Let’s meet for breakfast in Montreal

The Breakfast of Editing Champions returns to the AEJMC national conference in Montreal, on Friday, Aug. 8. I am the organizer and moderator of the event, which was started by the wonderful Deborah Gump.

The breakfast, which will begin at 8:15 a.m., is open to anyone who teaches editing, appreciates editing or just likes to hang out with editing professors.

This year, Craig Silverman, adjunct instructor at The Poynter Institute, will be the breakfast’s featured speaker. Silverman, author of “Regret The Error” and editor of “The Verification Handbook,” will speak on the role of editors in ensuring verification of information and detecting and eliminating plagiarism and fabrication.

Another highlight of the breakfasts has been the Teaching Idea Exchange, in which we swap assignments and strategies. Jill Van Wyke of Drake University will again handle the exchange this year, so send your best teaching idea or tip to her at jill.vanwyke@drake.edu by Friday, Aug 1. Give her a few paragraphs on your idea and be ready to discuss it for a few minutes at the breakfast.

Coffee and tea will be provided. This event is free, but please RSVP by using this simple online form. The deadline is Friday, Aug. 1.

Special thanks to the sponsors of this year’s breakfast:

  • American Copy Editors Society
  • The Dow Jones News Fund
  • Newspaper and Online News Division of AEJMC
  • Scholastic Journalism Division of AEJMC
  • Poynter’s News University

UPDATE: This year’s breakfast went very well. Thanks to Craig for a great talk; he has posted the slides from his presentation. Thanks also to Carrie Buchanan of John Carroll University for her verification rap. See everyone next year in San Francisco.