Therese Bottomly 2


Therese Bottomly is director of news at The Oregonian/OregonLive. She is responsible for enterprise and watchdog reporting, the public editor desk and two local columnists. She has served as a Pulitzer juror and for many years was the Western regional judge for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. She is immediate past president of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association and is current chair of the Oregon Bar-Press-Broadcasters Council, a group that works to resolve conflicts between the media and the bar. She works with reporters who are beginners, as well as the most experienced writers in the newsroom.


His Heart, Her Hands

Are editors from Mars, reporters from Venus? Or can we all get along, even as we’re working in the fast pace of most newsroom? This session will help writers and editors with strategies for producing the best reporting and writing, building on each other’s strengths. We’ll share 10 things reporters wish editors knew and vice versa and walk through Tom Hallman Jr.’s narrative “His Heart, Her Hands” to give real world examples of what works.

Flash session: Ethical Decision Making on Deadline

In today’s fast-paced news environment, journalists are making important decisions without as much of a safety net as in the past. But there are tips and tactics to make solid ethical decisions even under deadline pressure.