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2021 AJPA Annual Conference

AJPA Annual Conference Agenda
Wednesday, June 23 - Friday, June 25, 2021

All times listed below are Eastern. 

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm EST Conference Welcome
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST Show & Tell
This Show & Tell sharing session will showcase our publications' best and most creative work. Fresh ideas, best practices and tips on how to create excellent stories. Pieces from the following categories will be showcased: Holidays (Passover, Hanukkah, Jewish New Year etc.), covers, website, webpages that are particularly innovative, special sections/magazines, features, advertisements, enterprise journalism and short 3-minute videos.
Moderator: Ellen Futterman, St. Louis Jewish Light
5:30 pm - 5:50 pm EST JNS User Session
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

AJPA's Happy Hour: Toasting the Good
After the year we’ve been through, we can all use some good cheer. We kick off our virtual conference with real l’chayims featuring AJPA’s 2021 Signature Cocktail (coming soon) or your favorite drink. Along with our media outlets celebrating special anniversaries, we invite everyone to share toasts to those things that have gone right for us over the past year, personally and professionally.

 Thursday, June 24, 2021
10:45 am - 11:00 am EST Welcome/Dial-in

11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

What to publish? Walking the line between offending and reporting 
It’s an easy question to answer. And it’s not an easy question to answer. We’ll offer some food for thought with this panel of experts that will help you decide on when to publish that story and when not to as well as understand guidelines and policies that you may want in place. Do you have specific stories that raised questions for you? How did you handle them?  
Bob Jacob, Cleveland Jewish News
 Craig Burke, Mid-Atlantic Media, Philissa Cramer, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Joanne Palmer, Jewish Standard, Jonathan Tobin, Jewish News Syndicate

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm EST Break
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm EST

Covering Israel

Moderator: Andy Silow-Carroll, The Jewish Week
 David Horovitz, Times of Israel

Sponsored by the American Committee for the Weismann Institute of Science

1:15 pm - 1:30 pm EST Break
1:30 pm - 1:50 pm EST JTA User Session
1:50 pm - 2:50 pm EST Pivoting - Adapting to New Normals 
Moderated by the editor and managing publisher of Atlanta Jewish Times, this session will be an engaging round-table discussion about the changes that media professionals have made to get through the COVID crisis. We will share ideas that are successful and even those that failed. Now that vaccinations have readers getting out of their homes, and advertisers back in business, we begin to pivot again, adjusting to another new normal. What should we as media professional plan for next?
Kaylene Ladinsky, Atlanta Jewish Times
2:50 pm - 3:00 pm EST Wrap-Up
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm EST Rockower Awards Presentation
Join us in celebrating the best of Jewish journalism and watch as we broadcast our 40th Annual Rockower Awards ceremony. This event will be streamed the AJPA Facebook and Website. Stay tuned for more information on how to watch.
8:15 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Rockower After Party
Celebrate with your AJPA peers and congratulate each other on a successful year in this open Zoom room following the Rockower presentation.

Friday, June 25, 2021
11:00 am - 11:15 am EST Welcome/Dial-in
11:15 am - 12:45 pm EST Editorial and Business Round Table Discussions

These breakout sessions will give conference attendees the chance to dive deeper into the editorial and business sides of journalism. This open discussion will give attendees the chance to share ideas, ask questions of their peers and learn from each other.
Editorial Moderator: Sue Fishkoff, J. The Jewish News of Northern California
Business Moderator: Jamie Janoff, New Jersey Rockland Jewish Media Group

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm EST Break
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST Membership Meeting and Conference Wrap-Up

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