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Excellence in Journalism 2014 – That’s a Wrap

With Excellence in Journalism 2014 in the books, find out what attendees thought about the event and what they expect of next year’s conference in Orlando. Also check out noteworthy statistics from this year’s conference. The 950 journalist who attended Excellence in Journalism 2014 were able to choose from more than 50 workshops and breakout sessions. The Super Sessions with […]


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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 […]


September 7th, 2014
In 10 Years From Now, The State Of Journalism Will Look Like…

We asked a collection of attendees of the Excellence of Journalism 2014 conference to finish the following sentence, “In 10 years from now, the state of journalism will look like ___ .” Here’s what they said:


September 6th, 2014
Kevin Smith Awarded Wells Memorial Key Award

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) honored outgoing ethics committee chairman Kevin Smith with the Wells Memorial Key award Saturday evening at the Excellence in Journalism 2014 conference. “Kevin has been involved with the SPJ for decades,” said Dana Neuts, SPJ’s President-Elect. “He has a passion for ethics and has gone above and beyond in […]


September 6th, 2014
Global News Relay: Students Connect Through Media

College students from 10 universities in eight countries participated in last year’s inaugural Global News Relay, a project that delivered 12 hours of continuous broadcast news worldwide. Manchester-based University of Salford hosted the project that lecturer Sarah Jones said allows students to “see the cultural differences and news values,” on March 27. With help from […]


September 6th, 2014
What’s In A Name? The Debate Behind the SPJ Name Change

The fight for an amended preposition and noun will trudge on for one more year. For the fourth time, a proposed name change from the Society of Professional Journalists to the Society of Professional Journalism, an idea spearheaded by SPJ Region 3 Director Michael Koretzky, failed during the SPJ Closing Business Session at Excellence in Journalism 2014. A straw […]


September 6th, 2014
‘The Dirty Dozen': Top Apps for Journos

Attendees headed to the App Store Saturday afternoon to pick up apps highlighted for their usefulness to journalists by Kevin Smith and Doug Haddix. Smith and Haddix, both from the Kiplinger Program, ran down the top tools they chose to represent different tasks in the reporting process. Here’s what they chose: Research: Internet Public Library […]


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News Staff Picks: Top 5 Moments of EIJ14

Now that Excellence in Journalism 2014 is officially a wrap, the EIJ News staff compiled these top 5 moments of the conference: SPJ Ethics Code Revisions Pass. After much discussion and revision, the new Code of Ethics was passed at the closing business session. SPJ Name Change Motion Failed: A highly publicized discussion and session could not steer […]