SPJ 2020 Journalism Conference • Sept. 12-13, 2020



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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 6th, 2019 • 2019: San Antonio
How to integrate social media into your journalism

Social media has become so pervasive in newsrooms that managing your online presence is now regularly being taught in the classroom. Carlynn Greene, a student at the University of North Texas, has to regularly post to social media as part of her journalism classes.


September 29th, 2018 • 2018: Baltimore
Incoming president wants SPJ to be the profession’s big tent organization

With a career in journalism that has covered Politics, business and foreign affairs, J. Alex Tarquinio, incoming Society of Professional Journalists president, is looking to make the organization the voice of press freedom through organizational partnerships. Tarquinio views SPJ as the “Big tent” for the journalism profession.


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
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.,


September 9th, 2017 • 2017: Anaheim
RIAS Berlin Commission Alumni Discuss Neo-Nazism in 2017

The Radio and Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) is celebrating a quarter-century partnership with the Radio in the American Sector (RIAS) Berlin Commission, an organization which serves as an exchange program between journalists in Germany and the United States. The organizations met at #EIJ17 where RIAS Executive Director Erik Kirschbaum and alumni gathered to reminisce and network. They offered their unique perspectives to EIJ News about the neo-Nazi and white supremacist protesters who descended on Charlottesville, Va. which ended in one death.


September 20th, 2015 • 2015: Orlando
Lesley Stahl and Pierre Thomas Q&A

The Radio and Television Digital News Association honored 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl and ABC News senior justice correspondent Pierre Thomas Saturday night. Prior to the awards reception, Stahl and Thomas shared highlights of their careers with conference attendees, giving them personal insight into the field of broadcast journalism.


September 20th, 2015 • 2015: Orlando
Combining forces to advance EIJ

Fewer than five percent of this year’s 1,500 attendees to Excellence in Journalism are members of more than one organization associated with the conference. Among those in rarified air, Sonny Albarado, an Arkansas Democratic-Gazette projects editor.“That feels pretty good and it’s actually higher than I thought it would be,” he said.


September 18th, 2015 • 2015: Orlando
The Origins of "Excellence in Journalism"

It’s become an annual pilgrimage, every fall, for journalists and media industry professionals from across the globe to come together. All in the name of ‘Excellence in Journalism,” ready to recruit new hires, learn valuable skills, and discuss the current issues at the forefront of the media industry.


September 5th, 2014 • 2014: Nashville
Roundup: Honoring a Lifetime of Excellence in Journalism

From ESPN to NBC to SNL, two creative forces behind some of the nation’s most-watched programming were recognized Friday for their achievements in journalism. Harvey Nagler, longtime Vice President for CBS Radio News, received the John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes an individual for contributions to the journalism profession and freedom of the press.


September 4th, 2014 • 2014: Nashville
Got some free time? Use our guide to explore 'Music City'

Smart discussions and networking opportunities are expected to go well beyond the hallways and conference rooms of the Opryland Resort and Convention Center this weekend.


August 25th, 2013 • 2013: Anaheim
PHOTOS: RTDNA honors two for a lifetime of Excellence in Journalism

Chris Wallace, Fox News anchor, and Belva Davis, first female African-American anchor on the West Coast were both honored with awards and applause at the 2013 Excellence in Journalism Convention by the Radio Television Digital News Association.


August 25th, 2013 • 2013: Anaheim
Beyond the Trauma Vortex

Journalists are second responders to any crisis, but nonetheless, they are there to capture the moment, tell the story, and ultimately put their lives on the line all in the name of journalism. “We are the messengers,” Sid Garcia said. Garcia is a general assignment reporter for ABC7 Eyewitness News in California and has, like many journalists, covered stories that changed their lives.


August 25th, 2013 • 2013: Anaheim
Chris Wallace to receive Paul White Award

For the first time in RTDNA history, a father and son have been awarded the Paul White Award. Chris Wallace, anchor of “Fox News Sunday,” is set to receive the lifetime achievement award at EIJ13. In 1991, his late father, Mike Wallace, former co-host of CBS News “60 Minutes” received the same award.


August 25th, 2013 • 2013: Anaheim
RTDNA/RTDNF honor Carole Simpson, Dan Shelley, and Noukla Ruble at EIJ13

The Radio Television Digital News Association and Foundation (RTDNA/RTDNF) presented three awards at Saturday’s EIJ13 opening business session.


August 24th, 2013 • 2013: Anaheim
Chrysler Group and Kaiser Permanente Promote Healthy Living at EIJ13

Chrysler Group and Kaiser Permanente have teamed up to challenge National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Society of Professional Journalists, and the Radio Television Digital News Association members to "Step it Up."



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