It’s time to sharpen your toolkit with great speakers, panels and coffee: Building a Better Journalist is back! Come to the White Stag Building in Portland from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, for great discussions about writing, interviewing, pitches and innovation in our industry. Registration is $10, free for students with student ID. You can register online at Brown Paper Tickets, or pay at the door.
Some travel scholarships are available for students. Contact Oregon SPJ President Christian Gaston for details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s the final schedule.
|8:30 a.m. coffee reception and 9 a.m. welcome by Oregon SPJ President Christian Gaston.
9:15 a.m. Sessions:
Want to earn some extra cash? Expand your reach? Make in-roads in magazines? Learn how from three Portland freelancers, Paul Collins, Lee van der Voo and Courtney Sherwood.
10:30 a.m. Sessions:
Looking for data online? Christian Gaston, editor of the News-Times in Forest Grove will share Internet databases that let reporters dig deep, check facts or develop story ideas on the fly, anywhere.
12:30 p.m. Sessions:
Get the best from your interviews with tips on how to hone in on the best your sources have said with Tamara Hellman, assignment editor at KOIN Local 6 News and Pat Dooris of KGW TV.
1:45 p.m. Sessions:
Get out your calculator and your red pencil and learn how to check facts like a pro with Janie Har of the Oregonian and Politifact Oregon.
3 p.m. sessions:
Learn how turn your pitch into a yes from Sarah Max of 1895 Magazine and Denis Theriault of the Portland Monthly.