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September 6th, 2014 • 2014: Nashville
Minority Reporters: How Race And The Media Should Interact

Michele Norris, host and special correspondent at NPR, asserts that race only gets airtime during monumental events. “People think racism is a problem of the past. It’s not,” said Bob Butler, president of the National Association of Black Journalists during Saturday’s session of “Race Coverage: 50 Years of Change.”


September 4th, 2014 • 2014: Nashville
Looking To The Future: Passion Overcomes Fear for Many Young Journalists

With employment rates across the news industry expected to decline 14 percent within the next eight years, U.S. newspapers making their staff reapply for jobs and reporters earning significantly less than the average U.S. wage, one would expect young journalists entering the workforce today to feel more apprehensive about their career choices than ever before.


September 4th, 2014 • 2014: Nashville
Dear Recent Grads: What Employers Want You To Know

For the recent graduates at the 2014 Excellence in Journalism conference, slinging resumes and business cards at employers is the name of the game. Journalists applying for their first job out of college have a diploma and, hopefully, an internship or two under their belts.



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