September 20th, 2015 • 2015: Orlando
Why web coding is for you-even if you don’t realize it yet
ProPublica news app developer Lena Groeger discusses how journalists can begin to learn about data reporting and web coding.
-1 hour session -750 photos, taken in 5 second intervals
In an effort to show the geographic diversity of the Excellence in Journalism 2015 conference, we mapped the home cities of 1,311 attendees. According to SPJ Director of Education Scott Leadingham, the data does not include on-site registrations. Click on individual data points to view the city name, and zoom out to view attendees from outside the continental United States.
September 19th, 2015 • 2015: Orlando
Storify: #GeekOut15: Latest Gadgets, Apps & Technology
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Do you have what it takes to be a great freelance writer? Take this quiz, based on information from Debt.com editor Michael Koretzky’s session, “Freelance Foul-Ups: 10 Tips for Pissing Off A Hiring Editor (And 10 Ways to Get Assignments).” View Survey If you got all eight questions correct, you’re on your way to a great freelance career.
For SPJ Director of Education Scott Leadingham, planning a conference is all about drawing from past experience. “You kind of learn year after year about what works and what doesn’t, and what’s popular and what’s not,” he said. “When we schedule rooms, we look at what will probably be more popular, so we can schedule for bigger rooms.
A few dozen journalists dedicated their Friday to an eight-hour editing boot camp, giving attendees a chance to go beyond a rule refresher course and focus on tips that trick the brain into catching more mistakes. The American Copy Editors Society sponsored the workshop, covering topics from why copy editing is important to SEO headline writing.