Jun. 19, 2008  

Register Early for SPJ’s 2008 Conference in Atlanta

The 2008 SPJ Convention & National Journalism Conference, which takes place Sept. 4-7 in Atlanta, is your chance to meet and connect with reporters, editors, freelancers and educators from across the world for three days of excitement. You’ll participate in hands-on training sessions that will explore topics and issues relevant to the journalism industry. Between professional development sessions, take part in networking opportunities and visit with exhibitors and recruiters who could be holding the key to your next gig!

As an attendee at the 2008 SPJ Convention & National Journalism Conference, you will receive training in:

  • Becoming more skilled and efficient on the Web
  • Criteria for telling effective TV stories
  • Do’s & Don’ts covering severe weather
  • Changing focus to international news
  • New Freedom of Information Amendments
  • Telling historic stories in a multimedia world
  • Avoiding copyright violations on the Internet
  • 20 Tips your editor won’t tell you about finding great stories
  • Redefining journalism in the technology age
  • Making politics matter
  • Mastering the blog

The above training sessions will be taught by some of the biggest names in the industry, including Sree Sreenivasan, professor and dean of students at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism; Brett Blackledge, 2007 Pulitzer Prize winner for Investigative Journalism; Charlayne Hunter-Gault, foreign correspondent for NPR; Martin Fletcher, NBC News Correspondent, and many more!

For a complete list of speakers and programs, which are updated every day, visit http://spj.org/c-training.asp

Have we captivated your interest yet? If so, register now! A discounted hotel rate is available for Convention attendees, but you must sign up now to secure your spot in SPJ’s room block!

Early registration ends July 28. Register online at https://www.spj.org/c-register.asp, or call Linda Hall at 317-927-8000 ext. 203

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