September 8th, 2019 • 2019: San Antonio
Duty calls: Journalists cancel EIJ trip to cover Hurricane Dorian
Hurricane Dorian punished the Bahamas before barrelling towards Florida and the Carolinas. The timing of the hurricane coincided with the Excellence in Journalism conference. Reporters that were ready for three days of learning and networking, canceled their plans to provide up-to-date coverage of the storm.
The Society of Professional Journalist’s Caroline Escobar, a certified yoga instructor brought relaxation to the EIJ experience Saturday morning. Escobar found a passion for yoga after experiencing a crossfit injury. After getting her certification she has been teaching, and for the second year she has conducted a yoga session to at EIJ.
September 6th, 2019 • 2019: San Antonio
Student influencer works to shift into a journalism career
Samara Perez, a senior at Texas Southern University, is trying to use her influencer status to enter the journalism industry — while emphasizing journalism’s code of conduct. Professional journalists have felt challenged because they feel that influencers aren’t held to the higher standards of the industry.