#AWSM2018 update: A look inside the convention agenda

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The opening breakfast at #AWSM2018 – set for Friday, June 22 at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa in Arizona – will feature a discussion on women in the workplace, covering harassment and the #metoo movement. Speakers include:

- David Bodney, a partner in the law firm Ballard Spahr LLP, has extensive experience working with newsrooms on sexual harassment and hostile work environments.

- Mi-Ai Parrish, who while serving as the first Korean-American female publisher of a metropolitan newspaper (The Arizona Republic) exposed a state legislator’s inappropriate comment. Now the CEO of MAP Strategies Group, she also serves as the Sue Clark-Johnson Professor in Media Innovation and Leadership at Arizona State’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

- Julia Wallace, Frank Russell Chair at Arizona State’s Cronkite school, who led the Atlanta Journal-Constitution to two Pulitzer Prizes as its first female executive editor and went on to head Cox Media Group Ohio before joining ASU’s faculty.

The discussion will be moderated by former AWSM president Paola Boivin, who was a sports columnist at the Arizona Republic for more than 20 years before joining ASU/Cronkite as a professor of practice. Boivin recently was named to the College Football Playoff’s selection committee.

Topics scheduled for #AWSM2018 include the art of storytelling, working for the team but with the media, breaking news in the digital era, perfecting your podcast, investigative reporter’s toolbox, understanding coach/athlete contracts, Google tools for sports journalists, improving your on-camera presence, identifying compelling video for your broadcast, staying safe on the road, stress management, social media trends, staying healthy in the grind, working moms roundtable and dressing for success.

AWSMU sessions are geared to student and entry-level attendees – however, anyone is welcome to attend.

For a more complete look at the #AWSM2018 agenda, click here.

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