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October 10th, 2023 • 2023: Las Vegas
Are Walter Payton Award Winners Breaking the Law?

Looking at the IRS and public records of the foundation, he noticed the incredibly low amount of money going to charity, with the rest going to operating costs. 

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
Journalists Discuss How to Bridge the Political Divide

Distrust of the media has been increasing for the last 50 years.

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 30th, 2023 • 2023: Las Vegas
Young journalists meet peers at speed networking event

“We’re all developing in our careers at different rates. You never know when someone you meet here might progress to someplace you want to be."

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
Fight over slain journalist’s sources could set precedent nationwide

After seizing German’s devices, Metro and the district attorney’s office wanted to search them for evidence in the case against Telles. Both assured the Review-Journal from the beginning that the sources would never be shared, but they backtracked on that position as the case progressed.

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 29th, 2023 • 2023: Las Vegas
A robot wrote my article: Artificial intelligence in the newsroom and classroom

When fed bullet points of key facts, AI has the power to write a complete news story, although small details are often wrong and sentences are brimming with clichés. 

September 29th, 2023 • 2023: Las Vegas
Gio Benitez offers an inspiring start to SPJ 2023 

"If they’re watching, I just want them to smile, and maybe that will turn around their day.”

September 28th, 2023 • 2023: Las Vegas
Pulitzer Prize winner Dana Priest flattered to be named SPJ 2023 Fellow of the Society

Dana Priest is an investigative reporter for the Washington Post with a specialization in national security, United States intelligence agencies and military operations. She has won two Pulitzer Prizes for her work.  “I keep gravitating towards the hardest things to write about,” Priest said.