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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 6th, 2014 • 2014: Nashville
SPJ Election Results

Attendees and registered SPJ members were able to vote for the upcoming year’s directors and representatives since Thursday when the Excellence in Journalism conference began. And doing so in appropriate fashion for the digital age; for the first time members were able to cast their votes via an online voting system.


September 6th, 2014 • 2014: Nashville
A Freelance Chapter?: SPJ’s First Virtual Community Have Already Made a Motion

For the first time in its 105 years, SPJ members are in talks for possibly creating their first ever virtual chapter. The Freelance Community, the first non-geographic community recognized by SPJ, has made a motion at EIJ14 for the Bylaw Committee to consider making a chapter for the future.


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.


September 5th, 2014 • 2013: Anaheim
I Heart Line Dancing: A Nashville Memory to Cherish Forever

Cowboy boots and line dancing were the name of the game at the Excellence in Journalism’s Opening Reception at the WildHorse Saloon. As hundreds of journalists boarded charter buses to the downtown Nashville location, clad or not-clad in cowboy boots, line dancing was an inevitable spectacle, whether it was by participation or observation.


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.


September 4th, 2014 • 2014: Nashville
Data Journalism Workshop with Pulitzer Prize Winner

Wednesday morning, Pulitzer Prize-winning Seattle Times journalist Michael J. Berens led a workshop on data journalism. 50 students, educators and reporters participated in the workshop, which was sponsored by the National Center for Business Journalism. “Databases are the backbone of every story,” says Berens.



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