The Alliance for Community Journalism and Harvard University's Nieman Foundation are hosting a day-long workshop, "Making the Most of Your Local Advantage," Boston's neighborhood and community reporters, editors and publishers. Date: Sat., Oct. 20, 2007. Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cost: $25 (includes lunch). Location: The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University One Francis Ave, Cambridge, Mass. The conference is for published, working neighborhood and community reporters, editors, publishers.
* Ordinary people, extraordinary profile writing: Lane DeGregory, St. Petersburg
* Using "Impact" and "New Readers" studies to grow readership: Dean Miller, Idaho
Falls Post Register
* Writing the short narrative on a deadline: Ben Montgomery, St. Petersburg Times
* Covering the environment, at the neighborhood level: Kate Galbraith, The Economist;
James Baxter, Edmonton Journal; Leith Sharp, Harvard Green Campus Initative
* Investigations on a dime, finding solutions instead of excuses: Joshua Benton,
The Dallas Morning News; Olivera Perkins,The Cleveland Plain Dealer; Mary Newsom,
The Charlotte Observer
* Waking up language: Connie Hale, Director of the Nieman Program on Narrative Journalism
and author of "Sin and Syntax" and "Wired Style"
Hosted by the Nieman Foundation and the Alliance for Community Journalism.
For more information and registration go to: www.nieman.harvard.edu/community_journalism07/