AAJA – NY March Meeting Minutes

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Sunday March 11, 2012

President’s Report (Maria)
1. Media Access Workshop Summary
-100 people attended
-Maria sent survey and media access 48-page handbook to attendees who left their emails
-Maria wants to redo workshop in six months
-Feedback from Corky: hold another media access workshop to show how to conduct an effective press conference and how to package a media kit, also mentioned that there wasn’t an arts editor at event to explain image requirements
-Next workshop should be a weekend (whole afternoon – 1-5 p.m.), teach the basics, practice interviews, pitch stories, have cameras closer and on the side.

-Early-bird registration deadline = Friday, March 16
-Board must vote on convention pitch

VP of Digital (Bea)
1. Social Media Workshop 3/27
-Attendee goal: 100 people (Bea mentioned that the social media workshop garnered 70 attendees the last two years)
-Joint event with SAAJA (free for SAAJA and AAJA members)
-March 27th 6:30pm

Committee Chair Updates (Michelle)
1. NY Press Club event (female reporters covering war)
-Lined up three war journalists, wants to get one more journalist (possibly Christiane Amanpour and Laura Ling)
-Date still pending
-features journalists: Stephanie Gaskell, Lily Jamali and Roxana Saberi

2. Mentor/Membership Mixer
-Michelle and Heather will research venue options, choose a Saturday in April and send out details to board
-Pick one food sponsor instead of potluck (more difficult to organize with 40/50 attendees)

Other Topics
Trivia Bowl – held in May/ need items for silent auction (talk to Sital if you have items to donate)/ Juju Chang will host
Convention – preparing for next year/ nailing down a hotel and location
Resume Review and Career workshop – pushed back to the fall

Budget Balance: $42,693.34
Michelle Odem
Marie France Han
Shirley Lew
Christie Hsu
Heather Shultz
Andrew Chang
Minerva Chin
Marilyn Louie
Corky Lee
Bea Hundal
Chris Chang
Anita Sthalasayee
Maria Sandoval



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