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Friday, Feb. 14

the daily orange 7 p.m.

Alumni meet-and-greet

Kick off the weekend with a meet-andgreet Friday night. Catch up with former colleagues and meet the current staff. Light refreshments will be served.

Why are they important? What’s the best way to present a photo essay? We will also discuss how best to collaborate with editors on visual storytelling.

Breaking down Pulp

Looking big picture

How do we define the feature section? How do we differentiate between news and feature? Dig deeper to get the personal anecdotes and color needed to craft a feature story.

Stephen Dockery (Main Justice), Jerry Zremski (The Buffalo News) & Erinn Connor (

Saturday, Feb. 15

From breaking news to enterprise, learn to develop a big-picture story that goes beyond the five W’s. Get tips on delving deeper and taking a broader look at complicated issues.

10-10:15 a.m.

On the beat

newhouse 1 rooms 406 & 409

Reaching out

D.O. Management

Learn what’s new at The Daily Orange this year. Come in early and enjoy coffee and light refreshments and catch up with alumni and current staff members. 10:15-11 a.m. (Choose one)

How to keep them reading

Aileen Gallagher (Newhouse, formerly New York Magazine online)

Increasingly, we see longer stories getting elaborate treatment when it comes to online presentation. This panel will explore the best way to present stories online in terms of supplementary elements, web design and reader engagement.

It’s not just numbers

Chuck Stevens (Bloomberg Businessweek) & Jon Harris (Press & Sun-Bulletin)

Business reporting is a huge growth area in journalism right now. What does it take to be a business reporter? Learn the ropes and the basics of business.

11-11:45 a.m. (Choose one)

Telling the story visually

Matt Ziegler (New York Yankees) & Lindsay Adler via Skype (Lindsay Adler Photography)

This panel will discuss how photographers can find and create their own stories. What makes a good photo essay?

Zach Schonbrun (The New York Times), Mike Rothstein via Skype ( & Jeanne Albanese (formerly The Post-Standard)

What’s the best way to get a source to open up to you? How do you find interesting personal stories and delve beneath the surface? What’s the best way to maintain relationships? These are important questions beat reporters must ask themselves, especially in sports. Move beyond game coverage and find the story that no one else can write. 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Lunch and redesign discussion

Join us for a catered lunch and an opportunity to discuss and provide feedback on The Daily Orange’s redesign. We are looking for feedback from everyone—not just designers—so please pick up a paper and participate in the discussion. All are welcome.

12:30 -1:15 p.m. (Choose one)


Roy Gutterman (Tully Center for Free Speech) & Craig Weinstein (attorney)

Journalists need to know their rights, the importance of free speech and their way around legal documents. Get your answers on all things law from this panel of law experts.

Erinn Connor (, Dara McBride (The Cecil Whig) & Brittney Davies (The Star-Ledger)

Redesign Reflection

Tito Bottitta (Upstatement)

Now that we’ve been working with the redesign for a month, it’s time to reflect on what’s working and what isn’t. Where can we improve? What are the struggles that the redesign has presented us with? How can we continue to make our paper visually interesting and different every day? 1:15-2 p.m.

The job hunt

Meghin Delaney (Press & Sun-Bulletin), Dara McBride (The Cecil Whig), Brittney Davies (The Star-Ledger)

What’s the next step after The Daily Orange? Recent graduates will discuss how they got to where they are today, how to start the job hunt and what life is like after 744. carrier dome 3 p.m.

Syracuse vs. N.C. State basketball

Watch the men’s basketball team take on its new ACC opponent with 30,000 other fans. Please let us know if you would like one of our reserved tickets for alumni. Numbers are limited.

Sunday, Feb. 16 the sheraton 11 a.m.

Rachel’s Restaurant

We will hold a brunch to say our goodbyes, reflect on what we learned and celebrate 110 years of The Daily Orange. Please let us know in advance if you plan to attend.

D.O. Palooza: Feb. 14-16  
D.O. Palooza: Feb. 14-16