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September 6th, 2014 • 2014: Nashville
'The Dirty Dozen': Top Apps for Journos

Attendees headed to the App Store Saturday afternoon to pick up apps highlighted for their usefulness to journalists by Kevin Smith and Doug Haddix. Smith and Haddix, both from the Kiplinger Program, ran down the top tools they chose to represent different tasks in the reporting process.

September 6th, 2014 • 2014: Nashville
File your FOIA in Five Easy Steps

Saturday morning held a solution to one of a reporter’s most common problems – filing a FOIA request. Gregg Leslie, a representative with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, explained to attendees of the “Simplifying FOIA” session how to utilize iFOIA, an online tool for filing and organizing requests.

September 5th, 2014 • 2014: Nashville
Roundup: Honoring a Lifetime of Excellence in Journalism

From ESPN to NBC to SNL, two creative forces behind some of the nation’s most-watched programming were recognized Friday for their achievements in journalism. Harvey Nagler, longtime Vice President for CBS Radio News, received the John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes an individual for contributions to the journalism profession and freedom of the press.

September 5th, 2014 • 2014: Nashville
EIJ Celebrates Student Journalists

Though it’s no longer a swanky luncheon to celebrate the Society of Professional Journalist’s student awards, the conference still puts on a show for its younger participants. The annual student union handed out five individual awards recognizing the campus chapter of the year, campus advisers, students, teachers and graduates.

September 5th, 2014 • 2014: Nashville
Kara Swisher Discusses Pros of Doing What You Love

The successful future journalist is someone who rarely sleeps, is not afraid to fail, probably does not work for a traditional news organization but is having a heck of a good time doing it. That is what Super Session speaker Kara Swisher, the co-CEO of Revere Digital and co-founder of technology news and analysis site Re/Code, told attendees at the Excellence in Journalism Conference.

September 5th, 2014 • 2014: Nashville
Cracking the code: SPJ Code of Ethics gets an update

  The SPJ Code of Ethics is a cornerstone of the organization, and after the Excellence in Journalism conference, it will most likely be getting an update. SPJ delegates will vote Saturday afternoon on the final draft of the revised Code of Ethics.