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Saturday, June 10

4:30pm-7:00pm: Tour of Philadelphia Inquirer

A News Division tour of Library and research facilities at the Philadelphia Inquirer. Tour groups will meet at the Inquirer at 400 N. Broad Street.

8:00pm-12:00am: News Division Open House

Catch up with friends on your first night in town.  Sponsored by bigchalk.com.

Sunday, June 11

8:30am-5:30pm: News Division CE Course: Computer-Assisted Reporting for News Librarians

Intermediate Level, Comp: 1.6
This course will include examples of stories in which CAR techniques have been successfully incorporated and review ways to include statistical analysis in newsstories. Demonstrations of Excel, Access, and FoxPro programs as CAR tools will follow, and a Census Bureau representative will discuss the analysis of population data.

Ticketed event: $220 for members / $250 non-members

4:30pm-5:45pm: News Division Board Meeting - includes Strategic Planning Report

6:00pm-12:00am: News Division Open House

Our traditional night to welcome newcomers to the Division. Sponsored by MediaStream Inc.

Monday, June 12

7:30am-8:30am: Technology Spotlight

HTML? XML? Join the News Division’s Technology Spotlight as we focus on new technologies, their potential applications in a news environment, and impact on news archiving and research methods and systems.

8:45am-10:15am:  SLA General SessionTranscript of Interview

10:30am-11:45am: News and Legal Divisions sponsor: Ethics in an Online World: Legal and Privacy Issues in Journalism and News Research

Panel will offer library and journalism perspectives on ethics and examine changes inethical issues and concerns which have come with the explosion of information available on the Internet. A survey of ethics guide lines among News Division members will be discussed.

12:00pm-1:15pm: News Division Annual Luncheon

John Allen Paulos, author, speaker, Temple University mathematics professor, and contributor to ABCNews.com will speak on the topic "A Mathematician Reads the News" at this luncheon.  Paulos has written frequently about the ways in which numbers and statistics are utilized by news organizations and will offer stimulating ideas on this topic.  iCopyright has generously agreed to sponsor our speaker.  iCopyright works with publishers in an effort to streamline copyright compliance in the use of web content.

Ticketed Event: $40.00

1:30pm-2:45pm: Politics and News Research (PowerPoint)

With campaigning for the Presidential election in full swing (along with news research)this is a great time to think about the tools and expertise we’ll need. Members of the panel will present information on key political research databases and print sources and discuss strategies for political research.

Moderator: Jennifer Belton, Washington Post. Speakers: Madeline Cohen, Newsweek -- PowerPoint & Handout, ; Jennifer Manning, Library of Congress (includes Congressional Research Service Highlights & Chronology of Finance Law); Monica Bornowski (PowerPoint), New York Times; Cary Schneider, Los Angeles Times.  Sponsored by Emerge magazine, a Division of BET Publications.

3:00pm-4:15pm: News Division Annual Business Meeting 

6:00pm-9:00pm: News Division Awards Banquet

Philadelphia’s Down Town Club will be host to the annual News Division Awards Banquet and it should be another stellar event in this historic building. The Club was founded in 1897, then merged with the Ledger Club in 1929 and relocated to the Public Ledger Building at 6th and Chestnut Street. Located in Philadelphia’s Historic District, it overlooks Independence Hall and the Delaware River. Join your colleagues for cocktails at 6 p.m. followed by the Awards ceremony and banquet at 7 p.m.

Ticketed Event: $60.00

9:00pm-12:00am: News Division Open House and Dessert Reception

A first time event for News Division members -- stop by the suite for a sweet following our Awards Banquet.  Sponsored by PTFS.

Tuesday, June 13

9:00am-10:15am:News Division and Social Sciences Division sponsor a keynote presentation by Jim Lehrer.

12:00pm-1:15pm: Freedom Forum’s News Division Luncheon

The Freedom Forum continues its series of international programs highlighting the challenges and triumphs of journalists and information professionals working in developing countries with "Free Speech on Trial:  Zimbabwe."  Mark Chavunduka, editor of Zimbabwe Standard and Nieman Fellow at Harvard will speak about his imprisonment and upcoming trial for publishing stories about a government coup.

1:30pm-2:45pm: News Content on the Web

More news organizations than ever are making their news content available over the Internet. But what happens to this content? Is anyone archiving web content or is it lost forever? This panel will look into what different organizations are doing to save web content and discuss the technical and financial obstacles.

3:00pm-4:15pm: Vendor Update

News research and archiving vendors will offer updates on product development and upcoming enhancements to existing services. Time for questions from the audience follows.

4:30pm-5:45pm News Division Exhibit Time

Be sure to check out new technologies and products in the Exhibit Hall today.

5:30pm-6:00pm Small/Solo News Librarians Discussion Group meets in the News DivisionSuite

6:00pm-12:00am: News Division Open House and Silent Auction

Annual News Division silent auction.  Bid on cool news memorabilia and collectibles.
Sponsored by Bell & Howell.

Wednesday, June 14

7:30am-8:45am: News Division Breakfast with Kare Anderson: Making Every Encounter More Positive

Sponsored by Lexis-Nexis.  

9:00am-11:00am  SLA Annual Business Meeting

11:30am-12:45pm: News Division Management Spotlight: Beyond Charisma with Kare Anderson

Kare Anderson, an author, strategist, coach, and frequent speaker on management and leadership topics will discuss the charisma of good managers and leaders. She will focus on how to communicate what you do to upper managers and in the process become better-valued and more recognized for contributions within your corporate environment.

Ticketed Event: $22.00

1:00pm-2:15pm: Finding Good People: Interviewing and Hiring Issues in the Workplace

Recruiting great people is one of the most important things we do as managers but finding those people can sometimes be difficult. During this session panelists will focus on the challenges of getting the skills and knowledge you need in candidates and will share recruitment strategies and interview techniques.

2:30pm-3:45pm: Case Studies in News Research Management

News Division managers with real-life success stories and expertise will present casestudies on a variety of management topics including labor-management relations within a news environment, strategies for budgeting and more.

4:00pm-5:00pm: News Division Management Spotlight: Managing End-User Access to Research Tools

Many research centers are providing end-user access to sophisticated online tools in their news organizations. This panel will examine products being rolled out in newsroom environments and look into some of the hurdles and complicated management issues that area part of this equation: identifying end-users, empowering users, training and financial challenges.

5:00pm-6:00pm: News Division Newcomers Wrap-Up

An opportunity for newcomers to the News Division to reconnect and share ideas.

5:00pm-6:00pm News Division Board Meeting

6:00pm-6:30pm AP Users Group Meeting in the News Division Suite

6:00pm-12:00am News Division Open House

Unwind on the last full day of conference sessions, and bid on more auction items.  Sponsored by Northern Light Technology, Inc.

Thursday, June 15

9:00am-4:30pm: News Division Field Trip to Winterthur Museum and Longwood Gardens

A visit to Winterthur, the Henry du Pont Estate and Gardens, in the beautiful Brandywine Valley, will include a docent-led tour of the museum’s collection of decorative arts spanning 200 years. Following time to explore the grounds we will depart for a visit to Longwood Gardens and explore some of the 20 indoor gardens and 1000 acres of grounds, a true delight for your senses. Two groups will alternate schedules: one visiting Winterthur in the morning and Longwood in the afternoon, the other group will do the reverse. A casual luncheon for both groups will be included at Winterthur.

Ticketed event: $75.00

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Last Updated: 01/14/2001
Jessica Baumgart