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Reporters from abroad find value in returning home for training

Many attendees of this year’s Excellence in Journalism conference arrived via relatively short trips to Orlando. However for some like Alfredo Corchado, who works in Mexico City for the Dallas Morning News, the commute involved international time zones and lasted much longer. Continue reading


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To mock or not to mock (interview): 4 takeaways from EIJ critiques

Four students (including me) went through mock interviews in front of an audience at Michael Koretzky’s session, “Nervous as Hell: Mock (Or Maybe Real) Job Interviews for New Grads” on Saturday. Koretzky, an editor for Debt.com, grilled the students with questions, stopping them to offer constructive criticism when they stumbled.

Here are four takeaways from the critiques:

When your interviewer asks you to name some publications you read, don’t mention just one type, such as sports news. If your first publication is “Bleacher Report,” don’t say “ESPN Magazine” next. Continue reading


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Storify: #EIJ15 Day 2 Highlights from the EIJ News Staff

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Storify: #EIJ15 Day 1 Highlights from the EIJ News Staff

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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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Storify: EIJ15 kicks off with Epcot Food and Wine Festival

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On eve of EIJ15, attendees share excitement for 2015 gathering

For only the second time, the Radio Television Digital News Association and Society of Professional Journalist join the NHAJ for a conference focus on training, development, networking and diversity.

More than 1,500 journalist and media professionals descend onto Orlando, Florida for Excellence in Journalism 2015, which officially kicked off Thursday night with a private event at Disney’s Epcot Center.

But reasons for coming to Orlando often varied between different generations, professional backgrounds and career aspirations.

“I’m expecting to learn more about journalism and perfecting my craft,” said Abby Payne, Editor-in-Chief at Weber State University’s The Signpost. Continue reading


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Eagerness, expectations for Excellence in Journalism 2015

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