Workshop Summary: Is Journalism a Sustainable...
I attended a workshop this morning entitled: “The Future of Journalism: Is Journalism a Sustainable Business Model?” I attended this workshop mainly because I’m mainly just doing freelance work right now, so if I’m ever fortunate enough to find a full time job in a newsroom again, I’m curious to know what that news organization will have to do to ensure it’s able to keep its employees. The short...
Web tools from Yahoo
Today’s Future of Journalism: Going Mobile session was full of interesting insights about changing tools to build Ipad apps and how to think differently about digital media. One bonus: a FREE book from Yahoo on web editing, website building, SEO and all kinds of stuff. There are some free ones still available to take in room W2-68, though you can also find the digital version online and...
It's great to be in Detroit!
It’s great to be at the AAJA national convention in Detroit Thanks to the Ford Foundation, I’m at my first AAJA national convention since 2008. I was lucky enough to make it to AAJA’s Executive Leadership Program Advanced session on Wednesday. It has some great speakers and was a good reminder to think about no only seeking out mentors for your professional career, but also “sponsors” or...
Consuming news today is like going through travel...
I was glued to the window during the flight to Detroit from Seattle. Looking down at the view, I admired the massive land below me, and the equally impressive rivers that ran through it. From the sky, cities look tiny, compared to our every day view of them from the ground. Below me, things were taking place as usual: people were going to work, kids were in school, cars were in motion, deals were...
My first trip to Detroit and I am smitten! The weather is a beautiful 81 degrees and my flight arrives 30 mins early. I disembark the airplane and as I enter baggage claim (and to my pleasant surprise!) there was a sign for AAJA convention attendees. I immediately felt the warm welcome and couldn’t wait to get to the hotel and check in! After leaving the airport and settling into the hotel,...
Don't forget: Put your name on your posts so we...
Hi folks. Here’s a friendly reminder to include your name somewhere in your content so that we know who is posting what. We won’t post anonymous or nameless stuff. Thanks! [Posted by Theodore Kim | @TheoTypes]
Great Open Night
I arrived Detroit around 5:30 pm. But I decided to get on the bus to opening reception immediately since I don’t want to miss any of this interesting event ! I am so excited to visit the Arab museum. I love the painting and enjoy the arab culture. It is a good time to social networking, there are so many excellent people! [Posted by Xinjuan Deng]
IT'S TIME TO REBOOT!
The challenge of the day was finding free Internet in a noise-free zone. After much hassle, I finally started to write my blog when my laptop crashed. Thank God for husbands! (Mine is writing this blog for me via telephone dictation…old school journalism.) The best thing about my day was having lunch with 3 editors I worked with at the Free Press 23 years ago. (Shout out to Susan, Helene...
Learning about Arab Americans
From the blog of Analisa Nazareno, of San Antonio, Texas: http://analisawrites.wordpress.com/2011/08/11/learning-about-arab-americans/
Just one more day before I head to Detroit. I can’t wait! I have missed the past two years’ conventions and I am so glad to be attending this one. Thanks Ford Foundation! Thanks AAJA! See all my pals there! —-Carol Reynolds-Srot
AAJA National Convention: Sitting on the fence?...
Marc Kawanishi here. I’m the National Advisory Board representative hailing from AAJA North Carolina. As my time in this position is coming to a close I wanted to encourage you to join us as AAJA celebrates it 30th anniversary!!! In just under 11 days our 22nd annual convention starts in Detroit, Michigan. For well over a year representatives of the AAJA Michigan have been preparing a spectacular...
Looking For AAJA Workshop Sched
I am trying to figure out which workshops to attend and what time and dates I would be attending. Can someone direct me to a site or link where I can go over the workshop topics, including their dates and time? It would be very helpful for me to figure out how I can keep up my priorities during the convention. Thanks.
Coming Soon: AAJA Ford Foundation Blog
Hi folks. Theodore Kim here. This is a blog for our 2011 AAJA Convention Ford Foundation attendees. Many of them plan to post their convention experiences here on a regular basis. We’ll take the best or most thoughtful posts and reblog them on our Official Convention Tumblr page. Watch for posts as the convention ramps up! [ Posted by Theodore Kim | @TheoTypes ]