4:30pm

Regional Director's Meeting

Regional Director's Meeting

Chapter leaders will meet with Regional Director Matt Hall.

6:00pm

Opening Night Reception
with Linda Deutsch

Opening Night Reception
Presented by Linda Deutsch
Located in Ballroom A

Perhaps L.A.’s most legendary contemporary journalist, Linda Deutsch will be “holding court” at our opening night reception from 6 to...

8:00am

Continental Breakfast

Continental Breakfast
Located in Ballroom A

Start the conference out right with a selection of delicious pastries, bagels, fruit, tea and coffee that’s included as part...

8:30am

Opening Remarks
with Robert Hernandez

Opening Remarks
Presented by Robert Hernandez
Located in Ballroom A

Robert Hernandez, one of the few true veterans of Web journalism, is exploring and developing the intersection of technology and...

9:15am

Covering Sexual Harassment
with Kim Masters, Nedda Black, and Mariel Garza

Covering Sexual Harassment
Presented by Kim Masters, Nedda Black, and Mariel Garza
Located in Club Room

#MeToo emerged as one of last year’s biggest news stories. Learn how to cover sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations...

Reporting on Disasters
with Miguel Almaguer, Elex Michaelson, Veronica Miracle, and Marcus Yam

Reporting on Disasters
Presented by Miguel Almaguer, Elex Michaelson, Veronica Miracle, and Marcus Yam

Earthquakes, fires, floods, extreme heat and mudslides: Learn about covering disasters from journalists who’ve done it. Get tips for how...

Workshop: Making Your Story Sing!
with Steve Padilla

Workshop: Making Your Story Sing!
Presented by Steve Padilla
Located in Hiro Room

Writing guru Steve Padilla offers practical tips on anecdotes, structure, narratives, verbs, quotes and much more — good for dailies...

10:30am

Covering immigration in the Trump era: What is the future for Dreamers and a border wall?
with Leslie Berestein-Rojas, Cindy Carcamo, Eileen Truax, Pilar Marrero, and Daniela Gerson

Covering immigration in the Trump era: What is the future for Dreamers and a border wall?
Presented by Leslie Berestein-Rojas, Cindy Carcamo, Eileen Truax, Pilar Marrero, and Daniela Gerson
Located in Club Room

Panelists who are experts when it comes to immigration coverage will discuss ongoing immigration issues like the Deferred Action for...

Workshop: Data Reporting
with Doug Smith, Aaron Mendelson, and Ryan Menezes

Workshop: Data Reporting
Presented by Doug Smith, Aaron Mendelson, and Ryan Menezes

Learn the basics of analyzing data in Excel and look under the hood of how journalists use coding to tell...

Workshop: Freelancing 101 The Basics and Beyond
with Mike Fleeman, Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil, Karen Robes Meeks, and Roberta Wax

Workshop: Freelancing 101 The Basics and Beyond
Presented by Mike Fleeman, Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil, Karen Robes Meeks, and Roberta Wax
Located in Hiro Room

From pitch-perfect queries to negotiating payment, this panel of freelancing experts and editors will offer tips on such topics as...

11:45am

Mark of Excellence Awards Luncheon

Mark of Excellence Awards Luncheon
Located in Ballroom A

Emmy Award-winning journalist Stephen Galloway, executive features editor of The Hollywood Reporter, will be the keynote speaker at the Mark...

1:45pm

Broadcast Investigative Reporting
with Vince Gonzalez, Annie Gilbertson, Karen Foshay, and Scott Glover

Broadcast Investigative Reporting
Presented by Vince Gonzalez, Annie Gilbertson, Karen Foshay, and Scott Glover
Located in Hiro Room

Layoffs at newspapers have imperiled local investigative reporting and pushed that responsibility to nonprofit public broadcasters. Can they sustain it?...

Covering the LGBTQ+ Community
with Nick Adams, Marqueeda LaStar, Zach Stafford, Mekahlo Medina, and Tre'vell Anderson

Covering the LGBTQ+ Community
Presented by Nick Adams, Marqueeda LaStar, Zach Stafford, Mekahlo Medina, and Tre'vell Anderson

This panel of journalists and leader offer their insight on covering the diverse LGBTQ+ community, locating worthwhile sources and finding...

Reporting on Homelessness
with Carla Hall, Carol Sobel, Tom Waldman, Hans Gutknecht, and David Dow

Reporting on Homelessness
Presented by Carla Hall, Carol Sobel, Tom Waldman, Hans Gutknecht, and David Dow
Located in Club Room

Homelessness is one of the most pervasive and daunting social problems of our region, and covering its complexity poses special...

3:00pm

Closing Remarks
with Harriet Ryan

Closing Remarks
Presented by Harriet Ryan
Located in Ballroom A

Harriet Ryan, an investigative reporter for the Los Angeles Times, will be the closing speaker for the conference. Since joining...