Sep. 20, 2012  

EIJ 2012: SPJ Excellence in Journalism In Our Backyard!

The journalism elite have descended on Fort Lauderdale for the Radio Television Digital News Association and Society of Professional Journalists’ Excellence in Journalism 2012 national convention at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa.

SPJ Excellence in Journalism 2012

Pre-convention workshops, breakout sessions and the Opening Business session began today and the convention will be in full-swing Friday morning. Full the complete convention schedule.

>> Virtual Help Desk: Need a recommendation from a local? The South Florida SPJ chapter is here to help! Tweet your questions to @SPJSoFla and use the hashtag #EIJ12.

<< Make the most out of your stay: Here are some ideas of what to do while you’re in town from the locals at SPJ South Florida.

Las Olas Blvd and A1A Beach{Photo by SPJ SoFla Treasurer Brandon Ballenger, via Photosynth}

Look Out For SPJ South Florida-sponsored Events…

Ethics Hold'emEthics Hold ‘em
Friday, 4 p.m. and Saturday, 1 p.m.
Gamble your ethics away, and learn something while you’re at it. Ethics Hold ’em is the journalistic twist on the seven-card game that has led many astray. It works a lot like regular Texas Hold ’em, except the cards are laced with the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics, each card listing a different rule. Find a pair, win some chips. Spot a pair, win some chips. Through paying attention to the ethics and discussing them throughout the game, Ethics Hold ‘em has become a proven educational, and risky, way to promote journalistic ethics. The winner of each game will receive at $25 Amazon giftcard!
>>Games hosted by SPJ national student rep  & SPJ SoFla student board member @GideonGrudo

#GenjGENJ & SPJ South Florida Night Out
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Meet in Hotel lobby at 5:45 p.m., will head out at 6 p.m. We will be walking to local spots around the hotel, including: Dos Caminos  | Bahia Cabana | The Oasis  | Coconuts | Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
>>Follow #GenJ and @SPJGenerationJ on Twitter for the latest updates on where we are and what’s happening at #EIJ12

Don’t Forget to Vote!

SPJ VoteThanks to the new “One Member, One Vote” bylaw, every member of the Society Professional Journalists will be allowed to vote for national and regional officers — whether you are attending the convention or not. There are two competitive races for national board seats: At-Large Director (two-year position) and Student Representative (two positions, elected every year). Learn more about the election and meet all the candidates at Vote SPJ.

>>Vote between Thursday (9/20) at 2 p.m. and Saturday (9/22) at 3:30 p.m. by checking your email and voting electronically

Ways To Get Involved…

— Download the EIJ12 mobile app: iOS | Android | Blackberry
— #EIJ12 on Twitter
@SPJSoFla on Twitter
@SPJ_Tweets on Twitter
@SPJGenerationJ on Twitter
— Instagram Contest: EIJ12 Through your Lens: Upload your Instagram photos with the hashtag #EIJ12 between Thursday at 8 a.m. and Saturday at midnight. The photo with the most likes will enjoy #EIJ13 on us!

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