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for a job or internship. 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.| Producing in-depth, investigative journalism in a 24-hour news cycle With Rose Ciotta (via Skype, The Philadelphia Inquirer), Brittney Davies

Palooza — 2013 — Feb. 22-24

Media outlets work 24/7 looking for the latest tip, scoop and breaking news. This panel discusses how journalists can remain committed to producing quality journalism in the aroundthe-clock news cycle. 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. | Lunch 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Choose one session • Transitioning to non-newspaper jobs

With Sean Branagan (Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship), Doug Levy (wedding photographer), Craig Weinstein (attorney)

FRIDAY 7 p.m. Meet-and-greet

The Daily Orange, 744 Ostrom Ave.

Catch up with formercolleagues and meet the current staff members. There will be a silent auction and refreshments.

SATURDAY Meet in Newhouse 1, room 409 Breakfast will be available

10 a.m. | Reaching out D.O. Management

The discussion is about how journalism and communication skills learned at The D.O. translate to other careers. • The new new media

With Steven Kovach (Business Insider)

We are in a period of extreme experimentation. Chances are many students will not be at a traditional newspaper by the time they graduate, and there’s a lot to prepare for, including photo essays, interactive graphics and HTML5 storytelling.

Find out what’s new at The Daily Orange, in print and on the Web.

• Best practices for beat reporting

10:15 to 11:15 a.m. | All the tools you need in your toolbox With AJ Chavar (The Washington Post), Brittney Davies (The StarLedger), Kathleen Ronayne (Concord Monitor), Mike Rothstein (

The best enterprise writing and stories come from beat reporters. What are the best ways to cover a beat? How do you build and maintain relationships with sources, and how do you immerse yourself in the team or topic?

A panel about best practices to make yourself the best candidate

With Jeanne Albanese (former beat reporter for The Post-Standard, freelance writer), Mike Rothstein

2:15 to 3 p.m. Choose one session • Designing for the future

Katie McInerney (Gannett Design Studios Des Moines)

Designers will use this hands-on workshop to create mock designs for The D.O’s print redesign. • Media and the law

With Craig Weinstein, Roy Gutterman (director, Tully Center for Free Speech)

What types of legal issues do publications need to watch out for both in print and online? This discussion covers the biggest issues and controversies to look out for that could lead to libel lawsuits or other legal issues. • Social media overload

With AJ Chavar

Journalists are required to tweet, take photos, provide live blog updates, and utilize live chats and Facebook. How can individual journalists and publications best make use of their social media resources to engage with an audience? 4 p.m. | Syracuse vs. Georgetown basketball game The Carrier Dome

Enjoy the final game between Syracuse and Georgetown in the Carrier Dome before Syracuse goes off to the ACC.

SUNDAY 11 a.m. | Brunch at Rachel’s Restaurant

Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center

Join the D.O. staff and alumni for brunch at the Sheraton before the weekend ends. Please let us know beforehand if you plan to attend.

Follow @DOalumni on twitter and use #DOPALOOZA2013

D.O. Palooza: Feb. 22-24  

D.O. Palooza Feb. 22-24