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




September 15th, 2020 • 2020: Virtual
Nelson Offers Journalists Tips to Nail That Next Interview

Dean Nelson’s Society of Professional Journalists convention panel, “Talking to Strangers: How to Get the Eager, the Reluctant and Even the Haters to Give a Good Interview,” shared insightful tips on how to conduct a successful interview —  the single most important aspect of journalism.


September 13th, 2020 • 2019: San Antonio
Journalists adjust their reporting style through the pandemic

As stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus remain in place across the country, working from home has been the biggest adjustment for journalists who are accustomed to working out in the field. Reporting went from personal to virtual. Although journalists have used electronic modes of communication to report before, it has never been used this much before to interact with the public.


September 12th, 2020 • 2020: Virtual
Opportunities Hard to Find For New Journalists During the Pandemic

The global pandemic has prevented many rising journalists from landing the perfect summer internship, the dream job, or a networking opportunity. However, students from the University of Houston (UH) have found flexibility is the key to success. The pandemic felt like an extended spring break to recent UH graduate Viridiana Fernandez, but she was not prepared for such a drastic change.


September 8th, 2019 • 2019: San Antonio
Final thoughts about EIJ

EIJ19 is coming to an end. The Excellence in Journalism Conference brings aspiring, rising and professional journalists together once a year to expand their skills in the media industry and gain connections with others to reach their future goals.  All kinds of people from the journalism industry attend EIJ, and you never know who you’ll bump into.


September 7th, 2019 • 2019: San Antonio
Teaching Convergence Journalism in the Classroom

  Convergence was once a new concept in journalism. Now, everything is being done together. It’s not uncommon for a print reporter to shoot video, a radio reporter to take photos or a television photographer to go on there air.   Maria Mendoza, a multimedia storyteller and social media producer, works on getting experience in all areas of journalism.


September 6th, 2019 • 2019: San Antonio
How to integrate social media into your journalism

Social media has become so pervasive in newsrooms that managing your online presence is now regularly being taught in the classroom. Carlynn Greene, a student at the University of North Texas, has to regularly post to social media as part of her journalism classes.



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