In an unexpected turn of events I'm writing you another editor's note for the week. The reason: The American Bar Association Annual Meeting, which comes to Chicago this week. I wanted to share with our readers what our coverage will look like over the next week surrounding this event.
Two of our reporters will cover most of the event — Patricia Manson and Mary Kate Malone. Reporter John Rooney will cover at least one of the events. Two photographers, Ben Speckmann and Natalie Battaglia, will shoot photos at various events. Adam Music, our content management specialist, will travel around at the event on Thursday to take video for the Web and send out tweets about things going on.
Our coverage will occur in the newspaper starting Thursday and will end on Aug. 9. It will include information in print, in e-mail blasts and on our website and iPad editions. Please let us know about any upcoming ABA events that involve local lawyers so that we can include that information in our print and online calendars.
We want to act as a resource not only for our regular readers, but also those visiting our city because of the annual event. If any of my photographers cannot be at your event please make sure to take some photos and e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org and include caption information.
We will get the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin in front of readers by distributing copies at our booth in the expo and near the information desk. Secondly, we will offer an introductory two-week online subscription to those ABA members attending the meeting. Attendees can access this offer by visiting lawbulletin.com/abatrial and entering the correct information or you can e-mail email@example.com. We want to be a service to those attending the event and also introduce our newspaper to a new group of readers. (If I were an advertiser, I would think that this week would be the perfect opportunity to advertise in print and online because so many more readers will see the publication.)
Secondly, reporter Josh Weinhold's continues his five-part series "Cameras in the Courtroom" about how the state slowly welcomes cameras into various courts. Part Two runs in today's paper on page 1. Josh talks with Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas L. Kilbride. This series appears every other Wednesday. Please make sure to check it out because this entire process has become very fascinating.