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April 10, 2010 3:00 - 6:00 pm Murphy Hall Conference Center
Sponsored by: Minnesota Journalism Center University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communications
Thank you for attending today’s Conversation Among Crafts. Be ready to share, to learn and to take away new insights into the craft of interviewing. Interviewing techniques are among the most important skills a journalist must hone. But journalists are not the only professionals who rely on this talent. During today’s discussion, you’ll hear from a diverse set of professionals including an oral historian, a social security fraud investigator, an executive recruiter and a labor law specialist. Be part of this conversation among crafts, share your own tips and learn about the intricacies of effective interviewing in different contexts.
Conversation Among Crafts
Welcome Nora Paul Director, Minnesota Journalism Center Interviewing, from the perspective of... Deborah Locke Project Specialist, Minnesota History Center
T.J. Conley Labor and Employment Lawyer, Law Office of Thomas J. Conley Jay Brunn Special Agent, FBI Lars Leafblad Principal, KeyStone Search
Q & A / Group Discussion Reception and Debrief
T.J. Conley T.J. is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Michigan Law School. T. J. began his law career as a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis, representing senior citizens, low-income tenants and social security recipients. He then moved to the firm of Leonard, Street and Deinard in Minneapolis. T.J. founded his own firm in 2009, where he continues to represent employers and employees in a variety of employment and commercial matters. T. J. is certified as a Labor and Employment Law Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association, and is also an adjunct Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, where he teaches Employment Discrimination.
Jay Brunn Jay Brunn is a Special Agent with the FBI assigned to the Minneapolis Division. He has been employed by the FBI for 25 years. Prior to being assigned to Minneapolis in 2000, he served in the Dallas Division for 14 years, working primarily drug and violent crime matters. In Minneapolis, he has worked white-collar crime cases, served as the surveillance unit team leader and served one year as the division media coordinator. He is currently the Minneapolis Division Training Coordinator and Evidence Response Team Leader. Prior to beginning his career with the FBI in 1986, he was a police officer and detective in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Georgia State University in Atlanta and holds a degree in Criminal Justice/Accounting.
Lars Leafblad Lars is a Principal with KeyStone Search, a Minneapolis-based retained executive search firm. He began his career in a leadership development program with GE Capital and subsequently spent two years helping launch Four51.com, a high-tech start-up. He is also the founder of Pollen, a digital community comprised of 4,000+ civic-minded connectors from several hundred different companies. In 2007 Lars was recognized with a “40 Under Forty” award from The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal and was called “the most networked man in the Twin Cities” by Minnesota Business magazine in December 2010. He was selected as one of the “200 Minnesotans You Should Know” in December 2011 by Twin Cities Business magazine.
Deborah Locke Deborah Locke is a Project Specialist at the Minnesota Historical Society. She oversees the completion of projects relating to the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and helps provide content for those projects including oral histories. The individuals interviewed, both Dakota and settler descendants, have a family or land connection to the War. Previously she was editor of Fond du Lac Reservation newspaper in Cloquet, Minnesota. In 2009, the paper was named the third best tribal paper in North America by the Native American Journalists Association. She also worked as an editorial board member for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, and as a suburban general assignment reporter for the Milwaukee Journal. Deborah graduated from Macalester College and has an M.A. in Communication from the University of Michigan.
Jane Beauchamp, owner, J Beauchamp Consulting: content strategy, project management, UX, elearning, writing. Frank Bures is a writer whose stories have appeared in many national publications and is a contributing editor at World Hum and Poets & Writers. Daarel Burnette is a St. Paul schools reporter for the Star Tribune. Rich Davy is owner of Better Hospitality, providing services to the hospitality industry, including offering oral histories for restaurant companies. Steve George is a ghostwriter and author of eight books including Enterprising Minnesotans, a nominee for the Minnesota Book Award. Katherine Glover is a Minneapolis-based writer, journalist and performer. She has written for salon.com, The Associated Press, Sierra Magazine and others, and she has also written and toured four one-woman shows.
Gayle Golden is a lecturer in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication, and has 30 years of experience as both a newspaper and magazine journalist and has interviewed the famous, the infamous and the unheralded alike. Yael Grauer is a freelance health and fitness writer at Yael Writes, and the managing editor of the Performance Menu: Journal of Health and Athletic Excellence. She also works with small businesses and creative entrepreneurs on copywriting, search engine optimization and social media strategy. Kathy Hansen, Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, teaches students how to prepare for and conduct interviews. Jeff Hargarten is an SJMC Journalism major, Web and Social Media Editor for the Minnesota Daily, Staff Reporter for the Murphy News Service and spring intern for the Pioneer Press Cameras in the Courts initiative. Joel Hoekstra is the editor of Minnesota Monthly. He has worked as an editor, writer, and freelancer in magazines since 1993.
Chris Ison is an Associate Professor in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication and a former reporter and editor at the Star Tribune Wendy Lee is a business reporter at the Star Tribune. She covers the airline industry, as well as emerging and growth companies. Katherine Lymn Jessica Marshall is a freelance science and environmental journalist based in St. Paul. She has been a regular contributor to Discovery News and New Scientist and has written for Nature, ScienceNow, Science News for Kids and other publications. Jim Mesick Sandy’Ci Moua is an actress, who was also an a production assistant on the Clint Eastwood film, Gran Torino. Kate O’Reilly is the new public relations director for Twin Cities Public Television after spending the past 3 years as a freelance publicist for creative entrepreneurs. She also writes a column for METRO Magazine and is the mother to two boys and producer of the ARTCRANK poster show.
Kate Parry is Assistant Managing Editor/Special Projects and Features at the Star Tribune Nora Paul is the director of the Minnesota Journalism Center at the University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication. John Rosengren is an award-winning journalist and author of seven books. He teaches a magazine writing course as an adjunct faculty member at the U’s SJMC. Jenna Ross covers higher education for the Star Tribune, where she has worked for five years. Michael Russell is a regional development director at the University of Minnesota Foundation, traveling to the state of California to meet with and engage alumni, an activity in which the art of interviewing and listening plays a key role in success. Kelly Smith is a news reporter at the Star Tribune. Emily Sohn is a freelance journalist and contributing writer for Discovery News, specializing in science, health, environment, adventure and writing for kids.
Premack Public Affairs Journalism Award Ceremony Presentation of Premack, Graven and Farr awards, plus a keynote from PolitiFact founder Matt Waite. April 19, 2012, 5:00 - 8:00 pm, McNamara Alumni Center, PremackAward.org SJMC Spring Showcase: A Celebration of Excellence Featuring a showcase of student work, the chance to meet our student groups, honoring of scholarship recipients and more. May 2, 2012, 5:00 - 8:00 pm, DQ Club, TCF Bank Stadium, z.umn.edu/springshowcase See Change Conference The See Change conference is intended for curious creatives to refresh their talents with innovative ideas and imagery. May 15-16, 2012, University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus, SeeChangeConference.org To register or learn more about any of these events, visit our website at www.sjmc.umn.edu.
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