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 Kara Swisher and Dick Ebersol attracted about 300 people each, while 40-50 attended most of the workshops on average.
CNN Newsource spoiled journalists with a big Opening Night Reception at the Wildhorse Saloon.
160 journalists attended the President’s Installation Banquet Saturday night, according to conference organizers.
The Society of Professional Journalists raised more than $9,000 at its Legal Defense Fund Silent and Live Auctions, which “financially supports journalists waging legal battles to defend the freedom of speech and the press.”
The new code of ethics was one of the most retweeted topics of the conference, and the event website, ExcellenceinJournalism.org, was viewed 87,000 times (as of this writing).
Chances are you had an excellent time in Nashville – we hope to see you on September 18-20 in Orlando, Florida for Excellence in Journalism 2015.