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September 19th, 2015 • 2015: Orlando
Six takeaways from incoming SPJ president Paul Fletcher

September 18th, 2015 • 2015: Orlando
Do’s and don’ts of comment sections

Marie Shanahan remembers the day with perfect clarity. It was June 20, 2008, in Hartford, Connecticut. Community activists, the city mayor and state representatives protested unmoderated anonymous comment sections outside the Hartford Courant newsroom. “That’s when I realized there is a serious problem here and we have to do something about it,” said Shanahan, who was a senior online producer at the time with the Courant.

September 18th, 2015 • 2015: Orlando
A guide to the professional headshot; Expo booth offers free photos

Selfies are overrated, says Grace Solorzano. The Telemundo Miami producer took her place on the orange tape in front of the camera Friday morning. Toes to the right, shoulders to the left, nose to the camera. Continue reading

September 18th, 2015 • 2015: Orlando
Exotic cuisine, fireworks help jumpstart Excellence in Journalism 2015

The liquid nitro chocolate-almond truffle with whiskey caramel stole the show Thursday night. About 1,500 journalists from around the country were invited to a sneak peak of the 20th annual Food & Wine Festival at Disney World’s Epcot International park to kick off the Excellence in Journalism conference in Orlando.