderators
avatar for Sharaf Mowjood

Sharaf Mowjood

Producer, CBS News
Sharaf is a producer for the CBS Evening News.  | | Before coming to CBS he was a senior producer for political video at the Huffington Post.  | | Before the Huffington Post Mowjood was a field producer at NBC News. He was on the 2016 campaign trail covering Donald Trump's Presidential run for all NBC platforms and shows. | | While at NBC he produced stories for The TODAY Show, Nightly News, MSNBC, Rock Center, Dateline and The Rachel Maddow Show. | | His career at NBC began when he was one of six chosen from among 2,000 applicants to receive the NBC News Associates Fellowship in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Daher

Natalie Daher

News Associate, CNBC
Natalie Daher is a writer based in New York developing digital news partnerships at CNBC. Previously, she reported for the Minneapolis Star Tribune & NBC News. In 2016, she and six other women started a podcast “My Token Friend,” focusing on gender, race and identity. Natalie gra... Read More →
avatar for Daphne Kwok

Daphne Kwok

Vice President of Multicultural Leadership, Asian American & Pacific Islander Audience Strategy, AARP
Daphne Kwok is AARP's Vice President of Multicultural Leadership, Asian American & Pacific Islander Audience Strategy. Her work empowers AAPIs to choose how they live as they age. She brings to AARP her experience as a “leader of leaders” through her community service in promotin... Read More →
avatar for Richard Lui

Richard Lui

News Anchor, MSNBC/NBC News
Richard Lui is a news anchor for MSNBC and NBC News, formerly CNN Worldwide. Lui is an Emmy and Peabody team award winner and resides in New York and California. Recent field reporting includes Paris and San Bernardino terror attacks, and Ferguson and Baltimore during protests an... Read More →
avatar for Van Tieu

Van Tieu

Reporter/Anchor, NY1 and News 12 Networks
Van Tieu is a reporter based in New York City, currently covering Queens, Staten Island, New Jersey and Westchester for NY1 and News 12 Networks. | | Van has made stops in Bismarck, North Dakota and Reno, Nevada. | | Prior to her local news career, Van spent several years a... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday July 27, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Millennium Hall

11:00am

ELP Salon: Reshaping Broadcast News in the Digital Era
As viewers shift from broadcast to digital TV and internet platforms, what does it take for traditional broadcasters to evolve the entire ecosystem from the inside out? CBS News President David Rhodes will share insights on how he and his team reimagine broadcast news, as well as lessons learned from launching CBSN, the first of its kind digital streaming news network. Get ideas and tips on innovating from in front and behind the camera and hear from CBSN Anchor Reena Ninan about how to straddle the demands of both digital and broadcast audiences.

Presented by Executive Leadership Program

Please email Paul Cheung at pcheung630@gmail.com for an invitation.

Speakers
avatar for David Rhodes

David Rhodes

President, CBS News
David Rhodes is President of CBS News, where he oversees the news division and all news content for the CBS Television Network. Prior to CBS News, Rhodes was the head of U.S. Television at Bloomberg L.P. and the Vice President of News at Fox News.


Thursday July 27, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Invitation Only

11:00am

The Realities of Being a Free Agent

Presented by AAJA Freelance

More and more, media companies are hiring broadcast journalists on contract vs. hiring them for a staff job. We'll talk about the realities of having a contract job: How do you land one? How do you make a living on one? How do you manage health insurance, taxes, etc.? And how can do you boost your career with one?

Moderators
avatar for E Samantha Cheng

E Samantha Cheng

Executive Producer, Heritage Series, LLC
E. Samantha Cheng is a writer/producer/director based in Washington, DC. A veteran broadcast journalist with hundreds of programs to her credit and has received numerous industry and peer awards. Her three-part documentary series "Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese" pr... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rick Quan

Rick Quan

Producer, Rick Quan Productions/ABC7
Rick Quan is a two time Emmy award winner with more than 30 years of broadcast experience. He is the first Chinese American television sportscaster in the country. Rick currently works as the fill in sports anchor at ABC7 in San Francisco, he is also the field reporter for its "A... Read More →
avatar for Joz Wang

Joz Wang

Editor-in-chief/CEO, 8Asians.com
Jocelyn “Joz” Wang is a consultant and digital entrepreneur creating spaces for under-represented voices. She is Editor-in-chief/CEO of the popular 8Asians.com, which features original, diverse commentary. In 2011, she acquired the Metblogs Network and runs the entire international... Read More →


Thursday July 27, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Commonwealth Hall A2

11:00am

Words Matter: How to Navigate Difficult Conversations to Manage Up and Down
To be a great leader and manager, it's important to know how to navigate the political terrain in your organization. That means knowing how to have difficult conversations without ruining your working relationships. Join us for a workshop to learn effective tactics to improve your conversational skills with your supervisors and subordinates. This session will focus on skills most useful for middle managers. This session is off the record.

Moderators
avatar for Sonia Chopra

Sonia Chopra

Managing Editor, Eater
Sonia Chopra is the managing editor of Eater. She is based out of New York City.

Speakers
avatar for Mizell Stewart

Mizell Stewart

Vice President, News Operations, Gannett / USA Today Network
Mizell Stewart III is Vice President/News Operations for Gannett and the USA TODAY NETWORK, supporting the efforts of nearly 4,000 journalists who are part of the largest local-to-national news network in the United States. He provides oversight of finances, technology and news production, including the... Read More →
avatar for Leezel Tanglao

Leezel Tanglao

Assistant Managing Editor for Programming, CNNMoney
Leezel Tanglao is the Assistant Managing Editor for Programming at CNNMoney.  She leads the CNNMoney digital war room and oversees the presentation and packaging of content from CNNMoney and premium verticals of Tech, Style & Travel, HLN and the MoneyStream app across desktop, m... Read More →
avatar for Sisi Wei

Sisi Wei

Deputy News Applications Developer, ProPublica
Sisi Wei is the deputy news applications editor at ProPublica, where she helps manage the news apps team, and edits and builds interactive stories that serve the public interest. Her work has ranged from investigating which U.S. colleges saddle students with debt to monitoring ho... Read More →


Thursday July 27, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Commonwealth Hall A1

11:00am

Covering the Trump Administration: An Insider's look
There's friction between media and government, by nature. But journalists face an array of new challenges under a new administration that has labeled the media the "enemy of the people." In this panel, you’ll get an inside look from the reporters tasked with tracking President Trump's every tweet and investigating his dealings.

Moderators
avatar for Weijia Jiang

Weijia Jiang

Correspondent, CBS News
Weijia joined CBS News in July, 2015 as a Newspath Correspondent based in Washington, DC. She covered the 2016 Presidential election, and currently covers both The Trump Administration and Congress. Previously, she was a general assignment reporter for WCBS-TV, WJZ-TV, and WBOC-T... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alexander Burns

Alexander Burns

Political Reporter, The New York Times
Alex Burns is a national political reporter for the New York Times, where he covered Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Prior to joining the Times in 2015, he was a campaign reporter at Politico. A native of New York City, Burns attended Harvard College and edited the Har... Read More →
avatar for MJ Lee

MJ Lee

National Politics Reporter, CNN
MJ Lee is a national politics reporter for CNN covering the 2016 presidential campaign, writing for CNNPolitics.com and reporting on air. She closely covered Donald Trump during the primary season and is now reporting on Hillary Clinton. | | Prior to joining CNN, MJ was a fin... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Tuck

Ryan Tuck

Deputy News Director, State and International Tax, Bloomberg BNA
Ryan Tuck oversees state and international tax news at Bloomberg BNA after working for newspapers including The New York Times. He has a J.D. from the University of Georgia, and B.A. in journalism and political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is o... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday July 27, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Commonwealth Hall C

11:00am

Race Relations in the U.S.: Our Place as AAPI Journalists
Whether it's Black Lives Matter or the immigration ban, race and identity regularly have prominent display in the news these days. What role does an AAPI journalist play here? A panel on how we can use our personal experiences to elevate our reporting, and how we can come together and support each other as minority journalists.

Moderators
avatar for Iris Kuo

Iris Kuo

Cofounder, LedBetter
Iris Kuo is a writer, journalist and the cofounder of LedBetter, a web app that shows the gender ratios of the leadership of over 2,000 brands. Iris has written about business, race and Asia for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and Inc. Iris is a former Columbia Unive... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Guo

Jeff Guo

Media Correspondent, Vox
Jeff Guo covers the media and politics for Vox. Before that, he was an economics reporter at The Washington Post, where his work combined reporting, graphics, and original data analysis. He holds S.B. degrees in math and economics from MIT.
avatar for Tracy Jan

Tracy Jan

Reporter, The Washington Post
Tracy Jan covers the intersection of race and the economy for The Washington Post. Previously she was a D.C.-based national political reporter for The Boston Globe. She’s reported for The Oregonian, and was a Knight Wallace Fellow as well as a Fulbright Fellow in Taiwan. Jan rece... Read More →
avatar for Jay Kang

Jay Kang

Correspondent / Writer at large, VICE News Tonight / NYT Mag
Jay Caspian Kang is a correspondent for VICE News Tonight, covering civil rights. Further, Kang is a writer-at-large at The New York Times Magazine and was one of the founding editors of Grantland.com. His novel, The Dead Do Not Improve, was published by Random House in 2012.


Thursday July 27, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Commonwealth Hall B

12:00pm

SAG-AFTRA Office Hours
Sponsors

Thursday July 27, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Penn

12:30pm

AAJA Membership Meeting
AAJA's national officers present updates about AAJA and present member awards.

Thursday July 27, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Commonwealth Hall A1

1:30pm

#ProTip: I Want to Work Abroad One Day. How Can I Make It Happen?
The barrier to traveling to another country is lower than ever, but what does it take to work abroad? Meet foreign correspondents who have spent years traveling and working in different continents. Ask the questions you've always wanted to know about working in another country.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney

US Correspondent, South China Morning Post
Working for Bloomberg News and Dow Jones, Robert Delaney was a foreign correspondent in China, Indonesia, and Mongolia. Other stints included several years in Toronto, Canada with The Globe and Mail and the Financial Times. During these postings, Robert covered the 1997 Handover of Hong Kong to China, the Asian Financial Crisis of 1998, the SARS epidemic, and the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. He is now one of the first full-time correspondents based in the U.S. for the South China Morning... Read More →
avatar for Lai Ling Jew

Lai Ling Jew

Staff Development and Diversity Initiatives Manager, CBS News
Lai Ling Jew is the Staff Development and Diversity Initiatives Manager for CBS News. She oversees off-air talent recruitment, tracks staff career development, manages the news associate and intern programs and represents the news division on diversity policies and practices. She also served as a senior producer for CBS Weekend News and was an award-winning investigative and breaking news producer for many... Read More →
avatar for Ken Moritsugu

Ken Moritsugu

News Director, Japan and the Koreas, Associated Press
Ken Moritsugu oversees video, text and photo coverage of Japan, South Korea and North Korea for The Associated Press. He has been a freelancer in Paris and New Delhi, an editor in Bangkok, and a bureau chief in Tokyo. In the U.S., he has worked as a reporter in Florida, on Long I... Read More →


Thursday July 27, 2017 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Regency Ballroom Stage

2:00pm

ELP Salon: Aligning Your Leadership Skills for the Digital Future
Preparing for a digital future is no easy task. Media outlets are responding to this future by adding roles or changing traditional roles to have a digital focus. Leaders are expected to help create the company's digital fluencies by aligning their talent, culture and structure. Learn what it takes to lead effectively in a fast changing environment.

Presented by Executive Leadership Program

Please email Paul Cheung at pcheung630@gmail.com for an invitation.

Moderators
avatar for Christine Glancey

Christine Glancey

Deputy Managing Editor, News Operations and Talent, The Wall Street Journal
Christine Glancey is deputy managing editor overseeing news operations and talent development at The Wall Street Journal. She joined the Journal in 1988 and has served in a series of digital and print news leadership roles in New York, Hong Kong and Princeton.

Speakers
avatar for Shazna Nessa

Shazna Nessa

Deputy Managing Editor, Global Head of Visuals, The Wall Street Journal
Shazna Nessa is Deputy Managing Editor, Global Head of Visuals at the Wall Street Journal. Prior to that she was Director of Journalism at the Knight Foundation. She started her career in technology and design and later joined the Associated Press where she oversaw visuals, edito... Read More →


Thursday July 27, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Invitation Only

2:00pm

How to Succeed as a Local News Station Producer

Presented by AAJA Student Broadcast Journalists

A lot of broadcast students end up as producers after college. How do you succeed as a producer? How do you work your way to a reporter, if that's the path you want to take? Hear from local market reporters and producers who can share their experience and tips for success.

Moderators
avatar for Jam Sardar

Jam Sardar

News Director, WLNS-TV
Jam Sardar is the News Director at WLNS-TV in Lansing, Michigan, where he’s helped move the station from #2 to #1. Before Lansing, Jam spent more than a decade as a reporter. He is also a former Michigan chapter president and a past national Vice President (Broadcast) of AAJA... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Camille Edwards

Camille Edwards

Vice President/News Director, WABC-TV
Camille Edwards is Vice President/News Director for WABC-TV, the most-watched television station in the country. Under her leadership, WABC’s Eyewitness News is the No. 1 rated news operation in New York, the nation’s largest television market. | | In her role as News Director, Ms. Edwards oversees all news operations for WABC, including early morning, afternoon, evening and weekend newscasts. She is also responsible for... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Gerrow

Kathleen Gerrow

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR, NBC UNIVERSAL / WCAU-TV
Kathleen Gerrow is the longest living news producer on the planet.  She produced news programs in Philadelphia over the course of three decades and even won an Emmy or two.  When she could take it no longer, Kathleen somehow got herself promoted to Assistant News Director at WCAU... Read More →


Thursday July 27, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Commonwealth Hall A1

2:00pm

Can the Fake News War Ever Be Won?
In this age of "alternative facts," it's clear that we have a global fake news problem. This panel will discuss the how and why behind the development of fake news, the way that the term has been usurped by questionable mouthpieces, the challenge of increasing the public's media literacy, and how we can work to identify and prevent the spread of factually untrue content. Can democracy survive without media literacy?

Moderators
avatar for Indira Lakshmanan

Indira Lakshmanan

Newmark Chair for Journalism Ethics, Poynter Institute
Indira Lakshmanan is a Washington columnist for The Boston Globe, writing about foreign policy and politics, and the Newmark Chair for Journalism Ethics at the Poynter Institute.  She has covered presidential campaigns and interviewed leaders in the U.S. and around the world, reporting from 80 countries on six continents. She traveled regularly with Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry for Bloomberg News, and interviewed Clinton more than a dozen times for Bloomberg TV, Radio... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Áine Kerr

Áine Kerr

Manager, Global Journalism Partnerships, Facebook
Áine Kerr leads global journalism partnerships at Facebook, overseeing a team focused on building products, tools and services for journalists and also working to improve news literacy for news consumers. Previously, she spent five years at Storyful, where she served as head of content and political editor before being appointed managing editor in December 2011 at the time of the... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Ye Hee Lee

Michelle Ye Hee Lee

Reporter, The Washington Post
Michelle Ye Hee Lee is a reporter on The Washington Post Fact Checker, digging for the truth beyond political rhetoric. Her coverage focuses on national politics, and she mainly writes about President Trump and Congress. Previously, Michelle was an investigative reporter at The A... Read More →
avatar for Linda Qiu

Linda Qiu

Fact Check Reporter, New York Times
I worked for PolitiFact for about 2 years through the 2016 election and now fact-check for the New York Times.


Thursday July 27, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Commonwealth Hall A2

2:00pm

Telling Stories for a Global Audience
Digital journalism is global, even for local reporters. Events on the national and international scale can lead to interesting local stories, and vice versa. Learn from the pros on how to report, package and present your story that can reach broader, global audiences.

Moderators
avatar for K. Oanh Ha

K. Oanh Ha

Asia Consumer Team Leader, Bloomberg
K. Oanh Ha is Asia Consumer Team Leader for Bloomberg News, based in Hong Kong. She previously served as Vietnam bureau chief for the outlet. Before joining Bloomberg, she worked as a host and reporter for KQED Public Radio in San Francisco on its nationally-syndicated program, Pacific Time, examining the connections between Asia and U.S. She was a reporter at the San Jose Mercury News, covering Asia Pacific affairs, technology and small businesses. She was born in Vietnam and grew up in California.K. Oanh Ha is Bloomberg's Asia consumer... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sewell Chan

Sewell Chan

International News Editor, London, The New York Times
Sewell Chan is the international news editor in the London office of The New York Times, focusing on coverage of breaking news in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. | He was previously the deputy editor of the Op-Ed page and Sunday Review section, a Washington correspondent, and... Read More →
avatar for Heather Landy

Heather Landy

Managing Editor, Quartz
Heather Landy is managing editor at Quartz, based in New York, and previously served as global news editor. She joined Quartz in 2014 from American Banker Magazine, where she was editor in chief. Heather started her career at Bloomberg News and spent five years on the business de... Read More →
avatar for Ishaan Tharoor

Ishaan Tharoor

Foreign Affairs Writer, Washington Post
Ishaan Tharoor is a foreign affairs writer at the Washington Post, where he pens a daily column and newsletter, Today's WorldView, on where Washington meets the world. He was previously an editor and writer at Time magazine in Hong Kong and New York.


Thursday July 27, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Commonwealth Hall C

2:00pm

Normalizing Diversity: How to Create a Culture of Hiring and Retaining Journalists of Color in Your Company
Let's talk about why and how you can hire and retain diverse talent. A discussion for and by managers on promoting minorities, falling short, the pipeline problem and inequality.

Moderators
avatar for Elizabeth Jensen

Elizabeth Jensen

Ombudsman/Public Editor, NPR
Elizabeth Jensen was appointed to a three-year term as NPR's Ombudsman/Public Editor in January 2015. In this role, she serves as the public's representative to NPR, responsible for bringing transparency to matters of journalism and journalism ethics. The Ombudsman/Public Editor... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sudeep Reddy

Sudeep Reddy

Managing Editor, POLITICO
Sudeep Reddy is a managing editor of POLITICO. He joined POLITICO in early 2017 after a decade in The Wall Street Journal's Washington bureau, where he most recently was an economics editor directing coverage of U.S. and international economic news. He was previously a Washington... Read More →
avatar for Craig Robinson

Craig Robinson

EVP & Chief Diversity Officer, NBCUniversal
Craig Robinson is the EVP, Chief Diversity Officer for NBCUniversal reporting directly to CEO Steve Burke. | Robinson was named to his position in August 2011, having previously served as President and GM of KNBC in Los Angeles. Robinson originally joined NBC in 1996. | Raised in the Echo Park district of Los Angeles... Read More →
avatar for Carolyn Ryan

Carolyn Ryan

Assistant Masthead Editor, The New York Times
Carolyn Ryan is an award-winning journalist at The New York Times who oversaw coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign for the Times. She was recently promoted to the paper’s masthead to help lead the reshaping of the Times newsroom through a major recruitment of new talent... Read More →


Thursday July 27, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Commonwealth Hall B

3:30pm

#ProTip: What Does It Take to Work at a Media Startup and How Do I Know If It's for Me?
Working at a startup can be stressful, uncertain and chaotic, but it can also be a deeply rewarding experience. Drop by this session to learn from journalists who have lived the startup life and have plenty of advice for how to get in, grow and survive working at a young media company.  

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Wong

Nicole Wong

Senior Producer, Gimlet Creative
Nicole Wong is the senior producer at Gimlet Creative, the advertising and branded content division of Gimlet Media, a media company that produces high-quality narrative podcasts out of Brooklyn, New York. Nicole has led the development and production of branded podcasts such as The Venture (with Virgin Atlantic), DTR (with Tinder) and Open For Business (with eBay). She also produces ad campaigns across the Gimlet Media network. Before joining the Gimlet team, she was a senior editor at Group SJR, producing digital branded content for Levi Strauss... Read More →


Thursday July 27, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Regency Ballroom Stage

4:00pm

The NBA: A Pioneer in Asian Appeal

Presented by AAJA Sports Task Force

The NBA’s popularity is sky rocketing, especially amongst Asians both abroad and in the U.S., who are among the biggest fans of stars like Kobe, Yao Ming, and Steph Curry. Hear from some of the most successful Asians in basketball and how they’re helping the NBA continue to be a pioneer and leader among pro sports through its commitment to diversity, willingness to address social issues and vision to make the game global. Also hear about the league's plans to find and develop the next Yao Ming or Jeremy Lin and why the NBA’s massive appeal to Asians should only continue to grow.


Moderators
avatar for Cassidy Hubbarth

Cassidy Hubbarth

ESPN, Host/Reporter
I am a sports broadcaster who has been with ESPN since 2010. I am currently a NBA sideline reporter, a college football studio anchor and one of the hosts of The Battle of the Network Stars on ABC.

Speakers
avatar for Rich Cho

Rich Cho

General Manager, Charlotte Hornets
Rich Cho is in his fifth season as General Manager after joining the Charlotte Hornets franchise on June 14, 2011. The organization’s lead basketball operations executive, Cho manages and oversees all player personnel matters, including professional and collegiate scouting, draft preparations, player acquisitions, salary cap management, training camp, preseason scheduling and the... Read More →
avatar for Diane Gotua

Diane Gotua

National Basketball Association, Vice President - Global Business Operations
Diane focuses on the development and expansion of the NBA’s strategic initiatives in international markets. She also manages the NBA’s partnership with USA Basketball. Prior to the NBA, Diane worked at Barclays and Lehman Brothers' investment banking groups. Diane resides in New York City with her husband and two... Read More →
avatar for Eddie Huang

Eddie Huang

Chef/Author/TV Personality
Eddie Huang is a chef, writer, TV host, producer, fashion designer, speaker, and social advocate based in New York City and Los Angeles whose work is recognized for bridging food with music, culture, comedy, politics and metropolitan life. He is widely known as the chef and owner of the popular Taiwanese restaurant Baohaus in... Read More →
avatar for Natalie Nakase

Natalie Nakase

Assistant Video Coordinator, LA Clippers
Natalie Nakase currently sits amongst the Clippers coaching staff as an assistant video coordinator. This comes after a playing career in which Natalie was a three-year starter at point guard for UCLA, where she was honorable mention All Pac-10. That was followed by a stint as the first ever Asian American to play in the National... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday July 27, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Commonwealth Hall A2

4:00pm

A Leader and a Lady: Toppling the Media and Tech Patriarchy
Being a woman leader in the media and tech industries presents its own challenges, celebrations, opportunities and insights. Back by popular demand: A panel of women leaders tell their stories and share some tips and tricks for how to pave your own way. This session is off the record.

Moderators
avatar for Emily Chow

Emily Chow

Assignment Editor, The Washington Post
Emily Chow is the story team editor at the Washington Post. She leads a team building media-rich stories that integrate video, photography, audio and words in ways that break the typical article template mold. Previously, she built data visualizations and interactive grap... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Brandel

Jennifer Brandel

CEO & Co-Founder, Hearken
Jennifer Brandel is CEO and Co-founder of Hearken. Prior, she was an award-winning journalist for many years, and founded the public-powered experimental series WBEZ’s Curious City, in addition to filing for NPR, CBC, The New York Times and Vice. She’s the recipient of the Media... Read More →
avatar for Mia Tramz

Mia Tramz

Managing Editor of LIFE VR, TIME
Mia Tramz is the Managing Editor of LIFE VR, Time Inc’s company wide virtual reality initiative. Since joining TIME as an Associate Photo Editor in 2013, Mia has embraced immersive digital storytelling in many forms, culminating with her involvement shaping the editorial voice... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Williams

Lauren Williams

Executive Editor, Vox
Lauren Williams is the executive editor of Vox in Washington, DC, where she leads editorial operations in a rapidly growing newsroom. Previously, Lauren was a story editor at Mother Jones and the deputy editor of The Root. She started her career at the Daily Press, a newspaper ba... Read More →


Thursday July 27, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Commonwealth Hall B

4:00pm

Reaching Millennial & Generation Z Audiences
Reaching youth is essential to the future of journalism. Bombarded with social media tricks and an ever-growing array of outlets, what can inspire the youngest audiences toward loyalty for a news organization? Hear from a panel of millennial and Gen Z newsroom leaders on their tactics for reaching peers and their visions for the future.

Moderators
avatar for Shawn Paik

Shawn Paik

Student, NYU
Shawn is an aspiring multimedia producer. He began his career as a photojournalist with the Chattanooga Times Free Press and went on to become the multimedia editor of the NYU newspaper. He has also worked at PBS NewsHour Weekend and Eater.

Speakers
avatar for Laila Alawa

Laila Alawa

CEO & Founder, The Tempest
Laila Alawa is the Founder and CEO of The Tempest, the tech & media company changing the global narrative of diverse millennial women. Previously, Laila worked with the White House and Congress. She worked as a research specialist at Princeton University, examining socio-cognitiv... Read More →
avatar for Brittany Cheng

Brittany Cheng

Social Media Producer, SB Nation
Brittany is a social media producer at SB Nation and a University of Maryland graduate. Before her current role, she interned at Vox, USA Today and The Baltimore Sun.
avatar for Hope King

Hope King

Anchor, Cheddar
Hope King is an anchor with Cheddar, the leading Post Cable News network. Hope was previously with CNN and Business Insider. She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School. Hope began her professional career at Merrill Lynch.


Thursday July 27, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Commonwealth Hall C

4:00pm

When the Political Becomes Personal
From the immigration ban to a proposed Muslim registry, current events for Asian-Americans may feel more personal than ever. We'll talk about how you balance your obligation to be impartial as a journalist against personal opinions, and how we as journalists can make the judgment call on participating in activism on issues we're passionate about while maintaining professional objectivity.

This session is supported by the Trust for Trauma Journalism and the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Martin Evans

Martin Evans

Reporter, Newsday
I am currently Newsday's veterans affairs reporter. During a career that began in 1981, I have been a Washington correspondent politics, and have covered southern California's Vietnamese community, the Asia-Pacific, and race in America.
avatar for Sara Khan

Sara Khan

Producer, CNN International
Sara Khan is a producer for CNN International telling stories on everything happening around the world.
avatar for Sameer Rao

Sameer Rao

Arts & Culture Reporter, Colorlines
Sameer Rao is a reporter for Colorlines, focusing on arts & culture news. As a freelance writer, Sameer's work has appeared in Stereogum, VICE's Noisey, Under the Radar, Splitsider, Philadelphia City Paper, WXPN's The Key, PhillyVoice, the Public School Notebook, and Independent... Read More →


Thursday July 27, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Commonwealth Hall A1
 
Friday, July 28
 

8:00am

Student Breakfast at the Booth
This session is for students only and requires an RSVP.


Friday July 28, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Regency Ballroom

8:00am

Registration
Friday July 28, 2017 8:00am - 4:30pm
Second Floor

9:00am

ELP Salon: Thinking Big
Leaders from the USA TODAY NETWORK will highlight leadership practices that focus on doing impactful journalism through creative use of resources. We’ll share case studies on industry challenges and discuss the characteristics of leaders who are facing those challenges head on.

Presented by Executive Leadership Program

Please email Paul Cheung at pcheung630@gmail.com for an invitation.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Bhatia

Peter Bhatia

Editor, Cincinnati Enquirer
Peter Bhatia, editor of The Cincinnati Enquirer and Ohio editor of the USA TODAY Network, has worked in journalism 42 years. AAJA honored Peter with a Pioneer in Journalism award in 2004. He is the first editor of South Asian descent to have led a major American newsroom. 
avatar for Mizell Stewart

Mizell Stewart

Vice President, News Operations, Gannett / USA Today Network
Mizell Stewart III is Vice President/News Operations for Gannett and the USA TODAY NETWORK, supporting the efforts of nearly 4,000 journalists who are part of the largest local-to-national news network in the United States. He provides oversight of finances, technology and news production, including the... Read More →


Friday July 28, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Invitation Only

9:00am

Jazz Up Your Stand-ups and Live Shots

Presented by AAJA Small Market Broadcast Journalists

It takes a lot of creativity to make your stand-up and live shots compelling and stand out among your competitors. It's especially important for MMJs to learn how to enhance their stories and compel their viewers to stick around. This session will teach hands-on skills to produce creative stand-ups and live shots on deadline.

Moderators
avatar for Thuy Lan Nguyen

Thuy Lan Nguyen

Multimedia Journalist, WKBW-7ABC Buffalo
Thuy Lan is currently a morning reporter in Buffalo, NY. She's covered breaking news, politics, law enforcement and community interest stories from coast to coast. | She attended the Walter Cronkite School Arizona State. She's previously worked as an anchor, digital content creat... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Hsu

Cindy Hsu

Anchor/Reporter, WCBS-TV
Emmy award winning anchor and reporter at WCBS-TV for 24 years.  Worked in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Steubenville, Ohio and Richmond, Virginia. Former AAJA President for New York Chapter.  Interested in features and issues such as adoption and mental illness.  Graduate of Virginia Tech... Read More →
avatar for Tiffany Liou

Tiffany Liou

Multimedia Journalist, KWTV News 9
Tiffany Liou is a multi-media journalist at News9 in Oklahoma City. Her roots are in California, but she’s moved across the country many times for her love of journalism. Tiffany is passionate about MMJ’ing. Shooting, writing and editing are all part of her storytelling process... Read More →


Friday July 28, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Commonwealth Hall A1

9:00am

Real Talk on Building Career Paths in Journalism

Presented by the Executive Leadership Program

If you want to make the most of your internship, craft your dream role in the newsroom or learn how to stand out among your peers, come hear from newsroom leaders about how they got to where they are. This talk will dive into how to make yourself indispensable in your newsroom, manage both up and down, navigate internal politics and find allies in the room so you can succeed. This session is off the record.



Moderators
avatar for Paul Cheung

Paul Cheung

Director of Visual Journalism, NBC
Paul Cheung is the Director of Visual Journalism at NBC News Digital. This newly created role will build NBC News’ foundation of visual language and define how stories are told beyond text, videos and photos across all digital platforms.  | Prior to NBC, Cheung helped pioneer VR3... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Juju Chang

Juju Chang

Anchor, ABC
Juju Chang is an Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of ABC News’ “Nightline.” She also reports regularly for “Good Morning America” and “20/20.” Chang covered breaking news, global events and issues like impact of the LA riot to the Korean American community to the earthquake in Haiti... Read More →
avatar for Subrata De

Subrata De

Vice President, Multi-Platform Newsgathering, ABC News
Subrata De is the Vice President, Multi-Platform Newsgathering at ABC News. She has oversight of domestic, foreign, digital and social media newsgathering.De has been with NBC Universal for 15 years, serving as a senior producer on NBC's Nightly News and, most recently, as executive producer of MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell... Read More →
avatar for Jia Lynn Yang

Jia Lynn Yang

Deputy National Security Editor, The Washington Post
Jia Lynn Yang is deputy national security editor of The Washington Post. She joined the Post in 2010 as a reporter covering business and economics. Before that, she spent five years at Fortune magazine as a staff writer. Jia Lynn graduated from Yale in 2004 with a degree in philo... Read More →


Friday July 28, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Commonwealth Hall B

9:00am

Mining for Hidden Stories, Hidden Communities
Whether you’re in a new city, taking on a new beat or assignment in your community or trying to find fresh stories on your current assignment, everyone needs skills to find rich, untold stories. So how do you find those stories? How do you integrate yourself into your community so that you can amplify your community’s voice? Get tips from pros who have mastered the art of uncovering interesting, new stories on their beat.

Moderators
avatar for Nicole Dungca

Nicole Dungca

Reporter, The Boston Globe
Nicole Dungca is a reporter at the Boston Globe. She has previously reported for the Oregonian, the Times-Picayune, and the Providence Journal.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Bartenstein

Ben Bartenstein

Reporter, Bloomberg News
Ben Bartenstein is a reporter for Bloomberg News based in Lima, Peru. He covers the intersection of politics and markets in developing nations, occasionally assisting with investigations for Businessweek Magazine. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Ben worked in Morocco, Spain, Colorado... Read More →
avatar for Trang Do

Trang Do

Reporter, CBS3 KYW-TV
Trang Do is a general assignment reporter for CBS3 Eyewitness News in Philadelphia, PA. The Philadelphia native had previously been an investigative reporter with WMAR-TV in Baltimore, Maryland.  While pursuing a master’s degree at Northwestern University’s Medill School of J... Read More →
avatar for Mary Hudetz

Mary Hudetz

Reporter, AP / The CJ Project
Mary Hudetz is an Associated Press reporter based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, who writes about the criminal justice system and Indian County. This year, she also is serving as the senior reporter on the The CJ Project, an initiative of the Asian American Journalists Association, Investigative Reporters and Editors, and National Center on Crime and Delinquency that aims to cover how the criminal and juvenile justice systems affect New Mexico's diverse communities. | | | | Hudetz is an enrolled member of the Crow Tribe, and a past president of the Native American Journalists Association. She also is a former editor of Native Peoples Magazine and the Associated Press' West Regional Desk, both based in... Read More →


Friday July 28, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Commonwealth Hall C

9:00am

Get Woke! How to Combat Diversity Issues in the Workplace
Our panel will help you come up with constructive, practical ways to cope with diversity issues in the workplace. How do you combat mansplaining? When you see racism, sexism or bias in the workplace, how can you call it out gracefully and without escalating a situation? A discussion tackling being vocal, your colleague's perception of you, and choosing between being right and being quiet.

Moderators
avatar for CeFaan Kim

CeFaan Kim

Reporter, WABC-TV
WABC-TV Reporter. Former News12 Reporter. Former NY1 News Queens Reporter/Political Producer.  US Army Reserve Veteran. AAJA Mentor. Korean American League for Civic Action Leadership Advisory Council. NAAP Special Advisor. NYU Alum.

Speakers
avatar for Lai Ling Jew

Lai Ling Jew

Staff Development and Diversity Initiatives Manager, CBS News
Lai Ling Jew is the Staff Development and Diversity Initiatives Manager for CBS News. She oversees off-air talent recruitment, tracks staff career development, manages the news associate and intern programs and represents the news division on diversity policies and practices. She also served as a senior producer for CBS Weekend News and was an award-winning investigative and breaking news producer for many... Read More →
avatar for Maria Mercader

Maria Mercader

Director of Talent Strategy, CBS News
Maria currently the Director of Talent Strategy, has been with CBS News for over 25 years. Prior to this position she worked as a Producer at CBS News Foreign Desk. Maria is proud that she has grown up at CBS as she started in the company as a Page.  Through the years, she has a... Read More →
avatar for Keith Woods

Keith Woods

VP for Diversity in News and Operations, NPR
In leading NPR's vision and strategy for diversity, Woods focuses on helping NPR and member stations strengthen the breadth and depth of diversity in content, staff, audience and the work environment. Woods joined NPR in February 2010, after 15 years at the Poynter Institute as d... Read More →


Friday July 28, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Commonwealth Hall A2

9:00am

9:00am

CNN Producers Workshop

This will be a full-day, small group workshop seeking to build the skills of producers who want to continue to grow as leaders. The program includes training on editorial decision making, leadership, producing philosophy, winning at breaking news and building a digital strategy. It is taught by CNN Senior Management.

Who is eligible?

Candidates must currently be active TV producers or digital journalists. Applications will be accepted from all registered 2017 convention attendees.

Cost

There is no charge for those accepted, but you must be registered for the 2017 AAJA National Convention in order to attend. Participants are responsible for their own travel and hotel costs.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP




Sponsors

Friday July 28, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Franklin

9:00am

CNN Reporters Workshop

This will be a full-day, small group workshop seeking to build the skills of most enterprising & engaging television reporters who want to continue to grow as leaders. Talent executives, on-air coaches and CNN correspondents will teach and challenge you on what it takes to make it to the network. Topics include enterprise reporting, on-air performance & presentation, storytelling, critical thinking and interview skills.

Who is eligible?

Candidates must currently be active reporters. Applications will be accepted from all registered 2017 convention attendees.

Cost

There is no charge for those accepted, but you must be registered for the 2017 AAJA National Convention in order to attend. Participants are responsible for their own travel and hotel costs.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Sponsors

Friday July 28, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Penn

9:00am

10:00am

CNBC Business News Associate Workshop
Pre-registration is required for this exclusive workshop.


Friday July 28, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Congress Hall B

10:00am

SAG-AFTRA Office Hours
Sponsors

Friday July 28, 2017 10:00am - 1:30pm
Jefferson Boardroom

10:00am

Photo Portrait Studio
Sponsors

Friday July 28, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm
Regency Ballroom

10:30am

#ProTip: I'm Really Awkward at Networking Events. Help!
Meeting new people can be an anxiety-inducing experience, but it doesn't have to be! Join a conversation about how to make a lasting first impression, leave a conversation while being polite, and learn about all of the other unspoken rules of professional networking.

Speakers
avatar for Allyn Hoang

Allyn Hoang

Entertainment Reporter, NBC DFW
Allyn Hoang is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She recently joined the NBC Dallas-Fort Worth team as an entertainment reporter. Prior, she was a news anchor and host on Eye Opener TV, a nationally syndicated morning news show airing on The CW. You may have also seen her fill-in... Read More →
avatar for Archith Seshadri

Archith Seshadri

News Anchor, WION
Archith Seshadri is a news anchor for WION (World Is One News) – Zee News’ first English news network. Archith presents the afternoon and evening bulletins from New Delhi, India. He's also reported from the ground in New York City for the US elections, covered Jayalalithaa’s demise from Chennai and traveled to Washington D.C. for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first meeting with US President Donald Trump... Read More →


Friday July 28, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Regency Ballroom Stage

11:00am

ELP Salon: Path to the C-Suite
The path narrows significantly as leaders ascend closer to the top job. Join us for a frank and open discussion with top Asian American CEOs on how do you prepare yourself to move up? What abilities should you focus on developing and how do you get on the C-suite shortlist?

Presented by Executive Leadership Program

Please email Paul Cheung at pcheung630@gmail.com for an invitation.

Moderators
avatar for Sharon Chan

Sharon Chan

VP Innovation Product & Development, Seattle Times
Sharon Pian Chan is Vice President of Innovation, Product & Development at The Seattle Times. She leads the work of creating profitable products and data insights that support independent, public-service journalism. She has raised $1.5 million from corporations, philanthropic foundations and nonprofits to support journalism initiatives at The... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Scott Kim

Scott Kim

CEO, Bankrate.com
Scott has served as CEO of the Bankrate Banking business since September 2015. Prior to this appointment, Scott spent two years as Chief Operating Officer and Interim CEO of About.com. Before that role, Scott held several senior leadership roles during his 10 years at Ask.com, including Chief Technology Officer, General Manager SEO... Read More →
avatar for Raju Narisetti

Raju Narisetti

CEO, Gizmodo
Raju Narisetti is the CEO of Gizmodo Media Group of Univision Communications Inc, a group sites that includes some of the the web's most beloved and authentic brands such as Gizmodo, Jezebel, Deadspin, Jalopnik and The Root. A media executive with a track record in creating, reth... Read More →


Friday July 28, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Invitation Only

11:00am

"Stick to Sports" - Why You Shouldn't

Presented by AAJA Sports Task Force

The political climate transcended to all realms, including sports and entertainment. Frequently, those in the sports and entertainment realms face blowback in the "stick to your job" mold. You will hear from those in sports and entertainment who felt it was important to make their voices heard, in spite of the criticism to come.

Moderators
avatar for Michael Kim

Michael Kim

Host, 120 Sports/Stadium
Michael Kim is an award-winning sports journalist with nearly 30 years of experience.  After receiving his master's degree at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Kim began his career in Washington DC before spending 17 years at ESPN.  He left in 2013 to help launch 1... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dylan MacNamara

Dylan MacNamara

Director, Talent & Media, Bleacher Report
One of Bleacher Report's early employees, Dylan has been with B/R since 2009. He's worn a number of different hats over the years, including serving as the site's NFL and NBA editor. Since 2014, Dylan has overseen the talent acquisition group, and recently has gotten involved with large scale content strategy projects, as... Read More →
avatar for Kimberley Martin

Kimberley Martin

N.Y. Jets Beat Writer, Newsday
Since joining Newsday in November 2007, Kimberley A. Martin has covered everything from local news to high school sports to the Super Bowl. In 2011, she was named the National Association of Black Journalists' "Emerging Journalist of the Year" for her outstanding achievement and balanced coverage of the black community and society at... Read More →
avatar for Adnan Virk

Adnan Virk

Anchor, ESPN
Born in Toronto, Ontario, I landed a job as a sportscaster with ESPN in May of 2010. I've had the good fortune to work on a variety of sports, from baseball to college football, on radio and television.


Friday July 28, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Commonwealth Hall A1

11:00am

Lessons From Photographing Standing Rock

Presented by AAJA Photojournalists

The Standing Rock protests were about an underrepresented minority group's fight to protect their primary water supply against the government. It was a difficult story to cover– the remote location, cold weather condition and competing resources in newsrooms. Our panel of photographers share their experience and explore this case study of overcoming challenges to produce a compelling visual story.

Moderators
avatar for Ariel Zambelich

Ariel Zambelich

Visuals Editor, NPR
Ariel Zambelich is an Editor on NPR’s Visuals Team, which collaborates with the newsroom to tell stories that create empathy through photojournalism, illustration, graphics, design, data reporting, and video journalism. She helps coordinate visual coverage for news and features both domestic and international, has photographed high-profile figures like President Obama and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and contributed to long-term investigations about... Read More →

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Angus Mordant

Freelance Photojournalist
Angus Mordant is a photojournalist based in New York City. | | Mordant was born and raised in Sydney, Australia, but moved to New York in 2013 to study at the International Center of Photography. After graduating in 2014, he spent a year interning for Mary-Ellen Mark. | | His w... Read More →
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Josh Morgan

Photographer, The Greenville News
Josh Morgan is a photojournalist based in Greenville, S.C. Before moving to Greenville, he spent nearly three years in South Dakota. He started covering the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline in September 2016 as a photographer for the Rapid City Journal and continued until... Read More →
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Richard J. Tsong-Taatarii

Staff Photographer, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Has been a staff photographer at the Minneapolis Star Tribune for 18 yrs. He won a 1st place picture page and 3rd place portrait series in NPPA. He was also awarded an award of excellence in newspaper portfolio this past year in POY.


Friday July 28, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Commonwealth Hall A2

11:00am

Bots & Artificial Intelligence: Your Newsroom's New Ace Reporter?
From the Los Angeles Times to Quartz to Mic, a wide range of media outlets are enlisting artificial intelligence (AI) in their newsgathering and storytelling. As bots evolve, learn more about how and why journalists are turning to AI for news discovery and distribution. What can your newsroom get out of using AI? Our panel of newsroom bot-builders and bot-users will tell you all about this emerging trend– and where it's headed.

Moderators
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Frank Bi

Editorial Engineer, The Verge / Vox Media
Frank Bi is a data journalist and engineer at The Verge, a technology news website operated by Vox Media that covers the intersection of technology, science, art and culture. He lives in New York City.

Speakers
avatar for John Keefe

John Keefe

Bot Developer & Product Manager, Quartz
John Keefe is a developer in the Quartz Bot Studio, experimenting with conversational interfaces, tools and artificial intelligence. He is also the product manager for Quartz's mobile app. Keefe teaches at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and is author of "Family Projects f... Read More →
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Anne Li

Interactive Audio Producer, The Washington Post
Anne works on audio products for home-activated assistants at The Washington Post, which means she spends much of her time talking to robots like Amazon Alexa and Google Home. In the past, she's worked as a reporter for West Virginia Public Broadcasting and as a producer for NPR... Read More →


Friday July 28, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Commonwealth Hall C

11:00am

Spotlight Lite: Producing Investigative Journalism with Limited Resources
Click here for the Spotlight Lite Tip Sheet!

You don’t need months and a team of full-time investigative reporters to produce quality investigative journalism. This panel of journalists will share how they juggle enterprise with daily assignments, find tools and learn on the fly to produce important accountability journalism. You'll get hands-on tips for producing your next investigative story.



Moderators
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Willoughby Mariano

Investigative Reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Willoughby Mariano is an investigative reporter at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution focusing on housing and criminal justice issues. The Yale University graduate previously worked at the Orlando Sentinel and was a Los Angeles Time's METPRO diversity trainee. Past recognition incl... Read More →

Speakers
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David Fahrenthold

Journalist, The Washington Post 
David Fahrenthold is a political reporter for the Washington Post, writing about the Trump Organization. He has been with the Post since 2000, and previously covered the D.C. police, the Chesapeake Bay, New England and Congress.
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Caitlin McGlade

Education Reporter, South Florida Sun Sentinel
Caitlin McGlade is an education reporter at the South Florida Sun Sentinel, where she splits her time between daily beat coverage and original analyses that often explore racial or economic inequities. She was previously a data reporter at the Arizona Republic, where she investig... Read More →


Friday July 28, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Commonwealth Hall B

12:30pm

1:00pm

Nielsen Special Edition Workshop

More and more, Asian American influences are having a profound and recognizable impact on mainstream U.S. culture. Asian American Women: Digitally Fluent with an Intercultural Mindset, Nielsen’s fifth report on Asian American consumers, provides new insights on this young, emerging force in America. Learn how the findings are a valuable resource to help journalists identify and tell new stories about what’s happening in Asian American communities


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Mariko Carpenter

Vice President, Strategic Community Alliances, Nielsen
Mariko S. Carpenter is the Vice President, Strategic Community Alliances at Nielsen. In this role, Mariko serves as a thought leader on Asian American consumer data, sharing valuable insights to help brands, marketers and community leaders understand the impact and influence of Asian Americans in this country. Mariko brings to light the narrative behind the massive volume of data that is available in our increasingly multicultural, ever-changing digital world. Prior to joining Nielsen, Mariko was the Consumer Marketing lead at... Read More →
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Pamela Wu

Director of Media Relations, UC Davis Health
Pamela Wu is the Director of Media Relations at UC Davis Health, ranked among the top academic health centers in the nation. She also serves as a documentary host and contributor for Capital Public Radio.  | Previously, she was an Anchor/Reporter at KCRA-TV (NBC).  | Pam is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) National Advisory Board and Founding Co-director of... Read More →

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Friday July 28, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Millennium Hall

1:00pm

Securing the Exclusive: Savvy Booking Tips by CBS
Whether it’s a politician in the hot seat, the suspect of a terrible crime or an A-list celebrity, journalists often face intense competition from other news outlets. How do journalists secure interviews with the most sought after newsmakers? Top network bookers and correspondents share anecdotes about how they booked their toughest “gets” and will teach you how to research, locate and convince newsmakers to share their stories with you. You will hear about the most useful research tools, as well as tips on how to secure the interview without sacrificing your integrity. 

Moderators
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Lulu Chiang

Senior Producer, CBS News
Lulu Chiang is a Senior Producer of Special Events at CBS NEWS.  From 2012 to 2017 Lulu led the guest booking department at CBS THIS MORNING, CBS EVENING NEWS and collaborated on network-wide bookings. | | In 2014, Lulu received The Dupont Columbia Award for outstanding breaking news coverage of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. Lulu also received an Emmy Award for her coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. | | From 2004 to 2012 Lulu was the senior producer of... Read More →

Speakers
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Nancy Kramer

Executive Story Editor, CBS News
Nancy Kramer is an award winning Executive Story Editor at CBS News 48 Hours. She leads a team of development producers to secure, book and produce long form law and justice stories and topical breaking news specials. She has worked as a producer for 60 Minutes,  20/20 - Primetime and Fox... Read More →
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Ramon Parkins

Producer / ARTS and Entertainment Editor, CBS News Sunday Morning
Ramon is a Producer at CBS News Sunday Morning, where he also serves as ARTS & Entertainment Editor.  He is honored to be attending his first AAJA Convention and eager to share his many years of experience with his peers. 
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Anam Siddiq

Producer-Shooter, CBS News
Anam Siddiq is a producer-shooter for CBS News, currently based in the Midwest. She has covered several of the biggest breaking news stories nationally and internationally in the past 5 years, contributing to all CBS News shows and platforms. Previously, she worked at the CBS Eve... Read More →

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Friday July 28, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Congress Hall C

1:30pm

Everything You Need to Know to Pursue Your Next Big Project

Presented by AAJA Freelance

So you want to tell a story that's more than three minutes long. How do you go about getting the funding and resources to produce a short or documentary? We'll discuss the steps it takes for independent journalists to pursue a long-form project.

Moderators
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Bea Hundal

Freelance Broadcaster
Bea Hundal has worked as an international news journalist for more than a decade.  From the AP to the BBC she has enjoyed covering everything from the Olympics to numerous conflicts and wars.

Speakers
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Katherine Lewis

Independent Journalist, Katherine Reynolds Lewis
Katherine Reynolds Lewis is an award-winning journalist who regularly contributes to Fortune, USA Today’s magazines, Washington Post and Working Mother, with other bylines including TheAtlantic.com, Bloomberg Businessweek, Money, Mother Jones, New York Times, Parade and Slate. From 1998 to 2008, she was a national correspondent for Newhouse News Service and... Read More →
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Paula Madison

CEO, Madison Media Management
Paula Williams Madison is CEO of Madison Media Management LLC, a LA-based global media consultancy. In 2011, Madison retired from NBCUniversal, where she had been EVP of | Diversity as well as a Vice President of GE, then the parent company of NBCU. During her 22 years with NBCU, she held a number of... Read More →


Friday July 28, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Commonwealth Hall A2

1:30pm

What it Means to be a Man of Color in a Leadership Role
Back by popular demand and inspired by previous Executive Leadership Program and I-Con workshops, let's have a frank conversation about the challenges that men of color face in management and leadership positions. This session is off the record.

Moderators
JD

Josh du Lac

GA News Editor, The Washington Post
Josh Freedom du Lac is a senior news editor at The Washington Post, where he has also been an enterprise reporter and pop critic. Before joining The Post, he spent 12 years at the Sacramento Bee. He previously served on AAJA’s national board and is a co-founder of J Camp.

Speakers
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Michael Luo

Editor, newyorker.com, The New Yorker
Michael Luo is the editor of newyorker.com and oversees the magazine’s digital presence across all platforms. He joined the The New Yorker in November, 2016, as an investigations editor for the magazine. Previously, he spent thirteen years as a reporter and editor at the New York... Read More →
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Kevin Merida

Senior Vice President and Editor-In-Chief, The Undefeated, ESPN
Kevin Merida is Editor-in-Chief of The Undefeated and a fan of great writing, great shooting, great beaches, great jazz clubs, underdogs and comebacks. | | Merida joined ESPN in November 2015 as senior vice president and editor-in-chief of “The Undefeated,” ESPN’s media pl... Read More →


Friday July 28, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Commonwealth Hall D

1:30pm

Pitching Race and Identity Stories for a Mainstream Audience
The United States is headed toward a multiethnic, linguistically plural and increasingly racially mixed society. Finding and telling the stories that help shape that reality is chief among the challenges facing today’s journalists, as is addressing visibility in the media for AAPIs. We'll explore all of the above at this participatory workshop + panel.

The program will kick off with a 45-minute panel, followed by a workshop. Participants will be encouraged to bring one-paragraph pitches that will be workshopped in the latter part of the session.

Moderators
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Jaweed Kaleem

National Race and Justice Reporter, Los Angeles Times
Jaweed Kaleem is the national race and justice reporter at the Los Angeles Times, where he writes about how race and ethnicity shape our evolving understanding of what it means to be American. Before joining The Times, Kaleem reported for The Huffington Post and the Miami Herald... Read More →

Speakers
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Kat Chow

Reporter, NPR's Code Switch
Kat Chow is a reporter with NPR's Code Switch, and helped start the team in 2013. She's worked with NPR's Invisibilia and is an occasional fourth chair on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour. 
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Stephanie Foo

Producer, “This American Life”
Stephanie Foo is a producer of This American Life. Previously, she helped create Snap Judgment. She has also produced stories for shows like 99% Invisible and Reply All. Stephanie cares about diversifying all things audio – through content, people and tech.Stephanie Foo is a producer at... Read More →
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Alex Laughlin

Podcast Producer, Buzzfeed
Alex Laughlin is a news audio fellow at Buzzfeed. Before that, she was a social media editor at The Washington Post where she created, produced and hosted Other: Mixed Race in America, a podcast about the multiracial experience. She was named a 2016 Online News Association MJ Bea... Read More →

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Friday July 28, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Commonwealth Hall A1

1:30pm

Salary Negotiations Seminar With Negotiating Exercises
Learn how to negotiate a contract or pay rate that works for you, and about the legal pitfalls to avoid. In this hands-on, intensive coaching session, we’ll practice the phrases and questions to prepare for negotiations, walk you through calculating your offers and counteroffers and more.

Speakers
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Deborah Cai

Senior Associate Dean and Professor, Temple University, Klein College of Media and Communication
Deborah A. Cai is an internationally recognized researcher specializing in intercultural communication, negotiation and conflict management, and social influence. She is a fellow of the International Association for Intercultural Research. Her research examines the effects of cul... Read More →


Friday July 28, 2017 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Commonwealth Hall C

1:30pm

Speak Up! Voice Coaching Workshop

Presented by AAJA Student Broadcast Journalists

This workshop will go through various exercises you can use daily so you can leverage your unique voice qualities to get the most bang out of your story. Get ready for lots of tips on how to express the essence of your story's thesis with voice. We'll discuss how voice is more important than how you look in broadcast. Bring your scripts and be ready to stand up in front of everybody and scream.

Moderators
avatar for Angeline Bernabe

Angeline Bernabe

Masters of Journalism Candidate and News Fellow at Nightly News, NBC News and UC Berkeley Graduate School of journalism
Angeline Bernabe is a journalist in the Bay Area with experience in video, print and radio. She is currently an AAJA news fellow at NBC Nightly News and a master's candidate at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from CSULA in television... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Choe

Jonathan Choe

Reporter, NBC Boston
Jonathan Choe is a general assignment reporter for NBC Boston, a brand new O&O station that launched in 2017. He's been with AAJA for more than 16 years, and is focused on mentoring the next generation of Asian American journalists.
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Angie Goff

Journalist, NBC Washington
Angie Goff has been reporting the news from the nation's capital for the last decade. In addition to her duties at NBC Washington Angie is a TODAY Show contributor and family matters columnist. An early adopter, Angie has been engaging her online audience for years and has remained a top local TV social media leader. You can always catch her broadcasts on Facebook... Read More →


Friday July 28, 2017 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Commonwealth Hall B

3:00pm

#ProTip: Do I Need an Agent? Where Do I Start?

Are talent agents a valuable career investment? Learn from the pros for how to find, vet, and possibly sign with an agent who's right for you.


Speakers
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Mary Cavallaro

Chief Broadcast Officer for the News & Broadcast Department, Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television & Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA)
Mary E. Cavallaro, Esq. serves as the Chief Broadcast Officer for the News & Broadcast Department of Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television & Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). She is responsible for overseeing the negotiation and administration of over 250 labor agreements with network and local broadcast employers nationwide. She chairs national negotiations for the Network News Agreements as well negotiations with employers with station and broadcast operations in multiple markets. In addition, Mary works directly with the SAG-AFTRA Broadcast Steering Committee on policy and matters of concern to broadcast... Read More →
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Karen Wang-Lavelle

Co-President, Ken Lindner and Associates
Karen Wang-Lavelle is the Co-President of Ken Lindner and Associates, one of the most respected talent agencies in the field of broadcasting - news, alternative/reality, digital. She has over twenty years of experience as an agent.  She has negotiated and placed clients on ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, CNN, Fox News Channel, HLN, Turner Classic Movies... Read More →


Friday July 28, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Regency Ballroom Stage

3:30pm

VOICES Presentation
Now in its 27th year, AAJA Voices trains the next generation of journalists—journalists who produce quality editorial work, who understand the larger impact their work has on society, and who are deeply engaged with driving the direction of the industry. Many VOICES students have gone on to succeed in other internships and journalism programs, to work and thrive in many of your newsrooms and to serve in leadership positions in both AAJA and other professional news organizations. The 2017 class has spent all summer working to produce in-depth news projects covering issues important to the AAPI community. Come meet the outstanding students and hear about their reporting.

Friday July 28, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Congress Hall A & B

5:30pm

Story Slam
Sponsors

Friday July 28, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Congress Hall A & B

6:30pm

Silent Auction
Join us for our 2017 Silent Auction and bid on exclusive travel, entertainment and luxury items. Funds raised will help support JCamp, VOICES, AAJA scholarships and other student programs

Sponsors

Friday July 28, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Commonwealth Hall
 
Saturday, July 29
 

9:00am

9:30am

J-School Student Breakfast (Invite Only)

Join the J-Schools for breakfast! Learn about the graduate programs at CUNY, Columbia Journalism School, Medill at Northwestern University and the University of Southern California and grab some grub on us! 

This event is invite only.

Saturday July 29, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Congress Hall B

10:00am

5:00pm

AAJA Photo Booth
Get together with your favorite AAJA members and convention attendees and pose for a fun photobooth session! 

Saturday July 29, 2017 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Millennium Hall Prefunction

7:00pm

9:30pm

AAJA Annual Karaoke Night

Saturday July 29, 2017 9:30pm - Sunday July 30, 2017 12:15am
Millennium Hall Foyer