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



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September 7th, 2019 • 2019: San Antonio
Maintaining an ethical presence on Twitter: Why & how

In modern day journalism, Twitter is recognized as a powerful source for breaking news and is a way for journalists to break down barriers with readers, listeners and viewers.  Keeping this thought in mind, day two of the Excellence in Journalism conference started with a panel on what it takes to be an ethical journalist on the social networking platform.


September 6th, 2019 • 2019: San Antonio
Student influencer works to shift into a journalism career

Samara Perez, a senior at Texas Southern University, is trying to use her influencer status to enter the journalism industry — while emphasizing journalism’s code of conduct.   Professional journalists have felt challenged because they feel that influencers aren’t held to the higher standards of the industry. 


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 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.



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