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Friday, August 23 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Ten Ways To Make Your Story More Engaging

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How many of you groan at the thought of responding to emails and phone calls from readers, viewers and listeners? Reader engagement is more than a buzz word, it's key to the survival of journalism in a cutthroat competitive landscape for online readers. It's about more than responding to trolls in anonymous online comments. Let's talk about 10 proven ways to engage your readers digitally, in print, on television on the radio and in person. Learn from our mistakes and successes. Pick up the best practices across platforms. We are here to help you build your relationship with readers, whether you're a reporter, a producer, photographer in print, broadcast or online.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAtop10

Location: Nassau West 

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Sharon Chan

Associate Opinions Editor, The Seattle Times
Sharon Chan is the associate opinions editor/digital for The Seattle Times. She manages The Seattle Times' guest columns with an emphasis on diversifying topics, authors and readers. Her column and Opinion Northwest blog posts provide an independent take on issues important to millennials, women and the digital generation. She previously was senior digital producer for The Seattle Times, leading the home page team and working with a team to... Read More →
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Mandy Jenkins

Interactives Editor, Digital First Media
Mandy Jenkins is Interactives Editor with Digital First Media's Project Thunderdome, where she oversees the national video and data journalism teams and works with local newspapers on social media strategy and projects. Mandy was previously Social News Editor for politics at The Huffington Post, and coordinated the company's citizen journalism program, OfftheBus. She was formerly the social media editor for Washington, D.C. local news startup TBD... Read More →
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George Kiriyama

Reporter, NBC Bay Area
George Kiriyama has been a reporter for NBC Bay Area since 2006. He began his broadcasting career in Midland/Odessa, Texas. From there, his career took him north to Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo and Kansas City, Mo. George was nominated for an Emmy in 2008 for his role in the NBC Bay Area documentary “Dreams To Dust: Americans Interned.” He was nominated for a second Emmy in 2010 for his live reporting during a downtown Oakland riot... Read More →
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Jamshid Mousavinezhad

Editor-in-Chief, Newsday.com
Jamshid Mousavinezhad is the editor-in-chief of newsday.com, the website of the Long Island-based newspaper. In that capacity he's overseen award-winning projects, such as newsday.com/sandy, newsday.com/debates, newsday.com/911 and newsday.com/votersguide. 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 Future of News and High School Journalism... Read More →
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Ruth Spencer

Community Coordinator, Guardian US
Ruth Spencer is the community coordinator for the Guardian US. She creates features that encourage debate, discussion and participation on Guardian platforms. Before joining the Guardian, Ruth attended the Studio 20 program at NYU and was an editor at The European Journalism Center in Maastricht, Netherlands.

Friday August 23, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019