Register for the 2019 Arts Journalism conference

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2019 Arts Writing Conference featuring workshops with Philip Kennicott, Peggy McGlone, and Kayla Randall

Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

12:30 – 1:00 Registration
1:00 – 2:30 Workshops at American University School of Communications
Tickets are limited for each workshop to enable direct interaction with the teachers.
A. Arts Journalism with Philip Kennicott. Philip Kennicott is Art and Architecture critic for the Washington Post and winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for criticism.

B. Arts Journalism with Peggy McGlone. Peggy McGlone is the DC area arts reporter for the Washington Post.
C. Arts Journalism with Kayla Randall. Kayla Randall is Arts Editor for the Washington City Paper.
2:30 – 3:00pm Break 
3:00 – 4:45pm Panel and Award Presentation at Katzen Arts Center American University Museum

Panel Discussion: The Impact of Arts Journalism Across D.C. and Beyond

Arts journalism often doesn’t get the mainstream attention afforded to political or accountability coverage, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less important or valuable. Editors from professional and student newspapers will share their insights on how the topics they cover interact with their communities, and how practitioners gain wider perspective through their reporting. Moderated by Robert Bettmann, director of the DC Arts Journalism Fellowship, with panelists:

Chris Kain, The DC Line Publisher/Editor

Lorraine Treanor, DC Theatre Scene Publisher/Editor

Kayla Randall, Washington City Paper Arts Editor

Sidney Lee, George Washington University Hatchet Arts Editor

Lydia Calitri, American University Eagle Editor-in-chief

Award presentation to photographer Carol Harrison for her work documenting the arts community, presented by artist and critic Diane Charnov.

4:45 – 5:00pm Break/End

The conference is produced within Day Eight’s DC Arts Writing Fellowship.

To apply for the 2019 DC College Student Arts Journalism Competition visit: .

To apply for a 2020 DC Arts Writing Fellowship visit: