Opportunity: 1-Day Conference

Hey multimediates —

Check this out and let me know if you are interested in attending:

This Friday, Nov. 14, the New England Society of Newspaper Editors and the
New England New Media Association will present a unique, and cheap,
opportunity for your students.

We are inviting local college students to attend our one-day conference at
The Boston Globe for only $25 (this fee includes all sessions and lunch). It
is not too late to register! Please contact George Geers at 603-226-1020
or gnews@empire.net.

This is a great opportunity for students to meet the people who make hiring
decisions at newspapers in New England.

Detailed info:

Here¹s a thumbnail:
10 a.m., Bill Marimow, editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer and two-time
Pulitizer Prize winner, talks about ³Newspaper survival in the computer
age.² Marimow has helped guide the Inquirer into uncharted territory; it¹s a
big-city daily that has actually gained circulation.

11:15, the New England New Media Association leads a discussion on how the
newsroom can help your media organization become your market¹s news and
information resource; it¹s linked to Newspaper Next.
‹ On the panel are Jeanne Leblanc, online editor, courant.com; Andrea
Panciera, online editor, projo.com; Rebecca Holt, associate editor for
digital operations, burlingtonfreepress.com.

At lunch, NESNE will present its journalism achievement awards. Winners will
include pioneering women journalists, master reporters from newspapers of
all sizes, and master photographer.

2:15, ³When the local story goes global²: the experience of New England
editors in dealing with the big, big story.
‹ Panelists will include Ray Lamont, editor, Gloucester Times; and either
Jennifer Peter, city editor, or Michael Bello, deputy city editor, The
Boston Globe.

3:30, an editor-and-lawyer panel about monitoring the comments that readers
post in reaction to stories on our sites.
‹ Panelists include David Beard, boston.com; Sean Polay, president, New
England New Media Association.

4:40, tour The Boston Globe.

Please consider sending your students to this worthwhile event.

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