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October 26, 2022

9:00 am1:00 pmSPJ BOD Meeting & Lunch
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SPJ BOD Meeting & Lunch

1:00 pm4:00 pmSPJ Pre Con 1
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SPJ Pre Con 1

Mobile Tools and More for Your Newsroom

Learn how to use the best and coolest mobile apps for reporting and editing on the go. Explore useful, free desktop tools in this hands-on workshop. Make sure to bring a laptop and be ready to learn some new tips and tricks. Participants will get handouts with links to tools, examples, training videos, exercises and much more.

Presenter: Mike Reilley, Founder and Editor, JournalistsToolbox.org and Senior Lecturer in Data and Digital journalism, University of Illinois Chicago

1:00 pm4:00 pmACP/CMA Pre Con 1-6
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ACP/CMA Pre Con 1-6

CMA/ACP Pre-Con 1  
1:00 PM – 11:00 PM Breakout Tiber Creek A
Declaration Level 1B Theater Max

CMA/ACP Pre-Con 2
1:00 PM – 11:00 PM Breakout Tiber Creek B
Declaration Level 1B Theater Max

CMA/ACP Pre-Con 3
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Breakout Burnham
Constitution Level 3B Theater Max

CMA/ACP Pre-Con 4  
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Breakout Renwick
Constitution Level 3B Theater Max

CMA/ACP Pre-Con 5
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Breakout Bulfinch
Constitution Level 3B Theater Max


     

7:00 pm11:00 pmExhibit Hall Set Up – Decorator 
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Exhibit Hall Set Up – Decorator 

October 27, 2022

6:00 am11:00 pmSPJ Student Newsroom
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SPJ Student Newsroom

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7:00 am4:30 pmRegistration Hours
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7:00 am11:00 amExhibit Hall Set Up – Exhibitors
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Exhibit Hall Set Up – Exhibitors

11:00 am4:30 pmExhibit Hall Open
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Exhibit Hall Open

9:00 am9:50 amBreakout Block A
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  • Fundraising Basics: Principles & Techniques (Part 1)
    Ann Fitzgerald, Faculty Member, The Fund Raising School at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Ann Fitzgerald is a faculty member at The Fund Raising School at IU’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She is founder of AC Fitzgerald (www.acfitzgerald.com), a consulting firm offering strategic advice and communications to nonprofits. Ann has a master’s degree in philanthropic studies from Indiana University.
    Fundraising Basics: Principles & Techniques (Part 1)
    Part 1: Expand your nonprofit by developing your fundraising skills! In this hands-on session, learn about the current philanthropic landscape to discover where funds are coming from and where you should look. You will learn to utilize the fundraising cycle and six rights of fundraising to connect and develop your nonprofit’s donor network.
  • Thinking About the Facts: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Christopher Karadjov, California State University, Long Beach Christopher Karadjov has been a journalist and journalism educator for 30+ years. He has worked in print, broadcast and digital-only publications on two continents in three languages. Karadjov studies journalism practices, media effects and patterns of information flow.
    Thinking About the Facts: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Learn how your newsroom can present stronger, more visually appealing content for readers and viewers. In this how-to session you will learn about the changing role of public information officers, given the evolving and dynamic media landscape. Presenters will discuss options to help you connect with experts, find data, graphics, photography and b-roll — all cost-free content to enhance your storytelling. The session also explores how to best approach public information officers who are circumventing your requests and offer tips for building a transparent and resourceful relationship with them. These tips are applicable for reporters covering all beats.
  • Tips for Working with Your PIO
    • Sandra Baltazar Martínez, Senior Public Information Officer, University of California, Riverside (@sbaltazarm) Before joining UCR, Sandra’s 18-year career as a bilingual journalist included The Press-Enterprise, The Santa Fe New Mexican, and most recently managing editor for La Prensa (Inland Empire). Among other accolades, she is a Knight Foundation Fellow. Sandra holds a master’s in community journalism from the University of Alabama.
    • La Monica Everett-Haynes, Associate Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for Strategic Communications and Public Affairs, San Diego State University (@SDSU) La Monica holds more than 20 years of combined experience as a journalist, communications professional and higher education researcher and scholar. Among other responsibilities, she leads a team that oversees news, marketing, and issues management and crisis communications. She earned a M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.
    Tips for Working with Your PIO
    Learn how your newsroom can present stronger, more visually appealing content for readers and viewers. In this how-to session you will learn about the changing role of public information officers, given the evolving and dynamic media landscape. Presenters will discuss options to help you connect with experts, find data, graphics, photography and b-roll — all cost-free content to enhance your storytelling. The session also explores how to best approach public information officers who are circumventing your requests and offer tips for building a transparent and resourceful relationship with them. These tips are applicable for reporters covering all beats.
  • Up in the Air – Using Drones to Cover Stories
    • Denise Dunbar Denise Dunbar is publisher and executive editor of the Alexandria Times newspaper. She has worked for the Commonwealth of Virginia's department of Health and Human Services, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Charlotte Observer newspaper.
    • Greg Agvent Greg Agvent is Senior Director of the CNN Aerial Imagery & Reporting unit, CNN Air. Agvent has led CNN’s unmanned aerial systems program since its initiation in 2013. He has overseen the development of all facets of CNN’s aerial operations, including training, safety management systems, operations, risk management and expansion.
    • Charles D. Tobin Charles D. Tobin is a litigator, former journalist and Practice Leader of Ballard Spahr's Media and Entertainment Law Group. He defends the media in libel and privacy lawsuits in state and federal trial and appellate courts. He also advises media clients on the developing laws regulating drone use.
    Up in the Air – Using Drones to Cover Stories
    You don’t have to know how to operate a drone to be thinking about how the technology can enhance your storytelling. Come learn from the best about what you need to know to use drones for news gathering. The panel will feature national experts on using drones to report news stories. We will discuss rules and permitting requirements around drone use, how to become trained in the use of drones, and legal implications of using drone footage. Questions from the audience are welcome.
  • Expanding Local Coverage Through Data
    • Gabriel Kahn, professor, USC Annenberg, @gabekahn Gabriel Kahn is a professor of professional practice at USC's Annenberg School of Journalism. He helped developed Crosstown, a system that allows small, local newsrooms to tap into troves of data to deepen coverage and audience engagement. Kahn was previously a foreign correspondent and editor at The Wall Street Journal.
    • Ashley Talley, enterprise executive producer, WRAL Ashley Talley is the enterprise executive editor at WRAL in Raleigh, where she has launched numerous digital initiatives and spearheaded the station's push into using local data.
    Expanding Local Coverage Through Data
    Even small, local news organizations can harness data to drive coverage. Learn how newsrooms in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Raleigh, North Carolina, are using local data to find scoops, increase engagement and even cover individual neighborhoods. This system, developed by computer scientists and journalists at University of Southern California, turns publicly available data into news, while lowering the costs of reporting.

10:00 am10:50 amBreakout Block B
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  • How to Get Your Investigative Projects Funded
    • Eric Ferrero, Executive Director, Fund for Investigative Journalism (@ericferrero) Eric Ferrero is the Executive Director of the Fund for Investigative Journalism, the 53-year-old national organization that provides funding, editorial mentorship and legal help directly to reporters. He has 25 years of experience in nonprofit and philanthropic leadership, working closely with journalists at the local, state and national levels.
    • Margaret Engel, Executive Director, Alicia Patterson Journalism Foundation Margaret Engel directs the Alicia Patterson Journalism Foundation, which gives grants to journalists in the name of Alicia Patterson, the founder of Newsday. She was a reporter for the Washington Post, Des Moines Register and Lorain (OH) Journal and was a Nieman fellow at Harvard, studying worker health and law.
    How to Get Your Investigative Projects Funded
    Learn about grants and fellowships that are available to support investigative journalists — and get tips on how to apply for them successfully. This session will provide concrete resources, leads and tips from both leaders of organizations and journalists who have successfully secured funding from them. Gain specific ideas for funding sources that could support your reporting, concrete tips on how to structure effective proposals for funding and contact information for funders who you can follow up with for help applying for funding.
  • Resume Reels & Portfolios: Advice from Recruiters
    • Heather Lovett Dunn, Managing Editor & Exec. Prod., Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, ASU Heather Dunn is a professor of practice at the Cronkite School of Journalism overseeing "Cronkite News" on Arizona PBS. She's the former content director at KPNX and has produced at KPHO, KVOA and KTVK. She's worked with journalists in Albania on election coverage and is a graduate of Ole Miss.
    • Lesley Van Ness, Dir. of Talent Acquisition, Gray Television Lesley Van Ness is Director of Talent Acquisition for Gray Television. Van Ness spent thirteen years as a broadcast journalist before making the transition to recruiting five years ago. Van Ness was an MMJ, weekend anchor, and evening anchor during her time on-air. She's a graduate of Illinois State University.
    • Patrick McCreery, Owner, Glass City Talent Patrick McCreery is the owner of Glass City Talent, a company that will invest in niche broadcast media entities. Patrick is the former President of Meredith Corporation and served various roles in the company over his near 19-year tenure, including VP/General Manager. McCreery graduated from the Ohio State University.
    Resume Reels & Portfolios: Advice from Recruiters
    Ready for the next step in your career? Hear from recruiters and former hiring managers as they share tips on how to get your resume, reel and portfolio noticed, and tricks for landing that next job. Learn how to avoid common mistakes in applications, and hear how to ace the interview.
  • AP Style Smackdown
    Claire Regan, president-elect, Society of Professional Journalists Claire Regan is an assistant professor at Wagner College in New York City and a contributing writer for the Staten Island Advance. She is past president of the New York City Deadline Club and president-elect of SPJ national. Ms. Regan completed a yearlong fellowship in journalism ethics at the Poynter Institute and received the Charles O’Malley Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.
    AP Style Smackdown
    Does your staff follow Associated Press Style? Do they even know what it is? Learn why the AP Stylebook is a definitive reference for journalists when it comes to accuracy, sensitivity and consistency. Hear how you can start using it to make your newspaper or yearbook stronger. Or, if you already use it, how to make better use of its guidance.  
  • Restoring Public Trust in the News
    Don Colacino, “Trusted Sources” Documentary Don Colacino is a writer, producer, and director with a strong interest in civic and social issues. His prior film, “Winner Take All” is streming on Amazon Prime Video and Tubi. His commercial and industrial work includes films for Autism Speaks and two regionally broadcast television spots for Toyota.
    Restoring Public Trust in the News
    A new documentary called “Trusted Sources” focuses on solutions to the steady decline of public trust in news. This interactive panel discussion will include preview clips from the film and practical advice for addressing audience skepticism. What should the public know about how you do your job? What issues have you faced in overcoming media mistrust? Join your peers in envisioning the future of journalism. 
  • Hot Topics in Media Law
    • Roy Gutterman, Professor/Director, Tully Center for Free Speech, Syracuse University Roy Gutterman, professor/director of the Tully Center for Free Speech at Syracuse University. He teaches communications law and writes and speaks on these issues. He is a former newspaper reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and a former lawyer. He sits on SPJ LDF Committee and the SPJ FOIA Committee.
    • Alia Smith, Ballard Spahr Alia L. Smith’s defends publishers and broadcasters against claims of defamation and other newsgathering torts, and representing them in litigation over access, the Freedom Of Information Act, subpoenas and copyrights. She provides prepublication advice to a number of the firm’s clients, from national publications, to regional broadcasters, to start-up websites.
    • Israel Balderas Israel Balderas is an Emmy® award-winning journalist and educator. As an assistant professor at Elon University, his teaching and research agenda focuses on First Amendment law and media ethics. As chair of the Legal Defense Fund Committee, Balderas oversees the organization's various court filings related to protecting the First Amendment.
    Hot Topics in Media Law
    In today’s litigious culture, journalists face a range of risks including defamation, invasion of privacy and numerous other legal challenges. This session will focus on the legal and First Amendment issues confronting journalists. Hosted by Roy Gutterman, professor and director of the Tully Center for Free Speech at Syracuse University, the discussion will include Israel Balderas, Elon University/SPJ Legal Defense Fund chairman and Alia Smith, whose practice with Ballard Spahr in Washington, D.C., focuses on defending publishers and broadcasters against claims of defamation.