Canadian Association of Journalists 2012 Conference..Save the Date

 Save the date! The 2012 CAJ conference is coming to Toronto

OTTAWA, Dec. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists'
annual conference is coming to Toronto in 2012.

The conference is scheduled to run from Friday April 27 to Sunday
afternoon April 29, 2012 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

For the first time, the CAJ's three-day line up will kick off during
Newspapers Canada's annual Ink&Beyond conference, which starts April 26
at the same hotel. This partnership will allow those attending either
conference to attend a full day of sessions on the Friday April 27, a
day that's capped off by the annual galas for the National Newspaper
Awards and the Ontario Community Newspaper Association.

The CAJ events committee is currently finalizing the full conference
schedule, but some of the panels and speakers that are already confirmed

   * Local TV news is back! Featuring Ward Smith of Global TV, Sophia
     Hadzipetros of the CBC, Tina Cortese of City TV and Steve Kassar of
     CTV Toronto

   * A kickoff panel on the state of our industry featuring CBC News'
     Jennifer McGuire
and other industry leaders
   * Sports journalism before the summer Olympics: moderated by Malcolm
     Kelly, CBC
and co-ordinator of Canada's only post-grad
     sports journalism program
   * The latest in training on using Buzz Data, Google, and Adobe CS.
   * Daylong data journalism / computer-assisted reporting courses led by
     David McKie, Investigations team, CBC Radio News and the Ottawa
     Citizen's Glen McGregor.

   * The CAJ Awards gala Saturday night, April 28.
   * Sessions on trauma, professionalization, privacy, ethics and more.

The conference fee for CAJ members in good standing has already been set
at an early bird rate of $229. Other rates for students, single day
attendance, and keynote luncheons, are also available. Delegates
attending the Newspapers Canada conference and those attending the
National Newspapers Awards will qualify for reduced rates to the CAJ
conference. A room rate is available at the Royal York starting on April
26 and is set at $185 a night.

The CAJ will continue releasing more information on the 2012 CAJ
conference as it's confirmed and scheduled. For the latest information,
visit the Events / 2012 conference page

The CAJ is Canada's largest national professional organization for
journalists from all media, representing almost 600 members across the
country. The CAJ's primary roles are to provide high-quality
professional development for its members and public-interest advocacy.

*For further information: *

Hugo Rodrigues, CAJ president - 519-756-2020 ext. 2226, 519-535-8680

Ellin Bessner, 2012 conference committee -

416 289 5000 ext 8826