OTTAWA, April 25 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists has
extended early-bird registration rates for its national conference set
for the nation's capital May 13-15.
The deadline to qualify for early-bird registration rates is now May 6,
a week before the conference kicks off on Friday, May 13, 2011. Early
registration can save between $20 and $100, depending on what you're
registering to attend.
"With the federal election campaign underway, we wanted to give as many
journalists as possible the chance to qualify for early-bird rates,"
CAJ president Mary Agnes Welch said. "We are also a few days away from
announcing the finalists for the 2010 CAJ Awards and want to allow
those journalists to qualify for these reduced rates."
The conference, titled Journalism and Media 2011: Journalism 3.0,
features keynote speakers Phillip Meyer, a journalist and author of
"The Vanishing Newspaper: Saving Journalism in the Information Age,"
and the Las Vegas Sun's new-media editor Rob Curley.
The weekend's workshops and panels are still being finalized, but among
the growing list is Google Canada strategic partnerships director
Jeremy Butteriss, who will speak about mobile news and advertising.
Toronto Star columnist Chantal Hebert has just joined the line-up and
will be part of a federal election post-mortem panel with Carleton
University journalism professors Jeff Sallot and Elly Alboim.
Capping off the conference on Sunday is a panel over brunch on foreign
reporting. 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 borders.
All of the information on the 2011 conference is posted on the CAJ
website, www.caj.ca, under the events menu. A variety of single-day and keynote event
tickets are available to suit journalists and those interested in
journalism. Of note, the conference weekend falls during the national
capital's annual Tulip Festival, an annual celebration of spring
featuring special events and concerts.
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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