Practicing Journalism in Dangerous Times — SPJ Region 1 Conference in NYC

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REGISTER FOR PRACTICING JOURNALISM IN DANGEROUS TIMES

A regional conference hosted by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8, 2017 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice,
524 West 59th St., Manhattan

Journalists today face more challenges than ever before. Covering the war on terror, piercing restricted access, ferreting out fake news, navigating anti-press sentiment and working with fewer resources are challenges even for the best of us. Join the conversation at the 2017 SPJ Regional Conference and take away tools you can use on all platforms.

Students, journalists and SPJ friends can take advantage of early-bird rates for Practicing Journalism in Dangerous Times now through March 24. In-person registration starts at noon on Friday, April 7.

SESSION HIGHLIGHT:

The conference kicks off on Friday at 1 p.m. with a plenary session presented by photojournalists Richard Drew and David Handschuh whose coverage of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 touched the world. Drew’s photo for the Associated Press of a man falling to his death from the burning Trade Center continues to stir ethical debates.  Handschuh was buried in rubble and seriously injured on the scene. Hear them discuss their work and how the trauma impacted their careers and their lives.

Concurrent sessions continue through 5 p.m. on Friday, and from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Registration includes an opening reception Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and the SPJ Mark of Excellence awards luncheon on Saturday at noon.

HEAR FROM EXPERTS ON THESE TOPICS AND MORE:

  • Covering the LGBTQ community
  • Storytelling in the multimedia age
  • The journalist as protester
  • Investigative reporting in the health care field
  • Ethics in today’s uncertain times
  • Fashion and beauty reporting in NYC
  • Tackling the real-estate beat in NYC
  • Journalist to author: How to make the transition
  • Newsroom to classroom: Reinventing yourself
  • The latest in Google tools.

Register at the site here and Stay tuned for more info!

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