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.
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 | #Excellence in Journalism, #Journalism, #alt right, #hate groups, #pablo arauz pena, #pressing issues, #sierra hubbard, #white nationalism
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.
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.
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.
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.[View the story “All About the Swag — EIJ Conference 2017” on Storify] Continue reading
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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 6th, 2014 | #Journalism, #Paul Steinle, #ethics
Practicing Journalism: The Ethics Of Daily Journalism
“Where does valid news come from over time as the industry is changing?”
September 5th, 2014 | #EIJ14, #EIJNews, #Ferguson, #Journalism, #NPR, #elise hu, #first amendment, #gregg leslie, #missouri, #police brutality, #police militarization, #reporter, #robert brooks, #st. louis
Reporters Reflect on Lessons Learned in Ferguson
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
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 | #EIJNews, #Journalism, #Nashville, #SPJ
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
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.
Journalists and public information officers converged at a panel Monday afternoon at EIJ13 to discuss relationships between the two professions.
August 25th, 2013 | #Belva Davis, #Chris Wallace, #Excellence in Journalism, #Journalism, #Lifetime of Excellence in Journalism, #RTDNA, #awards
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.
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.