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Friday, August 23 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Being Your Own Best Editor

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In this era of shrinking newsrooms, reporters are more frequently being asked to edit themselves, particularly when it comes to highly trafficked online content. Seasoned reporters and a veteran editor share their tips for consistently delivering clean copy.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAbestedit

Location: Nassau East 

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Katie Benner

Writer, Fortune Magazine
Katie Benner is a writer at Fortune Magazine who covers Wall Street, private equity and hedge funds. Previously, she worked at theStreet.com and CNN/Money. Kate has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC and Marketplace Radio and has been published in The New York Times and The Boston Globe. She has given talks and moderated panels for the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Security Forum, Asia Society, the Corporate State, AAJA, and Time Inc. Kate is a... Read More →
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Merrill Perlman

Merrill Perlman is an editor and consultant. Among her regular clients are The New York Times, ProPublica, Amazon Kindle Singles, Rosetta Books and the Poynter Institute’s NewsU, where she developed and presents an online group seminar on self-editing. She writes the “Language Corner” column and blog for Columbia Journalism Review and is an adjunct assistant professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She... Read More →
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Meena Thiruvengadam

Business channel manager, Digital First Media's Project Thunderdome
Meena Thiruvengadam is business channel manager at Digital First Media's Project Thunderdome. Previously, she covered the Treasury, Federal Reserve and economic news for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal in Washington. She also has extensive experience working as a freelancer and was a business reporter at the San Antonio Express-News in Texas. Follow her on Twitter at @Meena_Thiru.
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Frank Witsil

Web Editor, Detroit Free Press
Frank Witsil is a Web editor on the business desk of the Detroit Free Press. He previously ran the overnight Web desk and completed a nearly year-long program with the Detroit Media Partnership to learn about business operations. He also has worked as a writer at The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune, Akron (Ohio) Beacon-Journal and the Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times. He is a former AAJA governing board member and national convention co-chair in 2011.
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Dawn Wotapka

Reporter, Wall Street Journal
Dawn Wotapka is an award-winning financial journalist who has written about everything from "Extreme Makeover" homes in foreclosure to tanning beds in student housing. She currently covers residential real estate for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal. She has also worked at the Long Island Business News and the (Raleigh, N.C.) News & Observer. Dawn spent six months doing freelance fact checking for Corporate Board Member... Read More →

Friday August 23, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019