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September 21st, 2016 • 2016: New Orleans
Living the "High" Life in the Big Easy

“You want to buy some weed?” John, 42, quietly asked me as he walked by. He was careful not to speak too clearly. If someone wasn’t interested, it could be blown it off as a misheard mumble. If they were interested, they would know exactly what John was offering.

September 20th, 2016 • 2016: New Orleans
A**holes in the News Room: Did You Study for the Test?

It turns out I’m an a**hole. This revelation was less than shocking for me. Up until the time I took the “Are you an A**hole?” test during Kevin Benz’s “No more A**holes in the Newsroom” session, I only had my suspicions.

September 18th, 2016 • 2016: New Orleans
Covering Mass Murders: Doing More Good Than Harm

(see related video clips) Tom Teves’ Hawaiian vacation turned into a nightmare when his son’s girlfriend called him on July 20, 2012. “Amanda, calm down,” he said. “Where is Alex?” She didn’t know. She was dragged out of the movie theater when the shooting started (there is a reason we are not using the shooter’s name here).

September 18th, 2016 • 2016: New Orleans
Using the EIJ16 App

If the Excellence in Journalism Conference had a survival bag, it would be the EIJ16 App. The app is packed with resources including a conference schedule, a list of speakers, and an interactive map. It is available for iOS, Android and HTML users.