October 29th, 2022 • 2022: Washington D.C.
Reporter speaks on combating journalistic repression
Whether it is due to restrictive reporting laws abroad, publications based in news deserts or lack of funding, press freedoms are now threatened in more ways than one. Jessica Jerreat knows this first-hand. Working as a press freedom editor for Voices of America [VOA], Jerreat shed light on the realities of censorship and attacks that can happen to reporters covering stories around the world.
October 28th, 2022 • 2022: Washington D.C.
‘We need to show up’: Journalists Woodward and Bernstein talk 50th anniversary of Watergate, reporting techniques and Trump in MediaFest keynote presentation
“We need to show up … We are not showing up enough..”
October 28th, 2022 • 2021: Virtual
Talking Trauma: Journalists discuss the stress of reporting
When journalist Naseem Miller covered the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando back in 2016, there wasn’t much conversation surrounding how journalists cover traumatic events. Now journalists are having open conversations about how to sensitively cover traumatic events, while also taking care of themselves.
After years working as a first responder, Chris Post has taken on the role of “second first responder” in his job as a photojournalist at the Associated Press. Post, executive director and safety advisor of the International Media Support Group, calls journalists “second first responders” in society.
Countless journalists believe empathy is crucial to the work of reporters. The lingering question is how? How can we show empathy and professionalism while connecting with people on the worst day of their lives? Seasoned reporters weigh in.
[Please note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that Haisten Willis received 371 votes in the race for At-Large Director. This has been corrected to the actual total of 171 votes. The EIJ News regrets the error.] Today was election day for the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) in San Antonio, TX.
Convergence was once a new concept in journalism. Now, everything is being done together. It’s not uncommon for a print reporter to shoot video, a radio reporter to take photos or a television photographer to go on there air. Maria Mendoza, a multimedia storyteller and social media producer, works on getting experience in all areas of journalism.
San Antonio Skye Ray @theskyeray As journalists, you never know how your day will go. One day you are covering a celebration, and the next, you’re covering a traumatic event that could have a lasting effect on your life.
The largest organization for Hispanic journalists in the nation took a controversial action by rejecting a sponsorship from FOX News.
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.
September 5th, 2019 • 2019: San Antonio
Reporter Boyd Huppert Shares Tips For Better Storytelling
Boyd Huppert’s session on storytelling didn’t start until 9 a.m. but when he came down an hour early to prepare, a group of students from the University of Missouri were already in their seats. “They got here before I did,” Huppert laughed.
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.
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.
It’s not breaking news to say that the journalism industry is changing. The print industry in particular is seeing an increase in layoffs as a result of these transitions. At least 36% of the largest newspapers across the United States – as well as at least 23% of the highest-traffic digital-native news outlets – experienced layoffs between January 2017 and April 2018, according to a PEW Research study.
Despite the festive celebration, Shepard gave a thoughtful, thorough and sobering view on journalism's past and future. The room of distinguished journalists listened closely; if not for Shepard's voice, one could hear a pin drop. It would be a disservice to the journalism community to let Shepard's words remain within the confines of platinum 2 banquet hall of the Anaheim Marriott. Read them here.
Podcast: Reporting on climate is just as much of an art as it is a science. Telling the human side of climate change and keeping track of the facts go hand in hand.
Podcast: Since the tragedy at Charlottesville this summer, terms like the "alt-right" and "white nationalists" are becoming more prevalent than ever. The growth of these hate groups comes with the need for more solid and accurate reporting.
September 8th, 2017 • 2017: Anaheim
CNBC Hosts Business Reporting Workshop to Recruit at #EIJ17
CNBC is on a recruitment mission at the Excellence in Journalism Conference. The cable business news channel hosted a reporting workshop looking for potential hires.
September 8th, 2017 • 2017: Anaheim
Do’s and Don’ts for covering news in a dangerous situation
Whether you are covering a forest fire, a protest, a hurricane, or an earthquake, reporters can find themselves in dangerous situations. It’s a reality news crews, or journalists alone on assignment could face on assignment, and was the focus of a session Friday ““News Safety and Stress for Journalists: An Open Discussion” at the Excellence at Journalism Conference 2017 in Anaheim, California.
Take a virtual tour of the J-Expo at EIJ 17. Organizations included in this interactive 360 Story Spheres video include at Bloomberg, CBS, NBC, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, RIAS Berlin, SAGA AFTRA and Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.