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Keynote Biography: Michael Oreskes, IHT

Friday, Oct. 19
Time: 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Michael Oreskes
Michael Oreskes became executive editor of The International Herald Tribune in May 2005. Previously, Mr. Oreskes was deputy managing editor of The New York Times since November 2004. In that role, he oversaw the Times Web and television content. During this time, television programs produced by the New York Times won numerous awards, including the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University award, the George Polk award, the George Foster Peabody Award, Harvard's Goldsmith award, and several Emmy awards. Mr. Oreskes also supervised the Times’s relationship with The International Herald Tribune. He had been an assistant managing editor and director of electronic news since 2000.

Previously, Mr. Oreskes served as the Times' Washington Bureau Chief; during his two–year tenure bureau members won three Pulitzer Prizes. Mr. Oreskes directed the newspaper’s coverage of the Monica Lewinsky scandal and the impeachment trial of President Clinton.

Prior to Washington, Mr. Oreskes served as metropolitan editor, during which time the metro desk won two Pulitzer Prizes and a Polk Award for local reporting. From 1987 until 1991, he served as congressional correspondent and national political correspondent in the Washington bureau.

Mr. Oreskes came to The Times from the New York Daily News, where he was a general assignment reporter, an education writer, an Albany correspondent, labor editor and City Hall bureau chief.

Mr. Oreskes received a bachelor's degree from the City College of New York.

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8th Annual Conference and Awards Banquet, Oct. 17-19, Sheraton Centre, Toronto

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Oct. 19, 2007 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast Discussion Groups (Sponsored by AFP) 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Community/Convergence Workshop: The Cutting Edge of Online Data 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Content/Design Workshop: Finding Your Voice Online 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Business Workshop: Leading the 21st Century Newsroom 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.: General Session: Membership Meeting 10:45 a.m. - Education Members Meeting, Expanding ONA's educational offerings, Dominion Ballroom 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m: Keynote: Michael Oreskes, International Herald Tribune 12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Lunch on Your Own (Box lunch sponosred by 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Community/Convergence Workshop: Broadcaster Strategies for the Web 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Content/Design Workshop: Integrating Multimedia in Storytelling 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Business Workshop: Legal Panel 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.: Community/Convergence Workshop: Revamping Your Curriculum for Online Journalism 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.: Content/Design Workshop: Integrating User-Generated Content 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.: Business Workshop: Advertising 2.0 4:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.: Coffee Break (Sponsored by Pluck) 4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Journalism Next: Impact of Aggregators, Blogging and Social Networking on the Industry 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Reception sponsored by 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.: Awards banquet

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