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September 4th, 2021 • 2021: Virtual
Data Journalism is Not Just About Numbers

“One of the great things about data journalism is that you can use that skillset to make your story not just anecdotal, but analytical."

September 29th, 2018 • 2018: Baltimore
EIJ 2018 By the Numbers

As the 2018 Excellence in Journalism News conference winds down here in Baltimore, attendees are beginning their journeys home. Over 1,100 people attended this year’s conference. Of these attendees 73% were professionals, 22% were students, and 2% were retirees. Some traveled further than others to get here.

September 29th, 2018 • 2018: Baltimore
Distrust in Media: Searching for Solutions

    President Trump and the news media have something in common: low approval ratings. The latest Gallup poll has the presidents average approval rating at 40%, just below the news media’s 41%. At this weeks Excellence in Journalism News conference, EIJ News reporter Adam Hushin talked with attendees about what the news media needs to do to regain Americans trust.

September 10th, 2017 • 2017: Anaheim
Q&A: Data Journalism For Newbies

Pam Baker is a freelance journalist on the big data beat. She contributes to PC Magazine and a variety of tech media outlets. Her session at EIJ 2017 focused on rapid response protocol in news rooms when dealing with continuously flowing data to find relevant background and contextual information. Baker shared her knowledge for aspiring data journalists looking to get into the field.

September 20th, 2015 • 2015: Orlando
Why web coding is for you-even if you don’t realize it yet

ProPublica news app developer Lena Groeger discusses how journalists can begin to learn about data reporting and web coding.

September 20th, 2015 • 2015: Orlando
Mapping the attendees

In an effort to show the geographic diversity of the Excellence in Journalism 2015 conference, we mapped the home cities of 1,311 attendees. According to SPJ Director of Education Scott Leadingham, the data does not include on-site registrations. Click on individual data points to view the city name, and zoom out to view attendees from outside the continental United States.