The Jewish Scholastic Press Association’s first-ever convention and Shabbaton is in full swing in Los Angeles. Jewish high school journalists from several cities across the country have gathered for a range of events that began Thursday and run through Sunday.
The convention is being held at the B’nai David-Judea Congregation in LA’s Pico-Robertson neighborhood and features a number of NYC media figures. NYT reporter Jennifer Medina (pictured) gave a speech yesterday afrternoon titled “Principles in Practice: Life as Religious Journalist at the New York Times.” There’s also this, per a rundown in LA’s Jewish Journal:
On Friday night, attendees will have Shabbat dinner at B’nai David and listen to an address on journalism ethics by Gary Rosenblatt, editor and publisher of New York’s The Jewish Week.
The convention’s kickoff last night also included a keynote by Dana Erlich, Israeli consul for culture, media and public diplomacy in Los Angeles. That talk was held at a private home and focused on advice for journalists on future assignment in Israel.[Photo courtesy @jennymedina]