Riddle me this: who has two legs and chases politicians around Centre Block, types fast enough on a smart phone to live-tweet a committee meeting, has over 18K followers on Twitter, and spends their free time watching loads of Netflix?
On March 26, 2015, Girl Geek Dinners Ottawa uncovers the life of political journalist Laura Payton.
From Saskatchewan to Ottawa, to Vancouver then back to Ottawa, Laura’s journalistic adventures have taken her from crime and animal stories, to chasing politicians down hallways and covering some of the most prolific scandals and election shenanigans.
Abortion debate may come back in 2014 – January 2014
Robocalls immunity deal struck with ex-Tory worker – January 2014
Conservative campaign database fiasco costs party millions – October 2013
Since completing a master of journalism at Carleton University in 2007, Laura has spear-headed her career to become one of Ottawa’s prolific political journalists, as well as a social media influencer with over 18,000 followers on Twitter.
But, we can all agree success does not come without risks, setbacks or competition.
Join us for a candid presentation on a “day in the life of a Laura Payton,” her experiences and lessons learned as a woman in political journalism, the shifts of technology and social media in journalism, and how she became a key influencer on the Hill and online.
When: Thursday, March 26, 2015
Where: Maxwell’s Bistro (340 Elgin St. – private room upstairs)
Time: Doors open 5:30 PM | Presentation (including food order) 6 PM | Event ends 7 PM
Cost: $10 (does not include meals or drinks)
CLICK HERE to register.
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