Linda Chavez to Keynote Fall Journalism Conference in Kansas City

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Linda Chavez and other journalists will speak at the daylong Fall Journalism Conference of the World Journalism Institute, held in Kansas City, on October 29, 2008. The conference is for journalists and college journalists who are Christian.

Linda Chavez, Center for Equal Opportunity

The conference is a unique opportunity for networking, discussion, and encouragement for Christians who work in the newsroom, whether they are in college or have been in the field for years.

Linda Chavez will keynote a luncheon at the Fall Journalism Conference of the World Journalism Institute, held in Kansas City, on October 29, 2008. The conference is for working and student journalists who are Christian, and is scheduled to coincide with the National College Media Convention, the largest gathering of student journalists in the country.

Chavez is the chairman of the Center for Equal Opportunity, a non-profit public policy research organization. She writes a weekly syndicated column that appears in newspapers across the country and is a political analyst for FOX News.

The one-day conference begins with morning sessions by Armstrong Williams and Terry Pluto. Williams was called one of the most recognizable conservative voices in America by The Washington Post. He is host of a weekly radio show and author of a weekly column in The Washington Times.

Terry Pluto is a sports columnist for The Cleveland Plain Dealer. He has twice been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors as the nation's top sports columnist for medium-sized newspapers.

WJI Deputy Director Kim Collins said, "The conference is a unique opportunity for networking, discussion, and encouragement for Christians who work in the newsroom, whether they are in college or have been in the field for years."

Afternoon sessions will be led by Steve Duin and Kathleen Parker. Duin is the Metro columnist for The Portland Oregonian and co-author of five books, including Father Time.

Kathleen Parker's twice-weekly column is syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group, and she is the most widely distributed female columnist in the United States, writing extensively on politics, gender and culture in America. She is author of the recent Save the Males.

The conference fee is $50 and includes registration, breakfast, lunch and a book by each of the speakers. The fee is waived for those attending the National College Media Convention.

The World Journalism Institute, located in New York City, was founded in 1998 and holds courses and conferences around the country to recruit, equip, place and encourage Christian journalists in America's newsrooms. For more information, see World Journalism Institute or call 800-769-7870.

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