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September 28th, 2018 • 2018: Baltimore
Veterans and Rookies Hoping for Success at EIJ 2018

Baltimore, Maryland is host of the 2018 Excellence in Journalism Conference. Recruiters, rookies, and veterans of the EIJ conference are searching to find a new job, a new connection or a new friend. .


September 28th, 2018 • 2018: Baltimore
Eat like a “Baltimorean”: Affordable Eats on a budget

Attending a conference can be very expensive: you have to worry about hotel, ground transportation, and airfare but what about “food?” These expenses add up, especially when you’re locked inside a hotel/convention center and your money is very tight. Here are a few restaurants that are affordable, within walking distance and even Uber friendly.


September 28th, 2018 • 2018: Baltimore
PHOTOS: Moments from Opening Night Reception at EIJ18 Baltimore

CNN sponsored a journalism party at M&T Bank Stadium-home to the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday night. Music, drinks and friendships!


September 27th, 2018 • 2018: Baltimore
Creating an Experience: Boyd Huppert speaks on how tools and focus can improve visual storytelling

Boyd Huppert, known around the country for his program “Land of 10,000 Stories” spoke on maximizing visual storytelling on Thursday at EIJ 2018. At the workshop, titled “It’s Just Video, Until a Storyteller Creates an Experience,” Huppert focused his time on focus — and how to use new tools to pursue stories in a different way. 


September 27th, 2018 • 2018: Baltimore
EIJ discusses 2018 Midterm Elections

November midterm elections mark the midpoint in President Donald Trump’s four-year term. What does this mean for his presidency? All 435 seats in the House of Representatives, 35 of the Senate’s 100 seats and 36 state governors are up for election.


September 27th, 2018 • 2018: Baltimore
Capital Gazette shooting hits close to home with journalists at EIJ18

At least once in their career, a journalist will likely cover a major tragedy or violent incident. But how does that dynamic change when journalists become the subject of the tragedy? All over the world, journalists have been subjected to violence, torture, and even murder.


September 27th, 2018 • 2018: Baltimore
Al Tompkins Takes on Misinformation in “Critical Thinking to Fight Fake News”

Al Tompkins of Poynter Institute hates the term “fake news” that you could hear it in the bluntness of his tone when he opened his lecture, “Critical Thinking to Fight Fake News” at the Excellence in Journalism 2018 Conference. The lecture provided a biting take on the spread of misinformation by showing real-world examples of  actual fake news and demonstrating how fake news can be manufactured and spread.


September 27th, 2018 • 2018: Baltimore
Recent Layoffs Loom over Newspaper Industry

It’s not breaking news to say that the journalism industry is changing. The print industry in particular is seeing an increase in layoffs as a result of these transitions. At least 36% of the largest newspapers across the United States – as well as at least 23% of the highest-traffic digital-native news outlets – experienced layoffs between January 2017 and April 2018, according to a PEW Research study.


September 27th, 2018 • 2018: Baltimore
Koch sponsorship leads to SPJ conference ethics complaints

Update: A resolution was passed by the Society of Professional Journalists delegates Saturday that would make the Sponsorship task force accountable to the delegates, by clearly establishing in writing a timeline for action. Since Citizens United vs. The Federal Election Commission (2010), the Koch Brothers, Charles and David Koch of Koch Industries, Inc., have been one of the faces of donor influence in politics.


September 27th, 2018 • 2018: Baltimore
Stress: A Day in the Life of a Journalist

With all of the traumatic events going on in the world today, journalists are some of the first people to get to the scene and cover breaking news. Stress is a part of their job. Both journalists and media professionals encounter extremely emotional situations.


September 27th, 2018 • 2018: Baltimore
EIJ panels you don’t want to miss, by topics

Welcome to the 2018 Excellence in Journalism conference! Even if it’s your first time or you’re a conference veteran, it can be overwhelming looking through the schedule to find which panels to attend. To help with schedule anxiety, we went through the schedule and divided up the panels by the most relevant topics in our industry: covering the midterms, increasing diversity, dealing with the government, working on a deadline, improving trust and learning new reporting and storytelling tools. 


September 27th, 2018 • 2018: Baltimore
EIJ18 Journalists Closely Watch Emotional Senate Judiciary Hearing

  Journalists at the Excellence in Journalism 2018 Conference had the opportunity to go in and out of the Holiday Ballroom to watch live coverage of Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony against Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday. EIJ18 streamed the hearing on large screens for several hours.


September 27th, 2018 • 2018: Baltimore
Are you an introvert? Here’s how to make the most of EIJ.

When entrepreneur Rachel Jenks attended her first networking session, she was so nervous, she forgot to take off her coat. She kept the thick winter jacket on as she mingled, struggling to maneuver through the crowd. “It was probably 90 degrees in the room, but there are pictures of me with my coat on the entire time,” Jenks said.