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Saturday, November 16

11:45am PST

Covering Police: Truth-telling vs. Biases and Personal Agendas
On both sides, getting the facts right is always essential. Giving each side a chance to do their job, and meet very demanding job expectations can result in  predictably tense, stressful, and sometimes hostile interactions. Understanding the public expects professional accountability from both journalists and police is essential. Relying on professional critical thinking, and mutual respect for each other's job can, over time build up trust, and work to defuse tensions and conflicts.that predictably arise between police and the news media.

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Andrew Watson

Officer, San Jose Police Department
Andrew Watson is currently a member of the San Jose Police Department who works on community outreach, and recruiting talented individuals from Bay Area diverse cultural communities. Officer Watson was seriously injured on the job while performing his police duties, and talks candidly... Read More →
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Robert Rucker

Digital Television Productions Coordinator, San Jose State University
Bob Rucker has been a journalism professor at San Jose State University for nearly 30 years. He is a former Director of the SJSU Journalism School, has worked as the CNN Correspondent in San Francisco, a weekend news anchor and medical reporter in Philadelphia, PA, a national news... Read More →

Saturday November 16, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm PST
DBH 222

2:30pm PST

Arts Journalism
From the nuts and bolts of writing reviews to the opportunities for covering the news of the burgeoning entertainment industry.

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Scott Fosdick

San Jose State University
Scott FScott Fosdick worked as a drama critic and/or entertainment editor in Chicago, New Jersey, and Baltimore before earning his doctorate in theater at Northwestern University. His articles have appeared in a variety of newspapers and magazines, including American Theatre, Stagebill... Read More →

Saturday November 16, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm PST
DBH 222

2:30pm PST

Finding Stories in Documents and at Meetings
How can you craft stories from meetings and documents? A daily news reporter explains.

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Brennon Dixson

Reporter, Santa Monica Daily Press
Brennon Dixson currently covers a variety of topics for the Santa Monica Daily Press. The young reporter previously worked in Santa Clarita, where he was responsible for beats related to education, politics and business. Brennon graduated from CSU Long Beach in 2017 and also has work... Read More →

Saturday November 16, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm PST
DBH 228

2:30pm PST

Fundamental Tools for Journalists
Google has developed a wide range of tools to help people thrive in all industries. I will share tools and tricks to help journalists find, verify and tell news stories in the digital world. At the end of the session I’ll send a PDF with all the tools mentioned. We'll cover Advanced search, Verification, Google Trends, Visualization, Geo and Mapping.

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Michael Grant

Teaching Fellow, Google News Lab
Micheal Grant is a veteran journalist who specializes in editorial experience design. He recently joined the News Lab as Teaching Fellow training newsrooms in the use of Google Products. Before joining the News Lab, Grant was UX design editor at Reveal, from The Center for Investigative... Read More →

Saturday November 16, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm PST
DBH 133

2:30pm PST

Reporting on Human Rights and Social Justice
Reporting on critical issues today requires knowledge about human rights conventions and social justice campaigns. Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, and the immigration struggles of dreamers are national and local human rights issues that journalists report on. Understanding human rights conventions, language and debates will strengthen journalists reporting on these issues. In this workshop student journalists will learn how to apply human rights standards to stories in their communities.

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Halima Kazem-Stojanovic

Lecturer, San Jose State University
Halima Kazem-Stojanovic is an investigative journalist and filmmaker who specializes in reporting on human rights and social justice issues. Halima teaches journalism and human rights at San Jose State University and is finishing her Ph.D. in Feminist Studies and Social Documentary... Read More →

Saturday November 16, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm PST
DBH 225

3:45pm PST

Art of the Interview
Beyond interviewing basics for professional journalists.

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Ralph Nichols

Journalism Instructor, San Jose State University
Ralph Nichols brings more than 30 years of journalism experience to his feature writing workshop. He currently teaches journalism and media studies at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose and at San Jose State University. Features are Nichols' passion. He is an award-winning feature... Read More →

Saturday November 16, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
DBH 225
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