UNITY 2012 Convention

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Pre-Unity Mixer in Phoenix - Join us and spread the word!
Thursday, July 12, 5:30-7 p.m.  
The District Bar @ The Sheraton

320 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004


 Meet and mingle with journos, editors and media professionals at the Pre-Unity Media Mixer, sponsored by AAJA, ALMA, NABJ, NAHJ, NAJA, and NLGJA. 
 RSVP on Facebook to reserve your spot.

Pre-Unity Mixer in Phoenix - Join us and spread the word!

Thursday, July 12, 5:30-7 p.m.  

320 N. 3rd StreetPhoenix, Arizona 85004

 Meet and mingle with journos, editors and media professionals at the Pre-Unity Media Mixer, sponsored by AAJA, ALMA, NABJ, NAHJ, NAJA, and NLGJA. 

 RSVP on Facebook to reserve your spot.


Apply by 7/18 for Gannett ASNE Leadership Workshop at UNITY 2012

Gannett  ASNE Leadership Workshop at UNITY Convention 2012

This one-day workshop will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Thank you to our sponsor Gannett for making this workshop possible. 

Description:

Our goal is to train and cultivate newsroom leaders with diverse backgrounds needed for news organizations to lead change and build sustainable and successful businesses. In this all-day workshop, we will work with participants on developing leadership skills. We will focus on building the skills new industry leaders need to acquire in times of accelerated societal change, audience fragmentation and technology innovation.

Cost:

Each participant will receive one hotel night paid at the Mandalay Bay hotel, as well as breakfast and lunch on Aug. 1.

Application:

Please apply at http://bit.ly/unityleadershipworkshop

Deadline:

The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. Pacific on Wednesday, July 18.

You will be informed whether you have been accepted  for this workshop by Saturday, July 21st.

Application criteria:

Applicants must have received permission from their supervisors to attend this one-day workshop.

Applicants must have at least five years of managerial experience in a newsroom to apply.

Applicants must be registered for the UNITY Convention

For more information, please email Sharon Chan at schan@seattletimes.com.

Program:

WEDNESDAY AUG. 1

7:30 -7:45 a.m. WE BEGIN.

David Boardman, ASNE Vice President; Alfredo Carbajal, ASNE Diversity Committee co-chair; Diversity and Kate Marymont, Gannett Corp.

7:45 – 9 a.m. ALL ABOUT US, ALL ABOUT LEADERSHIP. 

Jill Geisler facilitates this combination icebreaker/feedback download session.

Participants, in teams of two, will interview each other for 6 minutes (3 minutes per person) about who they are and what they learned from their feedback conversations in their organization. Each person will then do a quick report-out on what they learned about his/her partner.

9:00 a.m.–10:20 a.m. TEN KEY SKILLS FOR TODAY’S NEWS LEADERS

Once upon a time, news leaders simply managed the daily report.  They lived in a gated community called a newsroom, barely aware of the needs and interests of other parts of the organization and sometimes equally aloof from news consumers. They could – and did – rule by their gut reactions and personal preferences while expecting employees to conform to their styles, habits and moods. That’s history. Today’s top news managers must do things differently. While they’re still expected to be superb journalists, they also master at least ten key leadership skills. The Poynter Institute’s Jill Geisler, author of Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know, shares her list of ten skills news leaders need, what those skills look like in the real world of work, and how they shape success.

10:20 - 10:30 a.m. Break.

10:30 - 11:45 a.m. How to become a successful strategist: The art of goal-setting

Key tools and concepts that successful leaders use to complete projects and bring positive change to their organizations.

Presenter: Ellen McDonnell Stevens, NPR Executive Editor. “Punch” Sulzberger Leadership Program @ Columbia University.

11:45 – 12:15. Check email/ Grab lunch/ Get ready

12:15- 1:30 p.m. Finding Your VoicE

The tension between personal vs. corporate vs. adopted style. What voice to use? How to leverage your personality and leadership style to effectively lead a newsroom.

A conversation lead by Mark Russell, Orlando Sentinel.

1:30 – 1:40. Break.

1:40 – 2:45 p.m. WHAT EDITORS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TECHNOLOGY

Leadership skills needed in an accelerated digital-24 hours-immediacy-social media-driven-multiplatform news environment.

Presenter: Víctor Hernández, Technology futurist @ CNN.

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Planning your next steps

We came, we listened, participated and now what? Acting on your active steps.

A conversation lead by Mei-Mei Chan, The (Fort Myers, Fla.) News-Press

3:45 – 4 p.m. Wrap up.

A final word.


SATURDAY AUG. 4

8:00 - 10 a.m. ASNE BREAKFAST

Susan Goldberg, ASNE president

WHY DIVERSITY MATTERS:  How do you lead on diversity in challenging times? Let’s talk about what your newsroom most needs from you to move forward in bringing more diversity to your staff and content. Keith Woods, VP of diversity at NPR will lead the conversation.

(Leadership program fellows will attend)

10 - 11 a.m. Coaching sessions

ASNE editors and fellows

Are you waiting for an invitation to UNITY12?

Then, watch these messages from our association presidents…

Here’s why UNITY President Joanna Hernandez is going:



AAJA President Doris Truong shares her reasons:



NAHJ President Michele Salcedo is excited about the opportunity to hear from newsmakers:



NAJA President Rhonda Levaldo wants to be at the convention for the diverse perspectives:



And NLGJA President David Steinberg is ready for his very first experience of UNITY:



We’re ready to welcome you to Las Vegas. Sign up now for the convention. It happens only once every four years. Be a part of history.

Go In-Depth With UNITY12 Day-Long Workshops

Get to Las Vegas early so you can take advantage of these great sessions on Wednesday, Aug. 1.

Sign up for the UNITY12 convention today for the best rate, then join us for some cutting-edge journalism training. (Pre-registration — accepted beginning July 1 — is required for these Aug. 1 sessions.)

The Business of Me. Sponsored by Reynolds Center for Business Journalists.

Striking out on your own? Learn from journalists who pioneered the art of media entrepreneurship. From devising a business plan, pitching clients, setting up a home office, managing your own taxes everything in between — this session has you covered.

Occupy Unity: Covering the Economy Better. Sponsored by Reynolds Center for Business Journalists.

We’ve all seen stories about the latest jobs reports and images of protesters on Wall Street clamoring for economic change. But business journalists will tell you that today’s up-and-down economy is yielding stories far richer in depth, humanity and impact. Our panel of reporters share insights on how they are sifting through the post-recession data and trends to yield reporting gold.

Visuals > Words. Sponsored by The New York Times.

Great journalism goes beyond words. Images, graphics, databases, sounds, video, animation - they could enhance, oftentimes surpass and occasionally even replace, a text narrative. We’ll show you how to use graphics to tell the who, what, when, where and why.

Audio Storytelling Workshop. Sponsored by NPR.

What makes a good audio story? Whether your goal is to do a full-blown radio story, use audio clips in your blog, accompany photos on the web, or create a podcast, this one-day overview workshop will show you how to understand audio’s storytelling strengths, select the best audio, write for the ear, and write to sound. You’ll also get an opportunity to use audio recording equipment and to do digital audio editing. The session is limited to 6 people.

Here’s a message from the UNITY Journalists leadership for you: Get to Vegas. We’ll be waiting for you Aug. 1-4.

Diversity. Networking. Friendships.

Embrace. Engage. Connect.

Sign up today before rates go up at midnight Pacific.

The countdown’s on.

You have only until midnight Pacific tonight (12:01 a.m. Saturday is too late!) to pre-register for UNITY12 and save. After the deadline, only on-site rates will be available.

Save yourself $200 and sign up now. Get ready to network and learn from more than 100 journalism innovators.

If you want the biggest savings, make sure you are a current member of AAJA, NAHJ, NAJA or NLGJA. Please allow time for membership processing, so take care of that during business hours today.

The countdown’s on.

You have only until midnight Pacific tonight (12:01 a.m. Saturday is too late!) to pre-register for UNITY12 and save. After the deadline, only on-site rates will be available.

Save yourself $200 and sign up now. Get ready to network and learn from more than 100 journalism innovators.

If you want the biggest savings, make sure you are a current member of AAJA, NAHJ, NAJA or NLGJA. Please allow time for membership processing, so take care of that during business hours today.

Come to Vegas for UNITY12. There’s so much to do (and you might even spot Elvis!).

Register by tomorrow for the best rate.

UNITY12 pre-registration countdown: You have until tomorrow to get the best rate.

Save $200 by signing up before Friday.

More than 60 forward-looking sessions are planned, and journalism leaders from around the world will be ready to network with you. Join us: Aug. 1-4 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

UNITY12 pre-registration countdown: You have until tomorrow to get the best rate.

Save $200 by signing up before Friday.

More than 60 forward-looking sessions are planned, and journalism leaders from around the world will be ready to network with you. Join us: Aug. 1-4 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Why come to UNITY12? NAHJ President Michele Salcedo will be there for the skills-building and the newsmakers.

Join us Aug. 1-4 in Las Vegas. Get the best rate before Friday.

UNITY12 pre-registration countdown: Only 3 days left to get the best rate.

Save $200 by signing up before Friday.

More than 60 forward-looking sessions are planned, and journalism leaders from around the world will be ready to network with you. Join us: Aug. 1-4 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

UNITY12 pre-registration countdown: Only 3 days left to get the best rate.

Save $200 by signing up before Friday.

More than 60 forward-looking sessions are planned, and journalism leaders from around the world will be ready to network with you. Join us: Aug. 1-4 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.