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September 12th, 2017 • 2017: Anaheim
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism’s Founding Dean Stephen B. Shepard Brings Sobering View to SPJ President’s Installation Banquet

Despite the festive celebration, Shepard gave a thoughtful, thorough and sobering view on journalism's past and future. The room of distinguished journalists listened closely; if not for Shepard's voice, one could hear a pin drop. It would be a disservice to the journalism community to let Shepard's words remain within the confines of platinum 2 banquet hall of the Anaheim Marriott. Read them here.


September 9th, 2017 • 2017: Anaheim
Pressing Issues: Reporting On A Changing Climate

Podcast: Reporting on climate is just as much of an art as it is a science. Telling the human side of climate change and keeping track of the facts go hand in hand.


September 8th, 2017 • 2017: Anaheim
Pressing Issues: Covering Hate In Hostile Times

Podcast: Since the tragedy at Charlottesville this summer, terms like the "alt-right" and "white nationalists" are becoming more prevalent than ever. The growth of these hate groups comes with the need for more solid and accurate reporting. 


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 8th, 2017 • 2017: Anaheim
Do’s and Don’ts for covering news in a dangerous situation

Whether you are covering a forest fire, a protest, a hurricane, or an earthquake, reporters can find themselves in dangerous situations. It’s a reality news crews, or journalists alone on assignment could face on assignment, and was the focus of a session Friday ““News Safety and Stress for Journalists: An Open Discussion” at the Excellence at Journalism Conference 2017 in Anaheim, California. 


September 8th, 2017 • 2017: Anaheim
Virtual Tour of the J-Expo & Career Fair

Take a virtual tour of the J-Expo at EIJ 17. Organizations included in this interactive 360 Story Spheres video include at Bloomberg, CBS, NBC, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, RIAS Berlin, SAGA AFTRA and Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.


September 8th, 2017 • 2017: Anaheim
Want better coverage? Learn how to listen to audiences more effectively

There are more effective ways for journalists to use social media, especially when it comes to listening and interacting with audiences. The technology to improve our social media ways is out there — it’s just a matter of knowing what it is and how to use it, said Banjo‘s director of media innovation Victor Hernandez during a breakout session on Thursday.


September 8th, 2017 • 2017: Anaheim
#EIJ17 Panel Discusses Solutions to Low Trust in Media

Jane Elizabeth of the American Press Institute presenting reasons why there is a lack of trust in media Journalists are trying to find a way to reverse the public mistrust of the media. That was the focus of one panel at the Excellence in Journalism Conference in Anaheim.


September 7th, 2017 • 2017: Anaheim
NAHJ and CCNMA Relationship in Question

Brandon Benavides, the President of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, spoke with our News Team about NAHJ’s decision to review its partnership with the California Chicano News Media Association. | Photo by: Elena Piech A rift between two major Latino journalism organizations has postponed the presentation of the Ruben Salazar Journalism Award during the National Association of Hispanic Journalist’s annual awards luncheon.


September 7th, 2017 • 2017: Anaheim
How to Launch a Drone News Program

Drone operators, amateurs and news organizations are under stress to report news and exercise their first amendment rights while adhering to the law amid complaints from the public and police while covering disasters.


September 7th, 2017 • 2017: Anaheim
Google Tools in the Newsroom

Google News Lab brings new meaning to the phrase “Just Google It.” The large tech organization is collaborating with journalists and multimedia storytellers to find innovative ways to make storytelling tools accessible for anyone. Tools covered during this session included Advanced Search, Image Search, Google Maps, My Maps, Google Street View, Google Translate and YouTube 360.


September 20th, 2015 • 2015: Orlando
The future of journalism


September 20th, 2015 • 2015: Orlando
Drones for news slowly taking to the skies

Dave Sirak of the Cox Media Group’s drone committee leads a discussion Sunday on drone usage. Photo by Shelby Reynolds Journalists are often looking for any advantage for discovering, gathering, and reporting news events reliably and quickly. Especially if that includes eyes in the sky.


September 19th, 2015 • 2015: Orlando
15 amazing online tools

Al Tompkins is the senior faculty for broadcasting and online content at The Poynter Institute. He led a session Saturday morning showcasing 15 new online tools that have the ability to change the way a journalist presents a story. The following are the tools that he mentioned with a brief description: snipandshare: Google Chrome released this extension this morning and it makes posting content such as GIFs, still images, video or words to social media much easier.


September 18th, 2015 • 2015: Orlando
One of the most important tools in a journalist’s arsenal

Some parts of the Constitution are more hotly contested in the 21st Century than others. Most Americans assume that Freedom of the Press is a given in this day and age and doesn’t need to be defended in court. Third world countries jail journalists, not the United States.


September 6th, 2014 • 2014: Nashville
Practicing Journalism: The Ethics Of Daily Journalism

“Where does valid news come from over time as the industry is changing?” Paul Steinle – President at Valid Sources “I think deciding what to put on the news day after day is an ethical dilemma. You need to ask yourself, ‘are you serving the community?


September 5th, 2014 • 2014: Nashville
Reporters Reflect on Lessons Learned in Ferguson

Photo by Julian Paredes While the crisis in Ferguson raged on in front of camera crews for weeks on end, reporters on the ground saw a different reality. They also saw that reality distorted – or participated in the distortion themselves – as Ferguson descended into a “war zone” in a matter of days.


September 5th, 2014 • 2014: Nashville
SPJ President-Elect: What Can I Do For Students, Professionals, Journalism?

  Dana Neuts, president elect of the Society of Professional Journalists. Since 2005, Dana Neuts has been a faithful Society of Professional Journalists member. A veteran of multiple EIJ/SPJ conferences, Neuts has networked with industry professionals and, arguably, the most important, asked, “what resources can I get from SPJ?” After being laid off from her corporate business job, along with the help of SPJ, Neuts was able to establish herself as a freelance writer in the Seattle-area.


September 4th, 2014 • 2014: Nashville
What do people expect of Excellence in Journalism 2014?

We went out to get a pulse of guests’ expectations for this year’s Excellence in Journalism Conference. Across the various professions, cultural groups, and regions, networking was the standout response of what members were looking forward to doing during this 4-day convention.


September 4th, 2014 • 2014: Nashville
EIJ Survival Wear

At conferences such as Excellence in Journalism, first impressions are everything. When meeting industry newsmakers and future employers, everything is considered; from what one says to how one acts. It’s all a part of the first impression.