Sonny Rhodes and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host the 2012 Arkansas Collegiate Media Association’s awards banquet Friday, April 20 in Little Rock at Juanita’s Bar & Grill, downtown in the River Market area just down the road from the Clinton Library.
Free parking can be found under the bridges immediately after you exit Interstate 30. Or pay for parking a block away at the River Market Parking Deck and at the Second and Main parking deck about five blocks away. For more information about parking, please visit http://www.rivermarket.info/learn-more/parking-transportation.aspx.
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8:30 to 9:15: Registration and snacks at Juanita’s
9:15 to 9:30: Welcome, opening remarks
9:30 to 10: Jennifer Godwin, senior online news editor for Arkansas Online, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: “120 Characters — Online Media Today”
10:10 to 10:40: Wes Enzinna, senior editor, The Oxford American: “An OA Q&A”
10:50 to 11:20: Eric Francis, freelance journalist: “Why You Don’t Want To Be A Freelancer”
11:30 to Noon: Student editors’ roundtable discussions and advisers’ meeting
Noon: Lunch and awards ceremony
For breakfast, we’re planning on glazed, chocolate glazed and cake doughnuts, bananas, oranges and apples chased with coffee, water or soft drinks. Please help us prepare to purchase by indicating your favorite breakfast food.
Juanita’s will be serving soft drinks, chips, salsa, cheese dip and a Fajita Feast for lunch, with the option of mushroom fajitas for vegetarian/vegans (they’ll leave off the cheese and sour cream and skip the cheese dip for vegans). Please help James and the restaurant prepare for us by having attendees vote on their preferred Fajita Feast.
Editor’s Note: A previous version misspelled doughnuts as donuts. Another edit added information about paid parking.