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September 30th, 2023 • 2023: Las Vegas
Creating that change: Student journalists and faculty debate diversity on college campuses

Lively discussions focused on diversity in campus media organizations — specifically at predominately white institutions —filled the room at the “Campus Media Diversity: How to Make Coverage and Staffing More Inclusive” panel Saturday at the Society of Professional Journalists conference. Panel moderators Gary Westick, the business, race and culture editor at The Tennessean, Sandra Jones, WTOP-FM news anchor and reporter, and University of Utah professor Marcie Young Cancio, encouraged students and professors from universities across the country to share their thoughts about how to foster diversity in their campus newsrooms.

September 29th, 2023 • 2023: Las Vegas
Former NPR reporter discusses the impact of conflict reporting on journalists’ mental health

Whether it's covering war zones, natural disasters or mass shootings, a journalist’s mental health is impacted heavily—even if they do not realize it right away.

September 29th, 2023 • 2023: Las Vegas
Panelists share tips on covering crime, courts

Covering crime and courts is one of the most important beats, yet it can be difficult to navigate. Journalists on this beat are on the frontlines of tragedies, like mass shootings, and shed light on systems failing kids or prisoners.

September 28th, 2023 • 2023: Las Vegas
SPJ takes Las Vegas: What to expect at this year’s convention

As journalists from all over the country convene in the heart of Las Vegas for this year’s Society of Professional Journalists convention, the proceedings might feel a little different from previous years. This year’s convention will feel more intimate, according to SPJ interim Executive Director Jennifer Royer.