Excellence in Journalism 2019 • Sept. 5-7, 2019 • San Antonio




September 7th, 2019 • 2019: San Antonio
What it takes to be safe: Photojournalist draws from first responder experience

As a first responder turned journalist, it didn’t take long for Chris Post to see he had a level of training his new coworkers did not. “I quickly realized that my background in public safety was unique in doing what I do now,” Post said.


September 7th, 2019 • 2019: San Antonio
Be safe rather than sorry: Journalists in the field

Journalists attacked or killed in action are becoming more numerous every day. EIJ News 19 talked to Chris Post, a first responder turned  and Joe Vazquez, a reporter, about their experiences in the field.


September 7th, 2019 • 2019: San Antonio
Tips for Reporting on Suicide

Trigger Warning: suicide and suicidal thoughts     Nerissa Young, a lecturer from Ohio University specializing in mental health and media, and Erica Hill, a news director affected by suicide, hosted a reporting on suicide session at EIJ19.  Mental health is prominent in today’s news cycle, with suicide being at the forefront of discussions.


September 6th, 2019 • 2019: San Antonio
How to integrate social media into your journalism

Social media has become so pervasive in newsrooms that managing your online presence is now regularly being taught in the classroom. Carlynn Greene, a student at the University of North Texas, has to regularly post to social media as part of her journalism classes.