September 9th, 2017 • 2017: Anaheim
Press freedom advocates encourage media professionals to support New Voices legislation
Student journalists are more vulnerable than ever before, and it's time for professional media to step in and help, student press freedom advocates said during their Excellence in Journalism session Friday afternoon. In an effort to give more authority to student media, the nationwide New Voices campaign is going state by state to help introduce anti-censorship legislation that will grant extra protections to student journalists.
September 8th, 2017 • 2017: Anaheim
Want better coverage? Learn how to listen to audiences more effectively
There are more effective ways for journalists to use social media, especially when it comes to listening and interacting with audiences. The technology to improve our social media ways is out there — it’s just a matter of knowing what it is and how to use it, said Banjo‘s director of media innovation Victor Hernandez during a breakout session on Thursday.
September 7th, 2017 • 2017: Anaheim
A Guide to Covering Violence in Indian Country
Four out of five Native Americans have experienced violence in their lifetimes, according to the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). That’s why members of the Native American Journalists Association wanted to bring attention to domestic violence and sexual assault in tribal communities.