OTTAWA, April 22, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists is thrilled Esri Canada has chosen our #CAJ14 conference to expand a partnership begun at the 2013 conference.
Esri Canada is the company behind ArcGIS and other enterprise geographic information system software that powers business, government and industry. Any journalist who's had the joy of reading a report with extensive mapping in it or toyed with a government's or businesses' proprietary maps online has likely been tapping into a product of Esri software.
For the second year, Esri Canada technical solutions specialist Karen Li will be a part of the CAJ conference. Li will provide an exclusive three-hour session as part of #CAJ14's 1.5-day data-journalism workshop. She will also lead a one-hour demonstration on how journalists can unlock the power of their data through mapping with ArcGIS desktop.
The CAJ and those conference delegates are also the first Canadian organization to benefit from Esri's Media Program. Full details of this will be shared with data-journalism workshop participants, but only those registered for the 1.5-day workshop will be eligible to tap into the greatest benefit of our partnership.
"We are so pleased Esri has shown its confidence in the CAJ and our annual conference as the venue for launching this Media Program in Canada," CAJ president Hugo Rodrigues said. "Those who are able to take advantage of this benefit will be able to expand their reporting and share news and information in strikingly different ways."
Esri staff members will also have a display table at #CAJ14 showcasing some of their online mapping products and features and answering delegate questions.
Registration for the 1.5-day data journalism workshop is capped at 30 people. To sign up, please register as a delegate for #CAJ14 and then drop us a line on our conference email to request a spot in the workshop.
A full conference program, featuring our three keynotes and sessions covering a smorgasbord of other journalism topics and techniques, is available on our website.
The Canadian Association of Journalists is a professional organization with over 600 members across Canada. The CAJ's primary roles are public-interest advocacy work and professional development for its members.
SOURCE: Canadian Association of Journalists
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