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JJA Conference Jan 7-11: New Media for New Jazz


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.

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.

Highlights include:

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

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.


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