2019 Build a Better Journalist Conference

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Portland State University Smith Memorial Student Union Building

1825 Southwest Broadway

Portland, OR 97201

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Come spend a day building your skills as a journalist! We'll talk public records, protest coverage, the 2020 Census and more.

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We're collaborating with the Pacific Northwest Association of Journalism Educators for our annual conference.

Want to learn a new skill? We've got experienced journalists teaching you the basics of audio, photojournalism, data reporting and more.

Want to get inspired? Hear from journalists behind some of the most prominent stories in Oregon over the past year, including the Breaking the Silence suicide prevention collaboration, Bundyville and more.

Keynote speaker: The Oregonian team that produced "Ghosts of Highway 20" will talk through the process behind their award-winning series.

A full list of session descriptions and confirmed speakers is available here.

SCHEDULE

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Registration

9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Opening remarks

9:30-10:40 a.m. Session 1

-DIY Web Tools

-Reporting on Trauma

-Breaking the Silence: Oregon’s Largest-ever News Media Collaboration

10:45 a.m.-11:55 a.m. Session 2

-Data and Diversity in Education Reporting

-From Cooperation to Confrontation: Expertly handling sources and situations

-Covering the Far Right: From Portland Protests to Bundyville

11:55 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch - on your own

Lunchtime Q&A for college journalists @ PSU Vanguard newsroom

Have questions about getting your first job, negotiating pay, what to expect or anything else about journalism life in or after college? Come to a judgment-free discussion with working professional journalists who can give you answers. Lunch provided. Discussion will be followed by a brief tour of the newsroom.

Led by: Rachel Alexander, Salem Reporter; Emily Cureton, OPB and Katie Gillespie, The Columbian

1-2 p.m. Keynote: The Oregonian’s Ghosts of Highway 20

Reporter Noelle Crombie, Photographer Beth Nakamura and Videographer Dave Killen will offer a behind-the-scenes look at how they put together the five-part multimedia series that won five Northwest Regional Emmy Awards and the Scripps Howard Award, among numerous others, and how it's possible to report long-form, impactful stories while still working on deadline and in small newsrooms.

2:15 p.m.-3:25 p.m. Session 3

-So you’ve hired a lot of reporters of color. Now what?

-From Print To Radio

-Spice Up Your Story With Data

3:25 p.m.-4:40 p.m. Session 4

-Getting Past 'No' on Public Records

-So you need to take a photo

-Reporting On Census 2020

-Digging into research libraries and archives

4:40 p.m.-5 p.m. Closing

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Portland State University Smith Memorial Student Union Building

1825 Southwest Broadway

Portland, OR 97201

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