OTTAWA, March 30, 2012 /CNW/ - The 2012 Canadian Association of Journalists conference offers something for every journalist, even the beat reporter.
Several sessions feature journalists who are tops in their fields including:
- For sports journalists, a preview of Summer Olympics coverage: Join Jeffrey Orridge, executive director of CBC Sports; David Langford, national sports editor at Sun Media; Mark Milliere, vice president of TSN sports; and moderator Malcolm Kelly, CBCSports.ca and founder of the sports journalism program at Centennial College, Toronto, to discuss sports reporting in the age of social media.
- For business journalists, a discussion about how well Canadian consumers are being served, featuring Al Rosen, forensic accountant, Frances Horodelski, news anchor at BNN, Mike Eppel, business editor at 680 News and CITYNews, and Janice Paskey, journalist, professor at Mount Royal University and moderator Ellen Roseman, Toronto Star consumer columnist.
- For health reporters, veteran investigative reporters Steve Buist of Hamilton Spectator; Christina Lawand, a former CBC journalist now with Canadian Institutes for Health Information; and moderator Sharon Manson Singer of EvidenceNetwork.ca will share where to go for hyper-local health stats and story ideas, offer examples of good and bad health reporting, help you interview wordy researchers, find real patients and offer tips on how to tell good science from bad.
- For foreign correspondents, several sessions including a panel of senior journalists and editors to discuss the ways that social media is driving the coverage of violent and traumatic stories, a discussion about foreign reporting on a reduced budget and a special HotDocs Festival co-presentation of the film "Reluctant Revolutionary"
Register here for #CAJ2012 conference, April 27-29 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. Early bird prices are in effect until April 5 - that's less than a week 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 public-interest advocacy and high-quality professional development for its members.
For further information:
Hugo Rodrigues, CAJ president, 519-756-2020 ext. 2226, 519-535-8680 cell firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellin Bessner, 2012 conference committee, 416-289-5000 ext. 8826, email@example.com
Shauna Rempel, 2012 conference committee, 416-869-4300 firstname.lastname@example.org