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October 3rd, 2023 • 2023: Las Vegas
‘Giving people a live mic is not a requirement’ – 2023 SPJ Fellow of the Society Soledad O’Brien

“Sometimes, I think people make honest mistakes but more often today, there's lots of very intentional inaccuracies. I think there's misinformation. I think there's disinformation.”

September 30th, 2023 • 2023: Las Vegas
The art of storytelling: Tangible tips for narrative nonfiction

Listening to a zoning meeting on mailbox size restrictions, she found an elderly man disappointed that he could not use the oversized owl mailbox his grandson made for him. A seemingly drab zoning story shimmered after inserting the human element about a grandfather’s love for his family.

September 30th, 2023 • 2023: Las Vegas
Journalists Learn How to Handle Ethical Dilemmas

Disclosing a reporter’s passions, motives and inspirations for writing can increase transparency with the public and prevent consumers from thinking a reporter is “trying to cover it up.”

September 29th, 2023 • 2023: Las Vegas
Charting a Course: How Treasurer Candidates Plan to Navigate Financial Challenges

“As a working journalist, you were joining to support the first amendment to support the code of ethics, but that runs up against the money at some point.”

September 29th, 2023 • 2023: Las Vegas
Learning to Care for an Aging Population

Yarbough started caring for her mother after she started having severe medical complications and could no longer live alone. The full-time journalist struggled with the everyday riggers of caring for her aging mother, from dealing with medical care, mobility and other errands. 

September 28th, 2023 • 2023: Las Vegas
SPJ President Claire Regan Reflects On Her Career

“There are a lot of women in newsrooms [now], but they tend to be reporters and not newsroom leaders, so we have to work on that.”