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2010: Las Vegas


October 5th, 2010 • 2010: Las Vegas
Don’t miss it: Tuesday

There are almost three dozen events happening today. Unless you have a time machine, here are a few programs to try. If you do have a time machine, though, let us know.


October 5th, 2010 • 2010: Las Vegas
Executive Director Skeel continues to foster SPJ membership growth

Joe Skeel had big plans when he took over as executive director of the Society of Professional Journalists in 2009. Now, nearly a year later, the organization has made significant strides in member engagement, and Skeel continues to propel it toward more growth.


October 5th, 2010 • 2010: Las Vegas
Resolutions to be considered during Tuesday’s closing business session

The following resolutions are to be considered during today’s closing business session, which begins at 4:45 p.m. in Ballroom 5.


October 5th, 2010 • 2010: Las Vegas
Newspaper-closing casualty regroups, returns with InvestigateWest

Rita Hibbard didn’t realize how much she loved journalism until she lost her job.


October 5th, 2010 • 2010: Las Vegas
Seen & Heard: Do you think the journalism industry gives President Barack Obama a fair shake?

Do you think the journalism industry gives President Barack Obama a fair shake?


October 5th, 2010 • 2010: Las Vegas
New tools for news: Journalism goes high-tech

A laptop, a hand-held portable video recorder, a GPS unit and a cell phone used to be all that multimedia journalists needed to do their jobs. But with technology changing practically every second, that toolkit is vastly different today than it was just a decade ago.


October 5th, 2010 • 2010: Las Vegas
For reporters, covering natural disasters can be a unique challenge

As a Haitian man waited in a long line, he hoped to reach the front before the scarce water disappeared. With parched lips, he spoke calmly to NPR reporter Carrie Kahn of his hardships and the constant fear of not getting enough food or water for his family.


October 5th, 2010 • 2010: Las Vegas
Renovating the future

The journalism school at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas embraces upgrades in technology.


October 5th, 2010 • 2010: Las Vegas
Census data to provide journalists with an array of new story angles

Journalists are about to hit the jackpot of potential stories when the U.S. Census Bureau releases data from the 2010 census in December.


October 5th, 2010 • 2010: Las Vegas
SPJ awards two Harper Memorial Scholarships

To honor the memory of Terry Harper, who served as the executive director of the Society of Professional Journalists from 2002 to 2009, Sigma Delta Chi Foundation set up the Harper Memorial Scholarship after his death in June 2009.


October 5th, 2010 • 2010: Las Vegas
I must profess: Journalism pros turn ‘prof’ after years in the industry

Tired of crashing on deadline? Thinking of leaving journalism? Ever consider teaching? Three journalists who traded the newsroom for a classroom offer some advice.


October 4th, 2010 • 2010: Las Vegas
Newsroom consolidation sparks mixed feelings

Mark Peterson knows firsthand the fragility of a job in mass media. “The economy affects what we do, that’s the reality,” he said.


October 4th, 2010 • 2010: Las Vegas
Opening night reception raises more than $5,000 for SPJ’s Legal Defense Fund

Hundreds of journalists networked, ate miniature quiches and bid on vacations and other items at an auction Sunday night as the Society of Professional Journalists formally kicked off its 2010 convention in Las Vegas.


October 4th, 2010 • 2010: Las Vegas
From pro chapter to national: the journey of new SPJ President-elect Hagit Limor

They were two journalists sitting inside of a boardroom in Cincinnati, talking about life, journalism and the future.


October 4th, 2010 • 2010: Las Vegas
Koretzky’s withdrawal a wrinkle in board election

Sunday’s opening business session started with an unconventional call for a more productive board of directors.


October 4th, 2010 • 2010: Las Vegas
SPJ values remain stable despite unstable times

The Society of Professional Journalists, despite the industry’s continual challenges, is staying true to its mission: to equip journalists with the skills to succeed.


October 4th, 2010 • 2010: Las Vegas
Don’t miss it

With more than 30 sessions today, it’s easy to feel a bit overwhelmed. Here are six programs that shouldn’t be missed.


October 4th, 2010 • 2010: Las Vegas
Seen & Heard: ‘Illegal alien’ vs. ‘undocumented immigrant’

Which do you use in your publication, and why? Compiled and photographed by Nikki Villoria.


October 4th, 2010 • 2010: Las Vegas
SPJ ’10? There’s an app for that

New to the Society of Professional Journalists’ national convention is a smart phone application, specifically designed for Blackberry and iPhone platforms.


October 4th, 2010 • 2010: Las Vegas
eCampus streamlines journalism training

The Society of Professional Journalists is making journalism training cheaper and easier for members with its new eCampus program.