All JJA conference events are free and open to the public, though space is limited, so pre-registration is advised. Go to http://members.jazzjournalists.org/events for full schedule, to register and sign up for emails regarding conference updates.
Friday, Jan 7, 2:30 pm: Introducing Introducing eyeJAZZ.tv, the JJA Video Project, panel discussion with eyeJAZZ instructor Floyd Webb, web-developer/social media consultant JoAnn Kawell, and JJA president/eyeJAZZ project director Howard Mandel
The Jazz Journalists Association announce "New Media for New Jazz," its 2011 conference, to be held January 7 through 11, simultaneously with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters convention at the Sheraton New York, 811 7th Ave. at 53rd St., New York City.
Saturday, Jan 8, 11 am: The New Feature: Long Form Music Journalism Now, panel discussion with Marc Myers (http://JazzWax.com/), David Hajdu (The New Republic, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, author), Larry Blumenfeld (Wall Street Journal, Village Voice)
Saturday, Jan 8, 2 pm: The State of Jazz Journalism Now, and Immediate Prospects, town hall discussion moderated by James Hale (Down Beat, Signal To Noise, Jazz Chronicles blog). Among issues to be addressed: What is fair use of audio/video excerpts or interviews in multi-media reporting? How can advance publicity work hand-in-hand with post-performance reviews? Is there a role for critics, or is mediation no longer necessary/desirable between artists and audiences?
Sunday, Jan 9, 2 pm: Presenters and Journalists Working Together, part 1" Work session moderated by Yvonne Ervin, executive director, Western Jazz Presenters Network/vice president, JJA Monday, Jan 10, 2 pm: Presenters and Journalists Working Together with Musicians, part 2 Work session moderated by Howard Mandel, president, JJA. The Jazz Journalists Association is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit professional organization promoting effective media to disseminate news and information about jazz. http://news.jazzjournalists.org/ see my blog: