The Online News Association has a link to all the presentations from its daylong Parachute Training session held during the convention.Posted in Convention, Members, Multimedia, News | Tagged AAJA, Members, Multimedia, national convention, newmedia, ONA, Online News Association, training, web 2.0 | Comments Off
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Couldn’t make it to Los Angeles to attend the AAJA Convention? Or didn’t have a chance to attend all the sessions (or all the ones you wanted to attend were at the same time)?
No problem. Thanks to the wonders of technology, you can get a taste of the convention experience long after it’s over.
#AAJA Tweets â€” What the Hashtag has a transcript of all the tweets made during the convention.
Web tools and Social media â€” One of the convention highlights were several presentations from Robert Hernandez, a professor at the University of Southern California (and former senior news producer and director of development at The Seattle Times). Check out his handy site for interesting web tools as well as his Intermediate Social Media presentation (done with Justin Osofsky of the Facebook Development Network) .Â And here’s a great takeaway made by Hernandez during his presentations: “You are a lazy journalist if you only use social media. You are a lazy journalist if you don’t use social media.”
Presentation bits and pieces. Sacramento-based multimedia journalist Cody Kitaura has a great post that includes a variety of audio, quotes and links from several convention presentations.
AAJA Voices. The student multi-platform project was a great success thanks to great professional mentors and top notch leadership from AAJA Seattle’s own Marian Liu. The site is chock full of video, photos and stories from the convention and around LA. Don’t know where to start? Check out this video by three-time Northwest Journalists of Color scholarship winner Peter Sessum on the convention experience of AAJA Seattle student member Katelin Chow. (And it’s worth noting that Peter practices what he preaches about social media — he was among the top 10 tweeters during the convention!)
Finally, it’s never too early to think about next year. The next AAJA National Convention will be in Detroit on Aug. 10-13, 2011. Check out the video below.Events, Members, Multimedia, News, Programs | Tagged AAJA, AAJA Seattle, career, Convention, digital media, Members, Multimedia, national convention, networking, new media, training | Comments Off
UPDATE: The AAJA Convention Blog is on Tumblr. Check it out for regular updates.
The 21st Annual AAJA Convention: Back to the Future begins inÂ Los Angeles this week.
Here’s some tips to help you get the most out of the experience.
A cheap way from LAX to the Convention hotel
Here’s a handy tip from Kevin Leung of the Los Angeles Times:
Consider taking the FlyAway bus to Union Station in downtown and then
taking the Red Line subway to the Renaissance (Hollywood & Highland
station). It’s cheaper ($7 for bus + $1.50 for subway) than taking a
shuttle and probably faster (you are not being driven all over L.A. to
drop off other passengers).
The bus stops are just outside the baggage area. Make sure you take the
one to Union Station; there are separate buses to UCLA, Van Nuys and
Irvine. They run 24 hours.
The Red Line runs approximately 5 a.m. to midnight.
Plan out your convention
A full schedule can be found here.
It’s not all work in LA
Check out this handy guide from the AAJA-Los Angeles chapter. The guide offers information on popular dining and night spots, recreation areas and events happening during the week.
Check out the highlights of this year’s silent auction. A bottle of champagne from Robin Leach’s collection? Oh yeah!
Get connected with social media
Mark your AAJA Convention posts with the hashtag #aaja.
Here are some Twitter users to follow while you’re at convention:
@aajajcamp â€” J Camp, a multicultural high school journalism workshop, is currently in session through Wednesday at Loyola Marymount University. Athima Chansanchai (@TimaMedia), AAJA Seattle’s National Board Representative, is J Camp trainer this year.
@aajavoices â€” Check out AAJA Voices, the convention’s student news project, directed by AAJA Seattle member and Seattle Times reporter Marian Liu (@marianliu).Â AAJA Seattle student member Peter Sessum (@petersessum) is on this year’s Voices Staff.
@aajaseattle â€” AAJA Seattle’s Twitter feed.
@aajala â€” Follow the AAJA- Los Angeles chapter, who is hosting this year’s convention.
@aaja â€” the official Twitter stream for AAJA National.
Get the latest things to do while you’re at convention by adding AAJA to your Foursquare friends list.
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If you’re a student interested in going to our AAJA National Convention and producing some clips, listen up.
If you’re a professional interested in mentoring students during the National Convention, we need your energy!
Monday, March 15, is the deadline for applying to participate in the AAJA National Convention News Project. If you want to learn more, go to
The project director is our own AAJA Seattle member Marian Liu. For questions, email Nao Vang, Student Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the applications here:
Application for Professionals (mentors): http://www.aaja.org/programs/for_students/journalism_trainings/newsproject/10Convention_News_ProPro.pdf/
Application for Students (mentees): http://www.aaja.org/programs/for_students/journalism_trainings/10Convention_News_Pro_Stu.pdf/Posted in Programs, Students | Tagged Convention, national convention, scholarships, training | Comments Off
The following is a cross-posted entry written by Yong Kyle Kim, a student AAJA Seattle member.
Since it’s not everyday student journalists get the opportunity to talk to editors and recruiters from the Washington Post, New York Times, CNN, USA Today and others, I took the liberty to ask some of them a simple question: what is the most important thing your news company looks for when a student journalist hands in an application for your internship program?
A recruiter from The Washington Post talks to a student journalist during the AAJA 2009 National Convention job fair in Boston
Here are their answers:
The knowledge to shoot and edit video, adapt and edit fast.
â€“ Chona Camomot, multimedia producer for the Boston Globe.
At least one or two previous internship experience.
â€“ Xavier Williams, human resources director for the Associated Press.
Enthusiasm, passion, and knowledge in technical skills and software proficiency.
â€“ Corinne Perkins, editor for Reuters.
At least two years of hands on experience and multiple internships. Being able to tell the news on all platforms.
â€“ Brooke Camp, recruiter for CNN.
Balance between journalism and knowledge of the financial world. Know the finance business and be able to tell it in a interesting way.
â€“ Felise Matlock, human resources director for CNBC.
Ability and proficiency in telling stories on multiple platforms. Being well-rounded.
â€“ Sara Goo, web editor for the Washington Post.
Enthusiasm, passion, skills and potential.
â€“ Catalina Camia, Washington editor for USA Today (and former AAJA president).
Skills Focus, demonstrating a focus of interest and multiple internships. A strong emphasis in multimedia.
â€“ Brent Jones, standards and recruitment editor for USA Today.