The 2017 Breakfast of Editing Champions will be Friday, Aug. 11, 8:15 – 9:45 a.m. at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference in Chicago. Kirstie Hettinga, 2010 editing intern at AccuWeather, is coordinating the event.

The Dow Jones News Fund is proud to co-sponsor, “How You Can Retool Your Editing Courses To Meet Real-World Needs,” featuring former DJNF sports editing residency director Sue Burzynski Bullard, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Lisa McLendon, University of Kansas.

The session offers practical suggestions for revamping editing courses to better reflect the skills needed by today’s editors, who work on multiple platforms and across disciplines. Find out which skills professional editors and employers most value, and see whether they match with what you’re teaching.

Coffee, pastries and fruit will be served.