INVITATION TO 2010 AAJA MEDIA ACCESS WORKSHOP


Date & Location:
Friday, August 6, 2010 | 10am to Noon | The Los Angeles Times, 202 West 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA (RSVP required)

This is a free session for local community organizations to learn how to pitch their stories to the media and how to get their news covered.

Meet with local and national journalists in print, broadcast and online media. How do these reporters, editors and producers choose stories to cover? What’s a pitch, and what should go into one? How do you pitch a local story to national media? How can you help journalists gain access to and understand diverse communities?
Learn from these journalists and hear first-hand how they make their news decisions. The workshop will include a one-hour panel discussion involving several journalists from Los Angeles and across the country.  Then the session will move into small groups, with a journalist facilitating a conversation in each group. The session will wrap up with a final Q&A.
Space is limited so please RSVP by Thursday, July 15 at http://bit.ly/AAJA2010MediaAccess <http://bit.ly/AAJA2010MediaAccess>

PRESENTED BY THE ASIAN AMERICAN JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LOS ANGELES TIMES. SPONSORED BY UNION BANK

MODERATOR: Thomas Huang, Sunday & Enterprise Editor, The Dallas Morning News; Ethics & Diversity Fellow, The Poynter Institute

PANELISTS: Keith Woods, Vice President, National Public Radio; Jenny Hamel, Reporter/Anchor, San Diego 6 News; Elise Hu-Stiles, Online Reporter, The Texas Tribune; Gretchen Parker, Public Communications Manager, USC Annenberg; My-Thuan Tran, Reporter, Los Angeles Times; Victor Hernandez, Director of Coverage/ADJ Project Manager, CNN; Linda Takahashi, Freelance broadcast journalist

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