Excellence in Journalism 2017 | Anaheim


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September 12th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #
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 9th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Pressing Issues: Reporting On A Changing Climate

Podcast: Reporting on climate is just as much of an art as it is a science. Telling the human side of climate change and keeping track of the facts go hand in hand.


September 8th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
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. 


September 8th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #
CNBC Hosts Business Reporting Workshop to Recruit at #EIJ17

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.


September 8th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #
Do’s and Don’ts for covering news in a dangerous situation

Whether you are covering a forest fire, a protest, a hurricane, or an earthquake, reporters can find themselves in dangerous situations. It’s a reality news crews, or journalists alone on assignment could face on assignment, and was the focus of a session Friday ““News Safety and Stress for Journalists: An Open Discussion” at the Excellence at Journalism Conference 2017 in Anaheim, California. 


September 8th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #
Conference attendees share their EIJ swag finds on social media

Want the 411 on this year’s Excellence in Journalism swag? See what’s up for grabs as conference attendees share their finds on social media.

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September 8th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #
Virtual Tour of the J-Expo & Career Fair

Take a virtual tour of the J-Expo at EIJ 17. Organizations included in this interactive 360 Story Spheres video include at Bloomberg, CBS, NBC, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, RIAS Berlin, SAGA AFTRA and Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism.

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September 8th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #
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. Joined by Carrie Brown, the social journalism director at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, the duo discussed the ins and outs of social discovery and the importance of being audience-centric. Continue reading


September 8th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #
#EIJ17 Panel Discusses Solutions to Low Trust in Media

Jane Elizabeth of the American Press Institute presenting reasons why there is a lack of trust in media

Journalists are trying to find a way to reverse the public mistrust of the media. That was the focus of one panel at the Excellence in Journalism Conference in Anaheim.

Jane Elizabeth of the American Press Institute says this distrust affects the bottom line for every news organization. She presented her formula for mistrust of media: “I don’t know + I don’t understand you = I don’t trust you.”

“People who trust you as an organization are more likely to buy that organization’s app, pay for subscriptions, subscribe to newsletters and follow on social media,” Elizabeth said. Continue reading


September 7th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #
NAHJ and CCNMA Relationship in Question

Brandon Benavides, the President of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, spoke with our News Team about NAHJ’s decision to review its partnership with the California Chicano News Media Association. | Photo by: Elena Piech

A rift between two major Latino journalism organizations has postponed the presentation of the Ruben Salazar Journalism Award during the National Association of Hispanic Journalist’s annual awards luncheon.

Members of the California Chicano News Media Association were surprised to hear that board members of NAHJ announced a request to review the finances shared between the two organizations. Continue reading


September 7th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
How to Launch a Drone News Program

Drone operators, amateurs and news organizations are under stress to report news and exercise their first amendment rights while adhering to the law amid complaints from the public and police while covering disasters.


September 7th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Google Tools in the Newsroom

Google News Lab brings new meaning to the phrase “Just Google It.” The large tech organization is collaborating with journalists and multimedia storytellers to find innovative ways to make storytelling tools accessible for anyone. Tools covered during this session included Advanced Search, Image Search, Google Maps, My Maps, Google Street View, Google Translate and YouTube 360.


September 20th, 2015 | #, #, #
The future of journalism

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September 20th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #
Drones for news slowly taking to the skies

Dave Sirak of the Cox Media Group’s drone committee leads a discussion Sunday on drone usage. Photo by Shelby Reynolds

Journalists are often looking for any advantage for discovering, gathering, and reporting news events reliably and quickly. Especially if that includes eyes in the sky.

However even after ongoing examination and exploration of proposed regulations for operating drones in the U.S., news organizations largely remain in a holding pattern for legally launching drones from station helicopter pads.

Current FAA laws require a sports pilot license or higher for drone operation and prohibit commercial-purpose use, said Dave Sirak, Cox Media Group Drone Committee. Continue reading


September 19th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #
Storify: #EIJ15 Day 2 Highlights from the EIJ News Staff

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September 19th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #
15 amazing online tools

Al Tompkins is the senior faculty for broadcasting and online content at The Poynter Institute. He led a session Saturday morning showcasing 15 new online tools that have the ability to change the way a journalist presents a story. The following are the tools that he mentioned with a brief description:

snipandshare: Google Chrome released this extension this morning and it makes posting content such as GIFs, still images, video or words to social media much easier. It is free to sign up and easy to use. Continue reading


September 18th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #, #
Storify: #EIJ15 Day 1 Highlights from the EIJ News Staff

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September 18th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #
One of the most important tools in a journalist’s arsenal

Some parts of the Constitution are more hotly contested in the 21st Century than others. Most Americans assume that Freedom of the Press is a given in this day and age and doesn’t need to be defended in court. Third world countries jail journalists, not the United States.

Wrong, according to organizers of the Society of Professional Journalists Legal Defense Fund.

Many journalists every year come under fire from government agencies and need help defending their First Amendment right to publish their stories freely. Continue reading


September 18th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #
Storify: #EIJ15 on wild Florida airboat tour

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September 6th, 2014 | #, #, #
Practicing Journalism: The Ethics Of Daily Journalism

“Where does valid news come from over time as the industry is changing?”

Paul Steinle – President at Valid Sources “I think deciding what to put on the news day after day is an ethical dilemma. You need to ask yourself, ‘are you serving the community? Are you telling the truth?’ Those are the main things. There was a horrible example during the Boston Marathon explosions where social media was used and one of the newspapers grabbed a picture and put it on their front page and basically indicated that the people in the pictures were suspects. Continue reading


September 6th, 2014 | #, #, #
EIJ14 Day 2 in Tweets

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Reporters Reflect on Lessons Learned in Ferguson

Photo by Julian Paredes

While the crisis in Ferguson raged on in front of camera crews for weeks on end, reporters on the ground saw a different reality.

They also saw that reality distorted – or participated in the distortion themselves – as Ferguson descended into a “war zone” in a matter of days. The protests and the violence were mostly limited to a three street block area and most of the incidents happened after nightfall, more specifically, after midnight.

Speakers at Friday morning’s Ferguson panel were on the scene as the police brutality and subsequent protests unfolded after a police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, 18, an unarmed black resident of St. Continue reading


September 5th, 2014 | #, #, #, #, #
SPJ President-Elect: What Can I Do For Students, Professionals, Journalism?

 

Dana Neuts, president elect of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Since 2005, Dana Neuts has been a faithful Society of Professional Journalists member. A veteran of multiple EIJ/SPJ conferences, Neuts has networked with industry professionals and, arguably, the most important, asked, “what resources can I get from SPJ?”

After being laid off from her corporate business job, along with the help of SPJ, Neuts was able to establish herself as a freelance writer in the Seattle-area. Neuts additionally created a personal website, Virtually Yourz, and established a hyper-local news site for her local town, IloveKent.net — all while continuing to regularly contribute to AARP Bulletin and The Seattle Times. Continue reading


September 4th, 2014 | #, #, #, #
What do people expect of Excellence in Journalism 2014?

We went out to get a pulse of guests’ expectations for this year’s Excellence in Journalism Conference. Across the various professions, cultural groups, and regions, networking was the standout response of what members were looking forward to doing during this 4-day convention. Whether one is a digital news professor who wants to mentor aspiring young journalists or a student who is looking forward to professional exposure and learning, please check out what your fellow journos expect out of  this year’s conference! Continue reading


September 4th, 2014 | #, #, #, #
EIJ Survival Wear

At conferences such as Excellence in Journalism, first impressions are everything. When meeting industry newsmakers and future employers, everything is considered; from what one says to how one acts. It’s all a part of the first impression.


August 26th, 2013 | #, #, #, #
Improving relations between reporters, PIOs

Journalists and public information officers converged at a panel Monday afternoon at EIJ13 to discuss relationships between the two professions.


August 25th, 2013 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #
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 24th, 2013 | #, #, #, #, #
First Time Conference Attendees Share Their Story

Wisconsin and Virginia are two states extremely far from Southern California, however, the distance didn't stop two first time conference attendees from coming to this years Excellence in Journalism Conference.