November 10, 2008

For future journalists...

Young American Broadcasters is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating the next generation of print and broadcast journalists. Each year YAB hosts an annual conference directed to college and university students with an interest in pursuing a career in the industry. This year’s conference will be held Nov. 19, 2008 at the National Association of Broadcasters, 1771 N Street, NW, Washington DC 22036.


Accuracy in Broadcasting & Journalism:

The Critical Influence to the Future of a Democracy

November 19, 2008

National Association of Broadcasters

1771 N Street, NW

Washington, D.C.

7:30 -8:00 a.m. Welcome and Continental Breakfast

“Being a Responsible Journalist”

Bob Franken - TV correspondent and columnist (confirmed)

8:00 -9:30 “Acquiring and Keeping Sources in Chaotic Environments”

Richard Miniter - Author and columnist (confirmed)

Jane Watrel - Freelance Reporter NBC (confirmed)

Kathie Scarrah-Associated Press

9:30-10:30 “America’s Financial Meltdown –Who Got It Right, Who Got it Wrong”

Beverly Kirk –Host, Washington Report-News Channel 8 (confirmed)

Jane Norris – Host, WFED “The Federal Drive” (confirmed)

Jodi Schneider-Congressional Quarterly

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 p.m. “New Media Challenges - The 21st Century Journalist”

Mike Allen – Chief Political Writer, The Politco (invited)

James Taranto – Editor, Wall Street Journal’s “” (confirmed)

Michael Levin-Host,

12:oo-12:45 Lunch & Keynote Address

Michael Harrison

Editor and Publisher TALKERS Magazine

12:45-1:30 “Accuracy in Reporting: The Influence of a Responsible Press on the World’s Conscience”

Dr. Walid Phares – FOX TV correspondent (confirmed)

Jim Bohannon – Host, “The Jim Bohannon Show” (confirmed)

Paul Rodriguez – Former Investigative Reporter and Editor, Insight Magazine, Burson Marsteller (confirmed)

1:30-2:30 “Adversity at Home and Abroad: Beating the Odds to get the Story”

Jigme Ngapo - Tibetan Service Director, Radio Free Asia (confirmed)

Joel Mowbray – Columnist, “Town Hall” (invited)

Cyndi Scott, President = Three Roads Communications

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-4:oo Communicating in a Time of Crisis and Political Uncertainty

Don Baer – Vice Chairman, Burson-Marstellar Global (confirmed)

Russ Hodge-Three Roads Communications (confirmed)

Lucie Morillon – Director, Reporters without Borders (confirmed)

4:-5:00 Closing Remarks

Mildred Webber-National Association of Broadcasters

Blanquita Cullum – Founder & President, Young American Broadcasters

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