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September 4th, 2021 • 2021: Virtual
Hey journalists, want to protect yourself from online trolls? Follow these 3 tips.

The Society of Professional Journalists Ethics Committee was once trolled at an SPJ conference. That's right! No one is safe from trolls, not even SPJ. But there are things you -- a journalist -- can do to defend yourself from these unscrupulous online attackers. You can start by reading this article. You welcome.

September 3rd, 2021 • 2021: Virtual
Oregon TV news producer: Newsrooms must prioritize trauma coping mechanism for journalists

Carla Judah, a news producer at Oregon’s KOIN-TV, watched a video clip that changed her life. Now, she's advocating for the destigmatization of mental health in newsrooms and urging management to do more to help journalists develop healthy coping mechanisms to traumatic events.

September 29th, 2018 • 2018: Baltimore
Rethinking news coverage of mass shootings

Headline after headline, the news coverage of mass shootings – and a larger gun violence problem – challenge the media on their journalistic approach on reporting a problem that has already claimed the lives of more than 10,000 individuals this year.

October 15th, 2017 • 2017: Anaheim
Legendary reporter gives special toast and glimpse into tradition

Excellence in Journalism ’17 may be over, but there is one night that a couple of dozen journalists are treasuring, after being treated to history, culture and poetry from a legendary newsman. Retired TV reporter Rigo Chacon gave a memorable toast before this crowd, as he strolled down memory lane.

September 18th, 2015 • 2015: Orlando
Eagerness, expectations for Excellence in Journalism 2015