One Man Band: Beyond Broadcast – 9:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Reporter Joe Little shoots, writes, edits, and reports as a one-man-band for 10 News in San Diego. Little will share his experience and tips on being a reporter who does it all in a never-ending news cycle.
Technology and Social Media – 10:45 a.m.-Noon
Participants are encouraged to log onto SPJLA-bestofthewest.org to submit their questions about Twitter, Facebook, WordPress and anything tech-related. The top questions will be selected and answered, during this interactive session, by Julie Spira, social media strategist and the CEO of Social Media and More, and Ellen Olivier, society columnist and creator of Society News LA.
Freak Out! – 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Learn how to cover and react to emotional and traumatic stories. KNX 1070 business news anchor and immediate past president of the Greater Los Angeles chapter, Frank Mottek, will moderate the discussion. The panelists will be:
Dr. Leslie Seppinni, doctor of Clinical Psychology
David Singer, Psychotherapist, trauma therapist, news producer
Diane Thompson, News Anchor, KNX 1070 Newsradio
Ethics Scenarios – 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
You can be right and still be wrong. Times Community News Editor Dan Evans will present common ethical dilemmas that reporters and editors face. Participants will be divided into groups to work through each dilemma. Their answers will then be presented to the group for discussion.
Jobs in the Newsrooms of the Future – 4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Barbara Lopez-Nash, regional human resources director for Tribune Broadcasting and KTLA, and Marcia Brandwynne, regular contributor to the syndicated program, “America Now,” will talk about the specific skills and experiences they look for when hiring anchors, reporters, multi-media journalists, producers, writers and managers.
KCBS reporter Bob Butler and Rich Goldner, the news director for KSWB-TV FOX5 San Diego, are also confirmed to participate. This is a great opportunity to meet face-to-face with the people directly in charge of hiring reporters in some of the city’s most important newsrooms.
Mentoring and Networking – 5:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Students will be paired with professional journalists for one-on-one mentoring. Use this session to ask questions, seek advice and make a connection with a reporter who knows the ups and downs of the business.
Concurrent with the sessions, we will host a Networking Room. Stocked with coffee and cookies, this place will be available to meet other reporters and continue Q&As with panelists once their sessions are over.