October 11th, 2020 • 2020: Virtual
Students Struggle in Journalism Due to DACA Status
Undocumented student journalists are faced with obstacles that limit their ability to gain real-world experience. Even when they have DACA, deferred action, they are faced with travel restrictions that limits career opportunities. EIJ news talked with a student, recent graduate and a professor about life as a undocumented student journalist.
September 17th, 2020 • 2020: Virtual
Breakdown: Journalist analyzes award-winning news story for students
Journalism students struggle to create video packages when they first begin producing stories. They often focus on the technical aspects of using editing software or shooting video instead of the storytelling. Veteran broadcast journalists know there are key elements to a package, like natural sounds and creative camera angles, that help a package resonate with the audience.
In the panel “Business Basics for Freelance Success” veteran freelance journalists discussed the fundamentals in finding success in the freelance world.
September 12th, 2020 • 2020: Virtual
SPJ Executive Director Embraces First Virtual Conference
EDITOR’S NOTE: This interview was conducted on September 2, 2020. The Society of Professional Journalists is hosting its annual Excellence in Journalism conference on a virtual platform for the first time in its history due to the effects of the coronavirus.