OTTAWA, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Aspiring and established journalists alike will have the opportunity to bend the ear of some of Canada's leading reporters and editors at #CAJ2013.
Representatives from newspapers, wire services and magazines from across Canada will welcome conference delegates to a lively speed-networking session that runs as part of the conference's career track. The forum allows students, recent graduates, as well as more experienced journalists to pair up with senior journalists for brief one-on-one chats where they can pitch stories, learn what it takes to intern, and find out what newsrooms are looking for in new hires. Delegates are invited to bring their ideas, resumes and bubbly personalities to chat with speed-dating participants Saturday at 10:10 a.m.
There are only hours remaining for online registration for #CAJ2013, which closes at 6 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 2. In-person registration is available at the Westin Hotel Ottawa from today until Sunday, May 5.
Among the connected journalists who will attend the session are Brodie Fenlon, the managing editor of news at Huffington Post Canada; Janet Guttsman, Reuters bureau chief in Canada; Ian Austen, Canada correspondent for the New York Times; Melanie Coulson, senior online editor at the Ottawa Citizen; Barb Wilkinson, deputy editor, innovation and engagement, at the Edmonton Journal; Aaron Kylie, senior editor at Canadian Geographic; James McCarten, senior national editor of the Canadian Press; Derek Chezzi and Andrew MacDonald from Yahoo!; and Michelle Gregus from Rabble.ca.
#CAJ2013 runs May 3-5 at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa. We are proud to be partnered with Newspapers Canada's Ink&Beyond, which runs at the same venue from May 1-3. CAJ and Newspapers Canada delegates can access the same programming on Friday, May 3.
The conference offers three days of speakers, panels and workshops designed to appeal to journalists working in every medium. As part of the conference, the CAJ Awards will be announced May 4 at a gala and banquet hosted by CBC News Network and CBC Radio One host Evan Solomon. Tickets to the gala are included with most full-conference registration and standalone tickets can be purchased through the link above. We've also organized a pub night on Friday, May 3, for those not attending the National Newspaper Awards and for somewhere to head after the NNAs.
The full conference program is available at the CAJ's website.
The Canadian Association of Journalists is a professional organization with over 500 members across Canada. The CAJ's primary roles are public-interest advocacy work and professional development for its members.
Image with caption: "Today is the final day for online registration for #CAJ2013. Register in-person at the Westin Hotel Ottawa until May 5. (CNW Group/Canadian Association of Journalists)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130502_C2889_PHOTO_EN_26277.jpg
SOURCE: Canadian Association of Journalists
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