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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
Student newspapers struggle with print advertising collapse, quick transition to digital

In the past decade, traditional newspapers have been faced with extreme adversity as the rise of digital news has negatively impacted advertising and circulation. At a session on Saturday morning, a panel of student journalists, student advisors and professionals explored whether student media will face the same fate.


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
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
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
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
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.