OTTAWA, May 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Journalists are busy people. They spend
countless hours working phones, yelling questions at scrums and sorting
through reams of documents.
Bylines put a name to all that work, but readers and viewers only see
the final product. They rarely get a sense of what happens behind the
scenes. The Canadian Association of Journalists will throw open its
doors to the public with a speakers' series that will run alongside its 2014 national conference in downtown Vancouver on May 9-10.
"We created J-Fest as a way of reaching out to the public, telling them
who we are, what we do, why we do it and how we do it," said Dale Bass,
CAJ conference co-chair. "We want an audience outside the industry to
understand the power of our work — and why it's so vital."
J-Fest will shine a light on groundbreaking reporting on resource
development and social services in British Columbia, insight into Prime
Minister Stephen Harper's rocky relationship with journalists and the
power of the editorial cartoon. Entry to J-Fest for members of the
public is $5. Registration is available through our portal, at the bottom of the chart. Walk-up registrations will also be
Registration for the CAJ conference at the Holiday Inn and Suites
Downtown Vancouver continues, with early bird rates ending at 11:59 ET
tonight. Our rates heavily favour CAJ members, who can attend the
conference and get a ticket to the conference banquet and CAJ Awards
gala for $239 plus taxes. Full details on registration, including all
rates, are available on the CAJ website.
Bookmark the conference program available on the CAJ website, where any new content will be added as
it's confirmed in coming weeks.
The CAJ is Canada's largest national professional organization for
journalists from all media, representing over 600 members across the
country. The CAJ's primary roles are to provide public-interest
advocacy and high-quality professional development for its members.
Registration questions can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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SOURCE: Canadian Association of Journalists
For further information:
Hugo Rodrigues, CAJ president, 613-330-8396 cell, email@example.com
Dale Bass, CAJ conference co-chair, 250-573-2776, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sean Holman, CAJ conference co-chair, email@example.com