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September 6th, 2014 • 2014: Nashville
Exceptional Service: It’s Not Just Journalism

Let’s have a conversation about race. Journalist Michele Norris will be there to listen. At least, she was during a panel at the Society of Professional Journalists’ Excellence in Journalism Conference to discuss her initiative, The Race Card Project. It’s all about point of view, she said.

September 5th, 2014 • 2013: Anaheim
Asking the Right Questions: Thinking Critically on the Fly

With vast amounts of information at your fingertips online, getting the facts right should be an easy task, right? Al Tompkins, senior faculty for broadcast and online at Poynter Institute, doesn’t think so. To make his point, Tompkins gave a room full of journalists the unique privilege to “shoot the bird” for 1.5 seconds during a professional conference, testing previous headlines about a basketball player who allegedly flipped the bird during a game.

September 5th, 2014 • 2013: Anaheim
15 Career Tips on the Go

Have to run to that next interview and don’t have too much time to prepare? Check out these quick tips from Multimedia Journalist Claudia Amezcua. 1. Show interest and intent right off the bat whether it’s a quick line on your resume or email.

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
Jayson Blair, Ben & Jerry's and Manti Te'o: Plagiarism in the Digital Age

Jayson Bair is famous in the journalism world for all the wrong reasons after committing the most frowned upon crime of the profession. And it happened before the social media-age and the explosion of online. With the vast amount of article and media consumption that comes with the worldwide web, instances of plagiarism and copy write issues continue to rise.

September 4th, 2014 • 2014: Nashville
Gaylord Opryland Hotel History

Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center is one of the largest hotel in the world and the  largest non-casino hotel in the United States. It’s also the former home of the Grand Ole Opry.  The current Grand Ole Opry is next door, which is known as a home base for jump-starting the careers of dozens of country superstars.