Last day for discounted early registration for CAJ/CAJEF news innovation

OTTAWA, Jan. 15 /CNW/ - Today, Jan. 15, is the final day to take advantage of the early registration discount for the Canadian Association of Journalists' and CAJ Education Foundation's Jan. 30 news innovation conference at the MaRS Centre in Toronto. Tomorrow, fees increase by as much as $100. Registration is online at .

"One look at the sessions and speakers we have lined up makes it obvious that anyone working in any aspect of the news, media or content industries today must attend this event," CAJ and conference chairman Saleem Khan said.

"This event will change anyone attending with the ideas and skills they learn," said Robert Cribb, president of the CAJ Education Foundation. "This marks a new beginning."

"The conference has something for everyone, whether you are a reporter, editor, producer, manager, executive or student," CAJ president Mary Agnes Welch said. "Taking advantage of the early registration discount makes it an even better bargain."

    Speakers include:
    Jim Brady, president, digital strategy, Allbritton Communications; former
     executive editor,
    Bill Buxton, principal researcher, Microsoft Research
    Robert Cribb, deputy investigations editor, Toronto Star
    John Cruickshank, publisher, Toronto Star
    Brady Gilchrist, president, Admodo
    Patrick Glinksi, senior strategist, Idea Couture
    Alfred Hermida, professor of integrated journalism, UBC; founding
    Anne-Marie Jackson, visual journalist, Globe and Mail
    Alan McLean, interface engineer, interactive news technology, New York
    Jon Lax, partner, Teehan + Lax
    Michael Lee, chief strategy officer, Rogers
    Patrick Lor, president, Fotolia North America; co-founder, iStockPhoto
    Rachel Nixon, director of digital media, CBC News
    Roy Pereira, president, Shiny
    Susanne Reber, deputy managing editor, investigations, NPR
    Ivor Shapiro, professor, Ryerson University, CAJ ethics chair; ethics
    Mike Sukmanowsky, manager, digital analytics, Rogers Digital Media
    Kenny Yum, editor,
    Tory Zimmerman, visual journalist, Globe and Mail

    Sessions include:
    Social media principles and practice
    Entrepreneurial journalism
    Video and photojournalism for scribes
    Facebook beyond friend, poke and status
    How to become a journalist-developer to tell interactive stories
    New ethics of the new news
    Better journalism through design thinking
    Understanding Web analytics and how to take advantage of it
    Creating and managing co-productions for depth and impact
    Changing and managing organizational culture
    Business model innovation
    ... and more!

    Keynotes by leaders and visionaries:
    The Power of Local: The next frontier in news
    The View from the Top
    The Fourth Estate in the Digital Age

    Registration fees until Jan. 15:
    $45 - Student member
    $45 - Unemployed journalist
    $99 - Member
    $129 - Associate member
    $199 - Non-member

    Registration fees after Jan. 15:
    $50 - Student member
    $50 - Unemployed journalist
    $119 - Member
    $159 - Associate member
    $299 - Non-member

The Canadian Association of Journalists is Canada's largest professional organization for journalists from all media, with about 1,100 members across the country. The CAJ's main roles are to provide high-quality professional development for its members and public-interest advocacy.

The CAJ Education Foundation is a federally registered charitable foundation whose purpose is to improve understanding of Canada and its place in the world.

SOURCE Canadian Association of Journalists

For further information: For further information: Chairman, Saleem Khan, (416) 494-0908 or; Mary Agnes Welch, CAJ president, (204) 470-8862 or (204) 783-9417; Executive director, John Dickins, (613) 526-8061; To join the CAJ, please visit:

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