SPJ 21 Journalism Conference • Sept. 2-4, 2021



#COVID-19


September 2nd, 2021 • 2021: Virtual
A pandemic timeline of Arizona and the Navajo Nation

Click here for a timeline of COVID-19 developments and the responses by Gov. Doug Ducey, Arizona health officials and Navajo leaders.  


September 1st, 2021 • 2021: Virtual
Covid-19 Surge Costs New Orleans Million of Dollars

EDITORS NOTE: #SPJNews21 students were assigned advance stories before the conference began. Many assignments were completed before much of Louisiana was shut down by Hurricane Ida.   Louisiana’s rise in COVID cases has created a domino effect because events that werepostponed to this fall are being canceled again.


September 1st, 2021 • 2021: Virtual
‘Unfair and unequal:’ Developing countries in Asia compare COVID-19 vaccine accessibility to USA

Iowa let 81,000 COVID-19 vaccines go to waste. Alabama threw 65,000 doses away. And Georgia destroyed over 110,000 vaccines. India — despite being a hub for vaccine manufacturers — has faced vaccine shortages. And in Thailand, residents beg their government to import them.


September 1st, 2021 • 2021: Virtual
Students at Loyola University Anxious About Return to Classes

  EDITORS NOTE: SPJNews students were assigned advance stories before the conference began. Many were completed before much of Louisiana was shut down by Hurricane Ida.   Spring 2020 introduced a new form of learning for many students across the country: online learning.  



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