2005 SPJ convention and national journalism conference: Alladin Resort and Casino Las Vegas.
BILL KOVACH is the founding director and chairman of the Committee of Concerned Journalists. Kovach has been a journalist and writer for 43 years including 18 years as a reporter and editor for The New York Times.
JUDITH MILLER is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at The New York Times. A federal judge held Miller in contempt for refusing to divulge confidential sources investigating the leak of an undercover CIA officer's identity.
NORM CLARKE is the entertainment columnist for The Las Vegas Review Journal. He will share some of his Sin City war stories. The former Rocky Mountain News reporter of the year spent 15 years in Denver as a sports columnist and 12 years with the AP.
 Opening Night Reception
Sponsor: The Las Vegas Review Journal and Las Vegas Sun Sunday, Oct. 16, 7-10 pm
The Aladdin's ultra lounge, Curve, will be closed to the public as journalists take over the place. Don't miss this great opportunity to network and take advantage of a delicious menu of Italian favorites along with scrumptious desserts and a complimentary bar.
 Journalism Expo
Sunday, Oct. 16-Tuesday, Oct. 18
The convention's trade show, Journalism Expo, provides exhibitors and recruiters the opportunity to talk one-on-one with convention attendees. The Journalism Expo kicks off on Sunday, October 16 at noon and continues during the day Monday and Tuesday.
Within the Journalism Expo there are a multitude of activities such as the convention registration area, a silent auction, BookMart and an Internet care.
 Half Day, In-Depth Training
Sunday, Oct. 16, 1-4:30 pm Advance registration is required.
* Using FOI to Build a Document-Driven Beat
FOI requests shouldn't be saved for big projects and investigative work--they should be a part of everyday reporting, backgrounding and sourcing. They can make your daily reporting stick, too. Here's how ...
* News Values and Coverage Approaches in the 21st Century
How does a news organization decide what the news is? How can important news be made interesting? The interactive session will give working journalists a chance to compare their reflexes to those of their colleagues as they tackle coverage issues in the print, broadcast and on-line mediums. Journalism students will have the opportunity to work alongside professionals to decide what the news is and how to report it.
* TV Performance Training
Be ready for that multimedia opportunity! This skill-based session involves on-camera training geared for print and online reporters as well as training on how to write for television.
 Career Development Center for Students
Monday, Oct. 17
Students, have your resumes, clips, and tapes reviewed and take part in one-on-one or small group discussions with professionals to talk about your work and the job market. Advance registration is requested.
 Mark of Excellence Awards Luncheon
Monday, Oct. 17, Noon-2 pm
Top student journalists will receive Mark of Excellence Awards for their work while outstanding faculty and advisers are honored.
 Legal Defense Fund Reception & Auction
Monday, Oct. 17, 6-7:30 pm
This year's auction will support efforts to pass a Federal Shield law. The auction is always a highlight of the conference as the bidding on exciting items goes higher and higher to support this worthwhile cause.
 Career Development Center for Professionals
Tuesday, Oct. 18
Professionals, have your resumes, clips, and tapes critiqued by colleagues and talk about your next job. Advance registration is requested.
 Celebration of Diversity Reception
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 6:30-7:30 pm
Meet the 2005 SPJ Diversity Fellows and the winners of SPJ's ground-breaking New America Award at the Fourth Annual Celebration of Diversity reception.
 President's Installation Banquet
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 7:30-10 pm
National leaders for the Society take office and the Society's highest awards are presented. The most outstanding chapters are honored for their accomplishments.
Sept. 19, 2005
End of reduced registration fees
Sept. 26, 2005
Last day for reduced room rates reduced-rate rooms could sell out earlier, make your hotel reservations now.
Oct. 9, 2005
End of regular registration fees
Oct. 10, 2005
On-site fees in effect
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Sunday 10 am - 6 pm Registration Oct. 16 1 pm - 4:30 pm In-Depth, Half Day Training Programs 2 pm - 5 pm Professional Development Sessions 7 pm - 10 pm Opening Night Reception Monday 8 am - 5 pm Registration Oct. 17 9 am - 10:15 am Keynote Speaker: Bill Kovach, Committee of Concerned Journalists 9 am - 4 pm Legal Defense Fund Silent Auction 10:30 - 4:30 pm Career Development Center for Students 10:45 - 4:30 pm Professional Development Sessions Noon - 2 pm Mark of Excellence Awards Luncheon 6 pm - 7:30 pm Legal Defense Fund Reception & Auction Tuesday 8 am - 3 pm Registration Oct. 18 8:30 - 9:30 pm Showcase Panel with Judith Miller, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, The New York Times 10 am - 4:30 pm Career Development Center for Professionals 10 am - 4:30 pm Professional Development Sessions 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Celebration of Diversity Reception 7:30 pm - 10 pm President's Installation Banquet with Keynote Address from Norm Clarke, Las Vegas Review Journal PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE SUNDAY October 16 2:15 - 3:30 pm * Covering Multicultural Communities * Resume Tape Tips: How To Build a Job-winning News Videotape * Should I Stay or Should I Go? * Business Journalism for Beginners * Anatomy of a Troubled Hospital: An Investigative Series by The L.A. Times 3:45 - 5:00 pm * Pressures on Campus Media * Labor and the Press * Take Your Best Shot/TV * Covering the Coming Pandemic: Is Your Community Ready? * Late Breaking News MONDAY October 17 10:45 - 11: 45 am * Sports Reporting: The Playing Field, and Beyond * Interactive Journalism: Drawing in Audiences with a High Tech Approach * Story Organization: What Comes After the Lead * Doing It All: Job Survival in the 21st Century * Accuracy Matters: How to Save Yourself from Career-grinding Errors * Improving Health and Medical Journalism 2:15 - 3:15 pm * Immigration in the Heartland: News You Need To Know * The Real World: Anywhere, U.S.A. * From Cover Letters to Cover Stories * Offline Reporting * The Business of Freelancing * Prison Access Revisited 3:30 - 4:30 pm * Convergence Is In the Cards, So Cover Your Bets * Citizens Media Ventures: When Consumers Become Creators * New Kids on the Court Block * How to Watchdog Charities * Reporting on Victims of Violence * Radio: The NEXT Frontier TUESDAY October 18 10:00 - 11:00 am * Six Words Guaranteed To Get You a Job in TV News * Subpoenas, Subpoenas, Subpoenas: Is a Federal Shield Law the Answer? * Bringing Computer-assisted Reporting Into Everyday Journalism * Night Stalking: Successful Enterprise Stories and Breaking News Reporting on the Late Shift * The Generation Gap 11:15 am - 12:15 pm * Where Do You Get Your Ideas? Freelance Writers' Salon * Newsroom Management and Workplace Issues * The Greatest Story Rarely Told: Faith and Values as News * Journalist's Tool Circa 2005: The Beat Blog * The Big O: Objectivity Revisited 2:15 - 3:15 pm * Getting Et Making the Most of an Internship * Globalization and Local Reporting * Muslims and the Media's Power to Position Them * Smarter Surfing: Better Use of Your Web Time * Exposing the Mayor: Ethical Case Studies From a Spokesman-Review Investigative Series 3:30 - 4:30 pm * Writing Stories with Heart * How to Get the Fellowship You've Always Wanted/How to See the World and Improve Your Skills at the Same Time * Beyond the Usual Sources * Ethical Issues in College Newsrooms * Photography and the Online Visual Experience * Late Breaking News Schedule subject to change.
CONFERENCE LOCATION & HOTEL INFORMATION
Aladdin Resort & Casino
3667 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
This 34-acre exotic resort features Vegas' largest collection of shops, restaurants, and attractions in the heart of the Strip. Plus, enjoy the two casinos, theater, a sport two pools. The room rate is $99 per night until September 26, 2005, or until our room block is full, whichever comes first. To get the discounted rate, reference SPJ National Convention.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR STUDENTS: the person making the reservation and paying for the room MUST be 21 years old. Persons under 21 can stay in the room, but the 21-year-old(s) is/are the only person/people who can be "responsible" and reserve the room with a credit card. The front desk checks the ID of every guest.
The Aladdin requires a deposit at the time of the reservation equal to one night's room and tax. Your credit card will be charged for the deposit. The deposit will be returned if the room is canceled AT LEAST 48 HOURS prior to the scheduled arrival.
A maximum of three people per room with the third person carrying an additional $30 charge. The rate is in effect 3 days prior and 3 days after the convention, based on availability.
The official airline for the 2005 SPJ Convention & National Journalism Conference.
5-10% discount off applicable fares
For reservations, call 800-433-1790 and mention authorization code 73H5AD
Avis Car Rental
The official car rental company for the 2005 SPJ Convention & National Journalism Conference
Attendees receive special discount rates
For reservations, call 800-331-1600 and mention discount code T137399
Transportation from the Airport to the Aladdin
Bell Trans Shuttle Service, 800-274-7433 Provides transportation to the Aladdin for $5
Local taxis & limos
Fares begin at $13 for transportation to the Aladdin
Las Vegas Monorail
Fifteen minutes end-to-end along the Strip with seven hotel stops.
Las Vegas Strip Trolley
Ride in a bus mimicking a San Francisco-style cable car on old-fashioned wooden-slat seats.
Trolleys run about every 15 minutes with 18 stops along the Strip.
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