ARCHIPELAGO

HOSTED BY NEXUS (CAMOSUN COLLEGE) AND THE MARTLET (UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA)

CANADIAN UNIVERSITY PRESS NATIONAL CONFERENCE 74
74ÉME CONFÉRENCE NATIONALE DE LA PRESSE UNIVERSITAIRE CANADIENNE
PRÉSENTÉE PAR LE NEXUS (CAMOSUN COLLEGE) ET LE MARTLET (UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA)

JANUARY 11-15, 2012 - HARBOUR TOWER & SUITES VICTORIA B.C.
DU 11 AU 15 JANVIER 2012 - HARBOUR TOWER AND SUITES, VICTORIA, C.-B.

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Message from conference coordinators / Un mot de bienvenue des coordinateurs de la conférence Message from the CUP president / Un mot de bienvenue du Président de la PUC Message from the CUP national bureau chief / Un mot de bienvenue de la Chef de pupitre national Wednesday evening / Mercredi soir Thursday morning / Jeudi matin Thursday afternoon / Jeudi après-midi Thursday evening / Jeudi soir Friday morning / Vendredi matin Friday afternoon / Vendredi après-midi Friday evening / Vendredi soir Saturday morning / Samedi matin Saturday afternoon / Samedi après-midi Saturday evening / Samedi soir Saturday night / Samedi, deuxième partie de soirée Sunday morning / Dimanche matin Critiques / Critiques Harbour Towers Hotel and Suites directions / Comment se rendre aux salles de conférence Delegate fun facts / Le saviez-vous?

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WelcOme message fRom tHe Conference coordinATors
After many months of non-stop planning and work, we are so happy to present NASH 74—Archipelago to you, our delegates. We hope that you will learn as much from this conference as we have putting it together. NASH is a once-a-year opportunity to network with your fellow student journalists and develop your skills via some of the best in Canadian media. Our registration is huge this year and we have assembled an amazing team of presenters, so we encourage you to give NASH your very best (and if that means skipping some sleep, so be it). With almost 80 different presentations (including speeches, workshops and roundtables), critiques, nighttime parties, meals and a swanky awards ceremony all wrapped into one, it’s a lot to cram into five days. No worries though, we are confident that all of you CUP delegates are up to the challenge. After all, this is Canadian University Press; what better time in our lives to prove to ourselves and each other that we have the perseverance and dedication to constantly learn and be inspired. For those who haven’t been to Victoria before, welcome. It really is one of the most beautiful places in Canada. One of the most unique things about Victoria (and most of B.C.) is that it sits on unceded Aboriginal Peoples’ land. We acknowledge this reality by recognizing that our conference is being held on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish. Respect the land and respect each other. Let’s make this the best NASH ever. Jason Schreurs and Kristi Sipes Conference coordinators, Canadian University Press

messAge de bIenvenue dEs CoordiNateurs de lA CoNféRenCe
Après plusieurs mois de planification et de travail intensifs, nous sommes très heureux de vous présenter, délégués et déléguées, NASH 74—Archipelago. Nous espérons que vous en apprendrez autant en participant à cette conférence que nous en avons appris en la préparant. NASH est une occasion unique dans l’année, qui vous permet de réseauter avec les autres journalistes étudiants du pays et d’améliorer vos compétences auprès des meilleurs éléments des médias canadiens. Cette année, le volume d’inscriptions est énorme et nous avons rassemblé une incroyable équipe de conférenciers. Nous vous encourageons donc à donner le meilleur de vous-même durant la NASH (et si cela vous coûte des heures de sommeil, tant pis). Avec près de 80 présentations (en comptant les discours, les ateliers et les tables rondes), des critiques journalistiques, des partys en soirée, des repas et une épatante cérémonie de remise de prix, cinq jours ne seront pas de trop pour tout caser. Ne vous inquiétez pas, nous sommes sûrs que vous, délégués et déléguées de la CUP, êtes à la hauteur. Après tout, nous sommes la Presse universitaire canadienne; voici le moment de prouver à nous-mêmes et aux autres que nous sommes assez persévérants et dévoués pour continuer à apprendre et rester inspirés. Si vous n’aviez pas encore visité Victoria, bienvenue. C’est vraiment un des plus beaux endroits du Canada. Un des aspects uniques de Victoria (et de la majeure partie de la Colombie-Britannique), c’est qu’elle se trouve sur un territoire qui appartient encore aux autochtones. Nous tenons compte de ce fait en reconnaissant que notre conférence se tient sur les terres traditionnelles des Salish de la côte. Respectez ces lieux et respectez-vous les uns les autres. Faisons de cette semaine la meilleure NASH de l’histoire. Jason Schreurs et Kristi Sipes Coordinateurs de la conférence, Presse universitaire canadienne

WelcOme message fRom the PrEsident
Media is changing at an exponential rate. As it continues to evolve, our lives and future careers as journalists are evolving simultaneously. We must keep up or be left behind. Obviously, we’ve heard it all before. We know that social media and the web are practically buzzwords now—the platforms of our generation. We understand that there is no longer a definite daily or weekly news schedule; that reporters work (and readers read) when the news occurs, during any of the day’s 24 hours. At student publications, we have the freedom to explore new frontiers (as cliché as it may sound), without much restriction. We should be expanding on innovative ideas and fulfilling journalists’ innate wanderlust, rather than struggling with the most basic of problems: finding a place in our communities and structuring our limited resources. CUP 74 is seeing papers, large and small, in a period of transition and uncertainty. What we hope to accomplish at NASH 74 is to give some of that certainty back. We may be on our own islands, separated geographically, but we can come together as one to overcome these problems, hence the conference theme, Archipelago. Talk to one another, learn from experts, and let’s move forward together. James Michael McDonald President, Canadian University Press

UN mOt de biENveNue du PrésideNt de LA Puc
Les médias changent à un rythme toujours croissant. Ils continuent à évoluer et amènent nos vies et nos carrières à évoluer elles aussi. Nous ne devons pas louper le coche. Évidemment, vous avez déjà entendu ce discours. Nous savons que les medias sociaux et le web (des mots très à la mode) sont les plateformes de notre génération. Nous avons compris que les nouvelles ne se conforment plus à un cadre journalier ou hebdomadaire, que les journalistes travaillent et que les lecteurs lisent au moment où l’évènement se déroule, à n’importe quelle heure du jour ou de la nuit. Au sein de nos journaux universitaires, nous avons la liberté d’explorer de nouveaux territoires sans vraiment rencontrer d’obstacles. Nous devons favoriser l’innovation et satisfaire notre soif d’aventure et de connaissances plutôt que de nous empêtrer dans les problèmes de base : trouver une place dans nos communautés et gérer nos ressources limitées. En cette 74ème année de la PUC, petits et grands journaux traversent une période de transition et d’incertitude. Nous espérons que la NASH 74 effacera une partie de cette incertitude. Nous sommes tous sur nos îlots, séparés géographiquement, mais nous pouvons nous rassembler, ne faire qu’un pour résoudre ces difficultés, d’où le thème de notre conférence, Archipelago. Discutez entre vous, apprenez auprès des experts, et nous irons de l’avant tous ensemble. James Michael McDonald Président, Presse universitaire canadienne

WelcOme message fRom the nAtiOnAl BuReAu chief
Get ready. Get ready to kick off the new year with more than 300 fellow passionate writers, editors, photographers and designers. Get ready to catch tips and tricks of the trade from some of this country’s top industry leaders. And get ready to squeeze it all into an all-too-short five days. Fellow note-scribblers and tweeters, keep your pens and phones out: you don’t want to miss any of the noteworthy advice or brilliant ideas that are headed your way over the next five days here in beautiful Victoria, BC. No matter if this NASH is your first or fourth, you are guaranteed to leave with new skills, new tools and — perhaps most importantly — new inspiration and motivation to keep doing what you do best. On the eve of CUP’s 75th anniversary, the student press in this country is stronger than ever and NASH is a testament to the importance of young journalists in the Canadian media scene. Among our print pages and webpages, incredible work is being published, day after day, week after week. We’re continually pushing the envelope with our unique perspectives and innovative coverage and learning so much about the industry in the process. Here’s your chance to soak up even more. Get excited. And have an incredible NASH 74. Emma Godmere National Bureau Chief, Canadian University Press

UN mOt de biENveNue de LA chEf de PuPiTre nAtiOnAl
Soyez prêts. Soyez prêts à entamer la nouvelle année en compagnie de plus de 300 des plus passionnés de vos collègues, qu’ils soient journalistes, rédacteurs, photographes ou infographes. Soyez prêts à apprendre les ficelles du métier auprès de certaines des personnes clés du journalisme canadien. Et soyez prêts à concentrer tout ça en à peine cinq jours. Collègues scribouillards et twitterophiles, parez vos crayons et vos téléphones : ne manquez aucun des conseils pertinents et des idées brillantes qui vous attendent au cours des cinq prochains jours, ici, dans la magnifique ville de Victoria, C.-B. Peu importe que ce soit votre premier ou votre quatrième passage à la NASH, vous repartirez assurément avec de nouvelles compétences, de nouveaux outils et, surtout, une inspiration et une motivation renouvelées, pour continuer à donner le meilleur de vous-même. À l’approche des 75 ans de la PUC, la presse universitaire de ce pays est plus forte que jamais, et la NASH montre l’importance des jeunes journalistes dans le domaine des médias canadiens. Nos pages imprimées et web font montre d’un travail de grande qualité, jour après jour, semaine après semaine. Nous repoussons constamment les limites grâce à nos perspectives uniques et notre couverture novatrice, tout en en apprenant énormément sur cette industrie. Voici votre chance d’en apprendre encore plus. Réjouissez-vous. Je vous souhaite une NASH74 des plus mémorables. Emma Godmere Chef de pupitre national, Presse universitaire canadienne

WedNesdAy / meRcredI
5-6:30 pm

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West Harbour Ballroom / Salle de bal West Harbour CUP delegates opening ceremonies / Cérémonie d’ouverture pour les délégués de la PUC

6:30-7:30 pm
Saanich, Victoria and Esquimalt Rooms, second floor / Salles Saanich, Victoria et Esquimalt, deuxième étage CUP delegates paper caucuses / Réunions des journaux de la PUC

7:30-8:30 pm
West Harbour Ballroom / Salle de bal West Harbour CUP delegates dinner / Souper des délégués de la PUC

8:30-9:30 pm
West Harbour Ballroom / Salle de bal West Harbour Keynote speech: The ongoing history of new music journalism – Alan Cross There’s no question that the internet has been incredibly empowering and a force for good in the world. In many ways, citizen journalists have expanded the conversation on everything from cats playing pianos to the evil meted out by authoritarian regimes. But does this mean the end of professional journalism? Absolutely not. There will always be a need for organizations that can fund investigative stories and to lend legitimacy when looking for access to sources and interview subjects. But even big-name media organizations take advantage of young writers by not paying them, distributing their work without permission, and demanding quantity over quality. This is especially true in the area of music journalism. As someone who has interview thousands of artists, written millions of words on music and has thousands of on-air hours as a broadcaster, Alan will look at the state of music journalism and where it’s headed. Oh, and he’ll tell some cool stories, too. Alan Cross is an internationally known broadcaster, writer, blogger and speaker. In his 30 years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. Since 1993, he’s been the host of the radio documentary series The Ongoing History of New Music, which is heard across Canada and the U.S. He’s also written four reference books on alt-rock, recorded four audio books (all top-sellers on iTunes), written liner notes for dozens of CDs and contributed to magazines and other publications in Canada and the U.S. He’s also a sought-after college and university lecturer, writes a weekly national music column for Metro, and travels to music festivals all over the world. Alan has been deeply involved exploring the present and future relationships between music, technology and social networking.

ThurSdAy / jeUdi
moRNing / mAtin
8:30-10 am
East Harbour Ballroom mezzanine / Mezzanine de la salle de bal East Harbour CUP delegates breakfast / Dejeuner des délégués de la PUC

9-10 am
Saanich Room, second floor / Salle Saanich, deuxième étage CUP disabilities caucus / Réunion de la PUC sur le sujet du handicap James Bay Room, second floor / Salle James Bay, deuxième étage CUP commissions / Commissions de la PUC

10-11 am
East Harbour Ballroom, Salon B Design porn and inspiration – Jason Chiu Design: What to copy, what to avoid. How to have fun and when to do it. Where you can get away with it and how to push the envelope. Questions regarding the goings-on of media organizations in Toronto, Jason’s role there and design are strongly encouraged. Please, no cameras or recording devices will be permitted during this presentation. Jason Chiu is a Design Editor at the Globe and Mail and a Regional Director with the Society For News Design. He is the winner of two back-to-back National Newspaper Awards. In his spare time he perfects his design techniques with cutting-edge tools like Microsoft Paint and Adobe Photoshop’s “Watercolour” filter. He also knows how to fly small planes.

ThurSdAy / jeUdi
10-11 am

moRNing / mAtin

East Harbour Ballroom, Salon A Fair, accurate advocacy journalism – Robin Perelle Contrary to what might be popular belief, advocacy journalism doesn’t have to be weak journalism. We can inform, and most importantly inspire, our readers without compromising our journalistic integrity, or resorting to blatant editorial-ization in our news coverage. Robin will focus on how to tell stories not otherwise told, how to capture voices not otherwise heard, how to scrutinize and hold accountable the world around us fairly and accurately to give our readers the tools they deserve to form their own opinions and, hopefully, to engage. Robin Perelle is the managing editor of Xtra, Vancouver’s gay and lesbian newspaper. She traces her advocacy back to her Grade 4 refusal to wear the school uniform, and her journalism back to those early days spent editing the junior high yearbook. Those paths and passions merged when she joined the McGill Daily in 1994 and they’ve remained entwined ever since, though her understanding of what makes strong advocacy journalism has shifted over time.

Saanich Room, second floor Google Fusion Tables: A map is worth a thousand words – Lucas Timmons Data is now playing a larger role in reporting and digital storytelling. One of the great free tools to use data in your reporting is Google Fusion Tables. This session will explain what Google Fusion Tables is, what it can do and will take you through the steps to create an interactive database-driven map that you can embed on your website. Please bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel to this session. Lucas Timmons is a data journalist with the Edmonton Journal. He was named as one of three inaugural MJ Bear fellows by the Online News Association as one of the world’s top digital journalists under 30. Before Edmonton, he worked for the Ottawa Citizen and CBC Ottawa. In CUP, he was the editor-in-chief of the Athenaeum at Acadia University and the first ever Cupcast coordinator.

Victoria Room, second floor / Salle Victoria, deuxième étage CUP business managers roundtable – moderated by the Muse business manager Jessie Small (includes a short presentation by Tara Sawatsky of Canopy) / Table ronde de la PUC pour les gestionnaires d’affaires— animée par Jessie Small, du Muse (avec une courte présentation par Tara Sawatsky de Canopy)

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10-11 am
James Bay Room, second floor / Salle James Bay, deuxième étage CUP arts writing and editing roundtable – moderated by CUP arts bureau chief Clinton Hallahan / Table ronde de la PUC pour les journalistes et les chefs de pupitre arts – animée par Clinton Hallahan, chef de pupitre arts de la PUC

11:15 am-12:15 pm
East Harbour Ballroom, Salon B Writing business: dangerous or deathly dull? – David Lennam Ever notice how dull most business copy is? Maybe not, because unless you have your life savings invested in a bank that might topple over, or you’re hinging your future on the notion that the bauxite markets might turn into an ornery bull, you’re probably giving the business pages no more than a quick once-over. Why has business copy, in newspapers and magazines, become so dull and predictable? Or has it? Would you even know? Business writing has a stale flavour—or at least that’s what we’re led to believe. Yet, it’s one of the last remaining bastions of investigative journalism that exists in the mainstream. How can we get readers to take notice? Or writers, for that matter? The answer lies in getting a little dangerous. David Lennam is a Victoria-based writer and broadcaster, regularly appearing on CBC Radio and in the pages of both Douglas, Victoria’s business magazine, and its sister publication YAM. David also produces and hosts Shaw TV’s weekly arts and entertainment show The Seen, and teaches a class in journalism. A previous career in newspapers was fruitful, as was inventive, award-winning work in talk radio and with television’s irreverent Art Attack. A Calgarian who fled the prairies long ago, David has been based on the West Coast, off and on, since the late ’80s.

East Harbour Ballroom, Salon A Making internets for fun and profit: Why you should become a digital journalist – Lucas Timmons Lucas Timmons will show you how to find a great, high paying and fun job at a daily paper just by learning how to “make internets.” This session will be part inspiration and part discussion about how you can get started, where to find jobs and what skills you will need to learn. Lucas Timmons is a data journalist with the Edmonton Journal. He was named as one of three inaugural MJ Bear fellows by the Online News Association as one of the world’s top digital journalists under 30. Before Edmonton, he worked for the Ottawa Citizen and CBC Ottawa. In CUP, he was the editor-in-chief of the Athenaeum at Acadia University and the first ever Cupcast coordinator.

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11:15 am-12:15 pm
Saanich Room, second floor Panel: Waiter, there’s a fly in my soup – Gareth Gaudin, Ken Steacy, Joan Steacy Comic artists are special, funny, and often wonderfully odd people. They make us laugh and they bring levity and an artistic flair to newspapers and magazines. In fact, some editors (and we’re sure most comic artists) would argue that comics are one of the most important parts of any publication. Join three established comic artists in an informal group discussion about how to make your comics the best they can be. (A second, hour-long session takes places immediately following this one, from 12:15–1:15 pm, featuring one-on-one comic critiques, so feel free to bring samples of your work.) Gareth Gaudin is a Victoria-based cartoonist, comic book shop co-owner and life-long comic art aficionado who committed himself to the project of drawing a page a day for the rest of his life of his on-going, serialized surreal autobiography. Eight years so far without missing a day.

Ken Steacy decided at age 11 to become a professional comic book writer/artist, a dream he realized in 1974. Since then, he has worked in the industry as author, artist, art director, editor and publisher, chronicling the exploits of Spider-Man, Harry Potter, and the Star Wars gang, to name but a few. In addition to creating his own intellectual property, he has also collaborated with other writers, including Harlan Ellison, Isaac Asimov and Douglas Coupland. The recipient of an Eisner and an Inkpot award, Ken was inducted into the Joe Shuster Awards Hall of Fame in 2009, a lifetime achievement award honouring Canadian comic book creators for their contributions to the industry.

Joan Thornborrow Steacy grew up in southern Ontario, and is a graduate of Sheridan College, the Ontario College of Art & Design and the University of Victoria. She is a visual artist who has worked in a variety of disciplines, including sculpture, traditional illustration and digital imaging. She is the author/illustrator of So, That’s That!, a biography of her father, and Aurora Borealice, the first in a series of autobio/graphic novels, which had its debut at the Toronto Comic Art Festival in 2011. She has taught visual art in Victoria and Toronto, and is currently working on her second graphic novel.

ThurSdAy / jeudi
moRNing / mAtin
11:15 am-12:15 pm
Victoria Room, second floor / Salle Victoria, deuxième étage Marketing/advertising sales roundtable – moderated by the Peak advertising/business manager Larry van Kampen (includes a short presentation by Tara Sawatsky of Canopy) / Table ronde sur le marketing et les publicités – animée par Larry Van Kampen, gestionnaire des publicités et des affaires du Peak (avec une courte présentation par Tara Sawatsky de Canopy) Salle James Bay, deuxième étage Table ronde des délégués francophones – animée par Catherine Côté-Ostiguy, directrice nationale francophone de la PUC

afTernoOn / APRès-midI
12:15-1:45 pm
Find your own… Lunch break / À vous de trouver où aller pour le... Repas du midi

12:30-1:30 pm
Victoria Room, second floor / Salle Victoria, deuxième étage CUP anti-racism caucus – moderated by CUP anti-racism coordinator Arshy Mann / Réunion de la PUC au sujet du racisme – animée par Arshy Mann, coordinateur anti-racisme de la PUC

2-3 pm
East Harbour Ballroom, Salon B Dissension media – Jeremiah Vandermeer Student media makes an overt attempt to push the boundaries and also act as a dissenting voice in the face of corporate influence on campus and a conservative provincial government obsessed with cutbacks to education. Dissenting voices in the press play a vital role of disbursing free information in a representative democracy. Join Jeremiah as he recounts stories of success in challenging authority and questioning the status quo. Jeremiah Vandermeer started as a photo editor for a Canwest newspaper and quickly realized the alternative media was our only hope. A former managing editor of Vancouver Island University’s the Navigator, he’s written for various independent publications and managed the once-popular alternative news aggregator TheFilter.ca. He’s now the editor of Cannabis Culture Magazine in Vancouver, where he spends his days reporting from the frontlines of the drug war and smoking the world’s greatest marijuana.

ThurSdAy / jeudi
afTernoOn / APRès-midI
2-3 pm
East Harbour Ballroom, Salon A Newspapers: A recipe for success – Suzanne Riatt Newspapers offer exciting and innovative options for advertisers – in print, online, mobile and more. The latest original creative ad examples from Canada and around the world are combined with compelling research to make the case for using newspapers in any format. Suzanne will cover how healthy newspapers are in Canada, proof that newspapers and their websites can generate revenue, innovative ad ideas from other parts of the world, and the strength of online newspapers. She’ll also tackle the future of newspapers and what is on the horizon. This fun and informative session is guaranteed to inspire. Suzanne Raitt represents Newspapers Canada where she holds the position of Vice President of Marketing and Innovation. Suzanne works to provide advertisers, media planners and creative agencies (as well as member papers) with the latest newspaper research and creative advertising examples from around the world. Prior to joining the association, Suzanne held increasingly senior marketing roles at such companies as A.C. Nielsen Marketing Research, Robin Hood Multifoods, Hershey Canada, the Toronto Star, and at creative advertising agencies Anderson Advertising, Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising, and MacLaren McCann. Suzanne holds three degrees from the University of Western Ontario, two undergraduate degrees (Mathematics & Statistics and Honours Business Administration) and a MBA from the Ivey School of Business Salle Saanich, deuxième étage Relations publiques et medias – Nathalie Garcia Entre les journalistes et les employés en relations publiques, une tension saine et naturelle existe. Cependant, la confiance et le respect mutuel sont des atouts pour le public et les entreprises. Le role des employés en relations publiques est d’informer le public des activités et des services de leur employeur. Il est important que les services de relations publiques et les membres des médias apprennent à se connaître. Les bons travailleurs en relations publiques appliquent un principe simple : parler de ce qu’ils savent. Ce qu’ils ne savent pas, ils doivent vous aider à le trouver. Ils ne supposent jamais, ou en tout cas ne devraient jamais le faire, même quand ils sont pressés par les questions. Ils ne débattent pas des choix de de leur entreprise, mais ils les expliquent. Nathalie Garcia commence sa carrière militaire dans la Réserve des Forces canadiennes en 1981 en tant que musicienne. Plus tard, elle suit la formation de commis. Alors qu’elle sert en Allemagne dans le contingent canadien de l’OTAN en 1991, elle s’enrôle dans la Force régulière pour devenir officier de marine. Elle termine avec succès l’instruction au Centre d’instruction des officiers de marine à Victoria et est affectée au NCSM Provider en décembre 1992. En juin 1995, elle est promue au grade de lieutenant de vaisseau et fait partie du premier équipage du NCSM Ottawa lors de son entrée en service en 1996. Son travail d’officier d’information de l’unité du navire, qui comporte des relations avec les médias et avec le public lors des manifestations liées à la mise en service du navire, s’avère une introduction à sa deuxième carrière en tant qu’officier des affaires publiques.

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2-3 pm
James Bay Room, second floor 99% preparation, 1% pushing a button – Ryan Jackson Luck is when preparation meets opportunity, and you make your own luck. Those are words that Ryan Jackson lives by. In this session Ryan will spill the beans on how he has captured and created dozens of award-winning images and videos over the years. You will leave the session inspired to find the stories and people around you that can help you build a stronger portfolio. Ryan Jackson has worked at the Edmonton Sun, Canadian Press, Ottawa Citizen and Star Phoenix. Since 2007, he has been a staff multimedia photojournalist at the Edmonton Journal. He also teaches documentary photojournalism at MacEwan University in Edmonton. In his work, Ryan has made a 360-degree video of the world’s largest dodgeball game, shot a Gigapan photo of the 2010 Grey Cup game in Edmonton, and used a Google-street-view-like camera rig to film the wildfire devastation in Slave Lake, Alberta. Last summer, Ryan was invited to Egypt to teach multimedia and for the past two months he has been on the road as director and videographer of the official music video for the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championship theme song, by Paul Brandt. He’s won many national and international picture and video-of-the-year awards. Victoria Room, second floor / Salle Victoria, deuxième étage CUP design and layout roundtable – moderated by Capilano Courier production manager Shannon EIliot / Table ronde de la PUC sur le visuel et la mise en page – animée par Shannon Elliot, directrice de la production du Capilano Courier

3:15-4:15 pm
East Harbour Ballroom, Salon B Follow the money: how to read financial statements like a journalist – Kelly Toughill This interactive workshop is a quick guide to finding news stories in the annual financial statements of publicly traded companies. Figure out if the company is profitable. Calculate ratios. Follow the money. The workshop is designed for reporters covering politics, sports, fashion, education and almost any beat other than business. Kelly Toughill is director of the School of Journalism at the University of King’s College. Toughill spent 20 years as a writer and editor at the Toronto Star, where she was deputy executive editor until 2006. Toughill is the recipient of a National Newspaper Award for feature writing. She recently launched two new graduate degrees at King’s: the MJ in Investigative Reporting and the MJ in New Ventures. She writes about the business of journalism for several publications.

ThurSdAy / jeUdi
afTernoOn / APRès-midI
3:15-4:15 pm
East Harbour Ballroom, Salon A Publishing with the Prince of Pot – Jodie Emery Jodie Emery shares her unique experiences working for Cannabis Culture magazine alongside her husband, the “Prince of Pot” Marc Emery, before he was imprisoned in the United States for selling marijuana seeds and financing activism worldwide. From replacing an entire magazine team in one day, to developing a template-free layout for every issue, Cannabis Culture is always an adventure to edit and publish. Jodie Emery was born and raised in Kamloops, B.C., and has lived in Vancouver since 2004. Her activism began that year working with marijuana advocate and businessman Marc Emery. In early 2005, Jodie became assistant editor of Cannabis Culture Magazine when Marc decided to take over as editor, and they were married in July 2006. Jodie has run for office with the B.C. Marijuana Party in the 2005 election and 2008 by-election, and the B.C. Green Party in 2009. Marc was extradited to the United States in May 2010, leaving Jodie as director of Cannabis Culture Magazine, Cannabis Culture Headquarters store, and Pot TV.

Salle Saanich, deuxième étage Message et média – Annye Castonguay De plus en plus, les limites du personnel et du public s’estompent. Toutefois, le/la journaliste se doit de maintenir des standards d’écriture, d’information et de perspective vis-à-vis du sujet ainsi que vis-à-vis du destinataire. Le/ la journaliste se doit de choisir le media le plus propice à la communication de son message, puis le style et le ton. Les médias électroniques encouragent certaines mauvaises habitudes, l’une d’elle étant d’écrire comme on parle. Nous nous pencherons sur la spécificité du message, la subtilité du message et la façon de créer le maximum d’impact tout en adaptant le message au média qui le distribue. Annye Castonguay est instructrice au département de français à l’université de Victoria où elle enseigne la langue et l’écriture. Elle s’adonne également au journalisme, à la réalisation et à la photographie. Dans la salle de classe, Annye utilise beaucoup la technologie comme véhicule d’écriture. Elle choisit l’approche journalistique lorsqu’elle enseigne l’écriture car écrire pour un public force les étudiants à préciser leur pensée, à diriger leur message vers un public ainsi qu’à faire des choix linguistiques, stylistiques et médiatiques qui visent à communiquer le message de la meilleure façon possible.

ThurSdAy / jeUdi
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Victoria Room, second floor / Salle Victoria, deuxième étage CUP sports writers and editors roundtable – moderated by CUP sports bureau chief Justin Fauteux / Table ronde de la PUC pour les journalistes et les chefs de pupitre sports – animée par Justin Fauteux, chef de pupitre sports de la PUC James Bay Room, second floor / Salle James Bay, deuxième étage CUP graphics and comics roundtable – moderated by CUP humour bureau chief John Morrison / Table ronde de la PUC sur les illustrations et les bandes dessinées – animée par John Morrison, chef de pupitre humour de la PUC

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East Harbour and West Harbour Ballrooms / Salles de bal East Harbout et West Harbour CUP delegates dinner / Souper des délégués de la PUC

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West Harbour Ballroom / Salle de bal West Harbour Keynote speech: Roll up your sleeves and take back your journalism – Anna Maria Tremonti Many people will tell you this is a terrible time to try to be a journalist. They argue there are fewer jobs, the business model isn’t working, and much of journalism has moved into the realm of infotainment. They’re right about those points. And that’s why it is precisely the right time to be a journalist. We need new journalists with new ideas, willing to get serious, seek accountability and be determined to bring the stories that matter to the attention of the public. Don’t despair and don’t buy into the idea that journalism is dead. Roll up your sleeves, and take back the kind of journalism that has inspired you to get this far. Anna Maria Tremonti has been the host of The Current, on CBC Radio One since its creation in the autumn of 2002. With a reach of 2.5 million listeners a week, it is the most listened-to radio program in the country. Prior to that, she spent almost two decades as a television correspondent, mostly for The National and the investigative program the fifth estate. Tremonti was a foreign correspondent through the 1990s, based in Berlin, London, Jerusalem and then Washington, covering several wars and conflicts, as well as the collapse of the Soviet Union. She was a political reporter on Parliament Hill for almost five years, and has been a radio and television reporter in Alberta and the Maritimes.

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East Harbour Ballroom mezzanine / Mezzannine de la salle de bal East Harbour CUP delegates breakfast / Déjeuner des délégués de la PUC

9-10 am
Saanich Room, second floor / Salle Saanich, deuxième étage CUP queer/LGBT issues caucus – moderated by CUP president James McDonald / Réunion de la PUC sur les questions LGBT – animée par James McDonald, président de la PUC James Bay Room, second floor / Salle James Bay, deuxième étage CUP commissions / Commissions de la PUC

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East Harbour Ballroom, Salon B The future of music radio – Steve Pratt Take a sneak peek into the music strategy of Canada’s public broadcaster and find out how the CBC plans to become more relevant as its younger audience is finding radio less relevant. CBC Radio provides musicians with the tools they need to promote themselves and gives users the tools they need to discover and share the best in new Canadian music around the world. The result has been a public broadcasting success story built on a unique partnership between CBC Radio 3, artists and audiences. Steve Pratt is the Director of Digital Music and CBC Radio 3, a multi-platform unit of Canada’s public broadcaster that focuses on emerging Canadian music. Radio 3 creates a variety of audio and video podcasts, a Webby-nominated online radio station, a website filled with on-demand content, and Sirius satellite channel 152, all of which are powered by user-generated content uploaded by independent Canadian musicians. Prior to CBC, Steve has worked with MuchMusic, Citytv, CTV, YTV and AOL Canada.

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East Harbour Ballroom, Salon A Numbers and the news – Kelly Toughill Learn how to turn raw numbers into great stories, and how to avoid embarrassing mistakes, during the interactive workshop. Polls, budgets, census data and scientific research are fodder for many stories, but they can send even veteran reporters into a numerical shame spiral. Come learn a few basic techniques that will give you confidence in finding, testing and reporting stories based on numbers. Kelly Toughill is director of the School of Journalism at the University of King’s College. Toughill spent 20 years as a writer and editor at the Toronto Star, where she was deputy executive editor until 2006. Toughill is the recipient of a National Newspaper Award for feature writing. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from San Francisco State University and an MBA from Queen’s University. She recently launched two new graduate degrees at King’s: the MJ in Investigative Reporting and the MJ in New Ventures. She writes about the business of journalism for several publications.

Saanich Room, second floor Writing about sex: the how-to guide for giving your stories the jollies – Danielle Pope We all love it, but how do we tackle that ever-so-taboo subject of sex without blushing, latching onto old stigmas, or turning a story into a sensational spectacle? Sex may be the tool for grabbing our attention, but with the right partner it can be harnessed to carry even stronger messages than we expect. This workshop will deal with how to broach sensitive topics, how to get complete strangers to divulge some of their most intimate details, how to work on recognizing the personal hang-ups we bring to a story, how to come up with sexy alternatives to the old topic and how to add that salacious edge to your own writing without tipping (all the way) over the “inappropriate” scale. Danielle Pope is the News Editor at Monday Magazine, Victoria’s news and entertainment alt weekly, and finds herself constantly digging up new ways to report on one of our favourite all-time subjects: sex. Danielle has profiled a local escort, interviewed a gore-lesque performer, reported on transgendered issues, and tackled stigmas around kink and the trauma of sexual assault in her work at Monday. The job isn’t always easy, but it’s always interesting. Danielle was editor-in-chief of the Martlet, UVic’s student newspaper, from 2008–2010, and was CUP Western Bureau Chief from 2010–2011. When she’s not furiously writing stories (which you can see at mondaymag.com or on daniellepope.com), she can be found trolling the internet for sexy facts, thinking up ways to save the world or singing in her basement parkade.

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Victoria Room, second floor / Salle Victoria, deuxième étage CUP photography roundtable – moderated by Ubyssey art director Geoff Lister / Table ronde de la PUC sur la photographie – animée par Geoff Lister, directeur artistique du Ubyssey

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East Harbour Ballroom, Salon B Sustainable journalism: media models for a post-growth economy – Kai Nagata Your friend’s know-it-all dad is right. You’re crazy to want to be a journalist these days. But while mainstream outlets are cutting staff and squeezing the survivors, a few smart rats are jumping ship, and figuring out new ways to swim. Bring your ideas for making journalism nimble and resilient, so we can keep telling stories that matter, forever. Kai Nagata is based in Vancouver, where he writes for the Tyee and dreams up experimental media models. He’s one of the creators of Renaissance Man, an episodic online documentary about a blind lute player learning to jump a motorcycle. Until July 2011, Kai was CTV’s Quebec City Bureau Chief, reporting mostly on politics. He detailed his reasons for resigning in a controversial blog post. Before that he was CBC’s videojournalist in Montreal, where he also worked as a radio reporter. A former video instructor at the Pacific Cinémathèque, Kai is a graduate of UBC English and Concordia Journalism.

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East Harbour Ballroom, Salon A Sports action – Cleve Dheensaw and Travis Paterson Join a daily sports writer and a weekly sports writer as they discuss the challenges of both. How do you get the good sports stories on a daily deadline, and how do you find space for good sports stories when your paper comes out less frequently? Cleve and Travis will fill you in, plus provide some helpful tips on sports writing in general. Cleve Dheensaw has been a sports writer for Times Colonist since 1981. A native of Victoria, he is a graduate of Victoria High School and the University of Victoria. In nearly three decades of writing about island athletes, Dheensaw has covered the 1996 Atlanta and 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, the 1998 Kuala Lumpur and 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games. His stories—from Island World Cup soccer and Super Bowl winners to Silken Laumann, Steve Nash, Simon Whitfield, the Gait twins and the ECHL Salmon Kings—capture an era in Island sport. He is also the author of five books about the Summer Olympics, Commonwealth Games, B.C. lacrosse and the history of sport on Vancouver Island. Travis Paterson is a big fan of CUP and is excited to return for the first time in six years, this time as a presenter. Since 2008 he’s been the regional sports reporter for the Greater Victoria newspapers of the Black Press (Victoria News, Oak Bay News and Saanich News, Goldstream Gazette). His passion for Victoria’s rich sports history is strong; he even took up rugby as a 32-year-old rookie just to get a better understanding of the rules. He never did. Prior to joining the Vic News, Travis interned at Toro and The Hockey News magazines in Toronto and wrote for Douglas College’s The Other Press.

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Saanich Room, second floor The human body project – Tasha Diamant Cultural antidote and neurobiological evolution. Tasha Diamant shows up naked and unscripted to model a visceral experience of our shared humanity. “We are destroying each other and our planet because we do not understand how to abide in our mutual vulnerability,” says Diamant. Out of awkwardness and discomfort, heartfulness and shared responsibility emerge. (Please note: Nudity warning—the presenter in this session is naked.) Tasha Diamant is a former journalist (Maclean’s, Australia’s Who Weekly) who left to pursue a career as a visual artist. Late-life motherhood inspired Diamant to begin the Human Body Project, a personal form of non-violent action. It took her two years to get up the courage to be naked. Now 50, and five-plus years into the project, Diamant says she still struggles with the personal exposure required. She has presented at various venues, from fringe festivals to education conferences. Diamant is also an awardwinning post-secondary instructor now teaching at Royal Roads University.

Salle James Bay, deuxième étage Défis de la presse francophone – Étienne Alary Produire un hebdomadaire est une chose, mais lorsqu’on œuvre en situation minoritaire, où la francophonie ne représente que 1 % voire 2 % de la population, la donne est totalement différente. La preuve : L’Express du Pacifique, seul journal francophone de la Colombie-Britannique, a cessé de publier à l’automne 2011. Se basant sur des études récentes, menées à la suite d’un sondage auprès des journalistes œuvrant dans un milieu anglodominant, et puisant de l’expérience de collègues de la presse francophone à l’extérieur du Québec, Étienne Alary vous fera découvrir qu’il est encore possible, pour un journal issu de ce milieu, de tirer son épingle du jeu, à condition de savoir s’adapter. Étienne Alary œuvre dans le milieu de la presse francophone en milieu minoritaire depuis 1995. Après cinq années en Saskatchewan, il a passé cinq ans à Ottawa et dans l’Est ontarien. De retour dans l’Ouest depuis septembre 2005, il occupe le poste de directeur du journal Le Franco à Edmonton. Impliqué au sein du Bureau de direction de l’Association de la presse francophone depuis 2006, il a été élu à la présidence en juillet 2010.

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Victoria Room, second floor / Salle Victoria, deuxième étage CUP features writers and editors roundtable – moderated by CUP features bureau chief Andrew Bates / Table ronde de la PUC pour les journalistes et les chefs de pupitre dossiers – animée par Andrew Bates, chef de pupitre dossiers de la PUC

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East Harbour Ballroom, Salon B The public eye – Sean Holman Join political reporter Sean Holman as he recounts his time running Public Eye online and working as a legislative reporter. Find out more about public information requests and uncovering governmental documents, as well as what the future could hold for investigative journalism in Canada. Sean Holman is a journalism instructor at the University of Victoria and the founding editor of the pioneering online political news service Public Eye. A former syndicated columnist, he also worked as a legislative reporter for 24 Hours Vancouver and the Vancouver Sun. In 2004, Sean won the Jack Webster Award for a five-month investigation into what became known as the Doug Walls affair. In addition to teaching, he hosts a talk show on Victoria’s CFAX 1070 and provides a weekly political commentary for Vancouver’s News 1130. His is coverage has also appeared in the Globe and Mail, Tyee, Times Colonist and Dow Jones News Service.

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East Harbour Ballroom, Salon A Covering the beat – Rob Shaw Daily, straight news, beat reporting is the kind of in-the-trenches journalism that keeps newspapers and newscasts full of copy. Times Colonist legislature reporter Rob Shaw discusses news beat reporting, and shares some tips and tricks, in an informal presentation with ample time for your questions. We’ll discuss beat organization, planning, Freedom of Information requests, source relationships, dealing with pesky communications staff and the fuzzy line of familiarity you face when you deal with the same sources every day. Bring your beat story problems and we’ll work them out. Rob Shaw covers B.C. politics at Times Colonist’s legislature bureau. He’s been a reporter at the daily since 2005, after working for the Globe and Mail, National Post, Vancouver Province and community newspapers on Vancouver Island. A graduate of Ryerson University in Toronto, he’s travelled on assignment to East Africa and Afghanistan. His coverage of police in Victoria earned him a National Newspaper Award nomination in 2008, and he’s won several B.C. Jack Webster Awards, most recently for a series on unequal access to court records at provincial court registries. He started writing for his hometown newspaper, the Ladysmith Chronicle, while in high school and hasn’t looked back since.

Salle Saanich, deuxième étage Travailler dans un hebdomadaire – Étienne Alary La presse francophone fait face à une pénurie de main-d’œuvre. Reflet d’une nouvelle génération, le taux de roulement dans les journaux est continu. Dans l’Ouest, la situation est un peu plus alarmante, puisqu’un jeune désireux à poursuivre des études en journalisme doit s’exiler pour le faire, l’université la plus proche offrant un programme de journalisme étant celle de Sudbury. Par ailleurs, les jeunes diplômés ne font pas la ligne pour travailler dans un hebdomadaire francophone en situation minoritaire. Certains journaux se tournent même vers la France pour leur recrutement, puisqu’on y trouve des personnes prêtes à traverser l’Atlantique pour travailler dans leur domaine. Dans cet atelier interactif, Étienne Alary présentera la problématique propre à l’APF et ses membres, mais tentera aussi d’obtenir le pouls des participants à l’égard de ce qui doit être fait pour intéresser les diplômés du Québec et d’ailleurs à s’intéresser à la presse francophone en milieu minoritaire. Étienne Alary œuvre dans le milieu de la presse francophone en milieu minoritaire depuis 1995. Après cinq années en Saskatchewan, il a passé cinq ans à Ottawa et dans l’Est ontarien. De retour dans l’Ouest depuis septembre 2005, il occupe le poste de directeur du journal Le Franco à Edmonton. Impliqué au sein du Bureau de direction de l’Association de la presse francophone depuis 2006, il a été élu à la présidence en juillet 2010.

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James Bay Room, second floor Getting the picture within the picture – Richard Lam All you need to know about cropping and colour management from photographer Richard Lam. Learn about colour correction and getting the picture within your picture. Attendees will get a better idea on how to crop a picture properly so that it will be as dynamic as possible. (Session continues at 3:15–4:15 pm.) Richard Lam is a Vancouver-based professional photographer with more than 15 years experience specializing in corporate, sports, editorial, and portrait photography. Richard’s images have appeared worldwide in publications such as the Vancouver Sun, Globe and Mail, USA Today, New York Times, McLean’s and Time Magazine. He also has worked for clients such as the Canadian Press, Reuters, Getty Images, the B.C. premier’s office, the federal government, UBC athletics, Peak Communicators and Hill and Knowlton.

Victoria Room, second floor / Salle Victoria, deuxième étage CUP new media roundtable – moderated by CUP new media coordinator Ishmael Daro / Table ronde de la PUC sur les nouveaux médias – animée par Ishmael Daro, coordinateur des nouveaux médias de la PUC

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East Harbour Ballroom, Salon B Panel discussion: The media in international affairs – Michael Olender, Janni Aragon, Moussa Magassa The media influence domestic and foreign policy when public opinion responds to what is printed, televised and published and broadcasted online. It is obvious that the media help to frame and shape public opinion in any country; what is more interesting is how. This panel considers how traditional media tempers official responses to international crises and how new communications technologies and social media are affecting political, economic and social issues around the world. Panelists offer historical perspective, review new data and trends and debate contemporary questions about the role of the media in international affairs. The panel will also outline how student journalists can take advantage of internship and employment opportunities offered by governments, international organizations and more. Michael Olender is a master’s candidate at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, in Ottawa. After four years at the University of Ottawa’s the Fulcrum, the CUP alumnus moved on to work in federal government, embassy, central bank and independent think tank settings. He is currently editor-in-chief of The Paterson Review of International Affairs, a scholarly journal for graduate students.

Moussa Maggasa works as the UVic Human Rights Education Advisor where he focuses to enhance understanding of and commitment to the university’s human rights and equity goals. He also is an instructor, teaching the courses Beyond Diversity and Human Rights and Immigration and Refugee Studies. Before joining UVic, Moussa worked as an integration and adaptation program coordinator in the immigrant and refugee settlement sector in Vancouver. Prior to this, he was involved in demilitarization fieldwork internationally, specializing in peace research, conflict resolution, non-violence peace education, human rights and intercultural communication curriculum design. Moussa is currently doing a PhD in Social Transformation and Peacebuilding at UVic. Janni Aragon is an American ex-pat now living in lovely Victoria, B.C. Prior to this, San Diego, California, was her home. Janni lives with her family just minutes from the University of Victoria, where she works in the Department of Political Science. She is one of the four cofounders of Breathe Now (breathenow.ca), a conference celebrating women. Janni is the 2011-13 Chair of the Academic Women’s Caucus at UVic, and the past President of the Caucus for Women and Gender Justice with the Western Political Science Association. In her spare time, she writes for the University of Venus and the posts run on Insider Higher Education.

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Salle de bal East Harbour, Salon A Intègre, mais pas intégriste: média sociaux et responsabilité sociale des journalistes – Sophie Rousseau Que devient le rôle du journaliste à l’ère des médias sociaux, des citoyens-reporters, des professionnels de marketing “agents de l’engagement du public’’ ? Dans la course aux échéances sur multi-plateformes, comment éviter les écueils d’un journalisme esclave de l’immédiat ? S’appuyant sur mon expérience de correspondante parlementaire à Radio-Canada, j’explorerai les défis des journalistes face aux machines de communication de plus en plus rôdée de divers organismes, qu’il s’agisse de partis au pouvoir, de multinationales ou de mouvements environnementaux. Parmi les pistes de réflexions : Comment ne pas tomber dans le piège de la désinformation par omission ? Notre pouvoir d’accès aux décideurs va-t-il de pair avec une responsabilité sociale ? Comment maintenir sa crédibilité et sa réputation tout en la mettant au service du changement ? Comment une entrevue télévisée au coeur d’un journalisme humain peut-elle changer le monde ? Les journalistes sont-ils avant tout raconteurs ou catalyseurs de changement ? Sophie Rousseau est journaliste parlementaire en Colombie-Britannique pour la radio et la télévision de Radio-Canada. Si les arcanes du pouvoir politique sont le lot de sa vie de journaliste, elle tente d’y apporter autant d’humanité que possible. Ses carrière de cinéaste et vidéojournaliste l’ont amenée à lever le voile sur le monde des incendiaires incarcérés de Winnipeg, des travailleuses du sexe victimes de violence, des jeunes mères adolescentes au Manitoba, des coopératives de femmes au Burkina Faso et des Inuits coopérants en Haïti. Sophie Rousseau détient un bac en cinéma de l’Institut National des Arts du Spectacle de Belgique (INSAS), a étudié les Communications à l’Université de Sherbrooke et la Coopération internationale en Afrique de l’Ouest.

Saanich Room, second floor Eating your words – Don Genova B.C.-based veteran food journalist Don Genova will lead a fast-paced hour in which you will learn the ins and outs of being a food writer, including all the perks, and all the occupational hazards. Your descriptive skills will also be put to work as Don will hand out mystery ingredients to teams of writers. You’ll have to fully describe the food item without actually naming it. Are your taste buds up to the test? Don Genova is a British Columbia-based award-winning freelance journalist, specializing in food and travel. He also teaches cooking classes, and courses in food and travel writing and sustainable gastronomy. Don is best known for his CBC Radio columns Pacific Palate, which ran on the Vancouver morning show, and Food for Thought, which aired on CBC radio stations across Canada and celebrated all aspects of food in Canada and around the world. His new column with CBC Victoria is called Food Matters, and delves into the world of sustainable eating in British Columbia.

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James Bay Room, second floor Getting the picture within the picture – Richard Lam All you need to know about cropping and colour management from photographer Richard Lam. Learn about colour correction and getting the picture within your picture. Attendees will get a better idea on how to crop a picture properly so that it will be as dynamic as possible. (Session continued from 2-3 pm.) Richard Lam is a Vancouver-based professional photographer with more than 15 years experience specializing in corporate, sports, editorial and portrait photography. Richard’s images have appeared worldwide in publications such as the Vancouver Sun, Globe and Mail, USA Today, New York Times, McLean’s and Time Magazine. He also has worked for clients such as the Canadian Press, Reuters, Getty Images, the B.C. premier’s office, the federal government, UBC athletics, Peak Communicators and Hill and Knowlton.

Victoria Room, second floor / Salle Victoria, deuxième étage CUP news writers and editors roundtable – moderated by CUP national bureau chief Emma Godmere / Table ronde de la PUC pour les journalistes et les chefs de pupitre actualités – animée par Emma Godmere, chef de pupitre national de la PUC

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West Harbour Ballroom / Salle de bal West Harbour CUP midweek plenary, chaired by CUP plenary chair Ashleigh Mattern / Plénière de milieu de semaine de la PUC, présidée par Ashleigh Mattern, directrice des plénières de la PUC

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East and West Harbour Ballrooms / Salles de bal East Harbour et West Harbour CUP delegates dinner / Souper des délégués de la PUC

7:15-8:45 pm
West Harbour Ballroom / Salle de bal West Harbour Keynote presentation: The politics of sport – Dave Zirin Join one of the world’s most talked about sports journalists, Dave Zirin, as he screens his award-winning documentary film Not Just a Game: Power, Politics and American Sports, produced by the Media Education Foundation, then leads a lively discussion afterwards. Bring your questions about politics and sport. Dave Zirin has been named one of the UTNE Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World,” Dave Zirin writes about the politics of sports for the Nation Magazine. He is their first sports writer in 150 years of existence. Winner of Sport in Society and Northeastern University School of Journalism’s 2011 “Excellence in Sports Journalism” Award, Zirin is also the host of Sirius XM Radio’s popular weekly show, Edge of Sports Radio. Dave Zirin is also a columnist for SLAM Magazine and the Progressive. He is the author of seven books; the most recent is The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World.

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East Harbour Ballroom mezzanine / Mezzanine de la salle de bal East Harbour CUP delegates breakfast / Déjeuner des délégués de la PUC

9-10 am
Saanich Room, second floor / Salle Saanich, deuxième étage CUP women’s issues caucus – moderated by CUP women’s issues coordinator Laura Beeston / Réunion de la PUC sur la condition féminine – animée par Laura Beeston, coordinatrice de la condition féminine de la PUC James Bay Room, second floor / Salle James Bay, deuxième étage CUP commissions / Commissions de la PUC

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East Harbour Ballroom, Salon B Make ’em laugh, make ’em cry - Jack Knox The best thing about opinion writing, as opposed to straight-ahead news reporting, is that you get to use all the tools in your journalistic toolbox. The hard part is learning how to swing the hammer without hitting your thumb. There’s more to commentary — to editorials and columns — than ranting and preaching, or, conversely, than shoving a dust-dry meal of facts and figures down the throats of the defenceless readers. This session will focus on writing persuasively, on how to combine basic reporting skills with satire and other techniques to cook a feast they actually want to swallow. That, and we’ll talk about some good old-fashioned goofball humour writing. Jack Knox is an award-losing columnist with Times Colonist. Since joining the newspaper in 1988, Jack has worked as a copy editor, city editor, editorial writer and editorial page editor. He has debated policy with the prime minister, sat down with a succession of premiers, and interviewed a murderer in his cell. He liked the murderer. Career highlights include being blasted with blowhole spray by Luna the whale (it tasted like fish), interviewing a porn movie star in the nude (her, not him) and getting a phone call from Barack Obama four days before he (Obama, not Jack) was elected president.

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East Harbour Ballroom, Salon A Seeing the subjects – Andy Clark Join veteran Canadian photojournalist Andy Clark as he inspires young student photographers with his images and passes along his knowledge to a new generation of shooters. As a solo photographer of a one-man bureau, Andy covers news by the minute with his photos. “Once I saw the magic of taking photos, I was hooked,” he says. Join Andy as he passes on some of his knowledge and inspiration to a new generation of photographers. Andy Clark began his career with the Canadian Press as a copyboy in 1970. Working his way up through the ranks he became a staff photographer, in 1974, transferring to the Ottawa bureau covering Parliament Hill. In 1978, Andy left CP to join the staff of the Hamilton Spectator. Later that same year Andy returned to the wires, signing on with United Press Canada, working first in Vancouver and then again in Ottawa. In 1985, Andy briefly joined the newly created Reuters News Pictures operation before accepting a position as Prime Minister Brian Mulroney’s official photographer. In 1987, Andy rejoined Reuters and has been based in Brussels, London, Toronto and now Vancouver. Andy has traveled extensively throughout the world covering famines, disasters, world summits, sporting events, the first Gulf War and conflicts in the Balkans.

Salle Saanich, deuxième étage Faire sa place en journalisme: Entre l’insécurité et les découvertes – Sarah Drolet-Laflamme Avec une carrière de seulement un an et demi Sarah a déjà travaillé dans quatre villes. Déménageant au gré des contrats, elle a décidé de miser sur la flexibilité pour pouvoir travailler. Arriver dans une nouvelle ville en tant que citoyen demande de l’adaptation mais lorsqu’on est en plus journaliste, on doit s’adapter très rapidement. Pour pouvoir conter une histoire, on doit d’abord connaître les référents et points de repères qu’ont les résidents de la région. Lorsqu’on déménage dans une autre province ou un autre pays et que la langue est différente, on doit tout reprendre à zéro. On développe le sens de la débrouillardise et une panoplie de trucs qui nous serviront tout au long de notre carrière. L’égo doit se taire et laisser place à l’entregent, à l’esprit d’initiative. Cela amène de nouveaux défis voire certaines problématiques liées à la pratique du journalisme. Sarah Drolet-Laflamme a effectué un baccalauréat en géographie marine à l’UQAR et un certificat en journalisme à l’Université Laval. Elle a été journaliste à la Première chaine de Radio-Canada à Rimouski (dans l’Est-du-Québec), à la télévision de RadioCanada à Baie-Comeau et à Matane. Elle est maintenant journaliste pour la même entreprise de presse sur la colline Parlementaire de Victoria et prévoit aller chercher une expérience supplémentaire en Belgique l’an prochain.

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Victoria Room, second floor / Salle Victoria, deuxième étage CUP national wire roundtable – moderated by CUP national bureau chief Emma Godmere / Table ronde de la PUC sur le fil de presse national – animée par Emma Godmere, chef de pupitre national de la PUC

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East Harbour Ballroom, Salon B Public broadcasting under attack... Why CBC matters to all Canadian journalists – Jo-Ann Roberts In a changing media landscape with convergence creating massive media multi-nationals and under-the-radar blogs, Jo-Ann believes having an independent public broadcaster has never been more important. She’ll make the case for a Canadian public broadcaster and explain the role it plays in influencing journalism at all levels in the country. Jo-Ann Roberts has been a working journalist for more than 30 years. With degrees from Mount Allison and Carleton University, she has worked in print, radio and TV. Her work has been a finalist for a national award and an international award and she was the winner of the Asia Pacific Scholarship. She was one of the hosts of CBC Radio’s national Olympic Updates in 2010, and can occasionally be seen hosting Chek TV’s 10 pm newscast. She’s married and has four grown children.

East Harbour Ballroom, Salon A Libel in a nutshell – David Sutherland David Sutherland, prominent British Columbia media lawyer, walks us through libel in Canada, from onus and presumptions to the four key defenses. David also tackles letters to the editor, who can sue you and how to use a lawyer if and when you need to. David Sutherland started representing media in 1983. His first libel trial was before a jury and concerned letters to the editor published in the Smithers Interior News, a frontier weekly community newspaper. Today, David advises and represents approximately 90 newspapers. Several times per day, he gives pre-publication advice and when called upon defends libel and pursues other media law cases at all levels of Court. In addition to traditional hard-copy community newspapers, David works for specialist, trade, foreign language, gay and lesbian and a variety of other media serving communities, including student media. Increasingly, the practice concerns websites, blogs, cyber and social media. David has run his own small firm in Vancouver since 1998.

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Salle Saanich, deuxième étage De la solitude Francophone… Une question de communication ou de droits de la personne humaine? – Moussa Magassa La question des francophones en milieu minoritaire est toujours un sujet pertinent d’actualité au Canada. Depuis quelques années, les communautés francophones en Colombie-Britannique, plus particulièrement, sont en train de vivre une réalité des plus incertaines face à l’assimilation, l’exogamie, la baisse des naissances, les questions des services et des institutions francophones, les défis posés autant par le contexte socioculturel anglophone et les résistances à une vraie inclusion des nouveaux arrivants francophones. En tant que nouvel arrivant, francophone et éducateur en droits de la personne, j’ai toujours questionné le silence des médias autour de ma quatrième solitude qui est indirectement utilisée pour supporter la constante rhétorique des deux autres solitudes du Canada. En effet, au milieu de tous les courants de contestation sociopolitiques, de Tunis à New York, qu’en est-il devenu donc de la troisième solitude de tous ceux qui n’ont jamais eu une voix au Canada? Qu’est-ce que les médias en ont fait de leurs cris à la justice sociale et à l’équité? Moussa Magassa travaille en tant que UVic Human Rights Education Advisor (Conseiller en Éducation des droits de la personne). Son mandat est d’améliorer la compréhension et l’engagement des administrateurs, du personnel, des professeurs et étudiants au respect d’équité et des droits de la personne humaine définis dans les politiques de l’université, avec le but final d’accroître la diversité et la création d’un environnement de travail inclusif pour tous. Moussa enseigne aussi des cours en : Immigration and Refugee Studies ; Beyond Diversity and Human Rights : Creating inclusive spaces for social change ; etc. Avant de joindre UVic, Moussa était le premier coordonateur du programme pilote d’établissement et d’intégration des nouveaux arrivants francophones en milieu minoritaire initié par Citoyenneté et Immigration Canada. Moussa a vécu et travaillé dans plusieurs pays dans le domaine de l’humanitaire et de la consolidation de la paix et particulièrement en Afrique du Sud. Il est présentement en train de faire un doctorat en social transformation and peacebuilding. Il possède un MA en Human Security and Peacebuilding et un BA (Hons) en Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies. Victoria Room, second floor/ Salle Victoria, deuxième étage CUP opinion writers and editors roundtable – moderated by CUP opinions bureau chief Vanessa Annand / Table ronde pour les journalistes et les chefs de pupitre opinions de la PUC – animée par Vanessa Annand, chef de pupitre opinions de la PUC

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Saanich, Victoria, Esquimalt, Oak Bay Rooms, second floor / Salles Saanich, Victoria, Esquimalt et Oak Bay, deuxième étage CUP regional caucuses, moderated by CUP regional directors / Réunions des sections régionales de la PUC, animées par les directeurs régionaux de la PUC

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East Harbour Ballroom, Salon B Good news: a new model for journalism – David Godsall Good news is not an easy thing to make. It can be an easy thing to make up, but it’s not an easy thing to make. A decade of experiments in what was once called “citizen journalism” have demonstrated two things: people want to participate in the creation of the media they consume and the job that professional journalists do cannot be supplanted by that participation if we value quality reporting as a society. And we do—more of it is being produced every day than ever before, and more of it is being consumed every day than every before. OpenFile is one example of the many new, innovative journalistic enterprises that embrace the participation of a community of readers, viewers, or listeners while resting on a foundation laid by reporters. David Godsall is a Vancouver-based writer, a lifelong wordie, and editor of OpenFile Vancouver. He fell in love with west coast life and Vancouver’s media culture as an undergrad at UBC and, after graduating, started his career in publishing at Vancouver Magazine. During a brief eastern interlude in Montreal pursuing a masters in communications and media theory at Concordia, he wrote a thesis on the use of social media among student Barack Obama supporters in the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign. David’s work spans a broad editorial spectrum, from enRoute to BCBusiness as an editor, and from Canadian Business to the New York Times Magazine as a writer. As Vancouver editor of OpenFile, he assigns experienced professional reporters to follow the stories readers want covered. East Harbour Ballroom, Salon A Legal problems that affect journalism – David Sutherland Prominent media lawyer David Sutherland tackles the legality of confidential sources, the use of hyperlink and cyber/social media, and monitoring comments on website. David will also look at the McLibel case, malice, legal costs and insurance, plagiarism/copyright and answer your media law-related questions. David Sutherland started representing media in 1983. His first libel trial was before a jury and concerned letters to the editor published in the Smithers Interior News, a frontier weekly community newspaper. Today, David advises and represents approximately 90 newspapers. He gives pre-publication advice and when called upon defends libel and pursues other media law cases. In addition to traditional newspapers, David works for specialist, trade, foreign language, gay and lesbian and a variety of other media serving communities, including student media, and, increasingly, the practice concern websites, blogs, cyber and social media. David has run his own small firm in Vancouver since 1998.

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Saanich Room, second floor Panel discussion: Niche arts writing – Mike Devlin, Greg Pratt, Adem Tepedelen (moderated by CUP arts bureau chief Clinton Hallahan) We’ve assembled a veritable dream team of Victoria arts writers to discuss how they made a name for themselves writing about niche topics such as community artists, brewpubs and obscure sub-genres of music. Mike, Greg and Adem will explain how arts writing is about knowing certain things really well by having your niches of expertise, and always, always finding common ground with your sources. Sometimes that involves reminiscing about listening to thrash metal when they were growing up, but not always. Mike Devlin has been a member of Times Colonist arts and entertainment section since 1997. Shortly after being hired as a columnist, he graduated from Camosun College’s Applied Communication Program, where he specialized in broadcasting. Mike spent three years in commercial radio, before working full-time for Times Colonist. His writing has appeared in the National Post, Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Vancouver Sun and Vancouver Province. He has served on numerous arts boards and music juries, including the Juno Awards and Polaris Music Prize, and teaches arts and entertainment writing at the Western Academy of Photojournalism.

Greg Pratt, Nexus editor-in-chief, has been a freelance writer for over 10 years, covering everything from obscure Norwegian heavy metal to the middle-American farm industry. He writes for Revolver, Exclaim!, Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles, Snowboard Canada, Urban Male and other magazines. He also writes for bridges.com, a website geared towards youth, and has contributed to on-flight magazines, university alumni magazines, and business newspapers. An article he wrote about Donnie Wahlberg for Monday Magazine was anthologized in the Best Music Writing 2010 book and he once semi-jokingly told Metallica’s James Hetfield to not sue him over copyright infringement.

Adem Tepedelen is a Victoria-based freelance writer. Though he started his journalism career writing about music—his work has appeared in Mojo, Revolver, Decibel and on RollingStone.com, among others—his developing passion for good food and drink inevitably led him to contribute features to All About Beer, Imbibe, Wine X, Northwest Palate and other magazines. He has co-authored the book Island Wineries of British Columbia (Touchwood Editions 2011) and in 2008 he received the coveted Michael Jackson Beer Journalism Award.

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Victoria Room, second floor Panel discussion: From journalism to communications – Amanda McCuaig, Debby Reis, Lien Yeung Three former student press editors discuss how they turned their experience in student journalism into successful careers in communications. As a student journalist, you have a leg up on other graduates: you have experience. You know how to write, you know how to talk to people, and you know how to organize. Learn how you can best use your time at your student paper to be successful in communications. Amanda McCuaig was the CUP 70 president, and CUP 69 JHM Coordinator. She now works as the Marketing Officer of the award-winning contemporary museum, the Museum of Vancouver. She’s appeared on PerezHilton welcoming Tom Cruise to Science World (her last place of employment). She currently sits on the board of directors for Megaphone Magazine. She owes it all to the Peak at Simon Fraser University, where she was primarily the production editor, but also photo, sports and news editor. Her nickname was “Mama-Peak.”

Debby Reis is the Communications Coordinator for Vancouver’s Fringe Festival, B.C.’s largest theatre festival and North America’s most international Fringe Fest. She was a production manager for Discorder for two years, and is also on the editorial board for Geist Magazine. She is a former Peak features and opinion editor.

Lien Yeung is a Senior Communications Officer for CBC British Columbia. In her dayto-day life, she tweets to 28,000+ followers, works with news icons like Tony Parsons, and occasionally gets stuck in the elevator with people like George Stroumboulopoulos and k.d. lang. When she’s not at work, you can find her working away in the community as the VP of the SFU Alumni Association and as a director of the Canadian Women in Communications in B.C. She is a former Peak associate news editor, where everyone called her “Peak Princess.”

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James Bay Room, second floor D-SLR as cinematography – Ryan Jackson Any jerk with a camera can shoot video. You need to be able to shoot video people will actually watch. We’re talking non-cat-related videos here! Ryan Jackson will show you the basics you need to capture decent video with a D-SLR camera and advanced techniques to compete with any cat video out there! Ryan will slap you in the face with the latest trends in multimedia and give simple tips on how you can get up to speed. (Session continues at 3:15–4:15 pm.) Ryan Jackson has worked at the Edmonton Sun, Canadian Press, Ottawa Citizen and Star Phoenix. Since 2007, he has been a staff multimedia photojournalist at the Edmonton Journal. He also teaches documentary photojournalism at MacEwan University in Edmonton. In his work, Ryan has made a 360-degree video of the world’s largest dodgeball game, shot a Gigapan photo of the 2010 Grey Cup game in Edmonton, and used a Google-street-view-like camera rig to film the wildfire devastation in Slave Lake, Alberta. Last summer, Ryan was invited to Egypt to teach multimedia and for the past two months he has been on the road as director and videographer of the official music video for the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championship theme song, by Paul Brandt. He’s won many national and international picture and video-of-the-year awards.

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East Harbour Ballroom, Salon B Investigative journalism after the fall of print – Richard Mostyn It’s hard, some might say impossible, to lay out the reasons behind a financial collapse, controversial murder, or complicated theft of public resources in 140 characters or less. Some stories demand investigation, and that takes money and time. Of course, those things are often in short supply these days. They shouldn’t be. Ex-Yukon News editor Richard Mostyn talks about the importance of context, research, and keeping the bastards honest in the era of 24-hour news, Twitter, and Facebook feeds. Richard Mostyn is a Yukon-based editor and journalist, where he’s been for more than two decades. That’s allowed him to cover... well, just about everything. He’s chased caribou across the tundra, eaten endangered boar in earthquake-shattered Taiwan (it was delicious), and exposed a sitting premier as a former heroin dealer. These days, he’s focusing on guiding young writers about the craft, teaching them how to write compelling stories, or how to find one nobody else has told yet. Under his guidance, the Yukon News won many international, national and regional writing awards. He lives in Whitehorse with his wife, sons and two naughty spaniels.

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East Harbour Ballroom, Salon A Media and sexualized violence through a social justice lens – Annie Banks In writing about sexualized violence, members of the media have a huge stake in the ways in which the general public views violence. What kinds of myths are perpetuated through the media? What kinds of discourses are promoted in mainstream media? How has and does the media contribute to or bring awareness to systemic oppression and violence? How can media act as ally in bringing awareness to under-reported or unreported violence? In this workshop, members of the Anti-Violence Project along with a guest will speak to the media’s role in changing perceptions about violence—and in questioning how violence is currently portrayed and who is deemed worthy of receiving media attention—and who is not. Annie Banks is one of the current coordinators at the Anti-Violence Project, a sexual assault centre at the University of Victoria, where she’s also a student. She identifies as a white-settler, queer, able-bodied woman and was born on Shawnee territories and is now currently living on unceded Lekwungen, Wyomilth (Esquimalt), and WSANEC homelands. Annie is committed to unlearning her own internalized oppressive thoughts/behaviours and to ask what it means to do anti-violence work in the context of colonization and systemic oppression. Annie strives to connect and work with people in liberating ways and believes in community accountability, challenging violence in all of its forms, and transformation.

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Salle Saanich, deuxième étage À propos du journal La Source... – Nathalie Tarkowska, Nalla Faye De tout temps, la coutume veut que chaque communauté possède son propre journal. Boussole communautaire, ce type de journal joue un rôle prépondérant en soi. Compréhensif et noble réflexe d’appartenance à une cellule sociale qui ancre et oriente chaque arrivant dans une grande métropole comme Vancouver. Surtout quand les quartiers, par tradition, se sont toujours déclinés selon les origines mais aussi parfois par ordre d’arrivée, créant ainsi une identité marquante et bien reconnue des autres. Loin de pourfendre ce principe bien établi, La Source, Petit Poucet de la presse écrite communautaire, trouve sa raison d’être dans le caractère cosmopolite de Vancouver et s’intéresse de près à l’actualité des différentes communautés qui composent notre mosaïque culturelle. Complémentaire aux autres journaux communautaires, La Source, journal bilingue, utilise les deux langues officielles du Canada et met bien en évidence les évènements majeurs de toutes les communautés avec le secret espoir d’établir des ponts entre elles. Et notre travail se fait chaque jour depuis juin 1999 à l’intérieur même de notre rédaction où nos collaborateurs revisitent chacun de façon continue leur culture et celles des autres. L’attribution du Prix de l’Harmonie culturelle 2011 le 1er novembre par l’Hotel de ville de Vancouver vient confirmer avec aisance la pertinence de la noblesse d’approche du credo de la diversité culturelle. Nathalie Tarkowska est rédactrice en chef de la section française de La Source depuis janvier 2010. Entre autres missions, elle a été en charge de la revue de presse bimensuelle de La Source à l’émission Phare Ouest sur Radio-Canada, pendant un an. Arrivée à Vancouver il y a deux ans, elle collabore, parallèlement à La Source, avec le département d’histoire de UBC, pour décrypter d’anciens textes français, ainsi que des témoignages d’une culture séculaire. Elle se caractérise par un parcours atypique à la fois artistique et dans les médias. En effet, après l’école de spectacle de Michel Fugain en France, elle travaille à Radio 3 dans les années 80, parallèlement à ses activités d’actrice, de chanteuse et de danseuse. Elle apparaît alors sur les chaînes nationales de télévision, au théâtre et au cinéma français et américain. Nalla Faye, jeune journaliste française de 26 ans, a rejoint La Source en juin 2011, lors de son arrivée à Vancouver, avant d’être promue rédactrice en chef adjointe de la section française en octobre. Forte de son diplôme (Master 2 Presse et communication économique et sociale, de l’université Paris-Dauphine-IPJ) et de son expérience en France, dont la dernière à La Correspondance de la Presse, un quotidien économique spécialisé sur les médias, elle contribue à bâtir le professionnalisme d’un journal reposant sur une équipe entièrement composée de bénévoles. Elle profite également de son séjour à Vancouver pour confronter ses méthodes de travail et ses réflexes, dans un média bilingue et un nouvel environnement nord-américain.

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James Bay Room, second floor D-SLR as cinematography – Ryan Jackson Any jerk with a camera can shoot video. You need to be able to shoot video people will actually watch. We’re talking non-cat-related videos here! Ryan Jackson will show you the basics you need to capture decent video with a D-SLR camera and advanced techniques to compete with any cat video out there! Ryan will slap you in the face with the latest trends in multimedia and give simple tips on how you can get up to speed. (Session continued from 2-3 pm.) Ryan Jackson has worked at the Edmonton Sun, Canadian Press, Ottawa Citizen and Star Phoenix. Since 2007, he has been a staff multimedia photojournalist at the Edmonton Journal. He also teaches documentary photojournalism at MacEwan University in Edmonton. In his work, Ryan has made a 360-degree video of the world’s largest dodgeball game, shot a Gigapan photo of the 2010 Grey Cup game in Edmonton, and used a Google-street-view-like camera rig to film the wildfire devastation in Slave Lake, Alberta. Last summer, Ryan was invited to Egypt to teach multimedia and for the past two months he has been on the road as director and videographer of the official music video for the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championship theme song, by Paul Brandt. He’s won many national and international picture and video-of-the-year awards. Victoria Room, second floor/ Salle Victoria, deuxième étage Campus Plus info session – with Campus Plus’ Robert May and Julie Joseph and CUP president James McDonald / Session d’information sur Campus Plus – avec Robert May et Julie Joseph, de Campus Plus, et James McDonald, président de la PUC

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East and West Harbour Ballrooms / Salles de bal East Harbour et West Harbour CUP delegates dinner / Souper des délégués de la PUC

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West Harbour Ballroom / Salle de bal West Harbour CUP JHM awards gala ceremony – hosted by CUP JHM coordinator Erin Ball / Gala de la PUC pour les Prix JHM – animé par Erin Ball, coordinatrice des prix JHM à la PUC Get ready to celebrate some of the best work to come from the minds, desks and laptops of student journalists across the country. The JHM Awards celebrate the hard work that student journalists do every day. After poring over 500+ submissions, our esteemed judges have picked the top three submissions in 12 categories. The winners and runners-up in each category will be announced and awarded prizes, but we all know the real prize is the satisfaction of a job well done. Take note: The bylines mentioned during this awards ceremony will be the ones you’ll be reading in news agencies a few years down the road. / Préparez-vous à acclamer certains des meilleurs exemples de journalisme universitaire du pays. Les prix JHM récompensent le dur labeur quotidien des journalistes universitaires. Après avoir lu plus de 500 candidatures, nos honorables juges ont choisi les trois meilleurs propositions, dans 12 catégories. Les gagnants et les finalistes de chaque catégorie seront annoncés et recevront un prix, même si nous savons tous que c’est la satisfaction du travail bien fait qui prime. Tendez l’oreille et attendezvous à ce que les noms annoncés dans la soirée soit bien présents dans la presse des prochaines années.

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West Harbour Ballroom / Salle de bal West Harbour Keynote speech: How to become a successful journalist—without also having to be broke, sad, lonely, bitter, or a small-hearted creep (and without getting into too many fights on Twitter) – Chris Jones You will have been told that you’re entering a dying business. Storytelling isn’t dying, but it is changing shape. And it’s harder to tell stories than ever before. You won’t just fall into your career; you won’t have doors just magically open for you. You’ll need to do a lot of things right to get where you want to go. You’ll have to think and plan and do good work. But the writer’s life is still out there, and it’s a great life. Here’s how you might live it. Chris Jones is a Writer at Large for Esquire magazine and the back-page columnist for ESPN: The Magazine. He is a two-time winner of the National Magazine Award, and his work has appeared in the Best American Magazine Writing, Sports Writing, Political Writing, and Non-Required Reading anthologies. He’s also written two books that not many people read and aren’t really worth mentioning. He lives with his wife and two sons in Port Hope, Ontario, where he gets into too many fights on Twitter.

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Vertigo, University of Victoria student union building (transportation provided) / Vertigo, pavillon de la fédération des étudiants de l’University of Victoria (transport assuré par la PUC) CUP delegates gala dance party / Party d’après-gala pour les délégués de la PUC

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East Harbour Ballroom mezzanine / Mezzanine de la salle de bal East Harbour CUP delegates breakfast / Déjeuner des délégués de la PUC

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East Harbour Ballroom / Sale de balle East Harbour CUP plenary and annual general meeting, chaired by CUP plenary chair Ashleigh Mattern / Plénière et réunion générale annuelle de la PUC, présidée par Ashleigh Mattern, directrice des plénières de la PUC

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This year we were very lucky to have some amazing journalists help us with one-on-one critiques. Here is some more information about the people who hopefully inspired some of our delegates with their constructive criticism: / Cette année, nous avons la chance d’accueillir d’excellents journalistes pour nous aider avec les critiques journalistiques individuelles. Voici plus d’informations sur ceux et celles qui ont, nous l’espérons, inspiré certains de nos délégués par leur critiques constructives : Jason Chiu, the Globe and Mail – design Jason Chiu is a Design Editor at the Globe and Mail and a Regional Director with the Society For News Design. He is the winner of two back-to-back National Newspaper Awards. In his spare time he perfects his design techniques with cutting-edge tools like Microsoft Paint and Adobe Photoshop’s “Watercolour” filter. He also knows how to fly small planes.

Marc Christensen, University of Victoria – design Marc Christensen currently responsible for the development and production of strategic print communications as UVic’s Publications Officer. He also moonlights as the publisher of a small Canadian literary press. Although he has a few decades of fond memories assisting in the production of radical newspapers, alternative weeklies, Nexus and commercial papers, he tries not to let nostalgia get in the way of recognizing the future of great journalism and information design. Marc holds an MA in English and is a certified graphic designer.

Andy Clark, Reuters - photography Andy Clark began his career with the Canadian Press as a copyboy in 1970. Working his way up through the ranks he became a staff photographer, in 1974, transferring to the Ottawa bureau covering Parliament Hill. In 1978, Andy left CP to join the staff of the Hamilton Spectator. In 1985, Andy briefly joined the newly created Reuters News Pictures operation before accepting a position as Prime Minister Brian Mulroney’s official photographer. In 1987, Andy re-joined Reuters and has been based in Brussels, London, Toronto and now Vancouver. Andy has traveled extensively throughout the world covering famines, disasters, world summits, sporting events, the first Gulf War and conflicts in the Balkans.

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Ryan Jackson, the Edmonton Journal – photography Ryan Jackson has worked at the Edmonton Sun, Canadian Press, Ottawa Citizen and Star Phoenix. Since 2007, he has been a staff multimedia photojournalist at the Edmonton Journal. He also teaches documentary photojournalism at MacEwan University in Edmonton. In his work, Ryan has made a 360-degree video of the world’s largest dodgeball game, shot a Gigapan photo of the 2010 Grey Cup game in Edmonton, and used a Google-street-view-like camera rig to film the wildfire devastation in Slave Lake, Alberta. Last summer, Ryan was invited to Egypt to teach multimedia and for the past two months has been on the road as director and videographer of the official music video for the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championship theme song, by Paul Brandt. Annye Castonguay, University of Victoria – writing / rédaction journalistique Annye Castonguay est instructrice au département de français à l’université de Victoria où elle enseigne la langue et l’écriture. Elle s’adonne également au journalisme, à la réalisation et à la photographie. Dans la salle de classe, Annye utilise beaucoup la technologie comme véhicule d’écriture. Elle choisit l’approche journalistique lorsqu’elle enseigne l’écriture car écrire pour un public force les étudiants à préciser leur pensée, à diriger leur message vers un public ainsi qu’à faire des choix linguistiques, stylistiques et médiatiques qui visent à communiquer le message de la meilleure façon possible.

Bryna Hallam, Times Colonist – writing Bryna Hallam is a writer and editor based in Victoria, B.C. After two stints working with Journalists for Human Rights as a journalist and media trainer in Africa – alternating with contracts at the Globe and Mail – she’s back on the West Coast, working as a desker at Times Colonist. Bryna got her journalism start through the Martlet, and in her studentjournalist days held a number of CUP positions, including national bureau chief.

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Travis Paterson, Victoria News – writing Travis Paterson is a big fan of CUP and is excited to return for the first time in six years, this time as a presenter. Since 2008 he’s been the regional sports reporter for the Greater Victoria newspapers of the Black Press (Victoria News, Oak Bay News and Saanich News, Goldstream Gazette). His passion for Victoria’s rich sports history is strong; he even took up rugby as a 32-year-old rookie just to get a better understanding of the rules. He never did. Prior to joining the Vic News, Travis interned at Toro and the Hockey News magazines in Toronto and wrote for Douglas College’s The Other Press.

Robin Perelle, Xtra West – writing Robin Perelle is the managing editor of Xtra, Vancouver’s gay and lesbian newspaper. She traces her advocacy back to her Grade 4 refusal to wear the school uniform, and her journalism back to those early days spent editing the junior high yearbook. Those paths and passions merged when she joined the McGill Daily in 1994 and they’ve remained entwined ever since, though her understanding of what makes strong advocacy journalism has shifted over time.

Danielle Pope, Monday Magazine – writing Danielle Pope is the News Editor at Monday Magazine, Victoria’s news and entertainment alt weekly, and finds herself constantly digging up new ways to report on one of our favourite all-time subjects: sex. From profiling a local escort, to interviewing a gore-lesque performer, to reporting on transgendered issues or tackling stigmas around kink and the trauma of sexual assault, the job isn’t always easy, but it’s always interesting. Danielle was editor-in-chief of the Martlet, UVic’s student newspaper, from 2008–2010, and was CUP Western Bureau Chief from 2010–2011. When she’s not furiously writing stories, she can be found trolling the internet for sexy facts, thinking up ways to save the world or singing in her basement parkade.

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Greg Pratt, freelancer – writing Greg Pratt has been a freelance writer for over 10 years, covering everything from obscure Norwegian heavy metal to the middle-American farm industry. He writes for Revolver, Exclaim!, Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles, Snowboard Canada, Urban Male and other magazines. He also writes for bridges.com, a website geared towards youth, and has contributed to on-flight magazines, university alumni magazines, and business newspapers. An article he wrote about Donnie Wahlberg for Monday Magazine was anthologized in the Best Music Writing 2010 book and he once semi-jokingly told Metallica’s James Hetfield to not sue him over copyright infringement. Kelly Toughill, University of King’s College – writing Kelly Toughill is director of the School of Journalism at the University of King’s College. Toughill spent 20 years as a writer and editor at the Toronto Star, where she was deputy executive editor until 2006. Toughill is the recipient of a National Newspaper Award for feature writing. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from San Francisco State University and an MBA from Queen’s University. She recently launched two new graduate degrees at King’s: the MJ in Investigative Reporting and the MJ in New Ventures. She writes about the business of journalism for several publications.

Josh O’Kane, the Globe and Mail – writing, websites Josh O’Kane is an online editor & reporter with the Globe and Mail, living in Toronto. As a past CUP chair and national bureau chief, he ushered in changes to make its newswire public to better promote Canadian student journalism. An east-coaster at heart, Josh was editor-in-chief of UNB’s Brunswickan student newspaper. He’s written for OpenFile.ca, Exclaim! magazine, the Telegraph-Journal, the Daily Gleaner and the Onion A.V. Club. He is currently finishing a master of journalism degree at Ryerson University.

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1. East Harbour Ballroom mezzanine – enter hotel lobby, up the lobby stairs towards elevators, turn left / Mezzanine de la salle de bal East Harbour – En partant de la réception, montez les escaliers vers l’ascenseur, tournez à gauche 2. East Harbour Ballroom, Salon B – enter hotel lobby, up the lobby stairs towards elevators, turn left, walk through mezzanine, enter door on far right / Salle de bal East Harbour, Salon B – En partant de la réception, montez les escaliers vers l’ascenseur, tournez à gauche, traversez la mezzanine, la porte est au fond à droite 3. East Harbour Ballroom, Salon A – enter hotel lobby, up the lobby stairs towards elevators, turn left, walk through mezzanine, enter door on near right / Salle de bal East Harbour, Salon A – En partant de la réception, montez les escaliers vers l’ascenseur, tournez à gauche, traversez la mezzanine, la porte est à votre droite 4. East Harbour Ballroom – enter hotel lobby, up the lobby stairs towards elevators, turn left, walk through mezzanine, doors on near and far right / Salle de bal East Harbour – En partant de la réception, montez les escaliers vers l’ascenseur, tournez à gauche, traversez la mezzanine, les portes sont à votre droite 5. West Harbour Ballroom – enter hotel lobby, turn right and walk past hotel registration desk, walk down hall to ballroom entrance / Salle de bal West Harbour – En partant de la réception, tournez à droite, dépassez le comptoir d’accueil, traversez le hall jusqu’à l’entrée de la salle 6. James Bay Room – enter hotel lobby, up lobby stairs to elevators, take any of three elevators to second floor, walk straight ahead to conference rooms, turn left down hall, third door on the right / Salle James Bay – En partant de la réception, montez les escaliers vers l’ascenseur, prenez un des trois ascenceurs jusqu’au deuxième étage, avancez tout droit jusqu’aux salles de conférence, tournez à gauche, prenez la troisième porte à droite 7. Oak Bay Room – enter hotel lobby, up lobby stairs to elevators, take any of three elevators to second floor, walk straight ahead to conference rooms, turn left down hall, second door on the right / Salle Oak Bay – En partant de la réception, montez les escaliers vers l’ascenseur, prenez un des trois ascenceurs jusqu’au deuxième étage, avancez tout droit jusqu’aux salles de conférence, tournez à gauche, prenez la deuxième porte à droite 8. Esquimalt Room – enter hotel lobby, up lobby stairs to elevators, take any of three elevators to second floor, walk straight ahead to conference rooms, turn left down hall, first door on the right / Salle Esquimalt – En partant de la réception, montez les escaliers vers l’ascenseur, prenez un des trois ascenceurs jusqu’au deuxième étage, avancez tout droit jusqu’aux salles de conférence, tournez à gauche, prenez la première porte à droite 9. Saanich Room - enter hotel lobby, up lobby stairs to elevators, take any of three elevators to second floor, walk straight ahead to conference rooms, turn right down hall, first door on the left / Salle Saanich - En partant de la réception, montez les escaliers vers l’ascenseur, prenez un des trois ascenceurs jusqu’au deuxième étage, avancez tout droit jusqu’aux salles de conférence, tournez à droite, prenez la première porte à gauche 10. Victoria Room - enter hotel lobby, up lobby stairs to elevators, take any of three elevators to second floor, walk straight ahead to conference rooms, turn right down hall, second door on the left / Salle Victoria - En partant de la réception, montez les escaliers vers l’ascenseur, prenez un des trois ascenceurs jusqu’au deuxième étage, avancez tout droit jusqu’aux salles de conférence, tournez à droite, prenez la deuxième porte à gauche 11. Tech Room - enter hotel lobby, up lobby stairs to elevators, take any of three elevators to second floor, walk straight ahead to conference rooms, turn right down hall, third door on the left / Salle tech - En partant de la réception, montez les escaliers vers l’ascenseur, prenez un des trois ascenceurs jusqu’au deuxième étage, avancez tout droit jusqu’aux salles de conférence, tournez à droite, prenez la troisième porte à gauche

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Newspapers with the largest number of delegates from each region: / Les journaux qui ont les plus grands nombres de délégués de chaque region : ARCUP: The Aquinian – 10 PUC: Le Collectif – 5 CUPbec: The Link – 8 ORCUP: (tie) The Cord, the Fulcrum – 25 PNCUP: The Gateway – 14 WRCUP: The Peak – 18 Largest non-CUP member delegation: / La plus grande délégation d’un journal qui n’est pas membre de la PUC : The Gauntlet – 12 Farthest distance travelled: / La plus grande distance parcourue : The Muse – 5,065 km Shortest distance travelled: / La plus courte distance parcourue : Nexus – 6.8 km

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