SPJ 2020 Journalism Conference • Sept. 12-13, 2020




September 20th, 2016 • 2016: New Orleans
Protesters call for the removal of Confederate monuments

Barricades now surround the Battle of Liberty Place monument in New Orleans after suspected vandals sprayed, “Take Em Down, KKK” at its base. The tall, gray structure, nestled in a lonely corner of New Orleans’ French Quarter, is one of four monuments the city plans to remove.


September 19th, 2016 • 2016: New Orleans
5 tips to help you become a better freelancer

Controlling your own income sounds like an attractive benefit to becoming a freelancer, but securing long-term clients and making money can be awkward and hard to manage, longtime freelancers say. Robyn Davis Sekula and Dana Neuts reveal five things they wish they knew before becoming freelancers.


September 19th, 2016 • 2016: New Orleans
FAA clarifies use of drones for newsgathering

Newsgathering drones can only be used if the operator is certified, and the device is properly registered through the FAA, said Mickey Osterreicher, general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association. The certification process started on Aug. 29, and requires operators to pass the FAA’s part 107 exam, which tests their knowledge on drone regulations, airspace requirements, weather and operations.



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