10 October 2010

Journalism & Women Fall Camp 2010 Program

Post date: 10 October 2010
Dates: 22-24 October 2010


Tapatio Springs Resort in Boerne, Texas.

Click here for Camp registration form.

Time to roll up your selves and saddle up your ride. Join your JAWS colleagues Oct. 22-24 at the Tapatio Springs Resort in Boerne, Texas. JAWS Fall Symposium 2010 promises to be a wealth of practical learning and how-to tips to keep you ahead in the fluctuating world of journalism.

The program this year is shaping up and chairs Janet Vitt and Sharon Walsh see a real hands-on theme emerging this year. Some of the highlights for “Practical JAWS” include:

• Special guest and keynote speaker — Maria Hinojosa. Maria is the senior correspondent for NOW on PBS, the anchor and managing editor of NPR’s Latino USA, and the anchor of her own talk show One on One with Maria Hinojosa. She has won top honors in American journalism including 2 Emmy’s, the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Reporting on the Disadvantaged, and the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Over- seas Press Club for best documentary

• The Shanahan Speaker will be Heidi Beirich, research director for the Southern Poverty Law Center. She is an expert on domestic terrorism, white nationalism, nativism and the racist neo-Confederate movement. She will be talking about how journalists can more effectively cover the events and issues associated with these groups, whether they are on the rise again, and if so, why. Have we been so preoccupied with al-Qaida that we’ve missed the resurgence of domestic groups?

• “Alchemy, Phase II” for women who are re-inventing themselves. Janice Rombeck and Pam Moreland are supervising a panel geared to entrepreneurial journalism and will look at how to find funding and evaluate success stories and further challenges.

• Fara Warner and Tracy Everbach are organizing a panel aimed at journalism educators and those who would like to teach.

• Building a portfolio career: Arenesa Howell, Charreah Jackson and Courtney Martin are pooling their energies to bring you a session on how to freelance and make it financially and logistically It will focus on freelancers who are wearing many hats (writing, consulting, teaching) but all on a contract-basis.

• Jane Marshall and other foodies are cooking up a session on food — the news that’s on everyone’s plate. Panelists will share insights about how to make sure the food aspect is included in coverage of major news events — or how to pitch those stories. For those that can come to Camp early, they’re also working on a possible pre-Camp tour of must-do eateries in the Texas Hill country,

• Covering the Border. Gayle Reaves and Teresa Puente have invited experts and panelists to discuss this timely topic that’s not only hot in Texas, but all over the country.

• Techno Ideas to Steal. This session will be jam-packed with practical information on an array of technological tips from women who have discovered an idea they just must share — like making social networks work for you and not the other way around. Sandra Fish and Peggy Collins are organizing the session in which real women will share real information on what works in their lives. That might be managing Twitter, using Facebook or MySpace more effectively, getting more out of a Google search or how to make heads or tales out of the Cloud. Members will be encouraged to share and to ask questions, serving as resources to each other.

Here are the important details on travel and accommodations:

* When: October 22 – 24
* Where: Tapatio Springs Resort
* 314 Blue Heron Blvd.
* Boerne, Texas 78006
* Special conference rate for JAWS: $94 for standard room
* Reservation numbers: 800-999-3299 or 830-537-4611

Click here to register for Camp 2010.

Tapatio is located in the beautiful Texas Hill County near San Antonio. Tapatio is about 40 minutes from the San Antonio airport or about 50 miles from Austin. There are shuttles and cabs available from the San Antonio airport to the resort.

* Tapatio Springs website : http://www.tapatio.com/
* San Antonio area information: http://www.visitsanantonio.com/index.aspx

Registration is $250 before Aug. 31, $265 from Sept. 1 through Sept. 30, and $290 from Oct. 1 on.

More information here.
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