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Register, book hotel room for three nights by Saturday, July 8, to win $300 Amazon gift card!
Don't miss your chance to win one of two $300 Amazon gift cards if you're planning to attend the 2017 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference Oct. 8-11 in Washington, D.C. To be eligible for this promotional deal, just register for the conference and reserve a three-night hotel stay by this Saturday.
The conference, which focuses on the intersection of journalism and citizenship, will kick off on the evening of Sunday, Oct. 8, and conclude by noon Wednesday, Oct. 11. Our conference hotel is the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, at 2660 Woodley Road NW.
Here are five things you don't want to miss:
1. Party at the Australian ambassador's beautiful residence!
From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, Joe Hockey, Australian ambassador to the United States, will be hosting 80 of us at his residence, at 3120 Cleveland Ave. NW, about a 15-minute walk from the Marriott. We will have cocktails, snacks and some quality time for a Q&A and other fun, engaging conversations. This stand-up reception is open on a first-come, first-served basis to those who are registered and made a hotel reservation for the conference.
2.Preconference workshops on community engagement and Knight Foundation's update on the "Table Stakes" project
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, (Note the schedule change) the first workshop will address the role of community engagement for news organizations and how to build trust with their audiences and communities. Best practices and examples of community engagement will be incorporated. Attendees will emerge from the workshop better equipped to engage readers and strengthen trust in quality journalism.
From 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, the second workshop will provide an update on Knight Foundation's "Table Stakes" project and present newsrooms of innovation and culture that are best for the 21st century.
3. Two lunch keynotes
Leonard Pitts Jr., Miami Herald Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, is our keynote speaker for Monday, Oct. 9. He will talk about current events in Washington. On Tuesday, Oct. 10, we will hear from Campbell Brown, chief of news partnership and engagement at Facebook. She will discuss Facebook's relationship with news organizations, and news itself.
4. Recruitment and retention
Need more diversity in your newsroom? Get quick tips from industry leaders. This panel takes a fresh look at recruiting and retaining journalists of color in the digital age. Our experts will provide insight on today's journalism graduates and talented folks with potential working in the digital space. How do we retain journalists of color who are worried about the future and are tempted to seek employment in public relations, academia and other "more stable" professions?
5. Covering economic diversity
This panel will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Connie Schultz, who calls Cleveland home; Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley; and author and political commentator J.D. Vance, who wrote "Hillbilly Elegy" about the rise of Appalachian values
To register for the Oct. 8 pre-conference workshops and/or the Oct. 10 reception at the Australian ambassador's residence: Email Jiyoung Won at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're registering through ASNE. Those registering through APME should email APME at email@example.com.
To book your hotel room: A terrific group rate is available at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park for $249/night Friday, Oct. 6, through Wednesday, Oct. 11. Reservations must be made by 6 p.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 15. Make a reservation online here.