Excellence in Journalism 2017 | Anaheim


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Legendary reporter gives special toast and glimpse into tradition

EIJ News Co-Adviser Sandra Gonzalez with Rigo Chacon. Delighted to chat with him about journalism at EIJ17

Excellence in Journalism ’17 may be over, but there is one night that a couple of dozen journalists are treasuring, after being treated to history, culture and poetry from a legendary newsman. Retired TV reporter Rigo Chacon gave a memorable toast before this crowd, as he strolled down memory lane.

It’s been several years since Chacon, the Emmy-award winning retired journalist attended a conference with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, which was part of EIJ 2017 this year. Continue reading


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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.


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Analyzing the data behind EIJ News

After the excitement of the 2017 Excellence in Journalism conference had wound down, EIJ News Interns embarked on one final assignment--digging through the data. The EIJ News interns tap-tap-tapped their fingers through many live-Tweeting sessions on the EIJ Twitter account to crank out a total of 176 tweets during the conference. Their efforts produced over 51,200 Tweet impressions, an increase of more than 3,700 percent compared to the previous month, according to Twitter analytics.


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Grace Rauh Wins SPJ’s Sunshine Award for Outstanding Reporting on Government Accountability

The Society of Professional Journalists held its closing dinner at the Excellence in Journalism with a strong statement defending journalism. Grace Rauh, a political reporter at Spectrum News NY1 won the Sunshine Award for her investigative reports on New York City mayor Bill de Blasio. Grace Rauh is the lead plaintiff in an ongoing lawsuit titled Rauh v. de Blasio nicknamed 'Agents of the City'.


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Q&A: Data Journalism For Newbies

Pam Baker is a freelance journalist on the big data beat. She contributes to PC Magazine and a variety of tech media outlets. Her session at EIJ 2017 focused on rapid response protocol in news rooms when dealing with continuously flowing data to find relevant background and contextual information. Baker shared her knowledge for aspiring data journalists looking to get into the field.


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Award-winning journalist teaches newbies MMJ survival skills

Journalists with all levels of experience from student to pro packed a meeting room to hear tips on how to survive as a multimedia journalist.

Shooting, editing and reporting require skills that every multimedia journalist has, but KGTV’s Joe Little showed journalists how to be more creative.

Little said news reporting allows for more innovative shooting–something he did not think of until one of his professors at Syracuse University offered him some advice.

Little wanted to work for ESPN, but he says his professor told him, “‘You’re not going to do sports. Continue reading


September 10th, 2017
Learn to unlock and unleash your broadcast voice

At the Excellence in Journalism conference Saturday morning, three broadcast professionals offered best practices and advice on how to find and focus your inner broadcast voice.


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Pressing Issues: Reporting On A Changing Climate


SPJ delegates pass bylaw change, resolutions at business meeting


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White House Correspondents Defend Journalism During Super Session


Press freedom advocates encourage media professionals to support New Voices legislation


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Closing the leadership gap: panelists discuss how to be self-advocates


Pressing Issues: Understanding Native Truths


SPJ committee to present resolutions at business meeting for debate


SPJ may create additional student chapter awards


Creating a video at the ‘I don’t always create videos’ breakout session.


Dunia Elvir’s Tips for Reporting


New Database Tracks Attacks on Reporters


RIAS Berlin Commission Alumni Discuss Neo-Nazism in 2017


Pressing Issues: Covering Hate In Hostile Times


CNBC Hosts Business Reporting Workshop to Recruit at #EIJ17


LA Times reporters offer advice in investigative process


Do’s and Don’ts for covering news in a dangerous situation


Conference attendees share their EIJ swag finds on social media


Storytelling with just your phone


Virtual Tour of the J-Expo & Career Fair


Want better coverage? Learn how to listen to audiences more effectively


Pressing Issues: What Makes A Great Podcast?


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