Fun Times Await in Detroit
Here’s a note from Jon Wolman, editor and publisher of the Detroit News, and one of the hosts of the Asian American Journalists Association’s convention next month.
Have you pre-registered? The deadline is 11:59 Pacific tonight.
The Fist of Joe Louis, a landmark in downtown Detroit. [Photo by Doris Truong]
As the editor and publisher of The Detroit News, I want to personally invite you to attend the AAJA convention this summer in the Motor City. The agenda will feature compelling sessions tailored to AAJA members at a time of great newsroom opportunities, and great challenges.
We’ll take advantage of our surroundings to use the global auto industry as a source of content for journalism skill development, print, broadcast and digital. The convention is just around the corner and Detroit will be ready. We promise you’ll be surprised by what you see in your discovery of our community:
—> World-class museums, including some of the most lively ethnic museum facilities in the country;
—> The famous and infamous Detroit Industry mural in the Diego Rivera Court
—> A chance to walk/run/bike on our riverfront or on Belle Isle—an urban island that will simply knock your shades off
—> Gawk at Canada across the water—counterintuitively, it’s to the South of us!
—> Take in the sites on the Detroit Princess Riverboat
Join in the long-standing culinary battle for the city’s best hot dog, a duel between arch rivals Lafayette Coney Island and American Coney Island. If hot dogs with everything are not your taste, there are a diverse variety of restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. Pack your bags, grab your passport and head to Detroit where you can learn, be inspired and be a witness to the transformation of the city.
Sincerely, Jon Wolman
Editor & Publisher The Detroit News