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The 2014 Annual Conference was held in National Harbor, Maryland November 9-11, 2014. 

MEMBERS & CONFERENCE ATTENDEES: From the drop down menu above, select the '2014 Conference Photos and Presentations' page to view post conference items.

Moving Forward, Growing Strong!

We had plenty in store at the 2014 conference as AJPA took National Harbor by storm — from meaningful user sessions to a Rockower banquet overlooking the Potomac River — plus a few surprises up our sleeves. 


While AJPA 2014 was plenty of fun, attendees also expected to leave feeling enriched and energized, and that they did!





Sunday, November 9:
-Executive Committee Meeting
-Editors Roundtable

-Wine Tasting Welcome Reception - sponsored by Rabinowitz Communications, wine provided by Royal Wines

-Rockower Awards and AJPA 70th Anniversary Banquet Dinner - Banquet sponsored by the Birthright Israel Foundation, AJPA's 70th Anniversary celebration sponsored by EL AL Israel Airlines

Monday, November 10: Conference Sessions

-Role of a Jewish Newspaper Today

Speakers: Geoffrey Melada, Editor-in-Chief, Washington Jewish Week, David Suissa, President, The Jewish Journal of Greater LA/Tribe Media Corp., Gabrielle Birkner, Managing Editor of JTA and co-founder of Modern Loss, and Josh Runyan, Editor-in-Chief, Baltimore Jewish Times 

-Show & Tell 

Speaker: Ellen Futterman, Editor, St. Louis Jewish Light

-State of the Industry - Sponsored by the Yesha Council

Speaker: Rick Kestenbaum, Chief Operating Officer/General Manager, New Jersey Jewish News, AJPA Treasurer

-Exhibitor Showcase

Tuesday,November 11: Conference Sessions

-Bringing Jewish Values to Jewish Journalism: A New Look at the AJPA Code of Ethics

Speaker: Alan Abbey, Director of Media and Internet Services, Shalom Hartman Institut

-Israelis and Palestinians: Is There Any Realistic Hope? – Sponsored by The American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science

Speaker: David Makovsky, Director of the Project on the Middle East Peace Process, The Washington Institute

-Covering Community from Different Angles, on Different Platforms
An exploration of new ways to tackle the mission of building community, including use of social media, digital tools and crowd sourcing.

 Speaker: Maayan Jaffe, Senior Writer/Editor, Netsmart

-Business Breakout Roundtable Session: "Beyond ROP - Revenue Generating Ideas from Others"

-AJPA Annual Meeting


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