OTTAWA, May 5 /CNW/ - Under 48 hours remain to take advantage of
discounted rates for the annual Canadian Association of Journalists'
national conference set for the nation's capital at the end of next
Registrations qualifying for early-bird rates must be in by midnight May
6, a week to the day before the conference kicks off on Friday, May 13,
2011 at the Sheraton Ottawa Hotel. Early registration can save between
$20 and $100, depending on what you're registering to attend.
"We've recovered from the federal election campaign - a post-mortem on
which happens to be one of the panels we've got planned for next
weekend," CAJ president Mary Agnes Welch said. "The finalists for our
awards have been announced. We'll take registrations in person on the
days of the conference, but why not save a little by registering
The conference, titled Journalism and Media 2011: Journalism 3.0,
features the aforementioned post-mortem panel on the 2011 federal
election and the list of sessions, panels and workshops continues to
grow. In one of the most recent additions, award-winning journalist
Andrew McIntosh joins Ken Jackson and Jorge Barrera, the journalists
who broke the Bruce Carson story on APTN in an investigative reporting
panel Friday morning.
This conference is also one of the few opportunities to bring your own
laptop and learn computer-assisted reporting techniques from experts
like the Ottawa Citizen's Glen McGregor and the CBC's David McKie. Or
bring your laptop to one of the sessions on blogging, tweeting and
social-media marketing and join in on the conversation.
An unforgettable end to the conference comes with a Sunday
foreign-reporting panel over brunch. Canadian-born Associated Press
reporter Kathy Gannon joins the Globe and Mail's Sonia Verma, the
Canadian Press' Murray Brewster and TV's Tom Clark for what should be a
lively discussion on how journalists cover what happens outside our own
All of the information on the 2011 conference is posted on the CAJ
website, www.caj.ca, under the events menu. Can't attend the whole weekend? A variety of
single-day and keynote event tickets are available. Also,
conference-rate rooms are still available at the Sheraton Hotel Ottawa.
The CAJ is Canada's largest national professional organization for
journalists from all media, representing about 800 members across the
country. The CAJ's primary roles are to provide high-quality
professional development for its members and public-interest advocacy.
SOURCE Canadian Association of Journalists
For further information:
Mary Agnes Welch, CAJ president - (204) 697-7590, cell (204) 470-8862
Elizabeth Thompson, national director - (613) 986-5498
John Dickins - (613) 868-5442 cell
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