"Living The Moment" At NPPA's Women In Photojournalism Conference

DURHAM, NC – The lineup of speakers and programs for the NPPA’s 2006 Women In Photojournalism Conference, scheduled for September 15-17 at the Radisson Hotel & Suites in St. Louis, MO, has been announced by the conference’s co-chairs, Stephanie Cordle and Beth Vollmer.

With a conference theme of “Living The Moment,” speakers scheduled to appear this year include the 2006 NPPA/Nikon Documentary Sabbatical grant winner Adriana Lopez Sanfeliu; Melina Mara from The Washington Post; Barbara Davidson from The Dallas Morning News; and Regina McCombs from The Minneapolis Star Tribune. Television speakers include Carolyn Mungo, of KRIV-TV in Houston, and Karin Schwanbeck of Quinnipiac University.

There will be workshops that focus on Photojournalism Ethics, Creating Content for the Web, Designing Your Web Page, The History of Women in Photojournalism, Covering Your Community, Fine Arts Photography, Finding New Ways to Tell Stories on the Web, and Video Techniques for Still Photojournalists.

Mungo will present Narrative Storytelling in a Drive-by Medium, and Schwanbeck will talk about Narrative Journalism in an Age of Profit and Efficiency. There will also be workshops on Putting Emotion in Every Story, Effective Storytelling, and Making Your Mark in Your Newsroom. There will also be portfolio reviews for both print and television photojournalists throughout the conference.

There will be a special presentation by motivational speaker and columnist Carol Daniel. Daniel’s weekly column, “Carol’s Journal,” is featured in the award-winning St. Louis American Newspaper, and her monthly magazine column "Balancing Act" – about life as a working mother – can be read in Savvy Family, published by the Suburban Journals.

The 2006 Women In Photojournalism Conference will be at the Radisson Hotel & Suites in St. Louis, MO. A special rate of $109 a night for single or double rooms is being offered to attendees if reserved before August 16, 2006. Rooms booked after August 16, 2006, will be $119 a night. The Radisson Hotel & Suites is across the street from the famous St. Louis Gateway Arch and within walking distance of many restaurants. To make reservations call +1.800.333.3333 and mention the National Press Photographers Association to get the special rate.

For more information please see www.womeninphotojournalism.org.