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




September 20th, 2015 • 2015: Orlando
Reporters from abroad find value in returning home for training

Many attendees of this year’s Excellence in Journalism conference arrived via relatively short trips to Orlando. However for some like Alfredo Corchado, who works in Mexico City for the Dallas Morning News, the commute involved international time zones and lasted much longer. Continue reading


September 20th, 2015 • 2015: Orlando
Storify: The art of storytelling: by Boyd Huppert

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September 20th, 2015 • 2015: Orlando
To mock or not to mock (interview): 4 takeaways from EIJ critiques

Four students (including me) went through mock interviews in front of an audience at Michael Koretzky’s session, “Nervous as Hell: Mock (Or Maybe Real) Job Interviews for New Grads” on Saturday. Koretzky, an editor for Debt.com, grilled the students with questions, stopping them to offer constructive criticism when they stumbled.


September 19th, 2015 • 2015: Orlando
New and old friends at the EIJ15 opening night reception

Noëlle Kachinsky and Steve Schuster did not know each other when they arrived in Florida for the 2015 EIJ conference, but on Friday evening they were together at an outside table, learning about each other at BB King’s Blues Club. Kachinksy, assistant news director at WGXA Television in Macon, Ga.,


September 18th, 2015 • 2015: Orlando
First-time visit to the House of Mouse

Standing near the International Food and Wine entrance of the Epcot Theme Park in Orlando Thursday evening, Michael Pearson looked forward to seeing what the attraction was “all about.” It was Pearson’s first time at a Disney theme park. Meeting Mickey Mouse, watching fireworks explode into the sky at night, and spending hours in line at the Disney empire’s biggest physical stage has become a childhood rite of passage, an almost religious experience.



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