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



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September 4th, 2021 • 2021: Virtual
Special Citations for Los Angeles Times and Kansas City Star

“In the past, coverage was either nonexistent or offensive and inaccurate. If you were a black Kansas Citian in 1950, you couldn’t even have your obituary in the Kansas City Star. You couldn’t get respect even in death.”


September 3rd, 2021 • 2021: Virtual
“We’ve got to do the work”: Newsroom leaders aim to amplify and diversify voices in editorial pages

Newsroom leaders at a range of U.S. publications said including diverse voices in their editorial pages remains a work in progress and stressed their commitment to continue "doing the work."


September 8th, 2017 • 2017: Anaheim
LA Times reporters offer advice in investigative process

In publishing a series of investigative reports on a University of Southern California dean that brought his school reputation and revenue, five LA Times did what the university and Los Angeles Police Department failed to do — publicly acknowledge the dean's secret double life involving prostitutes and drugs.



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