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Wednesday, August 10
 

12:00pm

From the Newsroom to Classroom: What You Need to Know About Teaching

RSVP REQUIRED

Whether you’re just starting to think about teaching or you’re a classroom veteran, join us at this half-day workshop on teaching journalism and communications. This workshop aims to help middle-to-late career professionals view their careers in a creative way, demystify academic life, and help participants consider a career shift to help recruit, train and empower the journalists and communicators of the future.

 

Participants will be added to a database that will be made available to search committees and deans at journalism and mass communications programs nationwide. Thank you to the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University, Elon University and Louisiana State University for support for this workshop.  

 

Session 1: 1 p.m.  (45 min.)
So You Think You Want to Teach?: A Conversation and Q&A with Seasoned Educators

Do you have questions about transitioning into the classroom? Confused by academic jargon? Unsure what you need to apply? CV versus resume? Do you need an advanced degree? Academia has a set of rules and regulations that are unique. Navigating them can be bewildering for a newbie. And the rules change depending on whether you're a part-time adjunct or full-time (tenure or non-tenure track). Here’s your chance to sit down with seasoned journalism and communications educators who will share what they wish they'd known before they started teaching.

 

Session 2: 2 p.m.  (45 min.)

A Frank Discussion About Race in Academia: How to Thrive and Help your Students Succeed

Whether you’re at a large school with few students and faculty of color, you may face issues that most of your white counterparts don’t. You may find yourself juggling the demands of teaching, research, and committee assignments with the “invisible labor” of mentoring students of color who aren’t even in your class. Or you may land at an institution with limited resources and students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Then there are the long-standing complaints when it comes to tenure and promotion of faculty of color. In this session we’ll debrief on what it’s like to teach in various ecosystems, why it matters where you land, how to thrive and help your students thrive..

 

Session #3: 3 p.m. (1 to 1.5 hours)

Basics of Great Teaching: Demystifying Tools and Methods

How do you engage with students in a meaningful and impactful way? Got grading rubrics? Does your syllabus need an overhaul? And how do you get the most out of that terrible, buggy course management software? You’ll walk away from this session with an understanding of tools and techniques that can help you get started or turbo-charge your teaching.

 

4:30 p.m. Reception

We will end the session with a mixer that includes journalists, deans, administrators and professors from local universities.  

RSVP REQUIRED. PLEASE RSVP HERE


Speakers
avatar for Brooke Barnett

Brooke Barnett

Associate Provost Inclusive Community, Elon University
Brooke Barnett, Ph.D. is a Professor of Communications and Associate Provost for Inclusive Community at Elon University. She has worked as a news director and documentary producer in public television. An active scholar, her most recent edited volume is Intersectionality in Action A Guide for Faculty and Campus Leaders for Creating Inclusive Classrooms and Institutions.
avatar for Mei-Ling Hopgood

Mei-Ling Hopgood

Associate Professor/Journalist, Medill at Northwestern University
Mei-Ling Hopgood is a freelance journalist and  author of Lucky Girl  and How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm. She has been a recipient of the National Headliner Best in Show, ICIJ Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting and several other investigative and enterprise journalism awards. She is an associate professor at the Medill School of Journalism, Media and Integrated Marketing Communications at... Read More →
avatar for Terril Jones

Terril Jones

Instructor, International Journalism, Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies
Jones spent 18 years in Japan, France and China with AP and Reuters. His coverage included Japan's politics/economy; the 1989 protests at Tiananmen Square; European integration; conflict in north and west Africa; China's rising political and military aspirations; plummeting China-Japan relations; the 2011 earthquake and tsunami; Olympic Games, and other topics. He was also based in New York, Detroit and Silicon Valley with Forbes and the Los... Read More →
avatar for Meghan Sanders

Meghan Sanders

Associate Dean for Research & Strategic Planning; Douglas L. Manship Endowed Professorship; Director, Media Effects Lab, LSU Manship School of Mass Communication
Meghan S. Sanders, Ph.D., is associate dean for Research & Strategic Planning, associate professor and director of the Media Effects Lab at | Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication.Her work experience includes positions with The Houston Chronicle, WVUE-FOX 8 in New Orleans, and KATC-TV3 in Lafayette, LA. She received a Master of Arts in Mass Communication degree from Penn State University and a Bachelors of Arts... Read More →


Wednesday August 10, 2016 12:00pm - 5:30pm
Verona

12:30pm

Locating, Analyzing, and Visualizing Data with Google Tools
Attend to learn how to develop your story using Google research tools and enhance its presentation with free Google visualization tools. In this hands-on half-day workshop, we’ll cover how to collect data from real-time Google searches through Google Trends, how to organize and interview the data in Google Sheets, and finally how to visualize it all and embed graphics on your organization’s website with Google Fusion Tables. In this workshop, we’ll also look at the workflows that’ll help you produce better stories, generate ideas for your beat, and more. Come with your laptop and leave with new skills.

Click here to register for the workshop.

Wednesday August 10, 2016 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Messina

12:30pm

From Idea to Products
Got a great idea but don’t know how it fit into your company’s business model? This session will cover best practices in business strategies and product development. You will also learn how to create a compelling business case for your idea.

Pre-registration is required for this event. 

Speakers
avatar for Alex Rosenberg

Alex Rosenberg

Vice President, Graphiq
Alex is Vice President at Graphiq, where he leads its Enterprise Business & Marketing team. Previously, he ran New Products and Corporate Development. Alex joined Graphiq in October 2011 after working at Bain & Co. in San Francisco and at Google. Alex worked within Bain's Technology, Media and Telecommunications group as well as Bain's Private Equity Group. Alex is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, where he received... Read More →


Wednesday August 10, 2016 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Livorno

12:30pm

IRE Watchdog Workshop: Data on Deadline for Broadcast Journalists

In this half-day workshop, you’ll get hands-on experience working with data to help you beat the competition in any market. You’ll come away with plenty of quick-hit story ideas and also learn about publicly available databases that you can download and analyze to help boost your stories on deadline. We’ll walk through a number of searchable databases currently available online and show you how you can download information into a spreadsheet so you can start analyzing data as soon as you leave the workshop. No previous data experience is required for this workshop. Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. Attendees are required to bring a laptop that has Microsoft Excel installed, and their laptop chargers.

Click here to register for the workshop.

This workshop is co-sponsored by TEGNA.


Speakers
avatar for Jaimie Dowdell

Jaimie Dowdell

Senior Training Director, Investigative Reporters and Editors
Jaimi Dowdell is Senior Training Director of Investigative Reporters and Editors. Since 2008, she's trained thousands of journalists in document- and data-driven reporting. She received the 2016 Spotlight Fellowship for Investigative Reporting and previously worked as computer-assisted reporting editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She received her master's degree from the University of Missouri. | | Jaimi Dowdell joined IRE as training... Read More →



Wednesday August 10, 2016 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Genoa

2:00pm

Registration
Wednesday August 10, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Promenade

6:00pm

 
Thursday, August 11
 

8:00am

Registration
Thursday August 11, 2016 8:00am - 4:30pm
Promenade

9:00am

Vocal Awareness: The Foundation of A Career In Broadcasting
The top NFL and Broadcast Journalists around the world are all taught by one man: legendary vocal coach Arthur Samuel Joseph. His Vocal Awareness Method will help you recognize and bring out the character and integrity of your authentic Voice & Persona, which is essential to your career in broadcast journalism

Speakers
avatar for Arthur Joseph

Arthur Joseph

Founder, Vocal Awareness Institute
Arthur Samuel Joseph, M.A. is widely-recognized as one of the world’s foremost broadcast trainers and authorities on the human voice. His program, Vocal Awareness™, teaches Communication Mastery through a regimen of techniques that cultivate an embodied and enhanced leadership and personal presence, through body-language techniques, vocal warm-ups, and storytelling skills.


Thursday August 11, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Messina

9:00am

VR: What Is It and How Can It Be Used?

Virtual Reality looks complicated. We’ll break down in simple terms how it's done – both when it comes to video and coding. What are some examples of successful uses of VR? What are the possibilities of using VR to tell stories in unique, creative ways? How can people without VR experience get started?


Moderators
avatar for Armand Emamdjomeh

Armand Emamdjomeh

Deputy Director, Data Visulization, Los Angeles Times
Armand is a the Deputy Director for Data Visualization at the Los Angeles Times, specializing in visualizations and data analysis for reporting projects. He's also really good at getting around L.A. without a car.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Bosworth

Melissa Bosworth

Co-Founder, Tiny World Productions
Melissa is a Bay Area-based journalist specializing in immersive storytelling. She has used 360 video to share the experiences of refugees seeking asylum in Germany and women navigating homelessness in San Francisco. She is co-founder of Tiny World Productions.
avatar for Jean Yves Chainon

Jean Yves Chainon

CEO, JYC LLC
Head Producer of the Global Editors Network, photographer and filmmaker, Chainon’s work has been featured in publications such as the Washington Post. He is the founder of OOAworld, a website dedicated to original and creative multimedia storytelling, and CEO of JYC, a production studio dedicated to virtual reality content. Since 2015, Chainon has been producing 360 video documentaries including co-productions with Immersiv.ly. He has... Read More →
avatar for Ian Forester

Ian Forester

Chief Creative Officer, Co-Founder, VR Playhouse
Ian is the Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder of VR Playhouse. After taking his first Oculus Rift spin in 2014, he quickly pivoted his experience in creating immersive theater towards the burgeoning VR space, where he uses his skills to combine a forward thinking creative vision with cutting edge tech.


Thursday August 11, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Livorno

9:00am

A Real-Time Breaking News Simulation: San Bernardino
The first shot and the final shootout with police in the San Bernardino massacre took place over less than five hours. During that time, news outlets were reporting multiple versions of the developing story. From the first breaking news alert to the final story, this exercise will help journalists, technologists, editors, designers and others to understand the pressures and processes of live news.

Moderators
avatar for Emily Chow

Emily Chow

Assignment Editor, The Washington Post
Emily Chow is the story team editor at the Washington Post. She leads a team building media-rich stories that integrate video, photography, audio and words in ways that break the typical article template mold. Previously, she built data visualizations and interactive graphics as a graphics editor at the Post. She is a California native and a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Lin

Ron Lin

Reporter, Los Angeles Times
Ron has worked a variety of assignments since he joined the Los Angeles Times in 2004: investigations, breaking news, earthquakes, public health, disaster preparedness, transportation and local government. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley and native of the San Francisco area.
avatar for Raghuram Vadarevu

Raghuram Vadarevu

West Enterprise Editor, The Associated Press
Raghu is AP's West Enterprise Editor, overseeing enterprise, social media and alternative storytelling for a 13-state region from the Rockies to Hawaii. A Columbia University Journalism School grad, Raghu has worked as a reporter at The Providence Journal, The Record of Bergen County, N.J., and The St. Petersburg Times.
avatar for Amy B Wang

Amy B Wang

Reporter, The Arizona Republic
Amy B Wang is a reporter and occasional breaking news editor at The Arizona Republic. Currently, she is a member of the paper’s Storytelling team, focusing on longer-form projects with a narrative bent.


Thursday August 11, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Florentine I

9:00am

Building Bots: How Bots Can Help in the Newsroom or Tell the Story

Bots can be invaluable, but what is a bot and how do you build one? What do you do with them once you build them? What are good examples of incorporating them into reporting? This hands-on workshop will cover demos, programming tips and how to turn data from your bots into a story.


Moderators
avatar for Frank Bi

Frank Bi

Editorial Engineer, The Verge
Frank is an editorial engineer at Vox Media’s The Verge, a website that covers the intersection of technology, science, art, and culture. He lives in New York City.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Ye

Jenny Ye

Producer, Data News Team, WNYC New York Public Radio
Jenny Ye is the producer of the WNYC (New York Public Radio) Data News team. She works closely with reporters and editors on data driven stories, from research to visualization. She is a native New Yorker, and studied Computer Science and Ethnic Studies at Harvard College.


Thursday August 11, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Trevi

9:00am

Asian: More Than Just A Flavor
Food is an important expression of culture and identity — so what happens when non-Asian chefs are the ones who get recognized for cooking food that's been around for hundreds of years? How should we approach it when traditional flavors start to become a trend? And are Asian chefs getting their due? Chefs, food writers, and academics discuss how to talk about race, ethnicity, and identity when it comes to food and dining.

Moderators
avatar for Sonia Chopra

Sonia Chopra

Managing Editor, Eater
Sonia Chopra is the managing editor of Eater. She is based out of New York City.

Speakers
avatar for Yannick Augy

Yannick Augy

Director of Restaurant Projects US, Hakkasan Group
Yannick Augy earned his education at the Culinary School Jacques Coeur – Bourges – France, specializing in “Culinary Genius and Arts” and completed a Masters in Hospitality Management and Tourism Accounting from the University of Angers and soon would embark on his professional journey. Yannick trained as a Demi-Chef at the Michelin-starred Le Clos des Sens - Châteaux & Hôtels de France and Assistant... Read More →
avatar for Serena Dai

Serena Dai

News Editor, Eater New York
Serena Dai is a News Editor at Eater New York, covering breaking news and trends about restaurants and the food industry across NYC. Previously, she reported on business, real estate, and restaurants for neighborhood news site DNAinfo in Brooklyn and Chicago. Her work has appeared in the TheAtlantic.com, New York magazine, the Associated Press, Miami Herald, and more.
avatar for Grace Hwang Lynch

Grace Hwang Lynch

Freelance Journalist, HapaMama
As a journalist and essayist, Grace Hwang Lynch explores the evolving relationship between immigrant cultures and mainstream America. A former television news reporter, she founded HapaMama.com in 2008 to give voice to Asian mixed-race family issues. Whether writing about food, parenting or current events, Grace analyzes her subjects through the lens of culture and ethnicity. Her work has also been published by PBS, PRI, Salon, xoJane, and... Read More →


Thursday August 11, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Verona

9:00am

Recruiters Anonymous

Recruiters from top media outlets answer anonymous questions about the recruitment process, and share advice on how job candidates can stand out among the sea of resumes and reels.


Moderators
avatar for Mariecar Mendoza

Mariecar Mendoza

Arts Content Editor, The San Francisco Chronicle
Mariecar Mendoza is the arts content editor for the San Francisco Chronicle. In the several months she’s been with The Chronicle, Mariecar has helped manage team coverage of such large-scale entertainment events like Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara and Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco. While she is a Bay Area native, she lived in Southern California for several years and most recently worked as the features digital editor... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brent Jones

Brent Jones

Standards & Ethics Editor, USA TODAY
Brent Jones is USA TODAY’s Standards & Ethics Editor. His newsroom public service spans more than 15 years as a voice, writer and editor, including leadership positions that have guided journalistic best practices, organizational strategy, customer viewpoints, staff training, recruitment and student programming across print, desktop and mobile platforms. | Brent’s work inside and outside of safeguarding newsroom standards is... Read More →
avatar for Maria Mercader

Maria Mercader

Director of Talent Strategy, CBS News
Maria currently the Director of Talent Strategy, has been with CBS News for over 25 years. Prior to this position she worked as a Producer at CBS News Foreign Desk. Maria is proud that she has grown up at CBS as she started in the company as a Page.  Through the years, she has also has worked at Newspath, the National Desk and Sunday Morning. In 2004, she won a Business Emmy with David Pogue and Doug Smith for the CBS News Sunday Morning piece... Read More →


Thursday August 11, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Turin

9:00am

From Local Reporter to Network Correspondent
Pre-registration is required for this day-long workshop.

Sponsors

Thursday August 11, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Pompeian III

9:00am

NBCUniversity
Pre-registration is required for this day-long workshop.

Sponsors

Thursday August 11, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Florentine III & IV

9:00am

10:30am

Shootings, Protests and Tragedy: Being a Journalist at the Front Lines of the Race Debate

On July 7, the world watched in horror as a gunman intent on killing white people ambushed the Dallas police during a Black Lives Matter protest. Five officers were killed in a massacre that only intensified long-simmering racial tensions between police and the black community. Fatal shootings elsewhere have marred both sides of the debate, now at a boil. Several AAJA members covered the tragedies in Dallas and elsewhere from the front lines. Join us for a discussion about what they did, how they felt and what their journalism is bringing to their communities.


Moderators
avatar for Tom Huang

Tom Huang

Sunday & Enterprise Editor, The Dallas Morning News
Tom Huang is Sunday & Enterprise Editor at The Dallas Morning News and Editing Fellow at The Poynter Institute. In 2013, he was a Punch Sulzberger Fellow at Columbia University, where he studied executive leadership and journalism innovation. For the past 14 years, he has taught in Poynter seminars on reporting, writing, editing, ethics, diversity and leadership. He has worked at The Dallas Morning News since 1993, first as a... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Kailath

Ryan Kailath

Reporter, WWNO New Orleans Public Radio
Ryan Kailath is a reporter at WWNO New Orleans Public Radio. His work airs on public radio programs like Morning Edition, All Things Considered and The World, as well as on longform podcasts like 99% Invisible, The Heart, Note to Self and others.
avatar for Jaeah Lee

Jaeah Lee

Investigative Journalist, Freelance
Jaeah is an investigative journalist living in San Francisco. She was most recently a staff reporter at Mother Jones, covering policing after Ferguson. She writes about criminal justice and racial inequality, among other subjects. Her work has been featured in the Atlantic, Guardian, MSNBC, Democracy Now, and other outlets.
avatar for Sara Onitsuka

Sara Onitsuka

Coordinator, Letters for Black Lives
Sara Onitsuka is a rising Junior at The College of Wooster in Wooster, OH, and a coordinator for Letters for Black Lives, an open letter project on anti-blackness. At Wooster, Sara is the co-president of the ASiA (Asia Supporters in Action) club. She studies Neuroscience and Political Science.


Thursday August 11, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Pompeian I & II

11:00am

SAG-AFTRA Office Hours
Applying for a job at a union station? Moving to a different market? Wondering about getting an agent? Have questions about your personal service contract? You can book a time for a private conversation (20 min) and ask them all these employment-related questions as well as about any aspect of the business no matter what market you are in or what stage of career you find yourself.

Sign up for a requested time slot at https://aaja.wufoo.com/forms/z9v1dnb1dbavhb/.

Sponsors

Thursday August 11, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Livorno

11:30am

AAJA Membership Meeting
Thursday August 11, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Verona

1:00pm

Afternoon Plenary: Diversity in Political Journalism
America is a diverse country, and the decisions of our country’s leaders affect Americans of all races, ethnicities, religions and more. Yet the pool of journalists covering politics — especially on the national level — lacks diversity. How has this lack of diversity affected coverage of political fights, policy debates and legislative decisions affecting minority communities? How can we develop, identify and train political journalists of color?

Moderators
avatar for Seung Min Kim

Seung Min Kim

Congressional Reporter, POLITICO
Seung Min Kim is a congressional reporter for POLITICO, covering the Senate and immigration policy. Before POLITICO, she worked at USA Today and the Star-Ledger of Newark. She also completed internships at The Des Moines Register, the St. Petersburg Times and the St. Paul Pioneer Press.  She is the current president of the Washington, D.C.-chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association.

Speakers
avatar for MJ Lee

MJ Lee

National Politics Reporter, CNN
MJ Lee is a national politics reporter for CNN covering the 2016 presidential campaign, writing for CNNPolitics.com and reporting on air. She closely covered Donald Trump during the primary season and is now reporting on Hillary Clinton. | | Prior to joining CNN, MJ was a finance and politics reporter at Politico in Washington, D.C., where she covered Congress, the Federal Reserve, financial regulations, economic data and the banking... Read More →
avatar for Sabrina Saddiqui

Sabrina Saddiqui

Political Reporter, The Guardian
Sabrina Siddiqui is a political reporter for the Guardian covering the 2016 presidential race. She previously covered Congress and the 2012 election for the Huffington Post and worked with the White House desk at Bloomberg. Siddiqui is a frequent commentator on MSNBC and contributing host of the Bill Press Show.
avatar for Scott Wong

Scott Wong

Senior Staff Writer, The Hill
Scott Wong is a senior staff writer for The Hill, where he covers House Republicans and GOP leadership. He previously wrote for Politico and The Arizona Republic. The UCLA alum got his start in journalism covering local government for two newspapers in his native San Francisco Bay Area. He serves as the national board representative for AAJA's Washington, D.C. chapter.

Sponsors

Thursday August 11, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pompeian I & II

1:00pm

SAG-AFTRA Office Hours
Applying for a job at a union station? Moving to a different market? Wondering about getting an agent? Have questions about your personal service contract? You can book a time for a private conversation (20 min) and ask them all these employment-related questions as well as about any aspect of the business no matter what market you are in or what stage of career you find yourself.

Sign up for a requested time slot at https://aaja.wufoo.com/forms/z9v1dnb1dbavhb/.

Sponsors

Thursday August 11, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Livorno

2:00pm

Journalism's Existential Crisis: The Rise of Platform Publishing
Distributing content through third party platforms (i.e., Facebook Instant Articles, Snapchat Discover, Google AMP and Apple news) has become commonplace. What has been the biggest challenge or concern for newsrooms so far? Platforms increasingly have power to decide what gets heard and what doesn't, by designing algorithms that determine what users see and to reserve the right to moderate or censor any speech. How does that affect decisions to publish content on these platforms? Should it? What should be measures of success for newsrooms in the current media landscape?

Moderators
avatar for Gene Park

Gene Park

Social Media Editor, Opinions, Washington Post
Gene Park is a social media editor embedded with the Opinions and Outlook sections of The Washington Post. He's also the vice president for print for the AAJA, Washington, D.C. chapter. Defending Kanye since 2005, still a struggle.

Speakers
avatar for Priya Ganapati

Priya Ganapati

Director of Platform Products, Quartz
Priya Ganapati manages partnerships and product development for newsletters, ads and platforms at Quartz. Prior to that she was at the Wall Street Journal, as one of the first editors in the newsroom dedicated specifically to mobile products and then became the product manager overseeing mobile. Before the Journal, she was a reporter at Wired, The Street and other publications. Priya has an undergraduate degree in electronics engineering and a... Read More →
avatar for Katie Nelson

Katie Nelson

News Director, The Huffington Post
Katie Nelson is news director for The Huffington Post. Previously: the New York Daily News, the Associated Press, The Arizona Republic, The Cambodia Daily.
avatar for Elite Truong

Elite Truong

Product Manager, Vox Media, Inc.
Elite works with the product team on distribution to emerging platforms at Vox Media. She also writes a monthly column at Poynter about media culture and collaboration. In her free time, she falls into WIkipedia holes about different cuisines and travels to eat new things.


Thursday August 11, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Genoa

2:00pm

AMA: How to Navigate the Newsroom and Become a Leader
The beginning of your career is an important time to build allies and a support network within the newsroom. The people who push for you, believe in you and want to see you grow are critical in helping you rise to leadership roles — not just in your own organization, but throughout the various chapters in your career. Learn from rising newsroom leaders — who were in your shoes only a few years ago — about how they got to where they are. For an audience of 25 years and younger only.

Moderators
avatar for Traci Lee

Traci Lee

Digital Editorial Manager, NBC Asian America, NBC News
Traci G. Lee is the Digital Editorial Manager for NBC Asian America at NBCNews.com, the country’s largest English-language national news source dedicated to the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Previously, she was a digital and multimedia producer for MSNBC and, along with frequently covering the Asian-American community, she has been a vocal advocate for increasing diversity and representation in newsrooms. Lee currently co-leads... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jill Cowan

Jill Cowan

Economy Reporter, The Dallas Morning News
I'm a reporter on the Dallas Morning News' business team. I've also worked at The Tennessean in Nashville, Los Angeles Times Community News, the L.A. Times, The Bakersfield Californian and the Daily Californian. (Go Bears!)
avatar for Patricia Lee

Patricia Lee

Growth Marketer, Quartz
Patricia Lee is Quartz’s growth marketer and works on audience development, social strategy, and data analysis for Quartz’s branded content. She was previously at The New Yorker, where she led production of the homepage, copy-edited stories for the site, and worked on digital strategy. Before that, she was at Grantland.
avatar for Sanette Tanaka

Sanette Tanaka

Product Designer, Vox Media
Sanette Tanaka is a product designer on the innovation team at Vox Media. Prior to Vox, Sanette was a real estate reporter at The Wall Street Journal. She earned a master’s degree in Creative Digital Media from the Dublin Institute of Technology through the Mitchell Scholarship, and graduated from Duke University with a degree in public policy and history in 2012. She served as the editor in chief of The Chronicle, Duke’s student... Read More →


Thursday August 11, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Messina

2:00pm

When and How to Find A Broadcast Agent

Anchors and reporters all reach a point where they wonder if an agent will help them make their next move. When is the right time to reach out to agencies and what if one contacts you? What are the benefits and what are some of the challenges of having an agent? Hear from on-air talent that have worked with different agents and are familiar with well-known agencies.


Moderators
avatar for Angie Lau

Angie Lau

Bloomberg, Anchor
Angie Lau is an anchor for Bloomberg Television. Based in Hong Kong, Angie hosts "First Up with Angie Lau," which begins live daily coverage out of Asia, leading viewers into the start of the business day. | | Angie has interviewed many business leaders and influencers, from Li & Fung Chairman William Fung live in the studio to Franklin Templeton’s Chairman Mark Mobius and Hong Kong’s former Chief Secretary Anson Chan. She... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cary Chow

Cary Chow

Anchor, ESPN
Cary Chow hosts, anchors, and reports for multiple platforms on ESPN. He's an award-winning journalist with previous stints at Fox Sports San Diego, KGTV-TV, WALA-TV, KCWY-TV, and KABC-TV. He's written and produced travel media, and is a published food and movie critic. He's an alumnus of UC-Santa Barbara.
avatar for India Diaz

India Diaz

Talent Development Coordinator, CNN
India Diaz is CNN's talent development coordinator, working closely with the VP & Director of talent to recruit & develop on-air talent. Diaz graduated from Wake Forest undergrad and UMD College of Journalism grad school. Prior to CNN, India worked on the agency side of the business, pitching & developing news talent.
avatar for Elaine Quijano

Elaine Quijano

Correspondent, CBS News
Elaine Quijano is a correspondent for CBS News and an anchor for CBSN, the division's 24-hour digital streaming network featuring live, anchored coverage of U.S. and world news.


Thursday August 11, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Trevi

2:00pm

All the News That's Fit to... Wherever You Want It

News outlets are increasingly relying on personalized delivery methods like newsletters, SMS, Facebook Live, etc., tailoring content to users in the way they prefer. What is the future of such methods of delivery, and how do you turn it into a profitable model for your organization (in revenues and/or traffic)? What is the future of personalized news delivery?



Speakers
avatar for Clea Benson

Clea Benson

Deputy Managing Editor, POLITICO Pro
Clea Benson is Deputy Editor at POLITICO Pro. Before joining POLITICO as financial services editor last year, she spent five years covering financial regulation and federal housing policy at Bloomberg News. She has also written about politics, government, and economics as a reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Sacramento Bee, and Congressional Quarterly.  | She's from Los Angeles, went to Bryn Mawr College, and holds a... Read More →
avatar for Prim Siripipat

Prim Siripipat

ESPN Anchor, ESPN
Prim Siripipat joined ESPN in 2011.  She hosts a variety of shows including Sports Center, First Take, and NBA Tonight.  She was also the host of Spain & Prim on ESPN Radio, which was the first sports radio show to be hosted and produced by women.  As a former Duke Tennis player, she also covers Wimbledon and the US Open every year.
avatar for John Sutter

John Sutter

Columnist, CNN
I'm a columnist at CNN and creator of the network's Two Degrees and Change the List projects, both of which aim to involve our audience in coverage of climate change and social justice issues. I'm the winner of the Livingston Award, Batten Medal for public service journalism and other honors. 


Thursday August 11, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Livorno

2:30pm

Graphics on the Go: How Small Teams Can Create Shareable Dataviz
Making informative and attractive graphics doesn't have to be complicated. In this skills-based workshop, we will cover ways to create maps and graphics to complement stories, and tools to use if your newsroom doesn't support its own map-making or graphics-making system. Learn skills that will help you create shareable data visualization products the day you return to work after the convention.

Moderators
avatar for Ashwin Singhania

Ashwin Singhania

Product Manager, Graphiq
Ashwin is a Product Manager at Graphiq, a technology company that collects, structures, and presents data to consumers and enterprises. He has spent the last several years building technology for the publishing industry.

Speakers
avatar for Julia B. Chan

Julia B. Chan

Digital Editor, Reveal, The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR)
Julia B. Chan is the digital editor and a multimedia producer at Reveal and The Center for Investigative Reporting. Her job combines reporting with technology, web and audio production. She creates and oversees editorial projects that shape how stories and investigations are published across platforms.
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Nicole Vas

Designer, Gannett Phoenix Design Studio
Nicole Vas is a designer at Gannett's Phoenix Design Studio, where she designs news and sports for The Arizona Republic.


Thursday August 11, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Turin

2:30pm

Who Run the World? Women... Or Do They?

This isn’t your typical conversation about breaking the glass ceiling or finding a work/life balance. Join a conversation with female executives to discuss the unforeseen challenges and rewards of managing a newsroom, the role of mentorship, and how we can create a pipeline for future women leaders.


Moderators
avatar for Yvonne Leow

Yvonne Leow

Editorial Project Manager, Sequoia Capital
@YvonneLeow Yvonne Leow is the former senior Snapchat editor at Vox.com. Previously, she was a 2014-2015 John S. Knight Fellowship at Stanford University and a senior associate at North Base Media, a venture capital firm investing in journalistic enterprises in emerging markets.  Before she transitioned to the business side of media, she was the director of video for Project Thunderdome, and a regional video producer for the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kim Bui Barnett

Kim Bui Barnett

Senior Director, CNN Special Projects, CNN
Kim Bui Barnett is Senior Director for the CNN Special Projects team responsible for creating cross-platform editorial content that drives revenue for CNN Worldwide, including the Impact Your World franchise. The short form, human interest content produced by her group includes health & wellness, innovation, small business, travel and positive stories on people and organizations making a difference. These series have garnered multiple... Read More →
avatar for Kristen Go

Kristen Go

Managing Editor, Digital, San Francisco Chronicle
Kristen Go is the San Francisco Chronicle's Managing Editor, Digital. She runs The Chronicle’s Incubator, a program that provides digital and social media training to the entire staff. Her other responsibilities include overseeing SFChronicle.com and special projects. She has also worked at The Arizona Republic and The Denver Post. Kristen is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno.
avatar for Mi-Ai Parrish

Mi-Ai Parrish

President, The Arizona Republic & AZCentral.com
Parrish is President of Arizona's largest media company. She previously served as President of The Kansas City Star/kansascity.com and President of The Idaho Statesman and idahostatesman.com. Prior, she was in newsrooms in Minneapolis, San Francisco, Phoenix, Chicago and Norfolk. She's a longtime AAJA member and current UNITY board member.


Thursday August 11, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Verona

3:00pm

Life Reimagined

Sometimes life takes you in unexpected directions. But it is never too late to make a change — and we can guide you. At the Life Reimagined Session you will begin your journey into uncovering your What's Next Possibilities. This is a hands-on experience with opportunities to reflect on your goals and aspirations, learn new things about yourself, begin to uncover ideas and engage with others, harness your underlying personal strength and get tools and inspiration to identify and begin to take the next step.


Sponsors

Thursday August 11, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Florentine I

3:30pm

Real Talk on Mental Health in the Newsroom

It's time for newsrooms to shake off the stigma for journalists facing mental health issues. As friends, colleagues, managers and teammates, we all have a role to play in caring for ourselves and supporting each other. Kim Bui, deputy managing editor for reported.ly, discuss resources and strategies for mental health issues in the newsroom from vicarious trauma to depression and anxiety. Our goal is to create a candid conversation within our community. We'll encourage participants to share only as much as they're comfortable discussing. (This is an off-the-record session, unless moderators indicate otherwise.)

 


Speakers
avatar for Kim Bui

Kim Bui

Deputy Managing Editor, Reported.ly
P. Kim Bui is the deputy managing editor for reported.ly, a media startup on the forefront of social journalism. She specializes in web storytelling and has spearheaded breaking news initiatives for digital, print and broadcast. She’s also an instructor at the University of Southern California and co-founder of #wjchat, one of the longest running weekly Twitter chats for journalists.


Thursday August 11, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Genoa

3:30pm

Are College Campuses Too Politically Correct? Or Not Politically Correct Enough?

From Mizzou to Yale, highly publicized racial tensions on college campuses have placed a spotlight on the role of student journalism and media coverage of those issues. Sometimes, the roles of student journalism and student activism seem to merge. A panel of student journalists and professors will discuss the issues over race and media coverage on college campuses affecting Asian Americans.


Moderators
avatar for Mei-Ling Hopgood

Mei-Ling Hopgood

Associate Professor/Journalist, Medill at Northwestern University
Mei-Ling Hopgood is a freelance journalist and  author of Lucky Girl  and How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm. She has been a recipient of the National Headliner Best in Show, ICIJ Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting and several other investigative and enterprise journalism awards. She is an associate professor at the Medill School of Journalism, Media and Integrated Marketing Communications at... Read More →

Speakers
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Brooke Barnett

Associate Provost Inclusive Community, Elon University
Brooke Barnett, Ph.D. is a Professor of Communications and Associate Provost for Inclusive Community at Elon University. She has worked as a news director and documentary producer in public television. An active scholar, her most recent edited volume is Intersectionality in Action A Guide for Faculty and Campus Leaders for Creating Inclusive Classrooms and Institutions.
avatar for Brian Nguyen

Brian Nguyen

Editor, The Tylt
Brian Nguyen is an editor at The Tylt, a new project from Advance Digital's incubator. Before this, he was a photographer and editing resident at the Chicago Tribune.
avatar for Meghan Sanders

Meghan Sanders

Associate Dean for Research & Strategic Planning; Douglas L. Manship Endowed Professorship; Director, Media Effects Lab, LSU Manship School of Mass Communication
Meghan S. Sanders, Ph.D., is associate dean for Research & Strategic Planning, associate professor and director of the Media Effects Lab at | Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication.Her work experience includes positions with The Houston Chronicle, WVUE-FOX 8 in New Orleans, and KATC-TV3 in Lafayette, LA. She received a Master of Arts in Mass Communication degree from Penn State University and a Bachelors of Arts... Read More →


Thursday August 11, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Messina

3:30pm

Using a Fellowship or Grant to Get to the Next Level in Your Career

Seize the opportunity to elevate your career to the next level or to pursue a passion. Learn about fellowships and grants from the decision makers and get started in the search process by uncovering different types of fellowships. This session will help you better understand what the decision makers are looking for in the application process, and become inspired to get the most out of these programs.


Moderators
avatar for Colleen Leigh

Colleen Leigh

Director of Admissions, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Former journalist turned higher education administrator with more than 10 years experience in enrollment management, admissions, recruitment, retention, marketing, diversity outreach, and community outreach. A Jersey girl and proud Pinay excited to meet talented journalists at #AAJ16! Stop by our booth if you're thinking of grad school or want to learn more about the @cunyjschool! #MeetCUNYJ #AAJA16

Speakers
avatar for Sandy Bergo

Sandy Bergo

Executive Director, Fund for Investigative Journalism
Sandy Bergo has been the executive director of the Fund for Investigative Journalism since 2010. Before that, she was an investigative producer at WBBM-TV (Chicago) for twenty years, and also freelanced investigative articles for the Washington Monthly, the Chicago Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times.
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Burt Herman

Co-founder, Hacks/Hackers
Burt Herman is co-founder of Hacks/Hackers, the largest grassroots movement bringing together journalists and technologists. He previously co-founded Storify, a social media storytelling platform that won numerous awards for journalism innovation, leading the company to a successful acquisition. He earlier covered stories around the world as an AP bureau chief and correspondent. | | Burt was a 2009 John S. Knight journalism fellow at Stanford... Read More →
avatar for Dominique De Leon

Dominique De Leon

Program Coordinator, International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF)
Dominique Deleon is a program coordinator with the IWMF. She is responsible for supporting IWMF fellows and facilitating reporting trips with the African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative. Additionally, she supports many of the programs that IWMF established to advance the voices of women in the field of journalism.


Thursday August 11, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Livorno

3:30pm

Getting Open: Unlocking Sports for the AAPI Journalist

“Diversity is not only a moral imperative, it is a business imperative.” While AAPI journalists have made their way into the news sector, they still lack numbers within sports because of self-imposed cultural disadvantages and pervasive industry stereotypes. However, with a growing, global, multicultural sports audience worth billions, AAPI sports journalists are in more demand than ever, yet there are too few to supply. What can be done?


Moderators
avatar for Michael Huang

Michael Huang

Deputy Editor, ESPN
Michael has spent 20 years in the media, starting with daily newspapers and wire services to 11 seasons in the Chicago Cubs front office and the ESPN since 2011. He currently is ESPN International's deputy editor, heading up all cross-platform content for ESPN China.

Speakers
avatar for Brett Okamoto

Brett Okamoto

Writer, ESPN
Colorado State, Las Vegas Sun, ESPN
avatar for Stephanie Wei

Stephanie Wei

Freelance broadcaster, reporter, writer, blogger, Wei Under Par
Stephanie Wei is a freelance broadcaster, reporter, writer and blogger covering golf. She didn't take the conventional path to journalism, but started a blog called Wei Under Par that became largely popular, leading to steady gigs with Sports Illustrated, golf.com and Wall Street Journal, among others. She's a former member of the Yale Women's Golf Team. She is a Seattle native and now calls NYC home.
avatar for Michelle Yu

Michelle Yu

Anchor/Reporter, Comcast Sports Net New York
Michelle Yu is an Emmy Award winning sports anchor/reporter for SNY, home of the New York Mets. She joined the network in 2009.  Prior to joining SNY, Michelle was a sports reporter at NY1 News. She has also co-authored two fictional novels.


Thursday August 11, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pompeian IV

3:30pm

Executive Salon with Arthur Joseph hosted by Angie Lau

A conversation with the industry's movers and shakers to discuss the unforeseen challenges and rewards of managing a newsroom, becoming the top broadcast journalist, the role of mentorship and how you can ascend to the top.

 

This invitation-only event aims to foster dialogue and allow our mid- to senior-career members to hear valuable insights and expectations directly from industry leaders. Invited guests will receive room location via email.

To receive an invitation, please email pcheung@aaja.org  


Moderators
avatar for Angie Lau

Angie Lau

Bloomberg, Anchor
Angie Lau is an anchor for Bloomberg Television. Based in Hong Kong, Angie hosts "First Up with Angie Lau," which begins live daily coverage out of Asia, leading viewers into the start of the business day. | | Angie has interviewed many business leaders and influencers, from Li & Fung Chairman William Fung live in the studio to Franklin Templeton’s Chairman Mark Mobius and Hong Kong’s former Chief Secretary Anson Chan. She... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Arthur Joseph

Arthur Joseph

Founder, Vocal Awareness Institute
Arthur Samuel Joseph, M.A. is widely-recognized as one of the world’s foremost broadcast trainers and authorities on the human voice. His program, Vocal Awareness™, teaches Communication Mastery through a regimen of techniques that cultivate an embodied and enhanced leadership and personal presence, through body-language techniques, vocal warm-ups, and storytelling skills.


Thursday August 11, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location will be sent to attendee

4:30pm

The Difference Between Documentary and Cause-Driven Filmmaking
How much of the movie "Spotlight" was based on fact? Do audiences care whether "Making a Murderer" was truly objective? What is the line between fact and fiction in documentary-style or cause-driven filmmaking? This session will explore the tensions between advocacy and journalism films with representatives from the film and journalism industry.

Moderators
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Shawn Nicole Wong

Sponsorships Director/Treasurer, V3con/AAJA-National
Shawn Nicole Wong is a media producer and urban consultant, specializing in economic development, civic engagement, market analysis, and content creation. Additionally, she has worked in film as an independent producer on a variety of genres. Shawn is proud to serve V3con for the fifth year and AAJA-National as Treasurer.

Speakers
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Paula Madison

Chair and CEO, Madison Media Management LLC
Former NBC4 LA president/GM. Former VP/News Director NBC4 NY. Author and filmmaker of FINDING SAMUEL LOWE, documentary and book about my story to find my Hakka Chinese grandfather's descendants in China. My Jamaican and Chinese mother last saw her father when she was three. I found her siblings 80+ years later.
avatar for Indrani Pal-Chauduri

Indrani Pal-Chauduri

Director and Photographer, Double Exposure Studios LLC
Indrani is known for her award-winning films and photography. Discovered by David Bowie when she was a student at Princeton University, she is known for creating the image of some of the world's brightest stars and brands. Her multi-faceted collaborative approach produces cultural icons and campaigns that move millions to action. Indrani is known for her ability to bring people together across the fashion, music, film, television, NGOs and... Read More →
avatar for Lois Vossen

Lois Vossen

Executive Producer, Independent Lens
Lois Vossen is founding executive producer of Independent Lens on PBS series, the largest documentary showcase on television. Independent Lens has received 14 Emmy, 16 Peabody, 5 Alfred I. duPont Journalism awards, and 7 Academy Award nominations. The series was honored with the 2013, 2014, and 2015 International Documentary Association (IDA) Award for Best Continuing Series.  


Thursday August 11, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Trevi

4:30pm

Deal or No Deal: Closing the Gender and Race Gap

It's time to close the race and gender pay gap. Learn how to negotiate a contract or pay rate that works for you, and about the legal pitfalls to avoid. Get negotiation tips from the experts.


Moderators
avatar for Indira Lakshmanan

Indira Lakshmanan

Washington Columnist/contributor, Boston Globe
Indira Lakshmanan has interviewed U.S. and foreign leaders and candidates including Hillary Clinton, and has reported from 80 countries. An award-winning reporter who covered the making of the Iran deal, the fall of the Taliban and the end of the Bosnia War, she’s now a Washington columnist for the Boston Globe and a Politico Magazine contributing writer.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Ceniza-Levine

Caroline Ceniza-Levine

Executive Coach, SixFigureStart
Caroline Ceniza-Levine is the co-founder of SixFigureStart® and has worked with executives from Amazon, American Express, Condé Nast, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Google, McKinsey, Tesla and other leading firms. A frequent media guest, Caroline writes for Forbes and Time and is the author of 3 books. Her latest is Jump Ship: 10 Steps To Starting A New Career (Forbes Media, 2015). A career changer herself, Caroline trained at... Read More →
avatar for Joe Grimm

Joe Grimm

Michigan State University
Joe Grimm is a visiting editor in residence at Michigan State University’s School of Journalism. He has taught reporting and writing, media editing, magazine writing and an online course in news innovation. His news reporting courses create and maintain hyperlocal news sites in the area around campus and one of his classes published and sold "The New Bullying," a book available on digital and print platforms in 101 days... Read More →


Thursday August 11, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Turin

4:30pm

How to Get Men of Color Into Leadership

Join a conversation with minority male news executives who discuss the unforeseen challenges and rewards of managing a newsroom, the role of mentorship, and how we can create a pipeline for future minority men leaders.


Moderators
avatar for Richard Lui

Richard Lui

News Anchor, MSNBC/NBC News
Richard Lui is a journalist and news anchor for MSNBC and before, at CNN Worldwide. Lui’s recent field reporting includes Paris and San Bernadino terror attacks and Ferguson and Baltimore unrest. A former businessman, Lui is also often brought in as a thought leader in media and storytelling at Fortune 500 and Silicon Valley firms.

Speakers
avatar for Ramon Escobar

Ramon Escobar

VP of Talent Recruitment and Development, CNN
Ramon Escobar is vice president of talent recruitment and development for CNN Worldwide. | He is responsible for the recruitment of all on-air talent for CNN U.S., CNN International, CNN en Español and HLN. He also advances the internal development of all anchors, correspondents and contributors. | Escobar is based out of New York City and has held his current position since 2012.
avatar for Virgil Smith

Virgil Smith

Chairman, Smith Edwards Group, LLC
Virgil Smith earned his Bachelor of Science and Master’s degree from the University of San Francisco, received a PhD from UNC Asheville.  Smith has a long career as a media executive. Having spent 20 years with McClatchy Newspapers and the last 24 years with Gannett, where he served numerous roles, including president and publisher and corporate HR executive, where he was responsible for talent and leadership development, talent... Read More →


Thursday August 11, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Verona

4:45pm

Land Your Dream Byline
Hear a pitch critique from editors at the country's top publications. They'll tell success stories of first time writings and give feedback on what worked and what failed in pitches — both those they received and those from the audience. This one-hour long panel will be followed by 15 minutes of structured networking.

Speakers
avatar for Eleanor Barkhorn

Eleanor Barkhorn

First Person Editor, Vox
Eleanor Barkhorn is First Person editor at Vox. Previously she was a senior editor at The Atlantic.
avatar for Rachael Daigle

Rachael Daigle

Deputy News Director EHS, Bloomberg BNA
Rachael Daigle is the Deputy News Director of environmental, health & safety coverage at Bloomberg BNA. She was previously the Editor-in-Chief of Boise Weekly and has freelanced as a writer and editor in travel, food, the arts, and lots of odds things in between.
avatar for Douglas McGray

Douglas McGray

Co-Founder and Editor in Chief, The California Sunday Magazine | Pop-Up Magazine
Douglas McGray is Co-Founder and Editor in Chief of The California Sunday Magazine and Pop-Up Magazine. His features have also appeared in The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine and he has made radio stories for This American Life.
avatar for Alia Wong

Alia Wong

Associate Editor, The Atlantic
Alia Wong is the education editor at The Atlantic. She previously wrote for Honolulu Civil Beat, where she won two national awards from the EWA, including first place for beat reporting, as well as a first place award from SPJ-Hawaii. Originally from Honolulu, Alia graduated from Boston University.


Thursday August 11, 2016 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Messina

5:00pm

Frenemies? The Relationship Between Branded Content and Journalism

All newsrooms are having to find ways to monetize their digital content. It's not just about taking out a full-page ad in a newspaper anymore. How can sales, branding and editorial teams work together to create a revenue-generating news product?


Speakers
avatar for Victoria Lim

Victoria Lim

Managing Editor - Public Relations & Editorial Content, Walt Disney World Resort
Victoria Lim is an award-winning journalist and internationally-recognized pioneer in multimedia/multi-platform storytelling, from 140-word tweets to 30-minute documentaries. Experienced in consumer affairs, personal finance issues, investigative, education, political, business, diversity and sports reporting, Victoria extends her reporting skills beyond newsrooms, by also creating content for companies and non-profits. Organizations and... Read More →
avatar for Christian Tom

Christian Tom

VP Sales, NowThis
Christian Tom is VP Sales at NowThis. Having formerly worked at Google (YouTube) and Twitter, Christian is responsible for advertising sales at NowThis, the #1 most watched video news creator on Facebook. Christian holds a BA degree from Stanford University.
avatar for Tim Wong

Tim Wong

UX Director, The Washington Post
Tim works on editorial, product and platform initiatives, using design thinking to improve user experiences and to streamline and enhance digital storytelling. After four years in The Washington Post newsroom, he's now on the business side. Tim also teaches a hackathon-themed product development class at the University of Maryland.


Thursday August 11, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Genoa

5:00pm

"No, That's the Other Asian." Dealing With Racism on the Job

It's happened to all of us: a coworker or source gets you confused with another Asian in the newsroom, who looks nothing like you. It's funny, until you think of it as racial microaggression. It happens often in our everyday life, and it's even more uncomfortable when it involves your coworkers or sources. What can Asian American journalists do when they encounter such tensions on the job, especially in markets that aren't too diverse? How do you handle it productively? (This is an off-the-record session, unless moderators indicate otherwise.)



Moderators
avatar for Niala Boodhoo

Niala Boodhoo

Host/EP, The 21st, Illinois Public Media
Niala Boodhoo is the startup host/EP of The 21st, a statewide public radio talk show for Illinois. She's also AAJA's Vice President of Broadcast. She's been a journalist since 2000 for Reuters, the AP, the Miami Herald and WBEZ/Chicago Public Media.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Fang

Jennifer Fang

Doctor, Reappropriate
Jenn Fang is founder of Reappropriate.co, the web’s oldest Asian American and Pacific Islander feminism blog. Her writing has been featured in several outlets including Quartz, BlogHer, Asian Pacific Americans for Progress, Asian Americans for Obama, Angry Asian Man, and Northwest Asian Weekly. Jenn is also co-curator of AAPI Rewind, a weekly digest of AAPI news and commentary.


Thursday August 11, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Livorno

5:00pm

360-Degree Sports Storytelling Using Analytics, Experts and Reporting

Graph, quote, graph, quote…It used to be the same old formula for game stories and analysis. Today, that formula has joined the dinosaurs in the LaBrea tar pits. Modern sports fans demand comprehensive stories, ones that not only contain top notch reporting, but also expert analysis and analytics.  This complete storytelling style is in line with today’s information-first audiences across all sports. Today’s sports journalists have a mandate to provide this level of narrative.


Moderators
avatar for James Koh

James Koh

Anchor/Host, NFL Network
A four-time Emmy winner, James is a host of NFL Fantasy Live. He is the first Asian-American on-air talent for NFL Network. Previously, James worked for local affiliates in LA, San Diego and Bakersfield. James has also been honored with a Murrow award and an AP Reporter of the Year award.

Speakers
avatar for Milton Lee

Milton Lee

CEO, Keemotion Technology
2010-2015 VP, Board of Directors, Onexim Sports & Entertainment | 2010-2014 Director of Basketball Operations, GM of Minor League Operations - Brooklyn Nets. | 2010 Board of Directors - Brooklyn Nets + Barclay's Center | 2000-2012 Basketball Chairman - New York Athletic Club | 2003-2015 President - Productive, LLC, Basketball Services
avatar for Matt Youmans

Matt Youmans

Radio Host/Writer, ESPN Radio Las Vegas
Host of "The Las Vegas Sportsline" on ESPN Radio and sports betting columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal for the past 15 years. UNLV basketball beat writer for 10 years. Formerly worked in Chicago as an NFL and NBA beat writer.


Thursday August 11, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Pompeian IV
 
Friday, August 12
 

8:00am

Student Bagels at the Booth
Pre-registration is required to attend this event.

Sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal.


Friday August 12, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Roman Ballroom

8:00am

8:00am

Registration
Friday August 12, 2016 8:00am - 4:30pm
Promenade

9:00am

10:00am

Executive Salon with United Talent Agency / Bienstock

A conversation with the industry's movers and shakers to discuss the unforeseen challenges and rewards of managing a newsroom, becoming the top broadcast journalist, the role of mentorship and how you can ascend to the top.

 

This invitation-only event aims to foster dialogue and allow our mid- to senior-career members to hear valuable insights and expectations directly from industry leaders. Invited guests will receive room location via email.

To receive an invitation, please email pcheung@aaja.org  


Moderators
avatar for Weijia Jiang

Weijia Jiang

Newspath Correspondent, CBS News
Weijia Jiang joined CBS News as a Newspath Correspondent based in Washington, D.C. in July 2015. She is currently covering the 2016 Presidential Election. | | Previously, Jiang worked as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor at WCBS-TV-the CBS owned and operated station in New York City-where she covered Superstorm Sandy, the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. and the Boston Marathon bombings. | | She has... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lia Aponte

Lia Aponte

Agent, United Talent Agency/Bienstock
Lia represents television hosts, news talent and experts in unscripted, local news, digital, cable and network television. She has worked extensively in talent negotiations and always strives to create the best deals for her clients. | A "home-grown" Bienstocker, Lia started with the company right out of college and rose through the ranks. She considers the most exciting part of her job to be developing talent and watching their aspirations... Read More →
avatar for Crystal Johns

Crystal Johns

Agent, United Talent Agency/Bienstock
Crystal Johns is the newest member of UTA’s Bienstock division as a broadcast news agent, marking a continuation in the agency’s effort to be a prominent force in the TV news arena. | At Bienstock, Johns represents clients working in both network and cable news, in addition to top local markets. Formerly, Johns was an executive with CBS News, as director of talent development and diversity, responsible for recruiting talent and... Read More →


Friday August 12, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Location will be sent to attendee

10:00am

The Prejudice Within Us: Identifying Our Own Unconscious Biases

The truth is: We're all a little bit racist. Unconscious bias can affect how we edit, recruit and hire, but there are ways to prevent it. Attend this session to learn about implicit bias and how to prevent it from affecting your newsroom. (This session is geared toward, but not limited to, editors and managers.)


Speakers
avatar for Alexis McGill-Johnson

Alexis McGill-Johnson

Executive Director, Perception Institute
Alexis McGill Johnson is Executive Director of Perception Institute – a consortium of mind scientists that uses cutting-edge research to reduce discrimination linked to race, gender, and other identity differences.  A thought leader and bridge builder whose work spans politics, academia, advocacy, and culture, her work has always focused on improving the lives of young people. Prior to Perception, Alexis taught political science at... Read More →


Friday August 12, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Messina

10:00am

Inside the Pocketbook of a Freelancer
An experienced and an early career freelancer open their individual balance sheets to the audience, discussing how they find clients, negotiate rates and contracts, set income targets and make ends meet as a solo journalist. What does it take to get your story to go viral, and what does it mean for your career and your finances? 

Moderators
avatar for E Samantha Cheng

E Samantha Cheng

Executive Producer, Heritage Series, LLC
E. Samantha Cheng is a writer/producer/director based in Washington, DC. A veteran broadcast journalist with hundreds of programs to her credit and has received numerous industry and peer awards. Her three-part documentary series "Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese" premiered on Mississippi Public Broadcasting May 2016.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Ho

Karen Ho

Report on Business Reporter, Globe and Mail
Karen K. Ho is a summer reporter at Report on Business at the Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper. This fall she will be a Lorana Sullivan Fellow at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Karen was also part of this year's Executive Leadership Program.
avatar for Katherine Lewis

Katherine Lewis

Independent Journalist, Katherine Reynolds Lewis
Katherine Reynolds Lewis is an award-winning journalist who regularly contributes to Fortune, USA Today’s magazines, Washington Post and Working Mother, with other bylines including TheAtlantic.com, Bloomberg Businessweek, Money, Mother Jones, New York Times, Parade and Slate. From 1998 to 2008, she was a national correspondent for Newhouse News Service and Bloomberg. She is working on a book about kids and discipline.


Friday August 12, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Livorno

10:00am

Chasing Political Candidates: Photographing Beyond the Expected

The 2016 election is in full gear, and political candidates have been traversing across the country rallying their supporters. What is it like covering the presidential election from a photojournalist's perspective? How do you stand out among the competition when the usual settings are so expected (podium, in front of a crowd, kissing a baby, etc.)?


Moderators
avatar for Maya Sugarman

Maya Sugarman

Photo/Video Journalist, KPCC
Maya Sugarman is a visual journalist at KPCC, a National Public Radio affiliate in Los Angeles. Maya makes photos, videos and motion graphics for KPCC’s website and social platforms.

Speakers
avatar for Isaac Brekken

Isaac Brekken

Photographer, Isaac Brekken Photography
Isaac Brekken has worked as a freelance photographer based in Las Vegas since 2004. After Nevada began its “First in the West” presidential caucuses, Brekken covered the candidates on the campaign trail working primarily for The New York Times. Brekken also works regularly for Getty Images and The Associated Press.
avatar for M. Scott Mahaskey

M. Scott Mahaskey

Director of Photography, POLITICO
M. Scott Mahaskey serves as the Director of Photography for POLITICO based in Arlington, Virginia, located just outside Washington, DC. Scott joined POLITICO just prior to the 2012 political conventions after covering the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for Gannett publications. Today he shoots, edits and coordinates photo coverage across a variety of POLITICO’s online and print platforms.
avatar for Alex Wong

Alex Wong

Staff Photographer, Getty Images
Alex Wong is a staff photographer at Getty Images based in Washington, DC. He covers U.S. politics, including the White House and Capitol Hill. In the last 17 years, he has covered many political events, including national conventions, campaign trails, elections, and presidential inaugurations.


Friday August 12, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Genoa

10:00am

From Flint to Justice Scalia's Secret Society: How to Request, Vet and Analyze Public Records
Public records are a crucial part of reporting, whether you're writing about crime, business, government or even Hollywood. But sometimes, the public records process can seem daunting or confusing. We will demystify the process and go over real-world examples where journalists used public records in a limited amount of time to tell important stories.

Moderators
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Michelle Lee

Reporter, The Washington Post
Michelle Ye Hee Lee is a reporter at The Washington Post, and writes for The Fact Checker column. Prior to joining the Post in 2014, she was government accountability reporter at the Arizona Republic in Phoenix, Arizona. She is senior vice president of AAJA.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Brittain

Amy Brittain

Investigative Reporter, The Washington Post
Amy was a part of The Washington Post team that won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting for their series on police shootings. Prior to joining The Post, Amy worked as an investigative reporter at The Star-Ledger. She won the 2010 George Polk Award for Metropolitan Reporting for a series on police officers and firefighters abusing anabolic steroids and human growth hormone.
avatar for Candice Choi

Candice Choi

Reporter, Associated Press
Candice Choi is the food industry reporter for The Associated Press, based in New York City. She covers major publicly traded companies including Coca-Cola, McDonald's and PepsiCo. In addition to covering breaking news, she writes about how food makers influence how people think about healthy eating.
avatar for Emmanuel Martinez

Emmanuel Martinez

Data Reporter, Reveal/CIR
Emmanuel Martinez is a data reporter for Reveal. A graduate of UC Irvine, Martinez received his master’s degree from the University of Southern California, where he studied radio and data journalism. Prior to joining Reveal, he interned for KPCC, the Los Angeles NPR affiliate, where he helped reporters acquire, clean and analyze data.


Friday August 12, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Capri

10:00am

Where's the Asian Ta-Nehisi Coates?

Long-form writers have an important role — they can serve as thought leaders and essayists who can explore controversial issues. So why aren't there more visible AAPI long-form writers? How can we develop emerging writers of color, while avoiding pigeonholing them?


Moderators
avatar for Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

Contributor, NBC Asian America
Frances Kai-Hwa Wang is a second-generation Chinese American from California who now divides her time between Michigan and Hawai‘i. She is a contributor and columnist for NBC News Asian America. She has also written forAAPIVoices.com, NewAmericaMedia.org, ChicagoIsTheWorld.org, AnnArbor.com, PacificCitizen.org, InCultureParent.com. She teaches Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies at University of Michigan.

Speakers
avatar for Michele Carlson

Michele Carlson

Outgoing EIC at Hyphen Magaizine, Executive Director DSAP, Associate Professor Visual and Critical Studies at California College of the Arts, Hyphen Magazine and Art Practical | Daily Serving
Michele Carlson is an artist, writer, and critic working in the greater SF Bay Area. She is currently the Executive Director of Daily Serving and Art Practical and Associate Professor in Visual and Critical Studies at California College of the Arts. She is also the outgoing EIC at Hyphen.
avatar for Erika Hayasaki

Erika Hayasaki

Associate Professor, UC Irvine
Erika Hayasaki’s stories have appeared in Wired, Newsweek, The Atlantic, Pacific Standard, The California Sunday Magazine, Glamour, The Wall Street Journal and the LA Times, where she spent 9 years on staff. She teaches literary journalism at UC Irvine, and authored The Death Class: A True Story About Life (Simon & Schuster).
avatar for Jeff Yang

Jeff Yang

Featured Contributor, CNN Opinion
Jeff Yang is a featured pundit for CNN Opinion, and a frequent contributor to Quartz, NPR and Slate. He founded the pioneering Asian American periodical aMagazine, and has authored a number of bestselling books. His older son, Hudson Yang, stars in the groundbreaking ABC series Fresh Off the Boat.


Friday August 12, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Verona

10:00am

The White Politician Beat: Why Aren't There More AAPIs in Politics?
From local school boards to Congress, there is a lack of people of color — especially AAPIs — in political office. How has that affected the political dialogue, and the representation of AAPI interests in policymaking? What are the electoral, cultural and political barriers to AAPIs entering politics, and how do we overcome them?

Moderators
avatar for Karthick Ramakrishnan

Karthick Ramakrishnan

Director, AAPI Data
Karthick Ramakrishnan is Associate Dean and Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Riverside. His research focuses on civic participation, immigration policy, and the politics of race, ethnicity, and immigration in the United States. Ramakrishnan directs the National Asian American Survey and is founder of AAPIdata.com, which seeks to make policy-relevant data on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders more accessible to a... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ed Lee

Ed Lee

Mayor of San Francisco, The Office of the Mayor
Mayor Edwin M. Lee is the 43rd Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco, and is the first Asian-American mayor in San Francisco history. | | Mayor Lee has championed creating jobs, growing the economy, improving the quality of life for everyone, and ensuring San Francisco remains a safe, solvent and successful City.
avatar for Seema Mehta

Seema Mehta

National Political Reporter, Los Angeles Times
Seema Mehta is a political writer for the Los Angeles Times. She covered the 2016, 2012 and 2008 presidential campaigns, as well as gubernatorial, Senate and mayoral races. The Syracuse University graduate joined the Times in 1998.
avatar for Shekar Narasimhan

Shekar Narasimhan

Chairman and Founder, AAPI Victory Fund
Shekar Narasimhan is a businessman/entrepreneur who has spent many years promoting sound public policy in the United States. He has been Co-Chair of the Democratic National Committee’s Indo-American Leadership Council and in leadership roles in the Obama campaign and the Hillary Clinton campaign to help bring together the disparate but fast-growing AAPI community. He is founder and Chairman of the recently-formed AAPI Victory Fund which... Read More →


Friday August 12, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Turin

10:00am

Race & Media Through the Sports Lens

For AAPIs, the struggle to overcome prejudice in the predominantly black and white world of sports — from locker rooms to press rooms — is evident for players, coaches, agents and even the media covering them. This panel will feature prominent AAPIs in sports who will share their personal experiences on race in sports media and the challenges of being Asian American in sports.



Moderators
avatar for Ohm Youngmisuk

Ohm Youngmisuk

NBA Reporter, ESPN
Covers NBA for ESPN.com, ESPN's NBA Tonight and First Take contributor. Covered NY Giants, NJ Nets, NY Knicks and NY Jets for ESPN and NY Daily News. Michigan State University grad.

Speakers
avatar for Norman Chow

Norman Chow

Football Coach, Retired
Norm Chow was born and raised in Honolulu. His paternal grandfather was an immigrant from China, his mother is Native Hawaiian, and he is of Chinese, Hawaiian, and Portuguese descent. Chow is an American football coach and former player. He was the previous head football coach at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, a position he assumed in December 2011 until November 1, 2015. Chow previously held the offensive coordinator position for the Utah... Read More →
avatar for Janny Hu

Janny Hu

Assistant Sports Editor, The San Francisco Chronicle
Janny Hu is an award-winning journalist, reporting on everything from the NBA, Olympics, Super Bowl and World Series to the latest Bay Area food & wine trends. Her first book, The Slanted Door: Modern Vietnamese Food, a collaboration with chef Charles Phan, was published in 2014.
avatar for Darryl Wong

Darryl Wong

Founder and CEO, World Stage Racing
Darryl Wong, a fourth generation Californian, is a serial entrepreneur who has enjoyed success in commercial real estate and manufacturing. In 2003, Darryl combined his passion of motorsports with his business acumen to found World Stage Racing, an international motorsports company that has successfully competed on the Asian and North American continents.   World Stage Racing has taken part in a variety of racing series including... Read More →
avatar for Don Yee

Don Yee

Owner, Yee & Dubin Sports
Donald H. Yee is managing principal and founder of Yee & Dubin Sports LLC, one of the country's leading boutique sports management firms, based in Los Angeles, California.  Over the course of his nearly 30 year career, Yee has represented many of the country's most accomplished football players and coaches, as well as Olympic and action sport athletes, and professional golfers.  Yee also has served as a consultant to numerous... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday August 12, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Trevi

10:00am

SAG-AFTRA Office Hours
Applying for a job at a union station? Moving to a different market? Wondering about getting an agent? Have questions about your personal service contract? You can book a time for a private conversation (20 min) and ask them all these employment-related questions as well as about any aspect of the business no matter what market you are in or what stage of career you find yourself.

Sign up for a requested time slot at https://aaja.wufoo.com/forms/z9v1dnb1dbavhb/.

Sponsors

Friday August 12, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Pompeian III

12:00pm

Presidential Town Hall
Friday August 12, 2016 12:00pm - 5:00pm
TBA

6:00pm

Silent Auction
Friday August 12, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Pompeian I-IV
 
Saturday, August 13
 

8:00am

Registration
Saturday August 13, 2016 8:00am - 12:00pm
Promenade

9:00am

Nielsen Consumer Empowerment

Asian Americans are exerting greater influence on the economy, from food to technology. "Asian-Americans: Culturally Diverse and Expanding Their Footprint," the latest in Nielsen’s Diverse Intelligence Series, will examine how the entrepreneurial spirit of Asian Americans is contributing to the U.S. economy by boosting business start-ups, sales and employment. Further, we will explore how Asian Americans' geographic footprint is moving beyond traditional strongholds in the Northeast and West as they make population gains across the Midwest and South.


Sponsors

Saturday August 13, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Trevi

9:00am

SAG-AFTRA Office Hours
Applying for a job at a union station? Moving to a different market? Wondering about getting an agent? Have questions about your personal service contract? You can book a time for a private conversation (20 min) and ask them all these employment-related questions as well as about any aspect of the business no matter what market you are in or what stage of career you find yourself.

Sign up for a requested time slot at https://aaja.wufoo.com/forms/z9v1dnb1dbavhb/.

Sponsors

Saturday August 13, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Livorno

9:00am

Executive Salon with Mi-Ai Parrish, Brent Jones and Mizell Stewart hosted by Stephanie Lee

A conversation with the industry's movers and shakers to discuss the unforeseen challenges and rewards of managing a newsroom, the role of mentorship and how you can ascend to the top.

This invitation-only event aims to foster dialogue and allow our mid- to senior-career members to hear valuable insights and expectations directly from industry leaders. Invited guests will receive room location via email.

This event is sponsored by Gannett

To receive an invitation, please email pcheung@aaja.org  


Moderators
avatar for Stephanie M. Lee

Stephanie M. Lee

Senior Technology Reporter, BuzzFeed News
Stephanie M. Lee is a senior technology reporter at BuzzFeed News, where she covers the technology side of science, health and medicine. She previously covered health and biotechnology for the San Francisco Chronicle. She graduated from UC Berkeley and lives in San Francisco.

Speakers
avatar for Brent Jones

Brent Jones

Standards & Ethics Editor, USA TODAY
Brent Jones is USA TODAY’s Standards & Ethics Editor. His newsroom public service spans more than 15 years as a voice, writer and editor, including leadership positions that have guided journalistic best practices, organizational strategy, customer viewpoints, staff training, recruitment and student programming across print, desktop and mobile platforms. | Brent’s work inside and outside of safeguarding newsroom standards is... Read More →
avatar for Mi-Ai Parrish

Mi-Ai Parrish

President, The Arizona Republic & AZCentral.com
Parrish is President of Arizona's largest media company. She previously served as President of The Kansas City Star/kansascity.com and President of The Idaho Statesman and idahostatesman.com. Prior, she was in newsrooms in Minneapolis, San Francisco, Phoenix, Chicago and Norfolk. She's a longtime AAJA member and current UNITY board member.
avatar for Mizell Stewart

Mizell Stewart

Vice President, News Operations, Gannett / USA Today Network
Mizell is currently Vice President, News Operations at Gannett and the USA TODAY NETWORK. He is an adjunct leadership faculty member at The Poynter Institute and the former Chief Content Officer of Journal Media Group.



Saturday August 13, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Location will be sent to attendee

9:00am

Executive Salon with Ramon Escobar hosted by Shawn Chitnis

A conversation with the industry's movers and shakers to discuss the unforeseen challenges and rewards of managing a newsroom, becoming the top broadcast journalist, the role of mentorship and how you can ascend to the top.

 

This invitation-only event aims to foster dialogue and allow our mid- to senior-career members to hear valuable insights and expectations directly from industry leaders. Invited guests will receive room location via email.

To receive an invitation, please email pcheung@aaja.org  


Moderators
avatar for Shawn Chitnis

Shawn Chitnis

Reporter / Multimedia Journalist, KCNC-TV
Shawn Chitnis is a reporter for KCNC-TV in Denver. He spent several years in Washington state as a reporter for KREM-TV in Spokane and in Yakima for KNDO-TV. Shawn also worked for ABC News as a desk assistant in New York and Los Angeles before graduating from the University of Southern California. He studied broadcast journalism at USC and is originally from Seattle.

Speakers
avatar for Ramon Escobar

Ramon Escobar

VP of Talent Recruitment and Development, CNN
Ramon Escobar is vice president of talent recruitment and development for CNN Worldwide. | He is responsible for the recruitment of all on-air talent for CNN U.S., CNN International, CNN en Español and HLN. He also advances the internal development of all anchors, correspondents and contributors. | Escobar is based out of New York City and has held his current position since 2012.


Saturday August 13, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Location will be sent to attendee

9:00am

Morning Plenary: Are You Prepared to Care?
Each and every one of us some time in our life will be caring for a loved one or will need care from a loved one. Have you started the conversation about how we or our loved ones want to be cared for as we age? Do you know what the first steps are to find the information and resources?  Do you have loved ones who will need in-language assistance? Hear from caregivers and join us in the conversation to start or to ease the necessary planning for caregiving. Moderated by Daphne Kwok, Vice President, Multicultural Leadership, Asian American & Pacific Islander Audience.

Sponsors

Saturday August 13, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Pompeian I & II

9:00am

9:00am

AAJA Board Meeting
Saturday August 13, 2016 9:00am - 1:00pm
Pompeian IV

10:00am

#NotYourMule: The Complicated, Uncomfortable History of Interracial Relations and What to Do About It
#OscarsSoWhite and #NotYourMule have raised the complex and often uncomfortable issue of interracial relations — especially the relationship between the black and AAPI communities. Does cross-community collaboration exist — and should it? What role do AAPIs play in the broader social justice movement, and should we expect black activists to speak for us? How can we overcome the prejudices that hold us back, and when and how should we speak with a united voice? (This is an off-the-record session, unless moderators indicate otherwise.)

Moderators
avatar for CeFaan Kim

CeFaan Kim

Reporter, WABC-TV
WABC-TV Reporter. Former News12 Reporter. Former NY1 News Queens Reporter/Political Producer.  US Army Reserve Veteran. AAJA Mentor. Korean American League for Civic Action Leadership Advisory Council. NAAP Special Advisor. NYU Alum.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Bolden

Michael Bolden

Editorial Director, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Michael Bolden is editorial director of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, where he supervises content strategy and distribution. Previously, he headed an award-winning Washington Post team that covered transportation and development. He is a past Maynard Fellow in media leadership and entrepreneurship at Harvard University. He earned a BA from the University of Alabama.
avatar for Bettina Chang

Bettina Chang

Co-Founder and Editor, City Bureau
Bettina co-founded City Bureau, an award-winning Chicago civic journalism lab reinvigorating coverage on the city's South and West Sides, in 2015. She is Web Editor for Chicago magazine and previously worked at DNAinfo and Pacific Standard.
avatar for Mee Moua

Mee Moua

President and Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC
Mee Moua Mee Moua is the president and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, a leading national nonprofit organization that works to advance the human and civil rights of Asian Americans and build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.


Saturday August 13, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Capri

10:00am

Covering Minority Communities — and the Burdens and Opportunities that Come with It
A panel of journalists covering race issues and minority communities — often in white-dominated newsrooms for mostly white audiences — discuss the responsibilities, challenges, and opportunities of their roles. The speakers will share lessons about the burdens of representation, the politics of cross-newsroom collaboration, and how to engage audiences that have traditionally felt ignored by establishment media brands.

Moderators
avatar for Frank Shyong

Frank Shyong

Reporter, Los Angeles Times
Frank Shyong covers the San Gabriel Valley and other topics for the Los Angeles Times. He grew up south of Nashville, Tennessee, and moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to study economics at University of California, Los Angeles. He speaks Mandarin Chinese and has reported for the Taipei Times, Entertainment Weekly and the Orange County Register.

Speakers
avatar for Kat Chow

Kat Chow

Journalist, NPR
Kat Chow is a journalist covering race, ethnicity, and culture for NPR's Code Switch team.
avatar for Victoria Kim

Victoria Kim

Reporter, Los Angeles Times
Victoria Kim covers Koreatown, the Korean community and central Los Angeles for the Los Angeles Times. Previously, she was a legal affairs reporter covering state and federal courts, writing about a diverse array of topics including the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal, police shootings, street gangs and celebrity trials. Prior to joining the paper in 2007, she wrote for the Associated Press in South Korea and West Africa as well as the... Read More →
avatar for Wesley Lowery

Wesley Lowery

Political Reporter, Washington Post
Wesley Lowery is national reporter who covers law enforcement, justice, race and politics. He previously covered Congress and national politics. Prior to joining the Washington Post in February 2014, he worked as a breaking news and local politics reporter for the Boston Globe, and has also reported for the Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal.


Saturday August 13, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Genoa

10:00am

Storytelling and Identity: Jad Abumrad, Host and Creator of WNYC Studios’ Radiolab
If you've listened to WNYC Studios’ hit podcast Radiolab, you’ve probably noticed that its award-winning host and creator Jad Abumrad has a unique take on storytelling: weaving stories, people and science together into music-rich narratives. Hear from Jad Abumrad about his personal story and how identity impacts his work.

Speakers
avatar for Jad Abumrad

Jad Abumrad

Host, Radiolab, New York Public Radio
Jad Abumrad is the award-winning host and creator of WNYC Studio’s hit podcast Radiolab. Under Abumrad’s direction, the show uses a combination of deep-dive journalism, narrative storytelling, dialogue and music to craft compositions of exploration and discovery. Abumrad is also the Executive Producer and creator of Radiolab’s More Perfect, a podcast that explores how casers deliberated inside the rareified world of the... Read More →


Saturday August 13, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Messina

10:00am

Connecting the Dots: Asia Stories in Your Backyard

Events and trends in places such as China, Vietnam and India often play out on Main Street and Willow Lane. U.S. journalists need to follow the trends and money flows between the continents for great stories that connect the continents. This session will focus on how to spot those trends for interesting stories in your backyard.


Moderators
avatar for Annalisa Burgos

Annalisa Burgos

Journalist, Annalisa Burgos
Annalisa Burgos is a multi-platform journalist with 16 years of experience in news and lifestyle reporting, producing and hosting in Asia, New York City, Washington, DC, and Los Angeles. Before moving to Asia, Annalisa was a New York-based anchor, reporter and editor for several major media companies, including HGTV, Forbes, CNBC and Bloomberg. Follow her on Facebook at facebook.com/annalisathejournalist and on Twitter and Instagram at... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brian Carovillano

Brian Carovillano

Vice President, US News, The Associate Press
Brian Carovillano is vice president for U.S. News at The Associated Press in New York. Carovillano joined AP in 2000 and worked as a reporter and editor in Rhode Island, Boston and San Francisco. In 2008 he became regional editor for the southern U.S., based in Atlanta and overseeing operations and coverage across 13 states. He led AP's award-winning coverage of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In 2010, he moved to... Read More →
avatar for Steve Herman

Steve Herman

Senior Diplomatic Correspondent, Voice of America
Steve Herman is a veteran VOA News correspondent who reported from Asia for more 25 years. Herman is a former president of both the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan and the Seoul Foreign Correspondents' Club and is currently a governor of the Overseas Press Club of America.
avatar for Ching-Ching Ni

Ching-Ching Ni

Editor-in-Chief, New York Times Chinese
Ching-Ching Ni is editor-in-chief of the New York Times Chinese language website cn.nytimes.com, the newspaper’s first online edition in a foreign language. She started her journalism career at Newsday in New York and served for about a decade as China correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. Before becoming an editor she was associate dean and professor at the journalism school at Shantou University in southern China.


Saturday August 13, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Livorno

10:00am

Business News Associate Workshop
Pre-registration is required for this exclusive workshop.

Sponsors

Saturday August 13, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Turin

10:30am

Executive Salon with Lou Ferrara hosted by Candace Barron

Should journalists care about media business models? During the last half of the last century, journalists enjoyed the freedom of practicing their craft without worrying about how to pay for it. Times have changed -- but have journalists' mental models changed to match? A discussion with Lou Ferrara, chief content officer at Bankrate, about what new skills, philosophies and strategies are required for the survival of quality journalism in today's digital-driven communications landscape.

This invitation-only event aims to foster dialogue and allow our mid- to senior-career members to hear valuable insights and expectations directly from industry leaders. Invited guests will receive room location via email.

To receive an invitation, please email pcheung@aaja.org  


Speakers
avatar for Lou Ferrara

Lou Ferrara

Chief Content Officer, Bankrate
Chief content officer at Bankrate since November 2015, following 10 years at the AP as a VP overseeing sports, business, entertainment and interactive content.


Saturday August 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location will be sent to attendee

10:30am

Nick Ut: 50 Years of Photography with AP

Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Nick Ut will talk about his illustrious career and some of his most memorable photographs he has taken during his 50 year career with the Associated Press, including his series “The Terror of War”, which chronicles the Vietnam War and earned him the esteemed Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography in 1973. Nick will be retiring next year.


Moderators
avatar for Darrell Miho

Darrell Miho

Creative Director, The eyeScream Factory
Darrell Miho is a Las Vegas based freelance photographer specializing in people, sports, travel and architecture. Some of his editorial clients include Sports Illustrated, the New York Times and the Honolulu Star Advertiser. He has a love for cultures, travel and making the world a better place. You can follow him on instagram @mihophotos.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Ut

Nick Ut

STF Photographer, The Associated Press
Nick Ut began working for The Associated Press in Saigon in 1966. Since then, Nick has won numerous prizes for his photographs. In 1973, he became the youngest photographer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Spot Photography after capturing 9-year-old Kim Phuc fleeing the napalm attack that had just destroyed her village.  On June 26, 2016, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Los Angeles Press Club, and Kim Phuc, the subject of... Read More →


Saturday August 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Trevi

11:30am

SAG-AFTRA Office Hours
Applying for a job at a union station? Moving to a different market? Wondering about getting an agent? Have questions about your personal service contract? You can book a time for a private conversation (20 min) and ask them all these employment-related questions as well as about any aspect of the business no matter what market you are in or what stage of career you find yourself.

Sign up for a requested time slot at https://aaja.wufoo.com/forms/z9v1dnb1dbavhb/.

Sponsors

Saturday August 13, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Livorno

12:00pm

Lunch Plenary: #OscarsSoWhite and Whitewashing in Hollywood
When the #OscarsSoWhite controversy blew up, the conversation largely was around black and white racial lines. Where was the AAPI voice? And where are the AAPIs in Hollywood? A panel of AAPI influences will discuss whitewashing in Hollywood and what we can do about it as a community.

Moderators
avatar for David Ono

David Ono

Anchor, ABC7 Eyewitness News
David Ono is the anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News at 4pm and 6pm, the top rated newscasts in all of Los Angeles. He also anchors Eyewitness News on KDOC-TV at 7pm. | | David joined ABC7 in 1996 and during that time has witnessed history worldwide, covering Hurricane Katrina, Haiti's earthquake and Japan's tsunami. He traveled across Europe and Asia chronicling brave acts of the Nisei soldier from World War II. ... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Melvin Mar

Melvin Mar

Executive Producer, ABC's “Fresh Off the Boat“
Melvin Mar is originally from Los Angeles, and comes from a long line of immigrants from China via Hong Kong. His great grandfather initially settled in Bakersfield, California, and as more of the Mar family immigrated as “paper sons” over the next 100 years, they expanded into  Chinatown in downtown Los Angeles before permanently planting roots in the San Gabriel Valley’s Montebello, California. His... Read More →
avatar for Freida Mock

Freida Mock

Director
Freida Mock is the director of the Oscar®-winning and DGA Award-nominated Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, about the designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Her other Oscar®-nominated films include Rose Kennedy, a Life to Remember; SING! and Never Give Up.  She was the first Governor elected to the Documentary Branch of AMPAS and served as Chair, as well as Co-chair of the DGA Documentary Awards. Her recent films include Wrestling... Read More →
avatar for Janet Yang

Janet Yang

Managing Director of Creative Content and Production, Tang Media Partners
Janet Yang is a prominent Hollywood producer with deep roots in China. She recently joined Tang Media Partners (TMP) as a Managing Director in charge of content and production. TMP is backed by China mega-companies Tencent, Huayi Bros, China Media Capital and Sequoia Capital, and provides | | Yang the ideal platform to continue her groundbreaking producing efforts in bringing together East and West, as well as known and emerging talent... Read More →
avatar for William Yu

William Yu

Digital Strategist, #StarringJohnCho
William Yu is a digital strategist who launched #StarringJohnCho, a viral social movement that literally shows you what it would look like if today's Hollywood blockbusters cast an Asian-American actor - specifically, John Cho - as their leading man. The project has garnered over 1 billion impressions worldwide and continues the conversation of Asian-American representation in film.  | | Yu and his work have been featured in The New... Read More →


Saturday August 13, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pompeian I & II

12:30pm

Executive Salon with Melissa Lee hosted by Annalisa Burgos

A conversation with the industry's movers and shakers to discuss the unforeseen challenges and rewards of managing a newsroom, becoming the top broadcast journalist, the role of mentorship and how you can ascend to the top.

 

This invitation-only event aims to foster dialogue and allow our mid- to senior-career members to hear valuable insights and expectations directly from industry leaders. Invited guests will receive room location via email.

To receive an invitation, please email pcheung@aaja.org 


Moderators
avatar for Annalisa Burgos

Annalisa Burgos

Journalist, Annalisa Burgos
Annalisa Burgos is a multi-platform journalist with 16 years of experience in news and lifestyle reporting, producing and hosting in Asia, New York City, Washington, DC, and Los Angeles. Before moving to Asia, Annalisa was a New York-based anchor, reporter and editor for several major media companies, including HGTV, Forbes, CNBC and Bloomberg. Follow her on Facebook at facebook.com/annalisathejournalist and on Twitter and Instagram at... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Lee

Melissa Lee

Host, CNBC
Melissa Lee is the host of CNBC's "Fast Money", which originates from the Nasdaq's MarketSite studio in New York's Times Square. "Fast Money" gives you the information normally reserved for the Wall Street trading floor, enabling you to make decisions that can make you money. She is also the host of "Options Action," a weekly half-hour program that explains the advantages of options trading. | | In addition, Lee is a member of the ensemble... Read More →


Saturday August 13, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location will be sent to attendee

1:00pm

SAG-AFTRA Office Hours
Applying for a job at a union station? Moving to a different market? Wondering about getting an agent? Have questions about your personal service contract? You can book a time for a private conversation (20 min) and ask them all these employment-related questions as well as about any aspect of the business no matter what market you are in or what stage of career you find yourself.

Sign up for a requested time slot at https://aaja.wufoo.com/forms/z9v1dnb1dbavhb/.

Sponsors

Saturday August 13, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Livorno

2:00pm

Bringing Asian Comfort Food To The Strip
In 2013, Sheridan Su and Jenny Wong opened the restaurant Fat Choy in what happened to be the first Asian American owned casino in Nevada. Last year, they opened a second eatery, Flock & Fowl, dedicated to Hainanese chicken rice. The husband-and-wife duo have gathered accolades for running and creating some of Vegas' best meals. In this talk, Su and Wong will share what they've learned about entrepreneurship, ethnicity, marriage — and, of course, food.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Wong and Sheridan Su

Jenny Wong and Sheridan Su

Owners, Flock and Fowl
We are passionate about great food and drinks. Sheridan has cheffed in Vegas on and off for twelve years.  I have been in restaurants since the age of twelve. Currently, have an American diner wuth Asian comfort food called Fat Choy inside Eureka Casino and serve chicken rice at Flock and Fowl just down the street, both a few blocks east and west of Las Vegas Blvd. on Sahara Ave.


Saturday August 13, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Trevi

2:00pm

And Now Your Moment of Zen with Ronny Chieng
Australian raised stand-up comic Ronny Chieng takes us behind the scenes of what it’s like to be a correspondent on “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” and reflects on his reports from the recent US political conventions

Moderators
avatar for Keli Dailey

Keli Dailey

Creator, News Hangover
Keli Dailey is a serious journalist/unserious comedy writer/creator of NEWS HANGOVER & NEWSZINGER. Keli talks about satire often -- recently at South by Southwest 2016. | Keli’s journalism path includes the Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union-Tribune, Stanford University’s Knight Fellowship and the University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Speakers
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Ronny Chieng

Correspondent, The Daily Show
Ronny Chieng is best known as a correspondent for “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah.” The Malaysian-born entertainer was raised in Melbourne where he received The Best Newcomer Award for his debut stand-up special, “The Ron Way” at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival and appeared on the “The Late Late Show With Craig... Read More →

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Saturday August 13, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Messina

2:00pm

10 Ways to Create a More Innovative Newsroom Culture

They say "Culture eats strategy for breakfast," but what does it take to actually change newsroom culture? Leaders share their struggles and insights on how they transformed the way their newsrooms operate in a digital age.


Moderators
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Kristen Muller

Head of Content Innovation, Southern California Public Radio
Kristen Muller oversees Content Innovation at Southern California Public Radio. Prior to that, she was Senior Managing Editor for News. Kristen joined SCPR after spending more than a decade at CBS News, where she was a producer for the CBS Evening News and an associate producer at 60 Minutes II. Muller completed a John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University in 2016.

Speakers
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Justin Hendrix

Executive Director, NYC Media Lab
Justin Hendrix is Executive Director of NYC Media Lab, connecting media and tech companies with NYC universities to drive digital media innovation and entrepreneurship. Previously he was Vice President, Business Development & Innovation for The Economist. He holds a BA from the College of William & Mary and an MSc in Technology Commercialization from the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin.
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Stacy-Marie Ishmael

Editor, Galavant Media LLC
Stacy-Marie Ishmael was the Managing Editor of Mobile for BuzzFeed News. Prior to joining BuzzFeed, she was the VP of Communities at the Financial Times. She was the first product manager at Percolate Industries, and is on the advisory council for the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. | Stacy-Marie Ishmael was the Managing Editor of Mobile for BuzzFeed News. Prior to joining BuzzFeed, she was the VP of Communities at the Financial Times. She... Read More →
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Julia Thompson

Director of Audience Growth, The Arizona Republic & azcentral.com
Julia Thompson is Director of Audience Growth for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com. She works on digital strategies to reach target audiences. Julia has also worked at The Des Moines Register and The Tallahassee Democrat on projects related to digital, mobile, social, search and innovation.


Saturday August 13, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Capri

2:00pm

The New World of Visual Storytelling on Social Media

Video on social media has exploded in the last year, and many say it's the new trend to watch for in 2016. How do videographers navigate this new world of short, shareable videos? How can we preserve the intricacies of making compelling, high-quality documentary video within two minutes? Is all social video "dumbed-down," or can videographers make powerful work within this new world?


Speakers
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Sarah Frank

Editor, NowThis
| Sarah is editor of NowThis, a socially-distributed media company and the #1 news video publisher on Facebook, according to Tubular Labs. She leads a team of 30+ producers creating short-form news content for every major social media platform: Facebook, Snapchat Discover, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Tumblr, YouTube and more. She lives in Brooklyn and on her phone.
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Conner Jay

Producer for Social Media Content, Discovery Digital Networks
Conner Jay is a creative leader with expertise in online engagement, audience development and digital video production. He specializes in producing innovative and viral content around science, nature, current events and factual content. Before entering into digital first media, Conner spent nine years as a photojournalist specializing in documentary work.
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Jun Stinson

Producer, AJ+
Jun Stinson is a producer with Al Jazeera's digital channel AJ+ and a San Francisco Film Society FilmHouse resident. She is a former post-production producer and editor with Al Jazeera America, and has produced for Current TV's news and politics show The War Room and stories for KQED's The California Report. She has also worked on a documentary short for ESPN, and the feature documentary Spark: A Burning Man Story that premiered at... Read More →


Saturday August 13, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Genoa

2:00pm

Podcasts: A Platform for Stories, Voices and Perspectives of Color

Minority journalists from New York to the San Gabriel Valley are experimenting with podcasts as a way to give a voice to people of color. What are the challenges and pitfalls of launching such podcasts? And are they here to stay, or just a passing fad?


Moderators
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Hansi Lo Wang

National Reporter, NPR
Hansi Lo Wang is a national reporter for NPR based in NYC. In 2014, he won an AAJA National Journalism Award while covering race, ethnicity and culture for NPR's Code Switch team. Before joining NPR in 2010, he worked on a podcast about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Asma Khalid

Political Reporter, NPR
Asma Khalid is a campaign reporter focusing on the intersection of demographics and politics in the 2016 election. Her stories range from exploring how Puerto Rico's fiscal crisis could influence the Florida vote to interviewing the "new millennials" — the Obama-era kids who will be casting their first vote for president in 2016. | | Before joining NPR's Election Team, Asma covered politics for Boston's NPR station WBUR. | | She's... Read More →
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Fiona Ng

Producer, KPCC
Fiona Ng is a producer at KPCC, the NPR affiliate in L.A. She is part of a team at the station that's launching a new podcast looking at Asian / Asian American issues through the lens of the San Gabriel Valley and beyond
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Sruthi Pinnamaneni

Reporter/Producer, Gimlet Media
Sruthi is a producer at Reply All. Before joining Gimlet Media, she worked on stories for The Economist, Radiolab, Marketplace, Freakonomics, Studio 360, and Love + Radio.


Saturday August 13, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Verona

3:30pm

Lightning Talks
Saturday August 13, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pompeian I & II

6:30pm

Networking
Saturday August 13, 2016 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Promenade

7:00pm

9:30pm

AAJA Annual Karaoke Night
Saturday August 13, 2016 9:30pm - Sunday August 14, 2016 12:00am
Florentine I-III