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
September 12th, 2017 | #EIJ17, #Journalism, #cuny graduate school of journalism, #media, #spj banquet, #stephen shepard
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 10th, 2017 | #EIJ17, #Lynn Walsh, #SPJ, #SPJ Awards, #grace rauh, #mayor de blasio, #new york city, #ny1, #nyc, #spectrum news, #sunshine awards
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'.
September 9th, 2017 | #CNN, #EIJ17, #Excellence in Journalism, #SPJ, #burnout, #cbs, #jim acosta, #media, #president trump, #trust, #white house
White House Correspondents Defend Journalism During Super Session
White House correspondents had a candid conversation of what it means to cover the White House in the Trump age. "I think we are living in challenging times," said CNN Senior Correspondent Jim Acosta,"Forgive me if this sounds a little too much, but at times there are attempts to twist what is being said. Our sense of reality is being warped."
September 9th, 2017 | #EIJ17, #Excellence in Journalism, #RTDNA, #america, #charlottesville, #democracy, #donald trump many sides, #germany, #nazism, #neo-nazi, #neonazi, #president trump, #rias berlin, #society of professional journalists, #virginia, #white supremacy
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.
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.
SPJ Governance Task Force chair Patti Newberry explains the proposed bylaw change delegates will vote on at this Saturday's business meeting.