Tuesday, October 17, 2006

If You're Interested...

Hey Gang,

Wish I had some news to slip you on the various goings-on at the paper, but haven't heard anything more beyond what I posted last time. In the meantime, I wanted to pass the word on something completely unrelated to the union, but still worthy.

In my increasingly rare spare time, I'm also an associate board member for SPJ's LA chapter and next week, we'll be hosting a forum on business reporting over in Van Nuys. My apologies if you've already gotten the original SPJ e-mail, but we've received a grand total of two RSVPs to date and I'm really hoping the panelists won't out-number the guests. So if any of you guys are interested, please let me know-- it's cheap, it's local and it should be an informative night. What more could a journalist ask for, huh?

And speaking of which, not to torpedo my own attendance, Rachel Uranga's organized a panel with CCNMA on Black-Latino relations to be held the same evening in Northridge. I don't have the full details with me, but talk to her if you'd like to know more.

Hope to see you at one or the other,

Contact Brent Hopkins


Curious how to make business reporting interesting? Why housing prices
and unemployment affect you and your readers, listeners and viewers?
What EBITDA means and why anyone would care?

Come satisfy that curiosity at a business reporting forum sponsored by
the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional
Journalists on Tuesday, Oct. 24.

Panelists -including Frank Mottek of KNX-1070 radio; Mark Lacter, former
editor of the Los Angeles Business Journal and current editor of LABiz
Observed - will discuss how to break into business reporting and how to
make it relevant and interesting to your audience.

What: SPJ-LA Business Reporting Forum

When: Tuesday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m.

Where: Valley Economic Development Center Community Room, 5121 Van Nuys
Blvd., 3rd floor, Van Nuys, CA


Cost: $8 for members, $10 for non-members Dinner and refreshments will
be provided with admission.

Please RSVP by Sunday, Oct. 22 to Brent Hopkins at afropic@hotmail.com

Look for details on SPJ-LA's Web site, http://www.spj.org/losangeles.


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