Media Access Workshop

HOW TO GET YOUR NEWS IN THE NEWS:
A MEDIA ACCESS WORKSHOP FOR
SMALL NON-PROFIT ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER ORGANIZATIONS

WHAT: Do you want to get the word out about the work your organization does and the stories you have to share? You’re invited to media training for small, non-profit organizations serving Asian American and Pacific Islander or other minority communities

PROVIDED BY: The Asian American Journalists Association

WHEN: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 30, 2009, just before AsiaFest

WHERE: Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Room A103-104, outside the AsiaFest exhibit hall

COST: Free, but space is limited so workshop registration requested by May 27, 2009

RSVP: portland.aaja@gmail.com

SPONSORED BY: The Asian American Journalists Association

QUESTIONS: Contact Tracey Lam, Asian American Journalists Association Portland Chapter Member; Executive Producer of Special Projects, KATU-TV, 503-231-4266

Experienced journalists and seasoned media professionals will train representatives of small, non-profit Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations without a professional media staff. The workshop of interactive exercises will cover writing an effective press release and giving television interviews along with tips on pitching stories and dealing with concerns as they arise about news coverage.

Participants will leave the session with practical knowledge and hands-on experience in dealing with print, radio, television, online and ethnic media. In addition, they will get tip sheets and AAJA’s “Media Access Handbook, How to Get Your News in the News.”

The workshop is part of the Asian American Journalists Association’s goal to foster connections with Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. For more information about AAJA, go to http://www.aaja.org.

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