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St. Thomas University News Release

Office of University Advancement
St. Thomas University
Fredericton, NB, E3B 5G3
Tel (506) 452-0522, Fax (506) 460-0335



News Release - Halifax

March 15, 2004

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS FOR JOURNALISTS

The Journalism Program of St. Thomas University in Fredericton, NB has partnered with the Atlantic Journalism Awards to create Professional Development Workshops for journalists. The workshops will be held during the day at the Casino Nova Scotia Hotel in Halifax in conjunction with the Atlantic Journalism Awards on April 17, 2004. Details of the Workshop Series and registration can be found on line at www.AJAs.ca click on workshops or telephone 902 425-2727. The workshop fee is $50 for all sessions, students are $25. The morning workshops include 9:00 – 10:30 am sessions with either John DeMont, freelance author and writer on Following the Narrative or David Coles, Barrister of Boyne Clarke on Reporters and the RCMP: How to protect your sources. The 10:45 – 12:30 pm workshops include presentations by Paul MacNeill, publisher, The Eastern Graphic, Investigative Reporting in your community and Anna Maria Tremonti, host of CBC Radio’s The Current, Staying ahead of the story.

There will also be an afternoon panel discussion open to anyone from 2 to 3.30 titled Telling our stories and making them care. The panelists will include, Kevin Newman, Global TV’s, Anna Maria Tremonti, Paul MacNeill, Russell Wangersky, Managing Editor, The Telegram. The Moderator will be Lynne Patterson, Managing Editor of The Coast.

Contact:
Katie MacDonald
Event Coordinator
(902) 425-2727 (o)
(902) 499-8295 (c)
office@AJAs.ca

Media contact:

Mary McIntosh
Director of Communications and Media Relations
St. Thomas University
(506) 452-0522
Email: marymc@stu.ca