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Conference schedule, 1st-lede writethru  John McIntyre
 Feb 02, 2005 06:00 PST 

This revised schedule includes new workshops and time changes of
sessions that had to be adjusted to fit the presenters’ schedules. It is
almost inevitable that further changes will be made before the
conference, but this should be a fairly reliable guide. The conference
program will contain descriptions of the workshops.

John McIntyre


SCHEDULE FOR THE ACES NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN LOS ANGELES

THURSDAY, 21 APRIL 2005

8:00-9:30 a.m.

REGISTRATION

9:30-11:00 a.m.

OPENING PLENARY SESSION

11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Skeptical Editing
Kathy Schenck, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Rules That Aren’t Rules
Bill Walsh, Washington Post

Getting a Start in Copy Editing
Mary Ellen Slater, Washington Post

Afraid of Math? Take a Number
Rich Holden, Dow Jones Newspaper Fund

The Day After Tomorrow: Dealing with Disaster
Douglas Backstrom, Miami Herald
Mark McGonigle, Los Angeles Times

Deeper into the Web
Janice Castro, Northwestern University

A Field Guide to the American Newsroom
Anne Ferguson-Rohrer, Washington Post
Neil Holdway, Daily Herald
Holly Kerfoot, Winston-Salem Journal


12:45-2:15 p.m.

LUNCH


2:15-3:45 p.m.

PLENARY SESSION: EDITING THE FUTURE

4:00-5:30 p.m.

Running the Show
William C. Macfadyen, South Coast Beacon

How to Elevate Your Sports Report -- and Ride That Wave Into Management
Craig Lancaster, San Jose Mercury News
Karen Park, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

First Reader, Second Reader: An Approach to Organizing the Copy Desk
Alex Cruden, Detroit Free Press

Editing the Editorial Page
Gina Acosta, Washington Post
Autumn Brewington, Washington Post

Jargon and How to Avoid It
Bill Chronister, Columbus Dispatch
Mike Marino, Florida Times-Union

Online Journalism
Robert Niles
University of Southern California

Across the Aisle: Copy Desk-City Desk Relations
Dick Hughes, Statesman-Journal


OPENING RECEPTION


FRIDAY, 22 APRIL 2005

9:30-11:00 a.m.

The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Internship Program
Brian Brooks, University of Missouri
Marie Hardin, Penn State University
Rick Kenney, University of Central Florida

Making the Copy Desk a Force
John McIntyre, Baltimore Sun

Taste Test
Jim Sweeney, Government Computer News

What the Professors Have Learned
Frank Fee, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Discretionary Editing: What to Change, What to Leave Alone
Sara Hendricks, Victoria Advocate

NBA (No Bitching Allowed) Live: Ideas for Success on the Copy Desk
John Boogert, Rocky Mountain News
Paula Devlin, Times-Picayune

* DESIGN SEQUENCE
What Designers Are Thinking (And What They SHOULD Be Thinking)
Michael Whitley, Los Angles Times



11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Math and Copy Editing
Henry Fuhrman, Los Angeles Times
Paul Davis, Foundation for American Communications

You Don’t Say: Common Errors
Hank Glamann, Glamann Consulting

Management: Is It Right for You?
Walter Middlebrook, Newsda

If I Knew Only
Merrill Perlman, New York Times

What We Have Is a Failure to Communicate
Holly Franko, The Oregonian
Ron Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

How to Organize and Run an ACES Chapter
Bill Chronister, Columbus Dispatch

* DESIGN SEQUENCE
Surviving a Redesign
Monty Cook, Baltimore Sun


12:45-2:15 p.m.

LUNCH


2:15-3:45 p.m.

Synergy: How to Deal with Growing Business Pressures in News
(Double session: first half)
Bill Kovach, Committee of Concerned Journalists

New Styles of Leadership
Bob Giles, Nieman Foundation
Teresa Schmedding, Daily Herald

What the Readership Institute Has Found
Martin Kaiser, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Five Grammar Points You Meet in Hell
Jane Harrigan, University of New Hampshire

Editing Business Copy
Christine Glancey, Wall Street Journal

Ask What You Can Do to Help ACES
Members of the Executive Committee

* DESIGN SEQUENCE
Graphics and Design
Sara Quinn, Poynter Institute

4:00-5:30 p.m.

Synergy: How to Deal with Growing Business Pressures in News
(Double session: second half)
Bill Kovach, Committee of Concerned Journalists

Copy Chiefs’ Forum
Courtney Semple, Contra Costa Times

Picture This: Writing and Editing Photo Captions
Lynn Orr, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Karen Park, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Extreme Headline Makeover
Tm Lynch, Los Angeles Times
Brian Throckmorton, Lexington Herald-Leader

Small Papers: Doing More With Less
Gerri Berendzen, Quincy Herald-Whig
Mary Elizabeth McLendon, Denton Record-Chronicle

We Regret the Error
Richard L. Moss, Democrat and Chronicle


BANQUET


SATURDAY, 23 APRIL 2005

9:30-11:00 a.m.

Evaluating Copy Editors: A Method
Mike Marino, Florida Times-Union

Blogging for Editors
Doug Fisher, University of South Carolina
Nicole Stockdale, Dallas Morning News

That Crepuscular Light: Ornamental Language and Metaphor
John McIntyre, Baltimore Sun

Fact Checking for (Or Is It of?) Dummies
Doug Ward, University of Kansas

Headline Iron Chef
Zoe Friloux, Rocky Mountain News

Rim Editors’ Forum
Tim Yagle, Marin Independent Journal
Melissa Murdza, Stars and Stripes



11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Inside Non-Readers’ Heads
Alex Cruden, Detroit Free Press

The Front Page
Jennifer Johnson, Arizona Republic

Ten-shun!: Military Subjects
Paul Davis, Foundation for American Communications

Cultivating High School Journalism
Warren Watson, Ball State University

“Jimmy’s World”: How a Copy Editor Could Have Averted Disaster
William G. Connolly, New York Times (retired)

Running a Copy Desk
Jack Mulkey, Daily Breeze
Barbara Tashes, Press-Enterprise

Ethics and News
Caesar Andrews, Gannett News Service


12:45-2:15 p.m.

LUNCH


2:15-3:45 p.m.

Listen Up
Phillip Blanchard, Washington Post
J.A. Montalbano, Albuquerque Journal

What to Look for in Sports Copy
Karen Park, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Editing and the Internet
Peter Zicari, Plain Dealer

Survival Strategies for Copy Desks
Leslie Guevarra, San Francisco Chronicle
David Sullivan, Philadelphia Inquirer

Editing for Impact
Michael Roberts, Arizona Republic

Guardians or Groundskeepers?: Copy Editors and the Evolution of Language
Peter Fisk, Tampa Tribune

Establishing an ACES Diversity Caucus
Members of the Executive Committee


4:00-5:30 p.m.

Stepping Back to Get Ahead
Arlene Schneider, New York Times

The Scalpel and the Cavalry Sabre: Methods of Cutting Texts
Chris Wienandt, Dallas Morning News

It’s Only Rock ’n’ Roll: Editing Pop Music Copy
Tom Mangan San Jose Mercury News

The Leader Within: Developing Your Coaching Skills
Mary Glick, American Press Institute

Hank on Heads
Hank Glamann, Glamann Consulting

Sensitive Language
Melissa McCoy, Los Angles Times


5:30 p.m.

CLOSING PLENARY SESSION

SATURDAY NIGHT SOCIAL
	
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