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Friday, April 19

Zoom Session 1 11:45 – 12:45

Nadine Strossen on First Amendment Rights

Zoom Session 2 1:15 – 2:15 (Bill Bordy Theater)

A Conversation with Joe Kahn, executive editor of the New York Times

12 pm – 2 pm Registration and Socializing

Emerson College Bill Bordy Theater

216 Tremont St.

Boston, MA 02116

Conferences Sessions

Emerson College Little Building

80 Boylston St.

Boston, MA 02116

Session 1 2:30 – 3:30

Panel A: How to Get a Job Part 1 – Paula Bouknight, Chris Vaccaro, Ciara Speller

Panel B: How to Interpret Polls: Asst. Professor Spencer Kimball Emerson College

Panel C: Data Visualization in Journalism: Dr. Zhao Peng Emerson College

Panel D: The business of journalism Doug Struck, Emerson College

Session 2 3:45 – 4:45

Panel A: Launching SPJ’s First Student Podcast

Panel B: How to Build a Brand: Matt Shearer WBZ Radio, Linda Zebian Muck Rack, Dan McGowan

Panel C: A Chat with Local Independent Publishers: Jason Pramas, HorizonMass/Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism, and Marc Levy, Cambridge Day

Panel D: Boston Globe/Charles Stuart podcast: Kristin Nelson, Head of Audio at the Boston Globe, and Elizabeth Koh, Investigative Reporter at The Boston Globe

Session 3 5:00 – 6:00

Panel A: How to be a successful SPJ College Chapter: Payton Cavanaugh Emerson College SPJ

Panel B: The urgency of covering racial inequity: a fireside chat with staff of The Emancipator, including Editor-in-Chief Jamil Smith: Jamil Smith, Editor in Chief, Cristal Balis, Special Projects & Marketing Lead, Melissa Clavijo, Social Producer, and Alex LaSalvia, Digital Producer.

Panel C: Labor/Rights at Work panel: Peter Szekely NewsGuild NH

Panel D: Sports journalism and gambling: Bill Speros

Saturday, April 20

Emerson College Little Building

80 Boylston St.

Boston, MA 02116

Registration: 9:00 – 9:30

Session 4 9:30 – 10:30

Panel A: Trauma-Informed Journalism: Sarah Kess Boston University

Panel B: Journalism and the Law: Emily Sweeney, Justin Silverman, Rob Bertsche, and Roy Gutterman

Panel C: The Modern (Remote) Newsroom: Joe Dwinell

Panel D: Grants and News nonprofits

Session 5 10:45-11:45

Panel A: Journalism to Teaching: Lu Ann Reeb Emerson College

Panel B: State of the Free Press 2024: Robin Andersen, Guy Robinson, Mischa Geracoulis and Allison Butler

Panel C: Community Journalism: Dan Kennedy, Ellen Clegg, Charlie Breitrose, Editor Watertown News

Panel D: Journalists who write books: Emily Sweeney (moderator), Bev Ford, Phyllis Kara, Dave Wedge

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

MOE Awards Luncheon, Keynote Leslie Visser CBS Sports – separate ticket needed

Lions Den, Emerson College

Session 6: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Panel A: Report for America: Kim Kleman

Panel B: Investigative reporting: Phillip Martin (moderator), Patricia Wen, Jenifer McKim

Panel C: Dale R. Anglin/Press Forward

Panel D: Covering the Gardner Heist: Bruce Gellerman (moderator), Stephen Kurkjian

Session 7: 3:45-4:45

Panel A: Zoom talk with Taylor Lorenz

Panel B: Student-run media focusing on off-campus reporting: Larry Tung, Chris Vaccaro

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