20th DO THE WRITE THING Conference for Jewish College Reporters and Students in Journalism to Take Place at GA in Washington DC, 8-11November

October 30, 2009 / 12 Cheshvan 5770

Come celebrate the 20th anniversary of
"DO THE WRITE THING"
A conference for Jewish journalism students from North America, at the General Assembly of the United Jewish Communities

November 8th – 10th 2009
Washington, DC

What is "Do the Write Thing"?

Do the Write Thing is a unique conference that focuses on the interests and needs of Jewish journalism students and professional journalists and writers from Israel and North America.

The workshops address issues of objectivity in the media, values in a changing world, the dynamics of power between the media and the Jewish and Israeli establishment, globalization and building journalism skills.

This year's Do the Write Thing topics will cover Israel's response to terrorism, the influence of the media in foreign policy-making, Israel's domestic politics and foreign relations, perspectives on peace, media bias, the relevance of Zionism for young Jewish adults today and coverage of Israel on campus.

The seminar will take place along side the annual General Assembly, creating a rare opportunity to meet with the decision makers and leaders of world Jewry. Do the Write Thing participants have the opportunity to interact with influential Jewish figures in the media world today, plus prominent members of the Israeli and North American Jewish leadership.

Highlights of Do the Write Thing:

  • Exclusive addresses by top politicians
  • Editorial workshops with members of the American Jewish Press Association
  • Publishing opportunities with influential Jewish and Israeli newspapers and magazines
  • Student facilitated journalism and writers workshops
  • An educational opportunity to learn about the situation in the Middle East from the experts
  • Discussions and networking between Jewish American students and journalists

Application is now closed - See you next year!

Full cost: $0!!!
You only pay for your trip to DC!!!

*Grants for traveling may be available in advanced stage.

The cost covers all hotel expenses, most meals, registration fees, educational guidance & staff and all of the workshops and sessions.

For more information please contact
USD/Hagshama
1800-27-ISRAEL
Or 212-339-6941
usd@hagshama.org

Do the Write Thing is brought to you by:

  • Minister For Diaspora Affairs
  • The World Zionist Organization - Hagshama Department
  • The Jewish Agency for Israel - Spokesperson's Office
  • The Office of the Prime Minister

In conjunction with:

  • American Jewish Press Association
  • For further information contact:
    Michael Jankelowitz,
    Liaison to the Foreign Press, Jewish Agency for Israel
    Mobile: +972-52-6130220;
    Voice-mail: +972-2-620-2780
    michaelj@jafi.org
    website: www.jewishagency.org

     

     

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