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Media Access Workshop Presented by AAJA Texas

Asian American Journalists Association, Texas Chapter

Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CDT)

Media Access Workshop Presented by AAJA Texas

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Parking: Parking is allowed in the garage on the second floor and up. Due to construction, it's best to take W. Alabama and enter into Lot #10. From there, visitors can park in any unmarked space or go through the lot to the parking garage.

To get to the Learning Hub: From the garage, head north toward the main campus building (SJAC) and the Learning Hub will be on the right. It is a four story building with a green glass facade.

Breakfast: Coffee, juice and muffins will be provided when you walk in!

To Bring: Please bring a notepad and pen to take notes with. And don't forget to bring a business card for any networking purposes!

We're excited to see you all on Saturday!

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Presented by the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) Texas Chapter and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, this free hands-on workshop will teach you how to get your news in the news. Learn from the pros on how you can enhance communication with the press. You will also get the rare opportunity to practice pitching your story and receive valuable feedback on your pitch.

This FREE event for the community is open to nonprofit organizations, community leaders, concerned citizens, or anyone looking to get their news in the news. You must register to attend.

If you do not have any media experience at all or if you are looking to pitch that story and get advice, you are encouraged to attend.

Light refreshments in the morning and a catered lunch will be provided.

Location: Houston Community College Central Campus in Downtown - 1300 Holman Street, Houston, TX

Room: Conference room 100, Learning Hub/Science Building

Date/time: April 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Session I: Understanding media literacy

Session II: Media access success stories, how to work with the media (panel discussion)

Session III: How to write an op-ed

Speakers include:

1st session: Media Literacy

- Kathleen Tyner is a UT professor in radio-television-film who researches and publishes on media literacy.

2nd session, Panel discussion on all things media

- Mizanur Rahman, an investigations and project editor for the Houston Chronicle
- Howard Chen, a reporter at Comcast SportsNet Houston
- Jackie Gil, the Chief Creative Officer at Gilaxy Studios, an online media production group in Houston

3rd session, Opinion Writing 101 - how to write an op-ed

- Jeff Yang, a business and media consultant who writes the "Tao Jones" column for the Wall Street Journal. He is based in NYC.

Schedule of the day:
9:00 AM -- Continental breakfast & workshop welcome
9:30 AM -- Session I: Media Literacy
10:30 AM -- Session II: Media Access success stories
11:45 AM -- Catered lunch
12:15 PM -- Session III: How to write an op-ed
1:00 PM -- Wrap up workshop

No admission fee
Limited space available (Between 75-100 spots)
RSVP online at eventbrite.com - Media Access AAJA Texas
Free food! Light breakfast and box lunch provided

Click here to see a campus map: Learning Hub/Science Building

For details, email AAJA Texas co-president Jennifer Samp at jensampaajatx@yahoo.com or Alanna Quillen at alanna.quillen@gmail.com.

Have questions about Media Access Workshop Presented by AAJA Texas? Contact Asian American Journalists Association, Texas Chapter
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Houston Community College-Central
1300 Holman St.
Houston, TX 77004

Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CDT)

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Asian American Journalists Association, Texas Chapter

The Asian American Journalists Association was founded in 1981 by a group of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) journalists who wanted to connect and support AAPIs in an industry where there were few. AAJA supports working journalists and encourages AAPI students to join the field through scholarships, professional stipends, workshops, networking opportunities, job listings and other professional programs.

The Texas chapter of AAJA launched in Dallas in 1988 and has grown to include members across the state, from El Paso to Houston. Its first state convention in 1997 brought together more than 40 journalists and students. The Texas chapter offers professional stipends and student scholarships and also organizes mixers and professional workshops. We aim to connect working journalists and students from all over the state and region while serving as a valuable professional resource in these changing times.


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