OTTAWA, April 29, 2013 /CNW/ - Some of Canada's best-known foreign reporters will trade stories with each other and their considerable insight into their industry with delegates at #CAJ2013.
A pair of keynotes will anchor the conference's window into foreign reporting. Hadeel Al-Shalchi, Reuters' correspondent in the Middle East who covered the Arab Spring extensively, will address delegates on May 4. Susan Ormiston, the CBC's London correspondent who's spent the better part of two decades covering stories on four continents, will speak to delegates on May 5.
The conference also features sessions on disaster reporting, humanitarian reporting, and the logistics of foreign reporting. Panelists include the CBC's Paul Hunter and Rick MacInnes-Rae, The Globe and Mail's Sonia Verma, and freelancer Naheed Mustafa, among others. Registrations are being accepted online until 6 p.m. (ET) Thursday, May 2, after which delegates can register in person at the conference.
#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.
SOURCE: Canadian Association of Journalists
For further information:
Hugo Rodrigues, CAJ president - 519-756-2020 ext. 2226, 519-535-8680 (cell), [email protected]
Micah Luxen, conference committee, [email protected]
Nick Taylor-Vaisey, conference committee, [email protected]
General questions for the conference can be sent to [email protected]