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Celebrate old media, new media, and next media!

The worlds of publishing and of print and broadcast journalism are at a crossroads. Nobody knows what the future holds, but the good news is that this changing media landscape is creating new opportunities.

Held in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the Smith Alumnae Quarterly, this two-day conference will provide a historical overview of the written word and look ahead to what might be in store. With other alumnae and Smith faculty, you’ll discuss the influence of women as writers and explore some of the contemporary issues in journalism and literature. Topics include:

• Ethics in journalism (held in conjunction with Smith’s government and philosophy departments and ethics program)
• Freelance survival in a tough economy
• Finding your voice: fiction and nonfiction writing
• Courageous journalism
• Building a stronger professional network


Smith Women in the Media Conference Network
Your registration for the Smith Women in the Media Conference includes membership in an exclusive online networking community. This easy to use community has private blogging, networking, and profile modules for exclusive use by participants in the Smith Women in the Media Conference. This private network is available only to registered participants in the Smith Women in the Media Conference. Login information is provided in the confirmation e-mail you receive when you register.

Click here to register!

Click here to arrange a ZipRide Rideshare for the conference

Authors are welcome to sell and sign books at the conference. Contact to reserve a space and receive guidelines.

11 a.m. Thursday, March 25, 2010 through 4 p.m. Friday, March 26, 2010.
Click here for full event schedule.

Standard alumnae fee: $200
Recent alumnae (classes between ’05 and ’09): $150
Registrations will be processed in the order received. Cancellations made after March 11, 2010, are non-refundable.

One guest is welcome at the standard alumnae fee. The fee for additional guests is $250. The fee includes program activities, meals and receptions as listed in the schedule.

Sponsorships of up to $200 will be accepted to provide scholarships for alumnae to attend this program.  Alumnae who would like to request financial assistance should contact Betsy Hopkins by e-mail at

Overnight accommodations are available at local hotels. A limited number of rooms are on hold at the Clarion Hotel in Northampton. To reserve a room and receive the special rate ($79), call 800-582-2929 and identify yourself as a participant in the Smith Women in Media conference.
Click here for a list of other hotels.

Women in Media Alumnae Planning Committee:
Linda Kramer Jenning ’72, chair
Kate Carlisle ’83
Susan Jansen ’79
Lindsey Rowe Roberts '06

For disability access information or accommodations requests please call (413) 585- 2040.  To request a sign language interpreter call (413) 585-2071 (voice or TTY) or e-mail at least 10 days before the event.



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