Free Media Access Workshop in Houston

March 26, 2014

Presented by the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) Texas Chapter and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, this free hands-on workshop will teach you how to get your news in the news. Learn from the pros on how you can enhance communication with the press. You will also get the rare opportunity to practice pitching your story and receive valuable feedback on your pitch.

This FREE event for the community is open to nonprofit organizations, community leaders, concerned citizens, or anyone looking to get their news in the news. You must register to attend.

If you do not have any media experience at all or if you are looking to pitch that story and get advice, you are encouraged to attend.

Light refreshments in the morning and a catered lunch will be provided. Buick is also sponsoring a free reception following the event.

Location: Houston Community College Central Campus in Downtown - 1300 Holman Street, Houston, TX

Room: Conference room 100, Learning Hub/Science Building

Date/time: April 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Session I: Understanding media literacy

Session II: Media access success stories, how to work with the media (panel discussion)

Session III: How to write an op-ed

Speakers include:

1st session: Media Literacy

- Kathleen Tyner is a UT professor in radio-television-film who researches and publishes on media literacy.

2nd session, Panel discussion on all things media

- Mizanur Rahman, an investigations and project editor for the Houston Chronicle.
- Howard Chen, a reporter at Comcast SportsNet Houston

3rd session, Opinion Writing 101 - how to write an op-ed

- Jeff Yang, a business and media consultant who writes the "Tao Jones" column for the Wall Street Journal. He is based in NYC.

Schedule of the day:
9:00 am -- Continental breakfast & workshop welcome
10 am -- Session I: Media Literacy 
11 am -- Session II: Media Access success stories
12 pm -- Catered lunch
1 pm -- Session III: How to write an op-ed 
2 pm -- Wrap up workshop, begin closing reception sponsored by Buick

No admission fee
Limited space available (Between 75-100 spots)
RSVP online at - Media Access AAJA Texas
Free food! Light breakfast and lbox unch provided

For details, email AAJA Texas co-president Jennifer Samp at or Alanna Quillen at

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