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




September 9th, 2017 • 2017: Anaheim
Stacie O. Johnson’s Family Home in Path of Irma

Students at the Excellence in Journalism Conference 2017 deep dive workshop with award-winning journalist Boyd Huppert experienced a range of emotions as he rolled out one heart-warming story after another from his KARE11 of Minnesota Land of 10,000 Stories segment. It was too much for freelance journalist Stacie O.


September 9th, 2017 • 2017: Anaheim
Upcoming Job Opening at Society of Professional Journalists for Journalist On Call

A new Journalist On-Call position has been created by the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation. The SDX Board Voted 16-6 in favor of the pilot position. The position would pay up to $180,000, which includes advertising, travel, salary, and benefits. SDX Board President Robert Leger explains the role of the new “Journalist On-Call” position.


September 9th, 2017 • 2017: Anaheim
New Database Tracks Attacks on Reporters

The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker On June 4 in Portland, Oregon, Alex-Jon Earl, a student news editor working for the Portland State Vanguard, was pepper-sprayed while covering a protest and counter-protest. “Things got a little heated,” Earl said. After counter-protesters broke off to march away, Earl followed other reporters and was in turn followed by ACLU and National Lawyers Guild observers.