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



2011: New Orleans


September 28th, 2011 • 2011: New Orleans
SPJ bestows highest honor upon former President Al Cross

SPJ’s Immediate Past President Hagit Limor presented Al Cross with the 2011 Wells Memorial Key, SPJ’s highest honor. | By Olivia Ingle


September 28th, 2011 • 2011: New Orleans
Ensslin assumes SPJ presidency

John Ensslin took the oath of office from Past President Hagit Limor at the President’s Installation Banquet Tuesday evening. | By Olivia Ingle


September 28th, 2011 • 2011: New Orleans
Delegates reject reviving Helen Thomas award

A Society of Professional Journalists lifetime achievement award named for veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas is history. | By Jordain Carney


September 27th, 2011 • 2011: New Orleans
Unity strives to resolve a family feud with NABJ

Unity, which has been a major voice for newsroom diversity since its first gathering in 1994, is searching for a way to reinvent itself. | By Mary Barczak


September 27th, 2011 • 2011: New Orleans
SPJ addresses burden of travel costs

Due to rising travel costs and an unstable job market, stipends funded by the Society of Professional Journalists are becoming increasingly vital for national officers to perform their required duties. | By Diana Elbasha


September 27th, 2011 • 2011: New Orleans
Auctions raise more than $7,500 for SPJ Legal Defense Fund

The Society of Professional Jouranlists Legal Defense Fund live auction raised more than $4,600 on Tuesday. | By Mary Barczak and Gregan Wingert


September 27th, 2011 • 2011: New Orleans
SPJ delegates OK ‘one member, one vote’

Every member of the Society Professional Journalists will be allowed to vote for national and regional officers under a bylaw change adopted at Tuesday’s closing business session ending a decades-long tradition of voting by delegates only. | By Ashley Carnifax


September 27th, 2011 • 2011: New Orleans
@acarvin follows #BattleOfTheCamel @ #EIJ11

Andy Carvin, senior strategist for NPR, spoke to a crowd Tuesday about his social media coverage of the uprisings in the Middle East and Africa. | By Olivia Ingle


September 27th, 2011 • 2011: New Orleans
Otto, Ford, Record: SPJ leaders and legends die

Members of the Society of Professional Journalists are remembering three former presidents as effective leaders and eloquent storytellers. | By Diana Elbasha


September 27th, 2011 • 2011: New Orleans
Young entrepreneurs with a ‘flare’ for QR codes

A start-up launched by a team of young journalists creates codes that, when scanned, take users to a Web page with aggregated content on a particular topic. | By Olivia Ingle


September 27th, 2011 • 2011: New Orleans
Seen & Heard: What is your reaction to NABJ withdrawing from Unity?

Convention-goers respond. | By Corinne Chin


September 27th, 2011 • 2011: New Orleans
Project looks to increase diversity of sources

Journalists around the world could soon have extensive access to sources and Web links to help them write diverse, inclusive stories. | By Ashley Carnifax


September 27th, 2011 • 2011: New Orleans
Resolution Results

Updates from the closing business session on Tuesday.


September 27th, 2011 • 2011: New Orleans
Fate of reinstating Helen Thomas award rests with delegates

SPJ members are expected to debate two resolutions at Tuesday’s closing business session on whether to reinstate a lifetime achievement award named after veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas. | By Jordain Carney


September 27th, 2011 • 2011: New Orleans
Fager draws a crowd in his ‘60 minutes’

CBS News chairman and “60 Minutes” executive producer Jeffrey Fager urged reporters during the convention’s keynote address to remember the storytelling roots on which journalism was founded. | By Diana Elbasha


September 27th, 2011 • 2011: New Orleans
Limor wraps up ‘best year of my life’

Outgoing SPJ President Hagit Limor has some advice for her successor: Get ready for the most exciting year of your life. | By Ashley Carnifax


September 27th, 2011 • 2011: New Orleans
SPJ extols excellence, endows Puckey with Galvan award

The Society of Professional Journalists endowed Tara Puckey with the Julie Galvan Outstanding Graduate in Journalism Award. | By Jordain Carney


September 27th, 2011 • 2011: New Orleans
SPJ history book waits to be written

The Sigma Delta Chi board of directors decided Monday to put off a decision on whether to hire a Texas author to write the history of the Society of Professional Journalists. | By Mary C. Barczak


September 27th, 2011 • 2011: New Orleans
RTDNA honorees relate times of laughter, tears

The Radio Television Digital News Association awarded its highest honors to two journalists on Monday. | By Ashley Carnifax


September 27th, 2011 • 2011: New Orleans
Attendees crowd into critique sessions, work samples in hand

More than 50 attendees signed up Monday for resume, video and writing critiques to get advice from experts. | By Olivia Ingle



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