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




September 13th, 2020 • 2020: Virtual
Director Julie Taymor Shares Her Creative Process in ‘The Glorias’

“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off” -Gloria Steinem Julie Taymor, the director of “The Glorias,” discussed the process of creating the film and what takeaways it offers for women and journalists with film critic Amy Nicholson during remarks at the Society of Professional Journalists conference Sept.


September 13th, 2020 • 2020: Virtual
Univision’s Ramos accepts SPJ’s highest honor — but warns journalists of ongoing responsibilities

Univision News host and Society of Professional Journalists Fellow Jorge Ramos accepted the organization’s highest professional honor Sept. 12 with advice and cautions to his fellow journalists. A journalist’s credibility and accuracy are especially important with the current climate of COVID-19, Black Lives Matter protests, and the upcoming election, Ramos stated.


September 13th, 2020 • 2020: Virtual
SPJ2020 Panelists: Newsroom Objectivity Is Changing

The concept of “objectivity” is changing in newsrooms as journalists point out the limitations and implications of the traditional journalistic value. There is currently a white supremacist idea of objectivity in newsrooms, said Morgan Givens, creator of the podcast “Flyest Fables,” in the Society of ProfessionaJ Journalists conference  panel “Beyond the Protests: Inclusive Newsrooms/Inclusive Coverage” Sept.


September 12th, 2020 • 2020: Virtual
Meet Matthew Hall: SPJ’s newest president

Matthew Hall has been elected president of Society of Professional Journalists during one of the most interesting and challenging years for the journalism industry. Hall, a University of New Hampshire graduate, started working at the San Diego Union-Tribune in 2001 and in 2016, he began managing the paper’s the Ideas and Opinion section.


September 12th, 2020 • 2020: Virtual
Asian Americans Bear Brunt of Covid-19 Bias

LOS ANGELES – Dozens of airlines have canceled flights to China in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak, but at least one Asian American traveler is skipping his summer trip to the Philippines to avoid a spreading social illness: racism.



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