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Wednesday, August 12
 

8:45am

IRE's Watchdog Workshop
Investigative Reporters and Editors’ Watchdog Workshops offer tips, tools and training that you can use immediately to add depth to your work, from breaking news coverage to quick-turn enterprise and long-term projects. IRE’s Watchdog Workshop will help reporters, editors and producers return to their newsrooms with hard-hitting story ideas, websites and online resources, lists of key documents, techniques for more effective reporting, ways to use the web and social media to find information, and insight into the latest technology for newsgathering. For the third year in a row, IRE and AAJA have partnered to host an all-day workshop covering a variety of topics, from finding data stories to investigating inequality. Sponsored by the Gannett Foundation and IRE.

Click here to sign up. Fee to attend is $10. 

FULL SCHEDULE

8:45-10:15am Welcome & Cultivating Sources
Identify who you need to know and how to get them to talk. This session will cover how to get the best information and interviews through source development and interviewing techniques, and how to build and keep key sources while navigating sensitive issues.
Speakers:
Ryan Gabrielson, ProPublica
Bernice Yeung, The Center for Investigative Reporting

Break

10:45-11:45am Investigating Inequality
How do bus routes, traffic lights and barren streets build inequity into society? This session will show how to explore unequal outcomes in schools, health and criminal justice from a more complex and revealing vantage point. Learn new reporting strategies to investigate how public policy and institutions shape unequal outcomes for different groups in society. We also will cover new tools and techniques to help you accurately and fairly report on the factors at play in stories about disparity.
Speakers:
Jennifer LaFleur, The Center for Investigative Reporting
Ling Woo Liu, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health

11:45-12:45 Lunch Break

12:45-2pm Digging Deeper on Deadline: Investigating Breaking News
When big news breaks, will you respond? Leave the “what is happening” stories to others. The investigator’s role is to dive head-first into the story behind the spot news tsory: How did this happen? Where else might this happen again? How do we keep this from happening again? This session show real world examples of how journalists were able to contribute to a big story and why tragedy demands action, answers and results. You’ll also learn how to be a resource for the rest of the newsroom and uncover quick facts that will add depth to the breaking story (and details your competitors won't have).  
Speaker:
Stephen Stock, NBC Bay Area

Break

2:15-3:30pm The Numbers Game: Finding Stories in the Data
Whether it's batting averages, stock report or meter readings, great stories are staring you in the face. You just have to know what to look for, what it means, and how to translate that to your audience. These pros know how to dominate the digits and craft compelling stories from spreadsheets. 
Speakers:
Frank Bi, Forbes
Eric Sagara, The Center for Investigative Reporting
Joanna Lin, The Center for Investigative Reporting

3:45-5pm Web and Social Media as Investigative Tools 
Find documents and databases on deadline with better search techniques and the invisible Web. Learn how to locate reliable websites for enterprise stories and receive guidance on the best social media tools for your next investigation. We provide you tools to make your life easier.


Speakers
avatar for Frank Bi

Frank Bi

Editorial Engineer, The Verge
@Frankiebi | Frank Bi is an editorial engineer at The Verge, a technology news website that covers the intersection of technology, science, art and culture. At The Verge, Frank designs and builds news apps, interactives and data visualizations. Previously, Frank was a reporter at Forbes Magazine where he worked on stories around data and drones. A Minnesota native, he graduated from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities... Read More →
avatar for Jaimi Dowdell

Jaimi Dowdell

Senior Training Director, Investigative Reporters and Editors
@JaimiDowdell | Jaimi Dowdell joined IRE as training director in October 2008. Before that she was computer-assisted reporting editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for more than three years. In addition to her work at the Post-Dispatch, she taught a CAR course for Washington University in St. Louis. Previously she worked at IRE and NICAR in the Database Library and Resource Center while completing her master’s degree at... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Gabrielson

Ryan Gabrielson

ProPublica
@ryangabrielson
avatar for Jennifer LaFleur

Jennifer LaFleur

The Center for Investigative Reporting
@j_la28
avatar for Joanna Lin

Joanna Lin

The Center for Investigative Reporting
@joannalin
avatar for Ling Woo Liu

Ling Woo Liu

Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
@LingWooLiu
avatar for Eric Sagara

Eric Sagara

Senior Data Reporter, The Center for Investigative Reporting / Reveal
@esagara | Eric Sagara is a senior data reporter for Reveal and a former news applications fellow at ProPublica. Prior to that he was a News Application Fellow at ProPublica and a data reporter at the Newark Star-Ledger. 
avatar for Stephen Stock

Stephen Stock

Investigative Reporter, NBC Bay Area News
@StephenStockTV
avatar for Bernice Yeung

Bernice Yeung

The Center for Investigative Reporting
@bmyeung

Sponsors
avatar for Gannett Foundation

Gannett Foundation

For full sponsors list, please visit 2015 AAJA National Convention Sponsors page.
avatar for Investigative Reporters and Editors

Investigative Reporters and Editors

For full sponsors list, please visit 2015 AAJA National Convention Sponsors page.



Wednesday August 12, 2015 8:45am - 5:00pm
Pacific L

9:00am

Human Centered Design Presented by IDEO.org
Human-centered design is a creative approach to problem solving – one that starts with people and ends with innovative solutions, tailored to meet their needs. During this workshop, you’ll learn about IDEO.org, get a crash course on human-centered design, and work on a mini design challenge that will give you a taste on how to use certain methods to apply human-centered design in your everyday work.

Click here to sign up. Fee to attend is $25.

Speakers
avatar for Yennie Lee

Yennie Lee

Impact Manager, IDEO.org
@yennie
avatar for Dave Zhou

Dave Zhou

Experience and Talent Lead, IDEO.org
@davezhou



Wednesday August 12, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Pacific M

9:00am

Data Journalism Workshop
Spend the day diving deep into data topics and demos. You’ll learn what makes a great data story and presentation and walk through tutorials of how to clean, analyze and visualize a data story.

Click here to sign up. Fee to attend is $20. 

Speakers
avatar for Jaeah Lee

Jaeah Lee

Reporter, Mother Jones
@jaeahjlee | Jaeah is a San Francisco-based journalist currently at Mother Jones magazine. Her writings have appeared in The Atlantic, Guardian, Wired, Christian Science Monitor, Global Post, Huffington Post, Talking Points Memo, and Grist. She has reported on police misconduct, the fast-food wage gap, Hobby Lobby copycats, college presidents who are paid like CEOs, and the devastating consequences of defunding Planned Parenthood. As a 2013-14... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Pickoff-White

Lisa Pickoff-White

Senior Interactive Producer, KQED News
@pickoffwhite
avatar for Aaron Williams

Aaron Williams

Data Visualization Editor, San Francisco Chronicle
@aboutaaron


Wednesday August 12, 2015 9:00am - 3:00pm
Pacific B and C

10:00am

CNN Reporters Workshop
Gain first hand knowledge of what it takes to make it as a national TV correspondent. With the options to consume news, information and entertainment continuously changing, correspondents must be effective and versatile storytellers that suit the medium of choice for consumers. This daylong interactive workshop will provide participants with the necessary tools to build on existing skills in order to go from local reporter to national correspondent. Leaders from the broadcast and cable news industry will join as special guests to provide their insights.

Workshop topics will include: master storytelling, writing with focus, on-air performance, managing your image, interviewing skills, enterprising, journalism ethics, and the age of digital and social media.

20 applicants will be selected for this workshop. To apply, please submit the following items to India Diaz (india.diaz@turner.com):

Resume
Cover Letter explaining why you should be selected for the program
Reel

Speakers
avatar for Ramon Escobar

Ramon Escobar

Vice President Talent Recruitment & Development, CNN Worldwide
@RamonEscobar_ | Ramon Escobar is a creative media executive with a proven track record of building dynamic organizations and leading them through transformational change. A media veteran with 20+ years of experience in news and entertainment in local, cable and network television as well as digital/new media. Has the unique perspective of having worked in both English and Spanish-language media. Has developed expertise in both the U.S... Read More →


Wednesday August 12, 2015 10:00am - 6:00pm
Bentley Reserve 301 Battery Street, San Francisco

12:00pm

Wine Education Seminar
Enjoy a half day wine education seminar at William Hill Estate Winery on Wednesday, August 12. With roots deeply anchored in the Napa Valley, William Hill Estate crafts luxury Chardonnay and Bordeaux varietal wines from the undiscovered vineyards of California’s most celebrated regions. Beginning with William Hill Estate’s 140-acre benchland vineyard near the Silverado Trail, Winemaker Mark Williams turns to the hidden corners of southern Napa, the North Coast and the Central Coast to create a unique collection of rich, expressive wines. The seminar includes lessons on how to evaluate and discuss wine, winemaking and growing techniques, as well as wine tasting and shopping. The seminar will take place the afternoon of Wednesday, August 12. 

A bus will depart from the Hyatt Regency San Francisco hotel promptly at noon and will return at 5:15 pm. 

Please RSVP here. Fee to attend is $20. 

You must be 21 or older to attend. 


Wednesday August 12, 2015 12:00pm - 5:15pm
William Hill Napa Valley Chardonnay 1761 Atlas Peak Rd Napa, CA 94558

2:00pm

Registration
Wednesday August 12, 2015 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Grand Ballroom Foyer

6:00pm

Opening Reception
Wednesday August 12, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Grand Ballroom

8:00pm

CAAM Film Premiere and Q&A
The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) and AAJA invites you to a special film premiere. Presented by The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). Free for all AAJA convention attendees, this event is within walking distance from Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Support Asian-American filmmakers and register here for your free ticket.  

Sponsors
avatar for Center for Asian American Media

Center for Asian American Media

For full sponsors list, please visit 2015 AAJA National Convention Sponsors page.


Wednesday August 12, 2015 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Landmark Theatres Embarcadero Center, 1 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Thursday, August 13
 

8:00am

Registration
Thursday August 13, 2015 8:00am - 4:30pm
Grand Ballroom Foyer

9:00am

AAPIs in Government and Public Service
Two of the nation’s leading AAPI public officials sit down to discuss AAPIs in government and public service, and the news and potential angles leading through next year when AAPIs take to the polls.  Lanhee Chen is a leading, nationally-recognized AAPI Republican who served as Policy Director on Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign.  He is currently a fellow at the Hoover Institution, a professor at Stanford University, and serves as a presidentially-nominated and Senate-confirmed member of the Social Security Advisory Board.  Deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu is one of the highest ranking AAPIs in the Obama Administration. Prior to the Labor Department, he served for four years as the White House Cabinet Secretary.  Lu also led the 2008 transition team that resulted in the most AAPI Cabinet secretaries ever to serve at one time.  As children of immigrant parents, both Chen and Lu have compelling stories that led them to public service.  Learn about the decisions they made that brought them leadership success.

Moderators
avatar for Richard Lui

Richard Lui

News Anchor, MSNBC and NBC News
@RichardLui | Richard Lui has spent more than 25 years in business and communications.  Currently, he is a journalist and news anchor for MSNBC and NBC News, and before that, CNN Worldwide where he became the first Asian American male to anchor a daily, national cable news show in the U.S.  Richard is also a contributing columnist, writing op-eds for USA Today, Politico, Huffington Post and others.  Additional roles include... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lanhee Chen

Lanhee Chen

David and Diane Steffy Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
@lanheechen | Lanhee J. Chen is the David and Diane Steffy Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Director of Domestic Policy Studies in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University.  He also serves as a member of independent and bipartisan Social Security Advisory Board.  Chen was the policy director and chief policy adviser for Governor Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign for the presidency.  Previously, he... Read More →
avatar for Deputy Secretary Lu

Deputy Secretary Lu

Deputy Secretary of the Department of Labor
@ChrisLu44 | Chris Lu was sworn in as the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Labor on April 4, 2014, after being confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate. He serves as the chief operating officer of a 17,000-employee organization that works to create greater opportunities for all Americans. | During his career in public service, Lu has worked in all three branches of the federal government. From 2009 to 2013, Lu served as the White House... Read More →


Thursday August 13, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom A

9:00am

NBCUniversity Workshop
NBCUniversity is a one-day intensive workshop, geared toward on-air AND off-air convention attendees, taught by NBCU “professors” for individuals at all levels of their career.

Our coursework includes a variety of interactive discussions, from scripts to digital reporting; you’ll learn all you need to know to graduate to the next level of your career.

NBCUniversity attendees will get hands-on training from the best in the biz, individual attention from news leaders, and review of their work from top management hailing from all NBCUniversal platforms. This program is designed to encompass everyone from all parts of the broadcast journalism world and we will accept journalists at all levels of their careers. Applicants must be current AAJA members for 2015 and must be registered for the 2015 National Convention in San Francisco (membership and registration subject to verification). 


This session is currently closed for registration. Accepted applicants will be notified by NBC staff during the week of July 27th. Participants selected for NBCUniversity should not be scheduled as a panelist or moderator for any AAJA convention workshops on Thursday, August 13th.



Thursday August 13, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Seacliff D

9:00am

10:00am

The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story
Hyeonseo Lee is a North Korean defector living in Seoul, South Korea. She has recently completed writing her memoir, The Girl With Seven Names, which will be published in July 2015 in more than 20 countries. Over 5 million people have viewed her TED Talk about her life in North Korea, her escape to China and struggle to bring her family to freedom. Hyeonseo has given testimony about North Korean human rights in front of a special panel of the UN Security Council, and has discussed the issues with important leaders such as UN Ambassador Samantha Powers. She is currently writing another book with other female North Koreans living in South Korea, and is planning to start an organization to help promising North Korean refugees interact with the international community.

Speakers
avatar for Hyeonseo Lee

Hyeonseo Lee

@HyeonseoLeeNK | Hyeonseo Lee is a North Korean defector living in Seoul, South Korea. She has recently completed writing her memoir, The Girl With Seven Names, which will be published in July 2015 in more than 20 countries. Over 5 million people have viewed her TED Talk about her life in North Korea, her escape to China and struggle to bring her family to freedom. Hyeonseo has given testimony about North Korean human rights in front of a special... Read More →


Thursday August 13, 2015 10:00am - 10:30am
Pacific N

10:00am

How to Tell Your Newsroom that It Might Be Racist
Ever get confused for another Asian American in your newsroom? Ever have one of those uncomfortable moments when you feel offended but can't quite figure out why? How do you challenge stereotypes and prejudices without creating friction? Join this discussion session to brainstorm the best ways to navigate and tackle unconscious bias and discrimination.



Moderators
avatar for Kristen Go

Kristen Go

Managing Editor, Digital, The San Francisco Chronicle
@kristenrgo | Kristen has been an editor at The San Francisco Chronicle since 2008. She currently focuses on digital training efforts and overseeing The Chronicle's online and visual presence. Previously she was a reporter and editor at The Arizona Republic and she was part of the Denver Post's reporting team that won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage of the shootings at Columbine High School.

Thursday August 13, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Pacific M

10:00am

Why Audio Journalism Needs POC More Than Ever… And Why It's a Great Career Move
Podcasting is blowing up audio storytelling right now—creating a brave new media landscape. This creates an incredible opportunity to make a different kind of media outlet--one that is far less beholden to institutionalized racism, sexism and ignorance than ever before. In this panel, we'll talk about the problems of having singular voices in previous iterations of public radio and media, and how we are working to change that landscape. We'll also talk about the ability to make one's own podcast, and how podcasting can return a sense of ownership to POC in media.

 

Speakers
avatar for Kat Chow

Kat Chow

Reporter, NPR
@katchow | Kat Chow is a founding member of NPR’s race, ethnicity and culture team, Code Switch. Her role includes reporting for Code Switch’s blog and finding new ways to tell stories using social media. Her work has appeared on NPR programs such as Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and every now and then, she's a guest on the NPR podcast Pop Culture Happy Hour.
avatar for Stephanie Foo

Stephanie Foo

Producer, This American Life
@imontheradio  | Stephanie Foo is a producer at This American Life, where she tells stories through radio and video. Prior to that, she was one of the original producers of NPR’s Snap Judgment,where she helped develop the show’s unique style and sound. Her work has also aired on shows like 99% Invisible and Reply All.
avatar for Mark Ristich

Mark Ristich

Executive Producer, Snap Judgment
Mark Ristich is the executive producer of the NPR radio show Snap Judgment which airs on 350 stations across the US with over a million on-air listeners and a million weekly podcast downloads. Each week Snap aims to bring new voices to public radio through personal narrative, and is best known as "storytelling... with a beat."


Thursday August 13, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Pacific L

10:00am

News Executive Salon

A conversation with the industry's movers and shakers to discuss the unforeseen challenges and rewards of managing a newsroom, becoming the top broadcast journalist, the role of mentorship and how you can ascend to the top.

This invitation-only event aims to foster dialogue and allow our mid- to senior-career members to hear valuable insights and expectations directly from industry leaders. Invited guests will receive room location via email.

Must have 5-years of professional experience and must register for these salons. Limited spots available. Sign up now. 

Moderators
avatar for Niala Boodhoo

Niala Boodhoo

Vice President of Broadcast, AAJA
@NialaBoodhoo | Niala Boodhoo is AAJA's Vice President of Broadcast. She's been a journalist since 2000, when she started her career at Reuters in London. She recently ended a two-year stint hosting WBEZ/Chicago Public Media's Afternoon Shift, a two-hour local weekday show. She has also worked for The Miami Herald, WLRN, the local public radio affiliate of South Florida, and the Associated Press. 

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Lane

Nancy Lane

Senior Executive Producer, CBS News Digital
Nancy Lane is the Senior Executive Producer of CBS News Digital. In this role, she oversees all content for CBS News' digital properties, including CBSNews.com, the CBS News mobile apps and social media accounts, and CBSN, the first live anchored streaming news network across all leading digital platforms. Prior to joining CBSNews.com, Lane was Senior Vice President of Editorial for CNN/U.S., where she directed newsgathering operations, including... Read More →
avatar for Ed O'Keefe

Ed O'Keefe

VP of CNN Money & CNN Politics, CNN
@nowthised | Ed O'Keefe oversees all digital editorial and cross-platform content for both CNNMoney and CNN Politics. As part of CNN's full acquisition of CNNMoney in June 2014, Ed was hired to lead both digital businesses and enhance the company's political and business news coverage through mobile, social and video. Before joining CNN, O'Keefe served as the editor-in-chief of NowThis News. Prior to NowThis, O'Keefe spent twelve years at ABC... Read More →


Thursday August 13, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
TBA

10:00am

Scrape Data From the Internet and Get 100 Hours of Your Life Back
As journalists, we often need information that isn’t easily downloadable. This hands-on session will teach you basic ways to easily save and download data from any URL, without needing to spend hours (or even days) copying and pasting. This technique is most often called “web scraping.” Laptop required.


Speakers
avatar for Emily Chow

Emily Chow

Graphics editor, Washington Post
@eschow | Emily Chow is a graphics editor at The Washington Post where she designs and codes rich visual storytelling experiences and data visualizations. Prior to joining the Washington Post, Emily interned at Sunset Magazine and the Chicago Tribune. She’s a graduate of Northwestern University and hails from the Bay Area.
avatar for Sisi Wei

Sisi Wei

News Applications Developer, ProPublica
@sisiwei | Sisi Wei is news applications developer at ProPublica, where she builds interactive stories that serve the public interest. Previously, she was a Graphics Editor at the Washington Post. She is also the co-founder of Code with me, a high-impact workshop focused on teaching journalists how to code.

Sponsors
avatar for Associated Press

Associated Press

For full sponsors list, please visit 2015 AAJA National Convention Sponsors page.


Thursday August 13, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Pacific B/C

10:30am

How Storytelling and Texting Will Save the Healthcare Industry
Julia Hu, CEO and Cofounder of Lark Technologies, knows how hard it is to get healthier- she's lived with a chronic disease all her life. With the top behavior change experts and doctors and AI technologists, she spent the last five years cloning doctors so everyone has a personal doctor watching over them. Just like texting your BFF, lark chats with people to help them lose weight, get fitter, and manage chronic disease. Lark's been named Forrester's Best Digital Health product of the year, Apple's Best New App (for iPhone and Apple WATCH), and will be preinstalled on all Samsung phones. In this ignite talk, Julia talks about her journey as an entrepreneur and her company's billion dollar bet on artificial intelligence and power of storytelling.

Speakers
avatar for Julia Hu

Julia Hu

CEO and Cofounder, Lark
@JuliaHuCEO | Julia Hu, CEO and Cofounder of Lark Technologies: Julia created Lark to make healthcare more personal and caring. Knowing how hard it is to get healthier, Julia brought together health experts and coaches from Stanford, Harvard and the NBA to form the Lark Health Committee. Together with experts in artificial intelligence, they developed the Lark Chat app: a free, personal health coach that texts with people to help them get fitter... Read More →


Thursday August 13, 2015 10:30am - 11:00am
Pacific N

11:00am

Humility Will Take You Far, Then Get You Nowhere
Many Asian Americans were taught that humility is a virtue. But in journalism, being humble usually gets us nowhere. Join a candid discussion with fellow AAJA members about their experiences balancing humility with the need to be seen and heard in the newsroom.



Speakers
avatar for Roger Cheng

Roger Cheng

Executive Editor, CNET
@RogerWCheng | Roger Cheng is the executive editor in charge of East Coast coverage for CNET News, managing reporters who cover Apple, Samsung, e-commerce companies such as Amazon and digital media companies such as Netflix, and occasionally write about the mobile world. Prior to CNET, I spent nearly a decade writing for the Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal, where I covered the telecom beat.


Thursday August 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pacific M

11:00am

Overcoming the Outsider Syndrome
It's challenging to drop into a new market or a new city and report as if you're a native. How can you integrate yourself effectively in a new market, new newsroom, new city whether you’re a broadcaster moving from a smaller market to a larger one (or going from big to small), an intern with only a few weeks to learn a new environment or a veteran transitioning to an unfamiliar newsroom?



Speakers
avatar for Bobby Caina Calvan

Bobby Caina Calvan

Multiplatform Journalist
@CalvanBobby | Bobby Caina Calvan has spent more than two decades working in newsrooms across the country -- from small newspapers in California, including the Gilroy Dispatch and Redding Record Searchlight, to some of the country's largest metros, including the Sacramento Bee, | Detroit Free Press and the Boston Globe. As a Washington-based national political reporter for the Globe, he parachuted into more than a dozen states to cover the... Read More →
avatar for Cary Chow

Cary Chow

Anchor, ESPN
@carychowESPN | Cary Chow's path: cable access host/producer; PA/editor at KABC (LA); anchor/reporter KCWY (Casper, WY); reporter/anchor WALA (Mobile, AL); ESPN.com freelancer; reporter KGTV (San Diego); host/producer FOX Sports San Diego; anchor/reporter ESPN/ESPN.com. Won several regional journalism awards, including Regional Edward R. Murrow. Other media jobs include magazine food critic, newspaper movie reviewer.
avatar for Priscilla Luong

Priscilla Luong

Anchor/Reporter, CBS-58
@priscillaluong | Priscilla Luong is an Emmy-nominated journalist and Anchor/Reporter at CBS-58 in Milwaukee, WI. She's a San Francisco native who got her start in news overseas at BBC. Her on-air career began in Texas, before she covered the historic Moore Tornado during her time in Oklahoma City. She earned an Emmy-nomination when she ventured back to her family's roots for a special report, "The Fall of Saigon: 35 Years Later."


Thursday August 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pacific L

11:00am

Broadcast Journalists Salon

A conversation with the industry's movers and shakers to discuss the unforeseen challenges and rewards of managing a newsroom, becoming the top broadcast journalist, the role of mentorship and how you can ascend to the top.

This invitation-only event aims to foster dialogue and allow our mid- to senior-career members to hear valuable insights and expectations directly from industry leaders. Invited guests will receive room location via email.

Must have 5-years of professional experience and must register for these salons. Limited spots available. Sign up now

Moderators
avatar for CeFaan Kim

CeFaan Kim

Reporter, News 12 Westchester
@CeFaanKim | CeFaan Kim (Host) is a reporter with News 12 Westchester, covering the New York City region. Before joining News 12, Kim worked for NY1 News as a reporter covering Queens, and a political producer who covered the 2008 presidential race. He was assigned to the Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Rudy Giuliani campaigns in Iowa and New Hampshire. Kim also served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserves. He is a graduate of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Kim

Michael Kim

Lead Host, 120 Sports
@MichaelKim120 | After starting his career in the heartland nearly 20 years ago, Michael Kim brings his passion for sports and expertise to the nation's fans from coast-to-coast. By way of Missouri, Kim launched his career in sports broadcasting in 1996, where he was one of the original hires for ESPNews. Over the next eighteen years, Kim matured from a rookie to one of the most respected names in sports broadcasting. Kim now brings his expertise... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Lee

Melissa Lee

Host of Fast Money, CNBC
@MelissaLeeCNBC | Melissa Lee is the host of CNBC's "Fast Money" (airing Monday-Thursday, 5 p.m.-6 p.m. ET; Friday, 5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET), which originates from the Nasdaq's MarketSite studio in New York's Times Square. "Fast Money" gives you the information normally reserved for the Wall Street trading floor, enabling you to make decisions that can make you money. She is also the host of "Options Action," (Friday, 5:30 p.m. ET), a weekly... Read More →
avatar for Amara Walker

Amara Walker

Anchor, CNN International
@AmaraCNN | Amara Walker is an anchor for CNN International based at the network's global headquarters in Atlanta. She currently anchors 'CNN Today' with Michael Holmes from 5-7:30p ET/10p-12a GMT/6-8:30a HKT.Since joining CNN, she has covered a number of major international breaking news events. Most recently she anchored live coverage of the 2015 Israeli legislative elections and the re-election of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the death... Read More →


Thursday August 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
TBA

11:00am

SAG-AFTRA Office Hours
What is SAG-AFTRA all about? What does the union mean to me and my career? SAG-AFTRA invites you to join their expert staff—from the Broadcast and EEO & Diversity departments as well as from the San Francisco Local—during their office hours at AAJA. Applying for a job at a union station? Moving to a different market? Wondering about getting an agent? Have questions about your personal service contract? You can book a time for a private conversation (20 min) and ask them all these employment-related questions as well as about any aspect of the business no matter what market you are in or what stage of career you find yourself.

Please sign up here for a 20 minute slot in this Office Hour session. 



Sponsors
avatar for SAG-AFTRA

SAG-AFTRA

For full sponsors list, please visit 2015 AAJA National Convention Sponsors page.


Thursday August 13, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Marina

11:30am

Filipina Rapper (With a Law Degree) Breaks Down the AAPI Rap Game
There are notoriously few women in the misogynistic world of hip hop, and even fewer Asian Americans.  In the same vein, women of color are disproportionately underrepresented in the white male-dominated cutthroat world of law .  San Francisco 's Hopie discusses how her identity as a first generation Filipina immigrant compelled her to pursue two extremely challenging and seemingly unrelated paths- as a successful independent hip hop artist with four studio albums and large internet following, and as a California immigration, bankruptcy, and labor law attorney with a juris doctorate from one of the most prestigious law schools in the United States. Join Hopie for a comprehensive discussion and a live performance.

Speakers
avatar for Hopie

Hopie

Hip Hop Singer
@HOPIEspitshard | San Francisco iconoclast Hopie is one of the most unique voices in hip hop.  During her first year of law school at U.C. Hastings in San Francisco, Hopie simultaneously released her first hip hop album, The Diamond Dame.  Since then, she's gone on to independently release three more studio albums, perform around the world, write a chapter in the first textbook documenting Filipino-American contributions in Hip Hop... Read More →


Thursday August 13, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
Pacific N

12:00pm

Membership Meeting
Thursday August 13, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pacific O

12:00pm

Diversity in Silicon Valley: Where are the AAPI Leaders?
You’ve read the headlines and you might have reported on the issue yourself. From the Ellen Pao case to sexism in the video game industry, there is a constant spotlight on Silicon Valley’s struggle with diversity. As a result, the technology industry recognizes that it needs to improve the gender and ethnic diversity of its leadership as well as its work force. A panel of tech insiders will discuss this ongoing conflict and how things can change.

Moderators
avatar for Donna Y. Tam

Donna Y. Tam

Digital Editor, Marketplace

Speakers
avatar for Christina Apatow

Christina Apatow

Platform Lead, api.ai
Christina Apatow is the Platform Lead for api.ai, the open conversational NLU engine that boasts over 40% of employees who are technical women.  he and over 10 computational linguists are empowering every company with the toolset to give Siri, Alexa and Google Now a run for their money.  | | As the Founding President of the Society of Women Engineers chapter at the State University of New York at New Paltz she has been promoting... Read More →
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Angie Chang

Vice President of Strategic Partnership and Co-founder of Women 2.0, Hackbright Academy
@thisgirlangie | Angie is a Vice President at Hackbright Academy, where she focuses on Strategic Partnerships. Hackbright Academy runs a 10-week accelerated engineering fellowship exclusively for women quarterly in San Francisco. In 2008, she started Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners to network women in technology, asking that guys come as the “+1″ for once to a tech event. Dinners are sponsored by companies including Google, Facebook... Read More →
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Manan Mehta

Founding Partner, Unshackled
There is nothing better than finding the intersection of “do good, do well”. At Unshackled, Manan Mehta get the honor to pursue that everyday with incredible founders. As an engineer, investment banker, marketer and entrepreneur, his passion in entrepreneurship stems from the need to rapidly iterate to solve problems. | | Mehta is a firm believer that immigrants are the heartbeat of entrepreneurship and as an American citizen... Read More →
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Anna Mok

Deloitte, Advisory Business Leader
Anna Mok is Deloitte’s Advisory business leader currently responsible for China and is also the Managing Partner for the US-Southeast Asia program. She was previously the National Managing Partner, Clients & Client Excellence and the National Regions Leader. During her 25+ year career at Deloitte, she has served some of its largest and most prestigious clients in various industries including payments, financial services and high... Read More →


Thursday August 13, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom A

12:00pm

Photo Group Student Critiques
AAJA photo students will be meeting professional photographers and photo editors to help critique their portfolio. Kii Sato, Associated Press regional photo editor, is organizing this session. If you are a photo student, please contact:aajaphoto@gmail.com  In the past student photographers have won internships and jobs from this session. 

Thursday August 13, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Pacific M

2:00pm

Covering Protests: Finding Stories and Staying Safe
Journalists who have covered major demonstrations share their knowledge on how to safely and effectively cover protests such as the ones in Ferguson, Oakland and Baltimore. 

Speakers
avatar for Noah Berger

Noah Berger

Photojournalist, Noah Berger Photography
Noah Berger has spent 20 years photographing the Bay Area and beyond for editorial, corporate and government clients. On the news side, he shoots regularly for the Associated Press, Reuters, Bloomberg News and The New York Times. Although almost every workday is fun, he most enjoys covering protests, wildfires and other volatile situations!
avatar for Terry Chea

Terry Chea

Video Journalist, Associated Press
Terry Chea has worked for the Associated Press in Northern California since 2003. He started as a reporter and beat writer and now works as a video journalist who covers all kinds of breaking news and produces enterprise stories focused on technology, science and the environment. He previously worked as a business reporter at the Washington Post and | attended the University of California¹s Graduate School of Journalism.
avatar for Vivian Ho

Vivian Ho

Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
@VivianHo | Vivian Ho covers crime and breaking news for the San Francisco Chronicle. She has reported on the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, the Occupy movement, the Napa earthquake and the World Series riots as well as on homicides, criminal street gangs, military sexual assault and police personnel matters. Before she joined The Chronicle, Vivian worked for the Boston Globe and the Worcester Telegram and Gazette. She graduated from Boston... Read More →
avatar for Kiichiro Sato

Kiichiro Sato

U.S. Regional Photo Editor, The Associated Press
@apksato | Kiichiro Sato, who lives in Chicago, is a U.S. regional photo editor for the Associated Press, overseeing AP's Central U.S. photo coverage in 14 states. Sato has lead multiple photographers during last year’s Ferguson photo coverage, which was part of 2014 Delta Sigma Chi award for deadline reporting and third place in National Headliner Awards. Sato joined AP in 2005 as administrative photo editor in Columbus, Ohio, and two... Read More →


Thursday August 13, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pacific M

2:00pm

Speed Networking: The Do's and Don'ts
We all do it. Lots of us think we suck at it. We all can use some tips to get better. It's called networking — which brings together everything that makes us self-conscious. This interactive session will create a safe space where a coach will help you improve your networking game. 

Speakers
avatar for Traci Carl

Traci Carl

West Editor, The Associated Press
@tracicarl | As West editor for The Associated Press, Traci Carl is based in Phoenix and oversees news for 13 states west of the Rocky Mountains, including coverage of California’s historic drought and the legalization of recreational marijuana. Before moving to Phoenix, she worked as a reporter, editor and manager for the AP for more than 20 years, in locations that include Mexico City, New York, Kansas City and Wichita, Kansas. She has... Read More →
avatar for Sharon Chan

Sharon Chan

Director of Journalism Initiatives, The Seattle Times
@sharonpianchan | Sharon Pian Chan is director of journalism initiatives for The Seattle Times. She develops initiatives that deepen coverage and conversation about issues of special urgency to the region's future. Chan has served as associate opinions editor, as senior digital producer and as a veteran news and business reporter at The Seattle Times.
avatar for Paul Cheung

Paul Cheung

Director of Interactives and Digital News Production, The Associated Press
@pcheung630 | Paul Cheung is AP’s Director of Interactives and Digital News Production. The director manages a global team of visual journalists, data journalists and researchers who produce multimedia stories and information graphics for all formats, including print, online and mobile. Prior to joining the AP, Cheung was The Miami Herald’s Deputy Multimedia Presentation Editor and a Senior Graphics Editor at The... Read More →


Thursday August 13, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pacific N

2:00pm

The New New Media: What It's Like Running and Working for Journalism Startups
Journalism sites like BuzzFeed, Vox and Vice attract millions of eyeballs and are scooping up talented journalists. It's both a highly rewarding and risky time to be in the industry. Hear from editors and reporters about what it's like working for a nontraditional news company. They'll discuss how they're reaching new audiences, building teams and coverage from scratch, adapting to business models that didn't exist 10 years ago, and — in some cases — reinventing how news is presented. They also will share their thoughts on where the industry is heading — and how diversity fits into that future.​ 

Moderators
avatar for Stephanie M. Lee

Stephanie M. Lee

Senior Technology Reporter, BuzzFeed News
@stephaniemlee | Stephanie M. Lee is a senior technology reporter at BuzzFeed News, where she covers the technology side of science, health and medicine. She previously covered health and biotechnology for the San Francisco Chronicle. She graduated from UC Berkeley and lives in San Francisco.

Speakers
avatar for Kenneth Li

Kenneth Li

Editor-in-chief, Re/code
@kenli729 | Kenneth Li is editor-in-chief of Re/code. He was previously editor at large and global editor of Reuters.com. 
avatar for Alexis Madrigal

Alexis Madrigal

Editor-in-Chief, Fusion
@alexismadrigal | Alexis Madrigal is Fusion's Editor-in-Chief. He was a senior editor at The Atlantic and a staff writer at Wired. He's the author of Powering the Dream and a visiting scholar at Berkeley.
avatar for Sapna Maheshwari

Sapna Maheshwari

Business Reporter, BuzzFeed News
@sapna | Sapna Maheshwari is a business reporter at BuzzFeed News, where she has covered the retail industry since 2013. She previously covered retail and corporate finance for Bloomberg News. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and hails from East Lyme, Connecticut.
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Nitasha Tiku

Senior Writer, BuzzFeed News
@nitashatiku | Nitasha Tiku is a senior writer at BuzzFeed News, where she covers Silicon Valley. She was previously a senior writer at The Verge and editor-in-chief at Valleywag. Before that, she wrote and edited for the New York Observer, New York Magazine, and Inc.


Thursday August 13, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pacific L

2:00pm

News Executive Salon

A conversation with the industry's movers and shakers to discuss the unforeseen challenges and rewards of managing a newsroom, becoming the top broadcast journalist, the role of mentorship and how you can ascend to the top.

This invitation-only event aims to foster dialogue and allow our mid- to senior-career members to hear valuable insights and expectations directly from industry leaders. Invited guests will receive room location via email.

Must have 5-years of professional experience and must register for these salons. Limited spots available. Sign up now

Moderators
avatar for K. Oanh Ha

K. Oanh Ha

Vietnam Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News
@oanhha | K. Oanh Ha is Vietnam bureau chief for Bloomberg News. Oanh and her team are responsible for covering Vietnam’s biggest economic and financial stories as well as daily business news. Before joining Bloomberg, she worked as a host and reporter for KQED Public Radio in San Francisco on its nationally syndicated program, Pacific Time. She was a reporter at the San Jose Mercury News.

Speakers
avatar for Reg Chua

Reg Chua

Executive Editor, Editorial Operations, Data & Innovation, Reuters
@reginaldchua | Reg Chua manages global newsroom operations, safety, logistics and budgets at Reuters; he also oversees data and computational journalism and the graphics team, and works with corporate technology and R&D to develop newsroom systems and tools.  He was previously Editor-in-Chief of the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong; prior to that, he had a 16-year run at The Wall Street Journal, including as a... Read More →
avatar for Lou Ferrara

Lou Ferrara

Vice President and Managing Editor, The Associated Press
@LouFerrara | Lou Ferrara is a vice president and managing editor of The Associated Press, oversees a newsroom portfolio that includes coverage of sports, entertainment and business news, plus social media, digital news products and major events such as the Olympics and the World Cup. Since joining the AP in 2005, Lou has been innovative and instrumental in the AP’s digital shift for newsgathering in the field and in the... Read More →


Thursday August 13, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
TBA

2:00pm

How to Find Stories in Data
How do we figure out what’s important in data? In this hands-on session, we’ll guide you through a dataset and teach you what questions to ask to find what’s interesting, as well as what’s suspicious. Armed with this new information, you'll have the tools to find your next riveting story after looking at a data set. Laptop required. 

Speakers
avatar for Ryann Grochowski Jones

Ryann Grochowski Jones

Data Reporter, ProPublica
@ryanngro | Ryann Grochowski Jones is a data reporter at ProPublica. Previously, she was a data reporter for inewsource/KPBS in San Diego, Calif. She received her master’s degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where she was a data librarian for Investigative Reporters and Editors/National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting. Ryann started her career as a reporter for her hometown newspaper in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
avatar for Eric Sagara

Eric Sagara

Senior Data Reporter, The Center for Investigative Reporting / Reveal
@esagara | Eric Sagara is a senior data reporter for Reveal and a former news applications fellow at ProPublica. Prior to that he was a News Application Fellow at ProPublica and a data reporter at the Newark Star-Ledger. 

Sponsors
avatar for CNN

CNN

For full sponsors list, please visit 2015 AAJA National Convention Sponsors page.


Thursday August 13, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Pacific B/C

2:00pm

Workplace Negotiation: Asking for What You Want
What do you want? How do you get it? How do you push for more? Learn how to be an assertive and smart negotiator and how to be most effective — from the pitch to the thank-you card. 

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Ron Brown

Dr. Ron Brown

Founder and President, Banks Brown
As a consultant, Dr. Ron Brown specializes in advising executives on leadership development and employee diversity. He has consulted for more than a dozen Fortune 100 corporations, and served as a lead trainer for AAJA's Executive Leadership Program for 15 years.

Sponsors
avatar for CBS

CBS

For full sponsors list, please visit 2015 AAJA National Convention Sponsors page.


Thursday August 13, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Pacific A

2:30pm

SAG-AFTRA Office Hours
What is SAG-AFTRA all about? What does the union mean to me and my career? SAG-AFTRA invites you to join their expert staff—from the Broadcast and EEO & Diversity departments as well as from the San Francisco Local—during their office hours at AAJA. Applying for a job at a union station? Moving to a different market? Wondering about getting an agent? Have questions about your personal service contract? You can book a time for a private conversation (20 min) and ask them all these employment-related questions as well as about any aspect of the business no matter what market you are in or what stage of career you find yourself.

Please sign up here for a 20 minute slot in this Office Hour session. 



Sponsors
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SAG-AFTRA

For full sponsors list, please visit 2015 AAJA National Convention Sponsors page.


Thursday August 13, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Marina

3:00pm

Haters Gonna Hate: How to Deal with Trolls and Bullies Online
Rape comments. Racist tweets. Threats of physical violence. Online abuse is increasing, especially for journalists who are in the public eye. What is the best way to handle intense online criticism while maintaining your brand on social media? Is there a way to turn criticism into a productive discussion or a follow-up story? How and when should you report comments that raise serious concerns? And when should you just let trolls be trolls?

Moderators
avatar for David Ono

David Ono

Anchor of America Tonight, ABC7
@ABC7DavidOno | Every Monday through Friday David Ono anchors three evening newscasts for KABC-TV in Los Angeles, including the top rated show in all of LA, Eyewitness News at 6pm. In addition to his anchor duties, David has traveled the globe covering some of the world’s biggest stories. David has also produced six documentaries over the last four years.  He has won 19 Emmys, 5 Edward R. Murrow awards, and 2 RTDNA Unity Awards.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Lago

Joe Lago

Deputy Editor, Yahoo! Sports
@joelago | A Cal grad and East Bay native, Joe Lago began his career covering sports for the San Jose Mercury News and Alameda Newspaper Group (now known as the Bay Area Newspaper Group), working his way up from the high school beat to the NHL and NBA beats. He then spent seven years working for ESPN, covering the NFL and NBA as a writer and lead editor, and returned to the Bay Area as the NFL editor for a fledgling site called Yahoo... Read More →
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Emily Lindin

Founder, The UnSlut Project
@UnSlutProject | Emily Lindin is the founder of The UnSlut Project,  ​an online community where survivors of sexual bullying and "slut" shaming can share their stories, and where girls who are currently suffering can find support and solidarity . The UnSlut Project was inspired by Emily’s own experience. When she was eleven years old, she was branded a “slut” by her classmates and was bullied at school, after... Read More →


Thursday August 13, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pacific L

3:00pm

Never Miss A Beat
Whether it's sports, dining, city council or transportation, beat reporters are the go-to experts. So how do you establish your expertise? How do you cultivate a wide range of sources? How do you report critically without burning your sources? How can you tell interesting, analytical stories based on trends you observed on your beat? 

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Dungca

Nicole Dungca

Transportation Reporter, The Boston Globe
@ndungca | Nicole Dungca is the transportation reporter for The Boston Globe. She previously covered Portland Public Schools at The Oregonian, and has written for The Providence Journal and the Times-Picayune. She also serves as a governing board member of the Asian American Journalists Association. |
avatar for Sarah Frier

Sarah Frier

Tech Reporter, Bloomberg SF
@sarahfrier | Sarah Frier is a Bloomberg technology reporter focusing on social media companies including Facebook and Twitter. She is a regular contributor to Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg Businessweek. Frier is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, where she received a bachelor's degree in journalism.  |
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Henry Lee

Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
@henryklee | Henry K. Lee has been a reporter at The San Francisco Chronicle since 1994. He covers breaking news, crime, courts and aviation. He has appeared on television and radio programs to discuss high-profile cases and is the author of "Presumed Dead — A True-Life Murder Mystery," about the Hans Reiser murder case in Oakland.


Thursday August 13, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pacific N

3:00pm

Preserving the Past Through Photojournalism
When Sacramento Bee photojournalist Paul Kitagaki Jr. found images of his Japanese American family taken in 1942 by iconic American photographer Dorothea Lange as they waited for a bus in Oakland to begin their journey into detention, it began a 10-year quest to find and photograph the aging survivors of World War II internment. The traveling exhibit “Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit” mirrors historic images of Japanese Americans taken in 1942. Freelance photographer Stan Honda, formerly of AFP, will share his experiences and photographs of documenting survivors as well as former Japanese American internment camp sites.

Speakers
avatar for Stan Honda

Stan Honda

Photographer, Independent
IG: stanhonda | Stan Honda is a New York-based photographer and long time AAJA member. He worked as a photojournalist for 34 years for many publications, most recently for Agence France-Presse (AFP), the French wire service. He now does astronomical related photography and independent projects about the Japanese American experience. On a grant from the National Park Service, Stan and writer Sharon Yamato traveled twice to Wyoming in 2015... Read More →
avatar for Paul Kitagaki

Paul Kitagaki

Senior Photographer, Sacramento Bee
Paul Kitagaki Jr. is a senior photographer at The Sacramento. During his 37-years as a photojournalist he has worked at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Oregonian, the San Jose Mercury News, the San Francisco Examiner, the San Francisco Progress and the San Mateo Times. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcasting from San Francisco State University 1978.He also has covered numerous national stories, as well as international... Read More →


Thursday August 13, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pacific M

3:00pm

News Directors Salon

A conversation with the industry's movers and shakers to discuss the unforeseen challenges and rewards of managing a newsroom, becoming the top broadcast journalist, the role of mentorship and how you can ascend to the top.

This invitation-only event aims to foster dialogue and allow our mid- to senior-career members to hear valuable insights and expectations directly from industry leaders. Invited guests will receive room location via email.

Must have 5-years of professional experience and must register for these salons. Limited spots available. Sign up now

Speakers
avatar for Dana Hahn

Dana Hahn

Vice President/News, KTVU and KICU
@DanaFox2KTVU | Dana Hahn is the Vice President/News for KTVU and KICU. Previously Hahn was Vice President/News at WTTG-WDCA in Washington D.C. Hahn also served as the News Director at WJBK FOX 2 Detroit. Prior to joining FOX, Hahn was Operations Manager at the start-up 24 hour newschannel, ChicagoLand Television News (CLTV) In Chicago. She began her broadcast television career at WSJV-TV.
avatar for Dan Rosenheim

Dan Rosenheim

Vice President/News, KPIX and KBCW
@drosen777 | Dan Rosenheim is the Vice President/News for KPIX and KBCW in San Francisco since 2000. Previously Dan was the news director for KRON. Prior to joining KRON, Dan held various leadership roles at the San Francisco Chronicle including Managing Editor, City Editor and Economics Editor. Dan started his career at the The Times in Hammond, Indiana.
avatar for Jam Sardar

Jam Sardar

News Director, WLNS-TV
@JamSardar | The only thing Jam Sardar has ever wanted to be is a journalist. He got his start in high school and hasn’t changed his career path since. He worked as a reporter for more than a decade in markets as small as Billings, Montana and as large as Philadelphia. He currently serves as News Director at WLNS-TV, and runs the newsroom at the most-watched news station in mid-Michigan.
avatar for Stanton Tang

Stanton Tang

News Director, Reno ABC
@Stanton_Tang | Stanton Tang is the News Director for Reno ABC affiliate KOLO-TV. Previously, he was the News Director at WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids, MI, and also worked in Las Vegas, Sacramento and Phoenix. Stanton has served as an AAJA National Vice President for Broadcast, was a member of ABC's Affiliate News Director's Board and a member of Gannett's Leadership & Diversity Council. More importantly, Stanton is the husband to May and... Read More →


Thursday August 13, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
TBA

4:00pm

Engaging and Measuring a Fickle Online Audience
Engagement time is the new currency. Learn how to create, measure and keep your online community — a responsibility not just for editors or producers anymore. Everyone has tools to understand how to engage the online audience, and it's important to learn how your specific audience stays on your website.

Moderators
avatar for Hannah Bae

Hannah Bae

Viral News Editor, CNNMoney
@hanbae | Hannah Bae serves as viral news editor at CNNMoney, where she lives by all things social. Previously, she worked as a social media coordinator at Newsday. Before New York, she lived in South Korea, where she worked in the press office of U.S. Embassy Seoul and served as a Princeton-in-Asia journalism fellow. She was Bae before bae was even a thing.

Speakers
avatar for Clare Carr

Clare Carr

Director of Marketing, Parse.ly
@clareondrey | Clare Carr is the Director of Marketing at Parse.ly, which provides digital publishers with the ability to use analytics to get better insights about their readers. She focuses on helping publishers understand the benefits and applications of understanding their digital audiences. She spent five years as the Director of Marketing and Online Operations at the renewable energy website and research firm Greentech Media... Read More →
avatar for David Cohn

David Cohn

Executive Producer, AJ+
@Digidave | In the last decade David Cohn has been at the forefront of innovation in journalism. During his career he has worked on some of the first experiments in distributed reporting, social journalism, citizen journalism and structured journalism. In 2008 he created the first platform to crowdfund journalism. Most recently he is an executive producer at AJ Plus, part of Al Jazeera’s research and development team, leading... Read More →


Thursday August 13, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pacific N

4:00pm

New Ways to Fund Media: Your Next Story, Project, Platform

Forget pitching your editor on a story. How about pitching a nonprofit foundation on a journalism project with social impact? How about pitching an investor on building a publishing platform?

This 90-minute workshop is designed to help participants develop fresh projects that can gain a support base beyond the traditional newsroom.

The first half will be spent learning what people (who are not your editor or news director) are looking for in the media world and how they measure value and innovation.  

Then we’ll zero in on your ideas with our panel of judges, getting useful feedback in an “American Idol”-style review process.

Moderators
avatar for Sharon Chan

Sharon Chan

Director of Journalism Initiatives, The Seattle Times
@sharonpianchan | Sharon Pian Chan is director of journalism initiatives for The Seattle Times. She develops initiatives that deepen coverage and conversation about issues of special urgency to the region's future. Chan has served as associate opinions editor, as senior digital producer and as a veteran news and business reporter at The Seattle Times.
avatar for Anh Do

Anh Do

Staff writer, Los Angeles Times
@newsterrier | Anh Do covers Asian American communities at the Los Angeles Times. A second-generation journalist, she served as vice president of Nguoi Viet Daily News, the largest Vietnamese-language publication in the US, founded by her late father. She started her career at the Dallas Morning News and the Seattle Times, before weaving stories in columns on Asian cultures at the Orange County Register.

Speakers
avatar for Joaquin Alvarado

Joaquin Alvarado

CEO, The Center for Investigative Reporting
@joaquinalvarado | Before joining The Center for Investigative Reporting, Joaquin Alvarado served as Senior Vice President for Digital Innovation at American Public Media and founding Senior Vice President for Diversity and Innovation at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Joaquin has also been a strategic consultant for a number of leading media companies and non-profits, including Univision, NBC News, The Ford Foundation, and... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Choi

Jennifer Choi

Democracy Program Officer, Robert R. McCormick Foundation
@McCormick_Fdn | Jennifer Choi has been a program officer for journalism initiatives within the Foundation's Democracy Program since 2012. Prior to joining the Foundation, Jennifer served as Chicago Public Media/WBEZ’s Director of Institutional Initiatives. She serves as a Chicago Women in Philanthropy board member, and has also served as grantmaking co-chair of the Asian Giving Circle, a donor-advised fund.
avatar for James Hong

James Hong

Angel Investor
@jhong | James was the cofounder of HOTorNOT.com, one of the first User Generated Content websites ever. He has been an angel investor and startup advisor for 10 years. He has been involved with over 50 companies including media companies BitTorrent, Crackle, Crunchyroll, Medium, Odeo, Samba.tv, Slide, Spot-On and Rooster.
avatar for Manami Kano

Manami Kano

Deputy Director, Strategic Media Partnerships, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Manami Kano is deputy director of strategic media partnerships for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Thursday August 13, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Pacific L

4:00pm

Web Docs, Deconstructed
Emmy-winning multimedia producers Dai Sugano and Carrie Ching reveal the behind-the-scenes process of producing the award-winning documentaries “Drugging Our Kids” and “In Jennifer’s Room.”

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Ching

Carrie Ching

Executive Producer, QuickBrownFox Media
@carrieching | Carrie Ching is a multimedia journalist and producer best known for her illustrated documentaries. Recent projects include an illustrated documentary short for ProPublica, a series for VICE News called Correspondent Confidential, and the Emmy award-winning "In Jennifer's Room". For six years she led digital storytelling projects at the Center for Investigative Reporting as Senior Multimedia Producer. Her work has received several... Read More →
avatar for Dai Sugano

Dai Sugano

Photojournalist / Senior Multimedia Editor, San Jose Mercury News
@daisugano | Dai Sugano is an Emmy Award-winning photojournalist and senior multimedia editor at the San Jose Mercury News. He covers a wide range of assignments which have included: rising economic inequality in China; "Cost of Dying," a series on end-of-life care issues in the U.S.; poverty in India; Hmong refugees who have immigrated to the U.S.; California's 2003 gubernatorial recall; and "Torn Apart," a 30-minute documentary on a Bay Area... Read More →


Thursday August 13, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Pacific M
 
Friday, August 14
 

8:00am

Registration
Friday August 14, 2015 8:00am - 4:30pm
Grand Ballroom Foyer

9:00am

SAG-AFTRA Office Hours
What is SAG-AFTRA all about? What does the union mean to me and my career? SAG-AFTRA invites you to join their expert staff—from the Broadcast and EEO & Diversity departments as well as from the San Francisco Local—during their office hours at AAJA. Applying for a job at a union station? Moving to a different market? Wondering about getting an agent? Have questions about your personal service contract? You can book a time for a private conversation (20 min) and ask them all these employment-related questions as well as about any aspect of the business no matter what market you are in or what stage of career you find yourself.

Please sign up here for a 20 minute slot in this Office Hour session. 


Sponsors
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SAG-AFTRA

For full sponsors list, please visit 2015 AAJA National Convention Sponsors page.


Friday August 14, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am
Marina

9:00am

10:00am

10 BuzzFeed Videos That Prove Asian Americans Are Not To Be Fu*ked With
BuzzFeed Motion Pictures producer Eugene Lee Yang shares how he reconciled his dual roles as a content creator and online celebrity through the power of his Asian American identity. Yang, whose videos have amassed billions of worldwide views in just over a year, shares his insight on his burgeoning relationship with a huge, primarily Millennial audience and their divergent reactions to his ethnicity. Yang will map his journey by showcasing a variety of viral video clips and their accompanying comments and share statements to prove how the climate for Asian Americans in online media and entertainment at-large is changing for the better.



Speakers
avatar for Eugene Yang

Eugene Yang

Video Producer, BuzzFeed Motion Pictures
@EugeneLeeYang | Eugene Lee Yang is a video producer for BuzzFeed Motion Pictures and a narrative filmmaker. He received his B.A. in Cinematic Arts Production from the University of Southern California and worked as a freelance director, editor, and choreographer of music videos before coming to BuzzFeed.


Friday August 14, 2015 10:00am - 10:30am
Pacific N

10:00am

Innovating From the Inside
Newsrooms are evolving, but we're still the news business. Traditionally print positions — like copy editors and page designers — are being transitioned into digital roles. How can we re-imagine traditionally print roles for emerging, digitally focused demands? We’ll explain how to leverage your experience to position yourself to be a key player in your newsroom, regardless of new platforms.

Moderators
avatar for Theodore Kim

Theodore Kim

Senior Staff Editor, The New York Times
@TheoTypes | Theodore Kim is a senior staff editor at The New York Times where he edits and produces the home page and mobile apps. Before that, he was mobile editor at The Washington Post, helping oversee daily production for the mobile and tablet apps. Previously, he worked as a reporter for the Dallas Morning News, USA Today and the Indianapolis Star. 

Speakers
avatar for Henry Fuhrmann

Henry Fuhrmann

Assistant Managing Editor, Los Angeles Times
@hfuhrmann  | Henry Fuhrmann is an assistant managing editor at the Los Angeles Times, where he oversees the multiplatform editing desks and serves as standards editor. He is a board member and past president of the Los Angeles Chapter of AAJA and active in the American Copy Editors Society.
avatar for Kristen Go

Kristen Go

Managing Editor, Digital, The San Francisco Chronicle
@kristenrgo | Kristen has been an editor at The San Francisco Chronicle since 2008. She currently focuses on digital training efforts and overseeing The Chronicle's online and visual presence. Previously she was a reporter and editor at The Arizona Republic and she was part of the Denver Post's reporting team that won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage of the shootings at Columbine High School.
avatar for Bruce Koon

Bruce Koon

Director, News Operations, KQED
@bkoon | Bruce Koon is director of news operations for KQED News in San Francisco. Before that, he was executive news editor of Knight Ridder Digital. He also was managing editor of the San Jose Mercury News' web site, a founding board member of the Online News Association and a former president of AAJA’s San Francisco chapter.


Friday August 14, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Pacific L

10:00am

VR Storytelling: A New Frontier
Virtual reality once seemed like a trend, but it's here to stay. Learn from leaders in the field, technologists and journalists about how newsrooms can produce VR storytelling. Hear about what's worked, what hasn't, how to engage your audience with emerging VR technology, and what the future holds for the medium. 

Speakers
avatar for David Anderman

David Anderman

Chief Business Officer, Jaunt
David is responsible for business and revenue development and dealmaking at Jaunt. Prior to joining Jaunt, David was the COO and General Counsel of Lucasfilm Ltd., where he was responsible for the day-to-day business of Lucasfilm and all of its subsidiaries, including Industrial Light & Magic, Skywalker Sound, and Lucasfilm Animation Singapore. | | In 2012, he negotiated the $4 billion acquisition of Lucasfilm by The Walt Disney Company... Read More →
avatar for Niko Chauls

Niko Chauls

Director Applied Technology, Gannett Digital
@0kin | At Gannett Niko is responsible for applying emerging technologies to create experiential storytelling experiences. Virtual reality, 360 video and other immersive environments are his current playground. As International Programming Director at Microsoft he was responsible for coordinating global editorial initiatives across MSN in 50+ markets. Prior to that he was Director of Original Programming for MSN & Bing Video, responsible... Read More →
avatar for Nonny De La Pena

Nonny De La Pena

CEO, Emblematic Group
@ImmersiveJourno | Nonny de la Peña, CEO of Emblematic Group, has been called “The Godmother of Virtual Reality” by Engadget and Fast Company named her “One of the People Who Made the World More Creative” for her pioneering work using virtual reality for intense storytelling and journalism.  A graduate of Harvard University and a former correspondent for Newsweek, de la Peña has more than 20 years of... Read More →
avatar for Anh-Hoa Truong

Anh-Hoa Truong

2015 JSK Fellow / Science Journalist, John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships
@AnhhoaTruong | Anh-Hoa Truong is a French science journalist with a passion for emerging technologies. As a 2015 John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he has been exploring the potential of Virtual Reality for science storytelling. He has co-created prototypes, and has given talks about this topic on and off campus.


Friday August 14, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Pacific M

10:00am

Publishers Salon

A conversation with the industry's movers and shakers to discuss the unforeseen challenges and rewards of managing a newsroom, becoming the top broadcast journalist, the role of mentorship and how you can ascend to the top.

This invitation-only event aims to foster dialogue and allow our mid- to senior-career members to hear valuable insights and expectations directly from industry leaders. Invited guests will receive room location via email.

Must have 5-years of professional experience and must register for these salons. Limited spots available. Sign up now

Moderators
avatar for Michelle Lee

Michelle Lee

Reporter, The Washington Post
@myhlee | Michelle Ye Hee Lee is a reporter on the national politics team at The Washington Post. She writes for The Fact Checker, focusing on the 2016 presidential campaign. Previously, she was a government accountability reporter on the investigative team at The Arizona Republic. For her investigative series on Arizona’s homeless sex offenders, Michelle was named finalist for local reporting in 2012 Livingston Awards for Young... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey M. Johnson

Jeffrey M. Johnson

Publisher, San Francisco Chronicle
Jeffrey M. Johnson is the publisher of the San Francisco Chronicle. He came to The Chronicle in 2013 after a 25-year career in publishing, including serving as president, publisher and CEO of the Los Angeles Times, and six years of work in private equity at The Yucaipa Companies. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois.
avatar for Sharon J. Prill

Sharon J. Prill

Group Publisher and President, Seattle Times Affiliate News Group
@SJPNotes | Sharon J. Prill is currently the group publisher and president of the Seattle Times Affiliate News Group. As group publisher, Prill oversees strategy and the day-to-day operations for the Yakima Herald-Republic, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, El Sol de Yakima –Spanish language weekly, the Issaquah Press group of weekly suburban newspapers, and a number of regional lifestyle and family focused niche magazines. In addition, her... Read More →


Friday August 14, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
TBA

10:00am

DIY: Interactive Mapping
Take this hands-on session to learn the basics of mapping for the web. From getting the data onto your map to publishing the end-product, learn how to use free tools to get what you need done efficiently. This course will also go over the basics of mapping, the dos-and-don'ts, and the common mistakes to avoid. 

Speakers
avatar for Dan Hill

Dan Hill

Freelance
@DanHillReports | Hill built interactive graphics at The Texas Tribune and the public radio show Marketplace. He joined AAJA as a high school intern at the Sacramento Bee and has participated in the JCamp and Voices programs for student journalists. He’s grateful for his mentors!
avatar for Jue Yang

Jue Yang

Technologist, CUNY Grad School of Journalism
@jue_yang | As the technologist at CUNY J-School, Jue helps shape new curriculum and programs related to data, social and entrepreneurial journalism. Jue is a self-taught designer and developer, previously working with a creative team in DC. She has a background in geography and architecture.


Friday August 14, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Pacific B/C

10:00am

Using Twichatgrams to Tell Your Story
Everyone needs to be fluent with social media. How can you use apps to tell stories? How can you effectively increase engagement? And what are the secrets to developing a brand and presence? 

Moderators
avatar for Gene Park

Gene Park

Engagement Producer, The Washington Post
@GenePark | Gene Park is an engagement producer as part of The Washington Post's audience team. He is the former engagement editor of Honolulu Civil Beat, an investigative news service based in Hawaii. He spent six years as a reporter, columnist and online producer for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Star-Bulletin. Park is also a past president of Hawaii's AAJA chapter, and past vice president of the Hawaii Newspaper Guild.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Bui

Kim Bui

Deputy Managing Editor, reported.ly
@kimbui | P. Kim Bui is the deputy managing editor for reported.ly. She’s also an adjunct instructor at the University of Southern California and co-founder of #wjchat, a weekly Twitter chat for web journalists.
avatar for Josh Stearns

Josh Stearns

Director, Journalism & Sustainability, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
@jcstearns | Josh Stearns is a journalist and organizer working to connect newsrooms and communities to build more sustainable local news. Stearns is currently the director of Journalism & Sustainability at the Geraldine R. DodgeFoundation. Prior to joining the Dodge staff, Josh served as Press Freedom Director at Free Press where he ran campaigns in support of press freedom and media diversity. His articles have appeared online at the... Read More →
avatar for Herman Wong

Herman Wong

Social Media Editor, Washington Post
@hermanywong | Herman Wong is the social media editor of the Washington Post. Before that, he was at Quartz where he served as the lead voice on social channels and oversaw audience strategy. Herman has a master’s from New York University’s journalism program and previously worked at Newsday.

Sponsors
avatar for Gannett Foundation

Gannett Foundation

For full sponsors list, please visit 2015 AAJA National Convention Sponsors page.


Friday August 14, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Pacific A

11:00am

Poetic Justice (live spoken word performance)
Associated Press Correspondent Yuri Kageyama was a poet before she even thought about becoming a journalist. For years, she assumed the two areas of her writing were separate — one intensely personal, the other professional. Sometimes she struggled to simply find time to write poetry. But over the years, she has remained a poet, perhaps first and foremost a poet. Yuri speaks about reporting and reconciliation: how the Fukushima nuclear disaster really helped tie her dual passions together. And with her Yuricane spoken-word band, she will show that in action.



Speakers
avatar for Yuri Kageyama

Yuri Kageyama

Correspondent, The Associated Press
@yurikageyama | Yuri Kageyama is a poet, journalist and filmmaker. She leads her spoken-word band The Yuricane. Her performance piece will open at La MaMa Experimental Theatre in New York in September. A reporter at The Associated Press. A magna cum laude graduate of Cornell. M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. Here are some of her works at The AP.  | |  


Friday August 14, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
Pacific N

11:00am

Breaking into Journalism Abroad
Do you have dreams of being a foreign correspondent? Do you aspire to travel around the world reporting from conflict zones? Attend this panel to learn how to launch a career abroad, whether you're a freelancer, a foreign correspondent or an international news anchor. 

Speakers
avatar for Terence Hyland

Terence Hyland

Manager, Correspondents, Bloomberg BNA
@TerenceHyland | Terence Hyland is a journalist with more than a decade of experience covering environmental regulation, health care policy and international negotiations on climate change and chemical pollutants. Terence currently manages Bloomberg BNA’s network of 70 correspondents in the United States and abroad, recruiting and tutoring new reporters to meet evolving coverage needs for legal and business markets.
avatar for Ramy Inocencio

Ramy Inocencio

Correspondent, Bloomberg
@RamyInocencio | Ramy Inocencio is a Bloomberg Television correspondent in New York reporting on finance and technology and is the channel's only Asian-American male broadcaster in the United States. | | Inocencio joined Bloomberg from the Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong where he served as Deputy Editor, Video for Asia-Pacific news as an anchor and reporter. In the field, he covered the Philippine devastation from Typhoon Haiyan in 2013... Read More →
avatar for Kyung Lah

Kyung Lah

National Correspondent, CNN
@KyungLahCNN | Kyung Lah is a National Correspondent for CNN based in Los Angeles. In the last year, Lah traveled to Malaysia and Australia to cover missing flight MH370, to Malaysia and Ukraine for the crash of flight MH17, and to the demilitarized zone of South Korea. Domestically, Lah has also reported on the Newtown massacre, the LAX shooting rampage, the Asiana plane crash, the historic Colorado flood and mudslides, and the Yarnell Hill fire... Read More →
avatar for Phillip Yin

Phillip Yin

Anchor Politics & Business, CCTV America
@PhillipTKYin | Phillip is the Business Anchor for the launch of CCTV America based in Washington D.C., with a show dedicated to breaking news, global business and politics. The live show helps viewers understand economic and political issues, and during his career, has conducted over 4000+ interviews. In 2012, he was part of the first comprehensive U.S. Presidential election coverage for Asia and China. He has moderated and been a part at global... Read More →


Friday August 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pacific L

11:00am

Wearable Tech+Design: Cracking Mainstream Trends
The speed of innovation in the Internet of Things is at an all-time high with new products and devices constantly coming to market and this is just the beginning. Within the next five years, wearables like the Apple Watch will be as important as smartphones are today. We have yet to see which will break through to bring these technologies mainstream, but how will these products shape how we create the news and engage with our audiences? 

Moderators
avatar for Frank Bi

Frank Bi

Editorial Engineer, The Verge
@Frankiebi | Frank Bi is an editorial engineer at The Verge, a technology news website that covers the intersection of technology, science, art and culture. At The Verge, Frank designs and builds news apps, interactives and data visualizations. Previously, Frank was a reporter at Forbes Magazine where he worked on stories around data and drones. A Minnesota native, he graduated from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Christina Farr

Christina Farr

Digital Health Editor, KQED
@chrissyfarr | Christina Farr is the editor and host of KQED's Future of You, which focuses in the intersection of health and technology. She was previously with Reuters, covering digital health and Apple and before that, she reported for Venture Beat.
avatar for Charlton Soesanto

Charlton Soesanto

Head of Software Product Management, Misfit
@charltonys | Charlton is the Head of Software Product Management at Misfit, which invents and manufactures wearable and smart home products. Before diving into the health and connected home space, he led mobile growth products at LinkedIn.
avatar for Aaron Tilley

Aaron Tilley

Staff writer, Forbes
@aatilley | At Forbes, Aaron Tilley covers the growing world of Internet-connected hardware and chip companies, among other things. Tilley has been at Forbes for two years now. He started out as a producer but switched to a staff writer position. His career so far has mostly been in business journalism.


Friday August 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pacific M

11:00am

Broadcast Journalists Salon

A conversation with the industry's movers and shakers to discuss the unforeseen challenges and rewards of managing a newsroom, becoming the top broadcast journalist, the role of mentorship and how you can ascend to the top.

This invitation-only event aims to foster dialogue and allow our mid- to senior-career members to hear valuable insights and expectations directly from industry leaders. Invited guests will receive room location via email.

Must have 5-years of professional experience and must register for these salons. Limited spots available. Sign up now.  

Moderators
avatar for Maria Hechanova

Maria Hechanova

Reporter, KOLD/KMSB
@MariaHechanova | Maria Hechanova is a morning reporter with KOLD/KMSB and www.tucsonnewsnow.com in Tucson, Ariz. She has a photographer most of the time, but can operate her own live shot when needed. Maria has been an AAJA member since 2009.

Speakers
avatar for Juju Chang

Juju Chang

Co-Anchor, ABC News Nightline
@JujuChangABC | Juju Chang is an Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of ABC News’ “Nightline.” She also reports regularly for “Good Morning America” and “20/20.” Chang covered breaking news of the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy. She reported on the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., interviewing a mother of one of the young victims. For a special “Nightline” series following the... Read More →
avatar for Joie Chen

Joie Chen

Anchor of America Tonight, Al Jazeera
@joiechen | Joie Chan is the anchor of America Tonight, Al Jazeera America’s flagship current affairs show and contributes filed reports for this unique long-form program as well. Previously, Chen served as a Washington, DC-based correspondent for CBS News and a frequent contributor to CBS Sunday Morning. Prior to joining CBS, she was a primary anchor for CNN and CNN International.
avatar for John Yang

John Yang

Correspondent, NBC News
@jyangnbc | John Yang is an NBC News correspondent based in Chicago, where he covers a variety of stories for "NBC Nightly News," "Today" and MSNBC. Before being assigned to Chicago in 2009, he was based in Washington, where he was a White House correspondent. He previously worked for ABC News in Washington and as Middle East correspondent, based in Jerusalem. He has reported from Iraq and Afghanistan and been part of teams honored with an... Read More →


Friday August 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
TBA

11:30am

Nick Ut, Revisiting the Vietnam War, 40 Years Later
April 30, 2015 was the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. Pulitzer Prize photographer Nick Ut was back in Vietnam to document the anniversary. Huỳnh Công Út, known professionally as Nick Ut, won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography for his photograph of a naked 9-year-old girl, Phan Thị Kim Phúc, running toward the camera from a South Vietnamese napalm attack on North Vietnamese invaders at the Trảng Bàng village during the Vietnam War in 1972. Today, Nick is a staff photographer for AP in the Los Angeles bureau and will retire next year. He is asked to speak around the world today as he talks about world peace. He feels his photograph helped stop the war in Vietnam. President Nixon said the photograph was not authentic. Nick will talk about the anniversary of the end of the war and how Vietnamese still view the war. Should be an interesting talk with photographs of Vietnam today and during the war. 

Friday August 14, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
Pacific N

12:00pm

The AAJA Sports Task Force Presents “30 for 30 Screening: Student/Athlete”
Join us for a screening of this ESPN 30 for 30 production with special guest Dr. Reginald Ho, who will participate in a Q & A session.  SportsCenter anchor Kevin Negandhi hosts. Growing up in Hawaii and from Chinese descent, Reginald Ho always visualized himself to be a doctor like his father. He enrolled at Notre Dame pre-med and didn't think much of playing football until he decided he needed a more well-rounded life. He decided to walk on to the Notre Dame football team and became a crucial part of the Irish’s undefeated 1988 season. Sponsored by ESPN.

Speakers
avatar for Reginald Ho, M.D.

Reginald Ho, M.D.

Associate Professor of Cardiology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Reginald Ho, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Cardiology in the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. He received his medical training at the University Of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed his internship, residency and fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. A native of the Hawaiian island of Oahu, Dr. Ho was a walk-on kicker for the University of Notre Dame... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Negandhi

Kevin Negandhi

Host for SportsCenter, ESPN
@KNegandhiESPN | Kevin Negandhi, who joined ESPN in September 2006, is currently a host for SportsCenter. He has also hosted NFL Live, Baseball Tonight, Outside the Lines, College Football Live, NBA Tonight, and the women’s NCAA basketball Final Four. | | Prior to ESPN, Negandhi worked as a sports director at WWSB-TV in Sarasota, Fla. While working in Florida, he won three Associated Press awards — “Best Sports Cast&rdquo... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for ESPN

ESPN

For full sponsors list, please visit 2015 AAJA National Convention Sponsors page.


Friday August 14, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom A

12:00pm

Photo Group Student Critiques
AAJA photo students will be meeting professional photographers and photo editors to help critique their portfolio. Kii Sato, Associated Press regional photo editor, is organizing this session. If you are a photo student, please contact:aajaphoto@gmail.com  In the past student photographers have won internships and jobs from this session. 

Friday August 14, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Pacific M

2:00pm

Grounded for Good? The State of Drone Journalism
With increasing interest in using drone and GoPro videography, this session will focus on explaining different types of drones, how to fly them, best uses for journalists as well as the latest FAA regulations for quadcopters.

Moderators
avatar for Frank Bi

Frank Bi

Editorial Engineer, The Verge
@Frankiebi | Frank Bi is an editorial engineer at The Verge, a technology news website that covers the intersection of technology, science, art and culture. At The Verge, Frank designs and builds news apps, interactives and data visualizations. Previously, Frank was a reporter at Forbes Magazine where he worked on stories around data and drones. A Minnesota native, he graduated from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eric Cheng

Eric Cheng

Director of Aerial Imaging, DJI
@echeng | Eric Cheng is an award-winning photographer and publisher, and is the Director of Aerial Imaging and General Manager of the San Francisco office at DJI, the makers of the popular Phantom aerial-imaging quadcopter. Throughout his career, Cheng has straddled passions for photography, entrepreneurship, technology and communication. He publishes Wetpixel.com, the leading underwater-photography community on the web, and writes about his... Read More →
avatar for Greg McNeal

Greg McNeal

Professor, Contributor, Co-Founder, Pepperdine University, Forbes, AirMap.io
@GregoryMcNeal | Professor Gregory S. McNeal, JD/PhD, is an Associate Professor of Law and Public Policy at Pepperdine University. He is an expert on drones and topics related to security, technology and crime. He is a nationally recognized commentator for Forbes, co-founder of AirMap.IO a webapp for drone operators, and a frequent keynote speaker about technology, law and policy.
avatar for Roger Sollenberger

Roger Sollenberger

Communications Manager, 3D Robotics
@RLongennamer | Roger Sollenberger is the Communications Manager at 3D Robotics, North America’s largest consumer drone manufacturer. He runs the blog and curates the popular Drone Download weekly news roundup, and has been interviewed for his expertise in the field by the BBC, Al Jazeera, Fortune and the Washington Post among others. Before joining 3DR Roger worked for DJI, and before that taught four years of college English. He’s a... Read More →
avatar for Gretchen West

Gretchen West

National Advisory Board Chairperson, UAVUS
@gawherry | Gretchen West has served the unmanned systems and drone industry over a decade and is an industry-leading advocate for commercial drones. Her most recent work was at San Francisco start-up DroneDeploy as the company’s Vice President of Business Development and Regulatory Affairs. Previously, Ms. West served as AUVSI’s Executive Vice President, overseeing AUVSI’s global business development, international growth... Read More →


Friday August 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pacific M

2:00pm

Numbers Versus Narrative? Sports Journalism in the Age of Moneyball
There is so much more to sports reporting than simply reporting the numbers. How do you incorporate the numbers into compelling, interesting and unique stories that stand out from your competitors?

Moderators
avatar for James Quintong

James Quintong

General Editor, ESPN.com
@jquintong | James Quintong is an editor for ESPN Now, a short-form curated feed of the most relevant sports topics at the moment. He was long-time writer and editor covering fantasy sports for ESPN and, before that, for Sports Illustrated and CNN. He was inducted into the Fantasy Sports Writers Association Hall of Fame in 2012.  

Speakers
avatar for Michael Huang

Michael Huang

Senior Editor, ESPN.com
@michaelhuang55 | Michael Huang is a senior editor for ESPN.com where he heads up NBA coverage for ESPN Insider, and writes a weekly MMA column. Previous to ESPN, Michael served in the Chicago Cubs’ front office for 10 seasons as manager of the Cubs’ publications department, and four years as the MLB draft reporter for The Sporting News. He’s also enjoyed a successful freelance career covering mixed martial arts beginning in... Read More →
avatar for Sean Jensen

Sean Jensen

Author & Journalist, E & Z Enterprises
@seankjensen | After graduating from Northwestern University, Sean Jensen covered the NFL for major newspapers and websites for 16 seasons, most them as the lead beat writer on the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears. In February, he published his first book, The Middle School Rules of Brian Urlacher, which tells the inspirational childhood stories of the legendary Bears linebacker. He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife and two children.
avatar for Eno Sarris

Eno Sarris

Writer, Editor, FanGraphs
@enosarris | Started out as a nerd in the basement, and I'm now a nerd in the clubhouse.


Friday August 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pacific L

2:00pm

Tightrope Walk: Balancing AAPI Family Values with Work
Dutiful daughter, filial son: In the newsroom, we may find ourselves playing the roles we have in our families, intentionally or not. Join a discussion with AAJA members who grapple with how to reconcile traditional values with work-life balance.

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Hua

Vanessa Hua

Journalist, Independent
@vanessa_hua | Vanessa Hua’s award-winning work has appeared in the New York Times, FRONTLINE/World, PRI’s The World, The Atlantic, New Yorker online, and elsewhere.Previously, she was a staff writer at the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, and Hartford Courant, and has filed stories from China, Burma, South Korea, Nepal, and Panama. She blogs about multigenerational households at threeunderone.blogspot.com.


Friday August 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pacific N

2:00pm

Women Leadership Salon
A conversation with women news executives to discuss the unforeseen challenges and rewards of managing a newsroom, the role of mentorship, and how we can create a pipeline for future women leaders.

Must have 5-years of professional experience and must register for these salons. Limited spots available. Sign up now.

Moderators
avatar for Yvonne Leow

Yvonne Leow

Editorial Project Manager, Sequoia Capital
@YvonneLeow Yvonne Leow is the former senior Snapchat editor at Vox.com. Previously, she was a 2014-2015 John S. Knight Fellowship at Stanford University and a senior associate at North Base Media, a venture capital firm investing in journalistic enterprises in emerging markets.  Before she transitioned to the business side of media, she was the director of video for Project Thunderdome, and a regional video producer for the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mitra Kalita

Mitra Kalita

Managing Editor, Los Angeles Times
@mitrakalita | S. Mitra Kalita is the managing editor of the Los Angeles Times overseeing editorial strategy. She was previously executive editor at Quartz, the global economy site of the Atlantic and launched Quartz India and Quartz Africa. She was a founding editor of Mint, which is India's second-largest business paper today. She oversaw coverage of the Great Recession for the Wall Street Journal, launched its Greater New York section, and was... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer 8. Lee

Jennifer 8. Lee

Co-founder and CEO, Plympton
@jenny8lee | Jennifer 8. Lee is cofounder and CEO of Plympton, a literary studio that innovates in digital publishing. Its projects have included Recovering the Classics, the Twitter Fiction Festival, CODEX Hackathon and a mobile app called Rooster. A former New York Times reporter, Jenny is the author of the New York Times-bestselling book The Fortune Cookie Chronicles (Twelve, 2008) and a producer of “The Search for General... Read More →
avatar for Geraldine Moriba

Geraldine Moriba

Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, CNN Worldwide
@GeraldineMoriba | Emmy award-winning producer Geraldine Moriba is the vice president of diversity and inclusion for CNN Worldwide, developing strategic business initiatives to support the full range of American identities in the newsroom and reported content. She is also an original program development executive producer with CNN covering multiple platforms. Prior to that she served as the executive producer of CNN's award winning... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Yu

Jessica Yu

Global Head of Visuals and Deputy Managing Editor, The Wall Street Journal
@UjessU | Jessica Yu is Global Head of Visuals and a Deputy Managing Editor for The Wall Street Journal. In her role, she heads up the graphics, photography, design and interactive teams, whose work spans print and digital. She has worked on everything from breaking news | coverage, such as the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370, to the design of features sections and apps. Previously, she was based in Hong Kong, running The Wall... Read More →


Friday August 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
TBA

2:00pm

Broadcasting Beyond Your Market
We’ll prepare reporters for live shots, improve voice and train to handle ad-lib situations. This session will also talk about building a strong résumé reel and new challenges for journalist in smaller TV markets, such as requesting and building your own graphics for air. 

Speakers
avatar for Cate Cauguiran

Cate Cauguiran

Reporter, CBS News, KPIX/KBCW
@CateCauguiran | Cate Cauguiran is an Emmy-nominated reporter for CBS News, KPIX/KBCW in San Francisco. She is assigned to the station's Special Projects Unit, covering investigative, technology, environmental and health stories in the Bay Area. Prior to working Special Projects, Cate was a general assignment reporter covering breaking and local news for the station's morning and evening broadcasts. Cate was selected to be part of the CBS News... Read More →
avatar for Natasha Chen

Natasha Chen

Reporter, KIRO-TV
@NatashaKIRO7 | Natasha Chen is a reporter for KIRO 7 TV in Seattle, WA. She likes covering education, regional economy, and city government. Natasha previously reported for WREG in Memphis, TN, and KXXV in Killeen, TX. Natasha is from the San Francisco Bay Area. She is an alumna of Stanford and USC. After her live shots, she likes to tap dance, sing, bake cupcakes and mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters.
avatar for George Kiriyama

George Kiriyama

Managing Editor, KCOY/KEYT/KKFX
@georgekiriyama | After more than 20 years in front of the camera as a news reporter, George Kiriyama gave up his microphone and notepad to enter the world of TV News Management. He is now the Managing Editor of the triopoly on the California Central Coast- KCOY/KEYT/KKFX. Before this he was on-air in the San Francisco Bay Area, Kansas City, MO, Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo, MI and Midland/Odessa, TX. Kiriyama served as the AAJA National VP for... Read More →
avatar for James Koh

James Koh

Anchor, NFL Network
@JamesDKoh | James Koh is an anchor at NFL Network serving as a host for NFL Fantasy Live.  A four-time Emmy winner, Koh used strong photography and creativity to move up markets quickly before becoming the first Asian-American on-air talent to work at NFL Network. In addition to his Emmy awards, Koh has won an Edward R. Murrow award for hard news reporting and was honored with an Associated Press - Mark Twain Reporter of the Year... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for McClatchy

McClatchy

For full sponsors list, please visit 2015 AAJA National Convention Sponsors page.


Friday August 14, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Pacific A

2:00pm

Unraveling the Narrative
The appetite for long-form storytelling is as strong as ever. But the way we tell stories is changing. Long-form podcasts are thriving. Narrative stories now weave in photos, videos and interactive components along with written words. That means storytellers must be agnostic, yet strategic, about the medium through which they unravel the narrative. This session will explore new formats of narrative storytelling and editing, and walk through the process from the initial pitch to executing a story on multiple platforms. 

Moderators
avatar for Tom Huang

Tom Huang

Sunday & Enterprise Editor, The Dallas Morning News
@tomthuang | Tom Huang is the Sunday & Enterprise editor at The Dallas Morning News and reporting, writing and editing fellow at The Poynter Institute, where he oversees the school’s writing program. In 2013, he was a Punch Sulzberger Fellow at Columbia University, where he studied executive leadership and journalism innovation. He has taught journalism in Mexico and India, and his reporting has taken him from Bosnia and Vietnam to... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Armstrong

Mark Armstrong

Founder, Longreads
@markarms | Mark Armstrong is an editor for Automattic / WordPress.com and the founder of Longreads, a global community for finding and sharing outstanding storytelling on the web. Armstrong first started Longreads as a hashtag on Twitter in 2009; the company was acquired by WordPress.com's parent company Automattic in April 2014. Longreads recently moved into original storytelling, working with writers and publishers around the world.
avatar for Susie Cagle

Susie Cagle

Columnist, Pacific Standard and Al Jazeera America
@susie_c | Susie Cagle is a columnist at Pacific Standard and Al Jazeera America and a frequent contributor to other outlets including the Guardian, the New York Times, Fusion, and others, where she writes and draws about technology, politics, and economics. Susie is a 2015-2016 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford and a 2014 Online Journalism Award winner, and her work has been featured everywhere from Print Magazine to the Washington... Read More →
avatar for Evan Hansen

Evan Hansen

Senior Editor, Medium
@evanatmedium | Evan Hansen is a senior editor at Medium, a social platform created by Twitter co-founder Ev Williams that's changing the way people write, read and share ideas online. He joined the company in April 2013, after nearly eight years as editor-in-chief of Wired.com, which grew eight-fold under his leadership, ultimately outpacing sister publication Wired Magazine in advertising revenue. Previously he ran consumer coverage at CNET... Read More →
avatar for Michael Zelenko

Michael Zelenko

Features Editor, The Verge
@mvzelenks | Michael Zelenko is the features editor of The Verge, a Vox Media publication that covers tech, science, entertainment and transportation. He oversees The Verge's longform journalism program and manages the publication's special projects. He was previously a freelance writer and editor, reporting internationally and working with Vice, The FADER, World Policy Journal, and others.


Friday August 14, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Pacific B/C

3:00pm

Everything You Know About Multimedia Is Wrong
Join Emmy winning Visual Journalist and New Media Professor from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism as he shares with you the latest trends and best practices when creating and publishing multimedia projects. As a leader in iPhone photography, Koci will send you home with the latest trends in mobile photography, video production, growing your audience on Instagram and new tools in order to create stunning projects and build audience.

Speakers
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Richard Koci Hernandez

Assistant Professor, New Media, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
@koci | Richard Koci Hernandez is a national Emmy award winning video and multimedia producer and worked as a photojournalist at the San Jose Mercury News for 15 years. His work has appeared in Time, Wired, The New York Times, a National Geographic book and international magazines. In 2008, Richard was awarded a national Emmy award for the New Approaches to Documentary category for his executive producer work on the Mercury News video entitled... Read More →


Friday August 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pacific M

3:00pm

Follow The Money - How to Track Political Donations
Money fuels politics. How do we track all the influence? Knowing how to follow the money is especially important as the influence of dark money grows stronger by the election cycle. This session will focus on using web tools and unearthing documents that can help trace political donations and influence. 

Moderators
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Martyn Williams

Senior Correspondent, IDG News Service
@martyn_williams | Martyn a senior correspondent at IDG News Service covering Silicon Valley. He came to the U.S. after 16 years in Tokyo and was a 2011-12 Knight Journalism Fellow. He runs the North Korea Tech website.

Speakers
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Laurel Rosenhall

Reporter, CALmatters
@LaurelRosenhall | Laurel Rosenhall is a reporter with CALmatters, a new nonprofit journalism venture covering California state government and politics. Previously, she was a reporter for the Sacramento Bee for more than a dozen years. Laurel has a master's degree from UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.
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Lance Williams

Money and Politics Senior Reporter, Center for Investigative Reporting
@LanceWCIR | Lance Williams is a senior investigative reporter focusing on money and politics for The Center for Investigative Reporting. While at CIR, he won the 2011 George Polk Award for medical reporting with reporting colleagues Christina Jewett and Stephen K. Doig. He previously worked for the San Francisco Chronicle, where he helped break many of the newspaper’s exclusive stories on the BALCO steroid scandal. With Mark... Read More →


Friday August 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pacific L

3:00pm

Long-Distance Dedication: Maintaining a Relationship with a Media Job
Journalism can be a transient industry, as we move between markets before establishing our career in one. It can take a toll on our personal life — in particular, love life — but it doesn't have to. We hear from real couples who made it work. They’ll go over how to grow your career in your new market and grow your relationship, even when you don't know when your career paths will merge again. Plus, we’ll have advice on supporting each other and helping each other cope with daily stresses of the fast-paced media world when you're apart. 

Speakers
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Wendy Lee

Tech Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
@thewendylee | Wendy Lee is a tech reporter covering Yahoo, Apple, Google and Facebook for the San Francisco Chronicle. She previously worked for 89.3 FM KPCC in Pasadena, Star Tribune in Minneapolis and The Tennessean in Nashville.
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Shanna Mendiola

Meteorologist, NBCLA
@ShannaNBCLA | Shanna Mendiola is a Meteorologist for NBC4 News Los Angeles. She is no stranger to reporting weathercasts that come in all shapes and sizes. Over the years, she’s delivered weathercasts in everything from snowstorms to wildfires, and floods – including chasing tornadoes along the Eastern Plains. Her community work spans wide, including helping raise thousands of dollars for the Filipino community post-Super Typhoon... Read More →
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Brian Tong

Senior Editor/Host, CNET.com/CBS Interactive
@briantong | Brian brings his high energy and edgy style to the CNET family showcasing the latest and greatest in the tech world. Brian regularly appears on CBS, CNN, Headline News and local TV stations and radio networks while hosting several of CNET’s popular franchises. The Apple Byte is one of CNET TV’s flagship shows featuring all the good and bad surrounding Apple, with news, App reviews and comedic skits. | | Brian... Read More →


Friday August 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pacific N

3:00pm

SAG-AFTRA Office Hours
What is SAG-AFTRA all about? What does the union mean to me and my career? SAG-AFTRA invites you to join their expert staff—from the Broadcast and EEO & Diversity departments as well as from the San Francisco Local—during their office hours at AAJA. Applying for a job at a union station? Moving to a different market? Wondering about getting an agent? Have questions about your personal service contract? You can book a time for a private conversation (20 min) and ask them all these employment-related questions as well as about any aspect of the business no matter what market you are in or what stage of career you find yourself.

Please sign up here for a 20 minute slot in this Office Hour session. 


Sponsors
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SAG-AFTRA

For full sponsors list, please visit 2015 AAJA National Convention Sponsors page.


Friday August 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Marina

3:00pm

Introducing Life Reimagined Checkup

Join this 90-minute interactive checkup which is appropriate for people of all ages!

The world is full of possibilities, especially if you're a journalist in the current media industry of non-stop change: new passions to pursue, work that’s rewarding, people to connect with, healthier ways to live. Sometimes you know exactly what you want & how to get it. Other times, the answer isn’t as clear. A Life Reimagined Checkup event will help offer a fresh & personalized approach to help you navigate the next phase of your life.

A personal experience to help you understand where you are in life and what your next move could be. We are all going through different transitions in our lives, wondering what’s next, where or what can I do with my life. Through the Checkup experience, which is led by a trained Life Reimagined Guide, each individual will have time to reflect and begin to create ideas on moving forward. Come be inspired about your possibilities. Whether it’s work, family, or health that’s on your mind, you’ll discover new methods and tools to help you achieve your goals. Sponsored by AARP.


 


Speakers
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Mikael Wagner

Principal and CEO
Mikael Wagner, Principal and CEO, brings over 15 years of experience in the areas of strategic communications, community relations, social marketing and instructional design. He has been successful in creating, managing and implementing innovative public awareness campaigns, community, media, spokesperson and corporate trainings, and conducting successful public outreach and engagement programs. | | Mikael Wagner is an experienced public... Read More →


Friday August 14, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Pacific O

4:00pm

Lightning Talks
This energetic and fast-paced event features five-minute presentations by AAJA members from all around the world. Speakers boldly pitched their ideas over the summer and were voted on (by you!) to deliver their talks in front of the entire convention. Help us close out our formal programming at this fun, informal event that will make you smile, laugh and learn something new about our incredibly talented AAJA family.

Friday August 14, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom A

4:00pm

Photo Shoot-Out Prep
Friday August 14, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pacific M

5:00pm

6:00pm

Silent Auction
Co-Emcees:
Lonnie Wong, Multimedia Journalist, KTXL-FOX40 TV
Vicky Nguyen, Investigative Reporter, NBC Bay Area 

Friday August 14, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Grand Ballroom
 
Saturday, August 15
 

9:00am

Angel Island Photo Tour

Looking for something interesting to do on Saturday, August 15, before the Gala Banquet in the evening? Want to find out about our ancestors who traveled from Asia to America to the “Ellis Island of the West?”

Join freelance photographers Corky Lee and James Yee in a special AAJA tour of Angel Island Immigration Station. You don’t need to be a photographer. Everyone is welcome. Limited reservations required for guided and self-guided tours.

The State Park Service docent led tour is $7 and starts at 11 a.m. at the Immigration Station.

Self-guided tours of the immigration station is $5.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 12. After August 12, you will be on wait list.

RSVP sign up: Corky Lee

Fees will be collected by the State Park Service at the Immigration Station. Make check payable to: “California State Parks. If paying by cash, please bring exact change. No credit cards.

Take a 25 minute ferry ride from San Francisco to Angel Island past the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. The ferry will first make a brief stop at Fisherman’s Wharf.

The immigration station is about a 20 to 30 minute walk up and down a hill from the dock. Bring your walking shoes; a coat since it might be chilly on the ferry; camera to photograph the barracks as it was in the early 1900s.

There is a snack bar at the pier on Angel Island. There are no other food and drink services on the island. Also a snack bar on the ferry.

The ferry leaves at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, August 15 from the Ferry Terminal, across the street from the Hyatt Regency. About a five minute walk from the Hyatt to the Ferry Building (That’s the tower building across street from Hyatt with big clock tower). Purchase a round trip ticket on your own inside the main lobby of the Ferry Building. Cost is $18 round trip. Suggest purchasing ticket inside Ferry Building at least 15 minutes before ferry departs. Credit card/cash accepted.

The return ferry from Angel Island is at 3:15pm and arrives at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf Pier 41 at 3:40 p.m. The return ferry stops at Fisherman’s Wharf and does not stop back at the Ferry Terminal across Hyatt Hotel. Fisherman’s Wharf is 1.75 miles from the Hyatt. You will need to find transportation back to the hotel on your own. You can take the F trolley car back to the hotel. Also about a 30 minute walk. Or pedicab or taxi.

Angel Island history: From 1910 to 1940 the United States Immigration Station processed nearly a million immigrants. Most of immigrants were Chinese and Japanese who arrived at Angel Island and were detained for weeks. Some were detained up to 90 days and a very few for almost two years while their applications were considered. The immigration station is a now a National Historic Landmark. Many of the original barracks and other buildings are still standing. There is a wonderful museum with many artifacts.

More information:
James Yee
Corky Lee
AAJAphoto@gmail.com
Facebook: aajaphoto.org/fb


Saturday August 15, 2015 9:00am - 3:30pm
TBA

9:00am

Board Meeting
Saturday August 15, 2015 9:00am - 4:30pm
Pacific M

7:00pm

Gala Banquet
Co-Emcees:
Raj Mathai, Anchor, NBC Bay Area/KNTV
Kathy Park, Anchor and Reporter, KCRA 3 in Sacramento

Saturday August 15, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Grand Ballroom

9:00pm

Karaoke
Sponsors
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MGM Resorts International

For full sponsors list, please visit 2015 AAJA National Convention Sponsors page.


Saturday August 15, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Grand Ballroom