CAJ Conference early-bird rate extended to May 15

TORONTO, May 6 /CNW/ - The CAJ is extending the early-bird registration rate for its Montreal conference.

CAJ 2010: Good Journalism in 140 Characters or More

Grand Plaza Hotel, Montreal, May 28-30.

Register now in order to take advantage of these low rates!

Speakers and session include:

    *Keynote* Las Vegas Sun new-media editor and self-described Internet
    punk Rob Curley on, well, new media and what it means to you -- and the
    future of our business.

    *Keynote* Calgary Herald Lorne Motley on the new perils of

    CBC investigative journalist Harvey Cashore on digging deeper faster.

    King's College professor and computer-assisted reporting expert Fred
    Vallance-Jones on getting beyond Google.

    CAJ ethics boss Ivor Shapiro and company on the pitfalls of social media.

    Media lawyer Brian Rogers on how not to get sued (and how to use the new
    "responsible journalism" defense if you do).

    Photojournalist Della Rollins on shooting for non-shooters.

    Canwest national correspondent David Akin on blogging and tweeting

    AND: A special CAJ/Parliamentary Press Gallery panel on Prime Minister
    Stephen Harper's information control and what journalists should do about

    PLUS the CAJ Awards banquet, networking opportunities and much more.....

Early bird rates -- only $175 for the weekend for CAJ members, and there is a special rate for students and unemployed journalists.

Look for the announcement on CAJ award finalists to be released the week of May 8.

For more information and to register: Visit

SOURCE Canadian Association of Journalists

For further information: For further information: Dale Bass, CAJ conference chair, (250) 374-7467 or cell (250) 572-4620; John Dickins, CAJ executive director, cell (613) 868-5442, Email:

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