Upgrade 2009

Speakers:

  • Susan Ormiston: Correspondant for CBC's The National
  • Jonathan Goldstein: Host of CBC's Wiretap
  • Brian Gable: Globe and Mail Cartoonist
  • Jesse Brown: Host of CBC's Search Engine
  • Lucas Olenuik: Photographer for the Toronto Star
  • Ryan Jackson: Photographer for the Edmonton Journal
  • Mitch Diamantopoulos: Founder of Planet S Magazine
  • Chris Kirkland: Editor of Planet S Magazine
  • Rebekah Bennetch: Local blogger (Grrrl Meets World)
  • Joey Coleman: Blogger for MacLean's OnCampus
  • Liam Richards: Local Freelance Photographer
  • Leonzo Barreno: Global Chair for Indigenous Studies
  • Emily Elias: Former Cuppie and CBC Radio Reporter (Young Reporters Panel)
  • Kathryn Warden: PR Specialist
  • Jenn Ruddy: Briarpatch Magazine
  • Mike Barker: Graphic Designer for Globe and Mail
  • Jason A. Chiu: Photographer and Graphic Designer for the Toronto Star
  • Marcus McCann; Editor for Capitol Xtra
  • Dave Hutton: Reporter for The Star Phoenix
  • Justin Johnson: CEO of Global Reporter
  • Marie Wadden: CBC Reporter and author
  • Monte Paulsen: Investigative Reporter for the Tyee
  • Cassandra Kyle: StarPhoenix reporter
  • Betty-Anne Adams: Chief reporter on the David Milgaard inquiry
  • David Cournoyer: Influencial Alberta blogger who goes by Dave Berta
  • Mark Leiren-Young: Author of "Never Shoot a Stampede Queen" is a collection of true-life tall tales about a rookie reporter's adventures in Canada's still-very-wild West
  • Rod Nickel: Veteran StarPhoenix reporter
  • Stephanie Classen: StarPhoenix reporter
  • James Wood: StarPhoenix legislative reporter
  • Jon Shelling: Editor of Backflash


Workshops/seminars:

  • The journalistic duty of political cartoonists
  • Covering the Internet: How to know down low on the World Wide Web
  • Shifting perspectives: How Electronic media is changing the face of journalism
  • The death of the daily: Are daily newspapers a thing of the past
  • The future of in-depth: With news stories just a click away, what future do long-form, in-depth, investigative articles have?
  • Making it personal: How to make national news stories relevant to local audiences
  • Views about interviews: How to make those boring Q and A's interesting
  • From the Daily Show to Jonathan Goldstein: How satire is playing an intimate roll in the shifting face of news media
  • The construction of the alt-weekly: How to get your great magazine ideas off the ground
  • Finding a balance: Local vs. national/international
  • Provincial perspective: Alternative ways to look at covering your province
  • Freelancing fact sheet: The realities of freelance writing in smaller centers like Saskatoon
  • Sports reporting: Making a story when readers already know the score
  • Blogging for a new generation: How young bloggers are influencing everything from national debates to student politics
  • Bloggers round table
  • Covering your university: Places to look for news on campus
  • Beyond the review: How arts writing can make it on to the front page
  • Looking West: Covering everything from agriculture to the tar sands, the west is wide open
  • The photograph has evolved: How the sharpshooters are coping with the invasion of digital and new media
  • Getting your foot in the door: How to get those internships, with or without J-school
  • Changing Perspectives: Aboriginal and minority reporters are overthrowing traditional power structures.
  • Snapshots: Lessons on freelance photography from someone who was once just like you
  • Column writing


We'll be adding speakers frequently over the next fewmonths, stay tuned.

Have a suggestion for a speaker or workshop? Contact CharlesHamilton by e-mailing chuck@cup.ca.Check back often as this list continues to grow!