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CAJ14: First conference details announced

We are delighted to share a few exciting details of the CAJ 2014 conference, which takes place May 9-10, 2014 in Vancouver.

The conference will include include a keynote address from Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, followed by a panel discussion on media coverage of First Nations issues. The panel will include a representative from APTN, Stewart Phillip (president of the Union of Indian B.C. Chiefs), and CAJ board member David Wiwchar.

Saturday will include a plenary led by Cliff Lonsdale, head of the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma, where its new mental-health guide will be introduced to journalists for the first time. A workshop will follow that has been created in partnership with journalism students and faculty at the University of B.C.

Through a partnership with the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, two business workshops will be provided during the weekend, while as always, we will have a day-long workshop on data journalism and our awards presentation Saturday night.Other workshops and panels are being developed with more updates to come, which we will announce on our website, Twitter and Facebook accounts, so stay tuned!


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