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Published:October 24th, 2008 10:52 EST

Upcoming Journalism Conference

By SOP newswire2

CapitolBeat 2008

Raleigh, NC

What: The Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors annual conference.

When: Nov. 13 though 16, 2008

Where: Raleigh, NC

Venues: The new Marriott City Center and other downtown locations.

Capitolbeat`s annual conference offers reporters a chance to hone their craft, catch up on the latest storytelling tools and get insight from leaders in a variety of public policy fields.

We`ll meet for the 2008 conference just after an historic general election campaign. Our sessions will help you make sense of the election outcomes and beginning planning for the very interesting legislative year ahead. Mental health, education, the financial market meltdown, corruption, criminal justice, immigration, polling and more are on the agenda.

This year`s conference will also include a strong emphasis on multi-media tools. As the use of online has grown for both print and broadcasters, traditional journalists find themselves telling stories in different ways. This conference will help you learn how to use new tools and put them to work in your traditional reporting and online.

There isn`t anywhere else statehouse reporters and others who write about government will find this mix of important topical briefings combined with instruction on the new nuts and bolts of the trade.

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SPECIAL NOTE: We know the economy is bad. Capitolbeat is able to offer some financial help for those who apply. For more information, see the website or contact conference chairman Mark Binker at (919) 832-5549 or; or CapitolBeat President Laura Leslie, statehouse reporter for WUNC radio at (919) 831-9862 or