OTTAWA, March 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Weeks before Huffington Post Canada celebrates its first anniversary, the Canadian Association of Journalists welcomes its managing editor Kenny Yum as a keynote speaker to its annual conference.
The Huffington Post's Canadian launch was the talk of media movers and shakers in this country as we wondered how the popular content-aggregator with U.S. roots would adapt its offerings for our market. Now part of AOL Canada, the Post's Toronto office is home to its editors along with a dedicated business beat reporter. It also has its own politics reporter based in Ottawa.
Yum is scheduled to address delegates on Saturday, April 28 as part of this year's annual conference. Several other Huffington Post staffers are also participating in the conference, which kicks off April 27 and comes to an end on April 29.
"We are thrilled that Kenny Yum is going to be a key part of our conference, sharing his insights into the Huffington Post and its digital newsroom," CAJ president Hugo Rodrigues said.
Yum is managing editor of The Huffington Post Canada and AOL Canada, which includes the portal AOL.ca and such sites as Spinner.ca, Autoblog Canada and Moviefone. A digital native, Yum was previously managing editor, digital, for The National Post, an in-depth producer at the CBC and spent eight years at The Globe and Mail, where he helped launch the site in June, 2000. He returned to The Globe in 2009 to be editor of globeandmail.com.
The conference, to be held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, offers three days of workshops, panels, speakers and training on crucial developments in the news industry, such as:
- entrepreneurial journalism,
- connecting with the mobile audience,
- the future of radio morning shows,
- speed-dating with top manager and editors,
- how to survive the aftermath of covering traumatic events and wars.
Registration is open for the 2012 Toronto conference, where hundreds of working journalists, educators and journalism students will mingle, learn new techniques and discuss current issues affecting the industry. Early bird rates are available until April 5— that's only four weeks away!
The CAJ is Canada's largest national professional organization for journalists from all media, representing almost 600 members across the country. The CAJ's primary roles are to provide public-interest advocacy and high-quality professional development for its members.
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For more information or to sponsor the conference, please contact:
Hugo Rodrigues, CAJ president, 519-756-2020 ext. 2226, 519-535-8680 cell [email protected]
Ellin Bessner, 2012 conference committee, 416-289-5000 ext. 8826, [email protected]
Shauna Rempel, 2012 conference committee, 416-869-4300 [email protected]