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




September 6th, 2014 • 2014: Nashville
Global News Relay: Students Connect Through Media

College students from 10 universities in eight countries participated in last year’s inaugural Global News Relay, a project that delivered 12 hours of continuous broadcast news worldwide.


September 6th, 2014 • 2014: Nashville
Getting Creative with Google Maps

Media Outreach Coordinator Vanessa Schneider led the breakout session “Storytelling with Google Maps.” The Googler said she enjoyed the conference. “Excellence in Journalism is a great opportunity to meet with journalists, see what challenges they have and how they want to use these geo-tools in their work.”


September 6th, 2014 • 2014: Nashville
Covering Ferguson: NPR’s Elise Hu

Fighting for more access means covering more than just riots, NPR’s Elise Hu said during today’s Excellence in Journalism panel, “Lessons From Ferguson,” in the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville. “How many of us have covered crime scenes and had to duck under crime scene tape to get better footage?


September 5th, 2014 • 2014: Nashville
Remembering Eva: An EIJ13 News Team Member Reflects on Twitter Experience

Bobby Blanchard remembered covering the panel led by actress and philanthropist Eva Longoria during last year’s Excellence in Journalism. Blanchard had been assigned to provide social media updates about the panel. “How might Texas, with it’s [sic] growing Hispanic population, impact the 2016 election?”


September 4th, 2014 • 2014: Nashville
Gaylord Opryland Hotel History

Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center is one of the largest hotel in the world and the  largest non-casino hotel in the United States. It’s also the former home of the Grand Ole Opry.  The current Grand Ole Opry is next door, which is known as a home base for jump-starting the careers of dozens of country superstars.



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