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SITE: John Seigenthaler Center • 1207 18th Avenue South * Nashville, Tennessee 37212 • 615/727-1401

HOTEL: Embassy Suites Nashville at Vanderbilt • 1811 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee 37203 • 615/320-8899

Thursday, April 12, 2012

6 p.m.

Embassy Suites Hotel shuttle leaves on first of two trips to John Seigenthaler Center (615/727-1401)

6:30 p.m.

Reception Conference Room, Diversity Institute

Welcome: Tommy Denton, Seminar Director, past president of AOJ (formerly NCEW) and NCEW Foundation, retired editorial page editor
Speaker: John Seigenthaler, chair emeritus, The Tennessean, and founder, First Amendment Center

7:30 p.m.

Dinner

8:15 p.m. The Next Four Days

Tommy Denton, Seminar Director

9 p.m.

Shuttle picks up participants for return to Embassy Suites Hotel

Friday, April 13, 2012

Complimentary continental or cooked-to-order breakfast at Embassy Suites Hotel

8 a.m.

Embassy Suites Hotel shuttle leaves on first of two trips to John Seigenthaler Center

8:30 a.m.

Opinion writing: Why and to what purpose Conference Room, Diversity Institute
Speaker: Tommy Denton, retired editorial page editor, past AOJ/NCEW and NCEW Foundation president

9:15 a.m.

Nuts and bolts of opinion writing Conference Room, Diversity Institute
Speaker: Tommy Denton, retired editorial page editor, past AOJ/NCEW and NCEW Foundation president

10 a.m.

Finding your voice
Speaker: Ricardo Pimentel, metro columnist, San Antonio Express-News

10:45 a.m.

Break

11 a.m.

The survival of the flexible in the digital age
Dr. Sybril Bennett, associate professor of journalism, Belmont University

Noon

Group photo

12:30 p.m.

Lunch Student Lounge, Diversity Institute

1 p.m.

Simulated editorial board meetings in small groups
Leaders: Vanessa Gallman, editorial page editor, Lexington Herald-Leader in Kentucky and past president,
AOJ/NCEW and NCEW Foundation
Ricardo Pimentel, metro columnist, San Antonio Express-News
Chuck Stokes, editorial/public affairs director, WXYZ Channel 67 Detroit and
past AOJ/NCEW and NCEW Foundation president

2 p.m.

Writing session Newsroom, Diversity Institute

4:30 p.m.

Shuttle picks up participants for return to Embassy Suites Hotel

Afternoon and evening free: dinner on your own

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Complimentary continental or cooked-to-order breakfast at Embassy Suites Hotel

8 a.m.

Embassy Suites Hotel shuttle leaves on first of two trips to John Seigenthaler Center

8:30 a.m.

Small group critique session with leaders

9:45 a.m.

Expanding your voice Conference Room, Diversity Institute
Your “voice” isn’t just what you think about things —it’s how you express those thoughts. And here’s the secret: You’ve got more choices than you ever imagined! Let’s explore some of them.
Speaker: Rick Horowitz, founder and “Wordsmith in Chief” of Prime Prose, LLC, Emmy-winning commentator for Milwaukee Public TV and former syndicated columnist

11 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m.

Opinion and social media: An interactive conversation Conference Room, Diversity Institute
Dwight Lewis, columnist, retired editorial page editor, The Tennessean in Nashville
Vanessa Gallman, editorial page editor, Lexington Herald-Leader in Kentucky and past president, AOJ/NCEW and NCEW Foundation
Rick Horowitz, founder and Wordsmith in Chief of Prime Prose, Milwaukee
Ricardo Pimentel, metro columnist, San Antonio Express-News
Chuck Stokes, editorial/public affairs director, WXYZ Channel 67 Detroit and past president, AOJ/NCEW and NCEW Foundation

12:15 p.m.

Lunch Student Lounge, Diversity Institute

12:45 p.m.

Simulated editorial board meetings in small groups with leaders

1:30 p.m.

Writing session Newsroom

4:30 p.m.

Shuttle picks up participants for return to Embassy Suites Hotel

6:30 p.m.

Embassy Suites Hotel shuttles leaves for first of two trips

7 p.m.

Reception, Dinner Conference Room, Diversity Institute

8 p.m.

The First Amendment
Speaker: Gene Policinski, vice president/executive director, First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University and NCEW Foundation board member

9:15 p.m.

Embassy Suites Shuttle picks up participants for return to Embassy Suites Hotel

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Complimentary continental or cooked-to-order breakfast at Embassy Suites Hotel

8:30 a.m.

Evaluation of seminar

9 a.m.

Group critique session with leaders Titan Room, Embassy Suites Hotel

11 a.m.

Dismissal

Bobbi Booker
Lifestyle & Leisure Reporter/Radio Show Host
Philadelphia Tribune/WRTI 90.1FM/
BlackAmericaWeb.com/
NewsInBlack.com
Philadelphia PA


Luis Carrasco
Web producer
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Chattanooga TN


Stacy Davis
Diversity reporter and columnist
The News-Times/ Hearst Connecticut Media Group
Danbury CT


Stan Donaldson
General Assignment Reporter/Multimedia
The Plain Dealer
Cleveland OH

Sachi Fujimori
Features Writer
The Record/North Jersey Media Group
West New York NJ


Danielle Hester
Blogger for women’s interest blog Loop21
Chicago IL


Richard S. Koonce
Adjunct Professor of Communications
Bowling Green State University-Firelands Campus
Sandusky OH


Vivian Lingard
Freelance writer/editor/independent journalist
Metuchen NJ

Ray Metoyer
Content Producer/Blogger
Townhall Productions
Atlanta GA


Don Perez
Freelance Writer
Hawthorne CA


Tamika Smith
Local Editor
Patch.com
Silver Spring MD


Dwayne Steward
Columnist/Blogger/Radio Personality
Outlook Columbus/TalktainmentRadio.com
Columbus OH

Joan Armour

Seminar Coordinator

Armour&Armour Marketing

1105 Stonewall Drive

Nashville TN 37220

615/330-8739, 615/269-4852

joan@armour-armour.com

Sybril Bennett

Associate Professor

Belmont University

1900 Belmont Blvd.

Nashville TN 37212

615/460-6383

sybril.bennett@belmont.edu

Tommy Denton

Seminar Director

Retired Editorial Page Editor

1109 Clearfield Road, SW

Roanoke VA 24015

540/343-0027

tdenton85@gmail.com

Vanessa Gallman

Editorial Page Editor

The Herald-Leader

100 Midland Avenue

Lexington KY 40508-1999

859/231-1393

vgallman@herald-leader.com

Rick Horowitz

Prime Prose LLC

4014 N. Morris Blvd.

Shorewood WI 53211-1844

414/963-9333

rickhoro@execpc.com

Dwight Lewis

Columnist, Retired Editorial Page Editor

The Tennessean

837 Battlefield Drive

Nashville TN 37204

615/383-5445

dwight1@aol.com

Ricardo Pimentel

Metro Columnist

San Antonio Express-News

301 Avenue E

San Antonio TX 78205

210/250-3165

o.ricardo.pimentel@express-news.net

Gene Policinski

Senior Vice President/Executive Director

First Amendment Center

1207 18th Ave. South

Nashville TN 37212

615/727-1303

gpolicinski@freedomforum.org

555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Washington D.C. 20001

202/292-6290

John Seigenthaler

Chair Emeritus

The Tennessean

1207 18th Avenue South

Nashville TN 37212

615/726-1600

jseigenthaler@freedomforum.org

Jan Stinson

Seminar Coordinator

Armour&Armour Marketing

P.O. Box 158973

Nashville TN 37215

615/269-4852, 615/308-8028 cell

Chuck Stokes

Editorial/Public Affairs Director

WXYZ-TV Detroit

20777 West Ten Mile Road

Southfield MI 48037

248/827-9350

cstokes@wxyz.com