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Thursday, August 9


#ProTip: Networking 101
For students and early to mid-career journalists, come to this session to learn how to build a network of mentors and colleagues.

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Bobby Caina Calvan

Newsperson, Associated Press
Bobby Caina Calvan is a reporter with the Associated Press, covering state government and politics in Florida. He was previously operations directors for the Fund for Investigative Journalism. Over his career, Calvan has worked in some of the country's best newsrooms. In addition... Read More →
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Benjamin Pu

Associate Producer, MSNBC
Benjamin Pu is an associate producer with MSNBC. He serves on the AAJA-New York chapter board as social media chair, webmaster and Trivia Bowl chair. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2016 with a Bachelor's in global studies.
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Bhumika Tharoor

Recruiter, CNN
Bhumika Tharoor is the DC-based recruiter helping to build CNN’s newsrooms and show teams. She currently supports CNN Digital and programming across DC, New York, and Atlanta including teams such as The Lead with Jake Tapper, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, CNNPolitics, CNNMoney... Read More →

Thursday August 9, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Expo Hall Stage 1777 Walker St


#ProTip: Speak Up: Voice Coaching Workshop
Bring your scripts and be ready to share your story. This workshop will explore the fundamentals of voice storytelling and how to express the essence of a story’s thesis. Expect tips and daily exercises to cultivate a unique voice and bring out the best storytelling.

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Niala Boodhoo

Startup Host/EP, The 21st, Illinois Public Media
Niala Boodhoo, is the Startup Host/Executive Producer for the radio show “The 21st” a statewide news and talk show produced by Illinois Public Media, broadcast on five NPR member stations throughout Illinois. She’s been a journalist since 2000 for The Miami Herald, Reuters in... Read More →

Thursday August 9, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Expo Hall Stage 1777 Walker St
Friday, August 10


#ProTip: Freelance Connections
This session will pair editors who hire freelancers to those interested in freelancing.

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Jin Ding

Manager, Communications and Inclusion, Pulitzer Center
Jin Ding is the Communications and Inclusion Manager of the Pulitzer Center. She joined the Pulitzer Center team in 2014 with focuses on marketing, diversity outreach, and impact research. Jin co-directs Asian American Journalists Association's Women & Non-Binary Voices affiliate... Read More →
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Jody Schmal

Travel & Food Editor, Houston Chronicle
Jody Schmal has worked for the Houston Chronicle since 2012. She edits restaurant and cooking stories; travel stories for the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News; and the Chronicle's Luxe Life magazine, which won Best Niche Product in the Society for Features Journalism’s... Read More →
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Swati Sharma

Deputy Editor, The Atlantic
Swati is the Deputy Editor for Atlantic.com. She was previously The Washington Post’s Deputy General Assignment Editor, focusing on audience engagement and breaking news, and before that, the Foreign Digital Editor, coordinating cross-departmental efforts to maximize the speed... Read More →

Friday August 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Expo Hall Stage 1777 Walker St


#ProTip: Paying it Forward: Skills to Get Started in the Industry
You have the hard skills, but what about the soft skills and office savviness needed in a newsroom? This session is geared towards early to mid-career journalists looking for advice on how to navigate the workplace. From how to ask for a raise to finding mentors in your newsroom, the panel of veteran journalists will talk about what they’ve done to get to where they are now.

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Kim Godwin

Vice President, CBS News
Kimberly Godwin is vice president of News, CBS News, where she is responsible for the editorial direction and launch and coordination of all CBS News newsgathering resources domestically and around the globe._x000D_ _x000D_ Godwin had been serving as senior broadcast producer of the... Read More →

Friday August 10, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Expo Hall Stage 1777 Walker St


#ProTip: SAG-AFTRA: Advocating for Professionals Working in a Changing Industry
Get advice from seasoned professionals on the business of broadcast, tips for seeking out mentors in the field and learn to navigate a newsroom in both radio and TV.

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Amy Hall

National Director, News & Broadcast Department, SAG-AFTRA
Amy Hall is a National Director for News & Broadcast based out of Los Angeles. Prior to working in the Los Angeles office, Amy worked out of the SAG-AFTRA San Francisco local. While in San Francisco, she worked with the KNBR radio team on a very successful first contract campaign... Read More →
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Justin Lum

General Assignment Reporter, KSEE KGPE TV
Justin Lum is a graduate from San Francisco State University with a degree in Broadcast and Electronic Communications.  He is currently a general assignment reporter at the KSEE KGPE TV duopoly in Fresno, California. In the fall of 2017, Justin was assigned to support Nexstar’s... Read More →

Friday August 10, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Expo Hall Stage 1777 Walker St