Excellence in Journalism 2018 • Sept. 27-29, 2018 • Baltimore




September 10th, 2017 • 2017: Anaheim
‘Make journalism great again’: Rebecca Baker takes president post

New Society of Professional Journalists President Rebecca Baker told Society of Professional Journalist members that they are "stronger together."


September 9th, 2017 • 2017: Anaheim
Q&A: New SPJ president highlights plans for community outreach

In her last hours as the Society of Professional Journalists’ president-elect, Rebecca Baker discussed her plans for the organization with the EIJ News Team.


September 9th, 2017 • 2017: Anaheim, Featured
Jake Tapper reminds reporters to be ‘equal-opportunity skeptics’ at awards ceremony

As he was honored for his contributions to journalism and maintaining a free press at the Excellence in Journalism conference, CNN chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper  urged a room of reporters to work hard to “earn back the trust of the American people.”


September 9th, 2017 • 2017: Anaheim
Closing the leadership gap: panelists discuss how to be self-advocates

A panel of authors and journalists share experiences in gender inequality in the newsroom, as well as how to overcome implicit bias.


September 8th, 2017 • 2017: Anaheim
LA Times reporters offer advice in investigative process

In publishing a series of investigative reports on a University of Southern California dean that brought his school reputation and revenue, five LA Times did what the university and Los Angeles Police Department failed to do — publicly acknowledge the dean's secret double life involving prostitutes and drugs.


September 8th, 2017 • 2017: Anaheim
NBC news directors give feedback to students, professionals in day-long workshop

Students break the ice with CNBC reporter Bertha Coombs, second left. As many Excellence in Journalism attendees chatted with conference exhibitors, attended breakout sessions and mingled with like-minded colleagues, a select group of students and young media professionals rubbed elbows with NBC executives, who in turn critiqued their scripts and offered career advice.


September 7th, 2017 • 2017: Anaheim
SPJ Ethics Chair Andrew Seaman

SPJ Ethics Chair Andrew Seaman says if news organizations say they don't have time to go deeper on news stories, they're doing journalism wrong. In a Facebook Live interview Wednesday night at the Excellence in Journalism conference in Anaheim, Seaman said journalists should describe controversial events as accurately as possible without labeling the participants.



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