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LOS LOS Length of stay, see there  ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 9, 1998--Down-sized, new grad or just looking for Looking for

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 a change? Journalists can find the key to a better job at the West Coast's biggest journalism job fair.

The annual California Chicano News Media Association Job Opportunities Conference will be even bigger this year. CCNMA CCNMA California Chicano News Media Association  is combining its annual job conference with the country's biggest annual meeting of journalists, the national convention of the Society of Professional Journalists
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The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ, formerly known as Sigma Delta Chi

The combined convention and job conference meets in Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. , Oct. 22 through 24. The meeting is so large that facilities at two neighboring neigh·bor  
1. One who lives near or next to another.

2. A person, place, or thing adjacent to or located near another.

3. A fellow human.

4. Used as a form of familiar address.

 hotels have been booked.

Facilities at both the Sheraton Universal and Universal City Hilton will be used to present the convention's array of panels, speeches, award dinners and the three-day-long job opportunities conference.

The Job Opportunities Conference will run Thursday Oct. 22 through Saturday, Oct. 24. The conference is open to all journalists seeking jobs. Those who register in advance will be matched for interviews with specific employers who are seeking the particular talents the job-seeker has.

As far as possible, the same sort of matching will be provided for those who register at the door. Traditionally some 70 of the nation's biggest media organizations send interviewers to the conference. Network television will be represented by interviewers from KNBC KNBC Kings Norton Bowling Club , KCBS KCBS Kansas City Barbecue Society
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 network. The Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times

Morning daily newspaper. Established in 1881, it was purchased and incorporated in 1884 by Harrison Gray Otis (1837–1917) under The Times-Mirror Co. (the hyphen was later dropped from the name).
 and other major national newspapers will also be interviewing.

For those only interested in job-hunting, members of CCNMA or SPJ SPJ Society of Professional Journalists
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 can attend just the Job Opportunities Conference (including the SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards Luncheon on Oct. 23) for $55 (students pay only $40) -- if they register before Oct. 9. On-site registration is $10 more.

SPJ and CCNMA members can attend the SPJ Convention for an additional $225. (Students and retired members pay $200, non-member $250. On-site registration is $25 more for students and retired members and $50 more for all others.)

That includes nearly 50 professional-development sessions and the opening night reception, Mark of Excellence Luncheon, Sigma Delta For sigma-delta in electronics, see .
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 Chi Banquet, Legal Defense Fund Luncheon Roast, President's Installation Banquet and the InfoMart Trade Show. It's also possible to attend just the professional-development workshops at a reduced rate and pay separately for specific meal events you wish to attend.

Everyone attending the opening night reception on Thursday, Oct. 22, will also receive a pass for that evening to the Universal Studios Theme Park.

The convention also offers a major trade show, INFOMART 98, where the nation's best-known producers of media hardware and software will be showing their newest products.

INFOMART 98 is combined with a demonstration of "The Newsroom of the Future." In the Newsroom of the Future, journalists can sign up for one-on-one training on the state-of-the art hardware and software used throughout the program to produce a continuing multi-media report of the conference.

The latest in hi-tech news facilities will be there to work with. Microsoft, Apple Computer, Kodak, Imation, Wright Technologies, Intergraph, Earthlink, RealNetworks and Associated Press Associated Press: see news agency.
Associated Press (AP)

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 are among those taking part in the project.

In recognition of the major media empires of the West Coast, there will be a series of panels and discussions on Hollywood and the media, featuring some of the famous and infamous in·fa·mous  
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2. Causing or deserving infamy; heinous: an infamous deed.

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 of both Hollywood and the media.

Appropriately, the theme of the convention is diversity. California is soon to be the first U.S. state A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States, although four states use the official title "commonwealth". The separate state governments and the federal government share sovereignty, in that an American is a citizen both of the federal entity and  in which there is no "majority" group. Convention panels and speakers will examine what this means to journalism -- and the conclusions are not as obvious as you might think.

Join the more than 1,000 journalists expected to attend. An obvious bonus is the opportunity for side trips to the many attractions of the Los Angeles area for those who want to take a break from the convention or stay over a few extra days.

The SPJ National Convention is scheduled for Oct. 22-24 at the Universal City Hilton and Towers and the Sheraton Universal. Program information and registration materials are available online at SPJ's Web site ( by calling SPJ at 765/653-3333, or by using SPJ's fax on demand service: Call 765/653-2070, press "one" and select document No. 420. The deadline for early registration discounts is Friday, Oct. 9.

Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalists is the nation's largest and most broad-based journalism organization. SPJ is a not-for-profit organization made up of 13,500 members dedicated to encouraging professional standards among journalists, stimulating ethical behavior, and perpetuating a free press.

Here are the recruiters coming to the event (as of Sept. 28):



1. Times Mirror
     Los Angeles Times
2. Los Angeles Daily News
3. Gannett
     Tucson Citizen
     Salinas Californian
4. San Diego Union-Tribune
5. San Jose Mercury News
6. The Oregonian
7. Seattle Times
8. Desert Sun
9. Philadelphia Inquirer
10.San Francisco Examiner
11.Knight-Ridder Newspapers
     Monterey Herald
     Miami Herald
     Ft. Worth Star-Telegram
     Philadelphia Daily News
12. New York Times
13. Reno Gazette-Journal
14. Chicago Tribune
15. Sacramento Bee
16. Salem (Ore) Statesman-Journal
17. Bakersfield Californian
18. Detroit Free-Press
19. San Gabriel Vly. Newspapers
     Pasadena Star-News
     San Gabriel Vly. Tribune
20. Contra Costa (Calif.) Newspapers
21. City News Service
22. Modesto Bee
23. New Times
24. Washington Post
25. Dallas Morning News
26. Stockton Record
27. Denver Post
28. Kansas City Star
29. Arizona Daily Star
30. Wall Street Journal
31. Riverside Press-Enterprise
32. San Francisco Chronicle
33. NY Times Newspapers
     Santa Barbara News-Press
     Santa Rosa Press-Democrat
34. Associated Press

Television Stations
1. ABC Network
2. CBS Network
3. KCBS (L.A.)
4. KNBC (L.A.)
5. KABC (L.A.)
6. KTLA5 (Tribune/WB, L.A.)
7. KCAL9 (Young, L.A.)
8. KTTV (Fox, L.A.)
9. KCOP (Chris-Craft/UPN, L.A.)
10.KVEA (Telemundo, L.A.)
11.KCET (PBS, L.A.)
12.CNN (Cable)
13.KMEX (Univision, L.A.)

1. Disney Radio Los Angeles KABC AM, KLOS FM, KDIS AM
2. CBS Radio Los Angeles KNX AM KFWB AM
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