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Tuesday, August 20
 

9:00am

Executive Leadership Program: Day 1
The Executive Leadership Program (ELP) Introductory Session is a program available exclusively to AAJA members.  It is designed to help Asian American and Pacific Islander journalists develop the skills required to become newsroom leaders and executives.  This three-day program hones career goals and identifies improvement areas to arm participants with the skills to bring those goals to life. Meet the 2013 ELP Class.

The ELP application period has closed. Please apply in 2014 if you would like to attend ELP. 

ELP is sponsored by Digital First Media.

Location: Concourse G

Tuesday August 20, 2013 9:00am - 5:00pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019
 
Wednesday, August 21
 

8:00am

NPR’s Audio Storytelling Workshop
What makes a good audio story? Whether your goal is to do a full-blown radio story, use audio clips in your blog, accompany photos on the web, or create a podcast, this one-day workshop will show you how to understand audio’s storytelling strengths, select the best sound, write for the ear, and write to sound. You’ll also get an opportunity to use audio recording equipment to record interviews, sounds, and scenes and to do digital audio editing. You will need to bring your own laptop and to download audio editing software in advance (We will advise you on the process.) The session is limited to 6 people.

To Apply:
Please send your full name, media organization, list any media organizations to which you belong, your job title and cell phone number to audioworkshop@npr.org. Include (1) web link to recent work plus a brief bio with career goals (maximum 500 words). Please do not send attachments. Put AAJA in the subject line. The deadline for applications is July 19

Minimum Requirements:
This workshop is for professional journalists in print, online, TV or radio. You will need to bring your own laptop (PC or Mac). Audio recording equipment will be provided.


Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAaudio

Location: Bryant

Wednesday August 21, 2013 8:00am - 4:30am
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

8:00am

Convention Registration: Open
Wednesday August 21, 2013 8:00am - 5:00pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

9:00am

Building Custom Dataviz Maps With Google

Join Google at their New York office for a full day of training on maps, trends, data, hangout and more. 

 

Google 101 | 9:00 am to 11:45 am

It’s no secret that data-gathering and journalism go hand in hand – but then what?Whether it’s refining your advanced search capabilities, improving audience engagement through Google+ or learning how to visualize big data through Google Maps, this workshop is intended to guide you through gathering and visualizing your data, and engaging with your audience. Topics will include: 

  • Gather: Advanced Search, Trends, Correlate, Public Data Explorer and Consumer Surveys
  • Visualize: Embeddable maps, My Maps, Google Maps Engine Lite (Beta), Google Maps API, Google Earth and Google Fusion Tables
  • Engage: Google+, Hangouts On Air and YouTube

Trainers:

  • Nicholas Whitaker - Media Outreach Lead
  • Vanessa Schneider - Geo Media Program Manager

Lunch at Google | Noon to 1:00 pm

 

Building custom maps with Google | 1:15 pm to 3:00 pm 

Looking to tell a visual story with your data? In this interactive workshop, we’ll teach you how to get started with Google Maps Engine Lite and Fusion Tables, two tools to help you host, visualize and publish your data as maps. The session will start with a brief overview of Google Maps Engine Lite and Fusion Tables, as well as related tools, then we’ll dive into some hands-on examples to get you familiar with how easily your data can be turned into a visualization with impact. Pre-requisite: Personal laptops are encouraged, and please make sure to create a Google account ahead of this session — you’ll need it in order to do the exercises:google.com/accounts/NewAccount

  • Trainer: Vanessa Schneider - Geo Media Program Manager
Space is limited in this free workshop. Sign up is required.

Sponsors

Wednesday August 21, 2013 9:00am - 3:00pm
Google New York

9:00am

Google Hangout On Air

Join Google at their New York office for a full day of training on maps, trends, data, hangout and more. 

 

Google 101 | 9:00 am to 11:45 am

It’s no secret that data-gathering and journalism go hand in hand – but then what?Whether it’s refining your advanced search capabilities, improving audience engagement through Google+ or learning how to visualize big data through Google Maps, this workshop is intended to guide you through gathering and visualizing your data, and engaging with your audience. Topics will include: 

  • Gather: Advanced Search, Trends, Correlate, Public Data Explorer and Consumer Surveys
  • Visualize: Embeddable maps, My Maps, Google Maps Engine Lite (Beta), Google Maps API, Google Earth and Google Fusion Tables
  • Engage: Google+, Hangouts On Air and YouTube

Trainers:

  • Nicholas Whitaker - Media Outreach Lead
  • Vanessa Schneider - Geo Media Program Manager

Lunch at Google | Noon to 1:00 pm

 

Hangouts On Air for Broadcast | 1:15 pm to 3:00 pm 

Hangouts On Air (HOA) brings all types of people together – from President Obama chatting with potential voters, to star-gazing enthusiasts sharing their view of the cosmos.  Anyone can use HOA, but it’s important to set the scale of your Hangout and plan accordingly.  If your goal is to host a grand “event” style Hangout that focuses on maximizing views, you should approach Hangouts on Air differently than someone who hosts a weekly HOA to slowly grow their community.

In this session, we will deep dive into HOA's, discuss strategies for conducting an effective HOA, and get hands on with some third party gear that will allow to to integrate professional studio cameras into your Hangouts and weave Hangouts into your studios current work flow, or take your HOA mobile.

  • Trainer: Nicholas Whitaker - Media Outreach Lead

Space is limited in this free workshop. Sign up is required.

Sponsors

Wednesday August 21, 2013 9:00am - 3:00pm
Google New York

9:00am

Coding Workshop: Beginning HTML & CSS for Journalists
This full-day workshop has two components to learning how to code. First, students will first get a four-hour crash course into HTML and CSS. The second half of the day will be devoted to putting coding skills into action and attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions for work or personal projects. There is a break from 12 pm-1 pm. 

There is a holding fee to attend this event. Click here for tickets.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAcode

Location: Murray Hill East 

Speakers
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Tom Giratikanon

The New York Times
Tom Giratikanon builds interactive graphics at The New York Times. Prior to The New York Times, he was a newsroom developer at The Boston Globe. Tom teaches programming to high school students each summer at the Medill School of Journalism, and co-founded Code with me, a programming workshop for journalists.
avatar for Sisi Wei

Sisi Wei

News Applications Developer, ProPublica
Sisi Wei is news applications developer at ProPublica, where she builds interactive stories that serve the public interest. Previously, she was a Graphics Editor at The Washington Post. She is also the co-founder of Code with me, a high-impact workshop focused on teaching journalists how to code. Sisi graduated from Northwestern University with majors in journalism, philosophy and legal studies.


Wednesday August 21, 2013 9:00am - 4:00pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

9:00am

Building a Successful Freelance Career (full day hosted by CUNY)
Join AAJA for a one-day workshop to help develop the connections, skills and strategies you need to build a successful freelance career. Hear from other freelancers about how they've made it work. Meet top editors from the New York Times, Working Mother, Quartz, Fortune and more and learn about the pitches they like to receive.

Check out this session on tumblr.

There is a fee to attend this event. Click here for ticket information.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAfreelance

Speakers
avatar for Pradnya Joshi

Pradnya Joshi

News Editor/DealBook, The New York Times
Pradnya (P.J.) Joshi is news editor for DealBook, a section devoted to the coverage of finance and markets at The New York Times. She joined The Times as a staff editor on the metro copy desk in 2006 after working more than 13 years as a business reporter at various publications including Newsday and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She has covered various business and metro beats including corporate fraud, economic development and... Read More →
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Mitra Kalita

Ideas Editor, Quartz
Mitra Kalita is the ideas editor at Quartz, an online global business publication launched in 2012 by Atlantic Media. She worked previously at The Wall Street Journal, where she edited coverage of the Great Recession, launched a local news section for New York City and, most recently, reported on the housing crisis. She also launched Mint, a business paper in New Delhi, and has previously worked for The Washington Post, Newsday and the Associated... Read More →
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Ellen Lee

Freelance Writer
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Katherine Reynolds Lewis

Independent Journalist
Katherine Reynolds Lewis is a Harvard-educated journalist with nearly 20 years' experience writing for magazines, newspapers and online. A regular contributor to About.com and Fortune magazine online, her expertise is money, work and family. Her freelance articles have appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek, Money, The New York Times, Parade, MSN Money, Slate, USA Today's magazines, Washington Post Magazine and Working Mother. Previously she was... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2013 9:00am - 4:30pm
City University of New York 219 W 40th St New York, NY 10018

9:00am

Executive Leadership Program: Day 2
The Executive Leadership Program (ELP) Introductory Session is a program available exclusively to AAJA members.  It is designed to help Asian American and Pacific Islander journalists develop the skills required to become newsroom leaders and executives.  This three-day program hones career goals and identifies improvement areas to arm participants with the skills to bring those goals to life. Meet the 2013 ELP Class.


The ELP application period has closed. Please apply in 2014 if you would like to attend ELP.  

ELP is sponsored by Digital First Media.

Location: Concourse G 

Wednesday August 21, 2013 9:00am - 5:00pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

9:00am

NYU Digital Bootcamp for Journalists (full day hosted by New York University)

This all-day workshop will help you along your career path in journalism by giving you the knowledge and understanding of the business side of the industry. You will hear from the best and brightest about how to be better managers, innovators and entrepreneurs. Attendees will learn business basics including business strategy, branding, content, paywalls, marketing, entrepreneurial skills and intelligent risk-taking, as well as statistics about the biggest trends and an opportunity to connect with others who have gone down the entrepreneurial path.

  • Where: New York University
  • When: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Course Outline

  • 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.: Keynote Address by Alan Murray
  • 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.: How can you come up with a business strategy when the model is broken? — A discussion about the journalism brand, what formulas are out there, what is working, what’s not working. The panel will look at the merit of measurements, viewership vs. content and the future of journalism.
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: What are the big trends? — A look at the facts and statistics behind the trends in mobile, video, languages, global, print and TV. Q&A with Gregory A. Boyer of PwC.
  • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch break and ignite –   Interactive Picture Gallery
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Are pay walls here to stay? — A look at the pros and cons of pay walls. National and local newspapers have implemented pay walls in the last few years. A discussion to look at the different variations of pay walls, whether it’s working, motivations and results. What is the role advertisers have and the way forward?
  • 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.: How can you act like an entrepreneur within your own company? — Not everyone can leave their job and start their own company. With all the changes in journalism, there’s a lot of room for innovation right in your own newsroom. The discussion focuses on how you can act like an entrepreneur without leaving your day job.
  • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Launching your own journalism startup — Learn what it takes to start your own startup from people who have done it. Learn about startup methodology, business plans, customer feedback/development, user testing and pivoting. Discussion includes making the pitch to angel investors and venture capitalists, negotiation skills, finding the right advisor and more.


Wednesday August 21, 2013 9:00am - 5:00pm
New York University New York University, 20 Cooper Square, the 6th floor, New York, New York

10:00am

One Story, Many Platforms, in collaboration with Columbia Journalism School and its Continuing Education Program

This half-day session will focus on how to plan and to execute stories that can be told across a spectrum of platforms, using the latest multimedia tools as well as open source tools available on the Internet. From text to video to interactive graphics, newsrooms are increasingly starting to produce articles combining these elements together to provide readers with rich, engaging storytelling. In this workshop, we will look at some of the successful multimedia storytelling, and discuss what those tools are, how to use them in storytelling, when do you decide a story needs several layers of multimedia elements, and how to do it all without distracting the readers and keeping the story grounded in solid reporting. Led by Anup Kaphle, The Washington Post. This half-day session will focus on how to plan and to execute stories that can be told across a spectrum of platforms, using the latest multimedia tools as well as open source tools available on the Internet. From text to video to interactive graphics, newsrooms are increasingly starting to produce articles combining these elements together to provide readers with rich, engaging storytelling. In this workshop, we will look at some of the successful multimedia storytelling, and discuss what those tools are, how to use them in storytelling, when do you decide a story needs several layers of multimedia elements, and how to do it all without distracting the readers and keeping the story grounded in solid reporting. Led by Anup Kaphle, The Washington Post. This workshop is done in collaboration with Columbia Journalism School and its Continuing Education Program.

This event is hosted by Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. There is a fee to attend: click here for ticket information.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAinteractive

Speakers
avatar for Anup Kaphle

Anup Kaphle

Digital Foreign Editor, The Washington Post
Anup Kaphle is the digital foreign editor at The Washington Post, where he oversees the Post's world coverage on the web. He has reported from Afghanistan and Nepal, and his work has appeared in The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic and The Globe and Mail, among others. Anup has an M.S degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, where he won the Henry N. Taylor Award, given to the top international... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2013 10:00am - 2:00pm
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism 116th & Broadway

10:00am

IRE’s Watchdog Workshop
Investigative Reporters and Editors' Watchdog Workshops offer tips, tools and training that you can use immediately to add depth to your work, from breaking news coverage to quick-turn enterprise and long-term projects. Reporters, editors and producers return to their newsrooms with hard-hitting story ideas, websites and online resources to explore, lists of key documents to obtain, techniques for more effective reporting, ways to use the web and social media to find information, insight into the latest technology for news gathering and much more.

10 – 10:15 a.m.

Welcome and overview of the workshop.


10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Effective use of the Internet. What reporters and editors need to know. From better search techniques to the invisible Web, how to find documents and

databases on deadline and where to find reliable websites for enterprise stories. The craft of better searching and not wasting time. Handling issues of credibility and ethics online.

  • Megan Luther, IRE/NICAR


11:15 – 11:30 a.m. Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The art of the interview. Learn the best ways to approach sources, prepare and handle the interview process. Advice for conducting video interviews for your website. Plenty of tips and strategies for handing tough situations, ethical trouble spots, etc.

  • Phil Williams, WTVF-Nashville

 

12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch


1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

Avoiding legal pitfalls. You can make mistakes and never be sued. Or you can make no mistakes and still be sued -- repeatedly. We will discuss general sticky areas for journalists from social media to protecting sources.  

  • Steve Chung, NBCUniversal 


2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Break


3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Business investigations. Take your stories beyond the usual sources and learn how to dig through bankruptcy documents, regulatory filings, lawsuits, and other helpful records.

  • Diana Henriques, The New York Times

 

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Quick-hit investigations. Strategies, story ideas, resources and tips for watchdog stories on a variety of beats. How to produce meaty enterprise stories that may take a few days or a few weeks rather than months. Move beyond anecdotes and he-said, she-said journalism with data and documents.  

  • Megan Luther, IRE/NICAR

 
5 – 5:30 p.m.

Wrap-up/What IRE can do for you.



This event is sponsored by the Gannett Foundation. There is a holding fee to attend this event. Click here for ticket information


Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAwatchdog

Location: Gramercy West 

Speakers
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Steve Chung

Attorney, NBCUniversal
Steve Chung is an attorney for NBCUniversal where he serves as the lead lawyer for the NBC Owned Television Stations group and the TODAY Show and supervises the legal production work for syndicated talk shows like the Jerry Springer Show and the Maury Povich Show. Before joining NBCUniversal, Steve was a litigator, representing numerous media clients and also clerked for a federal judge in San Francisco.
avatar for Diana B. Henriques

Diana B. Henriques

The New York Times
Diana B. Henriques, author of The New York Times bestseller “The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust,” has been a writer for The New York Times since 1989.
avatar for Megan Luther

Megan Luther

Training Director, Investigative Reporters and Editors
Megan Luther joined IRE as training director in February 2012. Megan has worked in radio, TV and most recently, newspapers. Before she joined IRE, Megan was a government reporter for the Argus Leader in South Dakota and a computer-assisted reporting specialist for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Previously, she worked at IRE and NICAR in the Database Library while completing her master's degree at the University of Missouri... Read More →
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Phil Williams

Chief Investigative Reporter, WTVF-TV
Phil Williams is chief investigative reporter for WTVF-TV, the CBS affiliate in Nashville, Tennessee, where he specializes in investigations of government corruption and waste. Phil's work has been honored with three duPont-Columbia University Awards, two George Foster Peabody Awards, a George Polk Award, three IRE Awards and a national Emmy. A former print reporter, Phil was a finalist for the Putlizer Prize. He is a former member of the... Read More →

Sponsors

Wednesday August 21, 2013 10:00am - 5:00pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

1:00pm

Covering Your Local Economy, presented by the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Business Journalism
This half-day workshop will teach attendees how to cover the economic angle to any beat, find and use data to develop local stories, and find fresh angles on unemployment and housing trends. Expect to walk away with 10 local economic story ideas you can start next week -- whether business is a part of your beat or not.

There is a holding fee to attend this event. Click here for ticket information.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAbizj and #bizj

Location: Murray Hill West 

Speakers
avatar for Marilyn Geewax

Marilyn Geewax

Senior Business Editor and National Economics Correspondent, NPR
Marilyn Geewax is a senior business editor on NPR’s national desk and its national economics correspondent. Her work contributed to NPR’s 2011 Edward R. Murrow Award for hard news for “The Foreclosure Nightmare.” Marilyn also worked on the foreclosure-crisis coverage that was recognized with a 2009 Heywood Broun Award. Before joining NPR in 2008, she was the national economics correspondent for Cox Newspapers&rsquo... Read More →
avatar for Meena Thiruvengadam

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.


Wednesday August 21, 2013 1:00pm - 5:00pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

6:00pm

Opening Reception
Join us as we officially kick-off the 2013 AAJA National Convention. Entertainment will be provided by Kollaboration New York. This event is presented by Time Warner Cable and NY1.

Meet your entertainers: kollaborationnewyork.org

 Location: Sutton Center

Artists
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Kollaboration New York

Kollaboration New York is an annual talent competition show and movement entirely produced by Asian and Pacific Islander (API) professionals and students throughout the New York City area. We are proud to be part of the larger, nationwide Kollaboration movement which spans across twelve major cities across the US and Canada.

Sponsors

Wednesday August 21, 2013 6:00pm - 9:00pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019
 
Thursday, August 22
 

8:00am

Convention Registration: Open
Thursday August 22, 2013 8:00am - 5:00pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

9:00am

Executive Leadership Program: Day 3
The Executive Leadership Program (ELP) Introductory Session is a program available exclusively to AAJA members.  It is designed to help Asian American and Pacific Islander journalists develop the skills required to become newsroom leaders and executives.  This three-day program hones career goals and identifies improvement areas to arm participants with the skills to bring those goals to life. Meet the 2013 ELP Class.


The ELP application period has closed. Please apply in 2014 if you would like to attend ELP.  

ELP is sponsored by Digital First Media.

Location: Concourse G

Thursday August 22, 2013 9:00am - 1:00pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

9:00am

Career Fair and Expo
Meet recruiters, get career advice and challenge yourself to meet some of the industry's top companies.

Location: Rhinelander Gallery 

Thursday August 22, 2013 9:00am - 6:00pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

10:00am

How To Make It To The Network (50-min panel)
You think you’re past the basics. But what does it take to push you over the top - to make it to those elite newsrooms, whether it’s production or on-air? Learn what special qualities, skills and talents that recruiters are looking for.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAnetwork

Location: Beekman

Speakers
avatar for Jen Hanlon Ash

Jen Hanlon Ash

Director of Talent Acquisition at American Public Media, American Public Media
Jen Hanlon Ash has logged in 17 years in the human resources profession, primarily working in the broadcast media and nonprofit sectors. At cocktail parties she’s reluctant to admit working in HR, for fear of the inevitable stereotypes. Find out what she really thinks of HR on her blog: www.relevantHR.wordpress.com. She’s one-half of the @APMJobs twitter account and full-time at @jenhanlonash, where her dual vocational activities... Read More →
avatar for Brooke Camp

Brooke Camp

Talent Acquisitions Leader for News and Digital, NBCUniversal
Brooke Camp joined NBCUniversal in 2012. Her team oversees the recruitment efforts for the news group, NBCUniversal Digital and the NBC O&O stations across the country. Brooke is the project leader for the NBCU talent acquisitions diversity committee and on the leadership team for NBCUniversal’s Asian Pacific American employee resource group. Prior to joining NBC, Brooke was the senior editorial recruiter for CNN at TBS Inc. She has... Read More →
avatar for Al Jaffe

Al Jaffe

Vice President of Talent Recruitment and Negotiation, ESPN
Al Jaffe joined ESPN in January 1987 as news manager and was directly involved with the daily production of SportsCenter, the network's sports news show. He was named the manager of talent and production recruitment in 1988 and was promoted to director of talent and production recruitment in 1992 and V.P. in 1996. In 2004, Al made his ESPN on-air debut as a judge on the show Dream Job, a reality program on which contestants competed for an ESPN... Read More →
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Christopher Licht

Vice President of Programming, Executive Producer of “CBS This Morning”, CBS
Chris Licht was named Executive Producer of CBS News' new morning broadcast, "CBS This Morning," in November 2011. He continues as Vice President of Programming, overseeing CBS News broadcasts and the development of new opportunities across all platforms. The original executive producer of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Chris was at the helm as the show garnered critical acclaim for its refreshing interviews with newsmakers and unique perspective on... Read More →
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Victoria Lim

Multi-platform Journalist
Victoria Lim is an award-winning journalist and internationally-recognized expert in multimedia/multi-platform storytelling, from 140-word tweets to 30-minute documentaries. Experienced in consumer affairs, personal finance issues, investigative, education, political, business, diversity and sports reporting, Victoria extends her reporting skills beyond newsrooms, by also creating content for companies and non-profits. Organizations and... Read More →
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Elena Nachmanoff

Vice President, NBC News Talent Development, NBCUniversal
Elena Nachmanoff has overseen talent at NBC News since 1990. In her current role, Elena has managed all talent recruitment and strategic development, including contract negotiations for NBC News and MSNBC. She was promoted to Vice President, NBC News, in 1992. Elena counts recruiting notable NBC News correspondents and anchors including David Bloom, Brian Williams, Richard Engel, Natalie Morales, Ann Curry, Lester Holt, Tamron Hall and Hoda... Read More →
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Archith Seshadri

Anchor and Digital Journalist, WJBF
Archith Seshadri is WJBF News Channel 6's Good Morning Augusta Weekend anchor and digital journalist. Archith joined WJBF News Channel 6 in May 2010 as a digital journalist/reporter. He was promoted to weekend anchor/digital journalist in April 2012. Archith has covered many stories in the CSRA including the Knob Hill veteran controversy, the investigation into the Augusta YDC, and several business/technology segments.


Thursday August 22, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

10:00am

Kicking Ass In Your Early Career (50-min round table)
You’re out of college, so now what? Learn from a variety of young AAJA-ers what it takes to succeed in journalism today. Should you get another internship, or aim for that job in a smaller market? Head back to grad school or wait a few years? You’ll hear about the paths they took and have the opportunity to get your questions answered.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAcareer

Location: Concourse A 

Speakers
avatar for Rubina Madan Fillion

Rubina Madan Fillion

Social Media Editor, The Wall Street Journal
Rubina Madan Fillion is a social media editor at The Wall Street Journal. Her responsibilities include responding to breaking news, co-managing the WSJ’s social media accounts, working on interactive projects, and training reporters and editors in online best practices. She was previously a graphics editor at The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, where she designed maps, illustrations, charts and other infographics. A... Read More →
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Emma Carew Grovum

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Emma Carew Grovum is part of The Chronicle of Philanthropy's data team, producing major survey projects and data visualizations. She previously served as digital editor for The Cooking Club magazine and social media/homepage producer at The Minneapolis Star Tribune. Emma has also previously covered suburban government and K-12 education, and got her start as an editorial research assistant at The Chronicle. Twitter: @emmacarew
avatar for Michelle Ye Hee Lee

Michelle Ye Hee Lee

Reporter, The Arizona Republic
Michelle Ye Hee Lee is a reporter at The Arizona Republic. She covers government and politics of Maricopa County, the fourth-largest county in the U.S., with a focus on watchdog and public money accountability. She has played a key role in some of the newspaper's breaking-news national stories, including the paper's Pulitzer-Prize finalist coverage of the 2011 Tucson shooting involving former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, and the recent... Read More →
avatar for Nomaan Merchant

Nomaan Merchant

Reporter, Associated Press
Nomaan Merchant covers public safety, courts and other news for the Associated Press’ Dallas bureau. He joined AP in November 2010 as a temporary roving reporter for the central region, based in Chicago. Nomaan is a native of Skokie, Ill., and graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science. He has also written for The Wall Street Journal and Newsday.
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Jane Park

Reporter and Anchor, NBC25
Jane Park is a reporter and anchor on NBC25 in Flint, Mich. Before moving to the Mitten State, Jane worked for the ABC affiliate in Elmira, N.Y., as the morning show anchor and producer. She was recognized by the Associated Press in 2010 for her coverage of the natural gas drilling controversy in northern Pennsylvania. Jane was born in Boston and grew up in Southern California. She holds degrees in English literature and French studies from the... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

10:00am

Better Know a Developer: How Teaming Up With Tech Leads to Groundbreaking Journalism (50-min Workshop)
As traditional newsrooms continue to increase their reliance on technology and the programmers behind it, knowing how to best communicate with developers and designers can mean the difference between a powerful interactive and a story (or app) that never gets to launch. Learn what designers and developers need when you have an idea for a new way to present information, and how to better relate to the "geeks" who work with lines of code all day. We'll show you how to break the barriers between the editorial side and the tech side of your organizations and the inspiring work that can result.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAdevdesign

Location: Nassau East 

Speakers
avatar for Elise Hu-Stiles

Elise Hu-Stiles

Reporter, NPR
Elise Hu is a reporter at NPR who covers the intersection of tech and culture. Previously, she led the digital launch of NPR's state public policy reporting network, StateImpact, and was a founding journalist at the nonprofit digital news startup, The Texas Tribune. Before doing digital launches, Elise worked as a political reporter at TV stations in Texas and South Carolina. Her work has earned national awards for innovation and multimedia.
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Marc Lavallee

Deputy Editor of Interactive News, The New York Times
Marc Lavallee is a deputy editor of interactive news at The New York Times, where he guides a team of newsroom developers on breaking news and enterprise projects. He learned code and journalism in tandem, beginning with an internship at The Boston Globe in 1999 and followed by stints at The Washington Post, National Journal and NPR.
avatar for Dan Nguyen

Dan Nguyen

Head of Data, Skift
Dan Nguyen is a programmer-journalist and is currently Head of Data at Skift, an online news and intelligence source for the travel industry. He was previously a news application developer at the investigative newsroom, ProPublica, and a reporter at the Sacramento Bee.
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Hong Qu

YouTube
Hong Qu builds social media tools that help us better understand ourselves and the world around us. As one of the first YouTube employees, Hong designed, programmed, and launched vital parts of the site such as the homepage, sharing tools, channels and video responses. Prior to YouTube, Hong worked at various startups in New York and Silicon Valley. He also served as the first product designer at Upworthy at its inception.


Thursday August 22, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

10:00am

Social Media Expertise: Managing Your Newsroom’s Brand (50-min panel)
Your newsroom is trained on social media and you've met your social following goals. Now what? Social media editors do more than share stories. They also collect sentiment about their news organization and interface with internal marketing/advertising departments. In this session, you will learn about putting your social media know-how into managing and expanding your newsroom's brand to become a trusted source. Learn how you can best grow your followers, integrate new storytelling social tools (Vine, RebelMouse, Medium, etc.), and maintain your newsroom's integrity with your audience.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAbrand

Location: Concourse B

Speakers
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Angela Kim

Social Media Editor, Yahoo!
Angela Kim is a Social Media Editor at Yahoo!. Prior to Yahoo!, she worked as a public insight and engagement producer on public radio's Marketplace. She’s also produced for Weekend America, Here and Now, and on the national Asian America public radio show pilot As I Am: Asians In America, for which she received a Gracie Allen Award. Angela was also an East-West US-Korea Journalist Exchange fellow. In her free time, she blogs about food and... Read More →
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Mark Luckie

Creative Content Manager for Journalism, Twitter
Mark S. Luckie is a multi-platform journalist and editor, founder of the digital journalism blog 10,000 Words, and author of "The Digital Journalist's Handbook", a guide to the tools necessary to thrive in the digital newsroom. He's currently the Creative Content Manager for Journalism at Twitter. Mark has produced multimedia and interactive stories for the Center for Investigative Reporting, Entertainment Weekly, The Los Angeles Times, The... Read More →
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Niketa Patel

Director of Content, RebelMouse
Niketa Patel is Director of Content at RebelMouse. Currently at RebelMouse, Niketa leads partner integrations with a focus on journalism and media companies and is deeply involved in shaping the platform. Niketa was ABCNews’ first Social Media Editor. She has 10 years of experience in digital strategy and audience development at CNNMoney, ABCNews and CBSNews. Niketa has also been a long time member of AAJA, SAJA and ONA.
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Herman Wong

Social Media Editor, Quartz
Herman Wong is the social media editor at Quartz. He worked previously at Newsday, where he oversaw social media and led real-time coverage during Tropical Storm Irene and Sandy. A graduate of New York University’s master’s journalism program, he has written for FORTUNE, Money, SF Weekly, East Bay Express and other publications. Born in San Francisco, Herman has lived in or traveled to China, Japan, South Korea, Nepal and France... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

10:00am

Elusive Paradise: Michael Yamashita’s Shangri-La
Please Join National Geographic photographer Michael Yamashita for a rare and fast-disappearing view of Tibet through images from his new book, Shangri-La (along the tea road to Lhasa). He will start with a short presentation on putting together and selling a book project. His photographs, taken over a period of fifteen years, offer a record of a way of life that has flourished in the rarefied heights of the Himalayas for centuries but is now threatened with extinction.

#AAJAtibet

Speakers
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Michael Yamashita

National Geographic
Michael Yamashita has been shooting for National Geographic magazine for over 30 years, combining his dual passions of photography and travel. After graduating from Wesleyan University with a degree in Asian studies, he spent seven years in Asia, which became his area of specialty. Returning to the United States fluent in Japanese, he began shooting for National Geographic as well as many other U.S. and international clients. Michael is known... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

10:00am

Digging Deeper: Investigative Reporting With Tight Resources (50-min session)
How do reporters who file multiple stories a day dig below the surface? A panel of investigative reporters will fill attendees in on how to find good story ideas, pitch them to editors and balance that work with daily demands. Discussion will include tips on inexpensive tools to get the job done.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAinvestigate

Location: Murray Hill West 

Speakers
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Alison Bath

Correspondent, USA Today and Shreveport Times
Alison Bath is a USA Today correspondent and heads the Watchdog team at The Times in Shreveport, La. She has reported extensively on sex offenders, police brutality and corruption, and campaign finance, earning multiple first-place investigative awards including being named an Investigative Reporters and Editors finalist. Her work has been cited in IRE's magazine and the Pennsylvania Law Review, among other publications.
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Amy Brittain

Investigative Team, Washington Post
Amy Brittain joined the The Washington Post's investigative team in January. Before that, she worked at the Newark Star-Ledger, where at age 24 she won the George F. Polk Award for Metropolitan Reporting for her series with Mark Mueller, “Strong at Any Cost.” The stories detailed the use of anabolic steroids and human growth hormone by hundreds of New Jersey law enforcement officers and firefighters. She holds a master's degree in... Read More →
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Adam Causey

General Assignment Enterprise and Investigative Reporter, Las Vegas Review-Journal
Prior to heading west in May, Adam Kealoha Causey worked at The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, FL where his reporting with partner Kate Howard Perry exposed financial mismanagement by a college president. That led to a state inspector general probe, changes in the way the college administers financial aid and the president's early retirement. Before that Adam reported for The Times in Shreveport, LA, where he and colleague Alison Bath... Read More →
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Ron Lin

Metro Reporter, LA Times
Rong-Gong “Ron” Lin II is a metro reporter at the Los Angeles Times. After graduating from UC Berkeley in 2004, he was hired at the Times through its Minority Editorial Training Program. He has covered general assignment news, public health and county government. Recently, he reported on the unfolding scandal at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission following the overdose death of a 15-year-old girl who attended a rave at the... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

10:00am

Camera Ready: The DOs and DON’Ts of Shooting Video, Editing and On-Air Presentation (2-hr workshop)
More print journalists are being asked to add video elements to their stories and offer live feedback on TV or the web. A team of D.C.-based broadcasters and the CEO of Videolicious, a popular video-editing application, will highlight important shooting, editing and on-air skills you should know to be an effective multimedia reporter.

Twitter: @aaja, #camready

Location: Murray Hill East

Speakers
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Christina Lee

Producer, Bloomberg TV
Christina Lee covers a wide variety of topics and has a background in energy and business news. Previously she was a producer for the Washington Post. Lee earned her master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and her bachelor’s degree in journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.
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Kathy Park

Reporter, WJLA
Kathy Park is a reporter and weekend morning anchor for ABC 7 and NewsChannel 8 in Washington, D.C. Before arriving to the District, Kathy worked for the NBC affiliate in Bristol, Va. From tornadoes to NASCAR events at Bristol Motor Speedway, she covered it all as a Southwest Virginia beat reporter. In the Nation’s Capital she reported on several major news events including the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama, and the... Read More →
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Mara Schiavocampo

Anchor, NBCUniversal
Emmy Award-winning journalist Mara Schiavocampo is anchor of MSNBC’s First Look and NBC’s Early TODAY. She is also a correspondent for NBC News, filing reports for all platforms, including Nightly News, the TODAY Show, MSNBC, and NBCNews.com. A pioneer of new media journalism, Mara is the first reporter of her kind in network television, traveling the world producing, shooting, reporting and editing video pieces, blogging, and... Read More →
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Matt Singer

Co-founder and CEO, Videolicious
Matt Singer is co-founder and CEO of Videolicious, a platform that enables any journalist to create sophisticated news videos automatically in seconds on their mobile devices. Over 1 million people in over 100 countries use Videolicious to create newsmaker videos with b-roll, logo graphics, transitions, soundtracks and more. Previously, Matt produced national PBS TV specials featuring George Clooney and James Earl Jones, music recordings with... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 10:00am - 11:50am
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

10:00am

Webscraping 101 (2-hr workshop)
Before data is stored in an Excel spreadsheet, it resides as HTML text on a website. Learn how to write a script to scrape data from a website and into a spreadsheet without copying + pasting. A hands-on workshop, attendees will first be introduced to basic scraper code before learning how to create a simple web scraper on scraperwiki.com from two computer science/journalism students who have used scrapers for both professional and personal projects.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAscraper

Location: Morgan 

Speakers
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Frank Bi

Freelance
Frank Bi graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in computer science. He serves as the student representative on the AAJA-Minnesota chapter board and was a Voices participant in 2011. He was an intern for The Chronicle of Higher Education this summer.
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Dan Hill

Freelance
Dan Hill recently graduated from Northwestern University with degrees in journalism and computer science. He has participated in AAJA's JCamp and VOICES programs for student journalists and interned at The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Sacramento Bee. Dan thanks his AAJA mentors for their support!
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Albert Sun

The New York Times
Albert Sun works as a programmer and journalist for The New York Times Interactive News Team. Previously, he worked for The Wall Street Journal and co-founded a college media startup. Albert graduated from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied economics and math.


Thursday August 22, 2013 10:00am - 11:50am
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

10:00am

Top Tools for Digital Journalists (2-hr workshop)
Are you looking to up your game on the digital journalism front? Then join self-described journogeeks Robert Hernandez and Benet Wilson for this interactive session showing off their favorite tech tools. After demonstrations, participants are encouraged to tap their inner journogeek and share other tech tools. We guarantee that after this session, you'll have at least three tools you can use when you walk back into your newsrooms.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAgeeks

Location: Nassau West 

Speakers
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Robert Hernandez

@webjournalist
Robert Hernandez, aka @webjournalist, is focused on exploring and developing the intersection of technology and journalism – to empower people, inform reporting and storytelling, engage community, improve distribution and, whenever possible, enhance revenue. He is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and specializes in “MacGyvering” Web journalism solutions... Read More →
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Benet Wilson

Aviation Queen
Benet Wilson, a.k.a. the Aviation Queen, is an aviation/travel freelance journalist who is currently working on her private pilot’s license. She is chair of the National Association of Black Journalists’ Digital Journalism Task Force, which keeps members informed about the latest tools, trends and technology in the online space. She is lead writer for DJTF’s NABJDigital blog, created and oversees the @NABJDigital Twitter... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 10:00am - 11:50am
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

11:00am

Trends in Mobile Journalism (50-min session)
Learn how the rise of mobile is changing how, when and where we consume news. And dive deeper into the mobile trends and concepts that are changing how newsrooms and journalists operate.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAmobile 

Location: Murray Hill West 

Speakers
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Cory Haik

Executive Producer for Digital News, The Washington Post
Cory has spent the last 13 years managing the disruption of Web publishing. She has helped lead numerous digital and mobile products and initiatives at The Washington Post and other news organizations and is recognized throughout the industry as a journalism innovator.
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Kellen Henry

Mobile/Digital Producer, Associated Press
Kellen Henry is a mobile apps and digital producer in AP's Nerve Center. Before joining the AP in 2012, she worked as an online desk assistant at PBS NewsHour and then as a Web producer for Bloomberg Government. She holds a Master of Science degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and a B.S. from West Virginia University.
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Ted Kim

Mobile Editor, The Washington Post
Ted helps oversee the mobile site and apps for The Washington Post. His recent work has taken him into social and mobile strategy and production.
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Daniel Koh

Chief of Staff to Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post
Daniel Arrigg Koh is Chief of Staff to Arianna Huffington at the Huffington Post. Immediately prior, he served as Advisor to Mayor Thomas M. Menino of Boston. Dan has worked in nonprofit consulting for Booz Allen Hamilton, executive search for Spencer Stuart, Strategy and Business Development for the New England Patriots and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and Labor Relations for Major League Baseball. He holds a B.A. in Government from... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

11:00am

Ask The Recruiters (50-min round table)
Develop the journalistic reputation, skills and niche that move you up the hiring priority list. Generic doesn't get the job done and it doesn't get good jobs. Learn why you should brand your career and how to do it with dignity. Recruiters will talk about some of the tools they use and ways that journalists develop and convey reputations for signature work throughout their careers.

Twitter: @aaja, #asktherecruiters

Location: Beekman 

Moderators
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Joe Grimm

Visiting Editor in Residence, Michigan State University School of Journalism
Joe Grimm is a visiting editor in residence at the Michigan State University School of Journalism. He runs the JobsPage Website. From that, he published "Breaking In: The www.JobsPage.com Guide to Newspaper Internships." In 2008, Joe published "The Best of Ask the Recruiter," drawn from his Poynter Online column. Joe was recruiting and development editor for the Detroit Free Press from 1990 through 2008. Newsrecruiter.com is his hub site.

Speakers
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Paula Bouknight

Assistant Managing Editor for Hiring & Development, Boston Globe
Paula Bouknight is the Assistant Managing Editor for Hiring & Development overseeing recruitment, training and career development at The Globe. She works closely with department and section heads to identify and attract top candidates, improve diversity in the newsroom, and provide staff members with the tools and guidance that can advance their careers. Paula began her career at The Globe in 1986 in the Sports department as a copy editor... Read More →
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Lorraine Sembra

Senior Recruiter, Turner Broadcasting
Lorraine Sembra, Senior Recruiter for Turner Broadcasting is responsible for recruiting, developing and implementing strategies to identify top talent for mid-upper level editorial positions with CNN Networks. She is based in the network’s headquarters in Atlanta, Ga.
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Virgil Smith

Vice President/Talent Acquisition and Diversity, Gannett
Virgil L. Smith began his newspaper career at The Sacramento Bee, where he held a number of positions before moving to the Fresno Bee as the director of consumer marketing and chief labor negotiator. In 1991 he joined the Gannett Company as associate publisher in Stockton and was named president and publisher in 1992 before serving as the assistant to the senior group president of the Gannett Pacific Group in Reno, Nevada. In 1996, he served as... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

11:00am

Telling Stories With Data Visualization (50-min demo)
If you’re a reporter or editor with an interest at trying your hand at simple data visualizations, this is the session for you. Come see examples of reporter-built data visualizations and learn about how to match the best tool with the right dataset. You should walk away with new ideas of ways to create data charts and graphics to go with your stories. You'll also learn some visualization best practices.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAdataviz

Location: Concourse A 

Speakers
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Nelson Hsu

Graphics Editor, Digital First Media
Nelson Hsu is the Graphics Editor at Thunderdome, where he primarily works on the data team but moves across departments to wherever he is needed. He works on a variety of things including data-driven applications, interactive and static graphics and multimedia presentations. Before joining Digital First Media, Nelson was the Lead Editorial Designer at NPR and was also part of the NewsApps team. Prior to NPR, Nelson was a Senior Interactive... Read More →
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Derek Lieu

Journalist & Front End Developer, Chronicle of Philanthropy
Derek Lieu is a journalist and front-end developer at the Chronicle of Philanthropy, where he works on information design and visualization tools.
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Matt Stiles

Data Editor, NPR
Matt Stiles is the data editor on NPR's news applications team. He previously was a reporter and data applications editor at The Texas Tribune, a non-profit digital news organization in Austin. Matt has also covered government, politics and law enforcement at both The Dallas Morning News and the Houston Chronicle. Twitter: @stiles


Thursday August 22, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

11:00am

Next News Now (50-min panel)
The future of news is digital — and the digital news and content landscape is rapidly being being revolutionized by new apps, platforms and tools designed to expand the capabilities of reporters, editors, producers and broadcasters. This session offers a rich, interactive eyes-on look at disruptive technologies that are poised to change the landscape of news media, and an interactive panel discussion with the Asian American tech leaders and entrepreneurs who are helping to develop and popularize them.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAnext

Location: Nassau East 

Speakers
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Andrew Lih

Author, The Wikipedia Revolution
Andrew Lih is an associate professor of journalism at American University, and the author of "The Wikipedia Revolution: How a bunch of nobodies created the world’s greatest encyclopedia", the only nonfiction narrative account about the influential online community. After founding one of the first dot-com companies in New York in 1994, he created the new media program at the Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he... Read More →
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Michael Logan

Next Media Animation
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Uyen Tieu

Former Chief Advertising Strategist // Co-founder, Microsoft // Rumble
Uyen Tieu, is co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer of Rumble.me, a tech startup that has created the first truly integrated mobile publisher platform. She is also the creator of ScholarFund.org, an online platform that allows people to create individual or crowd funded scholarships and builds a sustainable community network to match students to the scholarships. Prior to launching Rumble.me, she served as Head of Global Strategy for the Microsoft... Read More →
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Pamela Woon

Executive Producer, Microsoft Digital Media
Pamela Woon is executive producer, Microsoft Digital Media, where she leads the creation of video documentaries that explore the implications of technology on society. Prior to joining Microsoft, she was Trends Expert and on-air correspondent for Yahoo!, covering technology news and search trends on behalf of Yahoo!'s business partners.
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Jeff Yang

Writer, Wall Street Journal
Jeff Yang (moderator) writes the weekly column Tao Jones for the Wall Street Journal Online, and is a frequent contributor to WNYC radio, as a pundit on Friday Follow panel on PRI's "The Takeaway" and as "Pop & Politics" correspondent for "The Brian Lehrer Show." Prior to joining the Journal, for seven years, Yang wrote Asian Pop, a biweekly column on Asian and Asian American media, entertainment, technology and culture for the San... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

11:00am

What’s the best camera for the job?
This workshop will demo a variety of camera gear from iPhones, to camcorders and DSLRs to the Canon C300. Emphasis will be given to showing the latest gear and rig set ups for converting your DSLR into the best camera for shooting photo, video and audio for multimedia stories.

#bestcam

Speakers
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Sachi Cunningham

Assistant Professor of Journalism, San Francisco State University
Sachi Cunningham is an Assistant Professor of Journalism at San Francisco State University. She was previously a staff video journalist at the Los Angeles Times, where she covered national and international stories. Prior to the Times, Sachi worked for PBS news documentary series FRONTLINE and FRONTLINE/World, where she covered stories around the world. A graduate of UC Berkeley's School of Journalism and Brown University, Sachi's stories focus... Read More →
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Ankur Dholakia

Multimedia Producer, The Detroit News
Ankur Dholakia is an award winning photojournalist and a Multimedia Producer at The Detroit News. For the past 10 years, he has covered a wide variety of assignments in and around the Motor City. He was born in England and raised in Southern California with a brief stop over in New Jersey. Ankur enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Anchorage, Alaska where he finished his history degree at the University of Alaska, Anchorage.


Thursday August 22, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

11:00am

Newsroom Analytics: Using Data to Drive Success in the Newsroom (50-min session)
Unique visitors? Time on site? Bounce rate? Ever wonder what to make of the analytics reports that you receive in your newsroom and, most of all, how to use the data to inform your strategy? Whether you are a reporter with a highly-clickable story or an editor managing daily content, this session will explore the data that you should focus on in today’s competitive digital environment. Panelists representing newsrooms of different sizes and with different digital goals will share tips on how they get the most from the data to inform decisionmaking and what metrics matter most. We’ll discuss best practices and the best tools to measure your performance. This don’t-miss session will address issues such as subscription vs. free web site strategies; mobile and social media users, and tips to engage your audience.

Twitter: @aaja, #newsanalytics

Location: Regent

Speakers
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Jeff Chin

Director of Analytics, Dow Jones
Jeff Chin is the Director of Analytics at Dow Jones & Co. He oversees analytics for WSJ.com, MarketWatch and Barrons.com, working closely with both newsroom and business units to implement frameworks to measure performance. He was previously the director of analytics at The Washington Post, InvestorPlace Media and AOL. Jeff grew up in Burke, Va., went to James Madison University and also has a master’s in Engineering Management from... Read More →
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Sara Goo

Senior Digital Editor, Pew Research Center
Sara Kehaulani Goo is the Senior Digital Editor at Pew Research Center, a non-profit, non-advocacy research and data journalism organization committed to informing the public on public policy issues and social and demographic changes. She launched the organization’s new @FactTank blog and oversees other editorial digital content. Before joining the non-profit world, she worked for more than 12 years as Senior News Director, business... Read More →
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Mitra Kalita

Ideas Editor, Quartz
Mitra Kalita is the ideas editor at Quartz, an online global business publication launched in 2012 by Atlantic Media. She worked previously at The Wall Street Journal, where she edited coverage of the Great Recession, launched a local news section for New York City and, most recently, reported on the housing crisis. She also launched Mint, a business paper in New Delhi, and has previously worked for The Washington Post, Newsday and the Associated... Read More →
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Sara Lin

Assistant Editor, Honolulu Civil Beat
Sara Lin is the assistant editor of Honolulu Civil Beat, an online investigative news startup launched by eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar. She has previously worked as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal in New York. At WSJ, she wrote a weekly real state column and feature stories about the homes of the rich and famous. But her real passion is local news. In 2010, she moved home to Hawai‘i to... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

11:00am

Why Not Go Into Business Journalism? (50-min panel)
Do you like telling stories that will be read all over the world and have an impact? Business reporting is not just about Wall Street and it’s not just about numbers. Whether you are covering the latest iPhone release or an Occupy Wall Street protest, the stories are about people, money and success. The business beat covers everything from entertainment, travel, the environment and economics. Business stories touch every part of life. Follow business leaders and find out how they get there? What change are they creating? How are investors impacted? Who is hurt? Who wins? There is intrigue behind every business story. And your weekends are free (mostly).

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAbizj

Location: Concourse B

Speakers
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Pradnya Joshi

News Editor/DealBook, The New York Times
Pradnya (P.J.) Joshi is news editor for DealBook, a section devoted to the coverage of finance and markets at The New York Times. She joined The Times as a staff editor on the metro copy desk in 2006 after working more than 13 years as a business reporter at various publications including Newsday and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She has covered various business and metro beats including corporate fraud, economic development and... Read More →
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Yuki Noguchi

Reporter, NPR
Yuki Noguchi is a business correspondent at NPR out of Washington, D.C. Yuki started at NPR in 2008, before the financial crisis. Prior to that, she was an editor and reporter (also in business) for The Washington Post, mostly covering telecom and technology. Yuki grew up in St. Louis, has a B.A. in History from Yale, and now lives with her husband, Christopher Libertelli, and two young sons in Bethesda, Md.
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Joanna Ossinger

Stocks Editor, Bloomberg News
Joanna Ossinger is the Team Leader for First Word Equities - Americas at Bloomberg. Her group covers markets and company news in a blog-like format designed to serve traders and other financial professionals who need their news smart and sophisticated yet fast and easy to digest. Joanna was previously an editor and reporter at the Wall Street Journal, followed by stints as a managing editor at TheStreet.com and head of the website at Fox... Read More →
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Sital Patel

Reporter, MarketWatch
Sital S. Patel is a reporter at MarketWatch, covering Wall Street and financial services, based in New York. Prior to joining MarketWatch, Sital worked as a producer, reporter and researcher for Fox Business Network where she has covered a broad range of financial stories including different aspects of Wall Street, earnings, the stock market and politics. 
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Margaret Popper

Sr. Financials Producer, CNBC
Margaret Popper is the Sr. Financials Producer at CNBC. She works with a team of six reporters and producers to shape CNBC’s coverage of the finance industry. Her team covers specific companies, including all of the big banks, as well as issues that affect them. Recent topics she has covered include regulation, banking and investment banking products, management changes, strategy, risk management and overall industry trends. Previously... Read More →
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Gabriella Stern

Deputy Managing Editor, WSJ Digital Network
Gabriella Stern is the deputy managing editor for The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, where she oversees the CFO and CIO Journal premium online news and information services for corporate executives in finance and technology. Her remit also includes the Journal’s Small Business and Startup team, which is responsible for the Accelerators blog, and she is involved in such digital initiatives as the WSJ Startup of the Year episodic... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

12:00pm

AAJA Membership Meeting
Join us for the Annual AAJA Member Meeting. We will celebrate a year of achievement and growth as we hear highlights from each of AAJA's 21 chapters. Meet the candidates for the next AAJA National Secretary and National Vice President for Print. 

Location: Gramercy West 

Thursday August 22, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

12:15pm

Live from North Korea with AP Photojournalist David Guttenfelder
Bring your lunch and enjoy a video presentation and conversation with AP photojournalist David Guttenfelder via Skype. Most recently, he received ICPInfinity Award for Photojournalism for his coverage on North Korea. Guttenfelder, who spent years as a photographer in Africa and Afghanistan, is the chief Asia photographer for the Associated Press. He has most famously focused on North Korea, where he says he spent 100 days last year.

#NKphoto

Speakers
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David Guttenfelder

Chief Asia Photographer, Associated Press
David Guttenfelder began as a freelance photographer in Rwanda in 1994. As an Associated Press photographer for the past 16 years, he has been based in Kenya, Ivory Coast, India, and Japan. He currently is living in Tokyo as AP's Chief Asia Photographer. David's work has been recognized with the Overseas Press Club of America-John Faber award. He was named 2006 NPPA Photojournalist of the Year and has twice been runner-up for POY Newspaper... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 12:15pm - 1:00pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

2:00pm

Art of the Interview
During American Public Media’s Art of the Interview workshop, participants will be led through a discussion that focuses on making the most of interview opportunities as reporters and as producers. We will remind participants of the things they should have in their virtual and terrestrial tool kits and give them useful tricks of the trade. That’s everything from advice like: always keeping the tape rolling to creating opportunities for surprise and genuine emotion during the interview. The workshop will be valuable to journalists of all media and all skill levels. The workshop will be interactive. Panelists and participants will collaborate on exercises that help identify opportunities for great sound, strong writing, and compelling digital content.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAinterview

Location: Nassau West 

Speakers
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Millie Jefferson

Director and Associate Producer, Marketplace
Millicent (“Millie”) Jefferson is the director and a producer of Marketplace, a daily public radio news magazine show covering all aspects of business and the economy. Marketplace airs on more than 500 NPR/public radio stations nationwide and reaches upwards of 9 million listeners. Millie also produces host Qs, field Qs, weekly segments and remote broadcasts. She collaborates regularly with other producers, reporters and senior... Read More →
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Wendy Lee

Business Reporter, KPCC
Wendy Lee is a Business and Economics Reporter for Southern California Public Radio, 89.3 FM KPCC. | | Before joining KPCC, Wendy was a business reporter for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis and The Tennessean in Nashville. Her work has been published in The Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Houston Chronicle.
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Toni Randolph

Editor for New Audiences, MPR
Toni Randolph is Editor for New Audiences at MPR News. Toni, an award-winning journalist, has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 2003. Prior to her current assignment, she was a reporter covering a variety of subjects, including homelessness and immigration. Before moving to Minnesota, Randolph worked at WBUR-FM in Boston for more than seven years. She covered Massachusetts politics, airport security and the clergy sex abuse scandal. Toni... Read More →
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Chris Worthington

Managing Director, Minnesota Public Radio
Chris Worthington, Managing Director, Regional News of Minnesota Public Radio, oversees all news gathering and programming at MPR News. He joined MPR News in July 2006 after 10 years at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, where he served as the managing editor and before that as a senior editor directing business and technology coverage. He has more than 30 years of news experience. From 1983 to 1996, he worked for the Dallas Morning News as a business... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

2:00pm

Vetting Social Media in Breaking News
The coverage of breaking news on social media has become huge, and sometimes news organizations feel the heat of competition - they want to be the first to break the news on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other venues. But what happens when their sources aren't as reliable as they hope? We'll introduce you to several savvy journalists who can advise you on tips and tricks for vetting sources during breaking news. 

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAbreaking

Location: Murray Hill West 

Speakers
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Eric Carvin

Social Media Editor, Associated Press
Eric Carvin is the social media editor at The Associated Press, where he helps guide more than 2,000 journalists on their social newsgathering and engagement adventures. He directs social strategy throughout AP's global news operations, overseeing the use of social media to uncover breaking news, gather user-generated content, connect with readers and share AP content. Eric is a 13-year AP veteran with extensive experience with innovative and... Read More →
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Stephanie Clary

Senior Editor, Breaking News
Stephanie Clary is a senior editor at Breaking News -- a start-up inside NBC News Digital that works to discover, verify and publish real-time news on the web, mobile and just about every social channel available. Previously, she was a producer at The Seattle Times, where she experimented with live reporting, live video production, and soliciting user-generated content for sports, entertainment and... Read More →
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Kyle Kim

GlobalPost
Kyle Kim helps manage daily social media and news production at GlobalPost's headquarters in Boston. Kyle received a 2012 SABEW award for his work in computer-assisted reporting for an in-depth business project on the global middle class. The Huffington Post recently named him as a "Rising Star" in the future of journalism.
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Sona Patel

Social Media Producer, The New York Times
Sona Patel is a staff editor for social media at The New York Times where she works primarily on the National and features desks. Prior to the Times, Sona spent almost four years as a social media producer for The Seattle Times. She was part of the Seattle Times team that won a Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News. She served as chapter president of AAJA Seattle from 2011 to 2012.


Thursday August 22, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

2:00pm

Final Cut Pro X: The Basics
Whether you've used older versions of Final Cut Pro, edited in iMovie, or never even opened an editing software program, this workshop will guide you through the newest version of Final Cut Pro. The focus will be on learning the interface, basic tools, file management and basic editing skills.

#AAJAFCPX

Speakers
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Marilyn Chung

Multimedia Editor, The Desert Sun, Gannett
Marilyn Chung is the Multimedia Editor at The Desert Sun (Gannett) in Palm Springs, Calif. She produces award-winning photographs and videos for the newspaper and its website, www.mydesert.com. Her work has been recognized by the Press Photographers Association of the Greater Los Angeles Area and California Newspaper Publisher's Association.


Thursday August 22, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

2:00pm

Engaging Your Audience through UX Design
Happy users. We all want them. But how do we ensure that users remain happy and engaged enough to want to come back? How do we build tried and tested experiences that meet the goals of any project? User experience (UX) design involves thinking about how people understand what you are building – and build and test it around their behavior. In this talk we will cover the basics of UX design.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAux

Location: Nassau East 

Speakers
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Chrys Wu

Journalist and User Engagement Strategist
Chrys Wu, a journalist and user engagement strategist, works with businesses interested in deepening connection to their audiences through research, community-building strategy and user-centric design. She also speaks on data journalism, online engagement and coding. She has worked on award-winning, traffic-driving projects for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Gates Foundation, The Knight Foundation, and NPR and its... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

2:00pm

Campaign Reporting and the Election Season
How well did the news media serve our communities during the 2012 elections? The reviews are mixed. We'll discuss what the media did well and why it failed in other areas, particularly in covering issues important to communities of color. The Washington press corps remains mostly the dominion of white males, and there were few journalists of color on the campaign trail. Indeed, one study showed a dearth of Front Page election stories written by journalists of color and none of the moderators for the presidential debates was a person of color. Did our communities suffer from the lack of representation?

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAcampaign

Location: Morgan 

Speakers
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Bobby Calvan

Chair, AAJA MediaWatch
Bobby Caina Calvan, is a Washington-based freelance political reporter. As a member of the Boston Globe’s Washington bureau, he covered national politics, including the U.S. Congress and traveled extensively across the country during the 2012 elections.
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Maggie Haberman

Senior Political Reporter, POLITICO
Maggie Haberman is a senior political reporter for POLITICO and covered the 2012 elections. Previously, she worked as a reporter with the New York Post, where she covered the 2008 presidential race, as well as numerous state, city and congressional races.
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Charlton McIlwain

Associate Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, NYU
Charlton McIlwain, an associate professor of media, culture and communication at New York University, is the co-author of “Race Appeal: How Candidates Invoke Race in U.S. Political Campaigns.” In recent years, his interests have focused on the intersection between race and digital media in politics.
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Michele Salcedo

Desk Editor, Washington Bureau, Associated Press
Michele Salcedo edits on the general news desk for the Washington bureau of the Associated Press. She is an award-winning newspaper reporter and editor who has held a range of assignments for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Newsday and the San Antonio Light. She is the immediate past president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
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Dan Woo

Executive Editor, CBSNews.com
Dan Woo is currently the Executive Editor of CBSNews.com. Previously, Dan worked as Executive Producer of Video at The Daily, News Corp’s digital publication. Before The Daily, Dan worked for over 25 years at ABC News based in New York and Washington, D.C. He has been a Senior Producer at 20/20, Good Morning America and Special Events. During his time at ABC News he won a number of awards including two Emmys, two Duponts, and a Polk... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

3:00pm

Freelancing: Stories from the Front Lines
Welcome to the brave new world of freelancing in broadcast journalism. Whether by choice or out of necessity, freelancing presents its own challenges and opportunities for journalists. This panel of veteran broadcast journalists will give you insights on marketing yourself, working and making a living as a freelancer. Bring your questions and/or war stories to share with fellow freelancers or those interested in making it as a broadcast freelancer.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAfreelance

Location: Morgan 

Speakers
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Rahul Bali

Freelance
Rahul Bali is a freelance broadcast journalist based in Georgia. His latest job was as a TV and radio reporter for Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Lawmakers, which covered the 2013 Georgia Legislative session. Rahul’s extensive resume includes working as a reporter, producer and editor at a number of news operations including WJBF-TV (Augusta, Ga.), WTOP Radio (Washington, D.C.), WSB Radio (Atlanta) and CNN Radio. Twitter: @rahulbali
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Don Champion

Reporter, WCBS-TV
Don Champion joined WCBS-TV in May 2013 as a reporter. He comes to New York City from Denver where he worked at KMGH-TV, the ABC affiliate, as a Reporter/Anchor. While in Denver, Don covered several big stories including the Aurora Movie Theater Shooting and the 2009 arrest of a terrorist who plotted to bomb the New York City subway system. In 2010, he was even awarded an Emmy Award for Best Producer. Prior to Denver, Don worked as Weekend Anchor... Read More →
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Sally Herships

Freelance
Sally Herships is an award-winning journalist who’s produced or reported for BBC World Service, NPR, WNYC, Studio 360, has put in many hours at Radio Lab and is a regular contributor to public radio’s Marketplace. Sally’s work has been presented at UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art. She’s taught radio workshops at the New School, Smith College, Feet in Two Worlds, Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls, and other places. Her... Read More →
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Ko Im

Host/Correspondent/Blogger, Freelance
@koimtv | Ko Im is a freelance writer, lifestyle enthusiast and yoga instructor. A Columbia Journalism graduate and former national television correspondent, Ko published and narrated Broke, not Broken, a solo travel-as-therapy e-memoir. She contributes multimedia content to Yahoo Travel and is a proponent of millenials, women and diversity. She has led meditation sessions overseas and facilitates yoga workshops around the country. Ko grew... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

3:00pm

Advance Your Career with a Journalism Fellowship
Hear from former Fellows how a fellowship catapulted their careers to the next level and find out how you can be a Fellow. Fellowships offer mid-career journalists an academic year of study, reflection and growth at one of the world’s finest universities. It is a time of expanding perspectives, intellectual growth and personal transformation while perfecting knowledge of multimedia publishing and inventing new journalism tools. Learn how to receive a generous stipend, tuition and access to all classes on campus and specially organized workshops for writing and multimedia training.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAfellowship

Location: Nassau West 

Speakers
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Teru Kuwayama

Photographer
Teru Kuwayama is a New York photographer whose focus has been on Afghanistan, Pakistan and Kashmir. He is the founder of Lightstalkers, a global, online community of photographers and unconventional travelers, and the Battlespace project, a traveling exhibition of photographs from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He received a 2010 Knight News Challenge Award to launch Basetrack, an online social media project that chronicled the deployment of a... Read More →
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Birgit Rieck

Assistant Director, Wallace House
Birgit Rieck has been with the Knight-Wallace Fellows program since May 2004 and, as assistant director, manages the daily activities, seminars and news tours. Until 2004 she administered the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists. Birgit received a master's in Cultural Anthropology and Education from Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, after finishing fieldwork in Uganda and Rome. She also completed a two-year... Read More →
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Aisha Sultan

Columnist, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Knight-Wallace Fellow 2012
Aisha Sultan is an award-winning columnist, blogger and home and family editor for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She was a 2011-12 Knight Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, where she studied parenting and privacy in the digital age. She is a regular radio commentator and has appeared as a frequent guest on CNN and MSNBC. Her work has appeared in more than 50 print and online publications. 


Thursday August 22, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

3:00pm

So You Made It Through the First Year, Now What? The Entrepreneur’s Survival Guide
We want to help journalists who have already started their own entrepreneurial ventures and who are now beyond that first burst of energy and optimism. They may be a year or two years into their enterprises and are now considering next steps.How can they evaluate whether their enterprise has a viable future? How can they engineer a mid-course correction, if one is needed? What are the decisions that go into creating a strategy to go forward?

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAstartup

Location: Nassau East 

Speakers
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Evelyn Hsu

Senior Director, Programs and Operations, Maynard Institute
Evelyn Hsu is director of programs for the Maynard Institute. Previously, she was a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle and The Washington Post, associate director at the American Press Institute, and member of the faculty at the Poynter Institute. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and of the Maynard Institute's Summer Program for Minority Journalists. She is a past AAJA national president and was a key organizer of... Read More →
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Alli Joseph

Writer/Producer/Media Consultant, Brand Evangelist, Seventh Generation Stories
Alli Joseph is a senior producer, interactive media and branding consultant, writer and published author. As co-director of "New U: News Entrepreneurs Working Through UNITY", she helps program and lectures on personal branding. When not working to advance opportunities for journalists of color, Alli runs a personal history story-saving company called Seventh Generation Stories, and consults for companies and advertising agencies looking to... Read More →
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Dickson Louie

President and CEO, Time Capsule Press
Dickson Louie is principal of Louie & Associates, a Bay Area consultancy that provides strategic planning, competitive analysis and executive development services to startups, non-profits and Fortune 500 companies. He is co-founder, president and CEO of Time Capsule Press, a publishing imprint that focuses on the creation of books from archival material. Its content partners include Getty Images, the Los Angeles Times, and The Washington... Read More →
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Kelly Virella

Founder, Dominion of New York and The Urban Thinker
Kelly Virella is an award-winning journalist and media entrepreneur. She is the founder of Dominion of New York, an online magazine that targets creative and forward-thinking black people in NYC and of the digital magazine The Urban Thinker, a thought magazine featuring America's best black writers and their friends. Kelly has 13 years of experience working as a reporter and editor and two years of experience working full-time as an entrepreneur... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

3:00pm

Essential Video Techniques
Turn your smartphone into valuable video reporting tool. This workshop is geared towards first time video shooters or anyone who wants to improve their video skills. Using a smartphone or DSLR camera students will learn and practice techniques like the 5shot sequence and how to best shoot an interview.

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Speakers
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Sachi Cunningham

Assistant Professor of Journalism, San Francisco State University
Sachi Cunningham is an Assistant Professor of Journalism at San Francisco State University. She was previously a staff video journalist at the Los Angeles Times, where she covered national and international stories. Prior to the Times, Sachi worked for PBS news documentary series FRONTLINE and FRONTLINE/World, where she covered stories around the world. A graduate of UC Berkeley's School of Journalism and Brown University, Sachi's stories focus... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

3:00pm

You’ll Fall in Love with Data or Your Money Back
Hate working with data because you can’t seem to make sense of it? We’ll talk about how we learned to love datasets and the stories it’s helped us find. We’ll walk you step-by-step through a free tool called Google Refine, which makes analyzing data fun, saves you hours of reporting time, and will make you a hero in the newsroom. Attendees will take away a basic understanding of how to download a spreadsheet, clean up misspellings and other messy data, and do simple analysis like counting and sorting.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAlovedata

Location: Murray Hill East 

Speakers
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Tom Giratikanon

The New York Times
Tom Giratikanon builds interactive graphics at The New York Times. Prior to The New York Times, he was a newsroom developer at The Boston Globe. Tom teaches programming to high school students each summer at the Medill School of Journalism, and co-founded Code with me, a programming workshop for journalists.
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Sisi Wei

News Applications Developer, ProPublica
Sisi Wei is news applications developer at ProPublica, where she builds interactive stories that serve the public interest. Previously, she was a Graphics Editor at The Washington Post. She is also the co-founder of Code with me, a high-impact workshop focused on teaching journalists how to code. Sisi graduated from Northwestern University with majors in journalism, philosophy and legal studies.


Thursday August 22, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

3:00pm

Covering Asian American and Immigrant Communities
Learn how to cover Asian American and immigrant issues beyond the press releases and community events. We'll go into how to break through cultural barriers, gain trust among groups that don't talk to the media and how to deal with your editors.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAimmigrants

Location: Murray Hill West 

Speakers
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Kat Chow

Digital Journalist, NPR's Switch Code
Kat Chow is an inaugural member of NPR’s race, ethnicity and culture team, Code Switch. Her role includes reporting and telling stories using social media, sparking conversations online and blogging. She previously worked with WGBH in Boston and was a reporting fellow for The Cambodia Daily, an English-language newspaper in Phnom Penh.
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Anh Do

Staff Writer, L.A. Times
Anh Do covers multicultural communities and issues at the Los Angeles Times. Previously, she served as vice president of Nguoi Viet Daily News, the largest Vietnamese-language publication in the U.S. She has also worked at Dallas Morning News, The Seattle Times and Orange County Register. Her work has been honored by Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and AAJA. Anh is the recipient of the Dart Award for Excellence in... Read More →
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Wendy Lee

Business Reporter, KPCC
Wendy Lee is a Business and Economics Reporter for Southern California Public Radio, 89.3 FM KPCC. | | Before joining KPCC, Wendy was a business reporter for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis and The Tennessean in Nashville. Her work has been published in The Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Houston Chronicle.
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Richard Lui

Anchor/Reporter, MSNBC
Richard Lui is an MSNBC dayside anchor. He has anchored some of the network's major breaking stories, including the 2011 debt-ceiling debate and the Arab Spring. Before joining MSNBC, he worked for CNN Worldwide. Richard attended UC Berkeley, majoring in the political economy of industrial society and graduating with a B.A. in rhetoric. He received an MBA from the University of Michigan and is enrolled at Stanford University's... Read More →
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Jeff Yang

Writer, Wall Street Journal
Jeff Yang (moderator) writes the weekly column Tao Jones for the Wall Street Journal Online, and is a frequent contributor to WNYC radio, as a pundit on Friday Follow panel on PRI's "The Takeaway" and as "Pop & Politics" correspondent for "The Brian Lehrer Show." Prior to joining the Journal, for seven years, Yang wrote Asian Pop, a biweekly column on Asian and Asian American media, entertainment, technology and culture for the San... Read More →
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Phil Yu

Founder, Angry Asian Man
Phil Yu is the founder and editor of Angry Asian Man, a popular Asian American news/culture blog. Building a steady, loyal readership since 2001, The Washington Post calls Angry Asian Man "a daily must-read for the media-savvy, socially conscious, pop-cultured Asian American." Mixing humor with criticism, Phil's commentary has been featured and quoted in stories for the Post, New York Times, National Public Radio, CNN, Los Angeles... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

4:00pm

Engaging the Customer Through Sustainability
As sustainability becomes more mainstream, companies realize they can do well by doing good. In fact, one recent study says that 8 in 10 people consider corporate social responsibility when deciding where to work, what to buy and which products to recommend to others. Jasper Jung will discuss how leading companies can exceed their customers' expectations by appealing to their values and emotions through socially responsible actions and products.


Where: Mercury Ballroom, 3rd Floor

Speakers
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Jasper Jung

Senior Analyst, Sustainability, GM
Jasper Jung is a senior analyst with the sustainability team at General Motors. In this role he manages GM’s reporting and disclosure efforts, and is responsible for cultivating the company’s internal and external community around sustainability. He also helps develop and implement strategies to further GM’s work on sustainability issues such as resource management, energy efficiency, waste reduction, and supply chain... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 4:00pm - 4:20pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

4:25pm

A New Ladder to Success
Working as a McKinsey management consultant, Caroline Ghosn realized colleagues with mentors were moving up the corporate ladder faster than others, and that the corporate mentor-mentee dynamics are not favorable to young women. Because of this, she started the Levo League, a startup that uses technology to make the most of the mentors available. Now, Levo League is connecting thousands of young women to high-level executives for leadership advice. Come and get tips from Caroline on what women need to further develop their leadership skills and reach success.

Twitter: @aaja, #Levo


Where: Mercury Ballroom, 3rd Floor

Speakers
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Caroline Ghosn

Levo League, Co-Founder and CEO
Caroline Ghosn is Co-founder and CEO of Levo League, a thriving community of young professionals, role models, and innovative companies taking Gen Y by storm. Founded in 2012, Levo League is the leading social network dedicated to helping Gen Y women build connections to elevate their careers by providing the best job opportunities, skill building tools, and networking connections to accelerate their success. At Levo League Ghosn has... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 4:25pm - 4:45pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

4:50pm

Sharing the Secret of Independent Learning
Conventional wisdom says you need school and official credentials to be great at your job, knowledgeable in your field and to get ahead. The secret is, that’s not true. Focusing on formal schooling misses the real point. What's important is learning, and you don’t need school for that. A growing movement of independent learners are getting educated and advancing their careers outside of institutions and classrooms. Today's changing culture and new technologies are making this kind of learning increasingly possible and accessible. Kio Stark shares her research on why and how independent learners do it--and how you can too.

Twitter: @aaja, #learning


Where: Mercury Ballroom, 3rd Floor

Speakers
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Kio Stark

Author of "Don't Go Back to School"
Kio Stark's most recent book is "Don't Go Back to School: A handbook for learning anything." It's a practical guide with concrete strategies, inspiring stories from learners, and how-to advice on things like getting started, staying motivated, and getting jobs without traditional credentials. She is the author of the novel "Follow Me Down," studies and writes about the way humans relate to technology, and teaches geeks about ideas at NYU's... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 4:50pm - 5:10pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

5:30pm

Columbia Journalism School Alumni Reception

Columbia Journalism School Dean Steve Coll invites alumni attending the AAJA Convention to join him for a reception, held at the New York Hilton Midtown.

Click here to register and get more information. Registration is required; sign up no later than August 15, 2013.



Thursday August 22, 2013 5:30pm - 7:00pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

6:00pm

Medill School of Journalism Alumni Reception

Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism Alumni Relations and the Medill Club of NY will host an AAJA-New York alumni reception at 6 to 8 p.m. on Aug 22 at Faces and Names, 159 W. 54th Street, just a block from the Hilton. 

RSVP for reception: http://medillaaja.eventbrite.com/ 


Thursday August 22, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Faces and Names 159 W. 54th Street, New York, NY 10019

6:00pm

Linsanity Screening
Jeremy Lin came from a humble background to make an unbelievable run in the NBA. State high school champion, all-Ivy League at Harvard, undrafted by the NBA and unwanted there: his story started long before he landed on Broadway.

The exclusive all-access documentary project on Jeremy Lin started before Linsanity!

Subscribe on YouTube: www.youtube.com/LinsanityMovie

Official Website: www.linsanitythemovie.com 

Location: Nassau East


Thursday August 22, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

6:00pm

Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism's Alumni Reception
Thursday August 22, 2013 6:00pm - 8:30pm
City Lobster 121 W 49th St New York, NY 10020
 
Friday, August 23
 

8:00am

Bagels at the Booth
Sponsored by NBCUniversal and Comcast, Bagels at the Booth is an opportunity for students and entry-level journalists to learn how to develop viable job skills and turn internships into options. Invitation required.


Friday August 23, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

8:00am

Convention Registration: Open
Friday August 23, 2013 8:00am - 5:00pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

9:00am

Career Fair and Expo
Join us for AAJA's Annual Career Fair and Expo, sponsored by News Corporation. Meet recruiters, get career advice and challenge yourself to meet some of the industry's top companies.

Location: Rhinelander Gallery 

Sponsors
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News Corporation

Passionate. Principled. Purposeful.


Friday August 23, 2013 9:00am - 6:00pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

10:00am

Is There A Crisis in Diversity in TV?

Newsrooms in the United States continue to fail to reflect the diversity of the United States as a nation. Join us for a conversation about diversity from production to who’s in front of the camera.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAtvdiversity

Location: Nassau West 


Speakers
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Niala Boodhoo

Reporter, WBEZ, Chicago Public Media
Niala Boodhoo hosts The Afternoon Shift, which airs on WBEZ from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. She joined WBEZ in 2010 as the Chicago reporter for Changing Gears, a multi-station project that helped document the economic transformation of the industrial Midwest. Niala began her career working for Reuters in London in 2000, and has also worked for the Associated Press and The Miami Herald. She has a M.A. in Latin American and Caribbean... Read More →
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Ramon Escobar

Vice President, Talent Recruitment and Development, CNN Worldwide
Ramon Escobar currently oversees the recruitment of all on-air talent for the networks of CNN Worldwide – CNN US, CNN International, CNN Español/CNN Latino and HLN. He is also responsible for the internal development of CNN anchors, correspondents and contributors. Ramon has a diverse background as a TV executive having run both the news and entertainment divisions for NBC Universal's Telemundo Network. He also served as Vice... Read More →
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Craig Robinson

Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, NBCUniversal
Craig Robinson is the Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer for NBCUniversal. He reports directly to NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke. Craig is responsible for defining, enabling and fostering a corporate culture that values diversity of talent, ideas, values and backgrounds across all parts of the company. He acts as the main liaison between NBCUniversal and key national and local figures and oversees the company’s diversity and... Read More →


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

10:00am

Make A Difference: Why Journalists Make Great Social Entrepreneurs
Do you have a brilliant idea that will change lives and shape society? Do you want to launch a business that is dedicated to making a difference? Welcome to the challenging and exciting world of social entrepreneurship. Meet former journalists who have launched their own companies, and pitch ideas to organizations that have funded hundreds of social entrepreneurs around the world. In this panel, we'll explain how to take an idea to the next level, and learn why journalists, a.k.a. you, have the potential to make a difference.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAsocent

Location: Morgan 

Speakers
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Yvonne Leow

Video Editor, Digital First Media
Yvonne Leow is the video editor for Digital First Media’s Project Thunderdome, an initiative aimed to support local newspapers across 21st-Century Media and MediaNews Group. Prior to joining Digital First, Yvonne served as the west regional video producer for the Associated Press in Phoenix, Ariz. She also worked as a video producer for The Seattle Times and other media organizations, such as ABC, NBC and Shanghai Daily. She... Read More →
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Natalia Oberti Noguera

Founder & CEO, Pipeline Fellowship
Natalia Oberti Noguera is Founder and CEO of the Pipeline Fellowship, an angel investing bootcamp for women philanthropists that works to increase diversity in the U.S. angel investing community and creates capital for women social entrepreneurs. She has been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, Dowser, Forbes CSR Blog, ForbesWoman, Mashable, New Prosperity, Reuters Money, TechCrunch and The New York Times. Natalia was named to... Read More →
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Evan Ratliff

Co-Founder and Editor, Atavist
Evan Ratliff is the co-founder and editor of Atavist, a media and software company that produces a digital storytelling platform and an award-winning magazine and e-singles publishing arm, The Atavist. His writing also appears in The New Yorker, National Geographic, and Wired, where he is a contributing editor.
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Tina Rosenberg

Solution Journalism Network
Tina Rosenberg is co-writer of the New York Times' Fixes column and author, most recently, of "Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World." For 10 years she was a member of the New York Times editorial board writing editorials on foreign affairs. She is a contributing writer to the Times Sunday magazine. She has written two other books: "Children of Cain: Violence and the Violent in Latin America", and "The Haunted Land: Facing... Read More →


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

10:00am

Seeing the Picture Before it Happens
If you see it with your own eyes, it's too late. If you see it before it happens, that can be your limit. What do you do? Life is like a magic and you can’t anticipate for it. But you want to get the magic moment. What do you do? Chang W. Lee, a veteran staff photographer for The New York Times, will show and talk about his photographic work.

#AAJAsee

Speakers
avatar for Chang W. Lee

Chang W. Lee

Staff Photographer, The New York Times
Change W. Lee was born in Pusan, Korea, and is a staff photographer for The New York Times. He was a member of the staff that won two 2002 Pulitzer Prizes: one for Breaking News Photography for coverage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on New York City and its aftermath; the other for Feature Photography for photographs chronicling the pain and perseverance of people enduring protracted conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Chang joined The New... Read More →


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

10:00am

Being Your Own Best Editor
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 

Speakers
avatar for Katie Benner

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

mperl.com
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

10:00am

Mobile Skills Workshop
As journalism changes, so do the tools to report and document news in the field. Turn your mobile device into the ultimate reporting machine. Use your phone to take dictation and access your notes and files on the go, take and edit better photos and videos and discover the best social apps to help you cover and curate as news unfolds before your eyes. In this workshop, we'll teach you the basics, as well as a few other tricks to keep your skills up to date.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAmobile

Location: Murray Hill East 

Speakers
avatar for Jake Carpenter

Jake Carpenter

National Desk Assignment Editor, CNN
Jake Carpenter is a story finding, storytelling, news-gathering photojournalist and assignment editor active in social, tech, business and travel spaces. His days are filled with story development and affiliate & crew coordination at CNN in Atlanta. He also produces, shoots and edits stories on the side for various CNN networks and CW Digital Visuals, a company he co-founded in 2003, now based in Chicago and Atlanta.
avatar for Ted Kim

Ted Kim

Mobile Editor, The Washington Post
Ted helps oversee the mobile site and apps for The Washington Post. His recent work has taken him into social and mobile strategy and production.


Friday August 23, 2013 10:00am - 11:50am
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

10:00am

How To Build An Online Portfolio
Are you a reporter looking to develop your portfolio online? If you've never been through buying a domain name and setting up hosting, we will walk you through the process step-by-step. This hands-on, two-hour session is designed to introduce you to the whole process for a ready-to-use online portfolio. Come with your clips, multimedia and resume files ready to create your website.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAweb

Location: Murray Hill West 

Speakers
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Frank Bi

Freelance
Frank Bi graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in computer science. He serves as the student representative on the AAJA-Minnesota chapter board and was a Voices participant in 2011. He was an intern for The Chronicle of Higher Education this summer.
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Robert Boos

Online News Editor, Minnesota Public Radio
Robert Boos is an online news editor for MPR News. A journogeek, Robert worked at The Arizona Republic newspaper and taught online journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism Communication at Arizona State University. He has a master's in geographic information science and a bachelor's degree in journalism from ASU.
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Dan Hill

Freelance
Dan Hill recently graduated from Northwestern University with degrees in journalism and computer science. He has participated in AAJA's JCamp and VOICES programs for student journalists and interned at The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Sacramento Bee. Dan thanks his AAJA mentors for their support!


Friday August 23, 2013 10:00am - 11:50am
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

11:00am

Speed Mentoring
On your mark, get set, get schooled. People behind AAJA's National Mentoring Program will help you see how mentoring can help you cut through the claptrap, seek solutions and get help from someone who has been down the road before you. Learn some strategies for dealing with work's little (and big) dramas. We'll explain the ground rules, give you sessions with several mentors and send you on your way with a new perspective on the ancient art of mentoring. Depending on who we have, you'll be a mentor or a mentee -- or both.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAmentor

Location: Gramercy West 

Speakers
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Joe Grimm

Visiting Editor in Residence, Michigan State University School of Journalism
Joe Grimm is a visiting editor in residence at the Michigan State University School of Journalism. He runs the JobsPage Website. From that, he published "Breaking In: The www.JobsPage.com Guide to Newspaper Internships." In 2008, Joe published "The Best of Ask the Recruiter," drawn from his Poynter Online column. Joe was recruiting and development editor for the Detroit Free Press from 1990 through 2008. Newsrecruiter.com is his hub site.
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Neal Justin

TV Critic/Intern Coordinator, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Neal Justin is the chief TV critic for the Minneapolis Star Tribune where he previously covered nightlife and music and served as trends editor. He is also the paper’s intern coordinator. He previously covered crime at the Rockford Register Star. Neal holds a degree in journalism from Northwestern University and spent several years as a freelancer in Chicago. He is a past member of AAJA's Governing Board, served as chairman for AAJA’s... Read More →
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Randall Yip

Senior Producer, ABC7/KGO-TV
Randall Yip is Senior Producer at ABC7/KGO-TV in San Francisco and co-director of AAJA's Mentor Program. He is also founder & editor of AsAmNews.com, a website devoted to headlines from mainstream & ethnic media about the Asian American community with a special emphasis on Asian Americans breaking stereotypes and making a difference.


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

11:00am

Ten Ways To Make Your Story More Engaging
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 

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Chan

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

11:00am

New Media Startups: Blowing Up The Business Model
Print ads, paywalls and print subscriptions are in decline, but what's next? Learn how successful digital startups are blowing up traditional business models and what pitfalls to avoid when experimenting with new ones. Whether you're on the editorial or business side of journalism, you do not want to miss out on this stellar panel of digital leaders.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAmediabiz

Location: Morgan 

Speakers
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Rafat Ali

CEO, Skift
Rafat Ali is the CEO and founder of Skift, an early-stage travel intelligence startup that offers news, data and services to the travel industry and business travelers. Previously, he was the CEO and founder of paidContent and ContentNext, which he sold to UK's Guardian News and Media in 2008 and left in 2010, and managing editor of Silicon Alley Reporter. Rafat received his B.S. in Computer Engineering from AMU in Aligarh... Read More →
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Kevin Delaney

Editor-in-Chief, Quartz
Kevin J. Delaney is editor in chief and co-founder of Quartz. He was a reporter at The Wall Street Journal for a decade, with that time split between hardship postings in Paris and San Francisco. While covering Internet companies such as Google, Twitter and Facebook for the Journal, he became convinced that newspapers could do much more to ensure that good journalism thrives in the digital age. He returned to New York and became managing editor... Read More →
avatar for Yvonne Leow

Yvonne Leow

Video Editor, Digital First Media
Yvonne Leow is the video editor for Digital First Media’s Project Thunderdome, an initiative aimed to support local newspapers across 21st-Century Media and MediaNews Group. Prior to joining Digital First, Yvonne served as the west regional video producer for the Associated Press in Phoenix, Ariz. She also worked as a video producer for The Seattle Times and other media organizations, such as ABC, NBC and Shanghai Daily. She... Read More →
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Ed O'Keefe

Editor-in-Chief, NowThis News
Ed O’Keefe is the Editor and Chief of NowThis News. Ed spent 12 years moving up the ranks at ABC, going from desk assistant to executive producer of ABC News Digital, helping to integrate ABC with Yahoo News. He left to join NowThis News in 2012 as editor in chief. NowThis News is the first mobile, social video news company built to meet today’s trends in mobile video consumption. The company was founded by Huffington Post... Read More →


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

11:00am

Building Your Audience: Tips for Creating a Professional Website
Boost your photography career with an online portfolio. Learn the basics of starting a personal website or portfolio with a free Wordpress.org account. Get tips and tricks to build and attract an audience through search engine optimization (SEO). You will learn how easy it is to use highly customizable Wordpress features and plugins for reporters, photographers, multimedia journalists and anyone in between. 

#AAJAseo

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Chua

Kimberly Chua

Web Producer, Bay Area News Group
Kimberly Chua works as a web producer for the Bay Area News Group. Curating lifestyles content and breaking news, she specializes in driving traffic to the websites for the San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune and Contra Costa Times. She was born and raised in San Francisco and received her B.A. in journalism from San Francisco State University in 2010.
avatar for Dai Sugano

Dai Sugano

Senior Multimedia Editor, San Jose Mercury News
Dai Sugano is an Emmy Award-winning photojournalist and senior multimedia editor at the San Jose Mercury News. He covers a wide range of assignments which have included: rising economic inequality in China; “Cost of Dying,” a series on end-of-life care issues in the U.S.; poverty in India; Hmong refugees who have immigrated to the U.S.; California’s 2003 gubernatorial recall; and “Torn Apart,” a 30-minute documentary... Read More →


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

11:00am

Beyond Barriers: Getting Good Stories Without Knowing The Language or Culture
Often, we journalists think we can't tackle assignments demanding that we speak the sources' native tongue or have intimate understanding of a local community or culture. It's not so. In this session, we show specific multimedia examples of how monolingual reporters surpassed these challenges. We also offer tips from bilingual reporters tapped to help out their colleagues - and this is the inside knowledge they share - allowing folks to progress on their own, whether their beat is cops, courts, features or GA.

Twitter: @aaja, #beyondbarriers

Location: Sutton North 

Speakers
avatar for Anh Do

Anh Do

Staff Writer, L.A. Times
Anh Do covers multicultural communities and issues at the Los Angeles Times. Previously, she served as vice president of Nguoi Viet Daily News, the largest Vietnamese-language publication in the U.S. She has also worked at Dallas Morning News, The Seattle Times and Orange County Register. Her work has been honored by Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and AAJA. Anh is the recipient of the Dart Award for Excellence in... Read More →
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Peter Hong

Reporter, L.A. Times
Peter Hong spent 15 years reporting on people in L.A. - many of whom are not primarily English speakers - for the Los Angeles Times. Whether interviewing Salvadorans in South Los Angeles, Vietnamese in San Gabriel Valley or Soviet Jewish refugees in Hollywood, he showed that writing effectively about economics, politics, education and culture requires speaking to all who now form our mainstream. His reporting philosophy was: Neglecting anyone... Read More →
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David Ono

Anchor, ABC7 Eyewitness News
David Ono anchors the No.1-rated newscasts in Southern California on ABC7. His thoughtful reporting shines as he has witnessed history worldwide. He has covered Hurricane Katrina, Haiti's earthquake and Japan's tsunami; traveled across Europe and Asia chronicling brave acts of the Nisei soldier from World War II; attended the Royal Wedding in London; tracked drug runners through Central America; witnessed white smoke at the Vatican... Read More →
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Kyra Phillips

Raising America with Kyra Phillips, CNN
Kyra Phillips anchors CNN's Raising America, focusing on news stories told through a parental lens and how they impact modern American families. She joined CNN in 1999 and moved to HLN in August 2012, leading the network’s 2012 election coverage. Kyra completed four tours of reporting in Iraq, covering war, substance abuse, Baghdad School for the Blind and an exclusive look inside Saddam Hussein’s cell and diary, winning... Read More →


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

12:15pm

Round Table Discussion On How To Make The Best Photography/Multimedia Portfolio
#AAJAportfolio

Speakers
avatar for Sachi Cunningham

Sachi Cunningham

Assistant Professor of Journalism, San Francisco State University
Sachi Cunningham is an Assistant Professor of Journalism at San Francisco State University. She was previously a staff video journalist at the Los Angeles Times, where she covered national and international stories. Prior to the Times, Sachi worked for PBS news documentary series FRONTLINE and FRONTLINE/World, where she covered stories around the world. A graduate of UC Berkeley's School of Journalism and Brown University, Sachi's stories focus... Read More →
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Stan Honda

Photojournalist, Agence France Presse
Stan Honda is a staff photographer for Agence France-Presse, the French news agency, based in New York City, covering news, politics, business and sports in the U.S. and abroad. He's been active in the AAJA since 1987 when he helped form the San Diego chapter.
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Chang W. Lee

Staff Photographer, The New York Times
Change W. Lee was born in Pusan, Korea, and is a staff photographer for The New York Times. He was a member of the staff that won two 2002 Pulitzer Prizes: one for Breaking News Photography for coverage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on New York City and its aftermath; the other for Feature Photography for photographs chronicling the pain and perseverance of people enduring protracted conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Chang joined The New... Read More →
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Kiichiro Sato

Regional Photo Editor, Associated Press
Kiichiro Sato is Associated Press' U.S. regional photo editor who oversees the report and photo operations of 14 states in the Central United States. Kiichiro joined AP in 2005 as administrative photo editor in Columbus, Ohio. The following year, he became news editor for photos, overseeing five states. He then transferred to Chicago in 2009 as interim U.S. regional photo editor for the Central region, and was later named... Read More →
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Dai Sugano

Senior Multimedia Editor, San Jose Mercury News
Dai Sugano is an Emmy Award-winning photojournalist and senior multimedia editor at the San Jose Mercury News. He covers a wide range of assignments which have included: rising economic inequality in China; “Cost of Dying,” a series on end-of-life care issues in the U.S.; poverty in India; Hmong refugees who have immigrated to the U.S.; California’s 2003 gubernatorial recall; and “Torn Apart,” a 30-minute documentary... Read More →
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Marilynn K. Yee

Staff Photographer, The New York Times
Marilynn K. Yee is a staff photographer with The New York Times for more than three decades now. Born in the middle of the United States, she now considers herself a New Yorker who can cope with anything the city throw at her. Though she has worked in various parts of the country (Ventura County Star Free Press, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Los Angeles Times); she still finds New York to be an amazing magical city filled with all kinds of wondrous... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2013 12:15pm - 1:00pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

1:00pm

Set Yourself Apart as a Freelance Journalist
Freelance journalist doesn't have to be a code phrase for unemployed. With newsroom staffs shrinking, there are often more opportunities for freelancing -- if you have the nerve to seize them. Learn how to set yourself apart from the pack of hungry freelancers and how to structure your business for long-term success. This session will address networking and cultivating editors or clients; how to manage your time to earn more and work less; negotiating contracts; opportunities for teaching and consulting; and how blogging and social media can boost your career (or waste your time and energy).

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAfreelance

Location: Morgan 

Speakers
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Katherine Reynolds Lewis

Independent Journalist
Katherine Reynolds Lewis is a Harvard-educated journalist with nearly 20 years' experience writing for magazines, newspapers and online. A regular contributor to About.com and Fortune magazine online, her expertise is money, work and family. Her freelance articles have appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek, Money, The New York Times, Parade, MSN Money, Slate, USA Today's magazines, Washington Post Magazine and Working Mother. Previously she was... Read More →
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Victoria Lim

Multi-platform Journalist
Victoria Lim is an award-winning journalist and internationally-recognized expert in multimedia/multi-platform storytelling, from 140-word tweets to 30-minute documentaries. Experienced in consumer affairs, personal finance issues, investigative, education, political, business, diversity and sports reporting, Victoria extends her reporting skills beyond newsrooms, by also creating content for companies and non-profits. Organizations and... Read More →
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M. Cat Sandoval

Backpack Video Journalist
Cat Sandoval is a NYC backpack video journalist and entrepreneur. She is a one woman-bandit who shoots, edits and reports. You can catch her on the web at NYPost.com and on air at RCN’s Channel 53 EbruTV News. She is a proud freelancer and business owner of production company Frustrated Journalist. Don't let the title fool you, Cat’s not so frustrated anymore. She finds her motivation through stories she has yet to... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2013 1:00pm - 3:50pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

2:00pm

Move To Management, Change The World
You got into journalism to make a difference. You've worked hard at your craft and you've honed your skills. Look ahead now and imagine the ways you can multiply your impact by becoming a formal leader in your newsroom. What will it take to get there? What are the things you'll most need to know as you move into a new role? How do you set the agenda; manage former peers; bring vision and passion to the work of fostering journalism that serves this diverse world?

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAmgmt

Location: Gramercy East 

Speakers
avatar for Tom Huang

Tom Huang

Sunday & Enterprise Editor, The Dallas Morning News
Tom Huang is Sunday & Enterprise Editor at The Dallas Morning News and Reporting, and Writing and Editing Fellow at The Poynter Institute. He has worked at The Dallas Morning News since 1993 and previously served as a feature writer and features editor. As features editor, the newspaper’s features coverage was named one of the nation’s best by the Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Awards and by the American Association of Sunday and... Read More →
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Shirley Leung

Assistant Managing Editor, The Boston Globe
Shirley Leung is a columnist and associate editor at the Boston Globe. She previously was assistant managing editor/business news at the Globe for six years. Prior to the Globe, Shirley was a reporter at the Wall Street Journal covering everything from regional economic development to fast food. She has been a longtime officer of the New England chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association. 
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Mi-Ai Parrish

President and Publisher, The Kansas City Star
Mi-Ai Parrish has been the president and publisher of The Kansas City Star since June 2011. She came to the Kansas City area from Idaho, where she was the president and publisher of the Star’s sister paper, the Idaho Statesman, for five years. Prior to becoming a publisher, Mi-Ai spent her career in newsroom roles ranging from reporting and copy editing, to travel editor and projects editor.
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Keith Woods

Vice President, Diversity in News & Operations, NPR


Friday August 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

2:00pm

Big-Time Blogging: Careers In New Media
While legacy media companies continue to contract, many new media companies are making inroads online, and becoming the go-to source within their fields. Working at these companies entails a different career path and set of skills; we'll discuss how Adrian Chen of Gawker, Amanda Terkel of The Huffington Post and Mike Dang of The Billfold reached their positions, and what it takes to stay there.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAblogging

Location: Murray Hill West 

Speakers
avatar for Mike Dang

Mike Dang

The Billfold
Mike Dang is co-founding editor of The Billfold where he writes about money-related issues. He is also the managing editor at Longreads, which collects and promotes high-quality, long-form journalism and fiction. His print work has appeared in publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, and Kansas City Star, and his radio work has been aired on Free Speech Radio News. He has a master’s degree from... Read More →
JC

Jay Caspian Kang

Editor, Grantland
Jay Caspian Kang (@jaycaspiankang) is an editor at Grantland. His debut novel, The Dead Do Not Improve, is on sale now.
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Gautham Nagesh

Tech Policy Editor, CQ Roll Call
Gautham Nagesh is the National Treasurer of AAJA and a staff writer at CQ Roll Call, where he covers technology and media policy. Gautham is an expert on the intersection of politics and technology, having covered the area since 2007 as a staff writer for The Hill and Government Executive. He frequently appears on C-SPAN, NPR and other national media outlets to discuss politics, race, sports and technology. Gautham is also an experienced... Read More →
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Amanda Terkel

Senior Political Reporter & Politics Managing Editor, The Huffington Post
Amanda Terkel is a Senior Political Reporter and Politics Managing Editor at The Huffington Post. Previously, Amanda served as Deputy Research Director at the Center for American Progress and the Managing Editor of ThinkProgress.org. She is a graduate of Colgate University and can be reached at aterkel@huffingtonpost.com or on Twitter at @aterkel.


Friday August 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

2:00pm

The Art of Freelancing
Award winning National Geographic photographer Michael Yamashita will offer business tips for the freelance journalist. Fewer photographers and reporters are holding on to staff jobs, more are entering the freelance world every day. How to pitch an idea and get a book published. How social networking can bring you paying assignments. Diversifying your income stream to keep in business.   


Twitter: @aaja

Location: Bryant 

Speakers
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Michael Yamashita

National Geographic
Michael Yamashita has been shooting for National Geographic magazine for over 30 years, combining his dual passions of photography and travel. After graduating from Wesleyan University with a degree in Asian studies, he spent seven years in Asia, which became his area of specialty. Returning to the United States fluent in Japanese, he began shooting for National Geographic as well as many other U.S. and international clients. Michael is known... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

2:00pm

The Art Of Opinion Writing
What makes for a persuasive editorial or op-ed essay? At a time when everyone has not just an opinion, but a platform to share it, what's the proper role of the traditional editorial page? How do opinion writers use not just rhetoric and logic, but also narrative and emotion? In this session, opinion editors and writers share their experiences (with some triumphs and horror stories mixed in).

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAoped

Location: Gramercy West 

Speakers
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Sewell Chan

Deputy Editor, Op-Ed/Sunday Review, The New York Times
Sewell Chan is deputy editor of the Op-Ed/Sunday Review desk at The New York Times. Before joining the editorial department in 2011, he was a Washington economic correspondent for the newspaper, the founding bureau chief of the City Room news blog, and a local news reporter. Before he joined The Times, he was a reporter at The Washington Post and has written for The Wall Street Journal and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Sewell graduated from... Read More →
avatar for Sharon Chan

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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Lawrence Downes

Editor, The New York Times
Lawrence Downes, who joined the editorial board in 2004 and writes about immigration, veterans' issues and New York City affairs, has worked for The New York Times since 1993. He served on the national desk as enterprise editor and as deputy political editor during the 2000 presidential campaign. From 1998 to 2000, he was a weekend editor on the metro desk and, before that, deputy weekend editor and copy editor. Lawrence was a copy editor at... Read More →
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Mitra Kalita

Ideas Editor, Quartz
Mitra Kalita is the ideas editor at Quartz, an online global business publication launched in 2012 by Atlantic Media. She worked previously at The Wall Street Journal, where she edited coverage of the Great Recession, launched a local news section for New York City and, most recently, reported on the housing crisis. She also launched Mint, a business paper in New Delhi, and has previously worked for The Washington Post, Newsday and the Associated... Read More →
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Dante Ramos

Deputy Editorial Page Editor, The Boston Globe
Dante Ramos is deputy editorial page editor of The Boston Globe. Beyond his overall role in helping to shape the paper’s opinion pages, he writes on state and local politics, economic issues, transportation and urban life -- with an emphasis on fostering a more open civic and business climate in Boston. Before joining the Globe in 2006, Ramos worked at The Times-Picayune in New Orleans for 11 years, as a reporter and editorial page staffer... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

2:00pm

Media Access Workshop

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is conducting a one-hour workshop to discuss how you can enhance your communication with various press media and how you can increase your chances for your story to be heard.  

Light refreshments will be provided. 

This event is free, but you must register to attend. No walk-in registrations will be allowed. Register here.

Moderators
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Richard Lui

Anchor/Reporter, MSNBC
Richard Lui is an MSNBC dayside anchor. He has anchored some of the network's major breaking stories, including the 2011 debt-ceiling debate and the Arab Spring. Before joining MSNBC, he worked for CNN Worldwide. Richard attended UC Berkeley, majoring in the political economy of industrial society and graduating with a B.A. in rhetoric. He received an MBA from the University of Michigan and is enrolled at Stanford University's... Read More →

Speakers
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Ti-Hua Chang

Ti-Hua Chang is currently a general assignment and investigative reporter for WNYW, the FOX affiliate in New York. Before joining WCBS in 2005, Chang worked as a general assignment/investigative TV reporter at WNBC-TV. Prior to that, he was the host of his own talk show, New York Hotline on WNYC-TV. Chang is also the recipient of the George Foster Peabody Award and the recipient of five Emmys, Press Association awards in Philadelphia, Denver... Read More →
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Fred Katayama

Anchor/Producer, Reuters News
Fred Katayama is an award-winning anchor, correspondent and producer at Reuters TV in New York. In his career spanning wires, magazine, broadcast/cable TV, and local/business/foreign news. He has worked at CNN, KIRO-TV, NHK, Fortune magazine, and the AP. He is a board director of the Japan Society and U.S.-Japan Council and a facilitator of AAJA's Executive Leadership Program.
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Tim Scheld

Tim Scheld is Director of News and Programming at New York’s WCBS Newsradio 880, a job he has held for the past ten years. Tim has had a 25 year reporting career working as a local street reporter in New York for both WOR Radio and WCBS Newsradio. Prior to taking the job as News Director at 880. Tim was also a National Correspondent for ABC News Radio.
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Rajath Vikram

Rajath Vikram is the evening assignment editor at NY1 News. He has also worked at WPIX-TV and 1010 WINS radio is New York and is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College. A New York native, he has covered Asian American issues ranging from the investigation into the death of Pvt. Danny Chen to push for South Asian representation in New York government.


Friday August 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
News Corp 1211 Avenue of the Americas

2:00pm

Telling Stories With Google Fusion Tables
Google Fusion Tables is a free and easy-to-use database manager and mapping tool. This hands-on session will teach you how to query data sets and spot trends without writing code. You'll also learn how to get government mapping files into the tool so you can can create Google map visualizations. Bring a laptop if you want to follow along.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAdata

Location: Murray Hill East 

Speakers
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Emily Chow

Graphics Editor, Washington Post
Emily Chow is a graphics editor at The Washington Post, where she designs and develops interactive graphics and web projects. Twitter: @eschow
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Matt Stiles

Data Editor, NPR
Matt Stiles is the data editor on NPR's news applications team. He previously was a reporter and data applications editor at The Texas Tribune, a non-profit digital news organization in Austin. Matt has also covered government, politics and law enforcement at both The Dallas Morning News and the Houston Chronicle. Twitter: @stiles


Friday August 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:50pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

3:00pm

Journey to the East: Now Is the Time
If you entertained the notion of working as an international reporter in Asia, now is the time. From China’s stellar growth contrasted with chronic social protests and human rights issues, to North Korea’s threats of war coupled with the ability – yes, even for Americans – to travel to the hermit kingdom and to Myanmar’s free press reforms and rarely visited thousand-year old Buddhist temples and white sand beaches, these are just some of the places and story arcs that will guide you to a new chapter in your career. Join Ramy Inocencio and Amy Yee – two accomplished Asian-American journalists based in Asia -- for a conversation on the opportunities in Asia and how you can make the jump for yourself.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAasia

Location: Nassau East 

Speakers
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Ramy Inocencio

Asia Business Analyst, CNN International
Ramy Inocencio is AAJA-Asia’s national board representative and head of the Hong Kong sub-chapter with 100+ members. Inocencio served as CNN International’s Asia business correspondent from 2011 to 2013 and now works as an anchor and producer for The Wall Street Journal’s weekly technology show Digits from Asia.
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Kyung Lah

Correspondent, CNN
Kyung Lah is a CNN correspondent based in Los Angeles, covering breaking, feature and investigative news throughout the U.S. western region. Prior to her assignment to LA, she was based in Tokyo, Japan for CNN International for five years, where she covered the Japan tsunami and Fukushima nuclear power plant triple meltdown. She has reported extensively throughout East Asia, covering conflict and news in South & North Korea, China... Read More →
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Almar Latour

Executive Editor, The Wall Street Journal
Almar Latour is executive editor for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones, responsible for global editorial strategy. Almar previously was editor-in-chief, Asia, for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, and oversaw The Wall Street Journal Asia, asia.WSJ.com, the Journal’s Chinese-language and Japanese-language editions online, as well as Dow Jones Newswires’ editorial operations across Asia. Prior to his time in Asia... Read More →
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Matthew Pennington

Reporter, U.S.-Asian Affairs, Associated Press
Matthew Pennington is an Associated Press reporter, currently based in Washington, DC., who has been writing about Asia for the past two decades. He first worked in the region as a U.N. volunteer in Laos before moving to Thailand where he covered the 1997 Asian economic crisis, Myanmar and Cambodia for Agence France-Presse. He joined AP in 1999 as a Bangkok-based writer and later worked as a supervisor on the agency’s Asia desk before... Read More →
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Amy Yee

Freelance
Amy Yee is an American freelance journalist based in New Delhi since 2006. She was with the Financial Times from 1999 to 2008, most recently as Delhi correspondent and previously as a reporter in their New York bureau. She is 2013-2014 Knight-Bagehot fellow at Columbia University. She has also contributed to The New York Times, The Economist and NewYorker.com.


Friday August 23, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

3:00pm

It's A Digital World, Job Search 2.0
Searching for a job is hard. The career landscape is evolving, and the process of finding and keeping a job are evolving with it. Personal brand, social media, digital footprint – what does it all mean? The panel bring together recruiters with over 40 years of combined experience to answer those questions and more.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAdigijobs

Location: Murray Hill West 

Speakers
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Brooke Camp

Talent Acquisitions Leader for News and Digital, NBCUniversal
Brooke Camp joined NBCUniversal in 2012. Her team oversees the recruitment efforts for the news group, NBCUniversal Digital and the NBC O&O stations across the country. Brooke is the project leader for the NBCU talent acquisitions diversity committee and on the leadership team for NBCUniversal’s Asian Pacific American employee resource group. Prior to joining NBC, Brooke was the senior editorial recruiter for CNN at TBS Inc. She has... Read More →
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Brent Jones

USA Today
Brent Jones has worked in various newsroom roles for more than 15 years. Currently, he guards USA TODAY's newsroom best practices, oversees hiring and recruitment efforts, staff training and development and a robust, year-round newsroom internship program. He also serves on the Gannett Foundation's Media Committee and the Gannett Company's Leadership and Diversity Council.
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Victorio Milian

victoriomilian.com
Victorio Milian is a Human Resources Consultant, writer, and speaker living in the best place on Earth--New York City! Creative, hard working and smart, his goal is to make brands great by maximizing their talent initiatives.
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Lars Schmidt

Senior Director of Talent Acquisition & Innovation, NPR
Lars Schmidt is the Senior Director of Talent Acquisition & Innovation at NPR where he is responsible for providing leadership and advocacy for talent acquisition strategies that align with NPR’s strategic mission and core values. Prior to NPR, Lars held various HR and recruiting leadership roles with companies including Ticketmaster, Magento, Pencom Systems and several startups in Los Angeles. He is a fierce advocate for... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

3:00pm

Tools To Brand Yourself
Social media and web mean journalists are finding themselves in front of their bylines more and more. Learn how to create a brand around yourself from Columbia University’s Sree Sreenivasan.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAsree

Location: Sutton North


Speakers
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Sree Sreenivasan

Chief Digital Officer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
In August 2013, Sree Sreenivasan will become the first Chief Digital Officer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art where he'll lead a world-class team on digital, social, mobile, video, apps and more. Sree spent 21 years as a member of the faculty of the Columbia Journalism School and a year as Columbia University's first Chief Digital Officer. He will be a member of the J-school's adjunct faculty, teaching a digital media course each... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

3:00pm

Making a Statement With Your Photographs
Yunghi Kim will show her work spanning her 30 year career. The development and progression of her photography with three stories; Somalia Famine, Comfort Women, and Occupy Wall Street. Three very different stories with different approaches. She will also discuss tackling a personal project, personal vision, making a visual statement and marketing the work.

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Speakers
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Yunghi Kim

Special Contributor, Contact Press Images
Yunghi Kim is a Korean-American photojournalist. She has covered some of the biggest global stories in the last 30 years. She is most proud of her documentation of the lives of former South Korean Comfort Women that helped to introduce Comfort Women to the West. She started her career at The Patriot Ledger, then worked as a staff photographer for the Boston Globe. She was a full member of Contact Press Images and is currently a special... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

3:00pm

From Idea To Execution: How Every Journalist Can Tell Intriguing Data-Driven Stories
Walk away with both (1) real ideas for how to find simple data-driven stories, and (2) open-source, ready-for-your-newsroom code we’ll be unveiling at AAJA to help you tell those stories.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAdatastories

Location: Nassau West 

Speakers
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Steven Melendez

Developer, Data News Team, WNYC
Steven Melendez is a developer on the data news team at WNYC. Having previously worked as a developer and reporter, he holds an M.S. in journalism from Northwestern University and a B.A. in computer science from Harvard University.
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Sisi Wei

News Applications Developer, ProPublica
Sisi Wei is news applications developer at ProPublica, where she builds interactive stories that serve the public interest. Previously, she was a Graphics Editor at The Washington Post. She is also the co-founder of Code with me, a high-impact workshop focused on teaching journalists how to code. Sisi graduated from Northwestern University with majors in journalism, philosophy and legal studies.


Friday August 23, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

3:00pm

The Year in AAJA MediaWatch
The Jeremy Lin frenzy might have cooled, but MediaWatch remained on alert for lapses in taste, fairness and accuracy in how the news media covered our communities. The Boston Marathon bombings provided the latest example of how lapses continue. We'll take a look back at the work MediaWatch did over the past year, and discuss how we can do things even better.

Twitter: @aaja, #mediawatch

Location: Gramercy West 

Speakers
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Bobby Calvan

Chair, AAJA MediaWatch
Bobby Caina Calvan, is a Washington-based freelance political reporter. As a member of the Boston Globe’s Washington bureau, he covered national politics, including the U.S. Congress and traveled extensively across the country during the 2012 elections.
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Ling Woo Liu

Director of Strategic Communications, Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Ling Woo Liu is the Director of Strategic Communications for Asian Americans Advancing Justice, the national affiliation of Asian American civil rights groups that includes member organizations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C. As the first director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education, the Institute won passage of California's Fred Korematsu Day, the first day in U.S. history named after... Read More →
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Sachin Shenolikar

Senior Editor, Sports Illustrated Kids
Sachin Shenolikar is a Senior Editor at Sports Illustrated Kids, where he oversees the magazine's NBA, NFL, and college sports coverage. He has profiled athletes such as LeBron James and Peyton Manning and covered sporting events such as the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, and World Series. He has also served as co-chair of Time Inc.'s Asian American Association (A3) and is a former AAJA-NY board member.
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Randall Yip

Senior Producer, ABC7/KGO-TV
Randall Yip is Senior Producer at ABC7/KGO-TV in San Francisco and co-director of AAJA's Mentor Program. He is also founder & editor of AsAmNews.com, a website devoted to headlines from mainstream & ethnic media about the Asian American community with a special emphasis on Asian Americans breaking stereotypes and making a difference.


Friday August 23, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

4:00pm

How The New York Times Made Snow Fall
"Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek” is an interactive project that tells the story of a group of 16 skiers who died in an avalanche. The projects blended together video, photos, audio and information graphics along the text to create an immersive experience that engaged user’s full attention. Designer Jacqueline Mint will talks about how the Times chose which element told the story at the right moment in the text, so that each media was doing what it's best at.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJASnowfall

Where: Mercury Ballroom, 3rd Floor

Speakers
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Jacky Myint

Multimedia Producer, The New York Times
Jacky is an award winning interactive designer and developer currently working at the New York Times as a multimedia editor. Her work has been recognized by The Emmys, the Peabody Awards, The Society of News Design, Webbys and the Overseas Press Club. Before her time at the Times, she was an interactive designer at MediaStorm, a multimedia producer for Condé Nast and an interactive designer with The Associated Press. She was a speaker at... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2013 4:00pm - 4:20pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

4:25pm

Bilingualism in the Mainstream
As media shifts to become more global, being bilingual is an asset like never before: it is now a tool to connect with the international audience. This is beginning to hit the mainstream at recognized traditionally English-speaking network levels in America, not just in foreign countries. Comcast SportsNet Houston, for one, has taken initiative to reach out to any fan interested in Jeremy Lin and the NBA's Houston Rockets. Howard Chen covers the Rockets for both the English-speaking and Mandarin-Chinese-speaking audiences. He earned his spot on TV through his reports in English, but online, his Mandarin Chinese version of his Rockets reports has proven to be a way to extend a more personal olive branch internationally.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAbilingual


Where: Mercury Ballroom, 3rd Floor

Speakers
avatar for Howard Chen

Howard Chen

Reporter, Comcast SportsNet Houston
Howard Chen is a reporter for Comcast SportsNet Houston, with his primary responsibility to cover the NBA's Houston Rockets. Before coming home to Houston, Howard spent two-and-a-half years as a sports anchor/reporter at WHIZ-TV NBC in Zanesville, Ohio before spending roughly seven years at WUPW-TV FOX Toledo, the last four of which he spent as their Sports Director.


Friday August 23, 2013 4:25pm - 4:45pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

4:50pm

Owning a Part of the Media Business
We may be on air, and we may write a column, and we may be the news director at our organization. But that still leaves you far from where the decisions are made. There are less than a handful of AAPI owners of broadcast stations and news organizations across the country. Yet they are the ones who decide what programs are broadcast, and in instances, who will be hired on and off air. Come meet one of those few owners in broadcast television that is AAPI. Learn how the power structure flows from owner down. Major changes are about to happen that could make minority ownership even more difficult.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAmediabiz


Where: Mercury Ballroom, 3rd Floor

Speakers
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Ravi Kapur

Principal, KAXT, WRJK and Diya TV
Award-winning journalist Ravi Kapur is the Principal of KAXT Channel 1 in San Francisco, WRJK Channel 22 in Chicago, and Diya TV, America’s first 24/7 South Asian broadcast television network. Ravi transformed KAXT into America's most diverse over-the-air digital television station, incubating networks and programming targeted for the African-American, Hispanic, South Asian, Vietnamese, Chinese and Filipino communities. Ravi is a NAB... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2013 4:50pm - 5:10pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

6:00pm

Silent Auction
Join AAJA for this convention classic. Bid on items of all sizes while raising money for AAJA. 

Location: Grand Ballroom Suite 

Speakers
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CeFaan Kim

General Assignment Reporter, News 12
CeFaan Kim is a general assignment reporter for News 12 who began his career with the station in 2012. At News 12, he's covered major events, including the tragic wedding party boat crash in the Hudson River that claimed the lives of the bride-to-be and the best man, and the Metro-North Train derailment that caused service cancellations and disruptions for more than a week. Prior to joining News 12, CeFaan was a reporter for NY1 News, covering... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2013 6:00pm - 9:00pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019
 
Saturday, August 24
 

9:00am

AAJA Board Meeting
AAJA's National Board's annual fall meeting.

Location: Mercury Ballroom 

Saturday August 24, 2013 9:00am - 4:00pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

7:00pm

Scholarship and Awards Gala
Honor our scholarship and award winners at AAJA's Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala. Doors open promptly at 6:45 PM. Tickets required for entry. Tickets will be given when you check in as a full registrant of the 2013 AAJA National Convention. For those who do not have full registrations, tickets are available for purchase at aaja.org. Each ticket is valid for one entry.

The Scholarship and Awards Gala is sponsored by Buick. 

Location: Grand Ballroom Suite 

Speakers
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Ann Curry

NBC News
Ann Curry is the NBC News National and International Correspondent/Anchor and TODAY Anchor at Large. She reports for all platforms of NBC News, serves as anchor for multiple primetime specials and substitute anchors for “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.” Many know Ann from her time serving as co-anchor of NBC News’ TODAY from June 2011 to June 2012 and as news anchor from March 1997 to June 2011, and as the anchor of... Read More →

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Saturday August 24, 2013 7:00pm - 9:15pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

9:30pm

AAJA Annual Karaoke Night
Join us for an AAJA classic event: Convention Karaoke. Thie event takes place in the Gala lobby. 

Saturday August 24, 2013 9:30pm - 11:59pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019
 
Sunday, August 25
 

10:30am

AAJA Board Meeting
AAJA's National Board's annual fall meeting.

Location: Mercury Ballroom 

Sunday August 25, 2013 10:30am - 2:30am
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019