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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."


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Press freedom advocates encourage media professionals to support New Voices legislation

Student journalists are more vulnerable than ever before, and it's time for professional media to step in and help, student press freedom advocates said during their Excellence in Journalism session Friday afternoon. In an effort to give more authority to student media, the nationwide “New Voices” campaign is going state by state to help introduce anti-censorship legislation that will grant extra protections to student journalists. "One of the keys to having this legislation in place is that it's supporting students to get the kind of job training they need, but it also helps students learn how to evaluate and analyze media in a world full of untruths," said Sarah Nichols, president of the Journalism Education Association (JEA). "Students don’t get the experience they need if someone is telling them 'here’s what you can do,' 'here’s what you can’t do.'"


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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.


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Pressing Issues: Covering Hate In Hostile Times

Podcast: Since the tragedy at Charlottesville this summer, terms like the "alt-right" and "white nationalists" are becoming more prevalent than ever. The growth of these hate groups comes with the need for more solid and accurate reporting. 


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A Guide to Covering Violence in Indian Country

Four out of five Native Americans have experienced violence in their lifetimes, according to the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). That’s why members of the Native American Journalists Association wanted to bring attention to domestic violence and sexual assault in tribal communities.

During a Thursday afternoon session at this year’s Excellence in Journalism Conference, Princella RedCorn, communications officer at the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center; Mallory Black, communications manager at StrongHearts Native Helpline; and Mary Hudetz, a criminal justice reporter for the Associated Press, shared important tips and resources journalists should consider when reporting on violence and abuse in Indian Country. Continue reading


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Pressing Issues: Covering DACA & Undocumented Communities

Podcast: Three immigration reporters share their thoughts on covering immigration from avoiding misconceptions to the risks involved in working with undocumented sources. 


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Breakdown of EIJ15 attendees

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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.

But where did “Excellence in Journalism” come from?

For years prior to the first Excellence in Journalism conference, the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) held an annual conference for its’ members. In 2010 the organization combined forces with the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) to hold a joint conference annually beginning in 2011. Continue reading


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SPJ President’s Installation Banquet Photos

The Society of Professional Journalists President’s Installation Banquet rounded out the 2014 Excellence in Journalism Conference on Saturday evening. Members, volunteers and staff gathered to celebrate the end of the conference and honor members and journalists for their efforts within SPJ and the media industry.

Alex Tarquinio of the New York Deadline Club accepting the Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Pro Member Award.

Michele Norris of NPR was recognized as a Fellow of the Society.

Kevin Smith, ethics committee chairman, receiving the Wells Memorial Key for Outstanding Service to the Society. Continue reading


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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.