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September 7th, 2019 • 2019: San Antonio
2019 SPJ Elections

San Antonio Today was election day for the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) in San Antonio, TX. The new SPJ Presidential-Elect for 2020 is Matthew T. Hall. He previously serves as Secretary-Treasurer. In his campaign biography, Hall says he changed how SPJ handles minute meetings by preparing them right after meetings ended to increase transparency and speed up the process of approving and posting them.


September 7th, 2019 • 2019: San Antonio
Covering trauma: How to stay sane

    San Antonio Skye Ray @theskyeray As journalists, you never know how your day will go.  One day you are covering a celebration, and the next, you’re covering a traumatic event that could have a lasting effect on your life. 


September 6th, 2019 • 2019: San Antonio
NAHJ rescinds FOX sponsorship

The largest organization for Hispanic journalists in the nation took a controversial action by rejecting a sponsorship from FOX News.


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
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 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
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 8th, 2017 • 2017: Anaheim
CNBC Hosts Business Reporting Workshop to Recruit at #EIJ17

CNBC is on a recruitment mission at the Excellence in Journalism Conference. The cable business news channel hosted a reporting workshop looking for potential hires.


September 7th, 2017 • 2017: Anaheim
Pressing Issues: Covering DACA & Undocumented Communities

Podcast: Three immigration reporters share their thoughts on covering immigration from avoiding misconceptions to the risks involved in working with undocumented sources. 


September 29th, 2016 • 2016: New Orleans
SPJ elects a new president

“…As an officer of the Society, I hereby promise to uphold its ideals. I pledge myself to do all in my power, to perform faithfully the duties assigned to me, and to serve fellow journalists, whether of the Society or not.


September 20th, 2016 • 2016: New Orleans
Charlie Rose Speaks to EIJ News

Charlie Rose, co-host of “CBS This Morning” and host of PBS’ “Charlie Rose,” spent some time talking to EIJ News last night at his award reception. He is the 2016 recipient of RTDNA’s prestigious Paul White Award at this year’s EIJ Conference in New Orleans.


September 19th, 2016 • 2016: New Orleans
Marty Baron speaks to EIJ News

“Well, I hope that people will indulge their curiosity…they will dig beneath the surface, that they’ll ask tougher questions sometimes.” All eyes, ears and iPhones were on Marty Baron as he spoke about the film ‘Spotlight’ and the future of investigative journalism, at the Excellence In Journalism Convention in New Orleans on Sunday.


September 18th, 2016 • 2016: New Orleans
Building from debris: ABCs of podcasting from New Orleans

It had been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall, increasing in danger and wind speed like an imposing turbine in the skies, and flooding New Orleans. An estimated 1,835 people died, about 300,000 homes were destroyed and the damage reached over $96 billion in estimated costs. In 2015, when the historic 10-year anniversary approached, Eve Troah, the news director for the New Orleans NPR affiliate WWNO, decided it was time for a podcast to reflect on how the catastrophe had changed and shaped her community.


September 6th, 2014 • 2014: Nashville
News Staff Picks: Top 5 Moments of EIJ14

Now that Excellence in Journalism 2014 is officially a wrap, the EIJ News staff compiled these top 5 moments of the conference: SPJ Ethics Code Revisions Pass. After much discussion and revision, the new Code of Ethics was passed at the closing business session.


September 5th, 2014 • 2014: Nashville
Diversity at EIJ14: Bringing Color to SPJ

The SPJ Diversity Committee had a lively discussion at EIJ14 on better ways to improve the experience of members of color. Although more can be done in shaping programming and recruitment, the new chair, April Bethea, plans to implement new solutions to diversify management training and membership.


September 5th, 2014 • 2014: Nashville
The SPJ Name Change: What People Think About the Upcoming Vote

The upcoming SPJ name change discussion is slated for discussion Saturday during Excellence in Journalism 2014.  However many attendees aren’t waiting until the weekend to share their views. While the proposal to change from “The Society of Professional Journalists” to “The Society for Professional Journalism” may seem like a minor issue, it’s actually created a bit of a stir among organization leadership and members.