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September 29th, 2018 • 2018: Baltimore
EIJ 2018 By the Numbers

As the 2018 Excellence in Journalism News conference winds down here in Baltimore, attendees are beginning their journeys home. Over 1,100 people attended this year’s conference. Of these attendees 73% were professionals, 22% were students, and 2% were retirees. Some traveled further than others to get here.


September 29th, 2018 • 2018: Baltimore
In a post-Capital Gazette world, one company wants to provide newsrooms with ‘The Power of Preparedness’

Mass shootings in America seem to be a new norm. In 2017, there were over 300 shootings, and in 2018 the numbers continue to increase. This surge in violence does not discriminate. Violent mass shootings can happen on government property, in classrooms, in corporate offices, and, most recently, even in a newsroom.


September 29th, 2018 • 2018: Baltimore
No Power, No Station, but the News Goes On

Hurricane Florence’s damage to one news station led them to reporting in challenging conditions. Today, the news station continues to perform its duties.


September 29th, 2018 • 2018: Baltimore
Distrust in Media: Searching for Solutions

    President Trump and the news media have something in common: low approval ratings. The latest Gallup poll has the presidents average approval rating at 40%, just below the news media’s 41%. At this weeks Excellence in Journalism News conference, EIJ News reporter Adam Hushin talked with attendees about what the news media needs to do to regain Americans trust.


September 28th, 2018 • 2018: Baltimore
Silent no more: female journalists of color raise their voice at EIJ18

Female journalists of color and allies alike gathered at the 2018 Excellence in Journalism conference to raise the question “what happens when women of color are silenced in the newsroom?” Through a thoughtful conversation moderated by María Peña, Vice President of Print, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, panel attendees were left with advice and tips on how to navigate the industry as a minority and how to support their fellow minority journalists.


September 28th, 2018 • 2018: Baltimore
Maryland crab industry in a pinch due to Trump’s change in immigration visa program

If you’re in Baltimore, you’re likely to eat crabs. Crab bisque, soft-shell crab, steamed crabs, king crab, snow crab, and of course, crab cakes. But locals and visitors alike, are finding it quite expensive to satisfy their crab cravings. The entire crab industry and its consumers are hurting.


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 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
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
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.,



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