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Building a Better Journalist 2012
University of Oregon Turnbull Center
Portland, OR
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Building a Better Journalist 2012
Here's the full schedule for this year's conference, held at the University of Oregon Turnbull Center Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

8:30 a.m. coffee reception and 9 a.m. welcome by Oregon SPJ President Christian Gaston.

9:15 a.m. Sessions:
Hone your language with Aaron Mesh from Willamette Week, Dan DeWeese of Portland State University's writing center, and Tom Hallman Jr, Pulitzer-Prize-winning reporter at The Oregonian.

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:
Learn how to sell yourself by hearing what two veterans of the field want to see in a job application and what they don't want to see (hint: typos), with Oregonian Managing Editor Susan Gage and Statesman Journal Executive Editor Bill Church.

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:
So you want to interview the governor? Get the inside line on how to gain access to high-profile sources with two of the state's leading voices in political journalism, the Oregonian's Jeff Mapes and Nigel Jaquiss, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter at Willamette Week.

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:
Make the numbers in your stories pop and learn how to develop killer stats with guidance from Harry Esteve of the Oregonian.

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:
Dig into public records to find the real scoop that nobody else knows with Laura McVicker, of the Columbian.

Learn how turn your pitch into a yes from Sarah Max of 1895 Magazine and Denis Theriault of the Portland Monthly.



University of Oregon Turnbull Center (View)
70 NW Couch St.
Portland, OR 97209
United States

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